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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


Kiss-A-Pig contestants ham it up

Looking to stop America's "silent killer" with the help of the community's youth, the American Diabetes Association officially launched its 2010 Kiss-A-Pig campaign Saturday at Rousakis Plaza on Savannah's River Street.

March 10, 2010 | Patty Leon Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


Panthers win one, tie one

The Panthers' soccer season is moving in the right direction. The boys won two consecutive region victories and tied for a non-region game, and the girls won their last three games.

March 10, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Raiders stop the Tigers’ run

The Bradwell Institute girls basketball game Saturday was a disappointing end to a bright season for Lady Tiger seniors Seandre Lee, Camille Jackson and Kiara McNeely. They were hoping to bring home a class AAAAA state title, but were stopped by Redan, who beat the Hinesville team 71-50 in the Elite Eight at Fort Valley State.

March 10, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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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


McRae gets first NBA starts

With Kyrie Irving nursing a hamstring injury, former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae had his first two NBA starts for the Cleveland ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


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