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Liberty teen has big voice, high hopes

Recently, Ryan Dasher, 14, had the time of his life performing as an opening act for country star Cledus T. Judd at the Clubhouse at Rye Patch.

August 21, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Leadership program funds hospital garden

A class of about half a dozen people who recently graduated from the Leadership Liberty program stood before the Liberty County Hospital Authority on Tuesday afternoon and announced their final project.

August 21, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Resident semi-finalist for grandparent award

Sharon Bland of Allenhurst isn't your grandmother's grandmother. At 48, not only is Bland still active in her own affairs after bringing up her four children, she also regularly opens her arms to six grandchildren and makes sure they each get the attention and care they deserve.

August 19, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Lifestyle


Fundraiser draws crowd to old Dorchester School

The smell of fried fish and fresh cole slaw drew hundreds of Liberty County residents to the aged steps of Midway's newly renovated Dorchester Civic Center on Saturday for the center's fish fry and car show.

August 19, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Lifestyle


MySpace vs. Facebook vs. Twitter

Few would dispute that Facebook, Myspace and Twitter are some of the hottest social mediums around. These online hangouts have become the place to see and be seen.

August 17, 2009 | By Charlotte Marten Correspondent | Lifestyle


United Way seeks volunteers

Participating volunteers will make recommendations regarding distribution of money raised during the 2009 campaign.

August 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Miss County Line cowgirls crowned

The 2009 County Line Pageant was recently held and taking home the title of Ms./Mrs. County Line Cowgirl was Kylie Gaitten.

August 17, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Area childcare program gets $1.1 grant

SAVANNAH - Early Start Child Care Resource and Referral of Southeast Georgia, operated by the economic development division of Savannah Technical College, has received a $1.11 million grant to expand its services to 34 counties in the area.

August 12, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Applications for UW funding due

Local nonprofit organizations have until 5 p.m. Sept. 14 to declare their intent to apply for funding from United Way of the Coastal Empire.

August 12, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Volunteers distribute food to Long County residents

The America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, in cooperation with the Long County Food Pantry, the Family Connection and Long County Concerted Services, recently set up a giveaway point to distribute food.

August 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Choir sings for Goldenheirs

Goldenheirs enjoyed a program of music by the Jubilee Choir at their July meeting at Hinesville First Baptist Church.

August 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Relay tops $150,000 goal

Relay for Life 2009 has ended, but local organizers and team members are already gearing up for next year.

August 07, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Lifestyle


Grandmother bottles $150,000 in soda stop

ATLANTA – Stopping for soda has helped an Ellabell grandmother find the right pop for a Georgia Lottery prize. Phyllis Radcliff-Yaw, 50, won a $150,000 top prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Giant Jumbo Bucks.

August 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Legion post installs first woman commander

Hinesville American Legion Post 168 installed officers for the new year on July 28.

August 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Campers explore Army post

Every year the Masonic Home of Georgia, which is in Macon, sponsors a summer camp program for children at their Shellman's Bluff campsite. This year, nearly 20 lucky campers got an added treat when they were given a complete tour of Fort Stewart a few weeks ago.

August 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


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'Winter Soldier' tops 'The Avengers'

You've seen all three "Iron Man" flicks. You checked out "The Avengers" and the second "Thor" movie. Now, it's time to catch up with "the man out of time" in his solo sequel, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." How does this Marvel Studios movie measure up?

April 11, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


High school honors military kids at breakfast

So-called military "brats" learn how to make friends quickly because they never know when they once again might have to say their goodbyes, move to a new town and enroll in a new school. They must carry on with growing up while their active-duty service-member parent or parents are away, focused on protecting the nation's interests. Military children are taught early on to be self-sufficient. During April, the Month of the Military Child, these kids' resiliency and sacrifices are recognized.

April 11, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | 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


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