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Local in film, studying for doctorate

Kristyl Dawn Tift reports that she recently completed work on the film "Looper" (starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt), in the role of Madame. The film will be in theaters in 2012. Meanwhile, she can be seen in the film "Hall Pass," which stars Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis and will be released Friday.

February 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Steel Magnolia Club treasures memories

Several years ago, a few Long County ladies started getting together to celebrate one another's birthdays. At the time, none of them could have predicted their gatherings eventually would morph into the Steel Magnolia Club. Before they knew it, the women had bonded and the 12 dear friends frequently made plans to chat over coffee and keep one another company on other occasions.

February 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


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


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LCHS alum earns internship

Liberty County High School alum Donnie Pulliam recently earned a paid internship to The Gloucester Institute in Richmond, Va.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Pimento cheese is Southern caviar

Salted sturgeon eggs ought to taste something like the mullet row I used to eat when I was a boy. But since caviar sells for about $50 an ounce, I'll never know.

April 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Deen brothers visit Stewart, judge 'Chopped' game

Nearly 100 ladies from the Marne Community Spouses Club, Fort Stewart's all-ranks social club, met Jamie and Bobby Deen last week. Celebrity chef Paula Deen's sons took time out of their busy schedules to enjoy lunch with the group during a special event at Club Stewart.

April 17, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Lifestyle


Raffle for Relay for Life team

Antonio Vonzell Sampson receives a Remington shotgun from Faye Morris, a member of The Battle Fighters. Sampson won the shotgun March 29 in a raffle held by the Battlefighters, a Relay for Life team.

April 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Thriller novelist at Book Festival

SAVANNAH - International bestselling author Tami Hoag will headline the Savannah Book Festival's spring 2014 event at noon May 8 at The Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island.

April 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Reception opens new exhibit at Gallery

The Hinesville Area Arts Council gallery on Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville was packed with art-curious business people and artists seeking other artists Thursday during a reception and Liberty County Chamber of Commerce business-after-hours event.

April 15, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Mrs. Farmer's sickness saved the house

The historical house a block from the Liberty County Courthouse was built in 1839 for Mrs. Mary Jane Hazzard Bacon, the widow of Major John Bacon, who had fought in the War of 1812 and died in 1833.

April 15, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Earth Day: Get up and get out there

THE LAWS OF physics dictate that nature abhors a vacuum. A related but lesser known axiom postulates that you can't love nature if you're inside vacuuming.

April 15, 2014 | Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


Cupcake war is April 23

The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host its spring Cupcake War from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Ball game benefits youth emergency shelter

SAVANNAH - The Savannah Sand Gnats will have their fourth annual "Pack the Park" game, benefiting Park Place Outreach - Youth Emergency Shelter, starting at 7:05 p.m. April 29 at Grayson Stadium.

April 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'Winter Soldier' tops 'The Avengers'

You've seen all three "Iron Man" flicks. You checked out "The Avengers" and the second "Thor" movie. Now, it's time to catch up with "the man out of time" in his solo sequel, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." How does this Marvel Studios movie measure up?

April 11, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


High school honors military kids at breakfast

So-called military "brats" learn how to make friends quickly because they never know when they once again might have to say their goodbyes, move to a new town and enroll in a new school. They must carry on with growing up while their active-duty service-member parent or parents are away, focused on protecting the nation's interests. Military children are taught early on to be self-sufficient. During April, the Month of the Military Child, these kids' resiliency and sacrifices are recognized.

April 11, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Monster mash-up

ALL THE FANBOYS and gamer girls will come out to play this weekend, when GnomeCon descends upon Savannah like a beneficent dragon.

April 11, 2014 | Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


'Best breakfast in town' -- yeah, right

The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.

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


Rain forces concert inside, band still rocks

Third Infantry Division soldiers and their families braved the rain Sunday to crowd into the Newman Fitness Center gymnasium for a free concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. The event was moved indoors due to rain and was delayed an hour, but that didn't keep attendees from waiting for and enjoying the show.

April 09, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Lifestyle


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