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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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White House internship program open

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application is now open.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Fishing at Whistle Buoy in another world

Rummaging through old newspapers, I came across an article written almost 41 years old, Sept. 30, 1976, by then Liberty County Herald Editor Nicky Clark.

May 23, 2017 | By Margie Love Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


An amazing discovery in an anatomy class

I have always thought that the most amazing thing in this world is that our Creator gives us life, and all life begins in the ...

May 23, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wu Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Graduates urged to update immunizations

Liberty County Health Department officials encourage soon-to-be high school graduates to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease, which causes meningitis.

May 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Southern woman relies on her Bible, her gun

Maxine is my kind of Southern woman. She's exceedingly feminine, gracious, charming and tough as nails under her soft skin. Everyone who knows her ...

May 21, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Speculating who will shuffle off this mortal coil is popular

Looking back on my growing up years, it seems to me the folks in my hometown had an unhealthy infatuation with death.

May 20, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


It’s not Camelot

King Arthur is another iconic character that has gone through various cinematic reinventions and reinterpretations over the years, but I don't think I've ...

May 19, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | LIBERTY LIFE


Don’t mess with my Won Ton

Last week a local restaurant was the victim of a cruel prank. Fortunately the community rallied and quickly shut down someone's ill-meaning attempt at ...

May 17, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Anonymous radio caller not really that unknown

Undoubtedly, the second most popular show on Talk 880 Radio came on immediately after "Renderings with Raymond."

May 13, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Hundreds to participate in upcoming 2017 Relay for Life of Liberty County event

Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members will unite next Friday (May 19) for the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Liberty County ...

May 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Mama knew it was important I go chase life

Tink and I stopped by to see my niece, Nicole, and somehow the conversation got around to the adventure I had, on my own, followed ...

May 12, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Energy carries new ‘Guardian of Galaxy’ flick

"Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2" continues the adventures from the surprisingly cool hit from 2014. The main forces in front of and behind the ...

May 12, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | LIBERTY LIFE


Celebrating 90 years of life

Mrs. Rosa Pearl Duncan started her Mother's Day celebrations many years ago. She also celebrates her birthday during this time. On May 12,2017 ...

May 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


A story of perseverance

As I live in the United States, I have found that Americans are proud of their flag. The American flag is displayed nearly everywhere - schools ...

May 09, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wu Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


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