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Long Co. celebrates Halloween with trunk-or-treat festivities

People and organizations from all over the area opened their trunks and passed out candy to kids last week in Long County.

November 03, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Tour resurrects historical figures

Small groups of people braved mosquitoes and a slight nip in the air Friday night to learn about the history of one of Liberty County's often-overlooked legendary landmarks - the Midway Cemetery.

November 02, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Pageant names new area director

The Georgia Forestry Pageant Association recently selected Sherry Long as the new local director for Liberty, Long and Tattnall counties.

November 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Students nominated for service academies

Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced last week that students in the First Congressional District of Georgia, including one student in Long County and one on Fort Stewart, have received nominations to United States Service Academies. The students were interviewed for consideration into the class of 2016 by Kingston and the Military Academy Board. Interviews were conducted at Bethesda Home for Boys in Savannah.

October 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Old-time, home remedies

In the past few weeks, I have been in several doctors' offices, hospitals and a nursing home for various appointments for my mother or me.

October 31, 2011 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Festival cake for fall celebration

First Baptist Church of Hinesville member Ivy Amstutz created a completely edible scarecrow cake for the church's Fall Festival on Friday night.

October 31, 2011 | Photo provided | Lifestyle


Recession keeping retirees where they are

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many baby boomers say they're likely to stay put in retirement amid a shaky economy. Those who hope to buy a new place are looking for a smaller home somewhere with a better climate that's more affordable and close to family, a new poll finds.

October 29, 2011 | By Derek Kravitz Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Winn hospital volunteers make a difference in Long County

More than 100 Winn Army Community Hospital volunteers, soldiers, civilians and military family members donated their time Saturday to make a difference in the lives of several residents at Coastal Manor nursing home in Long County.

October 27, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Hinesville goes pink for a night

The weather was chilly but the spirit of giving was warm Thursday evening at the Hinesville Farmers Market as patrons helped vendors raise money for breast-cancer awareness. The Suzie Q's pancake supper and Art Your Bra contest capped the night, bringing together survivors and supporters to continue the fight against the disease that affects hundreds of thousands of women and their families every year.

October 26, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Arts council opens new facility

A Commerce Street storefront that once was in disrepair now has new life, filled with visual arts that range from Asian-inspired black and cream canvases to bluesy abstract pieces.

October 26, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Retired Educators Day is Nov. 6

John McIver, chairman of the Liberty County Commission, signs a proclamation to recognize Nov. 6 as Georgia Retired Educators Day. McIver is urging all citizens to honor retired educators. Pictured behind McIver are retired educators Jane Cart, LaFayne May, Joan Hollingsworth, Don Melton and Jean Johnson.

October 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Savannah's Law House on peril list

SAVANNAH - The W.W. Law House, 710 W. Victory Dr. in Savannah, has been named to The Georgia Trust's 2012 Places in Peril list, which identifies 10 Peach State historic sites threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. The Georgia Trust made the official announcement earlier today.

October 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Restaurant owner is humanitarian of year

More than 130 community members gathered at Club Stewart on Oct. 11 to recognize Gary W. Dodd, Hinesville's humanitarian of the year. The dinner event, hosted by the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless, also served as a fundraiser for the organization.

October 25, 2011 | By Judy Shippey Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Gum Branch woman puts her life in quilts

If you're familiar with the terms bias, bearding and batting, you may be awed by one Liberty County resident's display of about 50 handmade quilts this week.

October 25, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Lifestyle


International Greetings raises $2,200 for shelter

What started out as a week of recognition among employees of International Greetings USA in Midway turned into cold hard cash for the Liberty Humane Shelter on Tuesday afternoon. International Greetings employees delivered an envelope containing $2,200 to LHS President Sandra Frye.

October 24, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


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Local band up for statewide awards

Third Class Citizens, a band with members from Liberty and Long counties, is in the running for both the Georgia Music Awards' country band of the year and Georgia-country.com's group of the year.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


On gardening, gophers and 'long' travels

"Don't let the bear get you!" This old saying popped into my head during this extremely hot weather.

July 06, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Same-sex marriage seems only tolerated here

More than a week after the Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a constitutional right guaranteed for same-sex couples, not just a man and a woman, reaction in Liberty County appears to be muted.

July 04, 2015 | By Tiffany King and Caitlin Kenney | Lifestyle


'Road Kill Cafe' revived in Pembroke

Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith recently served up a suggestion to one of his best friends, retired Bryan County Probate Court Judge Hermon Butler.

July 04, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Lifestyle


RH boy to promote movie on '700 Club'

Bobby Batson of Richmond Hill will be on the TV show "700 Club" on Tuesday to promote his upcoming movie, "90 Minutes in Heaven".

July 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Businesses help collect food for Manna Hosue

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority recently had a food drive for the Manna House.

June 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Cowboy toilet paper has many uses

Every state has "cowboy toilet paper" growing somewhere in it.

June 23, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Veterinarian writes book on animal rights

Dr. Peter Martin loves animals.

June 22, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Horseback therapy helps people with disabilities

In Chatham County, just outside Bloomingdale off Highway 204, there is a property with an old house, horse stables, an arena and a barn.

June 21, 2015 | By Evelyn Fallon Correspondent | Lifestyle


Homeless Connect provides service to needy

Daisy Jones, the city of Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program coordinator, walked from table to table, ensuring each vendor was prepared before opening the doors of Bradwell Institute's gymnasium at noon June 6.

June 18, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


HPD detective writes, publishes his own book

It started with the scanning of some old photos for safe keeping.

June 17, 2015 | By Tiffany King and Lewis Levine Staff members | Lifestyle


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