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Region is ready to celebrate

This Fourth of July holiday weekend offers Liberty County residents diverse and family-friendly Independence Day events. Patriots, history buffs and beachgoers will find plenty of fun ways to celebrate.

July 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Ludowici celebrates its history

The city of Ludowici held a ceremony Saturday to celebrate its history. The event, which was called "Ludowici: The Town, the History and the Company," was sponsored by Ludowici Roof Tile and organized by local businessman Tim Works. About 70 people attended the event.

June 30, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Democrats honor leaders at banquet

The Liberty County Democratic Committee held its annual awards banquet June 11.

June 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Country girl visits big city in 1956

A few weeks ago, my husband and I had the honor of attending the baptism of our great niece, Emilee Hein, the daughter of Liberty High history teacher Sarah Hein and Liberty County detective Jeff Hein, at the historic Walthourville Baptist Church.

June 27, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


GeoVista workers reach out to area homeless

GeoVista Credit Union workers have helped the homeless and the community at large through various fundraisers this year.

June 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Soldier's cat weathers deployments, contest

Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Rachel Kozack's charcoal tabby cat, Scabby, was one of 10 semifinalists from across the country in the People Saving Pets "My Magnificent Adopted Pet Online Contest" last week. Unfortunately, Scabby lost the contest's top spot this week to a deaf pointer/dalmatian mixed-breed dog from Oklahoma named Patience.

June 24, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Motorcycle club to honor fallen brother

Members of the Soldiers United Motorcycle Club of Hinesville were devastated to learn one of the own riders was killed in a wreck around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night on Interstate 95, but they're determined to carry on his memory.

June 24, 2011 | Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Fathers, daughters bond at YMCA dance

The girls were dressed in their Sunday best and the men wore suits and ties at the first annual father/daughter dance Saturday afternoon at the Liberty County YMCA.

June 23, 2011 | Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Soldier honors dad with NASCAR surprise

A lifelong passion for stock car racing landed a Liberty County man a cameo appearance in Sunday's Heluva Good 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

June 22, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


McGregory graduates from Homeless Prevention Program

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and the city council congratulate Rickie McGregory, front left, for successfully completing the city's Homeless Prevention Program during a recent council meeting. McGregory said the program gave him a second chance and helped him turn his life around.

June 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Grow A Girl Network hosts celebration

The Grow A Girl Network hosted its first annual Black and White Celebration on June 4 at Bethel AME Church in Hinesville.

June 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Keep cool this summer while conserving resources

The first day of summer, June 21, is Tuesday. That's sort of a shock to those of us who feel like it has been summer for several months now.

June 20, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle


Best things: Ex-SEAL reveals life lessons

Former Navy SEAL Howard Wasdin, the author of New York Times Best Seller "SEAL Team Six," has worked to overcome obstacles his entire life.

June 17, 2011 | Christie Schroeder | Lifestyle


Long County celebrates ‘adoptive’ mother, role model

Many people in Long County and the surrounding areas long have felt a special connection with a well-known Ludowici resident. Frances Daly, who cherishes her role as the community's adopted matriarch, was delighted recently when St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church hosted a day of appreciation in her honor.

June 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Southern Baptists on brink of historic election

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The man expected to be in the running to become the first African-American in the No. 2 position of the nation's largest Protestant denomination didn't choose to become a Southern Baptist. By Fred Luter Jr.'s account, it just sort of happened.

June 14, 2011 | By Travis Toller Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


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Ho Ho Holbrook Festival of Lights this weekend

Holbrook Pond Recreation Area will glow with Christmas decorations to delight children and adults alike during the Ho Ho Holbrook Festival of Lights from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County lights Christmas tree

Long County residents celebrated the season Thursday during the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at the Ludowici Well Pavilion. As always, a large crowd gathered to enjoy the holiday festivities and merriment.

December 08, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Festival focuses on Geechee culture

Geechee Kunda hosted its 10th annual Old Time Riceboro Sugarcane Harvest and Arts n' Crafts Show last weekend as part of the center's effort to preserve the history of the Geechee culture.

December 08, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Pengiuns...' never takes flight

"The Penguins of Madagascar" is a spin-off from the successful "Madagascar" animated franchise, and while it has its moments of energy and humor, I think it would've been much more successful as a DVD release.

December 05, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Walthourville tree lighting Saturday

The fourth annual Walthourville Lighting of the Tree Celebration will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at city hall.

December 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Liberty 4-H agent honored

Liberty County 4-H agent Kasey Bozeman has won the 4-H Military Partnerships Award by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents for her work with military youth in Georgia.

December 04, 2014 | By Sharon Dowdy UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences | Lifestyle


Parade rolls Friday evening

The 18th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade rolls through downtown Hinesville starting at 6:30 Friday evening.

December 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Church pianist honored for 50 years service

A fixture of most churches is a musician playing a piano off to the side just about every Sunday as the congregation and choir sing praises to God.

December 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Long Christmas tree lighting to be Thursday

Two Christmas-themed events will be held in the next two weeks in Ludowici.

December 03, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Another $5,000 for memorial walk

Members of the Liberty Independent Troop donated $5,000 toward the construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk to be built at Bryant Commons. To date, $97,200 has been donated for construction of the veterans memorial.

December 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two complete Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman Benjamin L. Wooten recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

December 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


LCSO gives meals to needy families

With assistance from Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin, Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray and Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and his employees delivered many Thanksgiving meal baskets to area families in need.

December 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Tree lightings are Thursday, Friday

The Christmas tree outside Club Stewart will come to life and Santa will greet children during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

December 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


'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


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