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Harry Potter author's prose grows up

The dust jacket of J.K. Rowling's ballyhooed new book, The Casual Vacancy, available today, bills it as "her first novel for adults." It's Rowling's first published work since she wrapped the mega-selling, seven-volume Harry Potter fantasy saga in 2007. And that puts her, and The Casual Vacancy, in a uniquely awkward position. The public knows Rowling as a fantasy-fiction Pied Piper; in an age ruled by videogames, her books got kids-even kids who otherwise don't read much-to thrill over every gripping chapter in a 4,100-page adventure saga about plucky young wizards vanquishing ...

September 27, 2012 | By Steve Daly For Parade Magazine | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you love being the focus of attention, it's a good idea to take a few steps back right now to just watch the action. What you see can help with an upcoming decision.

September 27, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Filming of ‘Hunger Games’ sequel an economic boon to Clayton County

JONESBORO - Officials say filming of the second movie in "The Hunger Games" trilogy is expected to provide an economic boost to Clayton County, just south of Atlanta.

September 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Stewart fishing event fun for families

More than 200 people came to Fort Stewart's Pond 30 on Saturday morning for a family fishing event that celebrated National Hunting & Fishing Day.

September 27, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Pioneer female politician honored

A granite monument honoring former Walthourville City Councilwoman and Mayor Carrie Kent was unveiled Saturday morning before a crowd of political supporters, family members and friends as Walthourville observed Mayor Carrie Kent Day. Kent, who served the city for more than 25 years and died in June 2009.

September 27, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


Sarah Michelle Gellar gives birth to a boy

LOS ANGELES - Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have added a boy to their brood.

September 26, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Students look to end hunger

Volunteer hours may be a graduation requirement, but many Liberty County High School Panthers likely have exceeded their minimums - and they've fed hungry children in their own community in the process.

September 26, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Lifestyle


Skidaway Marine Science Day set

Skidaway Marine Science Day 2012 will be from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, on the campus of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the north end of Skidaway Island.

September 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Redding Groover takes — and tries to give back — a bride

Gum Branch community was the home of Redding Miles Groover, who was born Feb. 19, 1860, to Charles and Rebecca Groover. He was the fifth child in a family of 10 brothers and sisters. Redding's father joined the Confederate Army when Redding was about 1 year old and was commissioned a second lieutenant soon thereafter.

September 25, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Vizionz have eyes on future

Prospective Sistaz and Soljaz with Vizionz member Thomas "Joker" McLaurin became involved with the social club after he saw them handing out backpacks and school supplies at a Hillery Park barbecue.

September 25, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Lifestyle


Tift takes second place in theater-scholars contest

Kristyl D. Tift of Hinesville recently received second place in the Black Theatre Network's 2012 S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition.

September 25, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Blues and BBQ this weekend

Downtown Hinesville will be filled with music and barbecue from 4-11 p.m. Saturday for the annual Blues & BBQ behind the new judicial center on Main Street.

September 24, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Zeppelin touts concert film, mum on group’s future plans

LONDON - The song remains the same, as Led Zeppelin once observed. But Zeppelin fans can visit the band's music anew thanks to a film of the rock titans' last show together in 2007.

September 24, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Good neighbors make good communities

National Good Neighbor Day is Sept. 28. This week, we at Keep Liberty Beautiful will kick off one of our major themes for this year in conjunction with this little-known holiday: "Good Neighbors: Keep it Clean Keep it Green."

September 24, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

Joe and Chong Gillam of Hinesville recently took a copy of the Coastal Courier with them to Miami to watch the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins.

September 24, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Thanksgiving brings cornucopia of memories

The fourth Thursday in November is observed as Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Ever since 52 pilgrims got together with their 50 Indian friends in November 1621 and decided to have a large, three-day feast to celebrate and give thanks to God for helping them pull through the rough winter in the new land, Americans have been getting together with their families and feasting.

November 25, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


County workees raise $13K for United Way

The Liberty County Commission recently announced that in October, county employees raised $13,641 for the United Way. The total exceeds last year's donations by 13 percent and sets a new record of giving by county-government employees. Workers from 18 departments contributed to the campaign.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Memorial walk gets $5,000 donation

Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association National President James McCartney presented a check for $5,000 at the Veterans Salute on Nov. 1 in Bryant Commons to George Holtzman of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee and Hinesville Mayor James Thomas.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


HS senior dancing with Atlanta Ballet

Kristen Marshal has lived in Richmond Hill for almost her entire life. She has grown up in the Richmond Hill school system. But for her last year of high school, Marshal decided to do her schooling online so she could move to Atlanta.

November 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Lifestyle


Georgia mountains are real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


RH Rotary hears Hunter's history

At the Nov. 13 weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, Bill Cathcart gave members a glimpse into the history of the life of pilot Frank "Monk" O'Driscoll Hunter and Hunter Army Airfield.

November 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'Dumb...' has some laughs; little else

It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.

November 21, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Four complete basic training

Four people with ties to Liberty and Long counties have completed basic military training:

November 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Veterans honored in Long County

More than 100 veterans and active-duty military personnel were honored by Long County High School on Tuesday during the annual Veteran's Day Ceremony.

November 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Interstellar' is another Nolan classic

Ever since he grabbed the public's attention with the Oscar-nominated "Memento" in 2000, director Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the 21st century.

November 14, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Pink Panther fundraiser at school

Liberty County High School held its fourth annual Pink Panther Day for breast-cancer awareness Oct. 30. This event is sponsored by Family Career and Community Leaders of America. This year, Pink Panther Day was held in honor of Kim Brown, an LCHS teacher who is battling breast cancer. This year's shirt was designed in honor of Brown and had her favorite quote, "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have," on the back with her initials. FCCLA members sold 267 shirts, almost double what they sold last year. Proceeds totaling $850 ...

November 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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