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Richmond Hill resident a Cold War hero

In 1962, the Cold War reached new and dangerous heights with the Cuban Missile Crisis.

February 16, 2011 | By Katie McGurl Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Dance brings romance to civic center

Liberty County love birds celebrated Valentine's Day early by cutting a rug Friday night beneath the new tin roof of the Dorchester Village Civic Center in Midway.

February 14, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Lifestyle


Two complete basic training

Jeffrey Manuel Lopez, a 2010 Liberty County High School graduate, graduated from Coast Guard basic training Dec. 21 in Camp May, N.J. He was selected for the United States Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard. He will join his twin brother in Alexandria, Va.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Midway man recognized at Reagan celebration

Georgians came from near and far to Valdosta last week to meet Michael Reagan as he joined the Southwest Georgia Republican Women in celebrating the centennial birthday of his father, former President Ronald Wilson Reagan.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Ogeechee riverkeeper paddling away

Chandra Brown joked that she can't handle three children.

February 09, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Family-to-Family starts Thursday

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Statesboro will offer its well-known Family-to-Family education course from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 10 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church, 1102 Fair Road in Statesboro.

February 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Kiwanis Club goes the 'extra mile'

The Kiwanis Club of Liberty County received a $500 check from Vaden Nissan as part of the dealership's Extra Mile awards program. Each week, the Vaden family of dealerships awards $500 to a group or an individual who has gone "the extra mile." The winner is always featured on WTOC's Friday newscast at 6 p.m.

February 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Locals advance military careers

Air Force Airman Matthew H. Wiram recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

February 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Chocolate options await Valentine diners

Chocolate is a Valentine's Day must-have. Fondue, just one of the many ways to enjoy the sweet treat, is as popular as ever with lovebirds in search of desserts to share. The warm, melted cocoa concoction is usually served with small slices of fruit, cake or cookies for dipping.

February 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Grab your sweetheart and head for the dance floor

Liberty County residents and their sweethearts will dance the night away Friday at the Dorchester Village Civic Center's Valentine's Day dance.

February 07, 2011 | Seraine Page | Lifestyle


Local singer signs with artists’ group

As long as he can afford a peanut butter sandwich every now and again, one former Liberty County resident is OK with where his country music career is heading.

February 07, 2011 | Seraine Page | Lifestyle


Friends, fish and a good ol‘ time

Every Wednesday night, it is guys' night out on the Isle of Wight.

February 04, 2011 | Seraine Page | Lifestyle


Best things: Super Bowl party time

Sports fans everywhere are gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday when the Green Bay Packers will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. A few local high school football coaches are busy planning their annual game-day rituals. For most, it seems, Super Bowl Sunday is a family affair and for one, surprisingly, it's not that big of a deal.

February 02, 2011 | Patty Leon | Lifestyle


101 and counting

Junior Campbell celebrated his 101st birthday surrounded by friends and family Thursday while wearing his best suit and a sparkly birthday hat.

February 01, 2011 | Seraine Page | Lifestyle


Cooking with children

Italian chef Biagio Longo, who has been in the area recently, presenting cooking classes in conjunction with the Hinesville Area Arts Council, has also conducted classes for children.

January 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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'Come and Take It!' at Fort Morris

For the ninth consecutive year, canons sounded at Fort Morris on Nov. 22 in observance of the annual "Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War encampment in Sunbury, where Col. John McIntosh once refused to surrender to the British. However, for the first time ever, the living-history event highlighted young people this year.

December 01, 2014 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | Lifestyle


Extension honors Long County employee

Long County secretary Charlotte McGinn recently was selected as the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Southeast District Secretary of the Year. McGinn was nominated by Kasey Bozeman, who is the coordinator for the Southeastern District.

November 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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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