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Panthers drop Bears in 5

The season's third game against the Burke County Bears turned out to be the charm as the Liberty County Panthers finished the Bears 10-0 in 5 innings Thursday.

May 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers live up to full potential

"Finally," Tiger baseball coach Rhett Hellgren said after his Tigers' squad came from behind twice in Tuesday's game against Groves. "It was a complete team effort and they played the way I always knew they could."

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers clinch spot at state, take down Bulldogs with homers (5-3)

It took Hank Aaron hitting some homers to send the Liberty County Panthers to a state bid. OK, so it was Henry (Hank) Barrett and Aaron Pringle, as well as a another homer from Chris Arnold to keep the Panthers ahead by 2 (5-3) to defeat the Thomson High Bulldogs of the northern sub region for 3-AAA.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers drop Bears in 5

The season's third game against the Burke County Bears turned out to be the charm as the Liberty County Panthers finished the Bears 10-0 in 5 innings Thursday.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Waycross Firebirds seek vengeance on Hurricanes

The last time James Cox coached and played for a semi-pro football team from Waycross (2000-2001) things were a little rough.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


More arrests at local hotels as MACE sweeps the area

After a string of arrests, some related to prostitution, during a March 28 raid at the San's Inn hotel, the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Commander Al Cato said surrounding hotels are cooperating to clean up their businesses.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Arrest breaks burglary operation

Glynn County deputies arrested Deddrick Jackson of McIntosh County Sunday night and Hinesville Police have since said he is responsible for a string of business burglaries and car heists up and down the Georgia coast.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Guyton signs two year free agency contract with Patriots

Hinesville native and former Bradwell Tiger and Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket, Gary Guyton, has signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent.

May 15, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Men Tigers takeregional track title, second year in a row

The Bradwell Tigers' men track team ran, jumped and threw their way to a region 3-AAAAA title, making it the second year in a row the men came out as top cats at the regional track meet at Savannah State University last week.

May 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Shots draw charges on teen

A shootout at the Crossroads Shopping Center Saturday afternoon has led to the arrest of a man who may also have ties to the recent nighttime shootings in a residential area.

May 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Men Panthers claw out a region championship

What a big difference a year makes, especially for the Panthers track team. A team that barely placed for a spot in the 3-AAA regionals last year came back this year with a vengeance, sweeping the regional trophy away from their main rival, the Burke County Bears.

May 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets take the 7th for win over Panthers

The Liberty County Panthers gave up a 5-4 lead in the 7th inning Saturday against the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets, letting the Jackets come ahead by one and take the game 5-6, even with the Jackets facing 2 outs.

May 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Pirates dominate Panthers on senior night

The black and gold balloons lined the stands and posters were pinned up at the concessions stand as the Liberty County Panthers went into their last home game of the season Thursday night against the McIntosh County Academy Pirates.

May 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Still in fourth place, Tigers drop last 2 games

The Bradwell Tigers lost two back-to-back games Thursday against Pierce and Friday against regional rival Jenkins.

May 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


HPD hopes to close down burglary ring

Search warrants were served last week and Hinesville Police hope to start making arrests for a string of more than 40 residential and business burglaries in April.

May 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


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Golden Corral back on the market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor's sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Panther player to play in East/West All-Star game

Liberty County High School's Walker Franklin was one of two players chosen to play quarterback for the Georgia Sports Alliance East vs. West All-Star High School Senior Football game.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty splits with MCA

Liberty County High School's basketball teams split home games against McIntosh County Academy last Saturday.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Nine Panthers receive all-region recognition

Nine Liberty County High School football players were selected to the 2014 All-Region 3-AAAA Team, according to LCHS offensive coordinator Ryan Glazer.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Inaugural Tiger Run helps Bradwell track team

Saturday's cold morning didn't stop more than 100 people from running the inaugural Tiger Run 5K benefiting the Bradwell Institute track team.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Plant's employees go all out for Toys4Tots

Employees at Riceboro based SNF Floquip got into the competitive spirit of giving by collecting 331 toys for the Liberty County Toys4Tots program.

December 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Lady Tigers forge four-game win streak

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger basketball team is on a four-game winning streak.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA Highlanders make it four in a row

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team made it look easy during Tuesday night's home basketball game against Appling Christian.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Emotions run deep during Liberty HoF inductions

The Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, representing the Class of 2014, shared memories during their induction Thursday night. Club Stewart hosted the ceremony when four former local athletes were honored and praised.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlander swimmers going to state

Four First Presbyterian Christian Academy swimmers qualified for the state meet after placing well at several meets throughout the swim season this year, according to first-year swim coach Jonnie Larson.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Golden Corral temporarily closed

The Golden Corral restaurant on Oglethorpe Highway is closed but, according to vice president of operations Bob Heyward, that is temporary.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


FPCA boys have strong start

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team is off to a 3-0 start this season.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty teams split home games with Statesboro

Liberty County won one and lost one when the teams hosted Statesboro on Saturday.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI teams split region games

The Bradwell Institute basketball teams dropped their first Region 3-AAAAA of the season Tuesday at Effingham County, but bounced back to beat South Effingham in their second region games Friday at home.

December 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty teams falls at Richmond Hill

The Liberty County High School basketball teams were swept at Richmond Hill on Tuesday.

December 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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