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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


Seven Lady Tigers compete in state track today, tomorrow

Seven Lady Tigers are at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany today and tomorrow to compete in the Georgia High School Association's girls state meet.

May 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Murder trial starts here

Opening statements began Thursday morning in the murder trial of Richard Geiger, who is charged for the death his girlfriend Rosie Smith in her Raintree Apartment on Saunders Avenue in March 2007.

May 06, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Lady Panthers will hit the hardwood in college

Working side by side, Miata Askew and Kourtney Jordan Alexander helped the Liberty County Lady Panthers to winning seasons for the past two years. The athletes were familiar enough with each other's skills to feed each other the rock for the basket. On Monday, the girls stood side by side again as they signed scholarships to play college basketball. This time, however, the two will part ways.

May 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Baseball playoffs start Friday

On Friday, Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute baseball teams will face off against Columbus and Luella, respectively, in the first round of baseball playoffs. Both squads will travel and battle for the best two out of three scheduled games.

May 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Panthers qualify for state track

Liberty County High School is sending four track runners to the state track meet this weekend; however, the school's soccer team ended its run when the Lady Panthers lost in the first round of the playoffs.

May 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Sheriff progressing after leg surgeries

While a complete recovery is still down the road, Liberty County Sheriff J. Don Martin is making progress after surgeons completely reconstructed his leg and hip April 12, according to his relatives. The sheriff was injured in a December traffic accident in Midway. For more details on this, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 05, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Panther trackster headed to Belmont-Abbey College

Hitting a personal best of 49.8 seconds in the 400-meter dash was just one milestone Panther track runner Keith Lemay had in his career. Another significant point in the young athlete's mind had him lace up his running shoes and run.

May 03, 2010 | Patty Leon SPorts writer | Sports


Panthers honor seniors, win last 2 season games

Cody French and Eddie Chipple were the center of attention Friday afternoon as the seniors received accolades from the teammates and friends during Liberty County's final regular season home game hosting Washington County.

May 03, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


BI wins 4th track title

The boys on Bradwell Institute's track team blazed with speed and leaping skills, earning them their fourth first-place finish at the Region 3-AAAAA meet last weekend. According to track coach DeAndre Davis it's the Tigers' fourth region title in a row.

May 03, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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Sleep safe with garlic

Today is a national food holiday I can surely support - National Garlic Day.

April 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Bond denied for co-defendant in double murder

The co-defendant in the double-homicide of two Fort Stewart soldiers was denied bond in court Monday.

April 17, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


School system finance in a precarious situation, attorney says

Liberty County School System bookkeeping records are in disarray, according to testimony by a school system employee and an independent financial auditor.

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


Reese sues LCSS, Lee

Former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese has filed a lawsuit against LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee and the school system in ...

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


Kathryn Carter winning at VSU

Former Liberty Count High School Lady Panther softball player Kathryn Carter currently has 12 wins and 2 losses as a pitcher at Valdosta State University.

April 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Bond denied on murder charges

A Fort Stewart sergeant accused of a double murder was denied bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

April 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Reese no show at tribunal

Former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese and his attorney were no shows at a tribunal hearing on his employment status Tuesday ...

April 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond denied in double homicide

A Fort Stewart sergeant accused of a double murder was denied bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

April 10, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


2012 fatal stabbing gets May trial date

A suspect, arrested for the July 2012 stabbing death of Johnny Williams Jr., may move to a jury trial in May.

April 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Who Screams?

As temperatures outside climb it's time to ditch the chili and soups and head on over to the ice cream isle.

April 05, 2017 | Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Bond reduced in killing of bouncer

Bond was reduced for a man accused of killing a bouncer at Cream Sports Bar in Hinesville. The shooting occurred in December.

April 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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