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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


St. Simons native is second at golf tourney

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - St. Simons native Glen Jones finished second in the boys 13-15 age division at the Hurricane Junior Golf Classic on the island at Sea Palms Golf Resort April 18-19.

April 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Coffee maker gives scoop to java junkies

"The coffee industry has failed the consumers by not educating them on what the process is and how to brew the perfect cup of coffee," Dr. Joseph John, president of Josuma Coffee Co., told an audience Tuesday during a presentation at Uncommon Grounds.

April 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


BI Tigers are third in region 3-AAAAA

Mother Nature threw a curve ball or two at the Bradwell Tigers, forcing changes to the team's schedule that resulted in six games in eight days. The rain also thwarted the Tigers' first chance at beating Jenkins High on Monday in a game that would have decided the No. 1 region spot.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA’s Joey Bell signs to play college ball

Joey Bell helped his team win two back-to-back state titles, scored more than 1,500 points in his high school career and had his jersey number retired this season. But his greatest accomplishment came Thursday morning when the Highlander basketball player penned his name to a basketball scholarship, sending the future Bobcat back to Milledgeville where he and his family lived for eight years before moving to Hinesville.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlander’s looking for home-stretch wins

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander baseball squad will host a non-region game Saturday at noon against Frederica Academy. After Saturday, the team will prepare for the final two region games next week before heading into the Georgia Independent School Association playoffs.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tiger soccer season ends in first round

So much for the home-team advantage. The Bradwell Tigers lost their edge over Pebblebrook High School, which is No. 3 in the 4A-AAAAA region, Wednesday night in the first round of the state playoffs, losing 3-1.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther golf team falls short at region

The Liberty County High School Panther golf team fell short of the state playoffs as the boys and girls finished sixth and fourth, respectively, at a region tournament April 21 at the Waynesboro Country Club.

April 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panther signs with BPC Barons

In December, she signed a letter of intent, but on Monday Candace Barham made things official as the Lady Panther senior basketball player signed a scholarship to play for Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon.

April 22, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


Coach looks to put Hinesville on map

Ranked 36th in the world among women weightlifters in the 75+ kilogram weight class is not enough to satisfy Olympic weightlifter Jenna Bussard. She has loftier goals in mind.

April 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS freshman gets first homer in 13-0 win

Freshman Panther Dylan Connelly hit his first varsity homer and Chris Arnold hit his fourth this season as the Liberty County Panthers took five innings to put away Baldwin County 13-0 Saturday.

April 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Several Faith Baptist players sign with colleges

After winning the National Association of Christian Athletes Elite Division championship in a tournament Feb. 25-27 in Dayton, Tennessee, Faith Baptist Christian Academy's national ...

August 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trial could last through Friday

Exactly four years to the day after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a civil trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf ...

August 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Arraignment scheduled in Hinesville aggravated sodomy case

A 21-year-old man is scheduled for arraignment Aug. 10 before Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart on charges he sodomized a 4-year-old girl.

August 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Middle Georgia State coach runs soccer camp in Hinesville

Middle Georgia State University head soccer coach Vinny Gill hosted a camp last week at Hinesville's Brown Park.

July 29, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Wrongful death suit goes to trial

Four years after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a wrongful death suit for former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started ...

July 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Three plead not guilty to murder charges

Three men accused of gunning down Macon-area rapper Markese Mahone recently were in Liberty County Superior Court, each pleaded not guilty during their formal arraignments.

July 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Tiger marching band adopting Latin theme

Bradwell Institute's Tiger Marching Band will add salsa this year as its football halftime shows will feature a new Latin theme.

July 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther band will moon-walk halftimes

Liberty County High School's Panther Marching Band will moon-walk to pop icon Michael Jackson songs this year during football halftime shows.

July 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trainer gives tips on sculpting back, shoulders

Several muscles form the upper back, shoulder and neck area of the human body.

July 26, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Seoul Restaurant brings Korean spicy flair to Hinesville

Last week, I got the hankering for some Chinese food, but instead opted to try something slightly different. So I stopped in at Seoul Restaurant ...

July 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Food


Murder suspects plead to voluntary manslaughter

A murder suspect entered a plea of guilty of manslaughter that resulted in the stabbing death of Davis Williams Jr., in January 2013.

July 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Getting back to full strength

Local personal trainer Vince Gumataotao placed fourth overall in the light heavyweight division at the National Physique Committee Georgia Bodybuilding competition July 11 in Atlanta.

July 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Fall prep football schedules set

Summer vacation will soon end, meaning the kids will head back to school and prep sports will quickly get underway. Football becomes the focal point ...

July 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger named to All-Region First Team

Bradwell Institute incoming senior soccer player Justus Hoffmann was named to the 2015 Region 3-AAAAA All-Region First Team.

July 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Highlander headed to UK

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Jacksonville State University basketball player D.J. Felder is headed to the United Kingdom to play for the Surrey ...

July 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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