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Chapman brings home three medals

Camille Jackson, Quintunya Chapman, Shonteria Williams, KeAndre Ladson, Kissimmee Herring, Kwajelin Holsendolph and Sherina Hornsby made the voyage to Albany last weekend for the girls state track meet. The athletes represented the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers in Class AAAAA.

May 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Murder conviction draws life plus five years

"I meant to hurt her. I meant to cut her, but I didn't mean for her to die," defendant Richard Geiger told jurors Friday under cross examination by Atlantic Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Russell Mabrey.

May 10, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Devils exorcise Panthers

Columbus High School's diamond Blue Devils put the hoo-doo on visiting Liberty County on Friday, eliminating the Panthers in the first round of the playoffs in two quick, mercy-rule games.

May 10, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lions outhit Tigers twice

A contest between the big cats played out Friday in Henry County. The Bradwell Tigers and the Luella Lions battled for the title of king of the jungle or, perhaps more accurately, king of the baseball diamond during the first round of the state playoffs.

May 10, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Rebels shine at Bob Gibbons’ camp in N.C.

On April 24, seven St. James Coastal Crew Rebels players headed to Charlotte, N.C., looking to make a good impression at the Bob Gibbons Spring Evaluation Clinic.

May 10, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Man on trial for girlfriend's death

Attorneys made opening statements Thursday morning in the murder trial of Richard Geiger, who is charged in the March 2007 death of his girlfriend, Rosie Smith, in her Raintree Apartment on Saunders Avenue.

May 07, 2010 | pleon@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Panther Riley morphs into Mountain Lion

Surrounded by basketball teammates and peers, Liberty County Panther Chris Riley signed Thursday to play as a Mountain Lion for Young Harris College. Riley will join the college's newly formed men's basketball program. The 2010-11 season will be YHC's first with men's and women's varsity squads since the program was discontinued in 1969. Two other Panthers also are headed to YHC. Miata Askew signed Monday with the women's basketball program and Dominique Sibley will attend on a softball scholarship.

May 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Semi-pro football starts tomorrow

The countdown to the summer semi-pro football season has begun and this year, the Hinesville Hurricanes have scheduled two pre-season games on Fort Stewart's football field.

May 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Seven Lady Tigers compete in state track today, tomorrow

Seven Lady Tigers are at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany today and tomorrow to compete in the Georgia High School Association's girls state meet.

May 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Murder trial starts here

Opening statements began Thursday morning in the murder trial of Richard Geiger, who is charged for the death his girlfriend Rosie Smith in her Raintree Apartment on Saunders Avenue in March 2007.

May 06, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Lady Panthers will hit the hardwood in college

Working side by side, Miata Askew and Kourtney Jordan Alexander helped the Liberty County Lady Panthers to winning seasons for the past two years. The athletes were familiar enough with each other's skills to feed each other the rock for the basket. On Monday, the girls stood side by side again as they signed scholarships to play college basketball. This time, however, the two will part ways.

May 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Baseball playoffs start Friday

On Friday, Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute baseball teams will face off against Columbus and Luella, respectively, in the first round of baseball playoffs. Both squads will travel and battle for the best two out of three scheduled games.

May 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Panthers qualify for state track

Liberty County High School is sending four track runners to the state track meet this weekend; however, the school's soccer team ended its run when the Lady Panthers lost in the first round of the playoffs.

May 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Sheriff progressing after leg surgeries

While a complete recovery is still down the road, Liberty County Sheriff J. Don Martin is making progress after surgeons completely reconstructed his leg and hip April 12, according to his relatives. The sheriff was injured in a December traffic accident in Midway. For more details on this, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 05, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Panther trackster headed to Belmont-Abbey College

Hitting a personal best of 49.8 seconds in the 400-meter dash was just one milestone Panther track runner Keith Lemay had in his career. Another significant point in the young athlete's mind had him lace up his running shoes and run.

May 03, 2010 | Patty Leon SPorts writer | Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

December 04, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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