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Sports scam may be circulating in area

Businesses and consumers need to be aware of a possible scam in Liberty County regarding the sale of sports towels, supposedly to raise money for local high schools.

April 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI soccer coach reflects on season

Bradwell soccer coach Greg Cooke said he feels great about the boys' season, despite their 3-1 loss to Pebblebrook on Wednesday night in the first round of playoffs.

April 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


St. Simons native is second at golf tourney

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - St. Simons native Glen Jones finished second in the boys 13-15 age division at the Hurricane Junior Golf Classic on the island at Sea Palms Golf Resort April 18-19.

April 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Coffee maker gives scoop to java junkies

"The coffee industry has failed the consumers by not educating them on what the process is and how to brew the perfect cup of coffee," Dr. Joseph John, president of Josuma Coffee Co., told an audience Tuesday during a presentation at Uncommon Grounds.

April 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


BI Tigers are third in region 3-AAAAA

Mother Nature threw a curve ball or two at the Bradwell Tigers, forcing changes to the team's schedule that resulted in six games in eight days. The rain also thwarted the Tigers' first chance at beating Jenkins High on Monday in a game that would have decided the No. 1 region spot.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA’s Joey Bell signs to play college ball

Joey Bell helped his team win two back-to-back state titles, scored more than 1,500 points in his high school career and had his jersey number retired this season. But his greatest accomplishment came Thursday morning when the Highlander basketball player penned his name to a basketball scholarship, sending the future Bobcat back to Milledgeville where he and his family lived for eight years before moving to Hinesville.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlander’s looking for home-stretch wins

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander baseball squad will host a non-region game Saturday at noon against Frederica Academy. After Saturday, the team will prepare for the final two region games next week before heading into the Georgia Independent School Association playoffs.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tiger soccer season ends in first round

So much for the home-team advantage. The Bradwell Tigers lost their edge over Pebblebrook High School, which is No. 3 in the 4A-AAAAA region, Wednesday night in the first round of the state playoffs, losing 3-1.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther golf team falls short at region

The Liberty County High School Panther golf team fell short of the state playoffs as the boys and girls finished sixth and fourth, respectively, at a region tournament April 21 at the Waynesboro Country Club.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panther signs with BPC Barons

In December, she signed a letter of intent, but on Monday Candace Barham made things official as the Lady Panther senior basketball player signed a scholarship to play for Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon.

April 22, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


Coach looks to put Hinesville on map

Ranked 36th in the world among women weightlifters in the 75+ kilogram weight class is not enough to satisfy Olympic weightlifter Jenna Bussard. She has loftier goals in mind.

April 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS freshman gets first homer in 13-0 win

Freshman Panther Dylan Connelly hit his first varsity homer and Chris Arnold hit his fourth this season as the Liberty County Panthers took five innings to put away Baldwin County 13-0 Saturday.

April 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Win an RV from Ga. State Park

ATLANTA - Just in time for sleeping-under-the-stars season, Georgia's State Parks are offering a chance to make outdoor getaways even more exciting.

April 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


McRae tapped for 2009 Adidas team

Liberty County High School junior basketball sensation, and soon-to-be Tennessee Volunteer, Jordan McRae, was selected to the 2009 Adidas National team.

April 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers take ‘ugly’ win at Burke

The first time Liberty County played against the Burke County Bears four weeks ago the Panthers came out on top with a 10-6 win. Friday night, the Panthers edged out a 3-point lead to win 15-12 in what baseball coach David Samuel said was not their best performance.

April 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Recreating food memories, and pain

During a recent grocery store spree I came across a seafood item that quickly brought back a delightful, yet painful, memory.

January 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Local eatery suffers minor damage from fire

UPDATE: According to Izola's Facebook Page the restaurant is once again open for business as of 11 a.m. today.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Water deemed safe after spillage

Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson released a public notice to inform the public of a sewage spill that happened Wednesday.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Highlanders win title

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and East Georgia College basketball players DJ Felder and Jordan Johnson guided their professional Ecuadorian basketball team, H.R. Portoviejo ...

January 17, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


New display case for BI champions

There is a new trophy case at Bradwell Institute that showcases the 1965 state champion football team and the 1976 state winning baseball team. The ...

January 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Woods tourney focuses on JV, ninth grade teams

The 24th annual Donell Woods Basketball Tournament is Saturday. The tournament showcases junior varsity and ninth grade teams.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Highlanders in Ecuadorian finals

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball players D.J. Felder and Jordan Johnson are playing in the championship series in the Latin Basketball League in ...

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Man gets life for 2014 murder

Convicted wife killer Perry Lee Hatcher was sentenced to life in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


McMillan opts out of senior year, going into NFL Draft

The Ohio State Buckeyes will need to pick a new defensive captain and middle linebacker after Raekwon McMillan formally declared for the 2017 NFL Draft ...

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers dominate Pierce Bears

Liberty County hosted Pierce County in Region 2-AAA basketball Friday. The Lady Panthers allowed a second half comeback to lose to the Lady Bears 50-39 ...

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae hits 21 in Cavs loss to Bulls

In his third NBA start, former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae scored 21 points against the Chicago Bulls last Wednesday.

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Don’t set yourself up for failure

I, for one, am glad that the holidays are finally behind us. Welcome 2017, come on in while I slam the door shut on 2016 ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


McMillan a bright spot in Buckeyes’ rout

BREAKING: Former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan, has declared himself eligible for the 2017 NFL draft. McMillan broke the news with a ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Frazier helps Bulldogs beat Auburn

Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy and Glennville native JJ Frazier had a huge game against Auburn Dec. 29.

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae gets first NBA starts

With Kyrie Irving nursing a hamstring injury, former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae had his first two NBA starts for the Cleveland ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


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