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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


Polly Martin now officially is sheriff

Polly E. Martin was officially sworn into office Friday morning at the Liberty County Courthouse as the first female sheriff to serve the county.

June 14, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


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FEMA teams canvassing Liberty

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has dispatched Disaster Survivor Assistance teams in Irma-stricken neighborhoods throughout five coastal counties to help Georgia disaster survivors register for ...

September 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bring on the Q

This Saturday is the Blues, Brews and BBQ, hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council. And I am so ready to "pig" out as one ...

September 20, 2017 | By Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | COASTAL LIVING


Public dock at Sunbury to be rebuilt

After being slammed by Hurricane Irma Monday, the public dock at Sunbury in Liberty County will be rebuilt.

September 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR asks help assessing damage, restricts some recovery

If you live in coastal Liberty County, the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your help assessing damage from Hurricane ...

September 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Woman arrested for trying to free animals from Liberty Humane Shelter

Thinking that the staff of the Liberty Humane Shelter had evacuated the area, leaving the shelter animals behind, a woman broke into the shelter and ...

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


State patrol says naked woman knocked out power in Long County before storm

Social media was going wild Sept. 9 after reports of a naked woman crashing a pickup into a utility pole was blamed for a seven-hour ...

September 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


More things you need to know about recovering from Irma

Recovering from a storm can be confusing, what with all the information floating around.

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


Charges added on burglary suspect

A man recently arrested for a string of business burglaries faces new drug charges.

September 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


What is next

A westward shift from early predictions kept Hurricane Irma from hitting Liberty County and Coastal Georgia harder than anticipated, but gusting winds and strong storm ...

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Officials pleased with response

Despite three in-home rescues and lots of heavy wind and rain Sunday and Monday, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said Hurricane Irma ...

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County lifts curfew

The Long County Sheriff's Office said they are lifting the curfew as of 6 p.m. today. People looking to return home may do ...

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Crews surveying damage

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown said that they have released a certain amount of emergency response crews to start surveying damages, answer emergency calls and ...

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Stay indoors for duration of storm

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has issued a shelter in place order.

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Sikes: Securing citizens top priority

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said his deputies are patrolling the county ensuring people's homes are safe.

September 09, 2017 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Closures, precautions being announced

As Hurricane Irma creeps toward the East Coast, area agencies and offices are taking pre-emptive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees ...

September 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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