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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


Judge mum on sheriff appointment

Despite continued requests for comment from Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy K. Aspinwall, the judge remains mum on her recent appointment of Polly E. Martin as the new county sheriff.

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


Warning: Hurricanes approaching

Hurricanes are quickly approaching and all evacuation routes lead directly to Long Bell Stadium. Tomorrow night, the Hinesville semi-pro football team opens its regular season with a 7 p.m. game against the Tri-County Panthers.

June 04, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Brown named AAA South Player of the Year

University of Miami-bound Rion Brown, a former Liberty County Panther basketball standout shooting guard, was chosen by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association as the Class AAA South Player of the Year.

June 04, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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BOE controversy continues

While Liberty County school board member Marcus Scott continues to level accusations of misconduct at fellow board members and Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee, a principal ...

February 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Major Cribbs laid to rest

A man of few words but deep connections to the community was laid to rest Friday.

February 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


Mardi Gras on Tybee Saturday

It is time to "let the good times roll," as the annual Tybee Island Mardi Gras Parade marches down Butler Avenue this Saturday.

February 23, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Things to Do


Make mine medium rare, please

You have no idea how excited I am about not having to drive all the way to Pooler or Savannah for a thick, juicy, succulent ...

February 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


HPD's Maj. Cribbs dies at 72

Former Hinesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit Lead Detective Maj. Thomas E. Cribbs passed away Monday.

February 22, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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


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