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Government spending is to blame for crisis

Editor, The current battle over the budget and deficits has left many people confused. It is not complicated if it is broken down to the bare essentials.

August 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Sports


Former Georgia coach accused in Ponzi scheme

ATLANTA - A former University of Georgia football coach has been accused in court documents of making millions of dollars from a Ponzi scheme.

July 18, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Prado headed back to The Bigs

PEARL, Miss. - The Atlanta Braves' offense could use a lift. Martin Prado says he's ready to provide it.

July 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Sports


Lifter hoping to medal at Junior Olympics

Many competitive weight lifters dream of standing on podiums and having gold medals placed around their necks.

June 27, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Hurricane warning tonight

It's time for some tailgating fun at Long Bell Stadium as the Hinesville Hurricanes kick off their summer semipro football season at 7 p.m. tonight when they host the Tri-County Panthers.

June 24, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Irish eyes smile on Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - As bagpipes wailed outside from the parade a block down the street, Tanni Embric scrambled to keep up behind the bar with four growing lines of gaudy green St. Patrick's Day revelers thirsty for cold beer - with nearly an hour to go before lunchtime.

March 18, 2011 | Associated Press | Sports


DoD readies for possible aid to Japan

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 - Though the Japanese government has not yet requested help in dealing with the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that hit early this morning near the coast of Honshu, U.S. forces are being readied in case such a request comes, a Defense Department spokeswoman said here today.

March 11, 2011 | By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service | Sports


Sentence reform measure gaining steam

ATLANTA - Tough criminal sentencing laws that have left Georgia's prisons bursting at the seams and taxpayers footing a costly bill could be getting an overhaul.

February 17, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Sports


Islands High School no match for Lady Tigers

Islands High is having a tough time in its first year in tough Region 3-AAAAA. It didn't get any easier for the Lady Sharks on Tuesday in Hinesville, as they fell to region leader Bradwell Institute 81-4.

January 14, 2011 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


BI wins first against new Sharks team

In a battle between two basketball programs looking for their first win of the season - and in Islands High's case, first win ever - Bradwell Institute beat the Sharks 85-23 on Tuesday at BI.

January 14, 2011 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Pirates clip LCHS Panthers

Liberty County High School coach Willie Graham isn't sure why his Panthers dropped a 56-51 home game to Brunswick on Tuesday night.

January 14, 2011 | John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Lady Pirates snag win from Lady Panthers

Liberty County High School girls coach Carolyn Kelly must feel, at times, like she's starring in the movie "Groundhog Day." Her team often starts to play good basketball, only to have mental errors from past games show up again.

January 14, 2011 | John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Highlanders beat Blazers 72-66 in 2nd meeting

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Highlander basketball team and the Bethesda Blazers still battle on the hardwood as if they were fighting for another state title. But this season the school's are in different classifications, taking a bit of the pressure off both teams but not the game's intensity. On Friday night the Highlanders managed to stay ahead for a 72-66 win at home in their second meeting to date.

January 14, 2011 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Saints visit Long County tonight, Appling comes to town Saturday

The Long County High School Lady Tide is back in action tonight against St. Vincent's Academy in Ludowici.

January 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former Blue Tide player on Warriors team

Former Blue Tide basketball and football standout Ricky Rivera was back in the area and on the hard court Saturday. Rivera, a guard with the Middle Georgia College basketball team, was in Brunswick where the Warriors took on the College of Coastal Georgia. The Warriors had to overcome a 10-point deficit at the half to pull out a tough 68-62 win over the Mariners. Though Rivera didn't put up any points in the game, he pulled down four defensive rebounds in 14 minutes of action.

January 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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Eagles ushering in new era

STATESBORO - The beginning of an era for Georgia Southern begins with two events for the Eagles' home opener on Sept. 6 as GSU will recognize its unprecedented six national championships and the game ball will be delivered by parachute drop by the Golden Knights.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Sports briefs

Rotary Club to host fishing tournament

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Thornton reinstated to Wolfpack

Liberty County High School alum Shadrach Thornton has been fully reinstated to the North Carolina State football team after being suspended, according to published reports.

August 08, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


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


Lady Tide win scrimmage against Brunswick

The Long County High School softball team claimed a 6-5 win over Brunswick in a scrimmage Tuesday at Ludowici.

August 08, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Play, academics honored at annual tournament

The 10th annual Henry "Hank" White golf tournament was held Aug. 2 at Cherokee Rose Country Club, with both good golf and academic achievements honored.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

5-K Run set for Saturday in Ludowici

August 08, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Thomas honored for Valley League play

Georgia Southern outfielder Hunter Thomas was named to the Valley Baseball League all-league second team as announced by the summer collegiate-baseball league.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


John opens at third string on Colts’ chart

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State football player Ulrick John listed as third string at left tackle in the recently released first draft of the Indianapolis Colts' depth chart, according to a news release on the team's website.

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


McMillan makes the Champions’ Club, reps with veterans

Reports posted on toledoblade.com and cleveland.com say freshman Ohio State Buckeye and former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan made the team's Champions' Club, which is reserved for Buckeyes who have their on-field and off-field lives in order.

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Schedules posted for local prep teams

In addition to football and softball, the local high schools start their volleyball seasons next week.

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Orlando experience considered priceless for Scott’s All*Stars

The Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team spent 10 days in Orlando, competing against teams from across the United States.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Mud Bog set for Saturday

The Long County Mud Bog will be held Saturday at the Long County Wildlife Park.

August 06, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Offensive line ahead of the curve so far

If the Georgia Southern Eagles wanted to, they could start a senior at each position on the offensive line.

August 06, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Sports briefs

Rotary Club to host fishing tournament

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


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