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Residents have much to be thankful for

"We all should be thankful for our military. It's because of them that we are safe and have the many freedoms that we do. I also thank the good Lord for my health and my family."

November 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Community joins to give thanks

Community, military and state leaders gathered Sunday night under the vaulted ceiling of Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel to offer and listen to special words and thoughts of thanks for the military, the community, the nation and the holiday season.

November 23, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Old kitchens hold memories, memorials

The kitchen is the heart of the home. This is as true today as it was 100 years ago. Back then, the kitchen was a separate little building that usually was built before the main house. It was connected by a small porch or walkway that we called the dogtrot. I guess we called it that because that is where the old hound dog trotted between the house and the kitchen, waiting for us to throw him a cold biscuit.

November 21, 2011 | Margie Love | Lifestyle


The recycling journey starts in your bin

Last week, hundreds of local residents and young people took the pledge to recycle. Nov. 15 was the annual America Recycles Day and we planned a number of community activities and school events to encourage more people to begin recycling or to expand their recycling efforts.

November 21, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

Ann Parker and James Blank pose with a copy of the Coastal Courier on May 17 outside the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. One week earlier, Parker had donated a kidney to Blank. They are good friends, and both attend Bethesda Church in Hinesville. Parker's donation marked the 1,000th kidney donation at the Jacksonville Mayo Clinic. She celebrated and enjoyed cake with the clinic staff. After some ups and downs with post-transplant procedures, Blank now is doing well. Parker said the transplant also marked the third time someone from Bethesda Church has donated a kidney to another.

November 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Simple math predicts how much turkey to buy

Thanksgiving holds different meanings to different people. Some feel it is a day for being generous or giving thanks through unselfish deeds. Others feel it is a time to sit around with family sharing stories of the year. Still many others simply look forward to the day for football. No matter how you view Thanksgiving, one thing is sure: Filling up on turkey is an integral part of the holiday.

November 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Riceboro native’s book offers guidance for young women

Riceboro native Dawn Baker, a local television anchor and reporter, can add another achievement to her resume: She's now an author. Baker's recently released book, "Dawn's Daughter: Everything A Woman Needs To Know," a 142-page, soft-cover publication, is now on local shelves.

November 21, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Toys for Tots drop-off points

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November 18, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Descendants of Stewart landowners return for visit

Their claim to the land predates the American Revolution, and yet their parents and grandparents gave up their plots - some willingly, some not so willingly - for the sake of the nation when then-Camp Stewart was established in 1940, just in time to help prepare the Army for World War II.

November 18, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Club hears from 'Out of Captivity' author

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honored Veterans Day at its weekly meeting Thursday in the Richmond Hill City Center by hosting guest speaker and veteran Keith Stansell.

November 17, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Lifestyle


Step back in time to Fort King George

Georgia is a beautiful state with lots of history, much of which was preserved for us by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources through its 60-plus state parks and historic sites. Fort King George Historic Site in Darien was established by the British in 1621, a dozen years before Gen. James Oglethorpe founded Great Britain's 13th colony in the New World.

November 17, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


United Way nears campaign goal of $181,000

With just days remaining in the 2011-12 "Live United" fundraising campaign, the United Way has raised $177,700 of this year's goal of $181,000. The campaign ends Friday.

November 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Food pantry distributes 20,000 pounds of groceries

Community volunteers distributed 20,000 pounds of food Tuesday to Liberty County families in need at Hinesville's Shuman Center.

November 16, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Ricefest draws record crowd

A record-breaking crowd inundated Riceboro on Saturday to celebrate the city's fifth annual Ricefest.

November 16, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Woman vying to be Miss Georgia USA

Tiffany Hopkins, 22, of Ludowici will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA on Nov. 17-19 at the Woodland Performing Arts Theatre in Cartersville.

November 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Church pianist honored for 50 years service

A fixture of most churches is a musician playing a piano off to the side just about every Sunday as the congregation and choir sing praises to God.

December 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Long Christmas tree lighting to be Thursday

Two Christmas-themed events will be held in the next two weeks in Ludowici.

December 03, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Another $5,000 for memorial walk

Members of the Liberty Independent Troop donated $5,000 toward the construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk to be built at Bryant Commons. To date, $97,200 has been donated for construction of the veterans memorial.

December 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two complete Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman Benjamin L. Wooten recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

December 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


LCSO gives meals to needy families

With assistance from Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin, Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray and Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and his employees delivered many Thanksgiving meal baskets to area families in need.

December 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Tree lightings are Thursday, Friday

The Christmas tree outside Club Stewart will come to life and Santa will greet children during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

December 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


'Come and Take It!' at Fort Morris

For the ninth consecutive year, canons sounded at Fort Morris on Nov. 22 in observance of the annual "Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War encampment in Sunbury, where Col. John McIntosh once refused to surrender to the British. However, for the first time ever, the living-history event highlighted young people this year.

December 01, 2014 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | Lifestyle


Extension honors Long County employee

Long County secretary Charlotte McGinn recently was selected as the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Southeast District Secretary of the Year. McGinn was nominated by Kasey Bozeman, who is the coordinator for the Southeastern District.

November 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


New 'Hunger Games' has sporadic action; good acting

The "Hunger Games" series continues with the recently released third installment, "Mockingjay - Part 1," which goes the same route that worked for both the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" series: Split the final chapter into two parts to milk the proverbial cash cow.

November 28, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


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


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