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RH resident is new area prosecutor

May 17, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Jones No. 1 in state track

Beating her opponent by a whopping 8.2 inches, Lady Panther discus thrower Jana Jones earned the state crown at the girls state track meet last weekend in Albany.

May 14, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Herschel Walker recalls twists, turns of athletic career

It may surprise many to know that former University of Georgia football star Herschel Walker chose college versus a military career by simply flipping a coin. Speaking to an audience Thursday morning at Fort Stewart's Main Chapel, the Heisman Trophy winner admitted he didn't want to go to UGA at all - at first.

May 14, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Four Panthers qualify for national meet

Four Liberty County Panther weightlifters recently qualified for the USA Weightlifting School-age National Competition this summer in Foster City, Calif.

May 14, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


’Canes storm past Broncos in pre-season scrimmage

Usually it takes a cowboy to break in a wild bronco. Last Saturday, however, a vicious storm did the trick. The Hinesville Hurricanes tamed the Beaufort Broncos, 42-6, in their pre-season opener on Fort Stewart.

May 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Students, mothers honored at halftime

During intermission at Saturday's pre-season game featuring the Hinesville Hurricanes and the Beaufort Broncos, Liberty County Elementary students and mothers were recognized. Students received accolades for writing sponsorship letters on behalf of the Hinesville team and moms received gifts a day shy of Mother's Day.

May 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Tigers honored at soccer banquet

They donned suits and fancy dresses but it wasn't the prom. In fact, the group that filled Bradwell Institute's cafeteria last Thursday would be more likely to use a dance floor for an impromptu soccer game than for cutting a rug.

May 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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


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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


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


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