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A Grinch stole a Christmas tree

'Tis the season to be jolly and to show a lot of love by giving – by bringing joy to someone else. Not everyone, however, has a desire to show love and kindness during this special season.

January 01, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


Mail holiday packages with care

December is the busiest time of year for mailing and the U.S. Postal Service is helping to make holiday shipping a little bit easier.

December 29, 2007 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Driver's license offices set holiday hours

The Department of Driver Services reminds customers that licensing centers will be closed during the holiday season on the following days:

December 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Lights dance with the music in display

Gene and Crystal Long have gone all out this year for Christmas by decorating their home in Davenport Acres in Long County.

December 27, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Jesus, Santa visit Hinesville

Representations of Jesus, Santa Claus and a substantial portion of Liberty County's population attended the annual Santa in the Park and Hinesville Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Hinesville. Here is a video of the lighting ceremony. This link will take you to a photo gallery of the activities.

December 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Real estate agent seeks to brighten holidays

Agents, staff and family members of Holtzman Companies will bring gifts and sing carols at the Coastal Manor Nursing Home at 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Cash donations will be needed by Monday to purchase gifts for the patients. Donations may be taken to any of the Holtzman locations: Coldwell Banker Holtzman Realtors, Holtzman Insurance and Holtzman Real Estate Services, and All American Storage & U-Haul.

December 22, 2007 | Staff report | Lifestyle


AARP gives privilege to age

We are accustomed to hearing people say, "Rank has its privilege." While that is true in so many cases, rank is not the only thing that grants certain privileges.

December 22, 2007 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


MDS seeks volunteers for camp

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is searching for summer camp volunteers who are looking for a rewarding and memorable experience.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


County leader addresses Goldenheirs

The November meeting of Goldenheirs featured Bob Sprinkel, assistant county administrator.

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Area's 'Idol' talks down drug abuse

Hundreds of parents, siblings and friends packed into Club Stewart on Fort Stewart Friday morning to watch more than 180 fifth graders from the post's elementary schools graduate from the Department of Emergency Services Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

December 20, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Lifestyle


Sorority marks World AIDS Day

December 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Reindeer to lead Santa in the Park Dec. 4

Scheduling for next week's Christmas in the Park is finishing up as the planning committee from the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority finalizes the participant and activity lineup.

December 13, 2007 | By Alena Parker Courier Intern | Lifestyle


Foundation provides hearing aids to poor Georgians

ATLANTA - The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation launched a new expanded program providing low-income Georgians facing hearing loss with digital hearing aids. The program was created in partnership with the Georgia Public Service Commission, Unitron, EM-Tech and over 100 audiologists and hearing aid dispensers throughout the state. The program will provide hearing aids for up to 800 legal Georgia residents with income below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Hearing aids will be distributed through state-licensed hearing providers to eligible persons.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Tea time at the Midway Museum

What was life in Midway like in the colonial days? Better yet, what was life like at Christmas in a colonial Midway home?

December 11, 2007 | By Matt Norsworthy Treasure of Midway | Lifestyle


Reasons to be thankful plentiful

The other day I was driving out of Midway down Highway 17 on my way to a funeral in Fleming.

December 11, 2007 | By Matt Norsworthy Contributing Writer | Lifestyle


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Liberty 4-H agent honored

Liberty County 4-H agent Kasey Bozeman has won the 4-H Military Partnerships Award by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents for her work with military youth in Georgia.

December 04, 2014 | By Sharon Dowdy UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences | Lifestyle


Parade rolls Friday evening

The 18th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade rolls through downtown Hinesville starting at 6:30 Friday evening.

December 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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


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