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Jones takes first at championship meet

LCHS Lady Panther Jana Jones placed first in the discus throw at the 2010 Georgia High School Association state track with a toss of 123 feet, 8 inches earlier this year. Last weekend, Jones hit another milestone when she placed first in shot put at the Junior Olympics Georgia Association Championships meet in Atlanta.

June 28, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


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


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The tradition of singing to, not for your food

"On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese

April 19, 2018 | Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


HPD going to 12-hour shifts

The Hinesville Police Department is moving to 12-hour shifts for officers in the patrol division after approval by the mayor and council on April 5.

April 19, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


LCSS bus accident reported

According to Liberty County School System Director of Maintenance and Operations, Jason Rogers, a school system bus was involved in a minor vehicle accident at ...

April 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Bark for Life helps Relay for Life

A Bark for Life Saturday at Bryant Commons Park was a preliminary to the American Cancer Society's Liberty County Relay for Life.

April 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Panther goalkeeper signs to play at Brewton-Parker

Liberty County High School Lady Panther goalkeeper Madison Winn last week signed to play soccer at Brewton-Parker College in the fall.

April 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hospitals touting tax credit as way to survive

It's been hard for rural hospitals such as Liberty Regional Medical Center to make ends meet, so it comes as no surprise they're ...

April 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


BoE says no thanks to forensic audit

The Liberty County Board of Education voted against a forensic audit at Tuesday's regular meeting. Board members Verdell Jones, Carol Guyett, Marcia Anderson, Carolyn ...

April 14, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Deputy SPLOST fails to pass

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, talked about everything from broadband to deputy pay raises to AR-15s at a breakfast Tuesday.

April 11, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Idea for city public safety head nixed

The city of Hinesville will start the search for a new Police chief. The decision to open the vacancy for applicants came during a special ...

April 09, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Hankering for hogfish at the Hogfish B&G

I've been craving a perfectly fried hogfish sandwich, the one you can only get from the Hogfish Bar and Grill in Stock Island, Florida.

April 04, 2018 | Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


Murder suspect gets $1M bond

The man accused of fatally shooting James Caswell Jones had bond set at $1 milllion on March 19, by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert ...

April 02, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Long County Sheriff's Office investigating threat that prompted lockdown at high school

The Long County Sheriff's Office is investigating a threat that forced a lockdown at Long County High Thursday morning.

March 31, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy back on duty

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy at the center of a grandmother's complaint is back on duty.

March 31, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


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