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Step back in time to Fort King George

Georgia is a beautiful state with lots of history, much of which was preserved for us by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources through its 60-plus state parks and historic sites. Fort King George Historic Site in Darien was established by the British in 1621, a dozen years before Gen. James Oglethorpe founded Great Britain's 13th colony in the New World.

November 17, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


United Way nears campaign goal of $181,000

With just days remaining in the 2011-12 "Live United" fundraising campaign, the United Way has raised $177,700 of this year's goal of $181,000. The campaign ends Friday.

November 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Food pantry distributes 20,000 pounds of groceries

Community volunteers distributed 20,000 pounds of food Tuesday to Liberty County families in need at Hinesville's Shuman Center.

November 16, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Ricefest draws record crowd

A record-breaking crowd inundated Riceboro on Saturday to celebrate the city's fifth annual Ricefest.

November 16, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Woman vying to be Miss Georgia USA

Tiffany Hopkins, 22, of Ludowici will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA on Nov. 17-19 at the Woodland Performing Arts Theatre in Cartersville.

November 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Rotary honors soldier of week

The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday honored Joel Galarza as the soldier of the week.

November 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Relay for Life starting to organize

The 2012 Relay for Life team captains recently had their first meeting at Button Gwinnett Elementary School, where event Chairwoman Tory Baker works. Other captains' meetings are scheduled for Jan. 10, Feb. 6, March 5 and April 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Button Gwinnett. The community kickoff will be Jan. 7, and a survivors' brunch is planned for April 14. This year's relay will be April 20-21 at the recreation center football field on Highway 84.

November 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


United Way nears campaign goal

With just days remaining in the 2011-12 "Live United" fundraising campaign, the United Way had raised $168,462, or 93 percent of this year's goal of $181,000. The campaign ends Nov. 18.

November 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Business owner helps to spread holiday cheer

Childhood Christmas memories seem to stick for a lifetime, and Hank Stacy wants to help more children have memories of something good.

November 12, 2011 | Dana Clark Felty Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


FPCA raises funds, awareness at chili cook-off

Laughter could be heard on Hinesville's Court Street on Saturday as several hundred people gathered in the courtyard of First Presbyterian Christian Academy for food, fun and festivities at the school's fifth annual chili cook-off.

November 12, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


YMCA Fall Fest full of family fun

Children burned off energy in bounce houses, zoomed down slides and rode Western-style on horses at the sixth annual YMCA Fall Festival on Saturday. Families strolled through the vendor market, perusing the handmade jewelry, ceramics and holiday gifts. Others sampled funnel cakes and homemade Southern treats.

November 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Magic, laughter fill Club Stewart

Magic and laughter took over Club Stewart's main ballroom Friday night as comedian David Beck and mind-reading magicians Jeff and Kimberly Bornstein performed for soldiers, retirees and family members during a special Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation-sponsored event called Operation Magic.

November 09, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


5K to raise funds for March of Dimes

In collaboration with the March of Dimes, the Chi Pi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. will host its second annual 5K walk/run Nov. 12 to promote prematurity awareness.

November 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Legion Auxiliary helps fight hunger

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 168 President Anet Owens presents a check Oct. 5 to David Mihan, regional manager of the Pizza Hut in Hinesville, to donate to local food charities in Liberty County.

November 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Goldenheirs hear of kidney health

Davita Dialysis nurses Gene Wells and Debra Griffin talked to Goldenheirs at the group's October meeting. The nurses teach patients how to use their dialysis equipment at home.

November 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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RiceFest celebrates Geechee Gullah culture

Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin, City Councilman Chris Stacy and Geechee Gullah expert Jim Becote organized the first RiceFest, which was held seven years ago at the community center.

November 12, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Lifestyle


Students finish first-aid training

Sixteen students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Pathway recently completed CPR and first-aid certification training with firefighter Casey Hale, who helps with the training every semester.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Murder still unsolved 130 years later

Richmond H. Peacock was born Aug. 24, 1807, in what then was Liberty County but now is Long County. He was the son of Samuel (1777-1839) and Mary Peacock (1786-1869). Samuel was born in South Carolina and was in the War of 1812. They were married in 1802 in Georgia, and both died in Liberty County.

November 10, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


'Nightcrawler' is a masterpiece

"Nightcrawler" is nothing short of a revelation in filmmaking. It features a powerhouse performance by Jake Gyllenhaal and contains characters and an atmosphere that completely is in service to its story. I think if Michael Mann had made either "Broadcast News" or "Network," this is probably what it would look like.

November 07, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


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