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Former Y branch director now heads district

Joel Smoker, who has a history of serving the local community, will become the next president/CEO of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia.

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'When you give out blessings, you get blessings...'

Barber Nicolas Martinez has been cutting hair in Richmond Hill for weeks now, putting skills he learned in the Marines to good use by giving something back to those less fortunate.

January 31, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


Toddler lost in woods saved to serve

One Friday evening in May 1976, an incident caused a lot of commotion on Flowers Road, which is off George Swindell Road and Highway 196, in Long County. The ordeal was something that no family ever wants to go through.

January 27, 2015 | By Margie Love | Lifestyle


Relay committee lays down a challenge

Relay for Life of Liberty County aims to engage community members and raise more money ahead of the May 15 event by participating in a challenge issued by The American Cancer Society.

January 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Convoluted, cliched script hampers 'Blackhat'

"Blackhat" is the latest effort from director Michael Mann whose last film was 2009's gangster drama, "Public Enemies." While Mann continues to be a director of great visual style, he might've needed more time to work on a film that is not out of his league.

January 23, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Bamboo Farm director explains mission

Norman Winter, director of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, was the keynote speaker at last week's meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Future Business Leaders busy in December

The Long County Middle School Future Business Leaders of America group recently visited Coastal Manor Nursing home for Christmas.

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Long County's MLK events honored

The planning committee for Long County's Long County Martin Luther King Jr. celebration recently was recognized by the MLK Jr. Advisory Council for its efforts in organizing and presenting the activities on Jan. 10 in Ludowici.

January 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


MLK breakfast guests 'get a grip'

The Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Association hosted its annual Leadership and Grand Marshal Breakfast on Saturday morning at the historic Dorchester Academy in Midway under the theme "The Power, Purpose and Promise of HIStory … Get a Grip."

January 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Lifestyle


Local band finishes in top three

Members of Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently finished in the top three at a songwriters showcase at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth.

January 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County has first MLK observance

Long County celebrated its first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and program Jan. 10 in Ludowici. The festivities began at 10 a.m. when the procession, which consisted of 32 entries, left Walker Elementary School and made its way to Long Middle School.

January 19, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Series should've retired before 'Taken 3'

"Taken 3" has star Liam Neeson doing more of the same that we saw in the series' first two movies, and the result is less than satisfying.

January 16, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Long library gets grant to buy books

The Long County Library recently received grants totaling $1,050 to buy new books.

January 14, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Colonels Island saltworks turned more than profit

Salt is an essential ingredient in the diet of humans, animals and even many plants, according to saltworks.us. This effective, widely used food preservative even was used to preserve mummies in Egypt. Beyond its almost-innumerable industrial uses, salt also has great current and historical interest.

January 13, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Second Harvest benefits from campaign

ATLANTA - Savannah-area customers and associates contributed more than $40,800 in six weeks to Kroger's 2014 Can Hunger Campaign and $10,000 to a second initiative benefiting America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Letters from brothers in Civil War

Sunday, April 26, was Confederate Memorial Day. It was very appropriate that the Midway Church Homecoming was on that Sunday, and the weather could not have been better.

May 04, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Baby burial gowns donated for grieving parents

The loss of any loved one is hard. The loss of a child is heartbreaking. The loss of an infant child is simply unbearable.

May 04, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Sorority members gear up for May Week

The sisters of the Hinesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. are gearing up for a big celebration.

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Superintendent speaks to seniors

The Tattnall Shrine Club in Glennville was the meeting place for the graduating high-school seniors from surrounding counties and neighboring states April 4.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Firetruck cortege for fallen firefighter

Fire Capt. Jeffrey Driggers, a firefighter who died on April 22 after suffering a heart attack, was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon.

April 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


Council names room for artist

The Hinesville Area Arts Council has dedicated the classroom at the downtown gallery to artist and art instructor Ashley Kukula Cuevas.

April 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Boy Scouts gather for camporee

Boy Scouts from all over the area recently linked up at Forest Pond Lodge in Long County to take part in the Altamaha District Camporee.

April 27, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


GSU memorial honors nursing students

One of two surviving Georgia Southern University nursing students involved in the fatal crash Wednesday that left five fellow nursing students dead was moved to another hospital Thursday, while the second surviving student is still being treated at a Savannah hospital.

April 27, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Lifestyle


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


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