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Pirate Fest on Tybee Oct. 9-12

TYBEE ISLAND – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, bringing swashbuckling, family-friendly fun for Columbus Day weekend.

September 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'A Walk Among the Tombstones' nothing new; nothing bad

Over the last few years, Liam Neeson has been doing the action roles that I don't think Harrison Ford is interested in doing anymore.

September 26, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Oktoberfest in Rincon

SPRINGFIELD – The fifth Effingham Oktoberfest will be held Friday and Saturday behind Rincon Chevrolet, 5480 Highway 21 S. in Rincon.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Dolphin Tale 2' hits the right notes

The original "Dolphin Tale" was a surprise hit with critics and audiences, but somehow, I'm not sure how it was enough to justify a sequel.

September 22, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Circus and carnival coming to Stewart

Military families' kids (15 and younger) are invited to a fishing event from 7-10 a.m. Saturday at Halstrom Lake on Hunter. Participants can register at the site.

September 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Weightlifting contest Saturday

Bend-the-Bar: Registration is under way for the Stewart/Hunter "Bend-the-Bar" Powerlifting and Bench Press Challenge Saturday at 4thIBCT Fitness Center.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Sappiness, unintented laughs sink 'The Identical'

"The Identical" is the type of movie that would be great on the Hallmark Channel or even TBN, for that matter. It's a movie that deals with a lot of elements that are both familiar and fundamental to movies of this kind: It features Scripture, Southern nostalgia and, of course, the birth of rock 'n' roll.

September 12, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


AARP safe-driving course planned for Sept. 23

An AARP safe-driving course will be held from

September 09, 2014 | Special to the news | Things to Do


Cliches hamper 'The November Man'

"The November Man" has Pierce Brosnan returning to his spy-thriller roots, though not exactly with the same kind of charisma he brought to James Bond. Instead, we're treated to a competently made yet cliché-ridden film that, frankly, no one will remember in November.

September 05, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Civil War weapons to be in focus

The Civil War weapons presentation "Incoming" with Shuman's Artillery will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


New Orleans cuisine at Bistro Night

Celebrate your favorite superhero in September at George P. Hays Library. There's no charge.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is decent mix of old, new

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.

August 29, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Swinging Medalions added to festival card

The Swinging Medallions will play Oct. 17 at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing, organizers say.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Dress up a bowling pin for prizes

Children, ages 3-12, can put their artistic talents to work and design the perfect bowling pin for Stewart Bowling Center. There's no charge, and prizes will be awarded.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Retire 'Expendables' if recent episode is all they can do

"The Expendables 3," now in theaters, continues the franchise featuring well-known action-movie icons of the 1980s and 1990s in an attempt to recapture their glory days. I thought the first movie was average, the second movie was actually better-than-average, but the third movie falls by the wayside.

August 22, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


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Holiday activities piling up

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's closures and change of hours of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities are available at:

November 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Dumb...' has some laughs; little else

It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.

November 21, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


'Interstellar' is another Nolan classic

Ever since he grabbed the public's attention with the Oscar-nominated "Memento" in 2000, director Christopher Nolan has established himself as one of the most brilliant filmmakers of the 21st century.

November 14, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


'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 | Things to Do


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