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Free Thanksgiving meal for soldiers

Single soldiers far from home or families waiting for their deployed soldiers to return can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner free of charge tomorrow from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Vann's Bar and Grill's future location inside the Econo Lodge (formerly Bulls & Beach), off Highway 84. Vann's will remain in its current location behind Goody's department store until Friday.

November 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


This round's for the animals

Area residents stepped up to the karaoke mic, bought raffle tickets and enjoyed libations Friday at Vann's Bar and Grill during the Liberty Humane Shelter's fourth annual Pouring for Paws fundraiser.

November 22, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Clubs provide Thanksgiving meals

Members of Liberty County's social clubs joined forces Thursday evening to ensure 70 underprivileged families will enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.

November 22, 2010 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Sorority fundraiser for March of Dimes

November is Prematurity Awareness Month at the March of Dimes and the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's Chi Pi Zeta Chapter showed their support by hosting a 5K run/walk Nov. 13 beginning and ending at the Liberty County Courthouse.

November 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


November is Homeless Prevention Month

Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier signed a proclamation Nov. 4 before the Hinesville City Council making November Homeless Prevention Month in Hinesville. Homeless Prevention coordinator Daisy Jones, Liberty County United Ministerial Alliance President Rev. Richard Hayes, Kirk Healing Center representative Charli Shearer, KHC board of directors member Barbara Martin and Hinesville Community Development Department director Kenneth Howard attended the signing.

November 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Food drive helps Manna House stock up

Every weekday, those who are hungry can find hot meals at the Manna House in Hinesville.

November 19, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Fourth annual Ricefest draws crowds

There was a steady stream of traffic as folks came out to Riceboro Saturday to celebrate the Gullah/ Geechee Culture and the city of Riceboro's signature event – the 2010 Ricefest.

November 17, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Five retire from post network center

On Sept. 30, five employees of the Fort Stewart Network Enterprise Center marched into retirement.

November 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Teens photos enliven Mills House

Three years ago, Ryan Willet opened a box that changed his life forever.

November 15, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Bring in toys for area tots

Since September, United Way of the Coastal Empire's elves have been working hard collecting Christmas gifts for the tots of Liberty County.

November 15, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Donate gifts for needy children

Hinesville recently kicked off this year's Operation Christmas Child campaign, a project designed to help children in need around the world. First Presbyterian Christian Academy is serving as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with gifts.

November 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


CASA volunteers train on databases

On Oct. 29, Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers from Liberty, Long, Bryan, McIntosh, Evans and Tattnall counties assembled in Hinesville for training on the Court Process Reporting System, a statewide database. The training, held at The Coastal Bank, was conducted by George Li of the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children.

November 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Ceremonies salute veterans

Fresh-faced ROTC cadets carefully escorted elderly veterans across a red carpet, carrying wreaths to place before the nation's flag Thursday, in observance of Veterans Day at the local VFW post in Hinesville. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6602 hosts the solemn ceremony each November on the 11 day at the 11th hour, the moment that marks armistice, the official end of World War I.

November 12, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Middle school's beauty queens crowned

The Walker Middle School FBLA had its third annual Miss and Junior Miss Walker Middle School pageant Nov. 4.

November 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


BI class fo 1960 has reunion

Bradwell Institute's class of 1960 had its 50-year class reunion Oct. 23 at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway. The celebration began with a social hour as classmates renewed old friendships and made new acquaintances. Mr. and Ms. Lamar Cook of Hinesville and their son Ryan provided the entertainment.

November 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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New women's group hopes to help community

Fourteen Bryan and Liberty County women walked the halls of the Dorchester Village Civic Center dressed in white, each with a pink corsage, as they were dubbed Top Ladies of Distinction on Saturday.

July 17, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Lifestyle


Legion Post 321 installs officers, retires flags

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 installed new officers Saturday afternoon in a ceremony at the Midway Police Department. The American Legion Department of Georgia Junior Vice Commander George Walker swore in the new leaders.

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


Students' art depicts historic event

From now until September, the community can view artwork by several Bradwell Institute students at the Historic Dorchester Academy Museum that focuses on an important event in African-American history.

July 15, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Lifestyle


Dodd named to board of directors

SAVANNAH - The Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire, a nonprofit organization that provides a "home away from home" for families who have critically ill or injured children receiving treatment at Savannah-area hospitals, recently announced that four new members were elected to its board of directors.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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


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