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Bakery opens new shop downtown
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Southern Sweets Caf & Bakery owner Judi Mills and Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown cut the ribbon on her new shop surrounded by chamber board Chairwoman Karen Bell, HDDA Executive Director Michelle Ricketson, chamber board members, supporters and friends. - photo by Photo provided.

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce helped Judi Mills cut a ribbon on the new location of her Southern Sweets Café & Bakery on Feb. 9.

The sweets shop is now at 112 S. Commerce St. in downtown Hinesville, across from Bradwell Park.

Chamber board Chairwoman Karen Bell thanked Mills, saying she is an asset to the business community, and offered support on behalf of the chamber board and staff.

Michelle Ricketson, executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, said she was excited to have Mills move into historic downtown and said the possibilities for downtown Hinesville are bright.

Mayor Allen Brown welcomed Mills downtown and thanked her for baking his mother, Willa Brown’s, coconut cake for the ribbon cutting.

"Having Southern Sweets in historic downtown Hinesville has been a dream of mine and took six years of hard work," Mills said. "It’s a slice of heaven to work among the small shops, art gallery and local businesses; helping people celebrate birthdays, weddings, new babies and so much more."

The sweet shop first opened in the McIntosh community and then moved into Hinesville on Highway 84 before this move.

Southern Sweets Café & Bakery serves made-from-scratch and custom-made cakes, special occasion cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and cake balls, in addition to daily brownies, banana bread, pound cake, cookies and more. For more information or to place an order, call 912-332-7555.

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