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Panthers bounce Washington Co., 80-52

"Air" Jordan McRae pumped in 36 points and future Hurricane Rion Brown stormed in 21 to help the Liberty County Panthers win 80-52 at home against Washington County in the region opener Friday night.

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Highlanders hit 40 straight wins

Riding the winning train, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders have yet to make their first stop. Their 40th straight win was over Robert Toombs Christian Academy, 70-41, on day one of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament in Lyons County Friday.

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


St. James doles out Christmas cheer

Christmas came early for children from the St. James Community Church after-school program, Gabriel House and the Holmestown community. On Wednesday evening at the St. James Sports Center, families were treated to a holiday meal and children received gifts.

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Shopping for outdoor enthusiasts simplified

Looking for the perfect gift for the mighty hunter or fisherman in the family can be tedious. Would a new hunting rifle be better than a new rod and reel set? Is a GPS the obvious choice for out-of-town hunting expeditions?

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


FPCA earns 39th win

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders are looking for wins 40 and 41 this weekend at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament. The boys 39th win came Tuesday night with a lopsided 117-34 victory against Providence Christian.

December 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Panthers prep for region games

The Liberty County Lady Panthers defeated the Long County Lady Tide 60-22 on Friday, and downed the McIntosh Academy Lady Buccaneers 62-51 on Saturday. However, the back-to-back wins also cost the Panthers two players. Senior Miata Askew suffered a knee injury Friday and sophomore Diamone Johnson was hurt Saturday.

December 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Undefeated Panthers prep for region game

Taking a 53-41 win Saturday against McIntosh Academy at home, the Liberty County Panthers held onto a 9-0 winning streak as they prepared to play their first region game, hosting Washington County Friday night.

December 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Ex-Rebel three-time rookie of the week

Former Richmond Hill Wildcat and AAU St. James Coastal Crew Rebel Chakiris Moss earned his third rookie of the week award from the Greensboro College Pride men's basketball team Dec. 7. The news was posted on The Pride's athletic Web site.

December 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Rivalries live on

Two separate games pitting Liberty County players against friendly foes from Long County yielded spectacular contests for the crowds as Liberty County edged out a 71-68 win against visiting Long County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy took its 38th straight victory against Faith Baptist of Ludowici, 89-75.

December 14, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Panthers take round 2 from Long Lady Blue tide

Outscoring the visiting team from the start, the Liberty County Lady Panthers defeated the Long County Lady Tide 60-22 in their second match of the season Friday night in Flemington.

December 14, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


BI girls get second region win

Bradwell Institute's Lady Tigers ran away with a victory against the Lady Jenkins Warriors Friday night at home, easily downing the visitors 70-35.

December 14, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Hall of Fame inducts five new athletes

Guest speaker/comedian Wayne Ates had the crowd roaring with laughter Thursday night at the 2009 Liberty County Sports Hall of Fame banquet at Club Stewart. Gary Guyton, Ronnie Brett, Delano Little, Cedric Dickerson and J. Don Martin were officially inducted during the celebration.

December 14, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Faith Baptist in hunt for 7th state title in row

Jaquez Motley leapt, tossed and dunked his way to 30 points to lead the Faith Baptist Crusaders to a 95-43 win over visiting Bible Baptist Tuesday night in Ludowici.

December 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Panthers 7-0, down Beach

Liberty County High School boys varsity basketball team continues its winning streak, improving to 7-0 with a defeat of Beach High in Savannah. 68-53.

December 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Sheriff has surgery Thursday

Liberty County Sheriff J. Don Martin was scheduled to undergo leg surgery Thursday afternoon, according to an update posted by his wife on the Memorial Health University Medical Center's CaringBridge.org Web site.

December 11, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


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Reward offered in shooting death of horse

The founder of Second Chances Equine Rescue is determined to find out what happened to her beloved gelding, Sebastian.

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


School board fracas continues

A dispute between members of the Liberty County Board of Education has gone to social media and beyond, with allegations having been lodged with the ...

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bond reduced in sex assault case

Former Long County High School Assistant Band Director Michael Loredo had his bond reduced to $35,000 on Thursday during a hearing before Long County ...

February 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Tensions rise at BOE meeting surrounding legal matters

Things got heated at a special meeting of the Liberty County Board of Education Tuesday at 4 p.m. and the controversy carried over into ...

February 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | News


Search over for missing teen

UPDATE: According to Jack Graves Sr., Gwendolyn Bugg's grandfather, the young girl was found and is safe back home.

February 15, 2017 | Patty Leon | News


'Hatchet man of Hinesville' arrested again

Five months after being released from a 20 year prison sentence on an assault conviction, Calvin Leon Nelson was arrested this week in Long County ...

February 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Flipping out over Filipino

I was pleasantly surprised the other day driving into work.

February 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Ameris Bank says there was no impropriety in bid process

James Rogers, market president of Ameris Bank in Hinesville, said the bank obeyed the letter of the law and Liberty County School Board policy when ...

February 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Re-entry group needs more housing

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition is seeking reentry housing partners to help them serve recently released and paroled prisoners who return to the Liberty County ...

February 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Authorities find missing man

UPDATE: Larry "Tony" Thompson has been located unharmed. He is safe and back with family.

February 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Police get boy out of tree

Showing there is much more to their jobs than just chasing bad guys, Hinesville Police Officers rescued a young boy stuck in a tree Thursday ...

February 02, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Police seek suspects in troubling case

The Hinesville Police Department is seeking out the suspect or suspects responsible for entering and vandalizing the vehicle of a Hinesville man Sunday.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Family coping with loss of pet killed by pit bulls

The holidays were all but ruined for Marvis Robinson and her family.

February 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Convicted killer to be sentencing in a month

The man who shot and killed aspiring Macon area rap artist Markese "Pain City" Mahone was found guilty of murder and criminal attempt to commit ...

January 30, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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