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Memorial for homeless who have died

On the longest night of the year, and one of the coldest, local residents banded together at Bradwell Park to pay their respects to those less fortunate.

December 26, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Panthers go 1-1 at Carolina Classic

Will Richardson hit 45 points to help the Liberty County boys basketball team take a 85-58 win over Richland Northeast in game one of the Chik-fil-A Carolina Classic Tournament Wednesday night.

December 26, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Bring on the eggnog, any other festive drinks

If you've ever wondered why Rudolph had such a shiny red nose, it's because that silly reindeer was likely hanging out with me and nipping at the spiked eggnog.

December 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Castro’s death sparks hope here and on the island

For me, the death of Fidel Castor was one of those "where were you moments." I was visiting my Cuban-born parents in Chattanooga, Tenn., when the news broke. It was Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving.

December 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Opinion


Community honors future UGA Bulldog

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte III received a nice send off Monday night as the senior prepares to graduate early and enroll at the University of Georgia to begin his college football career.

December 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers down Thomson, head to South Carolina tournament

The Panther boys beat Thomson 83-66 Saturday during the boys basketball game at Liberty County.

December 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders prepare for Statesboro tourney

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys basketball team is getting ready to play in the Statesboro Gentlemen's Classic next week in Statesboro.

December 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI football coach resigns

Replying with a one word, "Yes," Bradwell Institute's three-year football coach Greg Hill confirmed he has resigned from his coaching job.

December 19, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Basketball round up

Johnson's big night

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Man found guilty in 2014 murder

A Fort Stewart soldier who claimed his wife committed suicide was found guilty of murder after the jury rendered its verdict Dec. 9.

December 18, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Judge rules LRMC in contempt of court over records dispute

The Hospital Authority of Liberty County and Liberty Regional Medical Center are in contempt of court after failing to produce documents requested Aug. 12, according to records in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts database.

December 18, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


State champs, college and pro players feted

Five athletes and a state-winning basketball team were inducted into the Liberty County Hall of Fame Thursday.

December 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers break 3-game losing streak

After losing three straight basketball games in a row, the Liberty County basketball team took a 74-69 victory over rival Bradwell Institute Saturday at the Tigers' home gym.

December 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Accolades piling up for soccer player

Just days after being named to the Appalachian Athletics Conference All-Academic Team, former First Presbyterian Christian Academy soccer player Clark Sukaratana received another recognition.

December 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Brown has record night for Kataja

Former Liberty County high School basketball player Rion Brown had a record night for his current professional basketball team, the Kataja Basketball Club in Joensuu, Finland.

December 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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Recreating food memories, and pain

During a recent grocery store spree I came across a seafood item that quickly brought back a delightful, yet painful, memory.

January 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Local eatery suffers minor damage from fire

UPDATE: According to Izola's Facebook Page the restaurant is once again open for business as of 11 a.m. today.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Water deemed safe after spillage

Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson released a public notice to inform the public of a sewage spill that happened Wednesday.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Highlanders win title

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and East Georgia College basketball players DJ Felder and Jordan Johnson guided their professional Ecuadorian basketball team, H.R. Portoviejo ...

January 17, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


New display case for BI champions

There is a new trophy case at Bradwell Institute that showcases the 1965 state champion football team and the 1976 state winning baseball team. The ...

January 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Woods tourney focuses on JV, ninth grade teams

The 24th annual Donell Woods Basketball Tournament is Saturday. The tournament showcases junior varsity and ninth grade teams.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Highlanders in Ecuadorian finals

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball players D.J. Felder and Jordan Johnson are playing in the championship series in the Latin Basketball League in ...

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Man gets life for 2014 murder

Convicted wife killer Perry Lee Hatcher was sentenced to life in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


McMillan opts out of senior year, going into NFL Draft

The Ohio State Buckeyes will need to pick a new defensive captain and middle linebacker after Raekwon McMillan formally declared for the 2017 NFL Draft ...

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers dominate Pierce Bears

Liberty County hosted Pierce County in Region 2-AAA basketball Friday. The Lady Panthers allowed a second half comeback to lose to the Lady Bears 50-39 ...

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae hits 21 in Cavs loss to Bulls

In his third NBA start, former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae scored 21 points against the Chicago Bulls last Wednesday.

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Don’t set yourself up for failure

I, for one, am glad that the holidays are finally behind us. Welcome 2017, come on in while I slam the door shut on 2016 ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


McMillan a bright spot in Buckeyes’ rout

BREAKING: Former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan, has declared himself eligible for the 2017 NFL draft. McMillan broke the news with a ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Frazier helps Bulldogs beat Auburn

Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy and Glennville native JJ Frazier had a huge game against Auburn Dec. 29.

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae gets first NBA starts

With Kyrie Irving nursing a hamstring injury, former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae had his first two NBA starts for the Cleveland ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


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