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Father’s Day Knockout wows crowd

FORT STEWART - Spectators packed Fort Stewart's Newman Gym on Saturday night, eager to see a live mixed martial arts fight. Emcee Duke Oursler kicked off the Father's Day Knockout event by introducing the first fighters to the crowd of nearly 500 men, women and children, many of whom had never seen a live MMA match.

June 23, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Event draws family crowd

FORT STEWART - Soldiers, civilians, children and adults infiltrated Fort Stewart's Newman Gym on Saturday for the Father's Day Knockout, many eager to see a good fight. Others, however, saw the event as an opportunity to bond with family members.

June 23, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Cat Walk grows to 67 BI athletes

When Bradwell Institute football coach Jeff Miller started working on the school's new Tigers' Walk of Fame he had six former BI Tiger athletes' posters on the wall. But when Miller, along with the athletic department and school administration, started digging up names of past student athletes they made a discovery which made them change the name to The Cat Walk.

June 21, 2010 | Patty Leon | Sports


Johnson makes all-tournament team

The 17U St. James Coastal Crew Rebels traveled to Duke University during Memorial Day weekend to play in this year's Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions where Rebel Jordan Johnson flourished. He earned an all-tournament team honor and was the tournament's top scorer.

June 18, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Hurricanes 2-0 after 14-6 win over Rebels

The Hurricanes, Hinesville's semi-pro football team, are off to a solid start after going 2-0 in the pre-season and now 2-0 in the first regular-season games. The 'Canes beat the Tri-County Panthers 20-6 last weekend and defeated the East Georgia Rebels 14-6 on Saturday in Portal.

June 16, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


14U team crowned ‘King of the Coast’

The South Georgia Kings 14U basketball team retains its "King of the Coast" title after the squad earned a championship trophy at the second annual King of the Coast Tournament on June 5-6 at Faith Baptist Christian Academy.

June 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Brooks wows camp coaches

While his teammates were earning their "Kings of the Coast" crown at a tournament, 14U South Georgia Kings player Derrick Brooks Jr. was busy June 5-6 at the Regional Adidas Phenom Top 150 Camp in Atlanta.

June 16, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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


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Articles By Author - Patty Leon


Reward offered in shooting death of horse

The founder of Second Chances Equine Rescue is determined to find out what happened to her beloved gelding, Sebastian.

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


School board fracas continues

A dispute between members of the Liberty County Board of Education has gone to social media and beyond, with allegations having been lodged with the ...

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bond reduced in sex assault case

Former Long County High School Assistant Band Director Michael Loredo had his bond reduced to $35,000 on Thursday during a hearing before Long County ...

February 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Tensions rise at BOE meeting surrounding legal matters

Things got heated at a special meeting of the Liberty County Board of Education Tuesday at 4 p.m. and the controversy carried over into ...

February 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | News


Search over for missing teen

UPDATE: According to Jack Graves Sr., Gwendolyn Bugg's grandfather, the young girl was found and is safe back home.

February 15, 2017 | Patty Leon | News


'Hatchet man of Hinesville' arrested again

Five months after being released from a 20 year prison sentence on an assault conviction, Calvin Leon Nelson was arrested this week in Long County ...

February 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Flipping out over Filipino

I was pleasantly surprised the other day driving into work.

February 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Ameris Bank says there was no impropriety in bid process

James Rogers, market president of Ameris Bank in Hinesville, said the bank obeyed the letter of the law and Liberty County School Board policy when ...

February 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Re-entry group needs more housing

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition is seeking reentry housing partners to help them serve recently released and paroled prisoners who return to the Liberty County ...

February 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Authorities find missing man

UPDATE: Larry "Tony" Thompson has been located unharmed. He is safe and back with family.

February 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Police get boy out of tree

Showing there is much more to their jobs than just chasing bad guys, Hinesville Police Officers rescued a young boy stuck in a tree Thursday ...

February 02, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Police seek suspects in troubling case

The Hinesville Police Department is seeking out the suspect or suspects responsible for entering and vandalizing the vehicle of a Hinesville man Sunday.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Family coping with loss of pet killed by pit bulls

The holidays were all but ruined for Marvis Robinson and her family.

February 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Convicted killer to be sentencing in a month

The man who shot and killed aspiring Macon area rap artist Markese "Pain City" Mahone was found guilty of murder and criminal attempt to commit ...

January 30, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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