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Two Tigers sign with Brewton-Parker

Justus Hofmann and Darius Smith will take their soccer talents to Brewton-Parker College. The Bradwell Institute Tiger soccer teammates signed their letters of intent Friday in the school's media center.

February 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers take rivalry win over Tigers

The cold weather descended on the Liberty County baseball field, but Panther pitcher Colby Rhea stayed hot as he threw 16 strikeouts against the visiting Bradwell Tigers.

February 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell, LCHS keep busy

Liberty County had three soccer matches in the last week, hosting Thomson on Feb. 20, traveling a few miles to Bradwell Institute on Tuesday and playing at Windsor Forest on Friday night.

February 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Higgason signs with Wesleyan

Long County senior soccer player Megan Higgason has penned her name to play soccer at Wesleyan College in Macon. Higgason signed the scholarship Friday afternoon in LCHS cafeteria.

February 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Armour is FPCA’s Player of the Year

Joshua Armour, above, was named the Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Football Player of the Year for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders. Armour was selected by the FPCA coaches.

February 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers to play for class AAAA title

Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team set the gym at Fort Valley State University on fire Saturday afternoon and blazed their way to the class AAAA championship game coming up this Thursday.

February 28, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Maj. Cribbs retires after 41 years with Hinesville police

After 41 years with the Hinesville Police Department - 40 of those with the detective unit - Maj. Thomas E. Cribbs decided it was time to put down his gun and badge.

February 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Panther boys make final four

Liberty County High School boys' basketball team will play Lithonia High School in the final four game of the state playoffs Saturday afternoon at Fort Valley State University. The game is set for 4:45 p.m.

February 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA boys advance to round two

Piedmont Academy didn't realize the storm they faced Wednesday in the first round of the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state playoffs. Much like the outside weather where the blistery winds blew down tree limbs and knocked out power, the Highlanders boys blew across the court, pounded the net and ran away with a 92-49 win.

February 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers claw way into Elite 8

Liberty County is headed to the Elite Eight Thursday at Fort Valley State University.

February 24, 2016 | Patty Leon UPDATED | Sports


Both Tigers, Panthers get wins

After two losses on the road, the Liberty County soccer teams won their first home games Saturday against Thomson.

February 24, 2016 | Patty Leon UPDATED | Sports


Highlander swimmers place at state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's swim team did well at the state meet the last weekend of January at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta.

February 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Horses, military personnel, veterans help each other

Operation Horses and Heroes was four days of helping active-duty military personnel and veterans cope with issues through the use of equine-assisted psychotherapy. The event was held at Second Chances Equine Rescue in Gum Branch.

February 23, 2016 | Patty Leon | Military


Panthers make Elite Eight

Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team is headed to the Elite Eight Thursday at Fort Valley State University.

February 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA wins eighth straight 2-AA title

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team won their eighth straight region championship Friday night. The Highlanders polished off Memorial Day 67-53 in Jeffersonville to take home Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA trophy.

February 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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Tiger scrimmage shows QB depth

The Bradwell Institute Tigers had their Blue vs. Gold scrimmage Saturday at Lewis Frasier Middle School's Freedom Field.

May 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Don’t shop or plan menu while ‘hangry’

One thing I've learned throughout my years is to never go grocery shopping when you're already hungry or worse - HANGRY.

May 25, 2016 | Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | Food


FPCA's Burnett, Heaggans to play at Olive-Harvey College

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball players Frederick Heaggans and Michael Burnett have signed letters of intent to play basketball at the collegiate level.

May 23, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers’ spring scrimmage is Thursday

The Liberty County Panthers' Black vs. Gold scrimmage starts at 6 p.m. Thursday at Donell Woods Stadium.

May 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers take field Saturday morning

Bradwell Institute is gearing up for football season with an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at 10 a.m. The scrimmage will be at Lewis Frasier Middle ...

May 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Prisoner re-entry program asks for state money

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition welcomed visitors from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision Office Thursday.

May 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County sheriff: Nobles, Middleton face off; Works awaits in Nov.

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles is facing opposition from fellow Democrat Shane Middleton and Republican Tim Works this election year.

May 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Uprights and nets: Sidney Wilkinson

Sports editor's note: As prep sports wind down, marking the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation, the Coastal Courier will spotlight ...

May 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Walker fifth-graders graduate C.H.A.M.P.S.

Roughly 250 Walker Elementary School fifth graders graduated their 10-week Choosing Healthy Activities Promoting Safety program Friday morning. The graduation ceremony was held at Long ...

May 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Education


Pizza is just too perfect

Pizza! It's the perfect thing for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A perfect blend of protein and carbs all in an no-plate-needed, grab-and-go package.

May 11, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


Highlander wins 2 gold medals at state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy multisport athlete Trayvon Harris brought home two gold medals from the Georgia Independent School Association State Track Meet, which was held ...

May 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


LRMC hosts 5K for Life

Liberty Regional Medical Center hosted its first 5K in support of the Liberty County Relay for Life on Friday evening.

May 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA gets swept by Windsor, eliminated

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team got to host the first round of the state playoffs Thursday at St. James Field.

May 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hurricanes playing for championship title Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricane semi-professional football team will be playing for their second championship ring this Saturday. The 'Canes beat the Jacksonville Blackhawks 38-26 winning their ...

May 04, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Businessman challenging chief magistrate

A local businessman and the incumbent Liberty County chief magistrate are facing off for the Democratic nominations for that seat.

May 04, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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