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Liberty Humane Shelter struggles to stay open

The high cost of fuel and the lagging economy have changed the way Liberty County and Long County residents spend their money. When faced with the higher cost of gas and food, the choice to donate to a local charity falls to the wayside. The employees at Liberty Humane Shelter have struggled to come to terms with this problem and lessen the affects.

July 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Dickerson to teach football skills at camp

Former Liberty County Panther football player and Canadian Football League professional Cedric Dickerson is coming to the Liberty County Recreation Department for his annual youth football camp.

July 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Man accused of setting mother's house on fire to undergo mental evaluation

A man accused of intentionally setting his mother's house on fire was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation before any reasonable bond would be considered in the case.

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Pettis named to 2008 All-Iron-Man Team

For the fifth consecutive year, former Bradwell Institute standout and Hinesville native Will Pettis was named to the Arena Football League's All-Iron-Man Team two weeks ago.

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


Voters reminded to bring photo ID to advance voting this week

As the primary elections approach July 15 the citizens of Liberty and Long County are reminded that in-person advance voting will begin Monday, July 7 and end Friday, July 11. Voters participating in the election during advance voting week or on Election Day will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo ID:

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Bond reduced on murder suspect awaiting trial

Bond was reduced by $200,000 on a murder suspect awaiting trail for the shooting death of Deterell Esque Jackson in front of his Alston Ridge mobile home in January 2007.

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Panther played for undefeated Tournament of Stars team

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


Washington Street remains closed

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Penalties and turnovers hurt 'Canes

A series of costly turnovers and impromptu penalties caused the Hinesville Hurricanes to come up four points short against the Carolina Cobras on Saturday night as they suffered a 26-22 loss in their real first home opener.

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


Mental evaluation ordered for arson suspect

A man accused of intentionally setting his mother's house on fire was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation before any reasonable bond would be considered in the case.

July 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Lady lifters in top ten

Liberty County High School had four of their competitive weightlifters travel with coach Keith McGee and his daughter assistant coach Amy McGee to Disney World as they competed in the National School Age Olympic Weightlifting Championships June 20-22.

July 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Campaign rallies offer insight on the candidates running for Sheriff

There was a thunder rolling through the neighborhoods in Midway and Isle of Wight June 21.

July 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


'Canes loss protested

The road to Waycross started off paved with good intentions as the Hinesville Hurricanes faced the Waycross Firebirds in their second meet this season last Saturday. But the pavement soon turned bumpy and the Hurricanes found themselves in an uncomfortable situation after their 40-28 loss.

July 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Sting nets 42 drug arrests

Operation Clean Sweep, a five-month drug sting managed by the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, was declared a success by Liberty County Sheriff, Don Martin.

July 10, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


‘Mat Rat’ lays the smack down

Small in stature but big with his throws and moves, Hunter Wilson, 8, a member of the Liberty County Recreation Department's wrestling team called the Mat Rats made his farewell performance at regions and state placing at both meets in the 70 pound bantam weight class.

July 10, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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McRae signs with team in Australia

According to the Sydney Morning Herald and Libertyballers.com, former Liberty County high School and University of Tennessee basketball star Jordan McRae has signed with Australia's Melbourne United.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers go 1-1

The Lady Panther softball team went 1-1 on Thursday in their Region 3-AAAA home opener - a double-header against Burke County.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Area running enthusiasts prep for Sunbury 5K

The fifth annual Sunbury 5K, to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and the American Diabetes Association, has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and organizer Patrick Boyle said he can't believe participants will be marking the race's fifth anniversary.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers squeak past BI Tigers, 10-9

Liberty County High School gets to keep the Commissioner's Cup one more year after beating Bradwell, 10-9, at Olvey Field on Friday night.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers edge out Tigers 10-9

Liberty County High School gets to keep the Commissioner's Cup one more year after beating Bradwell 10-9 at Olvey Field Friday night.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Crosstown rivalry resumes tonight

The big football clash pitting the Liberty County Panthers against the Bradwell Tigers will kick off at 7:30 tonight at Olvey Field.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County opens vs. Tattnall

The Long County High School football team plays its first regular-season game of 2014 tonight by hosting Tattnall County.

August 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tiger Touchdown Club hires new game announcer

The Tiger Touchdown Club announced it has hired Toby Hyde as the play-by-play announcer for Bradwell Institute home games this season.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers drop second region game

Bradwell Institute lost, 9-0, to Richmond Hill on Tuesday at home, falling to 0-2 in Region 3-AAAAA and 3-10 overall.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


John on Colts’ IR; Thornton, McMillan set for season debuts

Each National Football League team had to cut their roster to 75 players by Tuesday and, as indicated in earlier news reports, the Indianapolis Colts placed rookie lineman and Hinesville native Ulrick John on their injured-reserve list.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Williams named top offensive player in Effingham loss

Liberty County High School's football coaching staff named Jacquez Williams as the team's offensive player of the game for their season-opening loss against Effingham on Friday at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty tops Long, 8-0

After three straight losses at the Battle of the 'Boro Tournament on Saturday, the Liberty County High School softball team bounced back Monday with an 8-0 win over Long County in five innings at the Lady Panthers' field.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers go 2-3 at Battle of the ’Boro

The Bradwell Lady Tiger softball teams finished 2-3 in the Battle of the 'Boro tournament held this past weekend in Statesboro.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Mistakes doom Panthers in opener

Four interceptions and some untimely penalties by Liberty County helped the Effingham County Rebels to a 35-7 win Friday at Donell Woods Stadium in the high-school football regular-season opener.

August 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers win twice

The Liberty County softball team claimed back-to-back wins on the first day of the Battle of the 'Boro tournament Friday afternoon in Statesboro.

August 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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