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Panthers face four region opponents

It's been nearly three weeks since the Liberty County Panthers hit the courts and tonight they check to see just how rusty they may be.

January 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA taking the high road

First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander boys basketball team remains the lone undefeated team in Liberty County.

January 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Smoltz set to sign with Red Sox

BOSTON -- Never shy about pitching on a big stage, John Smoltz, a potential Hall of Famer, is on the verge of signing with the Boston Red Sox, where every game feels big.

January 08, 2009 | By Ian Browne / MLB.com | Sports


Auto manager keeps drivers safe, satisfied

Name: Christopher Jackson

January 07, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | About People


Local hoops action on tap Tuesday

With the holiday season behind us, the pulse of area high school basketball picks up. Here is a quick look at some of the upcoming action.

January 05, 2009 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers are committed

Coming off a 49-38 win last Friday against Jenkins, the first of the season for Bradwell Institute's boys basketball team, several players said they have recommitted themselves to adding to that total and trying to qualify for a playoff spot.

January 03, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Two Panthers on All-Region First Team

Liberty County High School football players Roderick Jones, Julian Stokes and Trier Bennett were recently named to the 2008 All-Region 3-AAA team.

January 03, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers to face Jacksonville school

The Lady Tigers of Bradwell Institute hope to start the new year just as they finished 2008: with a road win. They will travel to Jacksonville, Fla., today to take on Wolfson High School. The tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

January 02, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers go 2-1 in holiday tournament

After dropping the first game of the Montezuma- Macon County Christmas Tournament 45-41 against Macon Westside last Friday, Bradwell Institute rebounded with back-to-back victories, defeating Baldwin 48-39 on Saturday and Dooly County 71-59 on Monday.

December 31, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Area mourns Don Carter

Family and friends of former county commissioner and funeral home owner Don Carter are still in mourning after his death Monday afternoon. He was 63.

December 31, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Panthers hope to rebound from first loss of season

Liberty County fell from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday, dropping a 64-63 decision to McIntosh County Academy in Darien.

December 31, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Economic slump sparks Arena football shutdown

Saying an injustice was served to the players, staff and fans of the Arena Football League, Hinesville native and former Bradwell Institute standout Will Pettis is uncertain of what the future holds for him.

December 31, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Sports taught Hall of Famers life lessons

The five men inducted into the 2008 Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame each shared a story with the audience at Thursday night's banquet at Club Stewart, and while they all had different memories to relive, they were linked by a common theme: the lessons they learned from sports.

December 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


City dedicates Irene Thomas Park

City of Hinesville officials and family members of Irene Baker Thomas and Edna Frasier gathered together Saturday morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, officially opening Irene B. Thomas Park, which is located of Georgia Highway 196, adjacent to The Dugout restaurant.

December 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Tea and tradition for the holidays

With Christmas only 11 days away, there is a tendency, especially if you are away from your family, to conjure up Christmas memories.

December 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


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Golden Corral back on the market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor's sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Panther player to play in East/West All-Star game

Liberty County High School's Walker Franklin was one of two players chosen to play quarterback for the Georgia Sports Alliance East vs. West All-Star High School Senior Football game.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty splits with MCA

Liberty County High School's basketball teams split home games against McIntosh County Academy last Saturday.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Nine Panthers receive all-region recognition

Nine Liberty County High School football players were selected to the 2014 All-Region 3-AAAA Team, according to LCHS offensive coordinator Ryan Glazer.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Inaugural Tiger Run helps Bradwell track team

Saturday's cold morning didn't stop more than 100 people from running the inaugural Tiger Run 5K benefiting the Bradwell Institute track team.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Plant's employees go all out for Toys4Tots

Employees at Riceboro based SNF Floquip got into the competitive spirit of giving by collecting 331 toys for the Liberty County Toys4Tots program.

December 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Lady Tigers forge four-game win streak

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger basketball team is on a four-game winning streak.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA Highlanders make it four in a row

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team made it look easy during Tuesday night's home basketball game against Appling Christian.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Emotions run deep during Liberty HoF inductions

The Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, representing the Class of 2014, shared memories during their induction Thursday night. Club Stewart hosted the ceremony when four former local athletes were honored and praised.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlander swimmers going to state

Four First Presbyterian Christian Academy swimmers qualified for the state meet after placing well at several meets throughout the swim season this year, according to first-year swim coach Jonnie Larson.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Golden Corral temporarily closed

The Golden Corral restaurant on Oglethorpe Highway is closed but, according to vice president of operations Bob Heyward, that is temporary.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


FPCA boys have strong start

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team is off to a 3-0 start this season.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty teams split home games with Statesboro

Liberty County won one and lost one when the teams hosted Statesboro on Saturday.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI teams split region games

The Bradwell Institute basketball teams dropped their first Region 3-AAAAA of the season Tuesday at Effingham County, but bounced back to beat South Effingham in their second region games Friday at home.

December 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty teams falls at Richmond Hill

The Liberty County High School basketball teams were swept at Richmond Hill on Tuesday.

December 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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