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Animal shelter desperate for funds

Area residents and businesses alike are feeling the pinch of the economic downturn and recent military deployments. Understandably, consumers are clipping coupons and reducing household expenses when possible - including decreasing or eliminating donations to charities.

April 23, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News

Tigers fall to Rebels by a run

According to, Bradwell Institute's 8-9 loss Tuesday at home to the Groves Rebels dropped the Tigers into the fourth-place spot in Region 3-AAAAA. For BI coach Rhett Hellgren, who said he knows his team is capable of taking down the Rebels, it was a disappointing loss. Three weeks ago, the Tigers beat Groves, 17-7, in six innings.

April 23, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Lady Tigers head to Evans for round one

On Tuesday night, Bradwell's Lady Tigers soccer team took a 2-0 win over the Windsor Forest Lady Knights, prepping the girls for their first-round playoff game next Wednesday in Evans against Greenbrier.

April 23, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Seven Rebels headed to Bob Gibbons camp

Seven Coastal Crew Rebels are packing up for a trip to Charlotte, N.C., this weekend to showcase their skills and learn some new ones at the Bob Gibbons Spring Evaluation Clinic.

April 23, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

15U SGK win Super Regional

The 15U South Georgia Kings played five tough games in two days last weekend, giving the team its second championship trophy in only two weeks. The boys, coached by Derrick Brooks, returned recently from Augusta, where they performed solidly at the AAU Super Regional Tournament. Two weeks ago, the 15U squad won the championship trophy at the Jacksonville Coast to Coast Super Regional.

April 23, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Panthers fall to Pirates, 15-7

Liberty County High School's baseball team took a ride to Baxley on Monday for a non-region game. The home team took a 15-7 win over the visiting Panthers.

April 21, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Highlanders beat Appling Christian, 14-10

Improved hitting and fine pitching from First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders Matt Brown and Nate Ward are what coach Craig Ward said made the difference in Friday's 14-10 win at Appling Christian Academy.

April 21, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Mills House to be moved to Midway Museum

Soon the corner of Oglethorpe Highway and Washington Avenue will look different. The stately oaks that adorn the lot across from the First Presbyterian Church will still shade the lush property, but the house, known as the Mills house, will be gone.

April 19, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News

Panthers pick up two region wins in Friday doubleheader

The diamond at Liberty County High School was prepped earlier than usual Friday afternoon to accommodate a region double –header. And Liberty made a clean sweep, taking down Burke County 6-3 and closing down Baldwin 5-1 to improve to 6-4 in Region 3-AAA.

April 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Highlanders fall to Patriots 20-5

The Highlanders trailed 0-3 in the bottom of the first against top seeded Citizen Christian Academy Tuesday afternoon as the Highlanders hosted the Patriots at Bradwell's baseball field.

April 16, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Tigers, Panthers drop region games

Tuesday evening, the boys and girls of Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute hosted Richmond Hill and Jenkins, respectively, in soccer games where both local schools fell to their region opponent.

April 16, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Tigers drop last 2 on diamond

Bradwell's baseball team took two loses on Tuesday and Wednesday during road games.

April 16, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Coast to Coast Kings

Taking the first place trophy at the Coast to Coast Super Regional Tournament in Jacksonville last weekend was not easy, but the 15U South Georgia Kings, coached by Derrick Brooks, chipped away at each opponent to take the Division I first place trophy.

April 16, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

LCHS students warned of prom temptations

"Central dispatch to units in the area of Liberty County High School, we have an accident with serious injuries reported on school grounds, all units in vicinity asked to respond..."

April 16, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Miller Pasture earns statewide recognition

Recently featured in the first edition of Liberty Life magazine, the Jan and Dennis Waters Educational and Welcome Center at Miller Pasture also received one of the most prestigious preservation awards in the state, according to Theodore J. Vittoria a New York attorney and trustee of the D.C. Miller Trust.

April 16, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News

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Murder suspect arrested in Long County

Kenny Jernigan, who is suspected in a fatal home invasion in Pierce County, was arrested in Long County Monday.

December 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety

Convicted felon sentenced to 30 years

Randall Joey Futch Jr., was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

December 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news

Long County team wins state rec crown

The Long County 8U All-Star football team won the Georgia Parks and Recreation Class C state title Sunday, beating Dooley County 39-24.

December 11, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports

Bus crash under investigation

Members of the Georgia State Patrol, Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team remain in Hinesville investigating the cause of Tuesday's fatal bus crash in the Gum ...

December 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news

Ground broken on new East End clinic

After years of planning and development the new Liberty Regional Medical Associates Primary Care Midway Campus is under construction.

December 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news

LCSO investigate bomb threat at Chemtall

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office responded to a bomb threat made Tuesday night and repeated early Wednesday at the SNF Chemtall plant in Riceboro.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news

A personal choice

I think it's important you learn as much as possible about your foods. After all, what you eat is what fuels your body.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING

Clerk of courts warns of scam

Liberty County's Clerk of Courts Linda Dixon Thompson is warning citizens of a scam that surfaced this week involving jury duty.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news

County opens new Animal Control facility, shelter stays put

Liberty County has a new Animal Control facility on Lee Place Road.

December 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Re-entry group looking for donations

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition is requesting donations of personal care items.

December 02, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Warrant officer accused of murder pleads not guilty

A man suspected of killing Nathaniel Brown during a 2015 scuffle pleaded not guilty Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

November 29, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news

Suspects in murder cases plead not guilty

Two murder suspects have entered pleas of not guilty.

November 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Thankful for all the food and all the choices

Every year we celebrate Thanksgiving, sometimes with friends and family, sometimes alone, and we reflect on things in our lives we should be thankful for.

November 23, 2017 | By Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


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