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Racer on the right track

Red light: Rev up the engine and feel the entire car tremble. Yellow light: Grip the steering wheel in anticipation. Green light: Explode through an eighth of a mile stretch in a blur.

April 13, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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


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Date set for Reese tribunal hearing

Former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese will have a tribunal hearing in April.

March 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


Aloha, Island Cafe

On a recent stroll around the Farmers Market, I glanced over at what used to be one of my favorite stops, Uncommon Grounds.

March 23, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Man gets life for death of aspiring Macon rapper

The man convicted of killing aspiring Macon-area rapper Markese "Pain City" Mahone was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge ...

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Bond set for man accused of killing teen

The man accused of killing teen Clyde Austin Weeks was in court Monday for a bond hearing.

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Community mourns passing of 911 director

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown called Tom Wahl one of the most knowledgeable 911 directors in the state and a man who had a lasting ...

March 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Reward upped for info on Long crimes

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people targeting the elderly in Long County has increased from $700 to $4,000.

March 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Former schools financial chief still getting benefits, according to LCSS

Despite his lawyer's claims to the contrary, former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is still receiving benefits, according to LCSS ...

March 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Elderly targeted in Long County crimes

The Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office are working to bring an end to a rash of incidents reportedly targeting the ...

March 14, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'Hatchet man' back in court this week

The man who earned the nickname the Hatchet Man for attacking a woman with a hatchet in 1996 is expected back in court Thursday, according ...

March 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Decision to pay Lee done under advisement

The decision to pay outgoing Liberty County School Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee a year's salary after her contract expires, was made by the Board ...

March 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


Went for steaks, stayed for the chocolate

Yep, I did my civic duty Saturday and participated in the test run and employee training for the new Hinesville LongHorn Steakhouse.

March 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


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