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Panther staff looks at schedule

This season, the Liberty County Panthers have only four Region 3-AAAA teams to contend with. But it won't make their battles on the gridiron any easier.

August 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Murder suspect’s bond set at $60K

Marquana Adale Jasper, who has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of murder, appeared before Liberty County Superior Court Judge David Cavendar on Monday. Cavendar heard Liberty County Sheriff's Office Det. Steven Teal's testimony, which established probable cause in the state's case.

August 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Lady Panthers feature young veterans

Last season, the Liberty County High School softball team went 9-15 overall and 4-4 in Region 3A-AAAA, but also had a lot of young, up-and-coming talent.

August 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Rec department hopes to serve public

Liberty County Recreation Department Director Jimmy Martin was the guest speaker at Thursday's Progress through People Luncheon hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Fleming-ton.

July 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Trying to make a great program greater

Georgia Southern University's new football coach, Willie Fritz, was the guest speaker at Tuesday's Rotary meeting at the LaQuinta Inn in Flemington.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Local bowlers earn medals

Local bowlers Hunter Miller, Joseph Yarbrough, TJ Standard and BJ Cedola all competed at the 2014 Georgia Games last weekend in Lawrenceville.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Court works on murder cases

Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart spent Monday busily working through the criminal court docket. Many of the cases he dealt with have been in the news before, but have surfaced again recently because of defendants' requests for new trials, bond reductions and resentencing.

July 16, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


SAS eighth-graders get ready for nationals in Orlando

Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team had a retreat last week to mentally and physically prepare for the this week's Amateur Athletic Union Division I national tournament in Orlando.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Soccer camp returns to Hinesville

Around 60 kids braved hot temperatures this week at James Brown Park in the hopes of perfecting their soccer games.

July 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local sports


Early start awaits Panthers

Across Southeast Georgia, many high-school football teams are prepping for the season and have at least until Aug. 22 before their preseason games. But not the Liberty County High School Panthers.

July 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local sports


Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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McRae signs with team in Australia

According to the Sydney Morning Herald and Libertyballers.com, former Liberty County high School and University of Tennessee basketball star Jordan McRae has signed with Australia's Melbourne United.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers go 1-1

The Lady Panther softball team went 1-1 on Thursday in their Region 3-AAAA home opener - a double-header against Burke County.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Area running enthusiasts prep for Sunbury 5K

The fifth annual Sunbury 5K, to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and the American Diabetes Association, has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and organizer Patrick Boyle said he can't believe participants will be marking the race's fifth anniversary.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers squeak past BI Tigers, 10-9

Liberty County High School gets to keep the Commissioner's Cup one more year after beating Bradwell, 10-9, at Olvey Field on Friday night.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers edge out Tigers 10-9

Liberty County High School gets to keep the Commissioner's Cup one more year after beating Bradwell 10-9 at Olvey Field Friday night.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Crosstown rivalry resumes tonight

The big football clash pitting the Liberty County Panthers against the Bradwell Tigers will kick off at 7:30 tonight at Olvey Field.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County opens vs. Tattnall

The Long County High School football team plays its first regular-season game of 2014 tonight by hosting Tattnall County.

August 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tiger Touchdown Club hires new game announcer

The Tiger Touchdown Club announced it has hired Toby Hyde as the play-by-play announcer for Bradwell Institute home games this season.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers drop second region game

Bradwell Institute lost, 9-0, to Richmond Hill on Tuesday at home, falling to 0-2 in Region 3-AAAAA and 3-10 overall.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


John on Colts’ IR; Thornton, McMillan set for season debuts

Each National Football League team had to cut their roster to 75 players by Tuesday and, as indicated in earlier news reports, the Indianapolis Colts placed rookie lineman and Hinesville native Ulrick John on their injured-reserve list.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Williams named top offensive player in Effingham loss

Liberty County High School's football coaching staff named Jacquez Williams as the team's offensive player of the game for their season-opening loss against Effingham on Friday at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty tops Long, 8-0

After three straight losses at the Battle of the 'Boro Tournament on Saturday, the Liberty County High School softball team bounced back Monday with an 8-0 win over Long County in five innings at the Lady Panthers' field.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers go 2-3 at Battle of the ’Boro

The Bradwell Lady Tiger softball teams finished 2-3 in the Battle of the 'Boro tournament held this past weekend in Statesboro.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Mistakes doom Panthers in opener

Four interceptions and some untimely penalties by Liberty County helped the Effingham County Rebels to a 35-7 win Friday at Donell Woods Stadium in the high-school football regular-season opener.

August 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers win twice

The Liberty County softball team claimed back-to-back wins on the first day of the Battle of the 'Boro tournament Friday afternoon in Statesboro.

August 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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