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Six complete military basics

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Shavante S. Zachary graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

February 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Photo exhibit celebrates trees

Coastal trees' beauty and benefits have been illuminated in the annual Arbor Day photography competition hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council and Keep Liberty Beautiful.

February 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Local in film, studying for doctorate

Kristyl Dawn Tift reports that she recently completed work on the film "Looper" (starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt), in the role of Madame. The film will be in theaters in 2012. Meanwhile, she can be seen in the film "Hall Pass," which stars Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis and will be released Friday.

February 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Steel Magnolia Club treasures memories

Several years ago, a few Long County ladies started getting together to celebrate one another's birthdays. At the time, none of them could have predicted their gatherings eventually would morph into the Steel Magnolia Club. Before they knew it, the women had bonded and the 12 dear friends frequently made plans to chat over coffee and keep one another company on other occasions.

February 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Richmond Hill resident a Cold War hero

In 1962, the Cold War reached new and dangerous heights with the Cuban Missile Crisis.

February 16, 2011 | By Katie McGurl Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Dance brings romance to civic center

Liberty County love birds celebrated Valentine's Day early by cutting a rug Friday night beneath the new tin roof of the Dorchester Village Civic Center in Midway.

February 14, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Lifestyle


Two complete basic training

Jeffrey Manuel Lopez, a 2010 Liberty County High School graduate, graduated from Coast Guard basic training Dec. 21 in Camp May, N.J. He was selected for the United States Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard. He will join his twin brother in Alexandria, Va.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Midway man recognized at Reagan celebration

Georgians came from near and far to Valdosta last week to meet Michael Reagan as he joined the Southwest Georgia Republican Women in celebrating the centennial birthday of his father, former President Ronald Wilson Reagan.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Ogeechee riverkeeper paddling away

Chandra Brown joked that she can't handle three children.

February 09, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Family-to-Family starts Thursday

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Statesboro will offer its well-known Family-to-Family education course from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 10 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church, 1102 Fair Road in Statesboro.

February 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Kiwanis Club goes the 'extra mile'

The Kiwanis Club of Liberty County received a $500 check from Vaden Nissan as part of the dealership's Extra Mile awards program. Each week, the Vaden family of dealerships awards $500 to a group or an individual who has gone "the extra mile." The winner is always featured on WTOC's Friday newscast at 6 p.m.

February 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Locals advance military careers

Air Force Airman Matthew H. Wiram recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

February 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Chocolate options await Valentine diners

Chocolate is a Valentine's Day must-have. Fondue, just one of the many ways to enjoy the sweet treat, is as popular as ever with lovebirds in search of desserts to share. The warm, melted cocoa concoction is usually served with small slices of fruit, cake or cookies for dipping.

February 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Grab your sweetheart and head for the dance floor

Liberty County residents and their sweethearts will dance the night away Friday at the Dorchester Village Civic Center's Valentine's Day dance.

February 07, 2011 | Seraine Page | Lifestyle


Local singer signs with artists’ group

As long as he can afford a peanut butter sandwich every now and again, one former Liberty County resident is OK with where his country music career is heading.

February 07, 2011 | Seraine Page | 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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