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Coffee maker gives scoop to java junkies

"The coffee industry has failed the consumers by not educating them on what the process is and how to brew the perfect cup of coffee," Dr. Joseph John, president of Josuma Coffee Co., told an audience Tuesday during a presentation at Uncommon Grounds.

April 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


BI Tigers are third in region 3-AAAAA

Mother Nature threw a curve ball or two at the Bradwell Tigers, forcing changes to the team's schedule that resulted in six games in eight days. The rain also thwarted the Tigers' first chance at beating Jenkins High on Monday in a game that would have decided the No. 1 region spot.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA’s Joey Bell signs to play college ball

Joey Bell helped his team win two back-to-back state titles, scored more than 1,500 points in his high school career and had his jersey number retired this season. But his greatest accomplishment came Thursday morning when the Highlander basketball player penned his name to a basketball scholarship, sending the future Bobcat back to Milledgeville where he and his family lived for eight years before moving to Hinesville.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlander’s looking for home-stretch wins

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander baseball squad will host a non-region game Saturday at noon against Frederica Academy. After Saturday, the team will prepare for the final two region games next week before heading into the Georgia Independent School Association playoffs.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tiger soccer season ends in first round

So much for the home-team advantage. The Bradwell Tigers lost their edge over Pebblebrook High School, which is No. 3 in the 4A-AAAAA region, Wednesday night in the first round of the state playoffs, losing 3-1.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther golf team falls short at region

The Liberty County High School Panther golf team fell short of the state playoffs as the boys and girls finished sixth and fourth, respectively, at a region tournament April 21 at the Waynesboro Country Club.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panther signs with BPC Barons

In December, she signed a letter of intent, but on Monday Candace Barham made things official as the Lady Panther senior basketball player signed a scholarship to play for Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon.

April 22, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


Coach looks to put Hinesville on map

Ranked 36th in the world among women weightlifters in the 75+ kilogram weight class is not enough to satisfy Olympic weightlifter Jenna Bussard. She has loftier goals in mind.

April 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS freshman gets first homer in 13-0 win

Freshman Panther Dylan Connelly hit his first varsity homer and Chris Arnold hit his fourth this season as the Liberty County Panthers took five innings to put away Baldwin County 13-0 Saturday.

April 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Win an RV from Ga. State Park

ATLANTA - Just in time for sleeping-under-the-stars season, Georgia's State Parks are offering a chance to make outdoor getaways even more exciting.

April 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


McRae tapped for 2009 Adidas team

Liberty County High School junior basketball sensation, and soon-to-be Tennessee Volunteer, Jordan McRae, was selected to the 2009 Adidas National team.

April 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers take ‘ugly’ win at Burke

The first time Liberty County played against the Burke County Bears four weeks ago the Panthers came out on top with a 10-6 win. Friday night, the Panthers edged out a 3-point lead to win 15-12 in what baseball coach David Samuel said was not their best performance.

April 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


3,000 run in race against cancer

Residents from Liberty County were among an estimated 3,000 people who came out to run in the inaugural Savannah Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 1 mile walk and 5K run/walk at Telfair Square early Saturday.

April 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Clay-shoot aims at diabetes

Trying to raise funds during a recession is like trying to find a needle in a six-foot haystack.

April 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers, Tide lose, playoffs looming

Long County traveled to Jeff Davis and the Bradwell Tigers were in Jesup playing Wayne County Wednesday. Both squads came out on the losing end of the bats with the Blue Tide losing 17-7 and the Tigers falling 11-5.

April 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Blair, Johnson to play professional basketball

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball player Jordan Johnson and former Bradwell Institute player Jon Blair are headed to professional-basketball careers.

September 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers, Tigers set for home games on Friday

Liberty County welcomes the McIntosh County Academy Buccaneers to Donell Woods Stadium at 7:30 Friday night.

September 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Team Hot Spot tops Darien tournament again

Local angling team Hot Spot VI won the 2015 Captain Haps Bash on the Bluff tournament Aug. 21-22 in Darien.

September 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunters getting ready for Saturday’s dove-season openers

Georgia's dove season opens at noon Saturday.

September 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Plugging into the sunshine

The recent passage of the Solar Financing and Free Market Act of 2015 has paved the way for affordable access to solar energy for homeowners ...

September 01, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Business


Panthers keep Commissioners Cup

Liberty County High holds on to the Commissioners Cup one more year after beating Bradwell Institute 34-6 Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 28, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers, Panthers resume rivalry Friday

The annual football game between Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute is one of the most-anticipated games for local fans.

August 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA seeks to rebound vs. Briarwood

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will host the Briarwood Buccaneers at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

August 26, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Sports


BI gets first victory; drops region game

Bradwell Institute recorded its first win of the season Saturday, beating Jenkins County 12-3 during the Battle of the 'Boro softball tournament at Mill Creek ...

August 26, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Sports


New business aims to spread solar wealth

Editor's note: This is the first of two parts on the new available options for solar energy within Liberty County. Today, we look at ...

August 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


Bulloch Academy romps over FPCA, 37-0

Bulloch Academy dominated First Presbyterian Christian Academy in the season opener for both teams as the Gators handed the Highlanders a 37-0 defeat Friday night ...

August 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers’ home opener rained out

Bradwell Institute's Region 3-AAAAA opener was in the second inning Thursday in Hinesville when lightning delayed the game. It was soon called because of ...

August 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Physical exercise important; don't neglect mental stimulation

Being healthy is not just about the foods we eat and exercises we do to get our bodies physically fit. You can be at your ...

August 23, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Liberty County prison re-entry coalition meets with its clients

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition Inc., a newly formed nonprofit that will help released inmates transition back into society, met with a group of its ...

August 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


FPCA, Liberty fall in season openers

First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Liberty County High School both suffered losses in their first regular season football games.

August 21, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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