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Collegians shine in recent action

Former local high school basketball standouts LaQuananisha Adams, a Liberty County High School graduate, and Charmaine Clark, a Bradwell Institute graduate, helped their respective collegiate teams earn victories during Thanksgiving week.

December 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Locals head for Hall of Fame

Next month, five local men will be inducted into the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame. The annual induction ceremony and banquet is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Club Stewart.

December 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Youth Challenge Invitational on Fort Stewart

Every year, Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy cadets travel to a locale in the region for the Youth Challenge Academy Invitational. The event, which pits cadets from different YCA programs in a variety of sports, drills and mental games, comes full circle as Fort Stewart hosts this year's competition.

December 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Athletic trainer keeps student-athletes healthy

Name: John Murat

December 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | About People


Nation's no. 2 team too much for BI

VALDOSTA - Quickly scoring 28 unanswered points in the first quarter and leading 48-7 by halftime, the Lowndes County Vikings dashed the Tigers' hope of advancing to the state quarterfinals.

December 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Juvenile arrested after threats at school

Six days after threatening to shoot people at Bradwell Institute a 16-year-old male student was arrested and charged with terroristic threats according to HPD Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

December 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Liberty law officers help deputy in need

Liberty County deputies banded together to help one of their own get through a difficult time and financial burden. Jon Glandon, a former deputy of the LCSO, discovered he had brain cancer in 2003. After a three-year remission, the cancer has returned, as did the routine visits to Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. The constant travel has created a financial burden for Glandon's family.

December 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Taekwondo championships showcase fighting form

The Shuman Center looked more like a dojo than a basketball court as participants at the third annual LCRD Taekwondo Championships kicked and sparred their way to victory Oct. 25.

November 27, 2008 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Fall Fest at the Y

The weather was clear and perfect and the little ones were out for fun at the YMCA Fall Festival held on Nov. 8.

November 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Rice Fest preserves history of area

Alarger crowd than last year turned out for the second annual Riceboro Rice Fest in downtown Riceboro on Nov. 8.

November 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Guyton impresses coaching staff

Hinesville native Gary Guyton has surprised most of the staff of the New England Patriots but not head coach Bill Belichick who said Guyton is a versatile player who can rush, cover and play both inside and outside linebacker positions.

November 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


The 8th annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot

Those sonic roars over Liberty County Thursday were from the eighth annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot.

November 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Military


Threat at Bradwell spurs security clamp down

The Liberty County School Board and Bradwell Institute administrators took immediate action after a rumor spread Tuesday that someone would bring a gun to school Wednesday and shoot people.

November 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Team Liberty launches Kiss-A-Pig campaign

November is American Diabetes Month and the American Diabetes Association and the 2009 Liberty Kiss-A-Pig campaign team want to get the word out about early screening and detection.

November 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Tales from the graveyard

The tale of Chloe, the legend about the crack in the wall and Midway's very own version of Romeo and Juliet were recounted as wide eyed listeners moved from grave to grave at last Saturday's legends and tales tour of the historic Midway Cemetery.

November 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Things to Do


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Liberty clinches a playoff spot with shutout victory

Liberty County High School scored a 47-0 shutout over Windsor Forest during Friday night's Homecoming game. The region 3-AAAA victory guarantees the Panthers will play in the first round of the playoffs.

October 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Faith Baptist hosting final home game tonight

Faith Baptist Christian Academy will wrap up the home portion of its first 11-man season tonight when it hosts the Faith Baptist Academy North Warriors at 7:30 at Long County Recreation Department football field in Ludowici.

October 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers look to down Windsor Forest

Liberty County's home game Friday against Windsor Forest is a big one beyond just being this year's homecoming contest.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers travel to South Effingham

Bradwell Institute will be at South Effingham on Friday to take on the Mustangs in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA finishing season on the road

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will finish the season on the road with games out of Hinesville the next two Fridays.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Memorial Day beats FPCA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted Memorial Day on Friday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville for the team's first region game of the season.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Missed field goal leads to Panther loss

The Liberty County High School Panthers came achingly close to victory Friday night in Thomson, but in the end fell just a smidgen short.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Devils shut out Tigers at home

The Bradwell Tigers suffered another difficult loss Friday when the Statesboro Blue Devils shut them out, 17-0, at home.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers’ state run over

Liberty County's state softball-playoffs run ended Thursday with a 10-1 loss to Pike County in Zebulon.

October 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers to host Blue Devils

New Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill will lead the Tigers on Friday into a home game against Statesboro, where he once served as an assistant coach.

October 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers headed to Thomson on Friday

Three fumbles and two interceptions made for a difficult road game last Friday as Liberty County fell, 29-6, to Burke County in Waynesboro.

October 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Wayne slows Lady Panthers

Liberty County High School played host to Wayne County High for a Region 3-AAAA softball game Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Jackets stung the girls in the second inning to take the lead and eventually win 6-1. Then on Thursday the Lady Panthers traveled to Jesup for the final regular-season game. The Yellow Jackets came out on top again winning 5-0 in the Region 3-AAAA rematch.

October 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers at Rebels Friday

Bradwell Institute travels to Effingham County High School on Friday night for a Region 3-AAAAA battle.

October 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers headed to Burke County Friday

After having a bye week, Liberty County heads to Burke County High School on Friday for a Region 3-AAAAA contest and the Panthers' first game in two weeks.

October 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers loses to New Hampstead

Liberty County High School's softball team fell, 3-2, Friday at New Hampstead in Savannah in a Region 3-AAAA game.

October 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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