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Child advocates learn from conference

Eight community Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers from Atlantic Area CASA attended the Georgia CASA State Conference on April 16 in Atlanta to enhance their skills as they work with abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings.

April 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Best things: Make activity a regular habit

As the facility coordinator and head strength and speed coach at the D1 Savannah sports training center, Robert Creel encourages athletes of all ages and abilities to get in the habit of exercising. The facility, which opened on Ogeechee Highway in September, offers sports training for kids ages 7-18 as well as fitness programs for adults.

April 23, 2011 | Christie Schroeder | Lifestyle


Life before Fort Stewart revisited

When wartime came to 1940s Georgia, rural life was turned on its ear for the residents of Taylors Creek and other small communities scattered throughout nearly 300,000 acres. The Department of Defense needed their land for a strategic military post and they could do nothing more than take what little money was offered and move out to make a new life somewhere else.

April 22, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Two complete military training

Army Pvt. Joshua C. Tomson has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.

April 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Carpenter bees should buzz off

"Grandma, do you and Papa Gene play tennis? On each porch I see several tennis rackets in the rocking chairs," my granddaughter said to me a few weeks ago.

April 18, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Animals shelters vie for ASPCA money

The ASPCA has announced that 95 shelters across the country, including the Humane Society of Greater Savannah, have been selected to compete in the qualifying heat of the 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge.

April 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Civil War's 150th anniversary

FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT, S.C. (AP) - Somber period music, flickering candlelight and thudding cannons around Charleston Harbor ushered in the nation's observance of the nation's bloodiest conflict this morning.

April 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Lifestyle


Summer camps for military children

Georgia Operation: Military Kids will offer camping opportunities this summer for military youth. More than 150 military children took advantage of three camps last summer.

April 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Pageant draws crowd to Castle

Seventeen young ladies competed in the 2011 Tri-County Beauty Pageant last Saturday at the Celebration Castle in Long County.

April 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Mother's Day is for more than your mom

Sons and daughters everywhere celebrate their mothers every spring on Mother's Day. In recent years, however, the holiday has evolved from a day to honor mothers to one that recognizes all special women. So if there is a woman in your life who isn't a biological mother - but is special nonetheless - Mother's Day, which is less than a month away, is a great time to tell her how much she is appreciated.

April 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Local's son promoted in Air Force

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Sebastiano Marino of Hinesville was selected for promotion to the rank of senior master sergeant (E-8). Marino currently is stationed at Fort Meade, Md.

April 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Post Civil War files posted online

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Archives and Ancestry.com published newly digitized Civil War records online for the first time Wednesday, allowing users to trace family links to the war between North and South.

April 07, 2011 | By Brett Zongker Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Volunteers help clean up McAllister

A crew of 65 volunteers descended Saturday upon Fort McAllister Historic State Park to help take care of a little spring cleaning.

April 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Charities want old cars

For people with cars they no longer want, there are ways to get rid of them. If the car doesn't run or needs a lot of repairs, it will be difficult to sell.

April 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two complete Air Force basics

Air Force Airman Christopher T. Carlson recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

April 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Wildlife festival draws crowd

The 33rd annual Long County Fall Wildlife Festival took place Saturday and saw one of the event's largest crowds ever.

October 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Hinesville student in ABAC pageant

TIFTON - Courtney Barber, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 46th annual pageant Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year's contest is "Timeless Elegance."

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Seafood festival this weekend

Seafood, carnival rides, arts and crafts, kettle corn, peach cobbler and plenty of live music headlined by the Grammy winning band Blues Traveler is on tap this weekend at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


Four graduate basic training

Four people with ties to this area have completed military basic training:

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Fraser Center honors employee

The Fraser Center celebrated the service of employee Mildred Brown on Sept. 15.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Wildlife Festival pageant winners crowned

The Long County Wildlife Festival Pageant was held Oct. 4 at the Senior Citizen's Center in Ludowici.

October 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Carnival continues this weekend

The pay-as-you-go carnival continues on Fort Stewart this weekend. The public is welcome.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


RH High taps special homecoming king

Richmond Hill High School special-education teacher and wrestling coach Bob Parker said Alexis Mercado easily could be Georgia's governor if he wanted the job.

October 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


Affleck leads way in excellent 'Gone Girl'

In my opinion, Ben Affleck has only three really good movies on his resume: "Good Will Hunting," "The Town" and "Argo."

October 10, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


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