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Panther tees up for Shorter

Ben Floyd will be hitting the links in Rome as the senior penned his name to a scholarship to become an Eagle and play golf at Shorter College Friday morning.

March 22, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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


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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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