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Search on for missing woman

It's not like Savannah Smith to be late for work. It's even more unlike the 22-year-old Hinesville resident to miss a day altogether.So when the young woman never clocked in Thursday for her shift at Colleseum, Smith's friends and co-workers said they knew something was amiss. Now the Hinesville Police Department is asking for the community's assistance in searching for the missing woman.Smith's mother, Odessa Upchurch, told WTOC reporters she last saw her daughter May 22 at her son's graduation ceremony. Around that same time, Upchurch said, Smith told her mother her ...

June 15, 2010 | Patty Leon Staff writer | News


YMCA caters to all children

of a two-part series about the YMCA's gymnastics program.

June 14, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Will Pettis returns to arena football

Former Bradwell Institute football player and Hinesville resident Will Pettis has returned to arena football and Dallas after the Dallas Vigilantes activated the two-time Ironman of the Year and former Dallas Desperados wide receiver/defensive back on June 1.

June 14, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Polly Martin now officially is sheriff

Polly E. Martin was officially sworn into office Friday morning at the Liberty County Courthouse as the first female sheriff to serve the county.

June 14, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


The sport in roller derby

Even with the hard falls, twisted ankles and the occasional sprained ego there were still 66 skaters on day four of the Savannah Derby Devils boot camp.

June 11, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Former Panther enjoyed role as UGA Drum Major

Former Liberty County high School student Jeremy Fermin enjoyed his days on the Panthers' marching band, but said his biggest thrill came from being chosen as one of the four University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band drum majors for the 2010-11 football season.

June 11, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Another hat in ring for sheriff

Preparing to blaze the campaign trail in a bid for sheriff, Jerald Burgess has announced his intent to run during the special election in November.

June 09, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


A devil of a camp

Editor's note: This is part one of a two part series covering the week-long roller derby boot camp. Sports editor Patty Leon is among the women strapping on the skates.

June 09, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


‘Canes win home opener

The rainfall was light just before the coin toss Saturday night, but it was enough to turn the gridiron into a sauna and let the Tri-County Panthers know they were on the Hinesville Hurricanes home turf.

June 09, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Answers sought to shots at party

On March 28, roughly 200 people, primarily high school students and young adults, were at a party being held at the County Line Club near Midway when shots rang out.

June 09, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Gymnasts tumble as a team

Editors note: This is part one of a two-part series about the Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA gymnastics program.

June 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Tiger honored for second year

Currently ranked seventh in Georgia for the 400-meter dash, Lady Tiger multi-sport athlete Quintunya Chapman knows a thing or two about winning. At a recent Georgia State meet, the junior sprinter earned three medals for the long jump, 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash.

June 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


15U Kings win Memorial Day tourney

South Georgia Kings 15U coach Derrick Brooks has plenty of reasons to smile. His squad currently is 25-2 overall after winning four of their last five tournaments, including the Future 150 Memorial Day Classic in Birmingham, Ala.

June 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Moran says he's running for sheriff

Liberty County Chief Deputy Keith Moran has formally announced he intends to run for sheriff in November's special election.

June 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


FPCA sets summer camps

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will offer summer camps beginning this month. The camps are open to the public and will offer children opportunities to try new activities and take day trips.

June 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon | Education


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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


FPCA beats HH Academy 72-56 Friday

Highlanders George Mitchell and Isiah Scott combined for 44 points as the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team defeated Hilton Head Academy 72-56 Friday.

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders keeping busy over holiday break

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 ...

January 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


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 ...

January 03, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


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