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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


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 rmurray@coastalcourier.com | 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


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Five generations of Clark family gather

Five generations in the family of Mary H. Clark of Fleming recently gathered. From left, Clark; great-grandson Robert Sauls, holding great-great-grandson Matty; granddaughter Suzann Sauls; and son Ronnie Clark.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Atlanta's Dragon Con draws more in

ATLANTA - Once again, over the Labor Day weekend, thousands converged on Atlanta to take part in Dragon Con, the nation's largest multi-genre event.

September 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


Fall may be hell for allergy sufferers

Allergy sufferers in the Southeast could be in for a groggy fall, as warm and wet months ahead will promote mold spore growth and prolong ragweed season, AccuWeather reports.

September 13, 2014 | By Jillian MacMath AccuWeather.com writer | Lifestyle


Sappiness, unintented laughs sink 'The Identical'

"The Identical" is the type of movie that would be great on the Hallmark Channel or even TBN, for that matter. It's a movie that deals with a lot of elements that are both familiar and fundamental to movies of this kind: It features Scripture, Southern nostalgia and, of course, the birth of rock 'n' roll.

September 12, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Butch survives gunshot to head

Wild hogs are something that I have not had much experience with - but I do not want any more.

September 10, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


AARP seeks tax program volunteers

DECATUR - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide - the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service - is seeking volunteers across Georgia to help taxpayers seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2014 tax returns.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Thursday

Thursday, Sept. 11, will mark the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania that claimed nearly 3,000 lives.

September 09, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Lifestyle


Machines, meds keeping toddler alive

Six weeks ago, the Courier introduced readers to 2-year-old Brynslet Sellers, whose heart is failing.

September 08, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


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