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Highlanders wallop Praise Academy

After a lopsided 94-28 win against Praise Academy on Thursday night at South Georgia College, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders advanced to face Terrell yesterday afternoon in their quest for a third state title.

February 22, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Local teams win region championships

In Savannah the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers edged out a 56-50 win against staunch rival Beach High to earn the region 3-AAAAA championship trophy.

February 20, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Tigers moving up

Bradwell's Lady Tigers advanced to the semi-finals Wednesday with a 67-31 Region 3-AAAAA playoff victory over the Jenkins High Lady Warriors at Camden County High School.

February 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady ’Landers win first state game

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Lady Highlanders are a step closer to a state title after defeating Dawson Street Christian School in the first Georgia Independent School Association Class A state game Wednesday at South Georgia College.

February 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Crusader on 2011 watch list

After winning their seventh straight state basketball title, the Crusaders at Faith Baptist know a thing or two about team work. The small, private school in Ludowici developed a wealth a talent on the court. They are receiving attention from college scouts and recruiters due, in part, to up-and-coming Crusader standout Jaquez Motley.

February 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports Wrtier | Sports


Crusaders defeat St. Paul

Fresh from their seventh state title in the Georgia Christian Athletic Association Class A Region, the Faith Baptist Crusaders took a 65-59 win against St. Paul on Tuesday night. The squad is preparing for the upcoming National Association of Christian Athletes Tournament in Tennessee.

February 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Murder trial postponed, not reset yet

Tuesday morning's jury trial for suspected killer Richard Earl Geiger was postponed until a future date. Geiger's public defender, Brett Williams, had to leave the court room when he received notification of a family health issue. Geiger allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Rosie L. Smith, to death after a domestic dispute and reportedly hid her body in the closet of her Raintree Apartments home in March 2007. There are more details about this story in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

February 17, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


BI girls perfect in region

Bradwell Institute wrapped up its regular season Saturday after snow forced them to delay their game at Sol C. Johnson High for one night. The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Atomsmashers 59-34. The Tiger boys battled in another close game, but came up two layups short and lost 64-60.

February 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Highlander boys, girls win region

The Highlanders reigned supreme at the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-A tournament, taking the region crown in the boys and girls divisions.

February 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Faith Baptist nabs seventh title

Long County saw some serious celebrations Saturday when Faith Baptist earned its seventh Georgia Christian Athletic Association AA state title. The Crusaders beat Hampton's Bible Baptist 85-53.

February 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Bradwell gearing up for new track season

The temperature might be dropping, but student runners are feeling the heat. The Bradwell Institute Tigers hit the pavement running, hurdling, throwing and leaping into the upcoming track season.

February 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Tiger teams welcome new soccer coaches

After five years of coaching the boys and girls soccer teams at Bradwell Institute, Greg Cooke will hand over the program to newly hired coach Tommy Oglesby and assistant football coach Adam Bryie. Cook has accepted a position on Fort Stewart as a school liaison officer.

February 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Panthers maul Wildcats

As rain turned to snow outside the Liberty County High School gym on Friday night, the Panthers turned the Wildcats on their tails. LCHS toppled the Richmond Hill squads 59-50 and 65-56, giving the Liberty girls and boys victories, respectively.

February 15, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Daffron named Telfair head coach

After spending the past four years as an assistant football coach for the Liberty County Panthers, Jeff Daffron will soon take over as the new head football coach for the Telfair County High Trojans.

February 15, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


One down, one to go for FPCA

As expected, the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-A title will be decided Monday with the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders facing area rival Bethesda.

February 15, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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It’s time to break out the cow pajama onesies

The grand opening of the Hinesville Chick-fil-A will be tomorrow at 6:30 a.m.

June 28, 2017 | By Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | LIBERTY LIFE


Tempers flare during, after meeting

A June 21 meeting billed as a town hall for former members of the House of Prayer Christian Church nearly led to fistfights as tempers ...

June 28, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Realty off the ‘off-limits’ list

The local real estate company Elaine Boggs Realty Group LLC is off the Army's off-limits list.

June 26, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Search is on for burglar suspect

The Long County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they believe is tied to a series of home invasions and burglaries.

June 23, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bond set in matricide case

Bond was set Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the man accused of fatally shooting his mother March 3 as they returned from Savannah.

June 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Alleged child rapist pleads not guilty

A man charged with raping and sodomizing a young girl over a 20-month period pleaded not guilty Monday in court.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Veterans United gives $50,000 to nonprofits

The Hinesville Branch of Veterans United Home Loans surprised five local non-profits this past week as they distributed checks for $10,000 to each organization.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Lovelady on all-star team

Former Liberty County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy left-handed pitcher Richard Lovelady has been selected for the Carolina League Northern Division All-Star Team.

June 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Green thumb?

You may recall a story I wrote a year ago about trying to grow some of my own food. I started with two bell pepper ...

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Church draws focus of activist

Bobby Worthy apparently isn't one to keep quiet if he thinks civil liberties are being violated.

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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