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News war erupts with Cooper's new Patriot

Iris Long hadn't slept much since Saturday night's bowling match, where Raymond Cooper made the announcement concerning the first issue of his competing newspaper, The Valley Patriot, premiering Tuesday morning.

April 06, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Who Screams?

As temperatures outside climb it's time to ditch the chili and soups and head on over to the ice cream isle.

April 05, 2017 | Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


You body is a temple that protects you

This year, I am taking human anatomy and physiology. The massive information and difficult terminology make this class the most challenging for me. However, while learning the knowledge, I have learned some interesting things.

April 03, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wu Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


4-H'ers artwork on exhibit

Young artists will be featured in the Hinesville Area Arts Council's Gallery during April.

April 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


An insufferable Yankee at Vicksburg

It did not turn out as I intended. Somehow, Tink managed to turn it into what he, with gleeful satisfaction - that is the only way to say it with unvarnished truth though he now says otherwise - called "The Victory Tour."

April 02, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Let your light shine

God gives each of us distinct personalities and talents. This was so evident my first day at First Baptist Church with my host parents.

March 28, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wu Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


A night of transcending

Men, young and old, learned the lesson of being their brother's keeper at the Eleven Black Men of Liberty County's 23rd annual Scholarship Banquet March 18.

March 27, 2017 | Staff report | LIBERTY LIFE


Does anyone liste to anyone else anymore?

The exact moment it happened was at a large round table in a ballroom of majestic gilt in a grand hotel. Tink and I found ourselves seated next to strangers so we both plunged into jump-starting a conversation because we like the stories of others. We asked questions, expressed interest and tried to pull out information.

March 24, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Aloha, Island Cafe

On a recent stroll around the Farmers Market, I glanced over at what used to be one of my favorite stops, Uncommon Grounds.

March 23, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Hinesville resident’s great-great-grandfather worked to improve agriculture across the region

Calvin Speight says his great-great-grandfather is "the one that started America eating real good."

March 23, 2017 | By Tiffany King | LIBERTY LIFE


Pandemonium reigns in Valley grudge match

It has been 18 years since the unforgettable match between the Valley King Pins and the Pleasant Hill Strike Force and for the life of me I still can't figure out how they fit 237 fans, plus several infants, into that four-lane bowling alley.

March 21, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Life can be like playing a piano

I have always wanted to learn to play the piano. Ever since I was a little girl, I was amazed by my friends who play.

March 20, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wu Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Prodigal candidate returns as aspiring publisher

Marvin Walsh had been hosting "Renderings with Raymond" for five weeks and the stress of manning the town's only local talk show was becoming apparent.

March 14, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Random thoughts on area

A native of Liberty County, T.C. Stevens moved to Jekyll Island and graduated from Glynn Academy. He is now a retired deputy sheriff from Newton County, Georgia. Abial Winn was a member of the Georgia State Senate and was captain of the Liberty Independent Troop. Stevens is the great- great-grandchild of Winn.

March 13, 2017 | By Margie Love Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


A store for childhood memories

There is a country store that sits in the middle of hundreds of acres of farm land embedded with hardwoods and pines that have grown, untended, for a century or two.

March 12, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


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Biblically speaking: Raymond and friends share scripture

October 1998 - Raymond Cooper was quickly learning running a newspaper took a lot more time than running a broadcast operation.

April 29, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Eleventh annual Keep Liberty Beautiful Earth Day celebration

Spring break cut into participation at this year's Liberty County Earth Day, but the organizer said she thought everybody was having a good time.

April 26, 2017 | Staff Report | LIBERTY LIFE


Fair Housing Month in Hinesville

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown signs a proclamation on April 6 declaring April as Fair Housing Month in the city. Other activities during the month included ...

April 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Memories of biscuit adn egg sandwiches

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, began dreary, and it began drizzling about 10. Gene had returned from men's Bible study at church and I had ...

April 25, 2017 | By Margie Love Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


County marks World Autism Day

Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette, county commissioners and activists raising awareness of autism spectrum, hold a proclamation that Lovette signed making March 31 Paint ...

April 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Fight 'the only honest news' in the valley

There were more than a few folks in the Valley who felt Iris Long had it coming to her. After all, Raymond Cooper garnered 381 ...

April 22, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Having abandoned its roots, NASCAR losing fans

We were cleaning up the dishes from Sunday dinner when Rodney called me into the living room where he was watching TV.

April 21, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Sleep safe with garlic

Today is a national food holiday I can surely support - National Garlic Day.

April 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


News war breaks out

Iris Long hadn't slept much since Saturday night's bowling match, where Raymond Cooper made the announcement concerning the first issue of his competing ...

April 18, 2017 | By Kevvin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


In the Patriot: 'Valley Youth Cook and Serve Grandparents

"I can't believe it," Iris whispered over and over. "I just can't believe it."

April 15, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Fashionetta winners named at pageant

Nu Rho Omega Chapter presented Launching Pearls of the Future on March 11 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center with 11 young ladies competing ...

April 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


America is truly a colorful melting pot

America is a melting pot

April 11, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wu Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Rotary, Interact fight polio with pennies

The Hinesville Rotary and Bradwell Institute Interact Club kicked off the Pennies for Polio drive March 30, hoping to top last year's nearly $2 ...

April 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Two great-great-grandsons of history cross paths

We were eating lunch as the American Queen riverboat pulled out of port, having just returned from a morning-long excursion to the Battlefield of Vicksburg ...

April 08, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


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