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Blue & BBQ satisfies cravings

Downtown Hinesville came alive Saturday night with the sights, sounds and smells of the ninth annual Blues & BBQ. Several live musical acts kept patrons rocking as they enjoyed smoked Boston butt, chicken and ribs; participated in barbecue and sweet-tea contests; decorated the festival grounds with sidewalk chalk; and mingled with neighbors and friends.

October 03, 2012 | Staff Report | LIBERTY LIFE


Baby bust continues

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued to dampen enthusiasm for having children.

October 03, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | LIBERTY LIFE


People offer ideas on what makes a good neighbor

We began our celebration of Good Neighbors on Friday, with National Good Neighbor Day. At Keep Liberty Beautiful, we know there are lots of traits that make for good neighbors. I have been lucky most of my life to have had not only good neighbors, but wonderful neighbors who became extensions of our family.

October 02, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | LIBERTY LIFE


Go Pink Night raises breast-cancer awareness

From stilettos to squash sales and cotton candy, Thursday-night events in downtown Hinesville are aimed at drawing attention to a critical issue.

October 02, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


Report: More fees, less choice for air travelers

WASHINGTON - Airline passengers can expect fewer carriers to choose from, fewer flights to smaller cities and more baggage and other fees as the industry continues to grapple with high fuel prices and a weak economy, according to a government report released Tuesday.

September 30, 2012 | Joan Lowy The Associated Press | LIBERTY LIFE


Jesup drive-in theater goes digital

An old-fashioned entertainment venue is celebrating a modern advancement as the Jesup Drive-In Theater invites viewers to check out its digital projector.

September 29, 2012 | Staff report | LIBERTY LIFE


Cop epic ‘End of Watch’ is a great ride

Most of you likely have watched "Training Day," which starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke as mentor and rookie cops, respectively, who go on a gritty ride through LA's streets. It has become one of the most memorable cop movies of all time.

September 28, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film critic | LIBERTY LIFE


Music, food and fun planned

The smoky aroma of pit-cooked barbecue and the mournful sounds of wailing guitars will fill the downtown-Hinesville air Saturday.

September 28, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | LIBERTY LIFE


Little club's work goes a long way

The Kiwanis Club of Liberty County has fewer than 15 members, but its collective community service has a lasting effect.

September 28, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | LIBERTY LIFE


At the movies Sept. 28-Oct. 4

HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas

September 28, 2012 | Staff report | LIBERTY LIFE


Harry Potter author's prose grows up

The dust jacket of J.K. Rowling's ballyhooed new book, The Casual Vacancy, available today, bills it as "her first novel for adults." It's Rowling's first published work since she wrapped the mega-selling, seven-volume Harry Potter fantasy saga in 2007. And that puts her, and The Casual Vacancy, in a uniquely awkward position. The public knows Rowling as a fantasy-fiction Pied Piper; in an age ruled by videogames, her books got kids-even kids who otherwise don't read much-to thrill over every gripping chapter in a 4,100-page adventure saga about plucky young wizards vanquishing ...

September 27, 2012 | By Steve Daly For Parade Magazine | LIBERTY LIFE


Horoscopes for week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you love being the focus of attention, it's a good idea to take a few steps back right now to just watch the action. What you see can help with an upcoming decision.

September 27, 2012 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Filming of ‘Hunger Games’ sequel an economic boon to Clayton County

JONESBORO - Officials say filming of the second movie in "The Hunger Games" trilogy is expected to provide an economic boost to Clayton County, just south of Atlanta.

September 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | LIBERTY LIFE


Stewart fishing event fun for families

More than 200 people came to Fort Stewart's Pond 30 on Saturday morning for a family fishing event that celebrated National Hunting & Fishing Day.

September 27, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | LIBERTY LIFE


Pioneer female politician honored

A granite monument honoring former Walthourville City Councilwoman and Mayor Carrie Kent was unveiled Saturday morning before a crowd of political supporters, family members and friends as Walthourville observed Mayor Carrie Kent Day. Kent, who served the city for more than 25 years and died in June 2009.

September 27, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


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Articles by Section - 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 ...

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 ...

March 24, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | 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


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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Dogs offer young students a sense of peace

Richmond Hill Elementary School students were amazed at the height of service dogs Winston, a golden retriever, and Gunner, a great Pyrenees, during the animals ...

March 12, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


Old-school club teaches skill to new kids

Video games and social media aren't the only things holding the attention of some youngsters. A group of Pembroke kids is learning a classic ...

March 10, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


Went for steaks, stayed for the chocolate

Yep, I did my civic duty Saturday and participated in the test run and employee training for the new Hinesville LongHorn Steakhouse.

March 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Passion can be genesis of genius

As I grow, I heard that "passion is the best teacher, and the key to success." I never believed this because I thought the most ...

March 07, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wu Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


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