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Tigers add new running backs coach

After spending three years with the McIntosh Academy Buccaneers, Barry Hoover traded his eye patch for a set of cat claws when he became the new Bradwell Tigers running backs coach.

August 03, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Campers explore Army post

Every year the Masonic Home of Georgia, which is in Macon, sponsors a summer camp program for children at their Shellman's Bluff campsite. This year, nearly 20 lucky campers got an added treat when they were given a complete tour of Fort Stewart a few weeks ago.

August 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Johnson signs with Bengals

Two weeks ago he was running drills and teaching the children at the Liberty County Recreation Department the fundamentals of football.

July 31, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers first home game moved to Olvey

The Liberty County Panthers first home game this season at Donell Woods Stadium has been changed to Sept. 11, to allow sufficient time for sod on new engineered soil to take root.

July 31, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


A field of dreams

It appears the new engineered soil and sod field for Liberty County High School's Donell Woods Stadium is right on track. The project was to be completed in mid July. With the recent rains the job was set back temporarily but the new sod is down with four weeks to set before the Panthers' home opener on Aug. 28 against McIntosh Academy. Attempts to get comments from school officials Tuesday were unsuccessful.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


'Canes take another

Showing no signs of slowing, the Hinesville Hurricanes barreled across Myrtle Beach Saturday night, defeating the South Carolina Predators 20-8, according to head coach James Sharp.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Anchor runner headed to Belmont Abbey College

Lekeyia Legare spent only one season with the AAU We Run It Track Club in the summer, but her ability to take the anchor leg of the 400x100-meter relay caught the attention of Bill Hodge the new head track coach for Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Cheerleaders drum up interest

From a simple front somersault to a hitch pyramid, competitive cheerleading requires physical strength, flexibility and focus. Being involved in cheerleading for 40 years, Linda Purnell said it's time the boys and girls of Liberty County get their opportunity to compete in the sport that has taught her some important life lessons.

July 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Bears search parks for food

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Bears in Georgia, a more common sight in spring and summer, sometimes find themselves in unfortunate circumstances in the pursuit of an "easy" meal. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, there have been at least four North Georgia bears with their heads caught in a variety of objects in recent years - from a tin milk can to a plastic pickle bucket.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Local agencies hellp U.S. marshals in sweep

Members of the Liberty County Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office assisted the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in a succesful raid under operation Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. The operation led to the arrests of 326 people in the region, 1,927 statewide and 190 nationally during the second week of July.

July 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Football season approaching

While Aug. 6 signals the start of the new school year, diehard football fans probably have Aug. 1 marked on their calendars. The day marks the official start of football practice as allowed in the bylaws of the Georgia High School Association. It marks the start of two-a-day practices, football helmets, shoulder pads, tackling drills, offensive drills and defensive strategies.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kids splash away last days of summer

With school starting in two weeks, children and adults alike are trying to get in a few last splashes of summer fun at Stafford Park pool. The kiddie pool teemed with toddlers and their parents on Wednesday and the bigger kids showed off their diving skills, performing dives, flips and somersaults.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hurricanes kill Assassins, 11-0

Even after a 4th of July break and a string of road games, the strength of the Hinesville Hurricanes hasn't diminished to tropical storm status. The 'Canes maintained their intensity and blew away the Low Country Assassins, 11-0, on Saturday night at Long Bell Stadium.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


17U Rebels prep for showcase, nationals

After placing 12th out of 248 teams in last year's AAU National Tournament, the St. James Coastal Crew 17U Rebels were selected to participate in the 2009 Super Showcase, which precedes this year's national tournament in Orlando, Fla.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Advocate lends support to crime victims

Name: Samantha Ashdown

July 22, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | About People


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Lady Panthers win on buzzer beater

Bradwell Institute's basketball teams were in Camden County Monday and Tuesday for the first round of the Region 3-AAAAA tournament. Liberty County High School ...

February 10, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Suns give McRae 10 more days

According to a Phoenix Suns news release, Jordan McRae has signed an additional 10-day contract to stay with the NBA team.

February 10, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Ex-Panther excelling

Former Liberty County multi-sport athlete Courtney Rhodes is excelling in track at the University of the Cumberlands.

February 10, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders expect strong arms, season

The Highlanders rocked Region 2-AA last year, finishing at 7-3 and 12-7-1 overall for the season. And First Presbyterian Christian Academy looks ready for another ...

February 10, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Second Chances rescues horses — and people

After serving in the Air Force and spending 20 years outside the country, Andrea Doolittle returned home to Gum Branch and reignited a passion she ...

February 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


LeCounte, Echols named Players of the Year

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte and Bradwell Institute player Luther Echols were named the 2016 Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier Players of the Year ...

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Four Panthers sign to play college ball

Liberty County football players Calvin Holmes, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Martial Washington signed letters of intent to play football at college Wednesday morning during ...

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers sweep Phoenix, have playoff bye

Liberty County wrapped up the regular season Friday, sweeping New Hampstead and honoring seniors.

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Four Liberty County Panthers pen on National Signing Day

Liberty County football players Calvin Holmes, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Martial Washington signed letters of intent to play football at the college level Wednesday ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers finish season; regional tourney next week

Bradwell Institute was scheduled to host Statesboro Tuesday evening to wrap up the regular season. The final scores from Tuesday's Region 3-AAAAA games were ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders topple Knights

Jumping out to a 33-12 lead in the first quarter, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys sailed to an easy 97-32 win at home Saturday.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers returning last year’s pitching rotation

Liberty County finished last baseball season 14-9 overall and 6-4 in Region 3-AAAA, according to maxpreps.com. The record propelled the Panthers into the first ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Diamond Tigers are young, junior-heavy

Bradwell Institute will have a junior-heavy baseball team this season, according to coach Jeff Polk.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


One-stop safisfaction at Taste of Liberty

Last Friday, I attended the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and Taste of Liberty awards at the request of my boss and co-workers.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


Liberty’s McRae impresses in NBA debut

This past week was a whirlwind experience for former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae.

February 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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