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Young runner leaving tracks on endurance circuit

Youth runner Macey Higgason, 7, finished sixth overall in the 2015 Endurance Race Services series.

December 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hall of Fame inductees share memories

The 2015 Liberty County Athletic Hall Of Fame banquet was held Thursday evening at the John McIver Auditorium at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

December 14, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI splits against RH, gets swept by Statesboro

Bradwell Institute hosted Richmond Hill in Region 3-AAAAA basketball games Tuesday. The Lady Tigers took a one-point win, 42-41, but the Tiger boys fell 50-31. On Friday night, the teams were swept in non-region games in Statesboro. The Lady Tigers lost 46-36, and the Tiger boys lost 57-23.

December 14, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlander boys face first loss

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team suffered its first loss Thursday night, falling 91-84 to Coastal Home School at the St. James Sports Center.

December 14, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Devils top Panthers in double OT

Liberty County played Statesboro on Saturday and the Panthers and the Blue Devils fought to the bitter end of a double-overtime game.

December 09, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tacos aren’t just for Tuesdays

I never know when a specific food craving will hit me. There are times when I can eat fried chicken every day of the week, and it would suit me just fine. Then there are times when only pizza can fill the void. And, yes, there are times, thankfully, when only salads will make do.

December 09, 2015 | Patty Leon | Food


Highlanders start with two routs

First Presbyterian Christian Academy opened basketball season Thursday at the St. James Center, hosting Habersham School of Savannah. The Lady Highlanders forged a last minute run but fell 38-31.

December 07, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI Tiger boys split Region 3-AAAAA wins

Bradwell Institute hosted Effingham County Tuesday to open Region 3-AAAAA basketball action. The Rebel girls handily defeated the Lady Tigers 68-35, while the Tiger staged a last minute comeback but still fell 59-53.

December 07, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers top Richmond Hill

Liberty County scored wins against Richmond Hill Tuesday night in non-region games at the Panthers' home gym. The Lady Panthers won 52-50 on a dramatic shot with 1.1 seconds left in regulation. The boys followed suit, but with a 64-58 margin over the Wildcats 64-58.

December 04, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers fall in region openers

Lady Tiger head coach Faye Baker said her girls didn't play sharp defense against a tough Lady Rebel squad.

December 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders tip off season Thursday

First Presbyterian Christian Academy tips off its basketball season Thursday, hosting Habersham. The girls start at 6 p.m. and the boys' game will follow.

December 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Make the silent killer pay

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes was the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States in 2010 based on the 69,071 death certificates in which the disease was listed as the underlying cause of death.

November 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Hinesville mother gets 30 years in death of child

Candice Nicole Boles was sentenced to 30 years to serve for her part in the death of her 3-year-old daughter, Andraia Boles, in February 2013.

November 28, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Where to eat when you're all turkeyed out

In my last column, I talked about re-creating the art of cooking with family or friends - the idea of expressing gratitude and creating memories centered on the tradition of a Thanksgiving meal.

November 26, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Food


Boles sentenced to 30 years

Candice Nicole Boles was sentenced to 30 years to serve for her part in the death of her 3-year old daughter Andraia Boles in February 2013.

November 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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LeCounte, Echols named Players of the Year

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte and Bradwell Institute player Luther Echols were named the 2016 Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier Players of the Year ...

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Four Panthers sign to play college ball

Liberty County football players Calvin Holmes, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Martial Washington signed letters of intent to play football at college Wednesday morning during ...

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers sweep Phoenix, have playoff bye

Liberty County wrapped up the regular season Friday, sweeping New Hampstead and honoring seniors.

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Four Liberty County Panthers pen on National Signing Day

Liberty County football players Calvin Holmes, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Martial Washington signed letters of intent to play football at the college level Wednesday ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers finish season; regional tourney next week

Bradwell Institute was scheduled to host Statesboro Tuesday evening to wrap up the regular season. The final scores from Tuesday's Region 3-AAAAA games were ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders topple Knights

Jumping out to a 33-12 lead in the first quarter, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys sailed to an easy 97-32 win at home Saturday.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers returning last year’s pitching rotation

Liberty County finished last baseball season 14-9 overall and 6-4 in Region 3-AAAA, according to maxpreps.com. The record propelled the Panthers into the first ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Diamond Tigers are young, junior-heavy

Bradwell Institute will have a junior-heavy baseball team this season, according to coach Jeff Polk.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


One-stop safisfaction at Taste of Liberty

Last Friday, I attended the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and Taste of Liberty awards at the request of my boss and co-workers.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


Liberty’s McRae impresses in NBA debut

This past week was a whirlwind experience for former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae.

February 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell girls go 1-1, boys lose 2; Liberty squads split at Thomson; FPCA boys take 2 of 3 games

Bradwell Institute hosted South Effingham and then traveled to Richmond Hill this week for basketball games. Liberty County split wins on the road Friday at ...

February 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge David Cavender retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Liberty County Superior Court ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


2 eateries share Taste of Liberty title at Chamber’s Annual Banquet

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet welcomed the new Board of Directors for 2016 and offered up the Taste of Liberty from ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Business


Man gets life plus 40 in Hinesville burglary, murder

The defendant in a burglary that resulted in the murder of a soldier has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life with parole plus 40 ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Lady Tigers split weekend games

The Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team went 1-1 in its last two games. The Lady Tigers lost at Effingham County 55-39 in a Region 3-AAAAA ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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