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Lady Tiger honored for second year

Currently ranked seventh in Georgia for the 400-meter dash, Lady Tiger multi-sport athlete Quintunya Chapman knows a thing or two about winning. At a recent Georgia State meet, the junior sprinter earned three medals for the long jump, 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash.

June 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


15U Kings win Memorial Day tourney

South Georgia Kings 15U coach Derrick Brooks has plenty of reasons to smile. His squad currently is 25-2 overall after winning four of their last five tournaments, including the Future 150 Memorial Day Classic in Birmingham, Ala.

June 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Moran says he's running for sheriff

Liberty County Chief Deputy Keith Moran has formally announced he intends to run for sheriff in November's special election.

June 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


FPCA sets summer camps

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will offer summer camps beginning this month. The camps are open to the public and will offer children opportunities to try new activities and take day trips.

June 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon | Education


Judge mum on sheriff appointment

Despite continued requests for comment from Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy K. Aspinwall, the judge remains mum on her recent appointment of Polly E. Martin as the new county sheriff.

June 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


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


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Jury clears Midway man of murder charge

A man suspected of killing his roommate nearly three years ago was acquitted on the murder charges during a jury trial held this week.

October 21, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Plantain soup without parts of your fingers

As the weather cools I look forward to homemade soups and stews. Since leaving Miami, I've craved a soup that I used to get ...

October 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | COASTAL LIVING


SPLOST, commission race on ballot in Long

Early voting is underway in Long County and there are two items on the ballot - a countywide vote on SPLOST renewal and District 5 commissioner.

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


Nine candidates seeking six Flemington seats

All six seats on the Flemington City Council are up for election, and five incumbents and four new candidates are running for them.

October 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Spa helping raise awareness of domestic violence

Hinesville Day Spa owner Sheela Eichhorn and managers Charla Baggs and Carol West are raising funds to fight domestic violence and increase awareness of it ...

October 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Vigil for teen held Friday

A candlelight vigil was held at Bradwell Institute Friday night for a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden Middle School student who died Tuesday.

October 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Raising awareness about domestic violence

A place known for promoting relaxation and serenity is looking to open people's eyes when it comes to the issues of domestic violence.

October 12, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Mom: Bullying must stop

Hinesville police are investigating the death of a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden Middle School student, and a woman claims the girl committed suicide because of bullying.

October 12, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Yu Spa looking to pamper clients

Lisa Guo opened Yu Spa in 2013 in order to carry on the specialized modalities used by massage therapists and body work professionals she grew ...

October 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Complaint may have sparked council, manager row

Documents imply the suspension and subsequent departure of former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards arose because he did not discipline an employee at the request ...

October 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Rusty Pig, Hinesville closes

The Rusty Pig restaurant in Hinesville officially closed Sept. 22. The Courier reached out to their corporate office, but they had not responded by press ...

October 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


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