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Give a gift to a local business this year

The Christmas season officially has begun. (I don't count retailers' efforts to sell Christmas decorations starting in July.) It is December now, so we really are getting close to the big day. Before you get too busy, I hope you will take a few minutes to give a special gift to a local business by nominating one of them for a quarterly Win-dex Award. The Win-dex Awards are Keep Liberty Beautiful's way of recognizing attractive, litter-free local businesses. Nominating a business can be your way of thanking the operation for its efforts.

December 05, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle


Riceboro community gathers, gives thanks

Riceboro residents gathered last weekend at Briar Bay Park for the city's first annual Thanksgiving feast. The event committee, which included Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacey, David Miller, John Young, the Rev. Darlene Jackson, Linda Fagan and others from various churches, partnered with organizations to distribute turkeys, gift baskets and meals to Riceboro residents. Liberty Spice also donated gift baskets to DFACS clients. Organizers said the event was a success and they plan to make it a yearly event. Mt. Carmel's Praise Team sang songs of Thanksgiving, and Bishop Julian Jones presenting a gift basket to an attendee ...

December 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Toys for Tots campaign in final days; donations needed

Liberty County's Toys for Tots campaign will come to a close this week. United Way-Liberty Executive Director Jennifer Darsey, who is coordinating the campaign, said toys still are needed.

December 05, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Community invited to compete in Reader’s Digest contest

Residents of Hinesville and Liberty County have been invited once again to participate in a Reader's Digest contest called "We Hear You America," according to Ashley Gabriel, who is with public relations firm G.S. Schwartz & Co. Inc. Gabriel said Hinesville is eligible this year to compete for new funds and promotional support from Reader's Digest, including a grant of up to $50,000. Last year, the loyalty of residents who voted for their community earned Hinesville-Liberty County a $1,000 check from Reader's Digest, which Mayor Jim Thomas said was used for preservation of local historic ...

December 05, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Fort Stewart evergreen brightly lit

Bundled in coats and scarves, Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and their children gathered Thursday night outside Club Stewart night for Fort Stewart's annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

December 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Midway Museum to host Colonial Christmas tea

Get in the mood for Christmas by joining the Midway Museum on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for Mrs. Thelma's English-style tea.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Students’ artwork celebrates upcoming parade

Smiley Elementary School second- and third-graders recently submitted artwork for the Long County/Ludowici Christmas Parade coloring contest. The top three winners in the contest were Stephanie Piccarillo, who took third place; Makenzie Guyett, who was the runner-up; and Jonathan Proctor, who won first place. The three winning pieces will be displayed in local businesses to increase awareness about the upcoming parade. The Long County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the contest, which was organized by SES art teacher Danielle Nobles.

December 02, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Casting for mullet provided many good times

My family and I moved to Liberty County on St. Patrick's Day in 1971. During Easter weekend that year, my husband, brother-in-law and son went fishing.

November 28, 2011 | Margie Love | Lifestyle


Historians debunk common Thanksgiving myths

Though many of our tryptophan-induced comas are long over and thoughts of sugarplums now are forming in our heads, it just may be time to correct our understanding of Thanksgiving's origins before the memories cement for next year.

November 28, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Locals complete Savannah marathon

Several local residents participated in the Rock-N-Roll Marathon held in Savannah.

November 28, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Area business makes green progress

Starting a new business as an environmentally friendly one (or making an existing one greener) often can seem like a challenging task.

November 28, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle


LCSO provides food for needy families

Just before noon Monday, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and a handful of deputies began putting together Thanksgiving gift boxes in the sheriff's office conference room to hand-deliver to families throughout Liberty County who otherwise may have gone without a holiday feast Thursday.

November 24, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Long County pantry to give away food throughout holidays

The Long County Food Pantry will give away food today and throughout the holidays to those in need, according to Tina Skipper, the Long County coordinator of concerted services.

November 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Arts council offers new classes

With the Christmas season upon us, the Hinesville Area Arts Council is launching a new series of art lessons that could inspire handmade gifts for the holidays.

November 24, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


‘Breaking Dawn’ is worth the hype

There's no hiding it, I'm a "Twilight" fan. Hey, I don't approve of all the hype. All I know is that while reading Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novels, there were moments where I genuinely felt as if I had been magically transported into Bella Swan's shoes.

November 24, 2011 | By Sasha McBrayer Columnist | Lifestyle


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Armstrong's nod to liberal arts starting

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University has announced the schedule for the 2014-15 Moveable Feast lecture and performance series, presented by the university's College of Liberal Arts in historic venues throughout Savannah. All events are free and open to the public.

August 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Beatty completes first film since 2001

HOLLYWOOD - Warren Beatty has completed filming his first movie since 2001.

August 09, 2014 | By Tony Rizzo King Features Syndicate | Lifestyle


‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sends summer out on a high note

On the surface, "Guardians of the Galaxy," now in theaters, seems like a parody of the Marvel movie universe, but it actually succeeds as a stand-alone effort. For most of its running time, it's at once smart, hilarious, visually spectacular and has heart.

August 09, 2014 | Justin Hall Film Critic | Lifestyle


Grits definitely a Southern thing

There's one food that says "Southern" more than fried chicken, fried okra, sweet tea or a "mess" of greens. That's grits.

August 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Local artist's second exhibit to depict interests, passion

Almost a year ago, Hinesville resident and artist Emily Scott-Graham showed her work for the first time to the Hinesville area at the Hinesville Area Art Council.

August 06, 2014 | by Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Lifestyle


Scavenger hunt to boost Alzheimer's awareness

A massive scavenger hunt soon will wind through the streets of Liberty County to help raise funds for and boost Alzheimer's awareness in the community while providing a day of fun for area families.

August 05, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Lifestyle


Dr. Whit Fraser left mark on region

During 1958-85, almost everyone in Liberty and Long counties knew the name of Dr. Whitman Fraser.

August 04, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


'Lego Movie' is free downtown Friday

"The Lego Movie," rated PG, will be shown free at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Bryant Commons amphitheater, 438 Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

August 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Rise again with help from Jesus

"Jesus answered them, 'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.' But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken." - John 2:19, 21-22

August 04, 2014 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Lifestyle


Jazz in Park on St. Simons

Latin-jazz percussionist Sam Rodriguez of Jacksonville will perform at the next Jazz in the Park concert from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island.

August 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Campy spirit makes 'Hercules' good, dumb fun

"Hercules" is the second attempt this year to make an incarnation of the Greek warrior after "The Legend of Hercules." For me, "Hercules" is like a lot of other characters in literature and mythology, such as Dracula or Robin Hood, that have been subjected to various cinematic interpretations. Everyone from Disney to Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken a stab at it.

August 02, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Top legal-assistant attorney speaks to club

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard from an award-winning legal-assistance attorney during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

August 02, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Gator eludes long arm of law

Hinesville Police officers often get their man, but when it comes to reptiles, well, that can be another story.

August 01, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


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