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Pope names area's new bishop

SAVANNAH - Pope Benedict XVI has chosen a metro Atlanta priest to be the new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah, which governs parishes in 90 south Georgia counties.

July 19, 2011 | Associated Press | Lifestyle


Kicklighter reunion on July 30

The 52nd annual Kicklighter reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30 at Beard's Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Glennville.

July 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Resident's whiskers win worldwide acclaim

Hinesville resident Bill Mitchell recently returned from Trondheim, Norway, as a world champion. He won top honors in the freestyle-sideburns category of the World Beard and Moustache Championships. Nearly 200 people from 15 countries competed in the contest.

July 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Native heading up State Patrol region

Hinesville native Larry Morgan, the son of retired 1st Sgt. Leroy and Genora Morgan, recently was promoted to metro regional director of the State of Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. He will oversee parole districts in the metro Atlanta area.

July 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Civil War veteran's son has lots of stories

ELBERTON, - Henry Victor Booth may be the only man alive whose father worked guard duty at Georgia's infamous Andersonville prison-of-war camp, where nearly 13,000 Union soldiers died during the Civil War that began 150 years ago.

July 16, 2011 | By Wayne ford Athens Banner-Herald | Lifestyle


Future funds uncertain for adolescent programs

Statewide adolescent health and youth development programs are on the chopping block this year due to a $1,280,085 reduction in funding.

July 15, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Zoo Atlanta tiger gets Twitter account

ATLANTA - Move over, Bronx Zoo cobra.

July 14, 2011 | Associated Press | Lifestyle


Rotary awards scholarships at banquet

At its annual banquet June 21, the Rotary Club of Hinesville awarded $1,000 college scholarships to three recent graduates.

July 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Goldenheirs hear of Extension Service

At the Goldenheirs' June meeting, club members listened to Liberty County Extension Coordinator Robert Bell speak about lawn care and water conservation.

July 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Airman graduates from basics

Air Force Airman Laurent D. Debrossard graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

July 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Mamie Fletcher was pioneer, woman of firsts

Mamie Howard Fletcher was born Aug. 24, 1890, to Judge John A. and Miriam Zorn Howard and grew up in the Elim and Walthourville communities. She had one sister and five brothers. On Nov. 11, 1911, she married Edward H. Fletcher from Kershaw, S.C. He was the depot agent in Walthourville for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

July 11, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Residents enjoy smorgasbord of musical selections, goodies

The Hinesville Area Arts Council's "Sax and the Summer" event drew a diverse crowd of music fans Saturday night to the Yellow Bluff Marina. The festivities were slated to begin at 7 p.m., but attendees of all ages began to trickle in around 5 p.m. to claim good picnic spots, which they jazzed up and personalized according to different themes.

July 07, 2011 | Meredith Brown mbrown@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


July 4 festivities draw thousands

An estimated 4,000-5,000 people cheered and swayed, many of them standing in front of the stage and others applauding from their lawn chairs during a free concert Monday evening on Fort Stewart, during the annual "Worth Fighting For" Independence Day event. Many more folks seemingly took advantage of family-friendly activities held earlier that day on Fort Stewart.

July 06, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


CASA volunteers sworn in

Court Appointed Special Advocates is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children who are involved in juvenile court proceedings.

July 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two advance military careers

Air Force Airman Audrey A. Jones recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

July 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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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


Georgia mountains are real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


RH Rotary hears Hunter's history

At the Nov. 13 weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, Bill Cathcart gave members a glimpse into the history of the life of pilot Frank "Monk" O'Driscoll Hunter and Hunter Army Airfield.

November 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'Dumb...' has some laughs; little else

It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.

November 21, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Four complete basic training

Four people with ties to Liberty and Long counties have completed basic military training:

November 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Veterans honored in Long County

More than 100 veterans and active-duty military personnel were honored by Long County High School on Tuesday during the annual Veteran's Day Ceremony.

November 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Interstellar' is another Nolan classic

Ever since he grabbed the public's attention with the Oscar-nominated "Memento" in 2000, director Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the 21st century.

November 14, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Pink Panther fundraiser at school

Liberty County High School held its fourth annual Pink Panther Day for breast-cancer awareness Oct. 30. This event is sponsored by Family Career and Community Leaders of America. This year, Pink Panther Day was held in honor of Kim Brown, an LCHS teacher who is battling breast cancer. This year's shirt was designed in honor of Brown and had her favorite quote, "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have," on the back with her initials. FCCLA members sold 267 shirts, almost double what they sold last year. Proceeds totaling $850 ...

November 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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