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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


13U Rebels going to USBA Nationals

Following in the footsteps of their competitive and successful older Coastal Crew Rebel players, the 13U squad has attained a national bid and is headed to North Myrtle Beach for the USBA Nationals scheduled for June 23-28.

July 08, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kings repeat on River Street

With 70 teams from seven different states taking the court at the annual River Street Classic Basketball Tournament held in Savannah last weekend, fans knew the competition was going to be fierce.

July 08, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Testimony underway

Six men and six women were chosen and the trial for alleged child murderer Torres Boles promptly started Monday afternoon at theLibertyCountyJusticeCenter.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Panthers topped by Cadets

Changing regions came at a cost for Liberty County High School. Panther head football coach Kirk Warner was forced to find teams to replace the sub-region Augusta teams - and Savannah powerhouse Benedictine obliged.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI drops region battle

Richmond Hill walked into Olvey Field and handed Bradwell Institute a 28-7 Region 3-AAAAA loss Friday.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders fall at home

It didn't take long on Friday for the Georgia Christian Generals to show that, despite not fielding a football team in more than 46 years, they still knew how to win.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Rebels take Lady Tigers at home

A big third-inning push by Effingham County helped give them an 8-0 win over Bradwell Institute on Thursday in Region 3-AAAAA softball action at BI.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Local teams have rough night on grid-iron

It was a bit rough to be a football team located within Liberty County Friday night. At Donell Woods Stadium Benedictine showed why they made the state semi-finals last year taking down Liberty 44-13 in a non-region game.

September 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trial for toddler's death starts Monday

The trial against accused murderer Torres Boles is set to begin Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

September 11, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Tigers open region play against Wildcats

Bradwell Institute has its first Region 3-AAAAA contest at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it hosts Richmond Hill at Olvey Field.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers, Cadets battle Friday at Donell Woods Stadium

Liberty County High School will get an early feel for the postseason when the Panthers welcome regional power Benedictine to Donell Woods Stadium on Friday.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers, Tigers take game to the wire

It was an exciting final three innings Tuesday, as the Liberty County High School Lady Panthers won its home softball game, 5-3, over Bradwell Institute in the teams' third matchup of the season.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Roberts shines again for Liberty

By the time Liberty County High School sat their starters Friday, they had already put up 42 unanswered points against McIntosh County Academy in Darien.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County tops Bradwell

Bradwell Institute dropped Long County claimed a 5-2 win over Bradwell Institute on Monday in a non-conference game at BI.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers still struggling in passing game

Bradwell Institute quarterbacks Duane Johnson and Stephen Felton combined to go 0 for 2 in passing during last Friday's 28-21 loss at Calvary Day in Savannah. But what the Tigers lacked in passing, they made up for by pounding the ball, rushing for 201 yards.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders count on renewal

First Presbyterian Christian Academy didn't play football Friday. The team entered its bye-week looking at a 0-2 start. But the Highlanders have an opportunity to turn things around Friday.

September 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers win nail-biter over R. Hill

With the game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Lady Panther Cassidy Collum displayed her patience and pitching savvy. The Lady Panthers had bases loaded but two outs. Focused and knowing she was ahead in the count with three balls and one strike, Collum waited as the pitch came her way and saw that it was high and outside.

September 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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