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Younger Highlanders follow varsity lead

While fans have been focused on First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys varsity squad's 19-0 season, the junior varsity boys and girls have made their own advances toward region championships.

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


St. James Rebels get down to business

When Ernie Walthour started the Coastal Crew Rebels in 1992, his vision was to get the players some exposure and help them get to college. When he brought the Rebels to the St. James Sports Center in 1996 and became the center's director, Walthour's vision

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local athletes sign

Liberty County High School Panthers Trier Bennett and Roderick Jones, and Long County Tide wide receiver Ricky Rivera penned their names to scholarships to play college football during Wednesday's National Signing Day.

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers regain No. 1 spot in region 3-AAAAA

When does a victory taste like chicken?

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders defeat Blazers in Savannah

Besides winning a second state title, Highlander coach Darrell West had another item on his wish list: Beat Bethesda on their home turf.

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Area schools sweep weekend games

If you are a high school basketball fan then you certainly got your fill on Saturday as First Presbyterian, Liberty County and Bradwell all hosted games and all posted victories.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Mat Rats gnaw their way to more medals

Proving it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog - or rat, in this case - the Liberty County Recreation Department Mat Rats wrestling team is in the midst of a successful second season, with several of the young athletes already in possession of multiple medals.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Museum opens with local artist's exhibit

A dash of color fills the grey interior of the historic Liberty Jail and Museum. An eclectic mix of old and new forms an attractive palette for art aficionados. The visual chemistry currently on display was created by Christina Mansfield and her first exhibit is now open to the public.

February 04, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Friday's local hoops scores

On Friday night First Presbyterian traveled to Citizens Christian, Long County went to Pierce County and Liberty County went to Thomson as region action continues to wind down toward the playoffs.

February 02, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers buzz past Savannah High

Trailing 23-22 at halftime, the Bradwell Tigers were swarmed by an angry mass of Blue Jackets as the boys of Savannah High stung the Tiger squad, 63-36, for a Region 3-AAAAA win. The loss drops the Tigers to 4-5 in the region and 7-11 overall.

January 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide victorious over Tattnall

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams both won Tuesday in Ludowici.

January 30, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


14U Kings take first place at tournament

The South Georgia Kings 14U's Derrick Brooks has coached the same group of young men since the fifth grade. During that time the list of awards and accomplishments has grown.

January 30, 2009 | Pstty Leon Sports editor | Sports


MACE looking for this man

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force is seeking the community's help in finding a Liberty County man wanted on drug charges.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Three from Liberty County arrested in area drug sting

Receiving a request for assistance, the Liberty County Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force aided the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team and the Richmond Hill Police Department in Friday's sting that netted 24 arrests.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


FPCA extinguishes Blazers, 74-58

If there was any doubt about who should be ranked No. 1 in the Georgia Independent School Association's Region 2-A, by the end of Saturday night the answer was clear. The First Presbyterian Highlanders extinguished the Bethesda Blazers 74-58 at the St. James Sports Center in the Holmestown community.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Tigers split; FPCA wins

The Bradwell Institute baseball team split its recent games.

April 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Project Lifesaver helps find girl — again

A partnership between the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's directorate of emergency services proved beneficial this past week in helping authorities find an autistic girl who recently wandered away from her home.

March 31, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Tigers fall to Indians, bounce back against Blue Tide

Bradwell Institute's baseball team lost on the road last weekend, but scored a victory at home Thursday over Long County.

March 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


RH Wildcats too tough for BI Tigers

Bradwell hosted Richmond Hill Tuesday on Olvey Field and despite big saves from goal keepers Christiana Eskridge and Reina Richardson the girls lost, 7-0. The BI girls slip to 3-7 overall and 0-6 in Region 3-AAAAA.

March 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Jury finds man guilty in Fort Stewart soldier’s death

It took a jury of eight women and four men just one hour to find Carl Evan Swain guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit murder for money in the 2013 killing of his brother-in-law, Army Spc. John Eubank.

March 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


Panthers pitch no-hitter against Groves

It was a quick trip to and from Garden City Thursday as the liberty County High School baseball team wrapped up a 17-1 win in four innings. The Panther boys had the game sealed in the first inning driving in 13 runs off 10 hits.

March 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Soccer teams fall in recent games

Bradwell Institute hosted Richmond Hill and Liberty County High School played at Savannah Christian in soccer games but both local prep schools suffered losses Tuesday.

March 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty gets swept

The Liberty County High School baseball team was shut out twice in a doubleheader Saturday at Thomson.

March 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell, Liberty teams lose on the road

The Liberty County High School soccer teams dropped their games against Wayne County on Friday in Jesup.

March 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trial in Fort Stewart soldier's slaying is underway

A jury was selected and the trial started this week in federal court in Savannah in the death of a Fort Stewart soldier.

March 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


John talks NFL, raises funds

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University football player Ulrick John was back home in Hinesville on Friday helping raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Team Liberty.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


S. Effingham sweeps Tigers

Bradwell Institute was looking to earn Region 3-AAAAA wins on the soccer field Tuesday. But the South Effingham High School Mustangs had other plans, as they swept the Tiger teams on Olvey Field.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI gets swept by Statesboro

This year, the Bradwell Institute baseball team has scheduled its region 3-AAAAA games a bit differently than in previous years. The Tigers are playing each region opponent three times in one week, starting last week when they went 0-3 against South Effingham.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Robotic turkey decoy to help catch poachers

Turkey season opened Saturday, and the Coastal Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation did its part to ensure that only legal hunters get gobblers.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Turmeric, more than just a cooking spice

Turmeric, a rootstock perennial plant that is a cousin to the ginger family, is used as a spice in many Middle Eastern recipes. But recent studies indicate that turmeric could hold medicinal value as well.

March 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Living well


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