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Give a gift to a local business this year

The Christmas season officially has begun. (I don't count retailers' efforts to sell Christmas decorations starting in July.) It is December now, so we really are getting close to the big day. Before you get too busy, I hope you will take a few minutes to give a special gift to a local business by nominating one of them for a quarterly Win-dex Award. The Win-dex Awards are Keep Liberty Beautiful's way of recognizing attractive, litter-free local businesses. Nominating a business can be your way of thanking the operation for its efforts.

December 05, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle


Riceboro community gathers, gives thanks

Riceboro residents gathered last weekend at Briar Bay Park for the city's first annual Thanksgiving feast. The event committee, which included Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacey, David Miller, John Young, the Rev. Darlene Jackson, Linda Fagan and others from various churches, partnered with organizations to distribute turkeys, gift baskets and meals to Riceboro residents. Liberty Spice also donated gift baskets to DFACS clients. Organizers said the event was a success and they plan to make it a yearly event. Mt. Carmel's Praise Team sang songs of Thanksgiving, and Bishop Julian Jones presenting a gift basket to an attendee ...

December 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Toys for Tots campaign in final days; donations needed

Liberty County's Toys for Tots campaign will come to a close this week. United Way-Liberty Executive Director Jennifer Darsey, who is coordinating the campaign, said toys still are needed.

December 05, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Community invited to compete in Reader’s Digest contest

Residents of Hinesville and Liberty County have been invited once again to participate in a Reader's Digest contest called "We Hear You America," according to Ashley Gabriel, who is with public relations firm G.S. Schwartz & Co. Inc. Gabriel said Hinesville is eligible this year to compete for new funds and promotional support from Reader's Digest, including a grant of up to $50,000. Last year, the loyalty of residents who voted for their community earned Hinesville-Liberty County a $1,000 check from Reader's Digest, which Mayor Jim Thomas said was used for preservation of local historic ...

December 05, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Fort Stewart evergreen brightly lit

Bundled in coats and scarves, Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and their children gathered Thursday night outside Club Stewart night for Fort Stewart's annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

December 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Midway Museum to host Colonial Christmas tea

Get in the mood for Christmas by joining the Midway Museum on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for Mrs. Thelma's English-style tea.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Students’ artwork celebrates upcoming parade

Smiley Elementary School second- and third-graders recently submitted artwork for the Long County/Ludowici Christmas Parade coloring contest. The top three winners in the contest were Stephanie Piccarillo, who took third place; Makenzie Guyett, who was the runner-up; and Jonathan Proctor, who won first place. The three winning pieces will be displayed in local businesses to increase awareness about the upcoming parade. The Long County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the contest, which was organized by SES art teacher Danielle Nobles.

December 02, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Casting for mullet provided many good times

My family and I moved to Liberty County on St. Patrick's Day in 1971. During Easter weekend that year, my husband, brother-in-law and son went fishing.

November 28, 2011 | Margie Love | Lifestyle


Historians debunk common Thanksgiving myths

Though many of our tryptophan-induced comas are long over and thoughts of sugarplums now are forming in our heads, it just may be time to correct our understanding of Thanksgiving's origins before the memories cement for next year.

November 28, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Lifestyle


Locals complete Savannah marathon

Several local residents participated in the Rock-N-Roll Marathon held in Savannah.

November 28, 2011 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Area business makes green progress

Starting a new business as an environmentally friendly one (or making an existing one greener) often can seem like a challenging task.

November 28, 2011 | Sara Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Lifestyle


LCSO provides food for needy families

Just before noon Monday, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and a handful of deputies began putting together Thanksgiving gift boxes in the sheriff's office conference room to hand-deliver to families throughout Liberty County who otherwise may have gone without a holiday feast Thursday.

November 24, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Long County pantry to give away food throughout holidays

The Long County Food Pantry will give away food today and throughout the holidays to those in need, according to Tina Skipper, the Long County coordinator of concerted services.

November 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Arts council offers new classes

With the Christmas season upon us, the Hinesville Area Arts Council is launching a new series of art lessons that could inspire handmade gifts for the holidays.

November 24, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


‘Breaking Dawn’ is worth the hype

There's no hiding it, I'm a "Twilight" fan. Hey, I don't approve of all the hype. All I know is that while reading Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novels, there were moments where I genuinely felt as if I had been magically transported into Bella Swan's shoes.

November 24, 2011 | By Sasha McBrayer Columnist | Lifestyle


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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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