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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


Panthers down Thomson, head to South Carolina tournament

The Panther boys beat Thomson 83-66 Saturday during the boys basketball game at Liberty County.

December 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders prepare for Statesboro tourney

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys basketball team is getting ready to play in the Statesboro Gentlemen's Classic next week in Statesboro.

December 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI football coach resigns

Replying with a one word, "Yes," Bradwell Institute's three-year football coach Greg Hill confirmed he has resigned from his coaching job.

December 19, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Basketball round up

Johnson's big night

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Man found guilty in 2014 murder

A Fort Stewart soldier who claimed his wife committed suicide was found guilty of murder after the jury rendered its verdict Dec. 9.

December 18, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Judge rules LRMC in contempt of court over records dispute

The Hospital Authority of Liberty County and Liberty Regional Medical Center are in contempt of court after failing to produce documents requested Aug. 12, according to records in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts database.

December 18, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


State champs, college and pro players feted

Five athletes and a state-winning basketball team were inducted into the Liberty County Hall of Fame Thursday.

December 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers break 3-game losing streak

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

December 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Accolades piling up for soccer player

Just days after being named to the Appalachian Athletics Conference All-Academic Team, former First Presbyterian Christian Academy soccer player Clark Sukaratana received another recognition.

December 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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Date set for Reese tribunal hearing

Former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese will have a tribunal hearing in April.

March 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


Aloha, Island Cafe

On a recent stroll around the Farmers Market, I glanced over at what used to be one of my favorite stops, Uncommon Grounds.

March 23, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Man gets life for death of aspiring Macon rapper

The man convicted of killing aspiring Macon-area rapper Markese "Pain City" Mahone was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge ...

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Bond set for man accused of killing teen

The man accused of killing teen Clyde Austin Weeks was in court Monday for a bond hearing.

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Community mourns passing of 911 director

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown called Tom Wahl one of the most knowledgeable 911 directors in the state and a man who had a lasting ...

March 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Reward upped for info on Long crimes

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people targeting the elderly in Long County has increased from $700 to $4,000.

March 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Former schools financial chief still getting benefits, according to LCSS

Despite his lawyer's claims to the contrary, former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is still receiving benefits, according to LCSS ...

March 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Elderly targeted in Long County crimes

The Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office are working to bring an end to a rash of incidents reportedly targeting the ...

March 14, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'Hatchet man' back in court this week

The man who earned the nickname the Hatchet Man for attacking a woman with a hatchet in 1996 is expected back in court Thursday, according ...

March 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Decision to pay Lee done under advisement

The decision to pay outgoing Liberty County School Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee a year's salary after her contract expires, was made by the Board ...

March 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


Went for steaks, stayed for the chocolate

Yep, I did my civic duty Saturday and participated in the test run and employee training for the new Hinesville LongHorn Steakhouse.

March 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


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