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FPCA falls in state finals

First Presbyterian Christian Academy varsity boys soccer team made it to the state finals for the first time in the program's three-year history, but the Highlanders came up a few goals short. FPCA lost 4-1 to Oak Mountain Academy on Saturday in Macon.

October 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Rapper signs contract with label

Born and raised in Midway, James Barrett was a regular student at Liberty County High School when someone told him he had a gift for poetry and asked if he ever considered rapping.

October 26, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Cats claw dogs, 41-14

The Bradwell Tigers knew the Beach High Bulldogs had ace athletes, especially Simon Heyward. Anticipating the wildcat play and the versatility of the Dogs' run/pass offense, Tiger coach Jim Walsh and his team turned the tables on the Savannah squad and did something unexpected. They passed the ball and spread the run to more than just Sheldon Barnes. The Tigers added another victory to stay in playoff contention, defeating the Bulldogs 41-14 at home Friday for homecoming.

October 26, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Taekwondo tournament draws crowd

More than 100 participants and spectators filled the Shuman Center Saturday for the 2009 Liberty Taekwondo Championships. Competitors from 5 years old to those in their mid-thirties displayed their forms and fighting skills, competing for the honor of the Dojo's Masters.

October 26, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI marks homecoming

Bradwell Institute will crown its homecoming queen on the football field tonight, but the Tigers are really looking for crowning a victory. They're hosting the Beach High Bulldogs. After defeating the Savannah High Blue Jackets at home last week, 50-0, the Tigers will count on their defense to stop the Bulldogs - specifically, Simon Heyward.

October 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers look to take region’s No. 2 spot

"The game is a big game for us and a big game for our program," Panther head coach Kirk Warner said of tonight's match-up against Baldwin Braves at Donell Woods Stadium. "We have not had that big signature win for our program and I think Baldwin would be that win."

October 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA to play for state championship

It came down to a penalty kick in the second half, but the Highlanders of First Presbyterian Christian Academy eked out a 1-0 victory over Community Christian in the state semi-finals, sending them to the championship game tomorrow in Macon.

October 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tour explores area's legends, mysteries

Tour the mysterious and the historic at the annual Midway Tales and Legends walking tour Saturday.

October 23, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Things to Do


Humane shelter vandalized

As if caring for, feeding and adopting out homeless animals weren't enough, the staff of the Liberty Humane Shelter had the added task of cleaning freshly painted graffiti off one of their buildings Monday morning.

October 21, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Hurricanes celebrate reading with students

They played their hearts out all season, earning the conference championship trophy for the Southeast Division of the Southeastern American Football League. On Thursday, the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team celebrated another championship win when they visited with students from Reyna Reinhard's Liberty Elementary School accelerated reading class after the kids reached their reading goals.

October 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA soccer team in final four

First Presbyterian appears to be headed toward another state ring. This time, however, it's not for basketball. The Highlanders boys soccer team beat out LaGrange at home Saturday, 5-4, to earn a spot at the final four.

October 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


USBC Senior Tournament under way

The Fort Stewart United States Bowling Congress Association launched its Georgia State USBC Senior Bowling Tournament over the weekend at Marne Lanes with a ceremony, according to Ivey Sarvis, vice president and publicity chairman of the Fort Stewart USBC Bowling Association.

October 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers smash Savannah, 50-0

The Bradwell Tigers' Friday night home game got off to a sluggish start, riddled with flags and fumbles. However, the Tigers' safety in the second quarter provided the energy the team needed for its eventual 50-0 win over the still winless Savannah High Blue Jackets.

October 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers eke out 21-20 OT win

Liberty County's football game against Burke County came down to the wire Friday night as the Panthers managed their second consecutive overtime victory, beating the Bears 21-20 and clinching third place in Region 3-AAA.

October 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Scholarships named for local woman

The executive board of the Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association has renamed its annual scholarship program for Hinesville native Lori Mobley Groover.

October 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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LeCounte, Echols named Players of the Year

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte and Bradwell Institute player Luther Echols were named the 2016 Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier Players of the Year ...

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Four Panthers sign to play college ball

Liberty County football players Calvin Holmes, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Martial Washington signed letters of intent to play football at college Wednesday morning during ...

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers sweep Phoenix, have playoff bye

Liberty County wrapped up the regular season Friday, sweeping New Hampstead and honoring seniors.

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Four Liberty County Panthers pen on National Signing Day

Liberty County football players Calvin Holmes, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Martial Washington signed letters of intent to play football at the college level Wednesday ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers finish season; regional tourney next week

Bradwell Institute was scheduled to host Statesboro Tuesday evening to wrap up the regular season. The final scores from Tuesday's Region 3-AAAAA games were ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders topple Knights

Jumping out to a 33-12 lead in the first quarter, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys sailed to an easy 97-32 win at home Saturday.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers returning last year’s pitching rotation

Liberty County finished last baseball season 14-9 overall and 6-4 in Region 3-AAAA, according to maxpreps.com. The record propelled the Panthers into the first ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Diamond Tigers are young, junior-heavy

Bradwell Institute will have a junior-heavy baseball team this season, according to coach Jeff Polk.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


One-stop safisfaction at Taste of Liberty

Last Friday, I attended the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and Taste of Liberty awards at the request of my boss and co-workers.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


Liberty’s McRae impresses in NBA debut

This past week was a whirlwind experience for former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae.

February 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell girls go 1-1, boys lose 2; Liberty squads split at Thomson; FPCA boys take 2 of 3 games

Bradwell Institute hosted South Effingham and then traveled to Richmond Hill this week for basketball games. Liberty County split wins on the road Friday at ...

February 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge David Cavender retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Liberty County Superior Court ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


2 eateries share Taste of Liberty title at Chamber’s Annual Banquet

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet welcomed the new Board of Directors for 2016 and offered up the Taste of Liberty from ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Business


Man gets life plus 40 in Hinesville burglary, murder

The defendant in a burglary that resulted in the murder of a soldier has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life with parole plus 40 ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Lady Tigers split weekend games

The Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team went 1-1 in its last two games. The Lady Tigers lost at Effingham County 55-39 in a Region 3-AAAAA ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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