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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


Many movie choices this holiday season

Two potentially massive films will debut this year on Christmas Day. They are "Les Miserables" and "Django Unchained." Let's put these two contenders in the ring together.

December 21, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film/TV critic | LIBERTY LIFE


Vaden raffles car to help homeless

A drawing was held Wednesday in the showroom at Vaden Nissan of Hinesville for a 2011 Versa. All proceeds for the sale of raffle tickets were donated by Vaden Nissan to the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless.

December 21, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | LIBERTY LIFE


Civil rights 'giant' remembered for work

A longtime Midway resident who bridged racial divides prior to the civil-rights movement passed away last week, but his name will live on in the minds of those who frequently drive the Highway 84 overpass known as "McIntosh Mountain."

December 21, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | LIBERTY LIFE


At the movies Dec. 21-27

HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas

December 21, 2012 | Staff report | LIBERTY LIFE


Church bells to ring at 9:30

ATLANTA - Churches and places of worship across Georgia are planning to ring their bells at 9:30 a.m. Friday, in remembrance of the 20 children and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

December 21, 2012 | Associated Press | LIBERTY LIFE


Horoscopes for Dec. 19-25

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It's a good time for reunions with those very special people from your past. You could be pleasantly surprised by what comes to light during one of these get-togethers.

December 20, 2012 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Have taste buds walk on wild side

Courier staff members rarely take lunch at the same time. So when our copy editor returned from lunch and asked if anyone in the news department had ever tried alligator, I assumed that was what he had for lunch.

December 20, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Courier staffer | LIBERTY LIFE


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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


The Auburn Hat Society

Outside church organizations, there were only three prominent civic groups in Lennox Valley during my teenage years.

June 07, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Logistics of a good road trip

Let's not travel this month, but discuss some of the logistics that contribute to a good road trip. Just about any vehicle will do ...

June 06, 2017 | By Joe Gillam Local columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


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