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Faith Baptist nabs sixth state title

LUDOWICI - Liberty County's high schools are entering the Sweet 16 state title chase and First Presbyterian Christian Academy is headed to the Final Four, but the Faith Baptist Christian Academy Crusaders have already claimed their sixth straight state title in Class AA of the Georgia Christian Athletic Association.

February 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders make it to the Final Four

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander basketball team is still undefeated at 24-0 as they enter into the final four in Milledgeville.

February 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers off to 1-1 start

The Tigers are looking at a 1-1 start for baseball season after winning 10-8 Friday afternoon at Bryan County High School and losing 8-4 on Monday when they hosted Brantley County.

February 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local teams vying for region titles

The first-place Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers were slotted to take on No. 2 seed Beach High School for the region 3-AAAAA championship yesterday after coach Faye Baker's squad handed the Jenkins Lady Warriors a 49-27 loss in the semi-final game Friday evening at Savannah State University.

February 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Zum Rosen Hof reopens

It took 12 weeks of renovations to restore downtown Hinesville's Zum Rosen Hof German restaurant after a fire gutted the interior, but as of yesterday the doors are open.

February 20, 2009 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Ex-coach: Intimacy not a factor in job loss

"I'll admit I made some bad choices and used poor judgment," former Liberty County High School social studies teacher and Panther football defensive coordinator Thomas Desbiens said. "But I want to set the record straight. I never had inappropriate physical, intimate or sexual contact with any student at the school."

February 20, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Tiger boys team out, ladies advance

The Lady Tigers advanced to the semi-finals with a 33-point win (59-26) over Groves High Lady Rebels on Wednesday night. The Tigers, however lost in overtime Tuesday evening against sixth seeded Johnson High, 52-58.

February 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS soccer team hammers Fitzgerald

The Liberty County High School Lady Panther soccer team took another win Saturday, beating Fitzgerald 3-1.

February 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers prepping with new coach

New Liberty County Panther baseball coach David Samuel is ready to have his first-year squad throw out the first pitch and start the season as the Panthers plan to begin with a long road trip to Houston County on Feb. 28.

February 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Young Rebel, FPCA player dreams big

Xavier Jackson, 13, is a basketball player with aspirations of making it to the NBA.

February 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Junior Lady Highlanders come on strong

The Lady Highlander varsity squad struggled in its inaugural season, finishing 3-12 overall and 2-6 in the GISA region 2-A, but the school can look to the up and coming junior varsity to see its possible turn around.

February 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA takes region, local schools win

The third attempt was a charm for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders as the boys varsity squad took its third victory against Bethesda on Friday night in Milledgeville, earning the GISA Region 2-A championship. FPCA won 73-68 in overtime.

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS Panther soccer already in full swing

The Liberty County Panther soccer teams have kicked the season into full gear as the boys report a record of 2-0-1 to date.

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers to host first round of playoffs

The Tigers will play Johnson High School at home tonight to finish the regular season, and no matter the outcome, the local team will host the first round of region playoffs at Bradwell next Tuesday and Wednesday. The brackets will be determined by tonight's wins and losses throughout the region.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers ready for hitting season

Spring is around the corner and that means baseball season is set to start. Tiger baseball head coach Rhett Hellgren is entering his third season at the helm of the BI squad and said he expects roughly 10-12 players who either started or played on the varsity squad last year to return.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Man pleads, sentenced for armed standoff

A Flemington man involved in an armed stand-off with police in October 2013 entered into a plea agreement in Liberty County Superior Court Monday.

September 21, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Panthers’ Homecoming Friday

After an early bye-week, the Liberty County Panthers will host New Hampstead at Donell Woods Stadium Friday at 7:30 p.m.

September 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI falls in back-to-back-to back region games

Bradwell Institute dropped three softball games in the past week.

September 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Appling pulls away for win

A big seventh inning by the Appling County softball team helped them claim a 12-3 win over Liberty County High School on Lady Panther field ...

September 19, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Alleged hit-and-run driver granted bond

The driver charged in the hit-and-run death of Midway native Ethan Pringle has been granted bond in Jasper County, South Carolina, Superior Court.

September 19, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Ribbon Cut on LCRC

After four long years of work, the Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition celebrated with a ribbon cutting Thursday morning.

September 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Be careful reading labels

In trying to be more vigilant of what I eat, I've started to read ingredient labels. Nobody told me you would need a degree ...

September 17, 2016 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


BI hosts Tattnall

Bradwell Institute will host Tattnall County this Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Hokey Jackson Stadium.

September 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA hosts Monsignor Donovan at Long Bell

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will host Monsignor Donovan Catholic School Friday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

September 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers drop region match at Pierce

Posting five runs in the first inning gave the Pierce County's softball team a lead it never relinquished in a 16-2 win over Liberty ...

September 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers drop last two games

The Lady Tigers were in Pooler Sept. 7, taking on the Lady Phoenix of New Hampstead. Bradwell fell 11-3. Monday, Bradwell lost a Region 2-AAAAAA ...

September 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hit-and-run victim aspired to law school

Ethan Pringle, who was set to graduate Armstrong State University in December and aspired to attend law school at the University of Georgia, will be ...

September 14, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Rincon man charged for fatal hit-and-run

The man allegedly responsible for the hit-and-run death of Midway resident Ethan Pringle, 26, has been arrested, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl ...

September 13, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Midway man dies after hit-and-run

A Midway man, Ethan Pringle, 26, was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern.

September 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Panthers get win in shootout

It was a battle between the Panthers and the Warriors as Liberty County High School hosted Jenkins in a football game held Friday at Donell ...

September 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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