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Inaugural All-Star soccer tournament featured local players

Over the weekend, the area's most talented soccer players were brought together for an inaugural All-Star Soccer Tournament in Savannah's Daffin Park. Among the selected All-Stars were three Liberty County High School Panther players and four Bradwell Institute Tigers.

May 26, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lakeside, Evans knocks out Wayne County

It's down to the final two, but despite a 29-3 overall and 10-2 Region 2-AAAA record, the Wayne County Yellow Jackets will not play for the state championship.

May 26, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Panthers put 10 on All-Region

Six Panther baseball players and four Panther soccer players were named to their respective All-Region teams, according to their coaches.

May 24, 2010 | Patty Leon Spirts writer | Sports


Yellow Jackets play Final Four game Monday in Jesup

Most area schools have been eliminated from the baseball playoffs and are winding down their school year, but the players on Wayne County's baseball team have traded in their caps and gowns for jerseys and cleats as they host Lakeside, Evans in the final four on Monday.

May 24, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


EGC Bobcats bag Baggs

After spending his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons playing on the hardwood at Liberty County High School, Lazaruss Baggs spent his senior year on the Long County Blue Tide's basketball court. And on Wednesday afternoon, Baggs made one more move, trading in his Tide jersey for an East Georgia College uniform.

May 21, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Highlanders move up a classification

Much like the public school region re-alignments announced in December, the Georgia Independent School Association recently reviewed the schools they govern and re-classified regions based on enrollment numbers and locations. The move shifted the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders from Region 2-A to Region 2-AA for sports like basketball, baseball, golf, literary, tennis and track.

May 21, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Mud as the great motivator

On Saturday, area residents rode hogs through town. On Tuesday afternoon, two educators took a dip in a mud bath. And it's all in the name of charity.

May 20, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | COASTAL LIVING


Brown to battle as Viking

As a Highlander for First Presbyterian Christian Academy, Mike Brown ruled the hardwood and helped his squad earn three state rings during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. The lanky 6-foot, 3-inch athlete averaged 12.2 points per game his senior year, using his lightning speed and accuracy to come through time and time again in critical moments.

May 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports wrtier | Sports


LCHS’s Bennett tops in state discus

One week after Lady Panther Jana Jones earned a first-place finish at the girls state track meet, Panther AJ Bennett accomplished the same, taking first place with a discus toss of 184 feet, 4 inches.

May 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Tigers, Panthers finish spring training

Football season officially opens in August, but the Bradwell Tigers and the Liberty County Panthers wasted no time looking for players and getting them in shape during a 10-day spring training, which wrapped Friday afternoon.

May 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Rebels take floor in Bluffton

The St. James 16U Coastal Crew Rebels played in Bluffton this weekend, polishing their skills on the hardwood for this summer's AAU National Tournament in Orlando, Fla. The boys qualified for nationals after winning the Easter Classic. The organization needs sponsors. For more information, call coach Darryl McCray at 492-6120 or Rebels' founder Ernie Walthour at 980-4559.

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Sports


RH resident is new area prosecutor

May 17, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Jones No. 1 in state track

Beating her opponent by a whopping 8.2 inches, Lady Panther discus thrower Jana Jones earned the state crown at the girls state track meet last weekend in Albany.

May 14, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Herschel Walker recalls twists, turns of athletic career

It may surprise many to know that former University of Georgia football star Herschel Walker chose college versus a military career by simply flipping a coin. Speaking to an audience Thursday morning at Fort Stewart's Main Chapel, the Heisman Trophy winner admitted he didn't want to go to UGA at all - at first.

May 14, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Four Panthers qualify for national meet

Four Liberty County Panther weightlifters recently qualified for the USA Weightlifting School-age National Competition this summer in Foster City, Calif.

May 14, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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School leaders want to partner with public

The public got a chance to learn about the Liberty County School System during a community forum Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

February 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Education


Hinesville kids treated to screening of 'Black Panther'

Around 340 kids were treated to a special screening of the new Marvel comic movie, "Black Panther."

February 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


HPD investigating potential threat at Bradwell

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a possible threat aimed at Bradwell Institute. According to HPD there was an allegation of a potential threat to ...

February 20, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville police chief retiring

After more than three decades of public service, Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier has submitted his retirement papers to city officials.

February 17, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County High School was under a “soft” lockdown

UPDATE: As of 12:30 p.m. the school is no longer on lockdown.

February 16, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Stagmeier retires

After 25 years of public service, Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier has submitted his retirement papers to city officials.

February 15, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Flu continues grip on Georgia, nation

There has been a steady spike of flu related deaths in the state.

February 14, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Good news for Liberty County

A change in the 2020 Census could lead to significant benefits for Liberty County.

February 10, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County's Enrika Tolbert signs to throw discus at Neosha CC

Liberty County High School's top discus thrower, Enrika Tolbert, will be taking his talents to Neosho Community College in Kansas.

February 10, 2018 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gill Park near Fleming opened Friday

A ribbon cutting Friday marked the opening of the first phase of Gill Park near Fleming.

February 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County's Walthour signs with UGA

Liberty County High School football player Tramel Walthour signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning to play football for the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

February 09, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


City council gets update on projects

Representatives from P.C. Simonton and Associates gave an informational overview of construction in the city during Thursday's regular council meeting.

February 08, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty Emergency Management Agency wants you to be ready for the worst (weather)

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Prepare for bad weather

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Vehicle clips school bus

A truck clipped the front end of a Liberty County School bus this morning on Islands highway and Brigdon Road.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


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