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Diary reveals chaplain's WWII journey

Vic Waters had an article in the Coastal Courier last Sunday about Pete Gordon, a World War II hero from Long County. I read it with great interest as he talked about several people who I have known or heard great things about.

December 12, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle

Long Co. kicks off holiday season with parade

The Ludowici/Long County Christmas parade drew a crowd Saturday to the center of town, where temperatures made it feel as if spring was in the air. But despite the warmth, the sights and sounds of Christmas were abundant.

December 10, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle

‘Super 8’ is authentic, nostalgic

Let's say you are a filmmaker. How would you pay homage to more than three decades of blockbuster films? How would you pay tribute to the director who has delivered game-changing pictures such as "Jaws," "E.T.," and "The Goonies"? Well, if you're J.J. Abrams, you achieve those things by making "Super 8," the film now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

December 09, 2011 | Sasha McBrayer | Lifestyle

Lack of energy assistance funds leaves some residents in the cold

Past winters have been especially cold for Riceboro resident Nancy James.

December 09, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle

Hi-Fidelity Civic Club pageant is Saturday

Since 1955, the Hi-Fidelity Civic Club has made contributions for the betterment of Liberty Countians. Such contributions include providing scholarships to graduating seniors, making charitable donations and sponsoring social events. The group's annual pageant is held during the holiday season and is the organization's major fundraiser. The club uses the funds to support its civic activities throughout the year.

December 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Toys for Tots extends collection to meet needs

With Santa's home visits drawing nearer, "elves" throughout the community are continuing a final push to make this year's Toys for Tots drive an all-encompassing success.

December 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle

Christmas in the Park a big hit

Though the evening drew to a close with a live rendition of "Silent Night," Monday evening in downtown Hinesville was anything but silent.

December 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle

Winn Food-Share Program seeking donations

Winn Army Community Hospital is seeking donations from individuals and businesses for its Christmas Food-Share Drive, according to Sarah B. Hayes, Food-Share Program coordinator. She said Winn provided meals for 50 families during the Thanksgiving holiday and is looking to do the same for Christmas.

December 06, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle

Travels with the Courier

Lillie Glover took a copy of the Coastal Courier with her on a recent trip to Syracuse, N.Y. Bill and Brenda Acebes of Lake George took a copy of the Coastal Courier with them on a recent seven-day cruise to Grand Cayman, Belize, Cozumel and Isla Roatan, where this photo was taken. Beverly and Barry Lewis of Fleming took a copy of the Coastal Courier with them on a recent seven-day cruise to Grand Cayman, Belize, Cozumel and Isla Roatan, where this photo was taken. Paul M. Marion of Hinesville took a copy of the Coastal Courier with him ...

December 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

Give a gift to a local business this year

The Christmas season officially has begun. (I don't count retailers' efforts to sell Christmas decorations starting in July.) It is December now, so we really are getting close to the big day. Before you get too busy, I hope you will take a few minutes to give a special gift to a local business by nominating one of them for a quarterly Win-dex Award. The Win-dex Awards are Keep Liberty Beautiful's way of recognizing attractive, litter-free local businesses. Nominating a business can be your way of thanking the operation for its efforts.

December 05, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle

Riceboro community gathers, gives thanks

Riceboro residents gathered last weekend at Briar Bay Park for the city's first annual Thanksgiving feast. The event committee, which included Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacey, David Miller, John Young, the Rev. Darlene Jackson, Linda Fagan and others from various churches, partnered with organizations to distribute turkeys, gift baskets and meals to Riceboro residents. Liberty Spice also donated gift baskets to DFACS clients. Organizers said the event was a success and they plan to make it a yearly event. Mt. Carmel's Praise Team sang songs of Thanksgiving, and Bishop Julian Jones presenting a gift basket to an attendee ...

December 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Toys for Tots campaign in final days; donations needed

Liberty County's Toys for Tots campaign will come to a close this week. United Way-Liberty Executive Director Jennifer Darsey, who is coordinating the campaign, said toys still are needed.

December 05, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Community invited to compete in Reader’s Digest contest

Residents of Hinesville and Liberty County have been invited once again to participate in a Reader's Digest contest called "We Hear You America," according to Ashley Gabriel, who is with public relations firm G.S. Schwartz & Co. Inc. Gabriel said Hinesville is eligible this year to compete for new funds and promotional support from Reader's Digest, including a grant of up to $50,000. Last year, the loyalty of residents who voted for their community earned Hinesville-Liberty County a $1,000 check from Reader's Digest, which Mayor Jim Thomas said was used for preservation of local historic ...

December 05, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle

Fort Stewart evergreen brightly lit

Bundled in coats and scarves, Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and their children gathered Thursday night outside Club Stewart night for Fort Stewart's annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

December 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle

Midway Museum to host Colonial Christmas tea

Get in the mood for Christmas by joining the Midway Museum on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for Mrs. Thelma's English-style tea.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

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Safe Hollow participating in shoe-sale drive

Safe Hollow Animal Sanctuary Inc. is conducting a shoe-collection drive that began last month and runs through Nov. 10 to raise funds for new dog ...

October 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Scout Troop 500 to have reunion

Boy Scout Troop 500 will hold its 54th-anniversary reunion Oct. 24 at the Boy Scout Hut, 605 E. Oglethorpe Highway behind the National Guard armory ...

October 12, 2015 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Drive started for flood victims

Two women have started a drive to collect items that could help victims of flooding in South Carolina.

October 09, 2015 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Group's new campaign for fallen first responders families

The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides assistance to the family members of fallen and injured first ...

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

County leaders pay respects to Peggy Nobles

According to the Webster's New World College Dictionary, one definition of "matriarch" is a highly respected elderly woman.

October 07, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle

Riverkeeper gets new board leadership

Ogeechee Riverkeeper announced its new leadership at its annual meeting which celebrated 10 years of protecting, preserving and improving the water quality of the Ogeechee ...

October 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Kroger raising money, awareness to fight breast cancer

Kroger stores throughout the Atlanta Division, including the Hinesville store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway, will host a multi-faceted campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness ...

October 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Award winners know pain of homelessness

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in the Wednesday, Oct. 14 print edition. The Rev ...

October 04, 2015 | By Jason Wermers | Lifestyle

'The Voice' contestant has local connection

A former Hinesville resident has made the cut on NBC's "The Voice" singing competition.

October 03, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Lifestyle

Reality show stops in Liberty

The much-anticipated "Fireball Run" online reality show came to Liberty County on Thursday and Friday.

October 03, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Lifestyle

‘The Intern’ is surprisingly good

I'm actually at a loss for words, so I'll get straight to the point. "The Intern" is one of the most-pleasant surprises of ...

October 02, 2015 | By Justin Hall | Lifestyle

Depp carries ‘Black Mass’ to high grade

Johnny Depp's career has been in a slump the last few years, with bombs such as the bloated "The Lone Ranger," the unnecessarily baffling

October 02, 2015 | Justin Hall | Lifestyle

Conserve every drop — use water wisely

Water is one of those things that we use every day and, quite frankly, take for granted.

September 26, 2015 | By Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful director | Lifestyle

Life through the eyes of an armadillo

If you live in Liberty, Long or Tattnall county, you have probably seen one of my cousins.

September 22, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


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