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Daffron named Telfair head coach

After spending the past four years as an assistant football coach for the Liberty County Panthers, Jeff Daffron will soon take over as the new head football coach for the Telfair County High Trojans.

February 15, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


One down, one to go for FPCA

As expected, the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-A title will be decided Monday with the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders facing area rival Bethesda.

February 15, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Regular season nears end

Local basketball teams wrap up their regular seasons tonight. The Bradwell Institute Tigers are away at Johnson High School in Savannah and the Panthers host Richmond Hill for senior night.

February 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


AAU season kicks off with tryouts

Area middle schools have wrapped up their basketball seasons, but as one door closes another is swinging wide open. The AAU basketball season is about to begin.

February 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Burn victim making progress

A man, who was severely burned Jan. 8 as he tried to save his 2-month-old son's life during a house fire is undergoing several skin graft surgeries at the Augusta Burn Center, according to updates posted by family members on the hospital's www.caringbridge.org Web site.

February 10, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


LCHS, Baldwin split wins

The Liberty County High School boys basketball team beat the Baldwin Braves 70-61 in Baldwin on Saturday night to stay on top with a of 23-1 overall record and a 10-1 in Region 3-AAA mark. The Lady Panthers lost in overtime when the Baldwin girls eked out a 46-43 victory. The Liberty girls are 16-5 overall and 8-3 in the region.

February 10, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Guyton reflects on second season

Last year, as an rookie linebacker for the New England Patriots, Gary Guyton had two official starts and played in 14 games. This season, the former Bradwell Institute Tiger started all 16 games, including a playoff match against the Ravens.

February 10, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


LCHS tears down Bears

The Lady Panthers pressed the court at home Friday night to defeat the Lady Bears of Burke County in an 84-41 stunner.

February 08, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Crusaders defeat two Saints teams

Faith Baptist pounded Urban Christian on Friday in Savannah, winning 96-67. The Crusaders also defeated St. Paul, 78-71, at home on Thursday, successfully wrapping up the regular season. Now the Ludowici squad is preparing for the state tournament.

February 08, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


FPCA downs Georgia Christian

The Highlanders took a decisive 71-38 win at Georgia Christian on Friday, bouncing back after a 2-point loss to Bethesda on Tuesday. The Lady Highlanders fought hard but lost 41-31.

February 08, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Once a cat, always a cat

Tigers will always be Tigers and Panthers will always be Panthers unless, of course, a Panther becomes a Tiger and a Tiger becomes a Panther. Confused yet?

February 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Tigers trounce Beach twice

The first time the Lady Tigers took on the Lady Bulldogs of Beach High, the Hinesville girls came out on top on their home turf, winning 57-39. On Tuesday night, the Bradwell girls headed to Savannah expecting the Bulldogs to avenge the loss.

February 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Blazers win by 2, tie FPCA for No. 1

The Bethesda Blazers and First Presbyterian Christian Academy have traded region wins on several occasions and even a few region titles, but for the past two seasons the Highlanders have denied the Blazers the state title.

February 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Bulldogs avenge loss with 45-36 home win

The Beach Bulldogs were fueled Tuesday by the memory of a 58-48 loss to the Bradwell Tigers on Jan. 12 in Hinesville. This time, the 'Dogs fought to protect their home court and their determination paid off with a 45-36 win over Bradwell. In a tight first half, the teams kept it close, but Beach pounded the boards in the second half to avenge last month's defeat.

February 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Sheriff out of hospital, home

After spending roughly two months at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident on Dec. 3, Liberty County Sheriff J. Don Martin is home. For more on the story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Courier.

February 03, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


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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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