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Tigers face Johnson in final home game

The Bradwell Institute Tigers have a big night ahead as they host Johnson at Olvey Field.

October 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Former Tiger plays Tebow

For a college scouting team, it's usually all guts, no glory. But this weekend, one former Bradwell Tiger will get a moment in the spotlight as he plays the part of Tim Tebow to help the Bulldogs prepare for their game against the Florida Gators tomorrow in Jacksonville.

October 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Liberty taekwondo center places well in championships

During the 2009 Liberty Sport Taekwondo Championship Tournament on Saturday at the Shuman Center, the hometown LCRD squad placed well in forms and sparring.

October 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA falls in state finals

First Presbyterian Christian Academy varsity boys soccer team made it to the state finals for the first time in the program's three-year history, but the Highlanders came up a few goals short. FPCA lost 4-1 to Oak Mountain Academy on Saturday in Macon.

October 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Rapper signs contract with label

Born and raised in Midway, James Barrett was a regular student at Liberty County High School when someone told him he had a gift for poetry and asked if he ever considered rapping.

October 26, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Cats claw dogs, 41-14

The Bradwell Tigers knew the Beach High Bulldogs had ace athletes, especially Simon Heyward. Anticipating the wildcat play and the versatility of the Dogs' run/pass offense, Tiger coach Jim Walsh and his team turned the tables on the Savannah squad and did something unexpected. They passed the ball and spread the run to more than just Sheldon Barnes. The Tigers added another victory to stay in playoff contention, defeating the Bulldogs 41-14 at home Friday for homecoming.

October 26, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Taekwondo tournament draws crowd

More than 100 participants and spectators filled the Shuman Center Saturday for the 2009 Liberty Taekwondo Championships. Competitors from 5 years old to those in their mid-thirties displayed their forms and fighting skills, competing for the honor of the Dojo's Masters.

October 26, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI marks homecoming

Bradwell Institute will crown its homecoming queen on the football field tonight, but the Tigers are really looking for crowning a victory. They're hosting the Beach High Bulldogs. After defeating the Savannah High Blue Jackets at home last week, 50-0, the Tigers will count on their defense to stop the Bulldogs - specifically, Simon Heyward.

October 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers look to take region’s No. 2 spot

"The game is a big game for us and a big game for our program," Panther head coach Kirk Warner said of tonight's match-up against Baldwin Braves at Donell Woods Stadium. "We have not had that big signature win for our program and I think Baldwin would be that win."

October 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA to play for state championship

It came down to a penalty kick in the second half, but the Highlanders of First Presbyterian Christian Academy eked out a 1-0 victory over Community Christian in the state semi-finals, sending them to the championship game tomorrow in Macon.

October 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tour explores area's legends, mysteries

Tour the mysterious and the historic at the annual Midway Tales and Legends walking tour Saturday.

October 23, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Things to Do


Humane shelter vandalized

As if caring for, feeding and adopting out homeless animals weren't enough, the staff of the Liberty Humane Shelter had the added task of cleaning freshly painted graffiti off one of their buildings Monday morning.

October 21, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Hurricanes celebrate reading with students

They played their hearts out all season, earning the conference championship trophy for the Southeast Division of the Southeastern American Football League. On Thursday, the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team celebrated another championship win when they visited with students from Reyna Reinhard's Liberty Elementary School accelerated reading class after the kids reached their reading goals.

October 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA soccer team in final four

First Presbyterian appears to be headed toward another state ring. This time, however, it's not for basketball. The Highlanders boys soccer team beat out LaGrange at home Saturday, 5-4, to earn a spot at the final four.

October 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


USBC Senior Tournament under way

The Fort Stewart United States Bowling Congress Association launched its Georgia State USBC Senior Bowling Tournament over the weekend at Marne Lanes with a ceremony, according to Ivey Sarvis, vice president and publicity chairman of the Fort Stewart USBC Bowling Association.

October 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Hinesville Pizza Hut robbery suspect is denied bond

A 29-year-old Hinesville man was denied bond Monday in Magistrate Court in connection with the Saturday armed robbery of a local Pizza Hut.

June 28, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Airport lounge honors Stewart's first black pilot

Community leaders, family and friends gathered Monday at MidCoast Regional Airport to dedicate a new pilots' lounge in honor of Louis L. Duvernay.

June 27, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Track star: Graduation, training for Olympic trials ‘out-of-mind...’ time

Editor's note: A brief about Quintunya Chapman preparing for the Olympic trials ran in the June 22 edition of the Coastal Courier. Because of ...

June 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Robber apprehended after high speed chase

An alleged armed robber was apprehended after a high-speed chase wound through Hinesville Saturday just before noon.

June 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


The dog days of summer

There is no doubt that summer has arrived. The temperature outside is blazing, the kids are out of school, and the pool parties, beach trips ...

June 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


McRae’s rollercoaster leads to ring

Fighting what seemed to be insurmountable odds, former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae is basking in the glory of playing in the NBA and ...

June 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers working on passing game

Whistles shrilled out across the track field at Bradwell Institute as the Tiger football team conducted summer conditioning activities last week.

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers are senior-heavy

Pumping iron, running sprints and hitting the tackle blocks is what the Liberty County football team has kept busy with throughout the spring. For the ...

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lovelady in the big leagues

Anticipation erupted into shrieks of joy and excitement at the Hinesville home of former Liberty County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady.

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae gets time in Finals game 3

Former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae got his first few minutes on the hardwood during game 3 of the NBA Finals for ...

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Camp focuses on basics, fun

Bradwell Institute's football coaches and a few Tiger players spent the week having a little fun with aspiring players at the Liberty County Recreation ...

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Volunteers prep players

"Pick those feet up. Come on, now knees up," William Roberts yelled as he led a group of kids through a football drill Tuesday evening.

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hazards of hot cheese can’t cool lust for juicy Lucy

Here is an important safety message for anyone about to chow down on pizza, pasta or any other food that might be topped with cheese.

June 08, 2016 | Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | Food


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