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Club hears from 'Out of Captivity' author

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honored Veterans Day at its weekly meeting Thursday in the Richmond Hill City Center by hosting guest speaker and veteran Keith Stansell.

November 17, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Lifestyle


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


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Councilman retires from profession

After a long journey of 42 years of service for LRMC/EMS and the surrounding counties, I have retired.

April 21, 2015 | By Kenneth Shaw Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Band's recent gigs lead up to Earth Day

Liberty County-based band Exit 76 was in good company at its recent gigs.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Buggy or Model T? Choosing transportation

People used to ride to church in their buggies or wagons before the new Model T became available. My husband recalls riding in the buggy with his grandparents to church in the 1940s.

April 15, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Former mayor gets state YMCA position

Former Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown has been selected to serve as the 2015 Liberty County finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia.

April 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Local finishes Air Force basics

Air Force Airman Eric B. Stephens of Hinesville recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Fish fry is tasty fundraiser with memories

Journalists and other starving artists can't afford to support every good cause or fundraiser with our meager personal funds.

April 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Rosie the Riveter group recruiting

American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during World War II.

April 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County has Easter pageant

The 2015 Tri-County Easter Pageant was held March 29 at the Long County Senior Citizen's Center in Ludowici.

April 06, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Good Friday Walk for Shelter draws hundreds

More than 200 local residents came out in support of this year's Good Friday Walk for Shelter.

April 03, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Special events in downtown Hinesville

Tonight's Farmers Market from 4-7 p.m. in Bradwell Park will include the regular 20-25 vendors selling deliciously fresh food, plus some other springtime fun! The Easter Bunny will visit the market and pass out candy to children, and there will be a bounce house. In addition, the Morning Glory Garden Club's exhibit, "Art in our Gardens," opens at the Hinesville Area Arts Council's Commerce Street Gallery tonight with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. We'll see you downtown!

April 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Let us eat cake

I thought about skipping my birthday last week.

April 01, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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