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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


Tigers down Bulldogs on senior night

Seniors Eran Hodge, Zach Hawkins and Josh Rivers were honored by friends and family just before the first pitch in Wednesday's last region game, hosting Beach. The trio was later honored by teammates by beating the visiting team.

April 30, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Wildcats beat diamond Panthers

It wasn't a region game, but it was a good showing as the big cats of Liberty County High School went against Camden County Tuesday afternoon.

April 30, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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Landy 'Landers miss title; shatter season records

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy varsity girls soccer team lost to Augusta Prep 5-1 in the state final Saturday in Macon. However the FPCA girls ...

May 25, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


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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