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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


Bradwell boys get first win

Bradwell Institute got an early Christmas present in the form of a 49-38 win Friday against host Jenkins. It was the first win of the season for the Tiger boys, who are 1-4 overall, 1-1 in Region 3-AAAAA.

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


Bradwell boys fall in tournament opener

Host Westside High School went on a late run to go ahead of Bradwell Institute and earn a 45-41 win in the both teams' opening game of the 2008 Great Southern Shootout in Macon.

December 29, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Liberty boys beat Beach

Liberty County High School's basketball teams split games at home Tuesday night against Beach.

December 27, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


New Liberty baseball coach getting settled in

Baseball is still a few months away, but new Liberty County coach David Samuels is using the winter months to get to know the players he inherited after Steve Cottrell vacated the position by moving to Athens.

December 27, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Farrior leads FPCA JV team to victory

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's varsity boys basketball team remains undefeated, but don't forget about the program's junior varsity squad.

December 27, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hinesville woman leaves dogs without care

According to a police report filed at the Hinesville Police Department on Dec. 14, a local woman took a trip to Illinois, leaving behind three dogs without food, water or care.

December 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


Lady Tigers take Great Southern Shootout title

After their third win in as many games, the Lady Tigers of Bradwell Institute were crowned the champions of the Great Southern Shootout on Tuesday afternoon in Macon.

December 26, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local players listed in Ga. rankings

Eight local high school basketball players are ranked among the top 100 in the state in four different categories, according to Web site MaxPreps.com. The players represent two private schools, First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville and Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici.

December 26, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hinesville man turns himself in, another search begins

Last week's Coastal Courier story regarding Delano Clancy led the 21-year-old Hinesville man to turn himself in after hearing from his family that the police were looking for him. The arrest of Clancy has encouraged the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force to again ask for community support in locating a person wanted for probation violations and drug charges.

December 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Volunteers on Woodland's wish list

Every year, the Woodland Healthcare facility in Midway treats its residents to a Christmas party thanks to one of its longtime volunteers, Bobbie Boondry. Last week, Boondry and family members Dianne Behrens and Daffani Eller serenaded the residents with Christmas carols and presented them with gifts, a tradition Boondry said she carries on in her sister's honor.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


LCHS Panthers sweep Thomson in region play

A small gathering watched Saturday as the Liberty County Panthers swept the visiting Thomson Bulldogs in a Region 3-AAA basketball doubleheader.

December 24, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Fun is the key to maintaining long-term fitness

Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Andre Weil gave a lecture on longevity, fitness, lifestyle changes and the current state of the nation's health-care system on Nov. 15 at the Trustees Theater in Savannah. The lecture was sponsored by Gulfstream as part of the company's "Live Well/Be Well" series for their employees and the general public.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS softball players honored at banquet, include region’s top pitcher

Liberty County High School honored Lady Panther softball players at an annual awards banquet Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA star adjusts to college play

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy stand out soccer player Brooke Standard just completed her first college soccer season for the Lady Pirates of Armstrong State University.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers win 2 at Tattnall

Liberty County's Lady Panthers edged out Tattnall County High School, 44-41, Friday in a non-region game.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Both Panther teams beat Tattnall

Liberty County's Lady Panther edged out Tattnall County High School, 44-41, Friday in a non-region game.

November 22, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Lovelady signs with Owls

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and current East Georgia State College pitcher Richard Lovelady has signed to play at Kennesaw State University.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tough Saturday for BI boys, Liberty teams

Liberty County's basketball teams were swept Saturday at Statesboro. The same day, the Bradwell Institute boys lost a non-conference game at New Hampstead, 62-27.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers fall at Griffin in playoff opener

Liberty County fell, 46-12, in the first round of the playoffs Friday at Griffin.

November 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hurricanes prepare for 15th season

The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team is preparing for its 15th season and will hold tryouts from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Live Oak Church of God.

November 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Wreck at Airport and 196 tying up traffic

Update: A wreck at the corner of Airport Road and Highway 196 West in Hinesville tied up traffic for roughly two hours Wednesday. According to GSP Trooper Lyle Thurmond the wreck happened at 3 p.m. Three vehicles were involved and authorities had to re-route traffic around the area. Traffic headed westbound on 196 toward Gum Branch was closed for about two hours.

November 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Panthers head into post season at Griffin

The Liberty County football team starts postseason play Friday at Griffin.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship

The Bradwell Institute Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship on Nov. 8 at Mercer University in Macon.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers, Tigers hit the hardwood Friday

The high-school basketball season kicks into gear Friday with crosstown rivals Liberty County and Bradwell Institute going head to head at Bradwell.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS beats Richmond Hill Wildcats, 44-22

Liberty County High School shut down Richmond Hill High School's running game Friday night and capitalized on several turnovers to beat the Wildcats, 44-22, at Donell Woods Stadium.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trojans shut out BI in Douglas

The Bradwell Institute Tigers were no match for the Coffee County Trojans and were shutout, 42-0, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Friday in Douglas, marking the end of BI's first 0-10 season since 1954.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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