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FPCA beats Bethesda

In 2007, the Bethesda Blazers took the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders out of the state title run by beating them in the final four. In 2008 and 2009, both teams battled for region leads and for the Georgia Independent State Association Class A title. The Highlanders brought home the trophy both years.

January 27, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


LCHS handed first season loss

The Liberty County High School varsity boys basketball team was six games away from a perfect season, but on Saturday the Washington County Golden Hawks eked out a 2-point win and dashed the Panthers' hopes.

January 27, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


BI Tigers split victories with Pirates

The Lady Tigers took a 75-58 win Saturday over the Lady Pirates of Brunswick while the Tiger boys lost 57-72.

January 27, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Highlanders No. 1

Quietly following the lead of their beloved and highly acclaimed boys varsity basketball team, the Lady Highlanders of First Presbyterian Christian Academy slowly chipped away opponent after opponent.

January 25, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Tigers win two games in rematch

Bradwell's basketball teams hopped on buses Tuesday afternoon and trekked to Kingsland where the Lady Tigers won 76-53 and the boys won 68-64 in overtime.

January 25, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Chamber honors businesses, installs officers

Local business owners gathered at Club Stewart on Thursday for the 2010 Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet and awards dinner. The event, sponsored by The Auto Super Center and owner Kevin Thomas, recognized locally owned and operated businesses that managed to thrive in 2009 despite the recession and the cancellation of a promised fifth brigade at Fort Stewart.

January 25, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff write | Business


Panthers still hot

With Tennessee committed Jordan McRae sitting the bench and future University of Miami player Rion Brown being double teamed, it was up to the rest of the Panther roster to keep the team's winning streak going.

January 22, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Panthers tame Warriors

Sophomore Lady Panther Diamone Johnson was playing cops and robbers with three back-to-back steals for 6 quick points in the Lady Panthers' 66-57 win at home Tuesday night against Tattnall County.

January 22, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Tigers JV three-peats at tourney

The junior varsity Lady Tigers won the Donell Woods Tournament on Saturday, earning their third consecutive first place trophy at the meet. The boys were edged out in a one-point overtime win by Johnson.

January 22, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


BI girls beat Camden Co.

The Lady Tigers came out a bit sluggish Saturday, but still managed a 44-27 win at home over region opponent Camden County.

January 20, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


BI Tigers fall to Wildcats, 70-44

An air of disappointment settled over the Tiger boys after they

January 20, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Star player hurt, LCHS still No. 1

Panthers 45, Wildcats 43

January 20, 2010 | Terry Logan Special to the Courier | Sports


FPCA boys drop Furtah Prep, 79-22

It's hard enough to win an away game, but when a team treks nearly five hours on a bus, shows up at the wrong facility, has to move to a new gym because of a leaky roof and then faces the defending state champions, a victory is nearly impossible.

January 20, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Locals looking to help in Haiti

Locally generated assistance for the quake-ravaged areas of Haiti is in the works thanks to an unlikely meeting between representatives from Liberty County and the White House.

January 20, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff write | News


Panthers topple Braves

Both teams trailed early on, but the Liberty County High School girls and boys heated up the floor Friday night, making runs in the second half to defeat the visiting Baldwin Braves. The boys won 81-65 and the girls won 52-43.

January 18, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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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


Hurricanes playing for championship title Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricane semi-professional football team will be playing for their second championship ring this Saturday. The 'Canes beat the Jacksonville Blackhawks 38-26 winning their ...

May 04, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Businessman challenging chief magistrate

A local businessman and the incumbent Liberty County chief magistrate are facing off for the Democratic nominations for that seat.

May 04, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Five seeking Democrats' nod to be Liberty sheriff

Five Democrats and one Republican are asking voters to elect them to be the next sheriff of Liberty County.

May 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Lady ’Landers run ends

Injuries foiled the state playoff run for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls soccer team.

May 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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