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Recycled fashions make it to runway

Project Runway has come to Hinesville! It's true, but don't expect to see Heidi Klum or Tim Gunn walking down Main Street. Recently, one of First Presbyterian Christian Academy's summer workshops featured fashion design with a twist. All of the young designers who participated used repurposed items and everyday materials to create recycled fashions.

August 09, 2011 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Lifestyle


State YMCA taps local woman

Joan Hollingsworth has been selected to serve as the 2011 finance chairwoman for the State YMCA of Georgia in Liberty County. The finance drive currently is under way to support the state YMCA program in middle and high schools in Georgia through Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y and coed "Y" Clubs.

August 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Remembering Liberty Independent Trroop

There is much history in the county about the Liberty Independent Troop. Richard "Dick" Cohan served in it for 17 years and retired as a captain. He has several notebooks full of information on the LIT. Several years ago, he wrote an article summarizing the many highlights of this honorable group of soldiers. I want to share his summary with you:

August 08, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Swingin' Medallions play at fundraiser

The Swingin' Medallions entertained the crowd July 29 at Club Stewart, singing songs from the past to help raise money for the HAPfan Foundation, which sponsored the concert.

August 08, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Local woman on TV shows

Hinesville native Kristyl Dawn Tift recently starred in an episode of the USA television show "Necessary Roughness." The episode is titled "Whose Team Are You On?"

August 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Coastal Manor residents boogie to ’70s hits

Residents of Coastal Manor Nursing Home dusted off their high-heeled shoes and dug up their polyester wide-collared shirts last week in Ludowici to dance to hits from the '70s.

August 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Local resident marks 102 years with surprise party

Liberty County resident Dorothy Brunson, who turned 102 on Tuesday, enjoyed a surprise birthday party Saturday, which was organized by her family, at Western Sizzlin' - one of Brunson's favorite restaurants. The guest of honor wore blue because, she says, it's her best color.

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Woman wins $192,000

ATLANTA ­- Susanne Hall, information technology student at Armstrong Atlantic State University who lives in Hinesville, matched all five winning numbers in the July 7 drawing, winning the $192,797 jackpot, according to the Lottery's public relations staff.

August 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Chamber, KLB present Win-dex awards

Keep Liberty Beautiful and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce honor business people who "go the extra mile" by making their properties attractive, clean and inviting, according to KLB executive director Sara Swida.

August 02, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Miss Teenage Liberty County crowned

On June 17, the Liberty County Cosmopolitan Club held its annual Miss Teenage Liberty Pageant, "Simply Beautiful."

August 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Local enlists in Army

Camilo A. Lopez Lopez, a 2011 graduate of Liberty County High School, has joined the U.S. Army under the delayed entry program, which gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.

August 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hinesville woman wins $172K

ATLANTA – Susanne Hall, information technology student at Armstrong Atlantic State University who lives in Hinesville, has matched all five winning numbers in the July 7 drawing, winning the $192,797 jackpot prize, according to the Lottery's public relations staff.

July 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Seven graduate from Drug Court

The sky is now the limit for Ludowici resident Tonie Shackelford.

July 29, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Grow A Girl Network moving to Atlanta

Cheron K. Griffin, founder of Grow A Girl Network, recently announced that G.A.G.N. is moving to the Atlanta area.

July 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long lost sailor being remembered

A Long County man, General William Bacon, went to a watery grave nearly 70 years ago, but one group plans to remember his ultimate sacrifice and that of other World War II submariners.

July 26, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | 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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