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Old kitchens hold memories, memorials

The kitchen is the heart of the home. This is as true today as it was 100 years ago. Back then, the kitchen was a separate little building that usually was built before the main house. It was connected by a small porch or walkway that we called the dogtrot. I guess we called it that because that is where the old hound dog trotted between the house and the kitchen, waiting for us to throw him a cold biscuit.

November 21, 2011 | Margie Love | Lifestyle


The recycling journey starts in your bin

Last week, hundreds of local residents and young people took the pledge to recycle. Nov. 15 was the annual America Recycles Day and we planned a number of community activities and school events to encourage more people to begin recycling or to expand their recycling efforts.

November 21, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

Ann Parker and James Blank pose with a copy of the Coastal Courier on May 17 outside the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. One week earlier, Parker had donated a kidney to Blank. They are good friends, and both attend Bethesda Church in Hinesville. Parker's donation marked the 1,000th kidney donation at the Jacksonville Mayo Clinic. She celebrated and enjoyed cake with the clinic staff. After some ups and downs with post-transplant procedures, Blank now is doing well. Parker said the transplant also marked the third time someone from Bethesda Church has donated a kidney to another.

November 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Simple math predicts how much turkey to buy

Thanksgiving holds different meanings to different people. Some feel it is a day for being generous or giving thanks through unselfish deeds. Others feel it is a time to sit around with family sharing stories of the year. Still many others simply look forward to the day for football. No matter how you view Thanksgiving, one thing is sure: Filling up on turkey is an integral part of the holiday.

November 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Riceboro native’s book offers guidance for young women

Riceboro native Dawn Baker, a local television anchor and reporter, can add another achievement to her resume: She's now an author. Baker's recently released book, "Dawn's Daughter: Everything A Woman Needs To Know," a 142-page, soft-cover publication, is now on local shelves.

November 21, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Toys for Tots drop-off points

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November 18, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Descendants of Stewart landowners return for visit

Their claim to the land predates the American Revolution, and yet their parents and grandparents gave up their plots - some willingly, some not so willingly - for the sake of the nation when then-Camp Stewart was established in 1940, just in time to help prepare the Army for World War II.

November 18, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Club hears from 'Out of Captivity' author

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honored Veterans Day at its weekly meeting Thursday in the Richmond Hill City Center by hosting guest speaker and veteran Keith Stansell.

November 17, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Lifestyle


Step back in time to Fort King George

Georgia is a beautiful state with lots of history, much of which was preserved for us by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources through its 60-plus state parks and historic sites. Fort King George Historic Site in Darien was established by the British in 1621, a dozen years before Gen. James Oglethorpe founded Great Britain's 13th colony in the New World.

November 17, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


United Way nears campaign goal of $181,000

With just days remaining in the 2011-12 "Live United" fundraising campaign, the United Way has raised $177,700 of this year's goal of $181,000. The campaign ends Friday.

November 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Food pantry distributes 20,000 pounds of groceries

Community volunteers distributed 20,000 pounds of food Tuesday to Liberty County families in need at Hinesville's Shuman Center.

November 16, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Ricefest draws record crowd

A record-breaking crowd inundated Riceboro on Saturday to celebrate the city's fifth annual Ricefest.

November 16, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Woman vying to be Miss Georgia USA

Tiffany Hopkins, 22, of Ludowici will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA on Nov. 17-19 at the Woodland Performing Arts Theatre in Cartersville.

November 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Rotary honors soldier of week

The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday honored Joel Galarza as the soldier of the week.

November 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Relay for Life starting to organize

The 2012 Relay for Life team captains recently had their first meeting at Button Gwinnett Elementary School, where event Chairwoman Tory Baker works. Other captains' meetings are scheduled for Jan. 10, Feb. 6, March 5 and April 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Button Gwinnett. The community kickoff will be Jan. 7, and a survivors' brunch is planned for April 14. This year's relay will be April 20-21 at the recreation center football field on Highway 84.

November 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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Recycling fever is a good fever to have — and here’s why

When it comes to recycling, did you realize that more actually means less?

July 15, 2014 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Contestants sought for BBQ festival

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue contestants for the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

July 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'Rio 2' brings more of the same

DVD's expected in stores an online next week include:

July 12, 2014 | By Sam Struckhoff King Features | Lifestyle


'Gypsy' hitchhiking the skies

Amber Nolan is hitchhiking across the country - by air. Not commercial air, but general aviation.

July 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Doughnuts are poor man's dessert

It doesn't matter if you spell it donut or doughnut - these little ring-shaped dough cakes are deep-fried and smothered in sweetness. Donuts are a poor man's dessert.

July 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Church-based group wants to help disabled

Retired probation officer and Hinesville resident Arthur Stewart spends his time golfing with friends, attending and serving as a junior warden at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, and building handicap ramps for physically disabled residents of Liberty, McIntosh and Glynn counties.

July 10, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Lifestyle


Riverkeeper meeting is Saturday

An organization committed to protecting the Ogeechee River basin will hold its annual meeting and membership drive from noon until 3 p.m Saturday at Love's Seafood Restaurant.

July 09, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Correspondent | Lifestyle


Rare termite finds home in Hinesville

A rare species of termites reported on in the Courier a year ago continued to spread through the building in which they were found, and now they've been discovered in the oak trees in Bradwell Park.

July 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Mission team travels to Dominican Republic

The DR2K14 Mission Possible Team, comprised of Hinesville churches' members, completed its fourth ministry trip to the Dominican Republic on June 12.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Liberty Lore: Groovers’ Gum Branch journey began at docks

When a Liberty County native thinks of the Gum Branch community in the rural area of the county, he or she probably thinks of one of four families: the Groovers, the Longs, the Smileys or the Zorns.

July 07, 2014 | Margie Love Historian | Lifestyle


Hallie Holmes estate donates $15K to Midway Museum

The Midway Museum recently received a $15,000 donation from the family of Hallie B. Holmes, who was the national president of the Georgia State Regent of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hinesville native is serving on oldest warship

BOSTON - A 2004 Liberty County High School graduate from Hinesville is part of a handpicked Navy crew serving on the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, the USS Constitution.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Religion announcements July 6-19

July 7

July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Keep Liberty Beautiful: Littering and neglect for the poor, clueless souls

Litter is a big deal for Keep Liberty Beautiful. We know how devastating out-of-control litter is for the quality of life of a community.

July 07, 2014 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Drury working on next-generation ‘Virginian’

Westerns dominated the airways in the 1960s. One of the most popular was "The Virginian," which ran for nine seasons on NBC from 1962-71 and starred James Drury as the unnamed mystery foreman of the Shiloh ranch, set in Medicine Bow, Wyoming.

July 04, 2014 | By Nick Thomas For the Coastal Courier | Lifestyle


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