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New traveling team hits tourney circuit

Bradwell Institute junior varsity softball coach Misty Eastlake and her traveling softball team, the Hinesville Katz, will hit the tournament circuit, starting this week in Rincon.

December 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Local athletes in bowls

Three former Bradwell Tigers will be representing the Liberty County community and their respective universities this week, playing at the Independence Bowl in Shreveport La., and the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz.

December 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Faith Baptist takes tourney in Tampa

Faith Baptist Christian Academy added two more notches to the win column, earning a championship at the Faith Baptist Christian Tournament held at Central Florida Baptist School Dec. 19-22.

December 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Restaurant earns sign with persistence

It took four years of negotiating, but Juan's Mexicali owner Michael Moody finally got the city of Hinesville to approve a new sign for his restaurant. The sign was posted where a Wendy's sign once stood.

December 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


BI beats Riverdale, 62-47

After losing their first game of the season to Rockdale County in overtime on Monday, the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers regrouped and battled Riverdale's Lady Raiders on Tuesday,

December 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


LCHS Panthers take bite out of bulldogs

The LCHS Panthers rolled into Thomson County only a few hours after pounding Washington County, 80-52, at home Friday night. They rolled out with victory No. 11 after defeating the Bulldogs 71-63 on their own court Saturday night.

December 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Local private schools clean up at tourneys

Faith Baptist Christian Academy and First Presbyterian Christian Academy, both private schools in Liberty and Long counties, managed some wins at their respective tournaments last weekend.

December 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Rockdale hands Lady Tigers first loss

Playing the court at Westside Macon High School in the Great Southern Shootout, the Lady Tigers took a 58-39 win Saturday afternoon against South Gwinnett before they were handed their first loss of the season Monday afternoon. The girls lost in overtime, 52-57, to the Rockdale County Bulldogs.

December 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Sheriff's condition continues to improve

Liberty County Sheriff J. Don Martin is making noticeable improvements and was transitioned out of ICU to an Immediate Care section of Memorial Health University Medical Center on Sunday according to updates posted on his online journal at CaringBridge.com.

December 23, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Panthers bounce Washington Co., 80-52

"Air" Jordan McRae pumped in 36 points and future Hurricane Rion Brown stormed in 21 to help the Liberty County Panthers win 80-52 at home against Washington County in the region opener Friday night.

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Highlanders hit 40 straight wins

Riding the winning train, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders have yet to make their first stop. Their 40th straight win was over Robert Toombs Christian Academy, 70-41, on day one of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament in Lyons County Friday.

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


St. James doles out Christmas cheer

Christmas came early for children from the St. James Community Church after-school program, Gabriel House and the Holmestown community. On Wednesday evening at the St. James Sports Center, families were treated to a holiday meal and children received gifts.

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Shopping for outdoor enthusiasts simplified

Looking for the perfect gift for the mighty hunter or fisherman in the family can be tedious. Would a new hunting rifle be better than a new rod and reel set? Is a GPS the obvious choice for out-of-town hunting expeditions?

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


FPCA earns 39th win

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders are looking for wins 40 and 41 this weekend at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament. The boys 39th win came Tuesday night with a lopsided 117-34 victory against Providence Christian.

December 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Panthers prep for region games

The Liberty County Lady Panthers defeated the Long County Lady Tide 60-22 on Friday, and downed the McIntosh Academy Lady Buccaneers 62-51 on Saturday. However, the back-to-back wins also cost the Panthers two players. Senior Miata Askew suffered a knee injury Friday and sophomore Diamone Johnson was hurt Saturday.

December 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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Former LCHS Panther now with Hoosiers

Former Liberty County and St. James Coastal Crew Rebels basketball player Freddie McSwain committed to play as an Indiana Hoosier on Sunday, according to a ...

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers’ state tennis run falls just short

Liberty County's tennis teams made the state playoffs, but fell last week in the first round.

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Buffalo is a cut above beef

I'm no steak expert, but I love a properly cooked steak every now and then. I don't often cook steaks at home. I ...

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


FPCA outlasts weather, Monsignor Donovan

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer game against Monsignor Donovan Catholic School was delayed a few times by lightning and rain, but the game ...

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty County wins slugfest against Claxton

Liberty County and Claxton traded blows throughout an entertaining baseball game before the Panthers came away with an 8-6 win in eight innings Tuesday.

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers lose heartbreakers to Brunswick

Bradwell Institute lost both games of a doubleheader at Brunswick by just one run.

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA honors seniors players

First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted Robert Toombs Christian Academy Monday afternoon in the final soccer matches of the regular season.

April 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady ’Landers 2nd in region, coach sees state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Lady Highlander soccer team nearly had a perfect season. The girls were sitting on an 8-0 record until a 3-1 ...

April 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers honor seniors between rainy DH games

The drizzle kept fans under umbrellas as the Liberty County baseball team hosted Wayne County in a doubleheader Thursday afternoon.

April 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers get a win

Bradwell Institute's baseball team rallied to come from behind to beat Savannah Country Day 10-9 Wednesday.

April 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tiger to play basketball for Valdosta State

Lady Tiger basketball player Brianna Johnson signed a letter of intent to play at Valdosta State University. The Bradwell Institute student athlete signed on Wednesday ...

April 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gnawing into the latest diet fads

I have friends who always talk about the different diets they've tried - or are currently trying - in their attempt to drop a few pounds ...

April 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


Panthers take doubleheader Monday

Liberty County swept its Region 3-AAAA doubleheader at New Hampstead Friday, winning 17-0 and 19-2.

April 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide beat up

Long County's baseball team broke a four-game losing streak Monday, beating the New Hampstead Phoenix 15-2 in Pooler.

April 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Schools boost senior players

Bradwell institute recognized its senior players April 5 while hosting Effingham County at Hokey Jackson Stadium. Liberty County recognized its seniors Friday while hosting New ...

April 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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