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Three LCRD teams headed to GRPA championships

Three local Liberty County Recreation Department All-Star baseball and softball teams are headed to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state tournaments this week.

July 11, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Serving food instead of fireworks

It's always nice when you get a chance to spend a long holiday weekend with family.

July 06, 2016 | By Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | Food


Lovelady gets first pro win

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady has notched his first win as a professional baseball player.

July 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty County Re-entry Coalition draws on faith, education programs to help former inmates

The Liberty County Reentry Coalition recently hosted a workshop to teach faith-based organizations how they can help former inmates during their transition back into society.

July 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Cheerleaders work together at camp

Liberty County and Bradwell Institute junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders attended a camp at Columbus State last week.

June 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hinesville Pizza Hut robbery suspect is denied bond

A 29-year-old Hinesville man was denied bond Monday in Magistrate Court in connection with the Saturday armed robbery of a local Pizza Hut.

June 28, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Airport lounge honors Stewart's first black pilot instructor

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in the July 10 print edition. Louis L. Duvernay was the first African-American pilot instructor on Fort Stewart. A headline on a front-page article June 26 incorrectly stated that he was the post's first African-American pilot. Also, state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, said during the ceremony dedicating the pilots lounge at MidCoast Regional Airport that as of 1976, there had yet to be an African-American working on Fort Stewart above the rank of GS-4. The wrong rank was given in the article. The ...

June 27, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Track star: Graduation, training for Olympic trials ‘out-of-mind...’ time

Editor's note: A brief about Quintunya Chapman preparing for the Olympic trials ran in the June 22 edition of the Coastal Courier. Because of her training schedule, Chapman was unable to respond to questions until after press time. These are her thoughts on preparing for the trials.

June 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Robber apprehended after high speed chase

An alleged armed robber was apprehended after a high-speed chase wound through Hinesville Saturday just before noon.

June 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


The dog days of summer

There is no doubt that summer has arrived. The temperature outside is blazing, the kids are out of school, and the pool parties, beach trips and barbecue cookouts are in full swing.

June 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


McRae’s rollercoaster leads to ring

Fighting what seemed to be insurmountable odds, former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae is basking in the glory of playing in the NBA and being called a champion.

June 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers working on passing game

Whistles shrilled out across the track field at Bradwell Institute as the Tiger football team conducted summer conditioning activities last week.

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers are senior-heavy

Pumping iron, running sprints and hitting the tackle blocks is what the Liberty County football team has kept busy with throughout the spring. For the Panthers, going 8-4 overall last year and finishing 3-1 in Region 3-AAAA was just a starting point as they look to climb higher up the playoff ladder.

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lovelady in the big leagues

Anticipation erupted into shrieks of joy and excitement at the Hinesville home of former Liberty County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady.

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae gets time in Finals game 3

Former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae got his first few minutes on the hardwood during game 3 of the NBA Finals for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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Verdict expected tomorrow in election suit

A decision is expected Friday on a lawsuit filed by candidate William Bowman challenging May's Democratic primary results in the Liberty County sheriff's ...

August 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bradwell, Liberty lock claws Friday

Friday night football begins this weekend as Bradwell Institute Tigers hosts Liberty County at Hokey Jackson Stadium.

August 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders host Hilton Head Christian

Off to a 1-1 start, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders will host Hilton Head Christian Academy Friday at Long Bell Stadium.

August 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers drop rematch to Wayne County

Liberty County hosted Wayne County in a non-region softball game Monday, but weren't able to hold off the Yellow Jackets' hitting barrage. The Lady ...

August 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI Lady Tigers fall in region opener at home

Bradwell Institute has started region softball play. The first opponent, Richmond Hill, dispatched the Lady Tigers in three innings Monday on Lady Tiger field.

August 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers find their roar

Mother Nature forced the Tigers to wait an extra hour, but it was well worth it.

August 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Weather puts end to Game 2 of BI vs. LC

Two days after Liberty County High School beat host Bradwell Institute 12-2 in a softball game Tuesday afternoon at Lady Tiger Field the two teams ...

August 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Diet? No, say it isn’t so

Well it's finally happened. The one thing I said I would not do. The dreaded four letter word that I and many others completely ...

August 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


BI plays Fri. at home

Bradwell Institute will host Johnson in a scrimmage Friday at Hokey Jackson Stadium.

August 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA home opener is Friday

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will host Greater Bethlehem Temple Christian School Friday for its first home football game of the year.

August 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers 2-3

Liberty County is off to a 2-3 start in the softball season after wrapping up games at the Warriors' Blast Tournament last weekend.

August 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers fall at weekend tournament

Bradwell Institute went 0-3 at the Tattnall County Warriors' Blast Tournament over the weekend. The Lady Tigers fell 9-1 to Bryan County Friday, 15-0 against ...

August 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide go 2-2 at tourney; fall at home

Long County's Lady Tide softball team took huge victories over Wheeler and Treutlen counties before falling to Pinewood Christian and Emanuel County at Warriors ...

August 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Both Bradwell and Liberty play in Reidsville tournament

Bradwell Institute and Liberty County were in Reidsville Friday and Saturday for the Warriors Blast Tournament.

August 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers new basketball coach also played at Liberty

Former Liberty County basketball player Nichole Tazewell is back as a Lady Panther, this time as head coach.

August 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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