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Christmas in the Park a big hit

Though the evening drew to a close with a live rendition of "Silent Night," Monday evening in downtown Hinesville was anything but silent.

December 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle

Winn Food-Share Program seeking donations

Winn Army Community Hospital is seeking donations from individuals and businesses for its Christmas Food-Share Drive, according to Sarah B. Hayes, Food-Share Program coordinator. She said Winn provided meals for 50 families during the Thanksgiving holiday and is looking to do the same for Christmas.

December 06, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle

Travels with the Courier

Lillie Glover took a copy of the Coastal Courier with her on a recent trip to Syracuse, N.Y. Bill and Brenda Acebes of Lake George took a copy of the Coastal Courier with them on a recent seven-day cruise to Grand Cayman, Belize, Cozumel and Isla Roatan, where this photo was taken. Beverly and Barry Lewis of Fleming took a copy of the Coastal Courier with them on a recent seven-day cruise to Grand Cayman, Belize, Cozumel and Isla Roatan, where this photo was taken. Paul M. Marion of Hinesville took a copy of the Coastal Courier with him ...

December 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

Give a gift to a local business this year

The Christmas season officially has begun. (I don't count retailers' efforts to sell Christmas decorations starting in July.) It is December now, so we really are getting close to the big day. Before you get too busy, I hope you will take a few minutes to give a special gift to a local business by nominating one of them for a quarterly Win-dex Award. The Win-dex Awards are Keep Liberty Beautiful's way of recognizing attractive, litter-free local businesses. Nominating a business can be your way of thanking the operation for its efforts.

December 05, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle

Riceboro community gathers, gives thanks

Riceboro residents gathered last weekend at Briar Bay Park for the city's first annual Thanksgiving feast. The event committee, which included Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacey, David Miller, John Young, the Rev. Darlene Jackson, Linda Fagan and others from various churches, partnered with organizations to distribute turkeys, gift baskets and meals to Riceboro residents. Liberty Spice also donated gift baskets to DFACS clients. Organizers said the event was a success and they plan to make it a yearly event. Mt. Carmel's Praise Team sang songs of Thanksgiving, and Bishop Julian Jones presenting a gift basket to an attendee ...

December 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Toys for Tots campaign in final days; donations needed

Liberty County's Toys for Tots campaign will come to a close this week. United Way-Liberty Executive Director Jennifer Darsey, who is coordinating the campaign, said toys still are needed.

December 05, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Community invited to compete in Reader’s Digest contest

Residents of Hinesville and Liberty County have been invited once again to participate in a Reader's Digest contest called "We Hear You America," according to Ashley Gabriel, who is with public relations firm G.S. Schwartz & Co. Inc. Gabriel said Hinesville is eligible this year to compete for new funds and promotional support from Reader's Digest, including a grant of up to $50,000. Last year, the loyalty of residents who voted for their community earned Hinesville-Liberty County a $1,000 check from Reader's Digest, which Mayor Jim Thomas said was used for preservation of local historic ...

December 05, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle

Fort Stewart evergreen brightly lit

Bundled in coats and scarves, Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and their children gathered Thursday night outside Club Stewart night for Fort Stewart's annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

December 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle

Midway Museum to host Colonial Christmas tea

Get in the mood for Christmas by joining the Midway Museum on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for Mrs. Thelma's English-style tea.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Students’ artwork celebrates upcoming parade

Smiley Elementary School second- and third-graders recently submitted artwork for the Long County/Ludowici Christmas Parade coloring contest. The top three winners in the contest were Stephanie Piccarillo, who took third place; Makenzie Guyett, who was the runner-up; and Jonathan Proctor, who won first place. The three winning pieces will be displayed in local businesses to increase awareness about the upcoming parade. The Long County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the contest, which was organized by SES art teacher Danielle Nobles.

December 02, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle

Casting for mullet provided many good times

My family and I moved to Liberty County on St. Patrick's Day in 1971. During Easter weekend that year, my husband, brother-in-law and son went fishing.

November 28, 2011 | Margie Love | Lifestyle

Historians debunk common Thanksgiving myths

Though many of our tryptophan-induced comas are long over and thoughts of sugarplums now are forming in our heads, it just may be time to correct our understanding of Thanksgiving's origins before the memories cement for next year.

November 28, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle

Locals complete Savannah marathon

Several local residents participated in the Rock-N-Roll Marathon held in Savannah.

November 28, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Area business makes green progress

Starting a new business as an environmentally friendly one (or making an existing one greener) often can seem like a challenging task.

November 28, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle

LCSO provides food for needy families

Just before noon Monday, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and a handful of deputies began putting together Thanksgiving gift boxes in the sheriff's office conference room to hand-deliver to families throughout Liberty County who otherwise may have gone without a holiday feast Thursday.

November 24, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle

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Riverkeeper gets new board leadership

Ogeechee Riverkeeper announced its new leadership at its annual meeting which celebrated 10 years of protecting, preserving and improving the water quality of the Ogeechee ...

October 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Kroger raising money, awareness to fight breast cancer

Kroger stores throughout the Atlanta Division, including the Hinesville store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway, will host a multi-faceted campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness ...

October 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Award winners know pain of homelessness

Today, the Rev. Douglas Harn is pastor of Victory Assembly of God in Hinesville. But he has had his share of hardship.

October 04, 2015 | By Jason Wermers | Lifestyle

'The Voice' contestant has local connection

A former Hinesville resident has made the cut on NBC's "The Voice" singing competition.

October 03, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Lifestyle

Reality show stops in Liberty

The much-anticipated "Fireball Run" online reality show came to Liberty County on Thursday and Friday.

October 03, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Lifestyle

‘The Intern’ is surprisingly good

I'm actually at a loss for words, so I'll get straight to the point. "The Intern" is one of the most-pleasant surprises of ...

October 02, 2015 | By Justin Hall | Lifestyle

Depp carries ‘Black Mass’ to high grade

Johnny Depp's career has been in a slump the last few years, with bombs such as the bloated "The Lone Ranger," the unnecessarily baffling

October 02, 2015 | Justin Hall | Lifestyle

Conserve every drop — use water wisely

Water is one of those things that we use every day and, quite frankly, take for granted.

September 26, 2015 | By Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful director | Lifestyle

Life through the eyes of an armadillo

If you live in Liberty, Long or Tattnall county, you have probably seen one of my cousins.

September 22, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle

Former DFCS leader honored on birthday

Retired Division of Family and Children Services Director Sallie Richardson was honored on her 80th birthday Sept. 6 for her 40 years of public service ...

September 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

State NAACP leader to speak in Midway

The Liberty County Chapter of the NAACP will host its 2015 Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Liberty ...

September 21, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle

Pioneering educator remembered as passionate

Some call her "colossal." Others say "passionate" and "dynamic." She's been called one of the best mothers ever, with a selfless heart for others.

September 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Lifestyle

Buddy Walk for Down Sydrome Society

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society recently announced plans for the 10th annual Buddy Walk to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in Forsyth ...

September 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Area McDonalds donate 15,000 toys to boy

The Savannah-area McDonalds restaurants surprised Jaden Hayes with a donation of more than 15,000 toys Saturday.

September 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

NAACP seeking award nominees

The Liberty County Branch NAACP will host its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Liberty County Complex ...

September 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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