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Hayride full of holiday spirit

The faces of the children who enjoyed Friday night's holiday hayride at Fort Stewart's Holbrook Pond Recreation Area were evidence enough to prove Christmas is a special time for families.

December 19, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Local KFC helps homeless

Hinesville's Kentucky Fried Chicken has teamed up with the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless Inc. to help the homeless during the holiday season with a campaign called "Dishing out Meals: Fighting Homelessness and Hunger in Our Community."

December 17, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Creative ’cakes on display

The sugar rush at attendees' fingertips was nothing compared to the high of winning for two teams in Tuesday night's Cupcake Wars hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council.

December 16, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Poker run to benefit Toys for Tots

Local bikers can participate in the Tri-County Toy Run on Saturday to benefit the local Toys for Tots campaign.

December 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Allenhurst church gives away food baskets

The Baconton Missionary Baptist Church mission department and several other volunteers boxed and distributed more than 100 food baskets for the church's annual Thanksgiving giveaway.

December 15, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Miss Liberty Forestry Pageant in February

The Miss Liberty County Forestry Pageant will be Feb. 18 at the restored Glennville City Auditorium.

December 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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


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Proclamations in Hinesville

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas recently signed two proclamations; one for Word Autistic Day and the other for Fair Housing Month.

April 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Ludowici PD recognizes 911 dispatchers

The Ludowici Police Department recognized its seven full- and part-time 911 dispatchers April 15 to commemorate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

April 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Councilman retires from profession

After a long journey of 42 years of service for LRMC/EMS and the surrounding counties, I have retired.

April 21, 2015 | By Kenneth Shaw Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Band's recent gigs lead up to Earth Day

Liberty County-based band Exit 76 was in good company at its recent gigs.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Buggy or Model T? Choosing transportation

People used to ride to church in their buggies or wagons before the new Model T became available. My husband recalls riding in the buggy with his grandparents to church in the 1940s.

April 15, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Former mayor gets state YMCA position

Former Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown has been selected to serve as the 2015 Liberty County finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia.

April 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Local finishes Air Force basics

Air Force Airman Eric B. Stephens of Hinesville recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Fish fry is tasty fundraiser with memories

Journalists and other starving artists can't afford to support every good cause or fundraiser with our meager personal funds.

April 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Rosie the Riveter group recruiting

American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during World War II.

April 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County has Easter pageant

The 2015 Tri-County Easter Pageant was held March 29 at the Long County Senior Citizen's Center in Ludowici.

April 06, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Good Friday Walk for Shelter draws hundreds

More than 200 local residents came out in support of this year's Good Friday Walk for Shelter.

April 03, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Special events in downtown Hinesville

Tonight's Farmers Market from 4-7 p.m. in Bradwell Park will include the regular 20-25 vendors selling deliciously fresh food, plus some other springtime fun! The Easter Bunny will visit the market and pass out candy to children, and there will be a bounce house. In addition, the Morning Glory Garden Club's exhibit, "Art in our Gardens," opens at the Hinesville Area Arts Council's Commerce Street Gallery tonight with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. We'll see you downtown!

April 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Let us eat cake

I thought about skipping my birthday last week.

April 01, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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