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Coach, mentor, namesake for future

Friends and family of the late Donell Woods trickled into the new stadium Friday afternoon for a ceremony and plaque unveiling honoring the man for whom the newly constructed stadium is named.

October 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | News


Shrine golf tournament a success

Eighteen teams drove, putted and birdied to benefit the Hinesville/Fort Stewart Shrine Club at its 23rd annual Golf Tournament held on Sept. 13, at Cherokee Rose Country Club and Golf Course.

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


Trash fire puts on show

Shoppers at Wal-Mart gor more than they bargained for Saturday afternoon as smoke filled the sky behind the store and flames shot nearly 100 feet in the air. According to Hinesville Fire Captain Andy Fowler, the fire department recieved the calls from dispatch around 3:40 p.m. By 4, four engines from the Hinesville Fire DEpartment tryin to extinguish the fire in what appeared to be a pile of papers bailed up for recycling and stacked pallets by the dumpsters. An apartment building adjacent to the fire was evacuated and sustained exterior heat damage as the fire melted the ...

October 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Tawdry tale led to rape allegation

A jury found John E. Schneider not guilty of the charges of kidnapping with bodily harm, rape, aggravated anal sodomy and two counts of aggravated sexual battery in a hushed courtroom Friday afternoon in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Bond denied in hatchet attack case

Wallace James, the man allegedly responsible for a double homicide in Riceboro on Aug. 28, was denied bond Monday morning in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Woman says relations with ex-lover not consensual

Despite having earlier relations with John E. Schneider, a Sunbury area woman testified Wednesday that they did not engage in consensual sexual relations on the night that resulted in charges being filed against Schneider.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Jury finds Schneider not guilty of rape

A jury found John E. Schneider not guilty of the charges of kidnapping with bodily harm, rape, aggravated anal sodomy and two counts of aggravated sexual battery in a quiet courtroom Friday afternoon in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Sunbury rape trial begins

The jury was selected and testimony began Tuesday in Liberty County Superior Court in the trial of a man accused of raping a Sunbury woman. The case, which has been likened to a crime novel, was once described as the trial of the century by attorneys. This trial and others that may follow promise several twists and turns.

October 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Gum Branch family makes riding a family affair

The Arnold family from Gum Branch has taken their love of horses and riding a step further than most. Ashley Arnold, 15, and her sister Courtney, 13, started riding when they were 7 and 5, respectively, because they loved horses.

October 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Co-op tournament aids Cancer Society

Employees from Coastal Electric Cooperative decided they wanted to extend a helping hand with a fishing tournament to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

October 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Shrine club golf tournament set for Saturday

The 23rd annual Hinesville Fort Stewart Shrine Club Golf Tournament starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. Current president Jim Williams said there is still time to register or sponsor a hole.

September 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Collier still recovering; placed on reserve list

Jacksonville Jaguar's third year offensive tackle Richard Collier remains in intensive care at Shands Jacksonville Hospital but, according to his agent, Jeff Jankovich, he is making gradual improvements.

September 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hurricanes set to impact Florida

While everyone is busy keeping their eyes on the tropics, a Hurricane is set to directly impact Quincy, Fla., on Saturday as the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team enter the second round of playoffs, facing the South Georgia Warriors.

September 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Student allegedly caught with pot at middle school

A middle school student was reportedly arrested after being found in possession of suspected marijuana at school.

September 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Eagles Prepare for Season Opener at Georgia

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern Football opens the 2008 season on the road against a familiar in-state foe. The 17th-ranked Eagles travel to Athens, squaring off against the Football Bowl Subdivision's top-ranked team Georgia. Kickoff on Saturday (Aug. 30) is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

September 11, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


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Lovelady signs with Owls

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and current East Georgia State College pitcher Richard Lovelady has signed to play at Kennesaw State University.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tough Saturday for BI boys, Liberty teams

Liberty County's basketball teams were swept Saturday at Statesboro. The same day, the Bradwell Institute boys lost a non-conference game at New Hampstead, 62-27.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers fall at Griffin in playoff opener

Liberty County fell, 46-12, in the first round of the playoffs Friday at Griffin.

November 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hurricanes prepare for 15th season

The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team is preparing for its 15th season and will hold tryouts from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Live Oak Church of God.

November 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA wins big in season opener

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team made a statement about the upcoming season Friday against Appling Christian Academy by beating the Eagles, 80-28, in Baxley.

November 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell girls, Liberty boys start season strong

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers staged a second-half comeback to beat Liberty County, 52-41, in Friday's basketball season opener in the Tigers' home gym.

November 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Wreck at Airport and 196 tying up traffic

Update: A wreck at the corner of Airport Road and Highway 196 West in Hinesville tied up traffic for roughly two hours Wednesday. According to GSP Trooper Lyle Thurmond the wreck happened at 3 p.m. Three vehicles were involved and authorities had to re-route traffic around the area. Traffic headed westbound on 196 toward Gum Branch was closed for about two hours.

November 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Panthers head into post season at Griffin

The Liberty County football team starts postseason play Friday at Griffin.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship

The Bradwell Institute Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship on Nov. 8 at Mercer University in Macon.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers, Tigers hit the hardwood Friday

The high-school basketball season kicks into gear Friday with crosstown rivals Liberty County and Bradwell Institute going head to head at Bradwell.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS beats Richmond Hill Wildcats, 44-22

Liberty County High School shut down Richmond Hill High School's running game Friday night and capitalized on several turnovers to beat the Wildcats, 44-22, at Donell Woods Stadium.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trojans shut out BI in Douglas

The Bradwell Institute Tigers were no match for the Coffee County Trojans and were shutout, 42-0, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Friday in Douglas, marking the end of BI's first 0-10 season since 1954.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA falls in first playoff game

Two teams that have developed a rivalry left it all on the gridiron Friday as First Presbyterian Christian Academy tried to break another school record and win its first playoff game. But the boys played Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus, where the more experienced team won, 42-14.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers expecting good season

After posting a 20-8 overall record, including a 5-1 Region 3-AAAA mark, and making the state playoffs last season, the Liberty County boys' basketball team is ready to do better this year.

November 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers to feature many freshmen

Liberty County girls' basketball coach Carolyn Kelly had a relatively young team last year, but nothing like what she said she'll encounter this season.

November 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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