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Kings take River Street titles

Fresh off two title victories at the inaugural Kings of the Coast Classic Invitational Tournament the first weekend of June, the South Georgia Kings pulled off a few more wins. They took the championship trophies in the 12U, 13U and 14U divisions at the River Street Summer Classic last weekend in Jacksonville. As a bonus, 13U Kings player Malcolm Dingle was named tournament MVP, and the 17U squad's Rion Brown, a Liberty County High School standout, scored 41 points in one game.

June 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Hornets lose to Augusta Blaze

The temperature rose inside the Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA gym as the Augusta Blaze basketball team melted Hinesville's C-Port Lady Hornets, 81-32, in a home game last week.

June 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


SPLOST money buys Midway fire truck

It took eight years but the Midway Volunteer Fire Department finally drove a new service truck into the station last Friday. Mayor Don Emmons said the truck was possible because of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

June 19, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Detective: Job is about helping people

Name: Susie Jackson

June 17, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | About People


True Kings of the coast crowned

Rain pelted the area last week, keeping most people indoors, however, a different kind of pounding took place on the basketball courts at Faith Baptist Christian Academy, Snelson Golden Middle School and Lewis Frasier Middle School.

June 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Chapman races to 6th in state

Like a flash of light, runner Quintunya Chapman can blow past the competition in the 400-meter dash, leaving most competitors in her dust. The Lady Tiger excels in track, basketball and volleyball.

June 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


YCA team takes 7th national title in a row

Fort Stewart's Youth Challenge Academy cadets traveled to Frostburg, Md., recently for the Youth Challenge Academy Invitational and walked away with their seventh straight title after eking out a two-point win over the Maryland YCA team, for a 48-46 victory.

June 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tiger makes last-minute slide

Tiger baseball player Josh Driggers takes a quick breather after turning third but deciding it would be better to stay on base rather than head for home in the Bradwell Tigers summer league game against Brunswick on Monday. The Tigers lost game 18-3.

June 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Gwinnett house history runs deep

A tour of St. Catherines Island would not be complete without a visit to the plantation-style house known for once belonging to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and president of Georgia's Revolutionary Council of Safety, Button Gwinnett.

June 15, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


McGee honored with MVP award

School ended three weeks ago but Liberty County Panther tennis player Kurt McGee came back to campus Thursday and received an unexpected surprise.

June 15, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Weightlifting coach places well at meet

Team Hinesville's Olympic weightlifting coach Jenna Bussard placed within the top 10 last weekend at the 2009 Pan-American and USA National Weightlifting Championships in Chicago.

June 15, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther in national camp

Liberty County High School Panther basketball player Rion Brown impressed the scouts with his leaping skills and work ethics at a Reebok Headliner Camp at Meadowcreek High School last month.

June 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


’Canes shellac Charlston

Seventy-four mph winds would be classified as a tropical storm, but on Saturday night a definite Hurricane blew through Long Bell Stadium.

June 10, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


Time to nominate Hall of Famers

The nominations for this year's Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame starts tomorrow as the board looks to select five more individuals to be inducted at the ceremony scheduled for December.

June 10, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Missing child, now in his 20s possibly spotted in Hinesville Wal-Mart

Hinesville Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs is asking for help in find a long-missing person.

June 08, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Public Safety


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Tiger scrimmage shows QB depth

The Bradwell Institute Tigers had their Blue vs. Gold scrimmage Saturday at Lewis Frasier Middle School's Freedom Field.

May 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Don’t shop or plan menu while ‘hangry’

One thing I've learned throughout my years is to never go grocery shopping when you're already hungry or worse - HANGRY.

May 25, 2016 | Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | Food


FPCA's Burnett, Heaggans to play at Olive-Harvey College

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball players Frederick Heaggans and Michael Burnett have signed letters of intent to play basketball at the collegiate level.

May 23, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers’ spring scrimmage is Thursday

The Liberty County Panthers' Black vs. Gold scrimmage starts at 6 p.m. Thursday at Donell Woods Stadium.

May 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers take field Saturday morning

Bradwell Institute is gearing up for football season with an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at 10 a.m. The scrimmage will be at Lewis Frasier Middle ...

May 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Prisoner re-entry program asks for state money

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition welcomed visitors from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision Office Thursday.

May 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County sheriff: Nobles, Middleton face off; Works awaits in Nov.

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles is facing opposition from fellow Democrat Shane Middleton and Republican Tim Works this election year.

May 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Uprights and nets: Sidney Wilkinson

Sports editor's note: As prep sports wind down, marking the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation, the Coastal Courier will spotlight ...

May 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Walker fifth-graders graduate C.H.A.M.P.S.

Roughly 250 Walker Elementary School fifth graders graduated their 10-week Choosing Healthy Activities Promoting Safety program Friday morning. The graduation ceremony was held at Long ...

May 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Education


Pizza is just too perfect

Pizza! It's the perfect thing for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A perfect blend of protein and carbs all in an no-plate-needed, grab-and-go package.

May 11, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


Highlander wins 2 gold medals at state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy multisport athlete Trayvon Harris brought home two gold medals from the Georgia Independent School Association State Track Meet, which was held ...

May 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


LRMC hosts 5K for Life

Liberty Regional Medical Center hosted its first 5K in support of the Liberty County Relay for Life on Friday evening.

May 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA gets swept by Windsor, eliminated

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team got to host the first round of the state playoffs Thursday at St. James Field.

May 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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