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Coastal Manor residents boogie to ’70s hits

Residents of Coastal Manor Nursing Home dusted off their high-heeled shoes and dug up their polyester wide-collared shirts last week in Ludowici to dance to hits from the '70s.

August 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Local resident marks 102 years with surprise party

Liberty County resident Dorothy Brunson, who turned 102 on Tuesday, enjoyed a surprise birthday party Saturday, which was organized by her family, at Western Sizzlin' - one of Brunson's favorite restaurants. The guest of honor wore blue because, she says, it's her best color.

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Woman wins $192,000

ATLANTA ­- Susanne Hall, information technology student at Armstrong Atlantic State University who lives in Hinesville, matched all five winning numbers in the July 7 drawing, winning the $192,797 jackpot, according to the Lottery's public relations staff.

August 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Chamber, KLB present Win-dex awards

Keep Liberty Beautiful and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce honor business people who "go the extra mile" by making their properties attractive, clean and inviting, according to KLB executive director Sara Swida.

August 02, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Miss Teenage Liberty County crowned

On June 17, the Liberty County Cosmopolitan Club held its annual Miss Teenage Liberty Pageant, "Simply Beautiful."

August 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Local enlists in Army

Camilo A. Lopez Lopez, a 2011 graduate of Liberty County High School, has joined the U.S. Army under the delayed entry program, which gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.

August 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hinesville woman wins $172K

ATLANTA – Susanne Hall, information technology student at Armstrong Atlantic State University who lives in Hinesville, has matched all five winning numbers in the July 7 drawing, winning the $192,797 jackpot prize, according to the Lottery's public relations staff.

July 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Seven graduate from Drug Court

The sky is now the limit for Ludowici resident Tonie Shackelford.

July 29, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Grow A Girl Network moving to Atlanta

Cheron K. Griffin, founder of Grow A Girl Network, recently announced that G.A.G.N. is moving to the Atlanta area.

July 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long lost sailor being remembered

A Long County man, General William Bacon, went to a watery grave nearly 70 years ago, but one group plans to remember his ultimate sacrifice and that of other World War II submariners.

July 26, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


WIC open house on Fort Stewart

The Liberty County Health Department's new Women, Infants and Children clinic on Fort Stewart will have an open house from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, and military families are welcome to attend.

July 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two finish military training

Army Pvt. Walter R. Audesey recently graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning in Columbus.

July 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Glennville road name for Riceboro native

Every time we turn down Hencart Road in Glennville to attend Calvary Baptist Church, we see the bright green sign that reads: Tom Shine Memorial Road. I often wondered who he was and why the road was named for Tom Shine.

July 25, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Church hopes for financial peace to others

It may not be the first place someone thinks to turn to for an education on personal finances, but at Bethesda Church, that is exactly what people are getting - and they're paying off debt while doing so.

July 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Rarely-displayed Confederate paintings on museum website

CHARLESTON - Rarely-displayed paintings of Charleston during the Civil War by a Confederate soldier, including an iconic rendering of the submarine H.L. Hunley, are being made available this week on the Internet by The Museum of the Confederacy.

July 20, 2011 | By Bruce Smith Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


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Eighth-grader in national pageant

Sarah-Faith Williams, an eighth-grader at Midway Middle School, competed in the 2015 Georgia National American Miss Pageant from July 3-4 in Atlanta.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


‘Ant-Man’ is a fun entry in Marvel’s lineup

"Ant-Man" is another Marvel comic-book character making the leap to the big screen in hopes of starting a potential franchise, and you know what? It deserves it. While a notch or two down from the likes of fellow Marvel film "The Avengers" or "Guardians of the Galaxy," for most of its length, "Ant-Man" is not bad.

July 22, 2015 | Justin Hall | Lifestyle


Sherman's sojourn in Midway was foreseen

The old Midway Church got a new minister in March 1811 - the Rev. Murdoch Murphy from the Carolinas, who preached there for about 13 years.

July 21, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Country singer to headline seafood festival

Country music singer Joe Nichols will be the headline act for this year's Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill.

July 18, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Lifestyle


Riceboro Community Churches hails youth program

The Riceboro Community Churches, Inc. recently had its annual end of year banquet at the Riceboro Youth Center.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Librarian leaving to further education

Hinesville librarian Betsy Stow's friends and colleagues joined her at the city's Live Oak Public Library branch for cake, punch and to say goodbye before she pursues her calling for theology and ministry.

July 17, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Lifestyle


Sentence yourself to tour of old jail

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. An article on the front page of July 15 edition gave an incorrect telephone number to call for more information on tours of the Historic Liberty County Jail. The correct number is 912-877-4332.

July 16, 2015 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County disagrees with same-sex ruling

Although a number of areas appear to welcome the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that marriage is a guaranteed constitutional rite for same-sex couples, not just a man and woman, many in Ludowici and Long County do not agree.

July 16, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Mama, the Peach Man is coming -- lost fun of peddlers

Many years ago, before we had Wal-Mart and other large shopping centers close to us, we depended on peddlers to bring wares to our homes for our shopping pleasure.

July 14, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Local band up for statewide awards

Third Class Citizens, a band with members from Liberty and Long counties, is in the running for both the Georgia Music Awards' country band of the year and Georgia-country.com's group of the year.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


On gardening, gophers and 'long' travels

"Don't let the bear get you!" This old saying popped into my head during this extremely hot weather.

July 06, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


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