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Does anyone liste to anyone else anymore?

The exact moment it happened was at a large round table in a ballroom of majestic gilt in a grand hotel. Tink and I found ourselves seated next to strangers so we both plunged into jump-starting a conversation because we like the stories of others. We asked questions, expressed interest and tried to pull out information.

March 24, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Aloha, Island Cafe

On a recent stroll around the Farmers Market, I glanced over at what used to be one of my favorite stops, Uncommon Grounds.

March 23, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Hinesville resident’s great-great-grandfather worked to improve agriculture across the region

Calvin Speight says his great-great-grandfather is "the one that started America eating real good."

March 23, 2017 | By Tiffany King | LIBERTY LIFE


Pandemonium reigns in Valley grudge match

It has been 18 years since the unforgettable match between the Valley King Pins and the Pleasant Hill Strike Force and for the life of me I still can't figure out how they fit 237 fans, plus several infants, into that four-lane bowling alley.

March 21, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Life can be like playing a piano

I have always wanted to learn to play the piano. Ever since I was a little girl, I was amazed by my friends who play.

March 20, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wu Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Prodigal candidate returns as aspiring publisher

Marvin Walsh had been hosting "Renderings with Raymond" for five weeks and the stress of manning the town's only local talk show was becoming apparent.

March 14, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Random thoughts on area

A native of Liberty County, T.C. Stevens moved to Jekyll Island and graduated from Glynn Academy. He is now a retired deputy sheriff from Newton County, Georgia. Abial Winn was a member of the Georgia State Senate and was captain of the Liberty Independent Troop. Stevens is the great- great-grandchild of Winn.

March 13, 2017 | By Margie Love Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


A store for childhood memories

There is a country store that sits in the middle of hundreds of acres of farm land embedded with hardwoods and pines that have grown, untended, for a century or two.

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


Dogs offer young students a sense of peace

Richmond Hill Elementary School students were amazed at the height of service dogs Winston, a golden retriever, and Gunner, a great Pyrenees, during the animals visit for Georgia Exceptional Children's Week.

March 12, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


Old-school club teaches skill to new kids

Video games and social media aren't the only things holding the attention of some youngsters. A group of Pembroke kids is learning a classic skill that apparently is just as captivating.

March 10, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


Went for steaks, stayed for the chocolate

Yep, I did my civic duty Saturday and participated in the test run and employee training for the new Hinesville LongHorn Steakhouse.

March 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Passion can be genesis of genius

As I grow, I heard that "passion is the best teacher, and the key to success." I never believed this because I thought the most important things were talent and hard-work. I changed my mind when I met Uncle Richard.

March 07, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wu Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Attention shifts to turkey on the alley

While questions surrounding the whereabouts of A.J. Fryerson dominated conversation in the Valley, the routine of daily life forged ahead.

March 06, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Vicky Nephew tells her 103-year-old story

"Live the best you can. Life has so many surprises for us. Ask the Lord to hold your hands and lead you to the Promised Land."

February 27, 2017 | By Margie Love Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Autism awareness is focus of drive

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is inviting the business community to turn Liberty County blue on March 31 in recognition of World Autism Day. And taking it a step further they are encouraging local churches to Paint Liberty Blue as well as on April 2, which is World Autism Day.

February 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | 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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