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Old school gets first of many upgrades

The former Dorchester Consolidated School in Midway recently got a new tin roof and interior upgrades - the first steps in a restoration planned for the structure, which is now the Dorchester Civic Center.

June 22, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


Kings take River Street titles

Fresh off two title victories at the inaugural Kings of the Coast Classic Invitational Tournament the first weekend of June, the South Georgia Kings pulled off a few more wins. They took the championship trophies in the 12U, 13U and 14U divisions at the River Street Summer Classic last weekend in Jacksonville. As a bonus, 13U Kings player Malcolm Dingle was named tournament MVP, and the 17U squad's Rion Brown, a Liberty County High School standout, scored 41 points in one game.

June 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Hornets lose to Augusta Blaze

The temperature rose inside the Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA gym as the Augusta Blaze basketball team melted Hinesville's C-Port Lady Hornets, 81-32, in a home game last week.

June 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


SPLOST money buys Midway fire truck

It took eight years but the Midway Volunteer Fire Department finally drove a new service truck into the station last Friday. Mayor Don Emmons said the truck was possible because of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

June 19, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Detective: Job is about helping people

Name: Susie Jackson

June 17, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | About People


True Kings of the coast crowned

Rain pelted the area last week, keeping most people indoors, however, a different kind of pounding took place on the basketball courts at Faith Baptist Christian Academy, Snelson Golden Middle School and Lewis Frasier Middle School.

June 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Chapman races to 6th in state

Like a flash of light, runner Quintunya Chapman can blow past the competition in the 400-meter dash, leaving most competitors in her dust. The Lady Tiger excels in track, basketball and volleyball.

June 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


YCA team takes 7th national title in a row

Fort Stewart's Youth Challenge Academy cadets traveled to Frostburg, Md., recently for the Youth Challenge Academy Invitational and walked away with their seventh straight title after eking out a two-point win over the Maryland YCA team, for a 48-46 victory.

June 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tiger makes last-minute slide

Tiger baseball player Josh Driggers takes a quick breather after turning third but deciding it would be better to stay on base rather than head for home in the Bradwell Tigers summer league game against Brunswick on Monday. The Tigers lost game 18-3.

June 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Gwinnett house history runs deep

A tour of St. Catherines Island would not be complete without a visit to the plantation-style house known for once belonging to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and president of Georgia's Revolutionary Council of Safety, Button Gwinnett.

June 15, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


McGee honored with MVP award

School ended three weeks ago but Liberty County Panther tennis player Kurt McGee came back to campus Thursday and received an unexpected surprise.

June 15, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Weightlifting coach places well at meet

Team Hinesville's Olympic weightlifting coach Jenna Bussard placed within the top 10 last weekend at the 2009 Pan-American and USA National Weightlifting Championships in Chicago.

June 15, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther in national camp

Liberty County High School Panther basketball player Rion Brown impressed the scouts with his leaping skills and work ethics at a Reebok Headliner Camp at Meadowcreek High School last month.

June 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


’Canes shellac Charlston

Seventy-four mph winds would be classified as a tropical storm, but on Saturday night a definite Hurricane blew through Long Bell Stadium.

June 10, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


Time to nominate Hall of Famers

The nominations for this year's Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame starts tomorrow as the board looks to select five more individuals to be inducted at the ceremony scheduled for December.

June 10, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Midway man powering home with sun

Midway resident Modivo Kadalei is tuning into the sun to power his Midway residence.

May 24, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Former members allege church is a cult

Former members of the House of Prayer Christian Church off Airport Road in Hinesville claim the church and its leaders are running a cult, not ...

May 20, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Lady 'Landers in state finals tomorrow

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Lady Highlander soccer team is in the state championship game. The FPCA girls trailed Trinity Christian, of Sharpsburg, 1-0 at ...

May 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


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


Cancer doesn't care how healthy you are

Karen Higgasson is a mom who is always on the go. The mother of four girls is not only a soccer mom, but also a ...

May 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


NAACP addresses controversy

Members of the NAACP attended the Liberty County Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

May 15, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Education


Vote correction: BoE hires new principal for Bradwell

The Liberty County Board of Education hired a new principal for Bradwell Institute Tuesday.

May 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Education


Make mine grande, quickly

UPDATE: As of May 3 Starbucks has officially opened.

May 03, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


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