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14U Rebels take first at Statesboro

The 14U Coastal Crew Rebels won first place at the Statesboro Boys and Girls Club Tournament last weekend under new head coach Rodney Davis.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Milton-Jones makes Olympics

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is heading out to California as the second time Olympian prepares to meet with the 2008 National team for training. The trip comes after she was among three players and a coach ejected from a WNBA game Tuesday night when the players and coaches from both teams cleared the benches to fight just 5 seconds before the game was scheduled to end.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Masonic Lodge donates to team

The Southeast Elite Track Team is competing at nationals this weekend among the nation's brightest and most talented athletes.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Guyton at Patriots training camp

Surviving the first series of cuts to date, former Bradwell Institute Tiger football player and Georgia Tech linebacker Gary Guyton headed north on July 15 as the New England Patriots prepare to launch a football training camp tomorrow.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


’Canes fall short against Warriors

Despite opening the game with a halfback option pass to a wide-open receiver for a touchdown, the Hinesville Hurricanes found themselves short of a victory in their second home game of the season on Saturday night.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


County working to fill L-HEMA vacancies

County administrators were busy working to fill two vacancies at the Liberty-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency during the heart of active hurricane season.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Liberty Fest biggest and best ever

A little rain on Friday night and hot temperatures on Saturday did not dampen the success and turnout of the 2008 Liberty Fest Weekend.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Teen Achievers give summer fun

Providing fun and activities to the young kids while teaching life skills and good morals to the teenagers is just a sample of what the Liberty County YMCA Teen Achievers Program is all about.

August 05, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Pettis wins AFL Ironman for second year in a row

Hinesville's very own Arena Football standout two-way player Will Pettis was once again tapped as the AFL's Ironman of the year. It is the second consecutive year he has received the league's most prestigious individual award given to its best all-around player.

August 05, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Football campers gear up

In high school, he played for Liberty County High School. In college, it was Valdosta State. When he headed off to the pros, he joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League. But if you were to ask Cedric Dickerson what part of football he enjoys the most, he would tell you it's the time he spends with children at his annual camp at the Liberty County Recreation Department.

August 05, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


JV Lady Tigers nab camp championship

Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers junior varsity basketball coach Dana King knows about having a winning team. His junior varsity squad went 17-0 last season. And for the second year in a row, the younger Tiger squad won the championship game at the 2008 AASU Lady Pirates Team Basketball Camp.

August 02, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


22 Hammerheads will head to state

Susan Baker and the Liberty County Recreation Department swim team, the Hammerheads, started this season hoping to at least place well at districts and send three swimmers to state. When she received the list after the district meet and started to count how many of her swimmers qualified she said she was in shock.

August 02, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


’Canes face Warriors

The Hurricanes will storm the home field at 7 p.m. Saturday at Long Bell Stadium to host the South Georgia Warriors. 'Canes head coach James Sharp said the match-up is a good opportunity for his team to nab its first win at home.

August 02, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCRD taekwondo center athlete wins gold medal

A team member from the Liberty County Recreation Department's Taekwondo Sports Center competed in the 2008 Junior National Olympics in Detroit the first weekend of July.

July 31, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Missing dog found five years later

It was a family reunion five years in the making. On Saturday morning Rocko, a five-year-old Beagle, was reunited with family members after he went missing from their Queens, N.Y., home when he was just a puppy. Somehow, Rocko made his way to Liberty County.

July 31, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


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Golden Corral back on the market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor's sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Panther player to play in East/West All-Star game

Liberty County High School's Walker Franklin was one of two players chosen to play quarterback for the Georgia Sports Alliance East vs. West All-Star High School Senior Football game.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty splits with MCA

Liberty County High School's basketball teams split home games against McIntosh County Academy last Saturday.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Nine Panthers receive all-region recognition

Nine Liberty County High School football players were selected to the 2014 All-Region 3-AAAA Team, according to LCHS offensive coordinator Ryan Glazer.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Inaugural Tiger Run helps Bradwell track team

Saturday's cold morning didn't stop more than 100 people from running the inaugural Tiger Run 5K benefiting the Bradwell Institute track team.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Plant's employees go all out for Toys4Tots

Employees at Riceboro based SNF Floquip got into the competitive spirit of giving by collecting 331 toys for the Liberty County Toys4Tots program.

December 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Lady Tigers forge four-game win streak

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger basketball team is on a four-game winning streak.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA Highlanders make it four in a row

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team made it look easy during Tuesday night's home basketball game against Appling Christian.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Emotions run deep during Liberty HoF inductions

The Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, representing the Class of 2014, shared memories during their induction Thursday night. Club Stewart hosted the ceremony when four former local athletes were honored and praised.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlander swimmers going to state

Four First Presbyterian Christian Academy swimmers qualified for the state meet after placing well at several meets throughout the swim season this year, according to first-year swim coach Jonnie Larson.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Golden Corral temporarily closed

The Golden Corral restaurant on Oglethorpe Highway is closed but, according to vice president of operations Bob Heyward, that is temporary.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


FPCA boys have strong start

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team is off to a 3-0 start this season.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty teams split home games with Statesboro

Liberty County won one and lost one when the teams hosted Statesboro on Saturday.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI teams split region games

The Bradwell Institute basketball teams dropped their first Region 3-AAAAA of the season Tuesday at Effingham County, but bounced back to beat South Effingham in their second region games Friday at home.

December 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty teams falls at Richmond Hill

The Liberty County High School basketball teams were swept at Richmond Hill on Tuesday.

December 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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