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Food giveaway draws crowd

The Rev. Katrina Deason said she heard from police officers that a couple hundred people had lined up at the crack of dawn Monday to ensure they could get free Thanksgiving baskets from the Manna House.

November 24, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Auction's target to move historic home

Looking to preserve the historical properties and legacy of sites within Liberty County the Liberty Cultural and Historic Association hosted a silent auction Friday night at the old Liberty County jail.

November 24, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Free Thanksgiving meal for soldiers

Single soldiers far from home or families waiting for their deployed soldiers to return can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner free of charge tomorrow from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Vann's Bar and Grill's future location inside the Econo Lodge (formerly Bulls & Beach), off Highway 84. Vann's will remain in its current location behind Goody's department store until Friday.

November 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


This round's for the animals

Area residents stepped up to the karaoke mic, bought raffle tickets and enjoyed libations Friday at Vann's Bar and Grill during the Liberty Humane Shelter's fourth annual Pouring for Paws fundraiser.

November 22, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Clubs provide Thanksgiving meals

Members of Liberty County's social clubs joined forces Thursday evening to ensure 70 underprivileged families will enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.

November 22, 2010 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Sorority fundraiser for March of Dimes

November is Prematurity Awareness Month at the March of Dimes and the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's Chi Pi Zeta Chapter showed their support by hosting a 5K run/walk Nov. 13 beginning and ending at the Liberty County Courthouse.

November 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


November is Homeless Prevention Month

Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier signed a proclamation Nov. 4 before the Hinesville City Council making November Homeless Prevention Month in Hinesville. Homeless Prevention coordinator Daisy Jones, Liberty County United Ministerial Alliance President Rev. Richard Hayes, Kirk Healing Center representative Charli Shearer, KHC board of directors member Barbara Martin and Hinesville Community Development Department director Kenneth Howard attended the signing.

November 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Food drive helps Manna House stock up

Every weekday, those who are hungry can find hot meals at the Manna House in Hinesville.

November 19, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Fourth annual Ricefest draws crowds

There was a steady stream of traffic as folks came out to Riceboro Saturday to celebrate the Gullah/ Geechee Culture and the city of Riceboro's signature event – the 2010 Ricefest.

November 17, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Five retire from post network center

On Sept. 30, five employees of the Fort Stewart Network Enterprise Center marched into retirement.

November 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Teens photos enliven Mills House

Three years ago, Ryan Willet opened a box that changed his life forever.

November 15, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Bring in toys for area tots

Since September, United Way of the Coastal Empire's elves have been working hard collecting Christmas gifts for the tots of Liberty County.

November 15, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Donate gifts for needy children

Hinesville recently kicked off this year's Operation Christmas Child campaign, a project designed to help children in need around the world. First Presbyterian Christian Academy is serving as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with gifts.

November 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


CASA volunteers train on databases

On Oct. 29, Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers from Liberty, Long, Bryan, McIntosh, Evans and Tattnall counties assembled in Hinesville for training on the Court Process Reporting System, a statewide database. The training, held at The Coastal Bank, was conducted by George Li of the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children.

November 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Ceremonies salute veterans

Fresh-faced ROTC cadets carefully escorted elderly veterans across a red carpet, carrying wreaths to place before the nation's flag Thursday, in observance of Veterans Day at the local VFW post in Hinesville. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6602 hosts the solemn ceremony each November on the 11 day at the 11th hour, the moment that marks armistice, the official end of World War I.

November 12, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


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'Winter Soldier' tops 'The Avengers'

You've seen all three "Iron Man" flicks. You checked out "The Avengers" and the second "Thor" movie. Now, it's time to catch up with "the man out of time" in his solo sequel, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." How does this Marvel Studios movie measure up?

April 11, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


High school honors military kids at breakfast

So-called military "brats" learn how to make friends quickly because they never know when they once again might have to say their goodbyes, move to a new town and enroll in a new school. They must carry on with growing up while their active-duty service-member parent or parents are away, focused on protecting the nation's interests. Military children are taught early on to be self-sufficient. During April, the Month of the Military Child, these kids' resiliency and sacrifices are recognized.

April 11, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Monster mash-up

ALL THE FANBOYS and gamer girls will come out to play this weekend, when GnomeCon descends upon Savannah like a beneficent dragon.

April 11, 2014 | Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


'Best breakfast in town' -- yeah, right

The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.

April 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Rain forces concert inside, band still rocks

Third Infantry Division soldiers and their families braved the rain Sunday to crowd into the Newman Fitness Center gymnasium for a free concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. The event was moved indoors due to rain and was delayed an hour, but that didn't keep attendees from waiting for and enjoying the show.

April 09, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Lifestyle


Midnight train to Georgia

ON THEIR WAY TO SAVANNAH IN 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's forces tried to capture the Doctortown train trestle over the Altamaha River in Wayne County, Ga.

April 09, 2014 | Jim Morekis Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


AASU's Godspell opens a musical door

THERE'S A GOOD reason the John-Michael Tebelak/Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell has endured and prospered for more than 40 years. Its Christian theme notwithstanding, it's a story about love and family-building.

April 09, 2014 | Bill DeYoung Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


Club hears about plight of seafarers

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recently welcomed Chaplain Andrew E.V. Krey, executive director of Maritime Bethel at Savannah and pastor at Bible Lutheran Church in Rincon. Krey gave a presentation about the human cost of the economic success of the Port of Savannah.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two students in state pageant

Two students from Diamond Elementary School on Fort Stewart have been selected as finalists for the National American Miss Georgia Pageant.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Families celebrate Easter, spring at egg roll

Spring weather greeted families Saturday during the second annual Easter Egg Roll at Bryant Commons in Hinesville. The event was organized by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and Fort Stewart MWR.

April 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Scouts introduce new district to Rotary

Inductions of new members and a presentation by Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America highlighted Tuesday's Hinesville Rotary Club luncheon at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Flemington.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


ArtsFest set for Saturday

Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.

April 04, 2014 | Special to Courier | Lifestyle


'Divergent' is well-cast, exciting show

Young-adult books remain crazy popular these days, but when it comes time to adapt them into major motion pictures, the results can vary. "Divergent," now in theaters, is based upon the best-selling trilogy from author Veronica Roth. Is it the new "Hunger Games?" Could be.

April 04, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Coffee important to mornings, national security

It's hard to imagine that 240 years ago, American colonists drank tea - not sweet tea, but English tea.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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