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BI Tigers are third in region 3-AAAAA

Mother Nature threw a curve ball or two at the Bradwell Tigers, forcing changes to the team's schedule that resulted in six games in eight days. The rain also thwarted the Tigers' first chance at beating Jenkins High on Monday in a game that would have decided the No. 1 region spot.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA’s Joey Bell signs to play college ball

Joey Bell helped his team win two back-to-back state titles, scored more than 1,500 points in his high school career and had his jersey number retired this season. But his greatest accomplishment came Thursday morning when the Highlander basketball player penned his name to a basketball scholarship, sending the future Bobcat back to Milledgeville where he and his family lived for eight years before moving to Hinesville.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlander’s looking for home-stretch wins

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander baseball squad will host a non-region game Saturday at noon against Frederica Academy. After Saturday, the team will prepare for the final two region games next week before heading into the Georgia Independent School Association playoffs.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tiger soccer season ends in first round

So much for the home-team advantage. The Bradwell Tigers lost their edge over Pebblebrook High School, which is No. 3 in the 4A-AAAAA region, Wednesday night in the first round of the state playoffs, losing 3-1.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther golf team falls short at region

The Liberty County High School Panther golf team fell short of the state playoffs as the boys and girls finished sixth and fourth, respectively, at a region tournament April 21 at the Waynesboro Country Club.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panther signs with BPC Barons

In December, she signed a letter of intent, but on Monday Candace Barham made things official as the Lady Panther senior basketball player signed a scholarship to play for Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon.

April 22, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


Coach looks to put Hinesville on map

Ranked 36th in the world among women weightlifters in the 75+ kilogram weight class is not enough to satisfy Olympic weightlifter Jenna Bussard. She has loftier goals in mind.

April 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS freshman gets first homer in 13-0 win

Freshman Panther Dylan Connelly hit his first varsity homer and Chris Arnold hit his fourth this season as the Liberty County Panthers took five innings to put away Baldwin County 13-0 Saturday.

April 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Win an RV from Ga. State Park

ATLANTA - Just in time for sleeping-under-the-stars season, Georgia's State Parks are offering a chance to make outdoor getaways even more exciting.

April 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


McRae tapped for 2009 Adidas team

Liberty County High School junior basketball sensation, and soon-to-be Tennessee Volunteer, Jordan McRae, was selected to the 2009 Adidas National team.

April 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers take ‘ugly’ win at Burke

The first time Liberty County played against the Burke County Bears four weeks ago the Panthers came out on top with a 10-6 win. Friday night, the Panthers edged out a 3-point lead to win 15-12 in what baseball coach David Samuel said was not their best performance.

April 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


3,000 run in race against cancer

Residents from Liberty County were among an estimated 3,000 people who came out to run in the inaugural Savannah Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 1 mile walk and 5K run/walk at Telfair Square early Saturday.

April 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Clay-shoot aims at diabetes

Trying to raise funds during a recession is like trying to find a needle in a six-foot haystack.

April 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers, Tide lose, playoffs looming

Long County traveled to Jeff Davis and the Bradwell Tigers were in Jesup playing Wayne County Wednesday. Both squads came out on the losing end of the bats with the Blue Tide losing 17-7 and the Tigers falling 11-5.

April 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Warriors revenge Panther loss

Jenkins High's baseball team has lost only one game this season. It was against the Liberty County Panthers on March 3.

April 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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LCHS sprinter signs with SSU

Lady Panther sprinter Destiny Hall signed a letter of intent Friday to run track for Savannah State University at the high school's media center.

May 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


James, a Lady Panther, to stay one in college

Liberty County High School Lady Panther basketball player Jaelynn James will remain a Lady Panther for her collegiate basketball career now that she has penned her name to a scholarship to play at LaGrange College in Valdosta.

May 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Carter, Eggleston keep FPCA grads laughing

It turns out that 13 is a lucky number, especially for the 13 First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors who stepped onto the stage at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel to receive their high-school diplomas Saturday morning.

May 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Car show helps former deputy's family

The Roadway to Recovery Car and Bike Show, benefiting the family of Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon, was held at Bryant Commons Park this past Saturday.

May 21, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Home burglaries spur neighborhood-watch

Fleming residents are a bit fed up with the recent increase in home burglaries within their community.

May 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Springboard from spring football

Liberty County High School held its Black vs. Gold spring football scrimmage Friday afternoon at Donell Woods Stadium, giving Panther football fans a glimpse of the season to come.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Potential new prospect from Panthers draws attention

During the past few years, Liberty County High School has produced top-notch Division I football players.

May 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


BI player of the year gets ready for college ball

Former Bradwell Institute football player Isaiah Barnes is getting ready to take his game to the next level.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA eliminated from state playoffs

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team was eliminated from the state baseball playoffs Friday with two second-round losses at Flint River Academy in Woodbury.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Walthourville firefighters help with unusual request

In their day-to-day activities, they heroically battle residential and wild fires. On rare occasions, they help rescue a cat that might be stuck in a tree.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Liberty County High School principal retires

Liberty County High School Principal Dr. Paula Scott officially announced Wednesday that she is retiring at the end of the school year.

May 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Education


GBI trains officers to investigate infant deaths

About 50 law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders from Liberty County and surrounding communities gathered at Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus to receive formal instructions on a new procedure being implemented statewide by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

May 13, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


FPCA advances to round 2

First Presbyterian Christian Academy took the first two games in a best-of-three series against Georgia Christian Friday, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs.

May 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA honors athletes

First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored the Highlander athletes during the school's annual awards ceremony Tuesday evening.

May 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Probation revoked on trucker who hit officer

Robert Lee Turner's probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 10 months in jail with credit for time served Tuesday by Liberty County State Court Judge Leon Braun.

May 06, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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