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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


A witness to kind young minds

Many people said that little kids have the most innocent hearts, and everything is different and interesting in their view. Their pure minds sometimes bring a drop of sunshine to our heart, and let us know the simple love in this world.

February 25, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wu Columnist | 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


Praying together 'in one place'

Prayers for the nation's unity were heard downtown as community members gathered outside the Liberty County Historic Courthouse Thursday for the annual National Day ...

May 08, 2017 | By Tiffany King | LIBERTY LIFE


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