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Christmas trees get new life as mulch

Keep Liberty County Beautiful's Bring One For The Chipper ended Saturday with more than 750 trees being recycled in Liberty County. KLCB Director Sara Swida estimated roughly 10,000 pounds of mulch were made from the weeklong collection effort.

January 13, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff write | Lifestyle


Barfield name affized to old airport site

Frankie Barfield was a household name for people who flew in and out of one of Liberty County's original airports. Now her legacy has been made more permanent with a new road sign in her honor.

January 13, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff write | Lifestyle


'Casual' day benefits state school for blind

JOHN'S CREEK - Last year, Gov. Sonny Purdue, issued a proclamation in support of Georgia Casual Week to increase awareness and support for the Georgia Academy for the Blind Student Fund. By his proclamation, Perdue encouraged Georgia's business community to support the academy's mission of creating independent, productive future Georgia workers by encouraging and allowing employee participation in a casual week.

January 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Military affairs panel, members honored

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Gabriel House gets donation

Lockheed Martin – Readiness and Stability Operations employees at Fort Stewart donated $295 to Gabriel's House in Hinesville this week. "We ask local retailers to donate items to our annual banquet held each December and we raffle off the prizes. The money raised goes to local charities," said Mike Passmore, RSO site maintenance manager. Passmore said Lockheed Martin employs 700 people in the area. The group will also make a donation to Manna House.

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Long County names firefighters of year

The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department recently named Richard Truman and Tyler Hall as firefighters of the year for 2009.

January 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Prepare for cold weather

As a wave of arctic air rolls across the United States, Georgia faces bone-chilling temperatures and the possibility of snow. Because Georgia is not usually prone to extreme snow and ice, even small amounts can cause severe problems.

January 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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


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Monster mash-up

ALL THE FANBOYS and gamer girls will come out to play this weekend, when GnomeCon descends upon Savannah like a beneficent dragon.

April 11, 2014 | Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


'Best breakfast in town' -- yeah, right

The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.

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


Rain forces concert inside, band still rocks

Third Infantry Division soldiers and their families braved the rain Sunday to crowd into the Newman Fitness Center gymnasium for a free concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. The event was moved indoors due to rain and was delayed an hour, but that didn't keep attendees from waiting for and enjoying the show.

April 09, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Lifestyle


Midnight train to Georgia

ON THEIR WAY TO SAVANNAH IN 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's forces tried to capture the Doctortown train trestle over the Altamaha River in Wayne County, Ga.

April 09, 2014 | Jim Morekis Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


AASU's Godspell opens a musical door

THERE'S A GOOD reason the John-Michael Tebelak/Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell has endured and prospered for more than 40 years. Its Christian theme notwithstanding, it's a story about love and family-building.

April 09, 2014 | Bill DeYoung Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


Club hears about plight of seafarers

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recently welcomed Chaplain Andrew E.V. Krey, executive director of Maritime Bethel at Savannah and pastor at Bible Lutheran Church in Rincon. Krey gave a presentation about the human cost of the economic success of the Port of Savannah.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two students in state pageant

Two students from Diamond Elementary School on Fort Stewart have been selected as finalists for the National American Miss Georgia Pageant.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Families celebrate Easter, spring at egg roll

Spring weather greeted families Saturday during the second annual Easter Egg Roll at Bryant Commons in Hinesville. The event was organized by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and Fort Stewart MWR.

April 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Scouts introduce new district to Rotary

Inductions of new members and a presentation by Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America highlighted Tuesday's Hinesville Rotary Club luncheon at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Flemington.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


ArtsFest set for Saturday

Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.

April 04, 2014 | Special to Courier | Lifestyle


'Divergent' is well-cast, exciting show

Young-adult books remain crazy popular these days, but when it comes time to adapt them into major motion pictures, the results can vary. "Divergent," now in theaters, is based upon the best-selling trilogy from author Veronica Roth. Is it the new "Hunger Games?" Could be.

April 04, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Coffee important to mornings, national security

It's hard to imagine that 240 years ago, American colonists drank tea - not sweet tea, but English tea.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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