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United Way launches Women's Legacy Council

SAVANNAH - Twenty local women - philanthropists and community leaders - recently formed the United Way's Women's Legacy Council. The members share a common mission: to make a difference in the lives of women and children in the Coastal Empire through philanthropy and service.

May 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


New Miss Ludowici crowned

LUDOWICI - The 2009 miss Ludowici was crowned recently during a pageant in the Long County High School cafeteria.

May 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


County sponsors summer meals for kids

The Liberty County Commission is participating in the summer food program to provide meals to children.

May 22, 2009 | Staff report | Lifestyle


A walkway to remember

Among the numerous and voluminous historic documents in her file cabinets, Mary Beth Evans has an 1860 Census showing that there were approximately three times as many slaves, 6,000, as others living in Liberty County right before the Civil War.

May 20, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Hinesville looks at its world

May 18, 2009 | Staff report | Lifestyle


YMCA forgoes dues from laid-off members

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia plans to help members who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Any member who becomes involuntarily unemployed will be eligible to continue membership for up to three months or until becoming employed again at no charge.

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Liberty YMCA receives honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Armed Services YMCA, the a nonprofit organization supporting the families of junior enlisted military personnel, Wednesday recognized the Liberty County YMCA for its work to support military families. The Liberty Y won a Community YMCA Award, a part of the Raytheon Program Achievement Awards, at a luncheon on Capitol Hill.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Man hopes walks help conquer cancer

The Liberty County Relay for Life ended Saturday, but a recent visitor walks on in the name of cancer research.

May 13, 2009 | By Ross Blair Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Hot dog heads to Hinesville

"Meaty" Magaly Estrella and "Double Dog" Derek O'Leary drove the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile as it stopped by the Hinesville Wal-Mart as part of its tour of Georgia.

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


Relay for Life is Friday-Saturday

Like many Relay for Life volunteers, Liberty County's co-chairwoman Sharon Dunham has a personal reason for getting involved in the campaign to raise money for cancer research.

May 08, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Long Co. Relay raises $28,000 to fight cancer

Long County had its annual Relay for Life to support the American Cancer Society last Friday at Veteran's Field in Ludowici.

May 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Piece of history with local ties being renovated

There is a unique historical restoration project going on in the Medway River near the Isle of Wight, but Liberty Countians - though welcome - are unlikely to visit the attraction.

May 07, 2009 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Lifestyle


Ludowici man wins sale's door prize

HAZLEHURST - Don Dasher of Ludowici is the grand prize winner of the 2009 Peaches to the Beaches "Shop Til' You Drop" contest.

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Confederate Memorial Day marked with service

Members of St. John's Parish Daughters of the American Colonists gathered at the old historic Midway Cemetery on April 25 for a service commemorating Confederate Memorial Day. Cecil Stafford, a selectman with the Midway Society, addressed the crowd and shared information about John Lambert, who is buried in the historic cemetery.

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Rotarians learn of resources for hearing-impaired

Tuesday, Katherine Doster, support service specialist with the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired, informed Rotarians through an interpreter about current issues, projects and concerns for surrounding area residents who are hearing-impaired or deaf.

May 01, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger | Lifestyle


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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


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


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