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'The Desolation of Smaug' improves on first Hobbit fillm

"The Desolation of Smaug," the second film in the three-film "The Hobbit," extravaganza, begs the question, "Are we there yet?" I have an answer for you.

January 10, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


When temperatures dip, critters may move in

As temperatures drop, it's common for Coastal Georgia homes to be invaded by unwanted, furry house guests, including squirrels, raccoons and possums, according to Liberty County Agricultural Extension agent Robert Bell. Bats and armadillos also can be nuisances during winter months, he said.

January 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


At the movies Jan. 10-16

HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas 9

January 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Good butter beans are hard to find

Georgia writer Flannery O'Connor was mistaken - a good man isn't so hard to find, but finding a good bowl of butter beans can sometimes be challenging, unless you cook them yourself.

January 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of Jan. 8-14

Dec. 22 to Jan. 19: Like your zodiacal sign, the sure-footed goat, you won't allow obstacles in your path to keep you from reaching your goal. Don't be surprised by who asks to go along with you.

January 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Donations solicited for memorial walk

Individual and corporate donations are being sought to help build the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, said George Holtzman, chairman of the Veterans Memorial Walk Committee.

January 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Long County prepares for Relay for Life

Long County's Relay for Life organizers are gearing up for this year's event, which is May 17-18 at Veterans Field in Ludowici. The 2014 relay kick-off party is at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at A New Beginning Church. Anyone who is interested in helping or creating a team is invited.

January 07, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Church stood against Sunday school

The following biography is taken from "A Record of Prominent Baptists" by the Rev. John Craig. It was written in the 1800s.

January 06, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


10-Pound Challenge on Stewart

Work on your 2014 fitness goals during a free Aerobic-Thon and Health Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Newman Fitness Center.

January 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'American Hustle' is all about character

The new film, "American Hustle," is in theaters now. I was conned into buying my ticket, but did the '70s-flavored caper impress? Allow me to answer.

January 03, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Button Gwinnett staff rallies for parapro

Few women would willingly part with a crowning glory of hair in front of a large audience, but Button Gwinnett Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Jung Neiman did just that last month to help her friend, media aide Anttonia "Hoffie" Hofmann, who is battling cancer.

January 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Emancipation celebrated 151 years later

Wednesday's inclement weather did not dampen the spirits of members of Liberty County's African-American community, many of whom gathered on New Year's Day at Thebes African Methodist Episcopal Church in Midway to celebrate the 151st anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation's signing.

January 03, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


At the movies Jan. 3-9

HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas 9

January 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Local culinary heroes teach, inspire

I emulate Biblical role models like Joshua, David, Peter and Paul. Jesus is more than a role model. He's God. I also look up to military heroes like Francis Marion, John Singleton Mosby, Alvin York, Audie Murphy and Paul R. Smith. It's my culinary heroes, though, who teach me new recipes and inspire me to develop my own skills in the kitchen or at the grill.

January 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for Jan. 1-7

Dec. 22 to Jan. 19: Working with a trusted colleague could open your mind to exploring some considerations you previously dismissed out of hand. The weekend brings news from a loved one.

January 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Liberty County back in Kiss-A-Pig contest

The weather was perfect as crowds converged on Savannah's City Market to see why a cute little pig was being paraded around Ellis Square on Saturday.

March 08, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


'Non-Stop' is cut above usual Neeson thriller

Did you see the Oscars last weekend? USA Today reported the telecast, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, drew 43.7 million viewers, making it the most watched Academy Awards show in 14 years.

March 07, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Celebrity bartending benefits Red Cross

A celebrity bartending event sponsored Monday by the Hinesville Rotary Club and the LaQuinta Inn and Suites raised $350 for the Liberty/Long County office of the American Red Cross, according to Rotary Vice President Brigitte Shanken.

March 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Liberty County gardens in spotlight

About 150 people from 18 states checked into the Desoto Hotel in Savannah last weekend for the Southern Garden History Society's 32nd annual meeting. The two-day event included talks by landscape-design and preservation experts, and tours of gardens that traditionally are not open to the public. On the third day, according to SGHS Immediate Past President Lucy Hitch, attendees are offered the opportunity to tour additional sites that are a bit further away from the conference.

March 06, 2014 | By Michelle K.W. Ricketson Correspondent | Lifestyle


Midway man celebrates 71 years of Scouting

For 71 of his 83 years on Earth, George Ginter has been a Scout.

March 05, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Eating healthy is harder than you think

My wife, kids, mama and a mess of doctors have strongly suggested that I try to eat healthy. But eating healthy is harder than most folks think.

March 05, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Young leaders hear about government

Members of the 2014 Young Adult Leadership Liberty class learned how Liberty County is governed during a Feb. 19 session in the county commissioner's meeting room.

March 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Airman completes basics

Airman 1st Class Nichelle Y. Fraiser has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

March 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


University chorale to perform in R. Hill

The Anderson (Ind.) University Chorale from Anderson will perform at 7 p.m. March 17 at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church.

March 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Home cures off a Georgia farmstead

In 1976, Mrs. Mary Harley, 90, of Liberty County, was interviewed by her grandson, Spencer Clark. Spencer and 20 other students in Mrs. Nan Flowers' class at Bradwell Institute recorded interviews with older Liberty County citizens about their early lives. They made a small book of these interviews called "Sand & Pine - Glimpses of Other Liberty Days." I was graciously given permission to share these stories from time to time with Coastal Courier readers.

March 04, 2014 | By Margie Love Correspondent | Lifestyle


Free summer meals available to all youth

The Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program recently announced the availability of free meals to children during summer break.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Farmers market restarts in March

The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market staff has announced the return of the spring market, which will be held from 4-7 p.m. each Thursday from March through April in downtown Hinesville.

March 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'Winter's Tale' will leave viewers cold

Surprisingly, last weekend marked the third week in a row that "The Lego Movie" topped the box office and has grossed more than $183 million since its debut. The stop-motion animated feature has exceeded many people's expectations.

February 28, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


TV newsman walking for Red Cross

Savannah-area TV news personality Dal Cannady is walking 97 miles in seven days to raise money for the American Red Cross Heroes fund.

February 28, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Lifestyle


Some food should come with warning labels

The only time I'm not reading, writing or thinking deeply about something is when I'm fishing or sitting on the back porch at the end of a long work day.

February 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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