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It’s nice to savor the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas

The weeks leading up to Christmas seemed to be filled with news reports of toys being recalled because they contain parts coated with lead-based paint. I told someone the other day that we never had to worry about that when we were growing up because the pine cones we used for baseballs and the limbs we used for bats were not painted. We used daddy's good plow lines for jumping rope and they also were paint-free.

December 27, 2010 | Margie Love | LIBERTY LIFE


20 Liberty County teens graduate from Youth Challenge

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER - Nineteen Liberty County teens graduated Dec. 18 from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart during a commencement ceremony at the Macon City Auditorium in Macon.

December 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Boy Scouts honor leaders

Boy Scout leaders of Liberty District Coastal Empire Council were honored recently at the council's annual awards banquet at Hinesville United Methodist Church.

December 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Queen of Miss Christmas Holiday Pageant crowned

The recent 2010 Miss Christmas Holiday Pageant was in the Long County High School cafeteria. KIDZ-ETC sponsored the event.

December 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Shriners, Masons brighten toddler's Christmas

Several Masons and Shriners from the area joined forces recently to help a little girl who lives in Jesup.

December 24, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


Toys for Tots serves thousands

The local Toys for Tots committee raised more than $10,000 in cash and countless toy donations for 2010. More than 200 volunteers, who helped from August until December, delivered toys to more than 2,300 children on Saturday. The committee placed more than 70 donation boxes in local businesses, including Liberty Chrysler, Hinesville Ford, NeSmith Chevrolet, the Coastal Courier, the Hinesville Masonic Lodge and Beall's. Beall's allowed the committee to use its old building, utilities and security system rent-free for two months.

December 22, 2010 | Staff report | LIBERTY LIFE


Area rallies to help displaced family

The community has stepped up to aid a family in getting the supplies they need for the holidays after their Hinesville home was damaged by fire Tuesday.

December 20, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


Georgia Power donates to local charities

Georgia Power Co. recently made donations to two local charities.

December 20, 2010 | Staff Report | LIBERTY LIFE


CASA to train new volunteers

Atlantic Area CASA will begin volunteer training Jan. 14. Training will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the conference room of the Liberty County Health Department on Highway 84 in Hinesville. Sessions will be held on Jan. 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Local history items make unique gifts

It is that time of year when we frantically search for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Why not consider a book or item depicting Liberty County's history? To my knowledge, there are several available. And if you go that route, I think you will be pleased with whatever you select.

December 20, 2010 | By Margie Love Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Wreaths for Warriors puts one up in city

Wreaths for Warriors Walk organizers donated a wreath to Hinesville last week for display in Victory Park.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Sorority donates to Dorchester Academy

Members of local sororities, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's Hinesville Alumnae Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Nu Rho Omega Chapter and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's Chi Pi Zeta Chapter recently presented a check to Dorchester Improvement Association. The donated proceeds are from a western-themed fundraiser held recently as part of Dorchester Academy's "This Place Matters" campaign.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Parade winners announced

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 14th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade on Dec. 10 in downtown Hinesville. The theme for this year's parade was Christmas through the Decades. More than 80 floats, all covered in holiday lights, were entered, each paying tribute to a particular decade. The winners of the float competition are:

December 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Buy a star, help the homeless

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless has just kicked off its Stars for the Homeless campaign to raise money for Liberty County's only homeless shelter.

December 16, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


Dunham Farm festival dazzles crowd

Even soggy weather on the coldest days can't dampen Liberty County's Christmas spirit.

December 16, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


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Articles by Section - 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


Attention shifts to turkey on the alley

While questions surrounding the whereabouts of A.J. Fryerson dominated conversation in the Valley, the routine of daily life forged ahead.

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


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