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YMCA of Coastal Empire launches campaign

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia provided $2.2 million in financial assistance in 2010 to more than 25,000 children, individuals and families in its four county service areas, and it hopes to do it again with the Priceless Gifts Campaign, which kicked off Monday.

January 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Build brigade raises home walls

Staff Sgt. Jason Letterman lit up as he described how Alex, his 5-year old son, couldn't wait to help build the specially adapted house where his father, 12-year old brother Daniel and mother Elena will make a lasting home.

January 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Italian chef makes local mouths water

No one can stick to a diet when Chef Biagio Longo comes to town.

January 24, 2011 | Seraine Page | Lifestyle


Attorney hopes to get to kiss a pig

Joel Osteen of Osteen & Osteen law firm is this year's candidate for Team Liberty's annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign, which raises money for the American Diabetes Association.

January 22, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Know and up-and-comer? Tell us

Liberty Life magazine is taking nominations until 5 p.m. Feb. 1 for its "Top 10 under 40" feature. Nominees must meet the following guidelines:

January 21, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Community honors MLK Jr. with parade

Cool temperatures and intermittent rain didn't keep residents and visitors of all ages from lining Hinesville's Main Street for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day parade on Monday.

January 19, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Arts council offering a taste of Italy

Since not everyone gets an opportunity to tour Italy and sample authentic Italian cuisine, the Hinesville Area Arts Council is bringing a taste of sunny Italy to Coastal Georgia.

January 17, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


ADA thanks volunteers, teams

Snuggling up to smooch a swine may not conjure images of warmth during a cold snap, but the people who run the American Diabetes Association say there is no wrong time to kiss a pig - especially if it's in the name of research.

January 17, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


King honored on Fort Stewart

Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson based his address during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance Wednesday at Fort Stewart not on King's legendary "I Have A Dream" speech, but on King's last book, prophetically titled "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community." The book was published in 1967, one year before King's assassination and decades before most of Johnson's audience was born.

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


City launches 2011 Help Haiti campaign

One year after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, the island nation is still in shambles, its people still suffering.

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Center trying to keep seniors covered

"Many seniors in our area go without heat during the cold months in order to pay for groceries, medications and other essential items," said Mary Foley, marketing director for Senior Citizens Inc. "For more than seven years, (our organization) has distributed blankets to those seniors in need. This year, with the help of Georgia Natural Gas and Starbucks Coffee, the 2011 Blanket Drive will serve communities in six counties in Coastal Georgia."

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Area camera club captures life

Photography takes patience - that's what members of the People Into Cameras Club will tell you.

January 10, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Historic day marked in Liberty

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued and signed by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, granting freedom to slaves in the Confederacy.

January 05, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


Liberty, Stewart welcome first 2011 babies

Liberty County welcomed its first babies of 2011 into the world this past weekend.

January 05, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Long County Library raffles off quilt

The Long County Library recently raffled off a hand-made quilt to raise money for books. Danny Deese won the quilt. He wasn't able to pick it up, but his nephew, Bradley Brock, accepted the quilt on Deese's behalf, and, according to Brock, Deese is very happy with is prize.

January 03, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


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'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


'Dumb...' has some laughs; little else

It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.

November 21, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Four complete basic training

Four people with ties to Liberty and Long counties have completed basic military training:

November 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Veterans honored in Long County

More than 100 veterans and active-duty military personnel were honored by Long County High School on Tuesday during the annual Veteran's Day Ceremony.

November 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Interstellar' is another Nolan classic

Ever since he grabbed the public's attention with the Oscar-nominated "Memento" in 2000, director Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the 21st century.

November 14, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Pink Panther fundraiser at school

Liberty County High School held its fourth annual Pink Panther Day for breast-cancer awareness Oct. 30. This event is sponsored by Family Career and Community Leaders of America. This year, Pink Panther Day was held in honor of Kim Brown, an LCHS teacher who is battling breast cancer. This year's shirt was designed in honor of Brown and had her favorite quote, "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have," on the back with her initials. FCCLA members sold 267 shirts, almost double what they sold last year. Proceeds totaling $850 ...

November 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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