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Interracial marriage at record in US

WASHINGTON - Interracial marriages in the U.S. have climbed to 4.8 million - a record 1 in 12 - as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses. Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.

February 19, 2012 | By Hope Yen Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Planting tips offered for Arbor Day

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Georgia Arbor Day is Friday. Everyone grab a shovel and get ready to plant a tree.

February 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two finish basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryanna W. Grant recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

February 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Remembering a special jacket

In the past few days, I have seen six classmates I graduated with in 1965 from Ludowici High School. It always is good to see old friends and classmates and catch up on each other's lives.

February 14, 2012 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


More than 1,000 cigarette butts picked up

Eight members of the Long County Family Connection Partnership Youth Advisory Council and two basketball players picked up more than 1,400 cigarette butts from the Long County Recreation Park during the recent "Cigarette Butt Pick-Up/Pick-Up Game with the Savannah Storm" event.

February 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Artist, author showcase work here

The Hinesville Area Arts Council sponsored a dual reception Thursday evening for local artist Benjamin F. Turner Jr. and local author and senior pastor of Hinesville First United Methodist Church, Dr. Richard Wright.

February 13, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Lifestyle


Social niceties vary by location

With Valentine's Day approaching next week and the stores full of hearts, flowers and cupid's bows, my mind turns toward kissing.

February 12, 2012 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Information line gets its own day

Saturday is national 211 Day, a nationwide program that connects callers to critical human services within their communities. 211 is the number to call in the Coastal Empire community to find or get help.

February 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


BoE chairwoman to be recognized

Liberty County Board of Education Chairwoman Lily Baker will be recognized Thursday for her business contributions during the Georgia Summit of African-American Business Organizations in Atlanta.

February 08, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Seniors enjoy life, bond at center

Loneliness. It's the No. 1 issue senior adults struggle with, according to Liberty County Senior Activity Center site manager Chrislene Taylor.

February 08, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Airman finishes basic training

Air Force Airman Eirpricia D. Turner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

February 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


New Miss Long County High School crowned

Regina Fields claimed the crown at the 2012 Miss Long County High School pageant Jan. 26 at the LCHS cafeteria.

February 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Reception to honor artist, spiritual author

With the stroke of a brush, Hinesville artist Benjamin F. Turner Jr. immortalizes Coastal Georgia's panoramas on large, colorful canvases for eyes to feast on for generations to come.

February 07, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Spring weather expeccted to stay

Though the start of spring is still more than a month away, the spring-like conditions that have sprung in the area may be here to stay.

February 06, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Lifestyle


Lockheed Martin donates foot to shelter

Lockheed Martin employees donated approximately 250 pounds of nonperishable food to the Tri-County Protective Agency on Feb. 1. Lockheed Martin, a Fort Stewart contractor, annually donates canned goods to a community organization in need. This is the fourth year the company has conducted a food drive.

February 06, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Thanksgiving brings cornucopia of memories

The fourth Thursday in November is observed as Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Ever since 52 pilgrims got together with their 50 Indian friends in November 1621 and decided to have a large, three-day feast to celebrate and give thanks to God for helping them pull through the rough winter in the new land, Americans have been getting together with their families and feasting.

November 25, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


County workees raise $13K for United Way

The Liberty County Commission recently announced that in October, county employees raised $13,641 for the United Way. The total exceeds last year's donations by 13 percent and sets a new record of giving by county-government employees. Workers from 18 departments contributed to the campaign.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Memorial walk gets $5,000 donation

Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association National President James McCartney presented a check for $5,000 at the Veterans Salute on Nov. 1 in Bryant Commons to George Holtzman of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee and Hinesville Mayor James Thomas.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


HS senior dancing with Atlanta Ballet

Kristen Marshal has lived in Richmond Hill for almost her entire life. She has grown up in the Richmond Hill school system. But for her last year of high school, Marshal decided to do her schooling online so she could move to Atlanta.

November 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Lifestyle


Georgia mountains are real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


RH Rotary hears Hunter's history

At the Nov. 13 weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, Bill Cathcart gave members a glimpse into the history of the life of pilot Frank "Monk" O'Driscoll Hunter and Hunter Army Airfield.

November 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'Dumb...' has some laughs; little else

It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.

November 21, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Four complete basic training

Four people with ties to Liberty and Long counties have completed basic military training:

November 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Veterans honored in Long County

More than 100 veterans and active-duty military personnel were honored by Long County High School on Tuesday during the annual Veteran's Day Ceremony.

November 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Interstellar' is another Nolan classic

Ever since he grabbed the public's attention with the Oscar-nominated "Memento" in 2000, director Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the 21st century.

November 14, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Pink Panther fundraiser at school

Liberty County High School held its fourth annual Pink Panther Day for breast-cancer awareness Oct. 30. This event is sponsored by Family Career and Community Leaders of America. This year, Pink Panther Day was held in honor of Kim Brown, an LCHS teacher who is battling breast cancer. This year's shirt was designed in honor of Brown and had her favorite quote, "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have," on the back with her initials. FCCLA members sold 267 shirts, almost double what they sold last year. Proceeds totaling $850 ...

November 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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