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Milestone celebrated at First Zion

Spirit-filled and joyful worshippers gathered Friday at First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro to celebrate the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, in which President Abraham Lincoln pierced the vitriol of the Civil War with a declaration that slaves in rebel states were to be made free.

January 04, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Lifestyle


Ludowici debuts 'Christkindlesmarkt'

'Christkindlesmarkt' is as common to anyone who is from Germany or Austria, as yard sale or flea market are to most Americans.

December 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


250 enjoy Christmas dinner

The second annual Terry Gordon Christmas Dinner was on Dec. 12 in Ludowici, and this year 250 dinners were given out. The meal began at around 11:30 AM, and took place at the Long County High School cafeteria.

December 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Area history enthusiasts tour Dorchester

Members of the Dor-chester Improvement Associated greeted visitors from the Coastal Heritage Society, Georgia Historical Society, LeConte-Woodmanston Foundation, the city of Savannah Archives and others interested in the area's history on Dec. 9.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


HPD reaches out to help local shelter

Each year during the holiday season, the Hinesville Police Department's uniform patrol division, C-Watch, opts to forgo a traditional Christmas gift exchange within the division. Instead, the officers use the occasion to reach out to Hinesville residents who have fallen on hard times.

December 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Scout leaders, volunteers earn awards

The Liberty County Scoutmaster and Cub Scout Leader of the Year awards were given to Boy Scout Troop 410 leader Joel Jacobs and Pack 410 Cub Scout leader Lienne Hill on Dec. 13 at the annual Boy Scout/Cub Scout volunteer recognition dinner. In addition, the Spark Plug award was given to Deuce Correa. The award honors volunteers who add a "spark" to their troops or packs.

December 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Abundant Life donates toys

Abundant Life Worship Center at 320 Memorial Drive in Hinesville recently held a Christmas toy drive to help local famlies in need. Pastors C.A. and Dedra Norwood and the drive's coordinators said they were grateful to everyone who made the collection a success.

December 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Rotary taps soldier of month

PFC Justin Knuuttila was honored by the Hinesville Rotary Club as its soldier of the month for December on Tuesday.

December 21, 2009 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Midway Museum hosts Christmas tea

The Midway Museum had its annual Christmas Tea Saturday is to spread the Christmas spirit and bring people into the museum.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County crowns Christmas queen

Long County recently crowned the 2009 Miss Christmas Holiday Pageant queen during a ceremony in the high school cafeteria.

December 16, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Ludowici to host freee Christmas dinner

The Citizens From Long County group is organizing the area's second annual Christmas dinner, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Long County High School cafeteria.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Reality TV show seeks local family

The popular ABC reality TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is searching Liberty and other coastal Georgia counties for an admirable family to cast in an upcoming show.

December 14, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Long county gathers to light tree

Long County had its second annual country Christmas tree lighting ceremony Thursday at the Old Well Pavilion in Ludowici.

December 14, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Christmas shipping deadlines near

Holiday procrastinators have a little more time to wrap get gifts under faraway trees by Christmas Day, but not too much more.

December 14, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Lifestyle


Ludowici gathers for 20th Christmas parade

Ludowici had its 20th annual Christmas parade last Saturday. The fun began at 2 p.m. as floats and marchers left Long County High School and circled the city. Tammy Ballance and Charlie Strickland emc eed the event.

December 11, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


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Eighth-grader in national pageant

Sarah-Faith Williams, an eighth-grader at Midway Middle School, competed in the 2015 Georgia National American Miss Pageant from July 3-4 in Atlanta.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


‘Ant-Man’ is a fun entry in Marvel’s lineup

"Ant-Man" is another Marvel comic-book character making the leap to the big screen in hopes of starting a potential franchise, and you know what? It deserves it. While a notch or two down from the likes of fellow Marvel film "The Avengers" or "Guardians of the Galaxy," for most of its length, "Ant-Man" is not bad.

July 22, 2015 | Justin Hall | Lifestyle


Sherman's sojourn in Midway was foreseen

The old Midway Church got a new minister in March 1811 - the Rev. Murdoch Murphy from the Carolinas, who preached there for about 13 years.

July 21, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Country singer to headline seafood festival

Country music singer Joe Nichols will be the headline act for this year's Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill.

July 18, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Lifestyle


Riceboro Community Churches hails youth program

The Riceboro Community Churches, Inc. recently had its annual end of year banquet at the Riceboro Youth Center.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Librarian leaving to further education

Hinesville librarian Betsy Stow's friends and colleagues joined her at the city's Live Oak Public Library branch for cake, punch and to say goodbye before she pursues her calling for theology and ministry.

July 17, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Lifestyle


Sentence yourself to tour of old jail

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. An article on the front page of July 15 edition gave an incorrect telephone number to call for more information on tours of the Historic Liberty County Jail. The correct number is 912-877-4332.

July 16, 2015 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County disagrees with same-sex ruling

Although a number of areas appear to welcome the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that marriage is a guaranteed constitutional rite for same-sex couples, not just a man and woman, many in Ludowici and Long County do not agree.

July 16, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


'Mama, the Peach Man is coming -- lost fun of peddlers

Many years ago, before we had Wal-Mart and other large shopping centers close to us, we depended on peddlers to bring wares to our homes for our shopping pleasure.

July 14, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


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


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