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Diary reveals chaplain's WWII journey

Vic Waters had an article in the Coastal Courier last Sunday about Pete Gordon, a World War II hero from Long County. I read it with great interest as he talked about several people who I have known or heard great things about.

December 12, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Long Co. kicks off holiday season with parade

The Ludowici/Long County Christmas parade drew a crowd Saturday to the center of town, where temperatures made it feel as if spring was in the air. But despite the warmth, the sights and sounds of Christmas were abundant.

December 10, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


‘Super 8’ is authentic, nostalgic

Let's say you are a filmmaker. How would you pay homage to more than three decades of blockbuster films? How would you pay tribute to the director who has delivered game-changing pictures such as "Jaws," "E.T.," and "The Goonies"? Well, if you're J.J. Abrams, you achieve those things by making "Super 8," the film now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

December 09, 2011 | Sasha McBrayer | Lifestyle


Lack of energy assistance funds leaves some residents in the cold

Past winters have been especially cold for Riceboro resident Nancy James.

December 09, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Hi-Fidelity Civic Club pageant is Saturday

Since 1955, the Hi-Fidelity Civic Club has made contributions for the betterment of Liberty Countians. Such contributions include providing scholarships to graduating seniors, making charitable donations and sponsoring social events. The group's annual pageant is held during the holiday season and is the organization's major fundraiser. The club uses the funds to support its civic activities throughout the year.

December 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Toys for Tots extends collection to meet needs

With Santa's home visits drawing nearer, "elves" throughout the community are continuing a final push to make this year's Toys for Tots drive an all-encompassing success.

December 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Christmas in the Park a big hit

Though the evening drew to a close with a live rendition of "Silent Night," Monday evening in downtown Hinesville was anything but silent.

December 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Winn Food-Share Program seeking donations

Winn Army Community Hospital is seeking donations from individuals and businesses for its Christmas Food-Share Drive, according to Sarah B. Hayes, Food-Share Program coordinator. She said Winn provided meals for 50 families during the Thanksgiving holiday and is looking to do the same for Christmas.

December 06, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

Lillie Glover took a copy of the Coastal Courier with her on a recent trip to Syracuse, N.Y. Bill and Brenda Acebes of Lake George took a copy of the Coastal Courier with them on a recent seven-day cruise to Grand Cayman, Belize, Cozumel and Isla Roatan, where this photo was taken. Beverly and Barry Lewis of Fleming took a copy of the Coastal Courier with them on a recent seven-day cruise to Grand Cayman, Belize, Cozumel and Isla Roatan, where this photo was taken. Paul M. Marion of Hinesville took a copy of the Coastal Courier with him ...

December 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Give a gift to a local business this year

The Christmas season officially has begun. (I don't count retailers' efforts to sell Christmas decorations starting in July.) It is December now, so we really are getting close to the big day. Before you get too busy, I hope you will take a few minutes to give a special gift to a local business by nominating one of them for a quarterly Win-dex Award. The Win-dex Awards are Keep Liberty Beautiful's way of recognizing attractive, litter-free local businesses. Nominating a business can be your way of thanking the operation for its efforts.

December 05, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle


Riceboro community gathers, gives thanks

Riceboro residents gathered last weekend at Briar Bay Park for the city's first annual Thanksgiving feast. The event committee, which included Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacey, David Miller, John Young, the Rev. Darlene Jackson, Linda Fagan and others from various churches, partnered with organizations to distribute turkeys, gift baskets and meals to Riceboro residents. Liberty Spice also donated gift baskets to DFACS clients. Organizers said the event was a success and they plan to make it a yearly event. Mt. Carmel's Praise Team sang songs of Thanksgiving, and Bishop Julian Jones presenting a gift basket to an attendee ...

December 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Toys for Tots campaign in final days; donations needed

Liberty County's Toys for Tots campaign will come to a close this week. United Way-Liberty Executive Director Jennifer Darsey, who is coordinating the campaign, said toys still are needed.

December 05, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Community invited to compete in Reader’s Digest contest

Residents of Hinesville and Liberty County have been invited once again to participate in a Reader's Digest contest called "We Hear You America," according to Ashley Gabriel, who is with public relations firm G.S. Schwartz & Co. Inc. Gabriel said Hinesville is eligible this year to compete for new funds and promotional support from Reader's Digest, including a grant of up to $50,000. Last year, the loyalty of residents who voted for their community earned Hinesville-Liberty County a $1,000 check from Reader's Digest, which Mayor Jim Thomas said was used for preservation of local historic ...

December 05, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Fort Stewart evergreen brightly lit

Bundled in coats and scarves, Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and their children gathered Thursday night outside Club Stewart night for Fort Stewart's annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

December 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Midway Museum to host Colonial Christmas tea

Get in the mood for Christmas by joining the Midway Museum on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for Mrs. Thelma's English-style tea.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Car show helps former deputy's family

The Roadway to Recovery Car and Bike Show, benefiting the family of Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon, was held at Bryant Commons Park this past Saturday.

May 21, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Long official earns finance certificate

Brandi R. Sollosi earned Local Finance Officer Certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial-management training program.

May 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Yellow fever, fires, storms in 1800s

"The Children of Pride" is a huge book filled with letters written by the Dr. Charles C. Jones family from 1854-68. Robert Mansen Myers is the author of this book, which was published in 1972.

May 18, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Summer meals for youth at Long Co. schools

The Long County Schools Summer Feeding Program will run from June 1-18.

May 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Walk helps provide scholarships

Every year, people gather from across Liberty County to participate in the annual Jackie Gilliard-Henderson Memorial Scholarship Walk-a-thon.

May 13, 2015 | By Edith Anderson | Lifestyle


Children are more than numbers for woman

Richmond Hill's Tara Jennings has one of those jobs that's hard to define.

May 12, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


Sheriff Cecil Nobles portrait unveiled

Long County's Law Day observance this year paid tribute to a true law-enforcement legend: the late Sheriff Cecil Nobles.

May 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


National Day of Prayer at old courthouse

Six ministers led scores of Hinesville residents in prayer on the old courthouse steps Thursday morning in observance of the National Day of Prayer.

May 07, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Gateway recognizes mental health awareness

Gateway Behavioral Health Services will celebrate National Children's Mental Health Awareness by hosting an event with music, food, activities, games, prizes, educational exhibits and information about mental health and how to connect with appropriate services.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long Co. Relay gets new site, large crowd

The 2015 Long County Relay for Life, held Friday at the Long County Recreation Complex, had a new location because the high-school soccer team needed Veterans Field for a playoff game. However, the new venue appeared to have a positive impact, as a large crowd came out to celebrate the event's 10th year of the event.

May 06, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Letters from brothers in Civil War

Sunday, April 26, was Confederate Memorial Day. It was very appropriate that the Midway Church Homecoming was on that Sunday, and the weather could not have been better.

May 04, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Baby burial gowns donated for grieving parents

The loss of any loved one is hard. The loss of a child is heartbreaking. The loss of an infant child is simply unbearable.

May 04, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Sorority members gear up for May Week

The sisters of the Hinesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. are gearing up for a big celebration.

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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