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Democrats honor leaders at banquet

The Liberty County Democratic Committee held its annual awards banquet June 11.

June 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Country girl visits big city in 1956

A few weeks ago, my husband and I had the honor of attending the baptism of our great niece, Emilee Hein, the daughter of Liberty High history teacher Sarah Hein and Liberty County detective Jeff Hein, at the historic Walthourville Baptist Church.

June 27, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


GeoVista workers reach out to area homeless

GeoVista Credit Union workers have helped the homeless and the community at large through various fundraisers this year.

June 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Soldier's cat weathers deployments, contest

Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Rachel Kozack's charcoal tabby cat, Scabby, was one of 10 semifinalists from across the country in the People Saving Pets "My Magnificent Adopted Pet Online Contest" last week. Unfortunately, Scabby lost the contest's top spot this week to a deaf pointer/dalmatian mixed-breed dog from Oklahoma named Patience.

June 24, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Motorcycle club to honor fallen brother

Members of the Soldiers United Motorcycle Club of Hinesville were devastated to learn one of the own riders was killed in a wreck around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night on Interstate 95, but they're determined to carry on his memory.

June 24, 2011 | Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Fathers, daughters bond at YMCA dance

The girls were dressed in their Sunday best and the men wore suits and ties at the first annual father/daughter dance Saturday afternoon at the Liberty County YMCA.

June 23, 2011 | Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Soldier honors dad with NASCAR surprise

A lifelong passion for stock car racing landed a Liberty County man a cameo appearance in Sunday's Heluva Good 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

June 22, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


McGregory graduates from Homeless Prevention Program

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and the city council congratulate Rickie McGregory, front left, for successfully completing the city's Homeless Prevention Program during a recent council meeting. McGregory said the program gave him a second chance and helped him turn his life around.

June 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Grow A Girl Network hosts celebration

The Grow A Girl Network hosted its first annual Black and White Celebration on June 4 at Bethel AME Church in Hinesville.

June 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Keep cool this summer while conserving resources

The first day of summer, June 21, is Tuesday. That's sort of a shock to those of us who feel like it has been summer for several months now.

June 20, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle


Best things: Ex-SEAL reveals life lessons

Former Navy SEAL Howard Wasdin, the author of New York Times Best Seller "SEAL Team Six," has worked to overcome obstacles his entire life.

June 17, 2011 | Christie Schroeder | Lifestyle


Long County celebrates ‘adoptive’ mother, role model

Many people in Long County and the surrounding areas long have felt a special connection with a well-known Ludowici resident. Frances Daly, who cherishes her role as the community's adopted matriarch, was delighted recently when St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church hosted a day of appreciation in her honor.

June 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Southern Baptists on brink of historic election

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The man expected to be in the running to become the first African-American in the No. 2 position of the nation's largest Protestant denomination didn't choose to become a Southern Baptist. By Fred Luter Jr.'s account, it just sort of happened.

June 14, 2011 | By Travis Toller Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Sailor redeploys

ET2 (SW/AW) Trevor Ribal, a Long County native, recently returned from a deployment on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

June 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Reminiscing on fresh-pickedproduce

This is the time of the year that people often see vegetable stands by the roadside, usually next to the farmer's field. Some farmers plant large quantities of vegetables and advertise for customers to pick their own at a cheaper price.

June 13, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


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New 'Hunger Games' has sporadic action; good acting

The "Hunger Games" series continues with the recently released third installment, "Mockingjay - Part 1," which goes the same route that worked for both the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" series: Split the final chapter into two parts to milk the proverbial cash cow.

November 28, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Thanksgiving brings cornucopia of memories

The fourth Thursday in November is observed as Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Ever since 52 pilgrims got together with their 50 Indian friends in November 1621 and decided to have a large, three-day feast to celebrate and give thanks to God for helping them pull through the rough winter in the new land, Americans have been getting together with their families and feasting.

November 25, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


County workees raise $13K for United Way

The Liberty County Commission recently announced that in October, county employees raised $13,641 for the United Way. The total exceeds last year's donations by 13 percent and sets a new record of giving by county-government employees. Workers from 18 departments contributed to the campaign.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Memorial walk gets $5,000 donation

Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association National President James McCartney presented a check for $5,000 at the Veterans Salute on Nov. 1 in Bryant Commons to George Holtzman of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee and Hinesville Mayor James Thomas.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


HS senior dancing with Atlanta Ballet

Kristen Marshal has lived in Richmond Hill for almost her entire life. She has grown up in the Richmond Hill school system. But for her last year of high school, Marshal decided to do her schooling online so she could move to Atlanta.

November 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Lifestyle


Georgia mountains are real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


RH Rotary hears Hunter's history

At the Nov. 13 weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, Bill Cathcart gave members a glimpse into the history of the life of pilot Frank "Monk" O'Driscoll Hunter and Hunter Army Airfield.

November 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'Dumb...' has some laughs; little else

It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.

November 21, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Four complete basic training

Four people with ties to Liberty and Long counties have completed basic military training:

November 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Veterans honored in Long County

More than 100 veterans and active-duty military personnel were honored by Long County High School on Tuesday during the annual Veteran's Day Ceremony.

November 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Interstellar' is another Nolan classic

Ever since he grabbed the public's attention with the Oscar-nominated "Memento" in 2000, director Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the 21st century.

November 14, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Pink Panther fundraiser at school

Liberty County High School held its fourth annual Pink Panther Day for breast-cancer awareness Oct. 30. This event is sponsored by Family Career and Community Leaders of America. This year, Pink Panther Day was held in honor of Kim Brown, an LCHS teacher who is battling breast cancer. This year's shirt was designed in honor of Brown and had her favorite quote, "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have," on the back with her initials. FCCLA members sold 267 shirts, almost double what they sold last year. Proceeds totaling $850 ...

November 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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