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Blues, BBQ a hit

Last Saturday's Blues and BBQ was a laid-back, casual jam fest in downtown Hinesville. Hundreds of visitors wandered between barbecue tents and trailers and settled into lawn chairs for sultry and swinging musicians as the sun went down. Eventgoers tapped their toes to Brenda Meteyor and A Touch of Class, The Eddie Kirkland Band and Eric Culberson throughout the evening.

September 23, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Lifestyle


Couple's car selected as cruiser of month

On Sept. 5, Randy and Debbie Wilson entered one of their cars in the Altamaha Classic Cruisers monthly competition and brought home top honors.

September 21, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Dorchester takes visitors back in time

On Saturday, more than 50 people gathered on the front lawn of the Historic Dorchester Academy in Midway to partake in "A Day at Old Dorchester."

September 21, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Lifestyle


Firefighters, Chili's team up to give back

Many people who dined at Chili's restaurant in Hinesville yesterday helped city firefighters raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Chili's donated 10 percent of its sales Tuesday to the firefighters' MDA fundraising campaign.

September 16, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Soldiers, officials speak to students

On Friday morning when Mayor Jim Thomas asked Lyman Hall Elementary students what freedom meant to them, a roar rose from the crowd of children who stood waving American flags. One young, enthusiastic voice rang out above the rest.

September 14, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Community honors those who serve

Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? It seems every American old enough to remember the terrorist attack on the nation has an answer. Those who participated in Thursday's Freedom Walk on Fort Stewart were no different.

September 14, 2009 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


$10,000 presented to sheriffs homes

A check for $10,000 was presented last week to the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes. Retired Development Officer Sheriff Sid Roberts of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association accepted the donation at The Rusty Pig Restaurant in Glennville.

September 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Wireless do-not-call deadline a hoax

For every advancement in technology, it seems a new trouble is sure to follow, and cell phones are not exempt from this scenario. Though they enjoyed anonymity for dozens of years, cell phone numbers may soon be doomed to enter the public sphere, and with such publicity comes the unwanted attention of telemarketers.

September 14, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Lifestyle


Brantley Gilbert wows Long County crowd

Country singer Brantley Gilbert put on a show Friday for an enthusiastic Long County crowd.

September 11, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Rotary welcomes exchange student

All the way from Wrexham, Wales, Sarah Pugh, a Georgia Rotary Student Program participant, spoke to the Hinesville club Tuesday about her experience studying in the United States.

September 11, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Area showcases assets to military community

Several hundred soldiers, military spouses and their dependents browsed the semiannual Community Showcase on Wednesday at Club Stewart. The showcase's 67 participants offered military families information on recreational activities, support services and educational programs available in Southeast Georgia and nearby Florida.

September 11, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Rotary gives fans to seniors

September 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Geechee Kunda adds African structures

Beside the Geechee Kunda Cultural Arts Center, shaded by a large oak tree, sits a gray hut collaboratively built by members of the community and other friends and volunteers from across the world.

September 07, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Sorority awards five scholarships

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Hinesville Alumnae Chapter, awarded its Annie B. Givens scholarships to five area seniors over the summer.

September 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Congregation re-enacts tradtional ritual

More than 100 people gathered in Riceboro early Sunday for a historical baptism ceremony at one of the oldest, if not the only, traditional baptismal sites left in Liberty County.

September 02, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Lifestyle


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'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


Midnight train to Georgia

ON THEIR WAY TO SAVANNAH IN 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's forces tried to capture the Doctortown train trestle over the Altamaha River in Wayne County, Ga.

April 09, 2014 | Jim Morekis Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


AASU's Godspell opens a musical door

THERE'S A GOOD reason the John-Michael Tebelak/Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell has endured and prospered for more than 40 years. Its Christian theme notwithstanding, it's a story about love and family-building.

April 09, 2014 | Bill DeYoung Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


Club hears about plight of seafarers

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recently welcomed Chaplain Andrew E.V. Krey, executive director of Maritime Bethel at Savannah and pastor at Bible Lutheran Church in Rincon. Krey gave a presentation about the human cost of the economic success of the Port of Savannah.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two students in state pageant

Two students from Diamond Elementary School on Fort Stewart have been selected as finalists for the National American Miss Georgia Pageant.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Families celebrate Easter, spring at egg roll

Spring weather greeted families Saturday during the second annual Easter Egg Roll at Bryant Commons in Hinesville. The event was organized by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and Fort Stewart MWR.

April 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Scouts introduce new district to Rotary

Inductions of new members and a presentation by Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America highlighted Tuesday's Hinesville Rotary Club luncheon at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Flemington.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


ArtsFest set for Saturday

Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.

April 04, 2014 | Special to Courier | Lifestyle


'Divergent' is well-cast, exciting show

Young-adult books remain crazy popular these days, but when it comes time to adapt them into major motion pictures, the results can vary. "Divergent," now in theaters, is based upon the best-selling trilogy from author Veronica Roth. Is it the new "Hunger Games?" Could be.

April 04, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Coffee important to mornings, national security

It's hard to imagine that 240 years ago, American colonists drank tea - not sweet tea, but English tea.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Liberty marks County Government Month

Liberty County is celebrating National County Government Month this month to showcase county services and the ways in which the county prepares for and responds to potential natural disasters, emergencies and other situations the community may face.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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