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Panther staff looks at schedule

This season, the Liberty County Panthers have only four Region 3-AAAA teams to contend with. But it won't make their battles on the gridiron any easier.

August 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Murder suspect’s bond set at $60K

Marquana Adale Jasper, who has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of murder, appeared before Liberty County Superior Court Judge David Cavendar on Monday. Cavendar heard Liberty County Sheriff's Office Det. Steven Teal's testimony, which established probable cause in the state's case.

August 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Lady Panthers feature young veterans

Last season, the Liberty County High School softball team went 9-15 overall and 4-4 in Region 3A-AAAA, but also had a lot of young, up-and-coming talent.

August 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Rec department hopes to serve public

Liberty County Recreation Department Director Jimmy Martin was the guest speaker at Thursday's Progress through People Luncheon hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Fleming-ton.

July 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Trying to make a great program greater

Georgia Southern University's new football coach, Willie Fritz, was the guest speaker at Tuesday's Rotary meeting at the LaQuinta Inn in Flemington.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Local bowlers earn medals

Local bowlers Hunter Miller, Joseph Yarbrough, TJ Standard and BJ Cedola all competed at the 2014 Georgia Games last weekend in Lawrenceville.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Court works on murder cases

Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart spent Monday busily working through the criminal court docket. Many of the cases he dealt with have been in the news before, but have surfaced again recently because of defendants' requests for new trials, bond reductions and resentencing.

July 16, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


SAS eighth-graders get ready for nationals in Orlando

Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team had a retreat last week to mentally and physically prepare for the this week's Amateur Athletic Union Division I national tournament in Orlando.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Soccer camp returns to Hinesville

Around 60 kids braved hot temperatures this week at James Brown Park in the hopes of perfecting their soccer games.

July 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local sports


Early start awaits Panthers

Across Southeast Georgia, many high-school football teams are prepping for the season and have at least until Aug. 22 before their preseason games. But not the Liberty County High School Panthers.

July 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local sports


Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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BI struggles at tourney

The Bradwell Institute softball team had a 1-4 record at last weekend's Warriors' Blast Tournament in Glennville.

August 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers stung by injuries

Liberty County High School's softball team is looking to heal some wounds inflicted last weekend at the Warriors' Blast Tournament in Glennville.

August 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI and Toombs scoreless

Bradwell Institute held the Toombs County Bulldogs scoreless in Friday night's preseason scrimmage in Lyons.

August 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers down Tigers at Bradwell

Liberty County High School downed Bradwell Institute, 19-2, in four innings in girls' softball action Thursday afternoon at BI.

August 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers lose scrimmage on home field, 9-7

South Effingham edged out the Liberty County Panthers, 9-7, in Friday's scrimmage at Donell Woods Stadium. Despite the loss, the Panthers' coaching staff saw enough action to decide on a starting quarterback. Coaches also were relieved to see that even though former standout linebacker Raekwon McMillan is gone, defense didn't skip a beat.

August 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers still have open QB spot as gametime looms

Liberty County High School will host the South Effingham Mustangs for a scrimmage game at 7:30 tonight at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell starts preseason on the road

Bradwell Institute will play Toombs County in its scrimmage at 7 tonight in Lyons.

August 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers special-teams seek kicker, receivers

Bradwell Institute is coming along under new head football coach Greg Hill and his staff. The players worked diligently through the spring and summer to build speed and strength. They are competing for starting spots left open by departing players in the quarterback, running back and wide receiver spots.

August 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers, Tide start season Monday in Ludowici

The Lady Panthers will play at Long County Monday, opening Liberty County High School's softball season. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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