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Congregation re-enacts tradtional ritual

More than 100 people gathered in Riceboro early Sunday for a historical baptism ceremony at one of the oldest, if not the only, traditional baptismal sites left in Liberty County.

September 02, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Lifestyle


Sewing club uses talents to help others

A few women at First Baptist Church are using their sewing talents to help others. They have formed a group, comprised of exerpeinced and beginner seamstresses, and they meet from 10 a.m.-noon every Wednesday in the Phillips Building.

August 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Local artist recognized nationally

Hinesville's gospel sensation Terry Newsome is currently in Nashville, Tenn., for the Just Plain Folks Music Awards, where he has been nominated for awards in the categories of Best Album, Best Gospel Song and Best Urban Gospel Song for songs featured on his 2007 album "Mo Soul Music."

August 31, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Lifestyle


Long Relay for Life wraps up year

LUDOWICI - The Long County Relay for Life ended its year on Aug. 20 with a wrap up party honoring all teams and participants.

August 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


How to win $325 million: Get lucky

There are no secret mathematical tricks to hitting it big on tonight's Mega Millions drawing for a gigantic jackpot, according to Georgia Southern University math instructor.

August 28, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


1st Brigade memorial gets funding boost

In an effort to reiterate how important it is to remember fallen soldiers, Laura Rittenhouse, on behalf of the Coastal Empire chapter of the Association of the United States Army, accepted a $10,000 donation from the Navy Federal Credit Union, which she then passed on to Col. Roger Cloutier to help fund the Raider Brigade Fallen Soldier Memorial.

August 26, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Stand Down for Homeless set for Sept. 15

A Stand Down for Homelessness will be from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Salvation Army, 3000 Bee Road, in Savannah.

August 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long Co. girl wins Waycross pageant

Long County teen Shelby Mock recently won the overall queen title in the 2009 Miss Diamond USA Pageant in Waycross.

August 26, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Goldenheirs hear of downtown revitalization

The Goldenheirs learned about the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and its plans during their Aug. 4 meeting.

August 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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


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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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