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Gaitten wins Diamond Legs crown

LUDOWICI - "The freaks come out at night, the freaks come out at night." The old '80s tune fit the bill to a tee on Feb. 7 with the sixth annual 2009 "Miss" Diamond Legs Pageant.

February 18, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Cupid's arrows hit couples at Castle

Love was in the air Friday night as 40 couples celebrated Valentine's day like royalty at Ludowici's Celebration Castle.

February 16, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Lifestyle


EMA director speaks to Lions Club

Mike Hodges, director of Liberty-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency, recently spoke to the Liberty Coastal Lions Club on the upcoming hurricane season. He emphasized preparation in advance.

February 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Love keeps couple together 65 years

It has been 65 years, and Willmon "Bill" Frasier and Hattie Hendry Frasier of Gumbranch are still enjoying each other.

February 16, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


Long County organizing next Relay for Life

LUDOWICI - The 2009 Long County Relay for Life kicked off Feb. 5 at the Clubhouse in Rye Patch.

February 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Ronald McDonald House helps families

Parents struggling to care for a sick or injured child have plenty to worry about without the added stress of having to secure accomodations and plan meals.

February 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Children's advocate talks to Goldenheirs

The Goldenheirs met Jan. 7 at First Baptist Church in Hinesville for a covered dish lunch and program to start the new year.

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Locals attend inauguration

Joe and Gracie Scott and Annie and Percy Price traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration.

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Cancer society honors local schools

Victoria Ten Broeck, community manager of the American Cancer Society, recently presented signs to local educators acknowledging local schools' work for cancer awareness. Principals from participating schools received the signs acknowledging contributions to the 2008 Relay for Life campaign. The 2009 Relay for Life will be May 8-9.

February 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Museum opens with local artist's exhibit

A dash of color fills the grey interior of the historic Liberty Jail and Museum. An eclectic mix of old and new forms an attractive palette for art aficionados. The visual chemistry currently on display was created by Christina Mansfield and her first exhibit is now open to the public.

February 04, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Long County to kick off Relay for Life

LUDOWICI -- Long County will kick off its 2009 Relay for Life event Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Clubhouse in Rye Patch.

January 26, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Local student secures inauguration ticket

It pays to make good grades in school. One of the rewards of being a good student is having the opportunity of a lifetime.

January 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Young's Speech zeroes in on peace through strength

Ambassador Andrew Young didn't hold back Wednesday as he addressed soldiers on Fort Stewart.

January 16, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | Lifestyle


Observance featured a play

Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel was nearly full Wednesday as soldiers and dignitaries gathered to honor Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy and to hear one of his closest friends, former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young.

January 16, 2009 | Frenchi Jones | Lifestyle


United Way of the Coastal Empire earns four-star rating

United Way of the Coastal Empire announced that, for the first time, the organization has received a four-star rating by Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of charitable organizations.

January 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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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


'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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