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Fans treated to weekend of baseball, sun

There was no shortage of blue skies, sunshine and heat at The Coastal Georgia Shootout last weekend, creating an ideal setting for baseball fans to soak up rays and check out some of Liberty, Long and Bryan counties' talented summer league players.

June 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Creasy kisses pig at 16th ADA gala

For the first time in 12 years, the team representing Liberty County out campaigned team Chatham County in the annual Kiss-A-Pig fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association.

June 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Long County team has near perfect season

This season, the Long County Recreation Department had only two teams for the midget league, meaning every game they played was an away game against one of the several Liberty County Recreation Department teams.

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


Hammerheads dive in

The warmer weather is the perfect time to take a quick dip in the pool. Just be careful you're not swimming with the Hammerheads.

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


Cosmos topple undefeated team

The Long County Team of Lamar Homebuilders had a tough season, playing every game on the road. Despite the travel they were undefeated as they prepped to play LCRD's midget Cosmopolitan Club Thursday evening.

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


Police need help in search of killer

On May 29, 2007 Damon A. Hardy was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Regency Terr. Apartment complex when he went outside to break up a group of people who started an argument. Exactly one year later his family and friends gathered at Troop Park, adjacent to the apartment complex, to honor his memory with a candle light vigil.

June 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Coastal Georgia Shootout showcases local talent

The Coastal Georgia Shootout started yesterday afternoon and continues through Saturday at Panther baseball field at Liberty County High School.

June 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Interstate Paper defeats Lions Club by 3 (8-5)

The LCRD is wrapping up the regular season baseball and softball. Playoffs start this weekend.

June 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Chamber lunch provides insight into local health care

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held their Progress Through People Luncheon last Thursday, which provided an eye-opening look at the state of health care within our community. Russ Toal spoke about the three Ring Healthcare Consortium and its mission.

June 12, 2008 | By Patt Leon Staff Writer | Living well


Court updates May 28

The state vs. Christopher Jamal Fletcher

June 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Crowd honors U.S. heroes

A large American Flag, roughly two-stories tall, gently waved in the breeze. Veterans and soldiers, many dressed in uniforms pressed to perfection, walked with family members and friends under the majestic flag as they made their way into the Fred L Ginter American Legion Post 168 in Hinesville for the annual Memorial Day Celebration honoring their fallen brethren.

June 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Old jail gets new look

County Commission Chairman John McIver, City Manager Billy Edwards, Mayor Jim Thomas, Chamber of Commerce Director Kenny Smiley and a small host of guests were jailed Thursday afternoon by order of Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Director Vicky Davis.

June 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Coastal Electric helps to save lives

The employees of Coastal Electric Cooperative off Highway 17 in Midway were more than happy to roll up their sleeves Thursday as the company sponsored an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 2-7 p.m.

June 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Living well


Hinesville native plays beyond injuries for victory

Hinesville native and Arena Football Iron Man star Will Pettis is not one to watch from the sidelines while others play his game. After missing one game due to a back injury, the Hinesville native returned to practice last week as the Dallas Desperados prepared for their Friday night game against the Orlando Predators.

June 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Freshman Lady Tiger ranked 16th in nation, third in state

Running against some of the fastest seniors in the state at the Georgia High School women's state track meet May 3, was a lone Tiger freshman, Quintunya Chapman.

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


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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


Panthers fall to Rebels 35-7

Liberty County High School dropped the season opener after a series of miscues, fumbles and interceptions made the game a bit easier for the Effingham County Rebels. The visiting team strolled away with a 35-7 Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tonight’s the night for Panthers

The Liberty County football team kicks off its regular season at 7:30 tonight by facing the Effingham County Rebels at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers have one week to prep for season opener

Last Friday, the Bradwell Institute Tigers scrimmaged at Toombs County, with neither team able to get into the end zone.

August 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Mustangs top Lady Panthers

The Liberty County High School softball team was dealt a 9-0 loss by South Effingham on Tuesday at home.

August 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI struggles at tourney

The Bradwell Institute softball team had a 1-4 record at last weekend's Warriors' Blast Tournament in Glennville.

August 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers stung by injuries

Liberty County High School's softball team is looking to heal some wounds inflicted last weekend at the Warriors' Blast Tournament in Glennville.

August 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI and Toombs scoreless

Bradwell Institute held the Toombs County Bulldogs scoreless in Friday night's preseason scrimmage in Lyons.

August 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers down Tigers at Bradwell

Liberty County High School downed Bradwell Institute, 19-2, in four innings in girls' softball action Thursday afternoon at BI.

August 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers lose scrimmage on home field, 9-7

South Effingham edged out the Liberty County Panthers, 9-7, in Friday's scrimmage at Donell Woods Stadium. Despite the loss, the Panthers' coaching staff saw enough action to decide on a starting quarterback. Coaches also were relieved to see that even though former standout linebacker Raekwon McMillan is gone, defense didn't skip a beat.

August 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers still have open QB spot as gametime looms

Liberty County High School will host the South Effingham Mustangs for a scrimmage game at 7:30 tonight at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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