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Mamie Fletcher was pioneer, woman of firsts

Mamie Howard Fletcher was born Aug. 24, 1890, to Judge John A. and Miriam Zorn Howard and grew up in the Elim and Walthourville communities. She had one sister and five brothers. On Nov. 11, 1911, she married Edward H. Fletcher from Kershaw, S.C. He was the depot agent in Walthourville for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

July 11, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Residents enjoy smorgasbord of musical selections, goodies

The Hinesville Area Arts Council's "Sax and the Summer" event drew a diverse crowd of music fans Saturday night to the Yellow Bluff Marina. The festivities were slated to begin at 7 p.m., but attendees of all ages began to trickle in around 5 p.m. to claim good picnic spots, which they jazzed up and personalized according to different themes.

July 07, 2011 | Meredith Brown mbrown@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


July 4 festivities draw thousands

An estimated 4,000-5,000 people cheered and swayed, many of them standing in front of the stage and others applauding from their lawn chairs during a free concert Monday evening on Fort Stewart, during the annual "Worth Fighting For" Independence Day event. Many more folks seemingly took advantage of family-friendly activities held earlier that day on Fort Stewart.

July 06, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


CASA volunteers sworn in

Court Appointed Special Advocates is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children who are involved in juvenile court proceedings.

July 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two advance military careers

Air Force Airman Audrey A. Jones recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

July 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Region is ready to celebrate

This Fourth of July holiday weekend offers Liberty County residents diverse and family-friendly Independence Day events. Patriots, history buffs and beachgoers will find plenty of fun ways to celebrate.

July 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Ludowici celebrates its history

The city of Ludowici held a ceremony Saturday to celebrate its history. The event, which was called "Ludowici: The Town, the History and the Company," was sponsored by Ludowici Roof Tile and organized by local businessman Tim Works. About 70 people attended the event.

June 30, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Democrats honor leaders at banquet

The Liberty County Democratic Committee held its annual awards banquet June 11.

June 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Country girl visits big city in 1956

A few weeks ago, my husband and I had the honor of attending the baptism of our great niece, Emilee Hein, the daughter of Liberty High history teacher Sarah Hein and Liberty County detective Jeff Hein, at the historic Walthourville Baptist Church.

June 27, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


GeoVista workers reach out to area homeless

GeoVista Credit Union workers have helped the homeless and the community at large through various fundraisers this year.

June 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Soldier's cat weathers deployments, contest

Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Rachel Kozack's charcoal tabby cat, Scabby, was one of 10 semifinalists from across the country in the People Saving Pets "My Magnificent Adopted Pet Online Contest" last week. Unfortunately, Scabby lost the contest's top spot this week to a deaf pointer/dalmatian mixed-breed dog from Oklahoma named Patience.

June 24, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Motorcycle club to honor fallen brother

Members of the Soldiers United Motorcycle Club of Hinesville were devastated to learn one of the own riders was killed in a wreck around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night on Interstate 95, but they're determined to carry on his memory.

June 24, 2011 | Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Fathers, daughters bond at YMCA dance

The girls were dressed in their Sunday best and the men wore suits and ties at the first annual father/daughter dance Saturday afternoon at the Liberty County YMCA.

June 23, 2011 | Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Soldier honors dad with NASCAR surprise

A lifelong passion for stock car racing landed a Liberty County man a cameo appearance in Sunday's Heluva Good 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

June 22, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


McGregory graduates from Homeless Prevention Program

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and the city council congratulate Rickie McGregory, front left, for successfully completing the city's Homeless Prevention Program during a recent council meeting. McGregory said the program gave him a second chance and helped him turn his life around.

June 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


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Machines, meds keeping toddler alive

Six weeks ago, the Courier introduced readers to 2-year-old Brynslet Sellers, whose heart is failing.

September 08, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Ludowici reunion draws from across country

The descendants of West and Lillie Miller held a family reunion last weekend in Ludowici.

September 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Cliches hamper 'The November Man'

"The November Man" has Pierce Brosnan returning to his spy-thriller roots, though not exactly with the same kind of charisma he brought to James Bond. Instead, we're treated to a competently made yet cliché-ridden film that, frankly, no one will remember in November.

September 05, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


New exhibit to open Sept. 10

The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host an art exhibit for the month of September.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Couple celebrates 62 years together

After 62 years, she still is a blushing bride, and he still is her knight in shining armor.

September 03, 2014 | By Edith Anderson In the pulpit | Lifestyle


Bangs mark Labor Day

Fort Morris State Historic Site on Monday held its annual Labor Day celebration, which included Revolutionary War musket and cannon firings, food and informative talks.

September 03, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Lifestyle


Civil War weapons to be in focus

The Civil War weapons presentation "Incoming" with Shuman's Artillery will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Three finish basic training

Three people with ties to our area recently completed basic military training, one from the Air Force and two with the Navy.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Midway group has busy summer

It was a busy summer for participants in the Mary-Janel-Maggie Foundation.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Lawmaker/author to speak to group

Three months after its inaugural MERGE event, the Community of Inspired Women is expanding its outreach projects and monthly gatherings.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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