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Parade lights up Hinesville

After last week's Christmas in the Park festivities, the city of Hinesville continued its seasonal celebration Friday with the 15th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade. Seventy-five bright and colorful floats, cars and trucks cruised through downtown Hinesville from the traffic circle on Memorial Drive to Gen. Screven Way to Hendry Street to Main Street, drawing cheers and applause from the crowd of onlookers that gathered along the route.

December 14, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Colonial Christmases offer history, tradition

Liberty Countians and visitors got a chance to learn the history of Fort Morris and the Midway Museum while celebrating the holidays on Saturday.

December 14, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Walthourville has first tree-lighting

Walthourville residents were greeted with smiles, hot chocolate and refreshments Dec. 2 as Mayor Daisy Pray, Councilwoman Patricia Green and staff hosted their first Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

December 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two airmen finish AF basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Chrysalis L. Martin graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Retired operator visits phone museum

Frances Mobley of Hinesville recently visited the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association National Museum at Bryant Commons on Highway 84. Mobley recalled operating a telephone switchboard like the one pictured behind her while she was employed at Coastal Utilities for more than 40 years. She retired as chief operator. The ITPA has been serving the public on behalf of telecommunications companies for more than 90 years and represents more than 9,000 telecommunications employers and retirees nationwide.

December 12, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Diary reveals chaplain's WWII journey

Vic Waters had an article in the Coastal Courier last Sunday about Pete Gordon, a World War II hero from Long County. I read it with great interest as he talked about several people who I have known or heard great things about.

December 12, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Long Co. kicks off holiday season with parade

The Ludowici/Long County Christmas parade drew a crowd Saturday to the center of town, where temperatures made it feel as if spring was in the air. But despite the warmth, the sights and sounds of Christmas were abundant.

December 10, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


‘Super 8’ is authentic, nostalgic

Let's say you are a filmmaker. How would you pay homage to more than three decades of blockbuster films? How would you pay tribute to the director who has delivered game-changing pictures such as "Jaws," "E.T.," and "The Goonies"? Well, if you're J.J. Abrams, you achieve those things by making "Super 8," the film now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

December 09, 2011 | Sasha McBrayer | Lifestyle


Lack of energy assistance funds leaves some residents in the cold

Past winters have been especially cold for Riceboro resident Nancy James.

December 09, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Hi-Fidelity Civic Club pageant is Saturday

Since 1955, the Hi-Fidelity Civic Club has made contributions for the betterment of Liberty Countians. Such contributions include providing scholarships to graduating seniors, making charitable donations and sponsoring social events. The group's annual pageant is held during the holiday season and is the organization's major fundraiser. The club uses the funds to support its civic activities throughout the year.

December 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Toys for Tots extends collection to meet needs

With Santa's home visits drawing nearer, "elves" throughout the community are continuing a final push to make this year's Toys for Tots drive an all-encompassing success.

December 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


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 rmurray@coastalcourier.com | 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


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Rotary hosts district governor

The Rotary Club of Hinesville received a visit from Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson at its weekly meeting Tuesday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Lifestyle


Area girl in Discovery Girls magazine

Maggie Batson has been chosen to be featured in Discovery Girls magazine for 2015.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Free blues concert here Friday

Blues artist Janiva Magness will play a free concert in Hinesville Friday.

August 19, 2014 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Ice-bucket challenge is raising lots of money

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has soaked the nation from head to toe in water that is too cold to drink.

August 19, 2014 | By Dave Noriega KSL | Lifestyle


Drivers needed for cancer patients

SAVANNAH - To ensure cancer patients get to those much-needed treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Christmas parade theme set

"A Parade of Giving" will be the theme for the 18th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade, according to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Blues & BBQ music acts announced

The Hinesville Area Arts Council has finalized the entertainment schedule for the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 1-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in downtown Hinesville.

August 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Leadership Liberty to help dedicate garden

Members of the 2014 Leadership Liberty Class will be present at a garden dedication at the Senior Citizens Inc. Liberty County Activity Center at 11 a.m. today at 800 Tupelo Trail in Hinesville.

August 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of Aug 13-19

Here's what the stars have in store for you this week:

August 14, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Sound Off for Aug 13

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733 to leave a message.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Seafood fest headlines Blues Traveler

The rock band Blues Traveler will be the headline act of the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing, organizers announced Friday.

August 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Red Hat Liberty Bells celebrate holiday

The Red Hat Liberty Bells celebrated July 4 with a Hawaiian Luau at their monthly meeting, which was held at David Rogers Pond House. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. For more information, call 884-5814.

August 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


What Dr. Fraser said about stress still resonates

A wise man, Dr. Whit Fraser, once addressed teachers and parapros during a workshop developmental class in 1981 at Hinesville Middle School.

August 11, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


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