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A wildflower bouquet for mama

Money was scarce as hens' teeth in 1955, but Mother's Day was coming up and I wanted to give Mama a special gift. As I was 8 and had no way of going to a store by myself, but did not want to buy something off rolling store. In fact, at that time in my life, I had never been inside a real store other than the jukejoint at the end of our road. I had one whole dollar to spend, and I wanted the most for it.

May 14, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Scouts celebrate Arbor Day despite theft

What started as a celebration of Arbor Day turned into a search for stolen trees in Allenhurst.

May 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Helping to save a salamander

I am sure you have seen that spotted, bright-orange lizard around town a time or two.

May 12, 2012 | Ryan Willett | Lifestyle


‘Closet painter’ shows work

Hinesville native Jerry Poppell has painted in private for more than 12 years. So he said many friends were shocked when his watercolor and acrylic works went on display last week.

May 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Cause of Kinkade death determined

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Officials are confirming that artist Thomas Kinkade died from an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers.

May 09, 2012 | The Associated Press | Lifestyle


Midway/Riceboro library gets donations

Midway officials present a check to Betsy Stow, who is Liberty area coordinator for the Live Oak Public Library. They are, from left, Councilman Levern Clancy Jr., Stow, library board member Barbara Stimmel, Mayor Clemontine F. Washington, Councilman Terrence Doyle.

May 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Travels with the Courier

Colleen McCray, a first-grader at Joseph Martin, recently traveled with her grandmother Betty McCray, to see the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. She's holding a copy of the Courier in front of the memorial during spring break.

May 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Coastal Manor resident turns 100

In 1912, the Girl Scouts were founded in Savannah, Woodrow Wilson won the presidency, defeating Theodore Roosevelt, and the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean.

May 08, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Peyton Davis crowned Miss Midway

The city of Midway crowned Peyton Davis as Miss Midway on April 22 at Historic Dorchester Academy.

May 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Go barefoot this week — and recycle, too

The first week of June is the official Barefoot Week. It is an important holiday period, proclaimed by Soles 4 Souls, an international effort to provide shoes to children and adults throughout the world.

May 07, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Long 4-H Club gets local, national support

The Long County 4-H Club recently received its annual Vidalia Onion donation from Clifton and Linda DeLoach.

May 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Midway Arts Festival draws all kinds of artists

Blue skies were the backdrop for the seventh Midway Arts Festival on Saturday, as artists, craftsmen, authors, musicians and period-dressed tour guides provided entertainment.

May 03, 2012 | By Debra Brown Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Closely watch sale prices

Have you ever bought something on sale and later saw you paid more than the item was advertised for? I have, especially in grocery stores when the items are scanned so fast and I couldn't keep up.

April 30, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Making Earth Day happen takes a lot of effort

Last Sunday was Earth Day around the world. We had our sixth annual Earth Day Celebration on Monday with a little over 1,000 citizens - young and old - joining us for fun environmental style.

April 29, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | Lifestyle


Dixon, Grubbs graduate basic training

Air Force Airman Emmanuel M. Dixon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

April 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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RiceFest celebrates Geechee Gullah culture

Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin, City Councilman Chris Stacy and Geechee Gullah expert Jim Becote organized the first RiceFest, which was held seven years ago at the community center.

November 12, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Lifestyle


Students finish first-aid training

Sixteen students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Pathway recently completed CPR and first-aid certification training with firefighter Casey Hale, who helps with the training every semester.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Murder still unsolved 130 years later

Richmond H. Peacock was born Aug. 24, 1807, in what then was Liberty County but now is Long County. He was the son of Samuel (1777-1839) and Mary Peacock (1786-1869). Samuel was born in South Carolina and was in the War of 1812. They were married in 1802 in Georgia, and both died in Liberty County.

November 10, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


'Nightcrawler' is a masterpiece

"Nightcrawler" is nothing short of a revelation in filmmaking. It features a powerhouse performance by Jake Gyllenhaal and contains characters and an atmosphere that completely is in service to its story. I think if Michael Mann had made either "Broadcast News" or "Network," this is probably what it would look like.

November 07, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


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