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FPCA swings first, second place finishes

The Highlanders golf team took first place Monday at Hinesville's Cherokee Rose Country Club and finished second March 26 and March 19 at Beaver Creek Golf Club in Douglas and Sanctuary Cove in Brunswick respectively.

April 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Extradition not needed in murder case

Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden said a formal extradition process will not be necessary for a man wanted for allegedly murdering his mother and stepfather in Gum Branch five years ago.

April 01, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Panthers edge out win over Wildcats

It's the bottom of the 7th with two outs and the game is tied at 5. With the crack of his bat, Panther Matt Desbiens brought home Justin Eaton for the 6-5 win against the visiting Richmond Hill team on Saturday.

April 01, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA’s varsity squad earns first win

First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball coach Joey Brown said an unfaltering sense of determination led his varsity squad to its first win of the season Friday. The Highlanders beat Providence Christian 13-6.

April 01, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


14U Kings are Riverfest champions

The 14U Kings Elite of the South Georgia Kings Basketball organization played in the 12th annual Riverfest Classic in Columbus over the weekend, taking the championship trophy in a one-point, overtime victory against the Georgia Blazers (73-72).

April 01, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers shut out last 2 opponents

Bradwell's boys soccer squad managed a 9-0 shutout Tuesday against Beach High in Savannah and 3-0 shutout against the Johnson High Atomsmashers in a home game at Olvey Field on Thursday. They have two games left before they face the region playoffs.

March 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Weather gives Tigers some rest

The Bradwell Tigers had their last two games canceled due to inclement weather, giving the 3-9 team an opportunity to prepare for the next two games against region opponents. This week, Bradwell hosts Groves on Tuesday and Jenkins on Friday.

March 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers surf Beach in four innings

They say big cats don't like water, but the Bradwell Tigers took to the surf like pros Tuesday, wiping out region rival Beach High School in 4 innings with a 20-5 victory.

March 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Faith Baptist stages comeback against FPCA

They trailed by 3 or more throughout the game, but the Faith Baptist Crusaders took advantage of one bad inning and blew the top off the seventh to defeat the Highlanders 18-14 on Wednesday afternoon.

March 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


14U Rebels head to Augusta

The St. James Coastal Crew 14U Rebel squad heads to Augusta for its AAU Super Regional Ice Breaker Tournament this weekend.

March 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Two more Panthers place in weightlifting

Liberty County High School Panthers Mack Brunson and Kayla Rand finished second and seventh, respectively at the 2009 National Junior Weightlifting Championships March 19-22 in Foster City, Calif.

March 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panthers look to keep No. 4 slot

A bloody nose, injured ankle and banged up knee weren't the only thing the Washington County had to contend with on the soccer field Saturday. They also had to deal with a 1-4 loss given to them by the Liberty County High School Lady Panthers.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers get region win against Burke

The Liberty County Panthers came out relaxed and ready to have fun during Saturday's home game against Burke. The mellow mood made for better hitting as the Panthers slugged their way to a 10-6 win against the visiting Bears.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


16U Rebels qualify for nationals

The goal for the 16U St. James Coastal Crew Rebels was to earn an automatic bid for the AAU National Tournament by making the final four in Friday's and Saturday's AAU Super Regional in Macon.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther track squad among top 50

The Liberty County Panther boys finished No. 32 and the girls finished in 43rd place to stay among the top 50 track squads at the Bob Hayes Invitational Track meet in Jacksonville last weekend. Ninety-seven high schools reportedly participated in the event.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Panthers drop 2 as playoffs draw closer

The Liberty County High School baseball team finished the regular season with losses at Savannah Christian and Portal.

April 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell splits with Brunswick to end regular season

Bradwell Institute split a baseball doubleheader with Brunswick on Thursday in Hinesville in its season finale.

April 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers clinch postseason spot

The Liberty County High School girls' soccer team has clinched a Class AAAA state-playoff spot, according to head coach Jarvis McArthur.

April 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA boys’, girls’ seniors recognized

First Presbyterian Christian Academy soccer players Joshua Khuns, MaKayla Alexander, Elise Letnaunchyn, Calvin Miclat and Demetrius Williams were recognized during the senior-night game against Frederica Academy on Tuesday at St. James Field.

April 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Despite surgery, former deputy improving

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority police officer, continues to make progress in his road to recovery after being struck by a tractor-trailer March 2.

April 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty tennis teams earn state berths

Liberty County High School's tennis teams placed third in the Region 3-AAAA playoffs to earn spots in this week's state tournaments.

April 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Willie Graham retiring from education

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Education


Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


‘A good time for me to go ahead and retire’

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger taking baseball skills to Albany State University

Bradwell Institute baseball player Stephen Felton signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Albany State University Wednesday at BI's media center.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers split games with Brunswick

The Bradwell Institute Tigers split victories in a cross-region doubleheader in Brunswick Thursday.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders take down David Emanuel

First Presbyterian Christian Academy had a huge win over David Emanuel Academy Tuesday on the diamond in Stillmore. The Highlander boys followed up that performance with a come-from-behind win Friday at home against Twiggs Academy.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

April 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Convict re-entry program nearly ready

Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.

April 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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