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Deadline looms for hurricane help

The deadline to apply for federal assistance for losses or damages from Hurricane Matthew is Friday.

December 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Panther boys break three game losing streak

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

December 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers open season with 5-2 record

The Tiger boys' basketball team has suffered only two losses so far this season.

December 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers drop two games in week

Liberty County's basketball teams suffered losses at Richmond Hill Tuesday and a Region 2-AAA loss at Long County this past Friday night

December 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former BI Tiger selected All-Conference

Former Bradwell Institute football player Marsalis Jackson, who just completed his senior year at LaGrange College, played in the FCS National Bowl and the D3 Senior Classic all-star game Dec. 4, representing Team National.

December 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Wildcats down Panthers in hoops

Liberty County High School' basketball teams suffered losses at Richmond Hill this past Tuesday in two close games.

December 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger boys at 5-1

The Tigers' boys' basketball team has suffered only one loss so far this season in their opener at Liberty County High Nov. 19.

December 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Fresh Florida stone crab claws are a must-eat treat

During my visit to Miami last month I had the opportunity of eating one of my favorite seafood items and best of all it was free.

December 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


BI’s John impressing Arizona coaching staff

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John got his second National Football League game start with the Arizona Cardinals against the Washington Redskins las week. John is also starting to get compliments from the management and coaching staff of the Cardinals and may see even more playing time should his team make the playoffs.

December 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders off to 3-0 start, blow out Bulloch Academy 83-46

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team is 3-0 and went 2-0 this past week.

December 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gill Park a step closer to reality

After several years of searching for the right spot, the residents of Fleming will finally have their own local park. Friday's groundbreaking ceremony meant families will soon be playing at Gill Park named after life-long residents Joseph Fillmore Gill Sr., and Bedie Haymans Gill.

December 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Calling it a career

After proudly serving the community and the Hinesville Police Department for 41 years, Maj. Julian Hodges said he was ready to explore retirement and pursue a few hobbies.

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Richardson has big game in big city in Liberty loss

The Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team played in the Holiday Hoopsgiving Tournament held in Atlanta Nov. 25 and finished 1-1.

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Another honor for McMillan

After getting his second career high 16 tackles in one game in the pulsating double-overtime win against Michigan, former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan was named to the first team All-Big Ten team this week.

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gill Park a step closer to reality

After several years of searching for the right spot, the residents of Fleming will finally have their own local park. Friday's groundbreaking ceremony meant families will soon be playing at Gill Park named after life-long residents Joseph Fillmore Gill Sr., and Bedie Haymans Gill.

December 04, 2016 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


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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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