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Animal rescue group marks anniversary

Despite a tumultuous economy, Animal Haven of Hope Society president Jean Ann Lingle said the organization has been able to stay afloat and save more than 150 stray and feral cats from Liberty County Animal Control and area veterinarians.

May 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Mud as the great motivator

On Saturday, area residents rode hogs through town. On Tuesday afternoon, two educators took a dip in a mud bath. And it's all in the name of charity.

May 20, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Best things: Tasty ways to enjoy shrimp

Donny Branch grew up with a rod and reel in his hands. His father, the late Allen Branch (Ol' Tight Line), moved the family to Colonel's Island in 1951 and owned Branch's Marina. Allen Branch pioneered conservation issues to protects species and the area's pristine coastline.

May 19, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Museum showcases student Amistad art

Deborah Robinson, director of the Historical African American Museum at the Dorchester Academy in Midway, recently commissioned a group of sculpture students at Bradwell Institute to create a collection of art work based on the Supreme Court case of kidnapped slaves on the ship Amistad. The effort to free the slaves was the first civil rights case in the United States.

May 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Students surprise teacher with baby shower

For two months, Melissa Pingley's fifth-grade students at Joseph Martin Elementary School and Principal Sue Tolley planned a surprise baby shower for Pingley.

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Firefighters keep it cool at chili cookoff

City of Hinesville Firefighters Alex Mason, Marta Cuevas, Eric Little and Justin Zieman arrived on the scene at First Baptist Church on May 2, not with fire hoses but with plenty of antacid. The first responders kept things cool at the church's Kentucky Chucky's Great Chili Cookoff, where they judged the contest.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Small World Festival an 'international' hit

The local community appeared Saturday as a virtual tossed salad of ethnic groups, each one adding a distinct flavor to Liberty County during the third annual Small World Festival in downtown Hinesville.

May 17, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Midway Girl Scout receives Gold Award

On May 2, the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia awarded the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award to seven teens during an awards ceremony at the Elks Lodge 183 in Savannah. Ash Lee Brown of Midway was among the award recipients.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Legion, Auxiliary praise yard sale

Members of the American Legion and Ladies' Auxiliary of Post 168 said they were thankful to the community for making the organization's recent, bi-yearly yard sale a success.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Children offered free meals over during June

The Liberty County school nutrition program will have free meals for children on June 1-4, 7-10 and 14-15.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


See yourself in the light of His word

The older one gets and the more one tries to do, the more the years seem to fly by. From time to time we need to reflect on what is going on in our lives. Most will do this about school, jobs, finances, etc., and it is good to do those things. But let us not forget to look at our spiritual well being.

May 17, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Lifestyle


Resident learn self-defense at watch meeting

Residents of the Pines at Willowbrook participated in a self-defense class taught by Hinesville District 4 Councilman Keith Jenkins and attended by District 3 Councilman David Anderson during a recent neighborhood watch meeting.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hospital CEO ticked pink for charity

Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO Scott Kroell made good on a promise Friday to dye his hair pink when hospital staffers donated a combined $10,000 to support the American Diabetes' Association's Kiss-A-Pig Campaign.

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Spouse earns medal normally given to soldiers

"If I can help just one spouse that's all that matters," said Family Readiness Support Advisor Jonna Reed Wednesday.

May 14, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Asian-Pacific contributions celebrated

Fort Stewart highlighted contributions made by Asian Pacific Americans on Wednesday during the in stallation's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Observance at Club Stewart.

May 14, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


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Articles by Section - 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


Liberty marks County Government Month

Liberty County is celebrating National County Government Month this month to showcase county services and the ways in which the county prepares for and responds to potential natural disasters, emergencies and other situations the community may face.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Garbage is the new black

THE BOTTOM of your trash bin ain't a pretty place.

April 02, 2014 | Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


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