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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 Liberty Blue Day in honor of World Autism Day in the county.

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 votes in the recent mayoral election, and a good number of those voters placed the blame for Cooper's defeat squarely on the shoulders of Long, editor of Lennox Valley Hometown News.

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 newspaper, The Valley Patriot, premiering Tuesday morning. Iris knew Raymond "like the back of her hand," and she was certain he was repaying her for supporting his opponent in the recent mayoral campaign.

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 for the titles of La Petite Fashionetta Jr. Miss Fashionetta and Miss Fashionetta.

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 $2,000 collected to fight the crippling disease worldwide.

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. It is even possible that we were in a mild disagreement over the Yankees and the Rebels when a nice couple approached.

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 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


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Report: Georgia slips in senior health ratings

Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people's health, down two spots from last year's ranking, a new report says.

June 15, 2017 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | LIBERTY LIFE


Manage mosquitoes around your yard

With our recent rains, mosquito calls have been coming into the Bryan County Extension office in increasing numbers. After some time in drought, we are ...

June 15, 2017 | By Richard Evans Bryan County Extension agent | LIBERTY LIFE


Junteenth Parade Celebration: Q&A with local educator Jack Graves, Sr.

Q. How did you first hear about Liberty County's first Juneteenth parade?

June 15, 2017 | Staff Report | LIBERTY LIFE


Counselor honored

Will Darsey, a counselor based in Hinesville, received the John C. Burns II Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Georgia Licensed Professional Counselors Association Conference ...

June 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Green thumb?

You may recall a story I wrote a year ago about trying to grow some of my own food. I started with two bell pepper ...

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Laughing for charity

Wearing bright red noses around the Historic Liberty County Courthouse was all in good fun to raise awareness on an important issue.

June 12, 2017 | By Tiffany King | LIBERTY LIFE


Barber brings more than razor to Valley

Probably the best thing to happen in my hometown during October 1998 was the arrival of Frank Bell. Most folks living in the Valley at ...

June 11, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


The smell of pinto beans, buttermilk and cornbread

My sister said once that she doesn't really like pinto beans because when she was growing up, Mama cooked a pot three or four ...

June 11, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


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