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Do your part to prevent water pollution to the area

Water pollution problems happen every day in our community. These problems are caused when we make poor choices around our homes and areas where we live and work.

May 29, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Strange plant’s blossom a surprise to locals

A huge, bluish-green, cactus-like plant that looks like it could be a prop from a science fiction movie is getting a lot of attention in one Hinesville neighborhood.

May 28, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Public-works display set for farmers market

Boys can see toy trucks come to life, while parents shop for the produce and agricultural items Thursday in downtown Hinesville.

May 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Michelle Caraballo wins Mother’s Day Contest

Michelle Caraballo of Hinesville won the Coastal Courier's Mother's Day Contest.

May 22, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Time to honor volunteers who help keep area clean

Keeping Liberty beautiful is supposed to be a group effort. I used to feel a sense of ownership - or actually, a lonely sense of responsibility - when I would see a pile of litter that someone had tossed on the side of the road because, I guess, they wanted their car to be clean.

May 22, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Girls going to state pageant

Two Waldo Pafford Elementary School students have been chosen as state finalists in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant, which will be in July in Atlanta.

May 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Life lessons can be learned from Depression kids

I recently read an article about living during the Great Depression. It reminded me about the things I learned from my parents, who both grew up during the Depression. That distinct way of living in that era had an impact on them the rest of their lives.

May 15, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Broughman speaks to Goldenheirs

"To be as involved as you can be is my vision for seniors," the new pastor of Hinesville First Baptist Church told members of the Goldenheirs at their April meeting.

May 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


A wildflower bouquet for mama

Money was scarce as hens' teeth in 1955, but Mother's Day was coming up and I wanted to give Mama a special gift. As I was 8 and had no way of going to a store by myself, but did not want to buy something off rolling store. In fact, at that time in my life, I had never been inside a real store other than the jukejoint at the end of our road. I had one whole dollar to spend, and I wanted the most for it.

May 14, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Scouts celebrate Arbor Day despite theft

What started as a celebration of Arbor Day turned into a search for stolen trees in Allenhurst.

May 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Helping to save a salamander

I am sure you have seen that spotted, bright-orange lizard around town a time or two.

May 12, 2012 | Ryan Willett | Lifestyle


‘Closet painter’ shows work

Hinesville native Jerry Poppell has painted in private for more than 12 years. So he said many friends were shocked when his watercolor and acrylic works went on display last week.

May 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Cause of Kinkade death determined

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Officials are confirming that artist Thomas Kinkade died from an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers.

May 09, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Midway/Riceboro library gets donations

Midway officials present a check to Betsy Stow, who is Liberty area coordinator for the Live Oak Public Library. They are, from left, Councilman Levern Clancy Jr., Stow, library board member Barbara Stimmel, Mayor Clemontine F. Washington, Councilman Terrence Doyle.

May 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

Colleen McCray, a first-grader at Joseph Martin, recently traveled with her grandmother Betty McCray, to see the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. She's holding a copy of the Courier in front of the memorial during spring break.

May 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Articles by Section - Lifestyle


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


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