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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


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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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