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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


Regular season nears end

Local basketball teams wrap up their regular seasons tonight. The Bradwell Institute Tigers are away at Johnson High School in Savannah and the Panthers host Richmond Hill for senior night.

February 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


AAU season kicks off with tryouts

Area middle schools have wrapped up their basketball seasons, but as one door closes another is swinging wide open. The AAU basketball season is about to begin.

February 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Burn victim making progress

A man, who was severely burned Jan. 8 as he tried to save his 2-month-old son's life during a house fire is undergoing several skin graft surgeries at the Augusta Burn Center, according to updates posted by family members on the hospital's www.caringbridge.org Web site.

February 10, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


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Former BI star hosting school rally

Former Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger basketball player Charmaine Clark will host a Back-to-School bash July 29-30.

July 24, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Verdict in film suit: $11M

The plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit against CSX Transportation and others were awarded $11.2 million by jurors Monday in State Court at the Chatham ...

July 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Real estate fraud allegations leveled at church leaders

Several former members of House of Prayer Christian Church, now called A Place of Prayer, allege that many high ranking church members and church founder ...

July 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Big names run youth basketball camp

Former high school basketball player Jordan Johnson held his first Dream Chasers Basketball Camp at the Liberty County YMCA Saturday.

July 15, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


McMillan may get start with Dolphins

According to Dolphins Wire writer Antwan Stanley, former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan may get a chance to start at that position for ...

July 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Foods that are worth a month of meals

If you had to eat the same meal for 30 days what would you choose?

July 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Suspect in bouncer’s death out of jail on bond

A murder suspect made bond this week while another murder suspect had his bond reduced and a convicted murderer requested a new trial.

July 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Cyclist struck on Shaw Road

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Shaw Road Monday night.

July 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Re-entry coalition looks to churches

Saying the foundation of a successful prison re-entry program lies at the foot of faith-based organizations, Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition Director Daisy Jones welcomed pastors ...

July 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Member says ‘My church is not a cult’

Cesar Vargas said he wants to set the record straight.

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Rotary celebrates 40th anniversary

Hinesville's Rotary club celebrated its 40th anniversary, inducted the 2017-18 board and acknowledged accomplishments of the past year at its annual induction meeting June ...

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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