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Local athletes in bowls

Three former Bradwell Tigers will be representing the Liberty County community and their respective universities this week, playing at the Independence Bowl in Shreveport La., and the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz.

December 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Faith Baptist takes tourney in Tampa

Faith Baptist Christian Academy added two more notches to the win column, earning a championship at the Faith Baptist Christian Tournament held at Central Florida Baptist School Dec. 19-22.

December 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Restaurant earns sign with persistence

It took four years of negotiating, but Juan's Mexicali owner Michael Moody finally got the city of Hinesville to approve a new sign for his restaurant. The sign was posted where a Wendy's sign once stood.

December 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


BI beats Riverdale, 62-47

After losing their first game of the season to Rockdale County in overtime on Monday, the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers regrouped and battled Riverdale's Lady Raiders on Tuesday,

December 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


LCHS Panthers take bite out of bulldogs

The LCHS Panthers rolled into Thomson County only a few hours after pounding Washington County, 80-52, at home Friday night. They rolled out with victory No. 11 after defeating the Bulldogs 71-63 on their own court Saturday night.

December 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Local private schools clean up at tourneys

Faith Baptist Christian Academy and First Presbyterian Christian Academy, both private schools in Liberty and Long counties, managed some wins at their respective tournaments last weekend.

December 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Rockdale hands Lady Tigers first loss

Playing the court at Westside Macon High School in the Great Southern Shootout, the Lady Tigers took a 58-39 win Saturday afternoon against South Gwinnett before they were handed their first loss of the season Monday afternoon. The girls lost in overtime, 52-57, to the Rockdale County Bulldogs.

December 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Sheriff's condition continues to improve

Liberty County Sheriff J. Don Martin is making noticeable improvements and was transitioned out of ICU to an Immediate Care section of Memorial Health University Medical Center on Sunday according to updates posted on his online journal at CaringBridge.com.

December 23, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Panthers bounce Washington Co., 80-52

"Air" Jordan McRae pumped in 36 points and future Hurricane Rion Brown stormed in 21 to help the Liberty County Panthers win 80-52 at home against Washington County in the region opener Friday night.

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Highlanders hit 40 straight wins

Riding the winning train, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders have yet to make their first stop. Their 40th straight win was over Robert Toombs Christian Academy, 70-41, on day one of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament in Lyons County Friday.

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


St. James doles out Christmas cheer

Christmas came early for children from the St. James Community Church after-school program, Gabriel House and the Holmestown community. On Wednesday evening at the St. James Sports Center, families were treated to a holiday meal and children received gifts.

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Shopping for outdoor enthusiasts simplified

Looking for the perfect gift for the mighty hunter or fisherman in the family can be tedious. Would a new hunting rifle be better than a new rod and reel set? Is a GPS the obvious choice for out-of-town hunting expeditions?

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


FPCA earns 39th win

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders are looking for wins 40 and 41 this weekend at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament. The boys 39th win came Tuesday night with a lopsided 117-34 victory against Providence Christian.

December 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Panthers prep for region games

The Liberty County Lady Panthers defeated the Long County Lady Tide 60-22 on Friday, and downed the McIntosh Academy Lady Buccaneers 62-51 on Saturday. However, the back-to-back wins also cost the Panthers two players. Senior Miata Askew suffered a knee injury Friday and sophomore Diamone Johnson was hurt Saturday.

December 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Undefeated Panthers prep for region game

Taking a 53-41 win Saturday against McIntosh Academy at home, the Liberty County Panthers held onto a 9-0 winning streak as they prepared to play their first region game, hosting Washington County Friday night.

December 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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FPCA starts football season Aug. 12

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will get a jump start to its football season this year. While most public schools won't play their first regular-season ...

July 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


YMCA Swim Championship meet brings unity

Hundreds of swimmers converged Saturday morning at the Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA for the annual YMCA Swim Championships.

July 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Crusader signs with Blue Jays

Faith Baptist Christian Academy baseball player Chavez Young signed with the Toronto Blue Jays last week.

July 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae named to league’s first team

The Cleveland Cavaliers did not make it to the championship game of the Las Vegas Summer League. They lost 85-79 to the Chicago Bulls.

July 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Can’t find my green thumb anywhere

Well, at least I tried.

July 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


HDDA discusses upcoming events

Hollie Moore Barnidge, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority's Main Street program manager, addressed business leaders at the Hinesville Downtown Partners meeting Thursday at VIP ...

July 19, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Business


High school coaches attend same camp

Longtime Liberty County Recreation Department volunteer William Roberts had a surprise for the kids in his 5th Quarter Elite football camp Tuesday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther gets fifth star

After Nike's The Opening this past week, Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte was formally rated as a five-star recruit by 247Sports Wednesday.

July 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Elite soccer camp back in Hinesville

Sweat dripped from the 30 campers running drills. But the heat wasn't enough to keep them from learning the professional way of playing the ...

July 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae scores double figures in three games

It took the Cleveland Cavaliers summer league three games before getting a win in Las Vegas. But that wasn't former Liberty County basketball player ...

July 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Three LCRD teams headed to GRPA championships

Three local Liberty County Recreation Department All-Star baseball and softball teams are headed to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state tournaments this week.

July 11, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Serving food instead of fireworks

It's always nice when you get a chance to spend a long holiday weekend with family.

July 06, 2016 | By Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | Food


Lovelady gets first pro win

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady has notched his first win as a professional baseball player.

July 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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