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Small business conference hailed as a success

Entrepreneurs looking to boost their business attended the third annual Mayor's Small Business Conference May 17, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

June 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


En la cocina con mami (In the kitchen with mom)

My mom had a pretty good health scare last week. It scared the whole family actually. There is nothing that makes your heart sink worse than getting a phone call from your brother saying they are headed to the emergency room.

May 31, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Convenience store owner talks about success

Greg Parker was 21 when he graduated from the University of Georgia and took over a construction project, a new gas station in Midway in 1976.

May 30, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Parker’s opens four new stores

Parker's, a convenience store company headquartered in Savannah has recently expanded adding four new stores in Walthourville, Wayne County, Pooler and Bluffton.

May 30, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Landy 'Landers miss title; shatter season records

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy varsity girls soccer team lost to Augusta Prep 5-1 in the state final Saturday in Macon. However the FPCA girls still managed to shatter school records for the season.

May 25, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Midway man powering home with sun

Midway resident Modibo Kadalie is tuning into the sun to power his Midway residence.

May 24, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Former members allege church is a cult

Former members of the House of Prayer Christian Church off Airport Road in Hinesville claim the church and its leaders are running a cult, not a house of worship.

May 20, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Lady 'Landers in state finals tomorrow

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Lady Highlander soccer team is in the state championship game. The FPCA girls trailed Trinity Christian, of Sharpsburg, 1-0 at the half during today's matchup in Macon.

May 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Don’t mess with my Won Ton

Last week a local restaurant was the victim of a cruel prank. Fortunately the community rallied and quickly shut down someone's ill-meaning attempt at a joke.

May 17, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Cancer doesn't care how healthy you are

Karen Higgasson is a mom who is always on the go. The mother of four girls is not only a soccer mom, but also a coach for the Hinesville Gators.

May 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


NAACP addresses controversy

Members of the NAACP attended the Liberty County Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

May 15, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Education


Vote correction: BoE hires new principal for Bradwell

The Liberty County Board of Education hired a new principal for Bradwell Institute Tuesday.

May 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Education


Make mine grande, quickly

UPDATE: As of May 3 Starbucks has officially opened.

May 03, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


LCSS to fire Reese after tribunal recommendation

The Liberty County Board of Education voted Thursday to accept the recommendation of a tribunal panel and is firing former Liberty County Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese.

April 30, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Education


Sleep safe with garlic

Today is a national food holiday I can surely support - National Garlic Day.

April 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


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Search is on for burglar suspect

The Long County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they believe is tied to a series of home invasions and burglaries.

June 23, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bond set in matricide case

Bond was set Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the man accused of fatally shooting his mother March 3 as they returned from Savannah.

June 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Alleged child rapist pleads not guilty

A man charged with raping and sodomizing a young girl over a 20-month period pleaded not guilty Monday in court.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Veterans United gives $50,000 to nonprofits

The Hinesville Branch of Veterans United Home Loans surprised five local non-profits this past week as they distributed checks for $10,000 to each organization.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Lovelady on all-star team

Former Liberty County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy left-handed pitcher Richard Lovelady has been selected for the Carolina League Northern Division All-Star Team.

June 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Green thumb?

You may recall a story I wrote a year ago about trying to grow some of my own food. I started with two bell pepper ...

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Church draws focus of activist

Bobby Worthy apparently isn't one to keep quiet if he thinks civil liberties are being violated.

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


School lawsuit set for August

A tentative trial date in the lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is set for Aug. 17, according ...

June 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Scott to run for BoE chairman?

Liberty County Board of Education member Marcus Scott IV has unofficially thrown his name in the hat for the Liberty County Board of Education's ...

June 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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