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Tigers shift focus to kickers

While most of the attention is focused on skill positions like the quarterback, wide receivers and running backs the Tigers are shifting their focus on special teams, namely their kickers, or lack thereof.

August 27, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Long Co. softball just around the corner

The Long County High School softball team kicks off their season this Friday and Saturday, playing in the Tattnall County Ladies Softball Tournament.

August 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Panthers’ young defense steps up

The Liberty County Panthers have tweaked their offense to fit their players' size and speed and for Panther defensive coordinator Thomas Desbiens it was an opportunity to have his players learn to read the shotgun spread.

August 27, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Golf tourney continues educational legacy

Everyone who remembers Henry "Hank" White says the same thing. He loved children and was committed to helping students further their education. This legacy was celebrated Saturday morning during the Henry "Hank" White Golf Tournament at Cherokee Rose Country Club.

August 27, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


County opens new rec buildings

It took roughly a year, but the Liberty County Recreation Department has a new home for the administration and a new building for maintenance equipment.

August 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Tiger Wilson Brown says he is ready

After missing last season with a knee injury Bradwell Institute's Wilson Brown says he is anxious to get back into the game as the Tigers' starting quarterback.

August 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers decide on starters

With two seasons of snaps under his belt junior Julian Stokes will likely be the starting quarterback for the Liberty County Panthers this season. Stokes started taking snaps as a freshman when the starting quarterback was injured and out with a dislocated shoulder.

August 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local siblings rock the sport karate world

Fighting among siblings is not an unusual thing for parents to encounter. But sibling who approach fighting as a sport and become world titleholders is quite another thing.

August 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Heat changes practice schedules

Practice in full uniforms began for Liberty County High and Bradwell Institute football teams Tuesday and an issue more troubling than the condition of the players was the heat. With temperatures and heat indexes hitting record highs all week, the coaches had to change standard practice procedures.

August 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


4th-quarter rally can’t help ’Canes avoid loss

A rally in the fourth quarter couldn't help the Hinesville Hurricanes, who found themselves four points short of a tie or win against the Savannah Warriors Saturday.

August 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


National Night Out draws small crowd

The sun peeked out from the clouds and cast its warmth on a small group people who showed up for the National Night Out celebration Saturday afternoon in Bradwell Park.

August 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


First Lady Panther’s practice rained out

Friday afternoon was supposed to be Lady Panther softball coach Jerome Standard's first glimpse of what his team would look like for the upcoming season. But with lightning striking nearby and the rain moving in, he only got a quick glimpse of who was possibly returning and how many he may have to work with.

August 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther's new OC a familiar face

The Liberty County Panthers' football squad starts the season with a new offensive coordinator managing the team's direction. This new coach however, has a familiar face.

August 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers hope to open season ine new stadium

According to Liberty County School Deputy Superintendent Cheryl Conley, the Liberty County Panthers will have their first home game of the 2008 season at their new Donell Woods Stadium.

August 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Contractor cuts natural gas line

Workers from BRW Construction accidentally hit a 1 1/4" natural gas line while excavating an area to install new water lines. The incident that occurred shortly after 2:15 p.m. was near the intersection of Airport Road and Highway 196 West but traffic was not disrupted.

August 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


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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


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