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A Christmas trip down the Altamaha River is remembered

The Hinesville Gazette published a story in the January 1889 edition about a trip taken by editor and publisher Samuel Dowse Bradwell, his wife Elizabeth Clifton Bradwell and their family. The Bradwells took a long vacation to visit with Elizabeth's family, the Cliftons, in Tattnall County. We find it amusing today that they had such a long journey to get from Hinesville to Tattnall County. I thought it must have been a lot of excitement and fun. I tried to find Sharp's Landing on an old Tattnall County map that was drawn in 1906, but it was not ...

December 24, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Cutest kid winner named

David Chance Abbgy, 5, of Hinesville, recently won Thomas Hill Jewelers' cutest kid contest. The winner was determined through votes on Facebook photo submissions. David, standing with his dad, David Abbgy, and stepmom, Samantha Harper, won the world's largest Christmas stocking.

December 24, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Prayer vigil for shooting victims

Nearly 200 people braved chilly temperatures Friday night to take part in the first Hinesville citywide prayer gathering to provide guidance to the youngsters in the community.

December 24, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


Service-dog trainer helps disabled vet

Sgt. 1st Class Mark Brummitt loves dogs. The former drill instructor not only trains soldiers, he trains dogs - mostly service dogs to help people with disabilities. It's a part-time job and a passion.

December 22, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Santa visits Head Start Center

Though Christmas is four days away, Santa Claus still found time Tuesday to drop by the Long County Head Start Center to pass out a few gifts to the students on hand.

December 22, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Many movie choices this holiday season

Two potentially massive films will debut this year on Christmas Day. They are "Les Miserables" and "Django Unchained." Let's put these two contenders in the ring together.

December 21, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film/TV critic | Lifestyle


Vaden raffles car to help homeless

A drawing was held Wednesday in the showroom at Vaden Nissan of Hinesville for a 2011 Versa. All proceeds for the sale of raffle tickets were donated by Vaden Nissan to the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless.

December 21, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Civil rights 'giant' remembered for work

A longtime Midway resident who bridged racial divides prior to the civil-rights movement passed away last week, but his name will live on in the minds of those who frequently drive the Highway 84 overpass known as "McIntosh Mountain."

December 21, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


At the movies Dec. 21-27

HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas

December 21, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Church bells to ring at 9:30

ATLANTA - Churches and places of worship across Georgia are planning to ring their bells at 9:30 a.m. Friday, in remembrance of the 20 children and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

December 21, 2012 | Associated Press | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for Dec. 19-25

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It's a good time for reunions with those very special people from your past. You could be pleasantly surprised by what comes to light during one of these get-togethers.

December 20, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Have taste buds walk on wild side

Courier staff members rarely take lunch at the same time. So when our copy editor returned from lunch and asked if anyone in the news department had ever tried alligator, I assumed that was what he had for lunch.

December 20, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Courier staffer | Lifestyle


Area entertainment

Fort Pulaski hosting children's holiday workshops: Fort Pulaski National Monument will have children's holiday workshops throughout the month of December.

December 19, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Crew shoots 'Promise' here with local actors

If all goes according to one local woman's plan, Liberty County scenes will appear before an international audience at France's Cannes Film Festival in May.

December 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Hundreds of kids get free Christmas toys

For most children, Christmas is the best time of the year - a time when Santa piles presents under their decorated trees. For some families, though, that's not always the case.

December 19, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


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Local band up for statewide awards

Third Class Citizens, a band with members from Liberty and Long counties, is in the running for both the Georgia Music Awards' country band of the year and Georgia-country.com's group of the year.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


On gardening, gophers and 'long' travels

"Don't let the bear get you!" This old saying popped into my head during this extremely hot weather.

July 06, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Same-sex marriage seems only tolerated here

More than a week after the Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a constitutional right guaranteed for same-sex couples, not just a man and a woman, reaction in Liberty County appears to be muted.

July 04, 2015 | By Tiffany King and Caitlin Kenney | Lifestyle


'Road Kill Cafe' revived in Pembroke

Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith recently served up a suggestion to one of his best friends, retired Bryan County Probate Court Judge Hermon Butler.

July 04, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Lifestyle


RH boy to promote movie on '700 Club'

Bobby Batson of Richmond Hill will be on the TV show "700 Club" on Tuesday to promote his upcoming movie, "90 Minutes in Heaven".

July 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Businesses help collect food for Manna Hosue

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority recently had a food drive for the Manna House.

June 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Cowboy toilet paper has many uses

Every state has "cowboy toilet paper" growing somewhere in it.

June 23, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Veterinarian writes book on animal rights

Dr. Peter Martin loves animals.

June 22, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Horseback therapy helps people with disabilities

In Chatham County, just outside Bloomingdale off Highway 204, there is a property with an old house, horse stables, an arena and a barn.

June 21, 2015 | By Evelyn Fallon Correspondent | Lifestyle


Homeless Connect provides service to needy

Daisy Jones, the city of Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program coordinator, walked from table to table, ensuring each vendor was prepared before opening the doors of Bradwell Institute's gymnasium at noon June 6.

June 18, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


HPD detective writes, publishes his own book

It started with the scanning of some old photos for safe keeping.

June 17, 2015 | By Tiffany King and Lewis Levine Staff members | Lifestyle


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