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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


Scott’s All-Stars win third straight tourney

Scott's All-Stars spent Memorial Day Weekend in Charleston, S.C., where the local AAU boys basketball team earned its third straight tournament title at the Super Regional Tournament. The players even squeezed in a trip to the Citadel.

June 04, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Two Lady Tigers to run track in college

On the Lady Tigers' track meet they ran together as part of the Bradwell relay teams at the region and state meets. On Thursday afternoon, Lady Tigers Kwajelin Holsendolph and Camille Jackson were both ready to sign scholarships to run track and cross country as they signed to run at Georgia Southern and Augusta State University respectively.

May 31, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Crusader gets jersey retired

In the spring he would run the bases and pitch, in the fall he would be under center taking snaps as the quarterback and in the winter he would be shooting the rock from downtown for three-pointers. Faith Baptist Christian Academy Crusader athlete Aaron Power has done it all and at the school's annual sports banquet a few weeks ago his jersey number was officially retired.

May 31, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Tigers make All-Region in soccer, baseball

Four Bradwell Tiger soccer players and three Tiger baseball players were named to their respective Region 3-AAAAA All-Region teams.

May 29, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


17U Coastal Crew Rebels head to Chapel Hill

Tonight, the 17U St. James Coastal Crew Rebels will play the second best team in the country, when it comes to AAU basketball, as the Hinesville boys hit the hardwood in Chapel Hill, N.C., for the Bob Gibbons Invitational Tournament.

May 29, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


‘Canes take fourth quarter lead, win 19-13 against Warriors

It was the first time the Hurricanes were able to schedule a second pre-season game in a long while. It was also the first time the Hurricanes, a Hinesville based semi-pro football team, took a victory away from the South Georgia Warriors of Thomasville downing the visiting team 19-13 Saturday night on a football field on Fort Stewart.

May 26, 2010 | Patty leon Sports writer | Sports


Inaugural All-Star soccer tournament featured local players

Over the weekend, the area's most talented soccer players were brought together for an inaugural All-Star Soccer Tournament in Savannah's Daffin Park. Among the selected All-Stars were three Liberty County High School Panther players and four Bradwell Institute Tigers.

May 26, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lakeside, Evans knocks out Wayne County

It's down to the final two, but despite a 29-3 overall and 10-2 Region 2-AAAA record, the Wayne County Yellow Jackets will not play for the state championship.

May 26, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Panthers put 10 on All-Region

Six Panther baseball players and four Panther soccer players were named to their respective All-Region teams, according to their coaches.

May 24, 2010 | Patty Leon Spirts writer | Sports


Yellow Jackets play Final Four game Monday in Jesup

Most area schools have been eliminated from the baseball playoffs and are winding down their school year, but the players on Wayne County's baseball team have traded in their caps and gowns for jerseys and cleats as they host Lakeside, Evans in the final four on Monday.

May 24, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


EGC Bobcats bag Baggs

After spending his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons playing on the hardwood at Liberty County High School, Lazaruss Baggs spent his senior year on the Long County Blue Tide's basketball court. And on Wednesday afternoon, Baggs made one more move, trading in his Tide jersey for an East Georgia College uniform.

May 21, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Highlanders move up a classification

Much like the public school region re-alignments announced in December, the Georgia Independent School Association recently reviewed the schools they govern and re-classified regions based on enrollment numbers and locations. The move shifted the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders from Region 2-A to Region 2-AA for sports like basketball, baseball, golf, literary, tennis and track.

May 21, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Mud as the great motivator

On Saturday, area residents rode hogs through town. On Tuesday afternoon, two educators took a dip in a mud bath. And it's all in the name of charity.

May 20, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


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Midway man powering home with sun

Midway resident Modivo Kadalei is tuning into the sun to power his Midway residence.

May 24, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Former members allege church is a cult

Former members of the House of Prayer Christian Church off Airport Road in Hinesville claim the church and its leaders are running a cult, not ...

May 20, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Lady 'Landers in state finals tomorrow

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Lady Highlander soccer team is in the state championship game. The FPCA girls trailed Trinity Christian, of Sharpsburg, 1-0 at ...

May 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Don’t mess with my Won Ton

Last week a local restaurant was the victim of a cruel prank. Fortunately the community rallied and quickly shut down someone's ill-meaning attempt at ...

May 17, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Cancer doesn't care how healthy you are

Karen Higgasson is a mom who is always on the go. The mother of four girls is not only a soccer mom, but also a ...

May 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


NAACP addresses controversy

Members of the NAACP attended the Liberty County Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

May 15, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Education


Vote correction: BoE hires new principal for Bradwell

The Liberty County Board of Education hired a new principal for Bradwell Institute Tuesday.

May 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Education


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