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Christmas comes to downtown Hinesville

Holiday cheer was served in cups of hot chocolate while Santa, Mrs. Claus, a team of delicate reindeer and some jolly elves personified holiday wonder Tuesday during the annual Christmas in the Park in downtown Hinesville. For the fourth consecutive year, Christmas in the Park was jointly sponsored by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

December 10, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Liberty's 'Santa' gives year round

Mama Irene strives to be generous all year long.

December 10, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Christmas parade rolls Friday evening

The 14th annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Illuminated Christmas Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday and will wind its way through much of the downtown business district.

December 09, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Lives lost at Pearl Harbor commemorated

For many veterans of World War II, the events of Pearl Harbor and the service members who proved their greatness in the midst of that tragedy compelled them to achieve their own greatness in service to the nation. Hank Clinton, on hand at Saturday's ceremony marking Dec. 7, 1941, is one such veteran.

December 06, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Lifestyle


Santa to land sleigh downtown Tuesday

Santa Claus really is coming to town.

December 06, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Wreaths for vets in Glennville cemetery

Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony, at noon Saturday, Dec. 11 to honor and remember the nation's veterans. The Bonaventure Society, Children of the American Revolution is coordinating the event to pay tribute to veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marines, prisoners of war and those still missing in action.

December 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Baby born in van on way to hospital

Katreana Thompson, 26, gave birth to a 7 pound, 2 ounce baby girl at 7:58 a.m. Thursday in a minivan on Highway 84 in Hinesville.

December 03, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


Area to commemorate 1941 attack

December is not just a month for joyous holiday celebration, it also is a time to observe Pearl Harbor's somber anniversary. The Disabled American Veterans will commemorate the tragic attack on Pearl Harbor at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Fred L. Ginter American Legion Post #168 on West Highway 84 in Hinesville. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is officially observed Dec. 7.

December 01, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


YMCA has lots more than fitness

The YMCA is more than a family fitness center. Some days, it is a child-care service.

December 01, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Hunters organize to feed needy

Since 1993, hunters have been bringing meat to the tables of those in need through the Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program.

November 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Farm donates trees for troops

Some people give money during the holidays. Others give toys to needy children. And some, like Judy and Paschal Brewer, give Christmas trees.

November 29, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Veterans help disabled vet

On Nov. 20, veterans made a difference. Members of American Legion Post 168 of Hinesville built a handicap ramp for a disabled veteran.

November 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Campaign still collecting toys, food for needy

Local Toys for Tots coordinators are still accepting toy donations for this year's campaign to ensure that more than 2,000 children in Liberty County receive Christmas gifts.

November 26, 2010 | By Seraine Page | Lifestyle


Seniors enjoy dinner, company

Thanksgiving came early this week for some Liberty County residents.

November 24, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Food giveaway draws crowd

The Rev. Katrina Deason said she heard from police officers that a couple hundred people had lined up at the crack of dawn Monday to ensure they could get free Thanksgiving baskets from the Manna House.

November 24, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


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Smiley Trunk-or-Treat draws a thousand

Smiley Elementary School in Long County held its annual Trunk-or-Treat celebration last Friday, and the event drew more than 1,000 students.

November 05, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Retired commander donates to vets memorial

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Glenn Webster, a former 3rd Infantry Division commander, recently donated $10,000 to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, center, and George Holtzman, chairman of HMAC's Veterans Memorial Walk committee. Holtzman said he expects to receive several sizable donations in the coming weeks to help pay for the memorial to be built at Bryant Commons.

November 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


3rd Class Citizens play at festival

Liberty County band 3rd Class Citizens opened for the LACs at LACtober Fest last month at the Big Nasty ATV Park in Bloomingdale. The band, which now has a cellphone app available at www.reverbnation.com/3rdclasscitizens/app, also is in the running to open for Thomas Rhett and Dierks Bentley. Fans and supporters can find the Wainwright Family Foundation's page on Facebook and vote for 3rd Class Citizens to play at the concert. For more information, go to www.3rdclasscitizens.com or find the band on Facebook.

November 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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