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Chapman brings home three medals

Camille Jackson, Quintunya Chapman, Shonteria Williams, KeAndre Ladson, Kissimmee Herring, Kwajelin Holsendolph and Sherina Hornsby made the voyage to Albany last weekend for the girls state track meet. The athletes represented the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers in Class AAAAA.

May 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Murder conviction draws life plus five years

"I meant to hurt her. I meant to cut her, but I didn't mean for her to die," defendant Richard Geiger told jurors Friday under cross examination by Atlantic Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Russell Mabrey.

May 10, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


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


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Thankful for all the food and all the choices

Every year we celebrate Thanksgiving, sometimes with friends and family, sometimes alone, and we reflect on things in our lives we should be thankful for.

November 23, 2017 | By Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


Hinesville's dining options increasing

The packed parking lot and lines of cars extending out to MacArthur Drive can only mean one thing - Cook Out is officially open.

November 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Walthourville chief to be back on job Monday

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman is back on duty Monday after serving a three-day suspension, according to a statement, released Thursday, from City Clerk Melissa ...

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Council tables amendment to ordinance on hiring, firing city manager

Ordinance change tabled

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Chief back on the force

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman will be back on duty after he serves a three-day suspension, according to a statement from City Clerk Melissa Jones ...

November 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hankering for a hot dog any way

It's getting cold outside and it's usually the time of year where I tend to crave, soups, stews and chili. I mean nothing ...

November 15, 2017 | By Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


Canoochee has provided power since 1938

When Hurricane Irma threatened our community, employees of Canoochee EMC rose to the task. They prepared their line trucks, hunkered down during the hardest of ...

November 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Tape shows Reid thought Edwards, mayor were out to get her off council

Editor's note: Because of the size of the audio file and issues with our current website, our attempts to upload the audio from the ...

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


Removing the mayor from the mix?

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing ...

November 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


City spends $11,000 on lawyers during Edwards issue

Hinesville spent a little more than $11,000 on lawyers to deal with the aftermath of city council's 3-1 vote in June to suspend ...

November 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


SPLOST renewed in Long County, Parker wins District 5 seat

Long County voters renewed SPLOST and elected Robert Parker to fill the District 5 county commission seat vacated by Bobby Walker earlier this year.

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville council appears set to limit mayor involvement in city manager issues

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing ...

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Tomorrow is Election Day

Tuesday is Election Day. There are two municipal elections in Liberty County. In Long County there is a district five commission seat to decide and ...

November 06, 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 ...

November 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Attorney general tours Hinesville

Georgia's Attorney General Chris Carr briefly visited Hinesville last week. The current AG was in Savannah, and stopped in Hinesville afterward.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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