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Music project aims to keep Civil War stories fresh

ATLANTA - Blood once soaked the soil of battlefields that have since been covered up by skyscrapers and commuter train stations in Atlanta, strip malls in Nashville and farm fields and forests across the South.

December 30, 2012 | Jeff Martin The Associated Press | LIBERTY LIFE


Participants sought for cancer-prevention study

SAVANNAH - The American Cancer Society is seeking Savannah-area cancer fighters who are interested in spreading the word about the importance of participating in Cancer Prevention Study-3, a nationwide study to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.

December 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Don’t trash your tree — mulch it

Keep Liberty Beautiful is urging merrymakers to keep the environment in mind in coming weeks as they strip their Christmas trees and cast aside boughs of holly.

December 29, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | LIBERTY LIFE


Cruise goes back to familiar ground

LOS ANGELES - Just turned 50, Tom Cruise is eligible for membership in the American Association of Retired Persons. Just split from third wife Katie Holmes, Cruise is the object of told-you-so cynics who simply knew that romance wouldn't last. Just finished with his stab at something really different as a heavy-metal rock god in "Rock of Ages," Cruise is coming off one of the lowest-grossing movies in his career.

December 27, 2012 | David Germain The Associated Press | LIBERTY LIFE


Horoscopes for Dec. 26-Jan. 1

CAPRICORN - Dec. 22 to Jan. 19: All that hard work and research in the workplace finally pays off as you hoped it would. Ignore comments from jealous types who are out to get the goat riled up.

December 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Steak has lost none of its flavorful appeal over the ages

An advertising slogan and campaign from 20 years ago featured a voice-over by actor Robert Mitchum: "Beef. It's what's for dinner."

December 26, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | LIBERTY LIFE


Attractive businesses keep on giving to our community

Nothing is prettier than communities all dressed up for the holidays, so this time of year is so lovely to me.

December 25, 2012 | Sara Swida KLB director | LIBERTY LIFE


Christmas queens crowned in Long Co. holiday pageant

The 2012 Miss Christmas Holiday Pageant was held recently in Ludowici at the Long County High School.

December 25, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


State historic site preserves Victorian Age in America

Victorian-era homes are common in Thomasville, which is about four hours from Hinesville on Highway 84. One of these homes is the Queen Anne-styled Lapham-Patterson House, a National Historic Landmark and Georgia Historic Site.

December 25, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | LIBERTY LIFE


Adele named 2012’s top entertainer by AP

NEW YORK - Though Adele didn't have a new album or a worldwide tour in 2012, she's still rolling. After a year of Grammy glory and James Bond soundtracking, Adele has been voted The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year.

December 24, 2012 | Jake Coyle The Associated Press | LIBERTY LIFE


A Christmas trip down the Altamaha River is remembered

The Hinesville Gazette published a story in the January 1889 edition about a trip taken by editor and publisher Samuel Dowse Bradwell, his wife Elizabeth Clifton Bradwell and their family. The Bradwells took a long vacation to visit with Elizabeth's family, the Cliftons, in Tattnall County. We find it amusing today that they had such a long journey to get from Hinesville to Tattnall County. I thought it must have been a lot of excitement and fun. I tried to find Sharp's Landing on an old Tattnall County map that was drawn in 1906, but it was not ...

December 24, 2012 | Margie Love Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Cutest kid winner named

David Chance Abbgy, 5, of Hinesville, recently won Thomas Hill Jewelers' cutest kid contest. The winner was determined through votes on Facebook photo submissions. David, standing with his dad, David Abbgy, and stepmom, Samantha Harper, won the world's largest Christmas stocking.

December 24, 2012 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Prayer vigil for shooting victims

Nearly 200 people braved chilly temperatures Friday night to take part in the first Hinesville citywide prayer gathering to provide guidance to the youngsters in the community.

December 24, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


Service-dog trainer helps disabled vet

Sgt. 1st Class Mark Brummitt loves dogs. The former drill instructor not only trains soldiers, he trains dogs - mostly service dogs to help people with disabilities. It's a part-time job and a passion.

December 22, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | LIBERTY LIFE


Santa visits Head Start Center

Though Christmas is four days away, Santa Claus still found time Tuesday to drop by the Long County Head Start Center to pass out a few gifts to the students on hand.

December 22, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | 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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