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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


Rotary honors soldier of week

The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday honored Joel Galarza as the soldier of the week.

November 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Relay for Life starting to organize

The 2012 Relay for Life team captains recently had their first meeting at Button Gwinnett Elementary School, where event Chairwoman Tory Baker works. Other captains' meetings are scheduled for Jan. 10, Feb. 6, March 5 and April 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Button Gwinnett. The community kickoff will be Jan. 7, and a survivors' brunch is planned for April 14. This year's relay will be April 20-21 at the recreation center football field on Highway 84.

November 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


United Way nears campaign goal

With just days remaining in the 2011-12 "Live United" fundraising campaign, the United Way had raised $168,462, or 93 percent of this year's goal of $181,000. The campaign ends Nov. 18.

November 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Every Hero has a Story at Ludowici Library

Members of the Ludowici Police Department recently took part in the Long County Library's Every Hero Has a Story reading program.

July 30, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Eighth-grader in national pageant

Sarah-Faith Williams, an eighth-grader at Midway Middle School, competed in the 2015 Georgia National American Miss Pageant from July 3-4 in Atlanta.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


‘Ant-Man’ is a fun entry in Marvel’s lineup

"Ant-Man" is another Marvel comic-book character making the leap to the big screen in hopes of starting a potential franchise, and you know what? It ...

July 22, 2015 | Justin Hall | Lifestyle


Sherman's sojourn in Midway was foreseen

The old Midway Church got a new minister in March 1811 - the Rev. Murdoch Murphy from the Carolinas, who preached there for about 13 years.

July 21, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Country singer to headline seafood festival

Country music singer Joe Nichols will be the headline act for this year's Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill.

July 18, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Lifestyle


Riceboro Community Churches hails youth program

The Riceboro Community Churches, Inc. recently had its annual end of year banquet at the Riceboro Youth Center.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Librarian leaving to further education

Hinesville librarian Betsy Stow's friends and colleagues joined her at the city's Live Oak Public Library branch for cake, punch and to say ...

July 17, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Lifestyle


Sentence yourself to tour of old jail

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. An article on the ...

July 16, 2015 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County disagrees with same-sex ruling

Although a number of areas appear to welcome the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that marriage is a guaranteed constitutional rite for same-sex ...

July 16, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Mama, the Peach Man is coming -- lost fun of peddlers

Many years ago, before we had Wal-Mart and other large shopping centers close to us, we depended on peddlers to bring wares to our homes ...

July 14, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


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