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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 this week.

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. The Panthers dominated the Bears winning 82-38.

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 - way too many celebrity deaths and weirdness I can finally put behind me.

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 Facebook post showing his photo and a letter of gratitude to the Ohio State fan base, classmates and coaching staff.

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 Cavaliers over the weekend.

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA beats HH Academy 72-56 Friday

Highlanders George Mitchell and Isiah Scott combined for 44 points as the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team defeated Hilton Head Academy 72-56 Friday.

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders keeping busy over holiday break

Knowing the heart of their Georgia Independent School Association region games are coming up in January, the Highlander basketball team has kept busy throughout the holiday break.

January 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders keep busy over holiday

Knowing the heart of their Georgia Independent School Association region games are coming up in January, the Highlander basketball team has kept busy throughout the holiday break.

January 03, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


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


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Mardi Gras on Tybee Saturday

It is time to "let the good times roll," as the annual Tybee Island Mardi Gras Parade marches down Butler Avenue this Saturday.

February 23, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Things to Do


Make mine medium rare, please

You have no idea how excited I am about not having to drive all the way to Pooler or Savannah for a thick, juicy, succulent ...

February 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


HPD's Maj. Cribbs dies at 72

Former Hinesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit Lead Detective Maj. Thomas E. Cribbs passed away Monday.

February 22, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Reward offered in shooting death of horse

The founder of Second Chances Equine Rescue is determined to find out what happened to her beloved gelding, Sebastian.

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


School board fracas continues

A dispute between members of the Liberty County Board of Education has gone to social media and beyond, with allegations having been lodged with the ...

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bond reduced in sex assault case

Former Long County High School Assistant Band Director Michael Loredo had his bond reduced to $35,000 on Thursday during a hearing before Long County ...

February 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Tensions rise at BOE meeting surrounding legal matters

Things got heated at a special meeting of the Liberty County Board of Education Tuesday at 4 p.m. and the controversy carried over into ...

February 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | News


Search over for missing teen

UPDATE: According to Jack Graves Sr., Gwendolyn Bugg's grandfather, the young girl was found and is safe back home.

February 15, 2017 | Patty Leon | News


'Hatchet man of Hinesville' arrested again

Five months after being released from a 20 year prison sentence on an assault conviction, Calvin Leon Nelson was arrested this week in Long County ...

February 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Flipping out over Filipino

I was pleasantly surprised the other day driving into work.

February 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Ameris Bank says there was no impropriety in bid process

James Rogers, market president of Ameris Bank in Hinesville, said the bank obeyed the letter of the law and Liberty County School Board policy when ...

February 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Re-entry group needs more housing

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition is seeking reentry housing partners to help them serve recently released and paroled prisoners who return to the Liberty County ...

February 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Authorities find missing man

UPDATE: Larry "Tony" Thompson has been located unharmed. He is safe and back with family.

February 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Police get boy out of tree

Showing there is much more to their jobs than just chasing bad guys, Hinesville Police Officers rescued a young boy stuck in a tree Thursday ...

February 02, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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