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Campers explore Army post

Every year the Masonic Home of Georgia, which is in Macon, sponsors a summer camp program for children at their Shellman's Bluff campsite. This year, nearly 20 lucky campers got an added treat when they were given a complete tour of Fort Stewart a few weeks ago.

August 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Johnson signs with Bengals

Two weeks ago he was running drills and teaching the children at the Liberty County Recreation Department the fundamentals of football.

July 31, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers first home game moved to Olvey

The Liberty County Panthers first home game this season at Donell Woods Stadium has been changed to Sept. 11, to allow sufficient time for sod on new engineered soil to take root.

July 31, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


A field of dreams

It appears the new engineered soil and sod field for Liberty County High School's Donell Woods Stadium is right on track. The project was to be completed in mid July. With the recent rains the job was set back temporarily but the new sod is down with four weeks to set before the Panthers' home opener on Aug. 28 against McIntosh Academy. Attempts to get comments from school officials Tuesday were unsuccessful.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


'Canes take another

Showing no signs of slowing, the Hinesville Hurricanes barreled across Myrtle Beach Saturday night, defeating the South Carolina Predators 20-8, according to head coach James Sharp.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Anchor runner headed to Belmont Abbey College

Lekeyia Legare spent only one season with the AAU We Run It Track Club in the summer, but her ability to take the anchor leg of the 400x100-meter relay caught the attention of Bill Hodge the new head track coach for Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Cheerleaders drum up interest

From a simple front somersault to a hitch pyramid, competitive cheerleading requires physical strength, flexibility and focus. Being involved in cheerleading for 40 years, Linda Purnell said it's time the boys and girls of Liberty County get their opportunity to compete in the sport that has taught her some important life lessons.

July 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Bears search parks for food

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Bears in Georgia, a more common sight in spring and summer, sometimes find themselves in unfortunate circumstances in the pursuit of an "easy" meal. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, there have been at least four North Georgia bears with their heads caught in a variety of objects in recent years - from a tin milk can to a plastic pickle bucket.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Local agencies hellp U.S. marshals in sweep

Members of the Liberty County Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office assisted the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in a succesful raid under operation Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. The operation led to the arrests of 326 people in the region, 1,927 statewide and 190 nationally during the second week of July.

July 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Football season approaching

While Aug. 6 signals the start of the new school year, diehard football fans probably have Aug. 1 marked on their calendars. The day marks the official start of football practice as allowed in the bylaws of the Georgia High School Association. It marks the start of two-a-day practices, football helmets, shoulder pads, tackling drills, offensive drills and defensive strategies.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kids splash away last days of summer

With school starting in two weeks, children and adults alike are trying to get in a few last splashes of summer fun at Stafford Park pool. The kiddie pool teemed with toddlers and their parents on Wednesday and the bigger kids showed off their diving skills, performing dives, flips and somersaults.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hurricanes kill Assassins, 11-0

Even after a 4th of July break and a string of road games, the strength of the Hinesville Hurricanes hasn't diminished to tropical storm status. The 'Canes maintained their intensity and blew away the Low Country Assassins, 11-0, on Saturday night at Long Bell Stadium.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


17U Rebels prep for showcase, nationals

After placing 12th out of 248 teams in last year's AAU National Tournament, the St. James Coastal Crew 17U Rebels were selected to participate in the 2009 Super Showcase, which precedes this year's national tournament in Orlando, Fla.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Advocate lends support to crime victims

Name: Samantha Ashdown

July 22, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | About People


Child molestation suspect pleads not guilty

Facing two counts of cruelty to children, three counts of child molestation and one count of criminal attempt to cause a child pain, suspect Nicholas Lewis stood before Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose and entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment hearing July 14.

July 22, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Airport lounge honors Stewart's first black pilot

Community leaders, family and friends gathered Monday at MidCoast Regional Airport to dedicate a new pilots' lounge in honor of Louis L. Duvernay.

June 27, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Track star: Graduation, training for Olympic trials ‘out-of-mind...’ time

Editor's note: A brief about Quintunya Chapman preparing for the Olympic trials ran in the June 22 edition of the Coastal Courier. Because of ...

June 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Robber apprehended after high speed chase

An alleged armed robber was apprehended after a high-speed chase wound through Hinesville Saturday just before noon.

June 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


The dog days of summer

There is no doubt that summer has arrived. The temperature outside is blazing, the kids are out of school, and the pool parties, beach trips ...

June 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


McRae’s rollercoaster leads to ring

Fighting what seemed to be insurmountable odds, former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae is basking in the glory of playing in the NBA and ...

June 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers working on passing game

Whistles shrilled out across the track field at Bradwell Institute as the Tiger football team conducted summer conditioning activities last week.

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers are senior-heavy

Pumping iron, running sprints and hitting the tackle blocks is what the Liberty County football team has kept busy with throughout the spring. For the ...

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lovelady in the big leagues

Anticipation erupted into shrieks of joy and excitement at the Hinesville home of former Liberty County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady.

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae gets time in Finals game 3

Former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae got his first few minutes on the hardwood during game 3 of the NBA Finals for ...

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Camp focuses on basics, fun

Bradwell Institute's football coaches and a few Tiger players spent the week having a little fun with aspiring players at the Liberty County Recreation ...

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Volunteers prep players

"Pick those feet up. Come on, now knees up," William Roberts yelled as he led a group of kids through a football drill Tuesday evening.

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hazards of hot cheese can’t cool lust for juicy Lucy

Here is an important safety message for anyone about to chow down on pizza, pasta or any other food that might be topped with cheese.

June 08, 2016 | Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | Food


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