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Panther boys nab region soccer wins

Kicking their way to an overall 8-3-1 record and a Region 3-AAA mark of 6-2, the Liberty County High School boys soccer team is looking good as the players prepare for the season's two final region games.

April 13, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Couple donates time, labor to travel country

Many people dream of hitting the road in a recreational vehicle and seeing the world. Joe and Angie Bridges turned that dream into a reality and recently spent time doing charity work at LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation.

April 12, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


Tigers suffer back-to-back losses

Bradwell Institute's baseball team scheduled three games during spring break and, so far, two of them played on Olvey Field haven't ended well. The boys lost to Camden County, 11-2, on Tuesday and to the Benedictine Cadets, 8-6, on Wednesday.

April 09, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


16U Rebels win Easter Classic

The St. James Coastal Crew Rebels 17U and 16U teams traveled to the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., last weekend to play in the Easter Classic Tournament. The 16U squad returned home with the overall tournament trophy.

April 09, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Panthers earn playoff spot

Just before spring break, the Lady Panthers of Liberty County High School squeezed in two region soccer games and secured a spot in the playoffs.

April 09, 2010 | Patty Leon Sport writer | Sports


Panthers increase winning streak by two

Taking a sixth consecutive victory Monday at home, the Liberty County High School Panthers improved their overall record to 8-6 and their region mark to 4-2. The team beat SE Bulloch 13-3 in five innings.

April 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Golden dreams

St. James Sports Center Director and Coastal Crew Rebels founder Ernie Walthour recalls the first time he met Rebels player Hakeem Golden. The now 17-year-old first crossed Walthour's path in 1996.

April 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Students come to Hurricanes’ aide

Students in Dr. Lee'a Proffitt's fifth-grade writing class at Liberty Elementary School are learning how to write persuasively and helping the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team. They're contacting potential sponsors and working to get the squad new uniforms for the 2010 summer season.

April 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Highlander heads to Auburn

AJ Ansley assisted the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders to their third state title, averaged 15 points per game in his senior year, was selected to the All-Region team three years in a row, to the All-State team twice and maintained a 3.56 gpa. If that weren't enough, Ansley now strives to be a Senator.

April 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports wrtier | Sports


Burglars boost blingy bras

Team Suzie Q, a group of Liberty County residents who will run in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Savannah on April 17, suffered a setback Monday from a break-in at the Mills House.

April 05, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Highlanders top Crusaders 16-11

On Tuesday the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders struggled against Georgia Christian, taking a 13-7 loss. But Friday afternoon the boys bounced back, beating neighboring Faith Baptist 16-11 at Joseph Miller Park.

April 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Tiger strikers kick wins over Groves

Bradwell's soccer teams played region matches Tuesday against the Groves Rebels in Savannah. Both squads emerged victorious. The Lady Tigers took a 3-1 win over the Lady Rebels and the boys won 5-1.

April 02, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Tigers doing well in region

Although the Tigers suffered a one-run loss against Richmond Hill in Tuesday's non-region game, Bradwell's impressive, six-inning 16-6 victory over Groves on Wednesday bumped the Hinesville team's Region 3-AAAAA record to 3-1.

April 02, 2010 | Patty leon Sports writer | Sports


Panthers eke out two-run win over Redskins

Just two weeks ago, the Liberty County High School baseball team's record sat at 2-6 overall. The Panthers' season blossomed quickly, though, and LCHS is now 6-6 overall and, more importantly, 3-2 in Region 3-AAA. The Panthers wiped their slate clean after a tough loss March 19 to West Laurens. Since then, the team has logged four consecutive wins, including a 7-5 non-region victory Wednesday over Bryan County.

April 02, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports wrtier | Sports


Panther basketball players honored at team banquet

The Liberty County Panthers basketball players were honored Wednesday during a team banquet.

April 02, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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A penny for our cops?

The sheriffs in Liberty and Long counties are joining counterparts around the state in seeking raises for local law enforcement officers in response to a ...

January 24, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Recreating food memories, and pain

During a recent grocery store spree I came across a seafood item that quickly brought back a delightful, yet painful, memory.

January 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Local eatery suffers minor damage from fire

UPDATE: According to Izola's Facebook Page the restaurant is once again open for business as of 11 a.m. today.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Water deemed safe after spillage

Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson released a public notice to inform the public of a sewage spill that happened Wednesday.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Highlanders win title

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and East Georgia College basketball players DJ Felder and Jordan Johnson guided their professional Ecuadorian basketball team, H.R. Portoviejo ...

January 17, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


New display case for BI champions

There is a new trophy case at Bradwell Institute that showcases the 1965 state champion football team and the 1976 state winning baseball team. The ...

January 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Woods tourney focuses on JV, ninth grade teams

The 24th annual Donell Woods Basketball Tournament is Saturday. The tournament showcases junior varsity and ninth grade teams.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Highlanders in Ecuadorian finals

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball players D.J. Felder and Jordan Johnson are playing in the championship series in the Latin Basketball League in ...

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Man gets life for 2014 murder

Convicted wife killer Perry Lee Hatcher was sentenced to life in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


McMillan opts out of senior year, going into NFL Draft

The Ohio State Buckeyes will need to pick a new defensive captain and middle linebacker after Raekwon McMillan formally declared for the 2017 NFL Draft ...

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers dominate Pierce Bears

Liberty County hosted Pierce County in Region 2-AAA basketball Friday. The Lady Panthers allowed a second half comeback to lose to the Lady Bears 50-39 ...

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae hits 21 in Cavs loss to Bulls

In his third NBA start, former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae scored 21 points against the Chicago Bulls last Wednesday.

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Don’t set yourself up for failure

I, for one, am glad that the holidays are finally behind us. Welcome 2017, come on in while I slam the door shut on 2016 ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


McMillan a bright spot in Buckeyes’ rout

BREAKING: Former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan, has declared himself eligible for the 2017 NFL draft. McMillan broke the news with a ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Frazier helps Bulldogs beat Auburn

Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy and Glennville native JJ Frazier had a huge game against Auburn Dec. 29.

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


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