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Kingston cookout draws more than 1,000

The 17th annual Friends of Jack Kingston Barbecue on Saturday drew more than a thousand people, according to Tim Works, owner of the Club House in Rye Patch.

January 14, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Hi-Fidelity Civic Club crowns 2009 queen

The Hi-Fidelity Civic Club hosted its annual Holiday Pageant on Dec. 13, at the Shuman Center in Hinesville. Luckey Maria Verna Jean Merritt was crowned "Miss Hi-Fidelity" and "Miss Pink Rose." TyshaJuana L. Stevens was first runner-up, and Jaquita A. West was second runner-up and also "Miss Congeniality." Other contestants were Lexington Louvett Collins and Miss Neosha D. Capers.

January 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hi-Fidelity Civic Club crowns 2009 queen

The Hi-Fidelity Civic Club hosted its annual Holiday Pageant on Dec. 13, at the Shuman Center in Hinesville. Luckey Maria Verna Jean Merritt was crowned "Miss Hi-Fidelity" and "Miss Pink Rose." TyshaJuana L. Stevens was first runner-up, and Jaquita A. West was second runner-up and also "Miss Congeniality." Other contestants were Lexington Louvett Collins and Miss Neosha D. Capers.

January 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Family recalls century of military service

The year was 1940. Germany had invaded Poland; sparking what would become the world's second bloodiest war within 25 years.

January 12, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Lifestyle


Rotary reaching out to help family

Hinesville residents Ceferino and Lonnie Gandia-Acosta and their family are having to cope with the death of their daughter during the holidays.

January 09, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Freeing of slaves commemorated

Exactly 146 years after Pres. Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, ancestors of slaves it freed came together to celebrate.

January 07, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


Mason elect officers for 2009

Hinesville Lodge #271 of Free and Accepted Masons recently had its 141th annual meeting and installed officers for the coming year. The installation of officers was conducted by Past Potentate and Past Master, Albert Nelson. Terry Crowell was installed as the 2009 Worshipful master.

January 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


City employee wins Florida trip

Anna Phillips, a city of Hinesville employee, recently won the icing to top her wedding cake.

January 05, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


MLK celebrations start Friday

The Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association has announced its schedule for Martin Luther King Observance Day events later this month.

January 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


MLK festivities set for Jan. 16-19

The Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association recently announced its schedule for Martin Luther King Observance Day events next month.

January 03, 2009 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Woman spreading joy

Irene Myers has a Christmas list and she is checking it twice – not to see if the children on the list are naughty or nice, but to make sure each has an opportunity to enjoy Christmas.

January 03, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


Miss Christmas Holiday crowned

The 2008 Miss Christmas Holiday Beauty Pageant took place Dec. 6 in Ludowici. The event was held at Long County High School. Debbie Gaitten was the emcee for the night, and the judges were Lisa Wells and Deborah Winn-Smith.

January 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Education used to fight child abuse

According to First Steps coordinator Jennifer Hatcher, child abuse is a major problem in Liberty County.

January 01, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Some resolutions are achievable

New Year's resolutions seem to get the best of us every time.

December 31, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Lifestyle


Long County tradition coming to end

For 20 years, Nancy and Lee Siperly have decorated their Long County home during the holidays and invited locals inside for a look. However, taking care of and putting up countless decorations has become more and more difficult for the couple.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


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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 deserves it. While a notch or two down from the likes of fellow Marvel film "The Avengers" or "Guardians of the Galaxy," for most of its length, "Ant-Man" is not bad.

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 goodbye before she pursues her calling for theology and ministry.

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 front page of July 15 edition gave an incorrect telephone number to call for more information on tours of the Historic Liberty County Jail. The correct number is 912-877-4332.

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 couples, not just a man and woman, many in Ludowici and Long County do not agree.

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 for our shopping pleasure.

July 14, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Local band up for statewide awards

Third Class Citizens, a band with members from Liberty and Long counties, is in the running for both the Georgia Music Awards' country band of the year and Georgia-country.com's group of the year.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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