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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 04, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Ulrick gets his first NFL start

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University football player Ulrick John got his first National Football League start Sunday.

November 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty sweeps BI in hoops doubleheader

Tickets were sold out by 4 p.m. as Liberty County High School hosted Bradwell Institute in basketball games Nov. 19. The Panther and Tiger fan base cheered and yelled as the teams battled in intense and close games. The Liberty girls edged out a 57-50 win against the Lady Tigers. The boys' game had a seven point difference at the half but Liberty exploded in the third to win 120-80.

November 29, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers take two in Joe Green Tourney

Bradwell Institute's boys' basketball team went 2-0 at the Joe Greene Classic held in Savannah this past Tuesday and Wednesday.

November 28, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Fantasy football food

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. As usual that means lots of turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, biscuits or corn bread, gravy, sweet potato pie and pumpkin pie. In my house it also means tons of yucca, plantains, black beans and rice and flan.

November 23, 2016 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Liberty beats Bradwell in local hoops rivalry

Tickets were sold out by 4 p.m. as Liberty County High School hosted Bradwell Institute in basketball games Friday night. The Panther and Tiger fan base cheered and yelled as the teams battled intense and close games. The Liberty girls edged out a 57-50 win against the Lady Tigers. The boys' game had a seven point difference at the half but Liberty exploded in the third to win 120-80.

November 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hurricane debris continues to pile up

Approximately 131,630.90 cubic yards of storm debris has been collected since Hurricane Matthew skirted Liberty County as a category 2 storm Oct. 7.

November 21, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


FPCA over Claxton in opener

First Presbyterian Christian Academy opened the basketball season at Claxton Thursday, and the Highlanders won 77-61.

November 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Marshal killed in Long County identified

A press release issued by the U.S. Marshals Service Office of Public Affairs, has identified the marshal shot early this morning in Long County.

November 18, 2016 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Possible shooting reported in Long County

A U.S. Federal Marshal may have been fatally shot this morning in Long County while serving an arrest warrant.

November 18, 2016 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Liberty off to 1-0 start

Liberty County boys' basketball team started the season with an 83-75 win over Jenkins Saturday in Savannah.

November 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders hoping for their fifth state title

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys basketball team went 22-4 overall and 10-0 in their region last year to win their fourth state basketball title.

November 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hola, amigos from Miami

Greetings from sunny south Florida. I am back in my old stomping grounds, visiting my aunt in Miami.

November 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Tigers fall to Glynn; still make playoffs

Bradwell Institute suffered a 41-0 loss at Glynn Academy Friday, but still clinched a spot in the playoffs.

November 07, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


FEMA setting up shop in Midway, Ludowici

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening disaster recovery centers today in Midway and Ludowici to help people file for FEMA individual assistance.

November 02, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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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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