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Collegians shine in recent action

Former local high school basketball standouts LaQuananisha Adams, a Liberty County High School graduate, and Charmaine Clark, a Bradwell Institute graduate, helped their respective collegiate teams earn victories during Thanksgiving week.

December 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Locals head for Hall of Fame

Next month, five local men will be inducted into the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame. The annual induction ceremony and banquet is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Club Stewart.

December 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Youth Challenge Invitational on Fort Stewart

Every year, Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy cadets travel to a locale in the region for the Youth Challenge Academy Invitational. The event, which pits cadets from different YCA programs in a variety of sports, drills and mental games, comes full circle as Fort Stewart hosts this year's competition.

December 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Athletic trainer keeps student-athletes healthy

Name: John Murat

December 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | About People


Nation's no. 2 team too much for BI

VALDOSTA - Quickly scoring 28 unanswered points in the first quarter and leading 48-7 by halftime, the Lowndes County Vikings dashed the Tigers' hope of advancing to the state quarterfinals.

December 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Juvenile arrested after threats at school

Six days after threatening to shoot people at Bradwell Institute a 16-year-old male student was arrested and charged with terroristic threats according to HPD Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

December 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Liberty law officers help deputy in need

Liberty County deputies banded together to help one of their own get through a difficult time and financial burden. Jon Glandon, a former deputy of the LCSO, discovered he had brain cancer in 2003. After a three-year remission, the cancer has returned, as did the routine visits to Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. The constant travel has created a financial burden for Glandon's family.

December 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Taekwondo championships showcase fighting form

The Shuman Center looked more like a dojo than a basketball court as participants at the third annual LCRD Taekwondo Championships kicked and sparred their way to victory Oct. 25.

November 27, 2008 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Fall Fest at the Y

The weather was clear and perfect and the little ones were out for fun at the YMCA Fall Festival held on Nov. 8.

November 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Rice Fest preserves history of area

Alarger crowd than last year turned out for the second annual Riceboro Rice Fest in downtown Riceboro on Nov. 8.

November 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Guyton impresses coaching staff

Hinesville native Gary Guyton has surprised most of the staff of the New England Patriots but not head coach Bill Belichick who said Guyton is a versatile player who can rush, cover and play both inside and outside linebacker positions.

November 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


The 8th annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot

Those sonic roars over Liberty County Thursday were from the eighth annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot.

November 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Military


Threat at Bradwell spurs security clamp down

The Liberty County School Board and Bradwell Institute administrators took immediate action after a rumor spread Tuesday that someone would bring a gun to school Wednesday and shoot people.

November 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Team Liberty launches Kiss-A-Pig campaign

November is American Diabetes Month and the American Diabetes Association and the 2009 Liberty Kiss-A-Pig campaign team want to get the word out about early screening and detection.

November 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Tales from the graveyard

The tale of Chloe, the legend about the crack in the wall and Midway's very own version of Romeo and Juliet were recounted as wide eyed listeners moved from grave to grave at last Saturday's legends and tales tour of the historic Midway Cemetery.

November 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Things to Do


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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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