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Day care, pre-school slots available

Registration is underway for children selected through a lottery to attend a state-funded pre-K program at one of the two Fort Stewart Child Development Centers.

August 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Model Army exhibit connects soldiers, art

The Art of War may have ancient Chinese roots, but a new Hinesville Area Arts Council exhibit shows that some today see war strategy and depictions as a craft.

August 07, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Fig trees are commonplace, valuable to this area

The first time I heard of figs was in church. Adam and Eve sewed fig leaves together for garments after they ate fruit from the forbidden tree. The word fig appears in the Bible 50 times.

August 06, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


‘Trashy’ Americans need to know benefits of recycling

We Americans are pretty trashy. No, I am not talking about the Hollywood celebrities who represent us so well on the global scene - although many of them are pretty trashy, too. We Americans generate a lot of garbage. Although we only represent 5 percent of the world's population, we generate more than 30 percent of the world's garbage, according to the National Recycling Coalition. Their estimates range from 4 pounds to a whopping 7 1/2 pounds of trash generated per person per day in our country. Trash is produced at an alarming rate of 1,609 pounds ...

August 06, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


‘Flowers of War’ is a harrowing drama

What part did Christian Bale play just before returning to the cape and cowl in "The Dark Knight Rises?"

August 03, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film critic | Lifestyle


Fall visual arts classes, workshops set

Savannah's Place for Art, Culture and Education is registering students for its fall visual arts classes and workshops. Day and evening sessions are offered for children, teens and adults of all skill levels. Sessions run Sept. 17-Oct. 27 and Oct. 19-Dec. 14. Both sessions will be at the Department of Cultural Affairs S.P.A.C.E. studios at 9 W. Henry St.

August 02, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of Aug. 1-7

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Relationships continue to thrive, but watch for any telltale signs of potential problems. Take needed action now to set things straight before they become troublesome later.

August 02, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Rowling webcast to promote new club

NEW YORK - J.K. Rowling's next book is for adults, but she will be on hand this fall to help promote a new club for kids, the Harry Potter Reading Club.

August 01, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

Dee Parker recently took a copy of the Coastal Courier on her trip to Sedona, Ariz.

July 31, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Birthday party held for former superintendent

During last weekend's 50th reunion of the Bradwell Institute Class of 1962, members of the class and others held a birthday party July 21 for former Superintendent of Schools Ed Edwards.

July 31, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Odd news from around the country

More than 1,000 turtles slowly escape captivity: SUMMERVILLE - More than 1,000 turtles made a slow-speed escape from their turtle farm in northwest Georgia.

July 31, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Katherine Jackson back home

LOS ANGELES - Katherine Jackson is apparently back home, reuniting with Michael Jackson's children after a judge temporarily took away her guardianship because of her dayslong absence from them.

July 30, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Time running out to enter kids’ recycling contests

Only a few days remain before the July 31 deadline of VIP's summer recycling contest for kids.

July 30, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Nolan’s Batman saga ends strong

I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge the senseless tragedy of the shooting at the Aurora, Colo., theater last week. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.

July 27, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film critic | Lifestyle


Pit-bull issue elicits strong emotions

A proposed ordinance to ban pit bulls in Hinesville was among 38 issues considered by city leaders during their recent planning workshop, but it quickly was shot down by all five council members, Mayor Jim Thomas and other city officials.

July 27, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Lifestyle


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What Dr. Fraser said about stress still resonates

A wise man, Dr. Whit Fraser, once addressed teachers and parapros during a workshop developmental class in 1981 at Hinesville Middle School.

August 11, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Armstrong's nod to liberal arts starting

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University has announced the schedule for the 2014-15 Moveable Feast lecture and performance series, presented by the university's College of Liberal Arts in historic venues throughout Savannah. All events are free and open to the public.

August 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Beatty completes first film since 2001

HOLLYWOOD - Warren Beatty has completed filming his first movie since 2001.

August 09, 2014 | By Tony Rizzo King Features Syndicate | Lifestyle


‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sends summer out on a high note

On the surface, "Guardians of the Galaxy," now in theaters, seems like a parody of the Marvel movie universe, but it actually succeeds as a stand-alone effort. For most of its running time, it's at once smart, hilarious, visually spectacular and has heart.

August 09, 2014 | Justin Hall Film Critic | Lifestyle


Grits definitely a Southern thing

There's one food that says "Southern" more than fried chicken, fried okra, sweet tea or a "mess" of greens. That's grits.

August 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Local artist's second exhibit to depict interests, passion

Almost a year ago, Hinesville resident and artist Emily Scott-Graham showed her work for the first time to the Hinesville area at the Hinesville Area Art Council.

August 06, 2014 | by Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Lifestyle


Scavenger hunt to boost Alzheimer's awareness

A massive scavenger hunt soon will wind through the streets of Liberty County to help raise funds for and boost Alzheimer's awareness in the community while providing a day of fun for area families.

August 05, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Lifestyle


Dr. Whit Fraser left mark on region

During 1958-85, almost everyone in Liberty and Long counties knew the name of Dr. Whitman Fraser.

August 04, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


'Lego Movie' is free downtown Friday

"The Lego Movie," rated PG, will be shown free at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Bryant Commons amphitheater, 438 Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

August 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Rise again with help from Jesus

"Jesus answered them, 'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.' But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken." - John 2:19, 21-22

August 04, 2014 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Lifestyle


Jazz in Park on St. Simons

Latin-jazz percussionist Sam Rodriguez of Jacksonville will perform at the next Jazz in the Park concert from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island.

August 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Campy spirit makes 'Hercules' good, dumb fun

"Hercules" is the second attempt this year to make an incarnation of the Greek warrior after "The Legend of Hercules." For me, "Hercules" is like a lot of other characters in literature and mythology, such as Dracula or Robin Hood, that have been subjected to various cinematic interpretations. Everyone from Disney to Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken a stab at it.

August 02, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Top legal-assistant attorney speaks to club

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard from an award-winning legal-assistance attorney during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

August 02, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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