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Take the back roads through Florida

I had a lot of feedback from last month's "road trip" on US-84 to Texas. Seems that some of the baby boomers enjoyed it, while some of the younger crowd is looking for something with some brighter lights.

May 03, 2017 | By Joe Gillam Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Make mine grande, quickly

UPDATE: As of May 3 Starbucks has officially opened.

May 03, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Just listen, you'll hear great stories

One can hear some mighty interesting and sometimes strange bits of information in a checkout line in a store, hospital waiting area or any other public place. All one has to do is be present and you'll pick them up, even if you don't try.

May 02, 2017 | By Margie Love Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


National Art Gallery is tribute to America

Last week, my host parents and I went to Washington D.C. to enjoy our spring break. We spent the entire week there, discovering not only the unique traits of a big city, but also its remarkable historical culture.

May 01, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wu Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Going off the grid to be more productive

One summer night, a few years before Mama died, I tried to call her but there was no answer. An hour later with still no answer, I was pacing the floor and debating whether to jump in the car and take the 22 minute drive to her house.

April 30, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


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 a Community Development Department's Fair Housing Symposium on April 13. At the signing were, from left, Jasmine Fields, Brown, Kristin Bryant and Teanesa Fabain.

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 returned home from visiting my sister and mother-in-law in the nursing home.

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 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


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Vicky Nephew turned 104 Thursday

Sarah Victoria Scott Nephew celebrated her 104th birthday Thursday.

May 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Magazine ranks local restaurant high along coast

The Sunbury Crab Co. in eastern Liberty County has been named number 13 on the list of Coastal Living Magazine's The 20 Best Seafood ...

May 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


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