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David Jones is new AD at FPCA

Former Bradwell Institute varsity basketball coach David Jones is back home in Hinesville, taking a position with First Presbyterian Christian Academy as the new athletic director and new head coach for the men's basketball team.

May 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Terrence Alston signs with Brewton-Parker

Highlander Terrence "TA" Alston heads to Mount Vernon this fall as the Highlander signed on to play for Brewton-Parker College's men's basketball team.

May 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Bears take Panthers in non-region game

Liberty County High School baseball coach David Samuel said he wanted his team to maintain the intensity the Panther squad displayed against Johnson on Wednesday as the Liberty team hosted Pierce County on Thursday night.

May 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers rally around hurt player

Lady Tiger tennis coach Janet Reddick confirmed that for the first time in Bradwell Institute's history, the girls tennis team played in the state playoffs last week.

May 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers smash Johnson H.S., 22-3

Preparing for the region playoffs, Liberty Panther baseball coach David Samuel asked his team to play with intensity when they faced the Johnson High Atomsmashers Wednesday night in Savannah.

May 01, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Warriors still undefeated after beating Tigers

Bradwell's baseball team trekked to Savannah to take on the undefeated Jenkins High Warriors on Tuesday, forcing 9 innings of ball until the Warriors took a three run lead to win 11-8.

May 01, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther track sends 9 to state

The Liberty Panthers ran at region track trials on Friday and Saturday and qualified nine athletes to state.

May 01, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA golf takes 2nd in region

Barely organized as a team last season the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander golf squad has turned it around, going from last in 2008 to second place in the GISA 2-A region finals at Sanctuary Cove Golf Club in Brunswick on April 24.

May 01, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers beat Beach to keep third place

Back-to-back games can wear down players and the Bradwell Tigers can attest to the physical toll the last series of games has taken on their squad.

April 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers fall to Wildcats, win against Knights

The Liberty County Panthers fell to the Richmond Hill Wildcats on Friday, losing 5-2. They also lost a non-region game to Houston County Saturday, 9-5. But came back to beat the Windsor Forest Knights 10-0 in five innings on Monday.

April 29, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


FPCA takes Frederica Academy by one run

First Presbyterian battled in the blistering sun Saturday and pulled out a one-run lead in the bottom of the 7th inning against a tough Frederica Academy squad.

April 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Taekwondo master makes hall of fame

SFC (Ret.) Master Rafael Medina has accomplished many things in his life. In 1985, he was among the first members of the newly formed Army taekwondo team representing Fort Bragg at the 1985 N.C. state championship.

April 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Bradwell athlete earns two scholarships

Just two weeks after signing to play football for the Concordia University Bulldogs, Tiger athlete Shaquille "The Shaq attack" Russell penned his name to a second scholarship from the university, placing him on the Bulldog's track squad.

April 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Sports scam may be circulating in area

Businesses and consumers need to be aware of a possible scam in Liberty County regarding the sale of sports towels, supposedly to raise money for local high schools.

April 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI soccer coach reflects on season

Bradwell soccer coach Greg Cooke said he feels great about the boys' season, despite their 3-1 loss to Pebblebrook on Wednesday night in the first round of playoffs.

April 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Soldier granted bond on murder charge

Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart set bond at $50,000 for Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Ray Mealy during a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in connection with the death of Nathaniel Brown in early June.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence

The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier, who pleaded guilty to the crime in early June, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Look for variety, passion from personal trainer

A personal trainer can help you stay on track for fitness goals, offer motivation and teach you proper exercise techniques.

June 28, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


D&M Hispanic Restaurant evokes Little Havana

The fragrance of freshly made "pastelitos." The lyrics of the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, heard from nearly every open window. The smoke from a hand-rolled cigar and the sounds of the dominoes hitting the table at Domino Park.

June 24, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Food


Rec department has fun available

The Liberty County Recreation Department has many ways for area residents to have a little fun and cool off during the summer heat.

June 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Summer splashing is frequent at new water park

A new area water park is already a hit less than a month after it opened.

June 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Mother enters plea in her daughter’s death

Candice Nicole Boles entered a plea of guilty of cruelty to children in the first degree, a felony, and guilty of cruelty to children in the second degree, admitting she played a role in the death of her daughter Andraia Boles, who was 3 at the time of her murder in February 2013.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Mitchell put on ESPN prospect list

Liberty County High School Panther standout Davion Mitchell has been selected for ESPN's list of the top 60 basketball recruits for the Class of 2017.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


New music store opens in Hinesville

Hinesville has a new musical instrument sales, repair and instructional store. Backline Productions Services LLC opened its doors in March but held its official grand opening May 16.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


Liberty NAACP leader: Charleston church mass shooting highlights need for dialogue

The Wednesday night killing of nine people by a white gunman in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, highlights the need for everyone to come together and discuss the difficult topics of race, politics and religion, according to the Liberty County NAACP president.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


Homeless Connect provides service to needy

Daisy Jones, the city of Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program coordinator, walked from table to table, ensuring each vendor was prepared before opening the doors of Bradwell Institute's gymnasium at noon June 6.

June 18, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


First-year coach excelling with 12U Rebels

Dana King Jr. knew he would want to coach kids someday.

June 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther football player competes in Five-Star Camp

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte was among the top 100 players that was invited to the 2015 Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge.

June 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Take care running outside in summer

Summer months are a great time to get outdoors and stay active with a brisk walk or fun run.

June 14, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


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