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Jones takes first at championship meet

LCHS Lady Panther Jana Jones placed first in the discus throw at the 2010 Georgia High School Association state track with a toss of 123 feet, 8 inches earlier this year. Last weekend, Jones hit another milestone when she placed first in shot put at the Junior Olympics Georgia Association Championships meet in Atlanta.

June 28, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Long 12U All-Stars split tourney games

The 12-and-under Long County All-Star baseball team competed in the sub-district tournament last Monday in Pooler, netting a win and a loss.

June 28, 2010 | By Mike Riddle correspondent | Sports


Tigers 2-1 at passing league camp

The Bradwell Tigers football team went 2-1 at its first passing league scrimmage June 17 at Duval Henderson Park in Richmond Hill.

June 28, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Panthers chase down the heat

The dog days of summer are approaching and temperatures have been hovering in the high 90s recently, making outdoor activities unpleasant. But to the Liberty County High School Panther football players, the heat is mild compare to what they'll face in a few weeks. The returning players and rookies officially begin practice around Aug. 2.

June 28, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


'Canes to host Flying Raiders

Last season, the Flying Raiders of Columbia, S.C., busted the Hurricanes' dreams of a championship by downing the local semi-professional football team, 28-6, in the semi-final game. On Saturday night, the Hinesville team will have an opportunity to avenge the loss when they host the Raiders at 7 p.m. at Long Bell Stadium.

June 25, 2010 | By Patty Leon | Sports


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


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It’s time to break out the cow pajama onesies

The grand opening of the Hinesville Chick-fil-A will be tomorrow at 6:30 a.m.

June 28, 2017 | By Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | LIBERTY LIFE


Tempers flare during, after meeting

A June 21 meeting billed as a town hall for former members of the House of Prayer Christian Church nearly led to fistfights as tempers ...

June 28, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Realty off the ‘off-limits’ list

The local real estate company Elaine Boggs Realty Group LLC is off the Army's off-limits list.

June 26, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Search is on for burglar suspect

The Long County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they believe is tied to a series of home invasions and burglaries.

June 23, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bond set in matricide case

Bond was set Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the man accused of fatally shooting his mother March 3 as they returned from Savannah.

June 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Alleged child rapist pleads not guilty

A man charged with raping and sodomizing a young girl over a 20-month period pleaded not guilty Monday in court.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Veterans United gives $50,000 to nonprofits

The Hinesville Branch of Veterans United Home Loans surprised five local non-profits this past week as they distributed checks for $10,000 to each organization.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Lovelady on all-star team

Former Liberty County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy left-handed pitcher Richard Lovelady has been selected for the Carolina League Northern Division All-Star Team.

June 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Green thumb?

You may recall a story I wrote a year ago about trying to grow some of my own food. I started with two bell pepper ...

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Church draws focus of activist

Bobby Worthy apparently isn't one to keep quiet if he thinks civil liberties are being violated.

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


School lawsuit set for August

A tentative trial date in the lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is set for Aug. 17, according ...

June 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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