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Highlanders honor players at banquet

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders basketball teams gathered for a banquet last Thursday at Western Sizzlin' in Hinesville. They celebrated a successful basketball season, during which the Lady Highlanders won the region tournament and made it to the second round of state, and the boys won their third straight state title.

March 24, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Kings rule All-Star roster despite loss

Sunday's All-Star matchup at Savannah State University pitted the best basketball players from the north and south ends of Georgia against each other. For a few Hinesville players, though, the game was also a reunion. Six players on the south team had all played together before as members of the South Georgia Kings.

March 24, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Panther tees up for Shorter

Ben Floyd will be hitting the links in Rome as the senior penned his name to a scholarship to become an Eagle and play golf at Shorter College Friday morning.

March 22, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Panthers lose to Braves

Despite a tough battle, the boys and girls of Liberty's soccer teams came up one and three goals short, respectively, Friday. The Panther girls lost 2-1 and the boys lost 3-0 against the Baldwin Braves at Donell Woods Stadium.

March 22, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Panthers drubbed

West Laurens showed their batting ability Friday as the Raiders baseball team chalked up a 20-6 win against the Liberty County Panthers.

March 22, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


15U Rebels take USBA Classic tourney

The 15U St. James Coastal Crew Rebels won their first tournament at the USBA Classic in Florence, S.C., on March 13

March 22, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Brunson brothers nab top spots for Team Hinesville

Team Hinesville weightlifters and brothers Mack and Dominique Brunson placed first and second, respectively, at the 2010 USA Weightlifting National Junior Championships in Rochester, Minn., the last weekend in February.

March 19, 2010 | Patty Leon | Sports


Boys, girls drop first region games against Jenkins

Bradwell's soccer teams hit their first region road blocks after the Jenkins Warriors defeated both squads Tuesday in Savannah.

March 19, 2010 | Patty Leon | Sports


Guyton’s sports festival draws crowd, thrills kids

As part of the first-ever annual Gary Guyton Sports Festival, area children competed in an "Amazing Race" on Friday afternoon and learned the fundamentals of football, cheerleading, dance and basketball Saturday. The event drew hundreds of children and families to Bradwell Institute where the former BI Tiger-turned-NFL pro got reacquainted with the community in which he grew up.

March 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Rebels Tip-Off Classic schedule

The St. James Coastal Crew Rebels will have their Tip-Off Classic Tournament at the St. James Sports Center on March 20. Admission is free.

March 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


‘Amazing’ way to give back

The sun came out long enough Friday afternoon for participants to put their bodies and minds to the test in an "Amazing Race"-style competition that pitted teams of students and community members against former BI Tiger and current NFL linebacker Gary Guyton and his friends. The challenge kicked off the first-ever Gary Guyton Sports Festival, held Friday and Saturday at Bradwell Institute.

March 15, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


NWTF chapter marks 25 years

The National Wild Turkey Federation was created in 1973 as a national nonprofit conservation and hunting organization that works for the conservation of the wild turkey and preservation of the hunting heritage. The Coastal Chapter, representing areas in Liberty County, was formed 12 years later, and on Thursday night, the members gathered at the Clubhouse in Rye Patch for their annual banquet and 25th anniversary celebration.

March 15, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


BI Tigers struggle on the mound, win on the soccer field

Bradwell Institute's baseball team has struggled on the mound, losing their last three games, but the Tigers' soccer teams are scoring wins as the boys and girls are 2-0 against Region 3-AAAAA opponents.

March 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Guyton’s Sports Festival starts today

New England Patriots linebacker and Bradwell Institute alum Gary Guyton will be in Hinesville today and tomorrow to kick off his first-ever Gary Guyton Sports Festival.

March 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Three local players tipoff in all-star game

SAVANNAH - The GACA North vs. South All-Star Basketball Classic, presented by CitiTrends, will celebrate its seventh year in Savannah on Saturday-Sunday, March 20-21. The classic is a Greater Savannah Sports Council-managed event. The council partners with the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association.

March 10, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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Calling it a career

After proudly serving the community and the Hinesville Police Department for 41 years, Maj. Julian Hodges said he was ready to explore retirement and pursue ...

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Richardson has big game in big city in Liberty loss

The Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team played in the Holiday Hoopsgiving Tournament held in Atlanta Nov. 25 and finished 1-1.

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Another honor for McMillan

After getting his second career high 16 tackles in one game in the pulsating double-overtime win against Michigan, former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon ...

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gill Park a step closer to reality

After several years of searching for the right spot, the residents of Fleming will finally have their own local park. Friday's groundbreaking ceremony meant ...

December 04, 2016 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Calling it a career

After proudly serving the community and the Hinesville Police Department for 41 years, Maj. Julian Hodges said he was ready to explore retirement and pursue ...

December 04, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Ulrick gets his first NFL start

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University football player Ulrick John got his first National Football League start Sunday.

November 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty sweeps BI in hoops doubleheader

Tickets were sold out by 4 p.m. as Liberty County High School hosted Bradwell Institute in basketball games Nov. 19. The Panther and Tiger ...

November 29, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers take two in Joe Green Tourney

Bradwell Institute's boys' basketball team went 2-0 at the Joe Greene Classic held in Savannah this past Tuesday and Wednesday.

November 28, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Fantasy football food

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. As usual that means lots of turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, biscuits or corn bread, gravy, sweet potato ...

November 23, 2016 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Liberty beats Bradwell in local hoops rivalry

Tickets were sold out by 4 p.m. as Liberty County High School hosted Bradwell Institute in basketball games Friday night. The Panther and Tiger ...

November 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hurricane debris continues to pile up

Approximately 131,630.90 cubic yards of storm debris has been collected since Hurricane Matthew skirted Liberty County as a category 2 storm Oct. 7.

November 21, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


FPCA over Claxton in opener

First Presbyterian Christian Academy opened the basketball season at Claxton Thursday, and the Highlanders won 77-61.

November 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Marshal killed in Long County identified

A press release issued by the U.S. Marshals Service Office of Public Affairs, has identified the marshal shot early this morning in Long County.

November 18, 2016 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Possible shooting reported in Long County

A U.S. Federal Marshal may have been fatally shot this morning in Long County while serving an arrest warrant.

November 18, 2016 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Liberty off to 1-0 start

Liberty County boys' basketball team started the season with an 83-75 win over Jenkins Saturday in Savannah.

November 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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