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Hammerheads swim to four firsts at state

Eighteen members of the Liberty County Recreation Department Hammerhead swim team competed at the 2009 Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Swimming Championships in Tifton the weekend of July 24.

August 05, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

Tigers’ young team gearing up

The Bradwell Tigers coaching staff agrees that the 2009 squad can be summed up in one word: young. The team has eight senior starters, two junior starters and one sophomore who will rejoin the huddle with varsity experience. The rest, according to the coaches, are young players who need to step up in order to make the team successful.

August 03, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editors | Sports

Tigers add new running backs coach

After spending three years with the McIntosh Academy Buccaneers, Barry Hoover traded his eye patch for a set of cat claws when he became the new Bradwell Tigers running backs coach.

August 03, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

Campers explore Army post

Every year the Masonic Home of Georgia, which is in Macon, sponsors a summer camp program for children at their Shellman's Bluff campsite. This year, nearly 20 lucky campers got an added treat when they were given a complete tour of Fort Stewart a few weeks ago.

August 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle

Johnson signs with Bengals

Two weeks ago he was running drills and teaching the children at the Liberty County Recreation Department the fundamentals of football.

July 31, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

Panthers first home game moved to Olvey

The Liberty County Panthers first home game this season at Donell Woods Stadium has been changed to Sept. 11, to allow sufficient time for sod on new engineered soil to take root.

July 31, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

A field of dreams

It appears the new engineered soil and sod field for Liberty County High School's Donell Woods Stadium is right on track. The project was to be completed in mid July. With the recent rains the job was set back temporarily but the new sod is down with four weeks to set before the Panthers' home opener on Aug. 28 against McIntosh Academy. Attempts to get comments from school officials Tuesday were unsuccessful.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

'Canes take another

Showing no signs of slowing, the Hinesville Hurricanes barreled across Myrtle Beach Saturday night, defeating the South Carolina Predators 20-8, according to head coach James Sharp.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

Anchor runner headed to Belmont Abbey College

Lekeyia Legare spent only one season with the AAU We Run It Track Club in the summer, but her ability to take the anchor leg of the 400x100-meter relay caught the attention of Bill Hodge the new head track coach for Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

Cheerleaders drum up interest

From a simple front somersault to a hitch pyramid, competitive cheerleading requires physical strength, flexibility and focus. Being involved in cheerleading for 40 years, Linda Purnell said it's time the boys and girls of Liberty County get their opportunity to compete in the sport that has taught her some important life lessons.

July 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

Bears search parks for food

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Bears in Georgia, a more common sight in spring and summer, sometimes find themselves in unfortunate circumstances in the pursuit of an "easy" meal. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, there have been at least four North Georgia bears with their heads caught in a variety of objects in recent years - from a tin milk can to a plastic pickle bucket.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Local agencies hellp U.S. marshals in sweep

Members of the Liberty County Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office assisted the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in a succesful raid under operation Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. The operation led to the arrests of 326 people in the region, 1,927 statewide and 190 nationally during the second week of July.

July 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Football season approaching

While Aug. 6 signals the start of the new school year, diehard football fans probably have Aug. 1 marked on their calendars. The day marks the official start of football practice as allowed in the bylaws of the Georgia High School Association. It marks the start of two-a-day practices, football helmets, shoulder pads, tackling drills, offensive drills and defensive strategies.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

Kids splash away last days of summer

With school starting in two weeks, children and adults alike are trying to get in a few last splashes of summer fun at Stafford Park pool. The kiddie pool teemed with toddlers and their parents on Wednesday and the bigger kids showed off their diving skills, performing dives, flips and somersaults.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

Hurricanes kill Assassins, 11-0

Even after a 4th of July break and a string of road games, the strength of the Hinesville Hurricanes hasn't diminished to tropical storm status. The 'Canes maintained their intensity and blew away the Low Country Assassins, 11-0, on Saturday night at Long Bell Stadium.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

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Panthers face 5-1 Burke in region contest

Liberty County has a big battle Friday as the Panthers host Burke County in a Region 3-AAAA contest.

October 07, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

Tigers host Effingham Co. for homecoming

Bradwell Institute will crown a homecoming king and queen during the halftime festivities this Friday as part of hosting Effingham County in a Region 3-AAAAA ...

October 07, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

Highlanders back home after long stretch on road

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team finally returns to Long Bell Stadium on Friday after playing four away games in a row.

October 07, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

Update: Jones not guilty in murder case

Terrence G. Jones was found not guilty on all 23 counts in a murder case stemming from a 2010 armed robbery that ended in a ...

October 03, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety

FPCA suffers loss in Damascus

First Presbyterian Christian Academy knew the game in Damascus would be an uphill battle. The FPCA boys put up a better fight than last year ...

October 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

Terrors shut out Tigers, 24-0

Bradwell Institute had a tough road game Friday, falling 24-0 at Glynn Academy. The loss to the Terrors places the Tigers at 0-2 in Region ...

October 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

Pour me up some sandwich, soup and burgers, please

When I first moved to this area, there was a place the locals all flocked to for lunch, happy hour and evening celebrations called El-Rods.

October 01, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Food

Afraid, not scorned

The woman described by Liberty County Public Defender Joshua Brockington as a scorned ex-girlfriend, took the stand offering a compelling account of what transpired the ...

September 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Tigers face tough test in Glynn Co.

Bradwell Institute is headed to Glynn Academy Friday for its second Region 3-AAAAA game of the season.

September 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

FPCA on the road to Damascus

After coasting to a 40-6 win last Friday at Crisp Academy in Cordele, First Presbyterian Christian Academy is headed to Damascus to play at Southwest ...

September 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

Trial in 2010 Hinesville slaying begins

The trial of Terrence G. Jones started Tuesday morning inside courtroom C of the Liberty County Justice Center. Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay ...

September 29, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Murder trial stemming from cold case starts Tuesday morning

Two men and 12 women were selected to the jury and alternate panel for a murder trial set to start Tuesday morning in Liberty County ...

September 28, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Bradwell Lady Tigers drop last three games of season

Bradwell Institute's softball team dropped three back-to-back Region 3-AAAAA games this week to finish the regular season 3-18 overall and 0-8 in the region.

September 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

Liberty County sweeps Windsor Forest Lady Knights

Liberty County didn't take long to win a Region 3-AAAA doubleheader Tuesday afternoon against Windsor Forest.

September 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

Ware County Gators chomp Bradwell Tigers

When the Ware County offense opened the game with a 75-yard touchdown run by running back Dedrick Mills and converted for two points, Bradwell Institute ...

September 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

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