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LCHS Lady Panthers off to a solid start

The Liberty County Lady Panthers soccer team won its Feb. 7 scrimmage against Vidalia 6-2 and tied with Brunswick, 2-2, for the season opener. Both games were played on the girls' home field at Lewis Frasier Middle School.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Ludowici school shines in background

LUDOWICI - Not many folks know about the other high school in Long County. With an enrollment of approximately 250 students, including 60 in high school, Faith Baptist Christian Academy is more like a tight extended family than a school.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers edge out Baldwin County

The Lady Panthers closed the first up by 10, the half up by 5 and the third up by 8, but the Lady Bravettes of Baldwin High controlled the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Panthers 13 to 3, to win 49-41 in front of a home crowd Saturday night.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers fall to Burke, Tigers split

The Tigers, Panthers and Long County Blue Tide hit the road on Friday night as wind down region games before the playoffs start Feb. 27.

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide crown 2009 homecoming king

Last week was a good one for Ricky Rivera. On Wednesday, the Long County High School senior signed to play football for Savannah State University. The night before, he was crowned 2009 homecoming king.

February 09, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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


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Willie Graham retiring from education

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Education


Liberty County Deputy credited for saving baby

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


‘A good time for me to go ahead and retire’

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger taking baseball skills to Albany State University

Bradwell Institute baseball player Stephen Felton signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Albany State University Wednesday at BI's media center.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers split games with Brunswick

The Bradwell Institute Tigers split victories in a cross-region doubleheader in Brunswick Thursday.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders take down David Emanuel

First Presbyterian Christian Academy had a huge win over David Emanuel Academy Tuesday on the diamond in Stillmore. The Highlander boys followed up that performance with a come-from-behind win Friday at home against Twiggs Academy.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

April 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Convict re-entry program nearly ready

Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.

April 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Tigers swept in weeklong series

The Bradwell Institute Tigers went 0-3 against the Effingham Rebels this week in a three-game region 3-AAAAA series.

April 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Injured former Liberty County deputy continues to improve

It's been one month since former Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority Police Officer William Solomon was struck by a tractor-trailer while directing traffic.

April 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Tigers drop two against Effingham

In another three game region 3-AAAAA series, the Bradwell Institute Tigers are currently 0-2 against the Effingham Rebels this week.

April 09, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Shooting for a cause

The Georgia Southern football team got a boost in its scholarship fund Saturday during the first Eagle Fund Shoot Sporting Clays Tournament for Scholarships at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway.

April 08, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell drops first of series with Rebels

Bradwell Institute and Effingham County High traded hit for hit Monday afternoon on Tiger Field, with the visiting Rebels winning the Region 3-AAAAA contest 17-12.

April 08, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers fall to Wildcats in 3-game series

Richmond Hill took the three-game Region 3-AAAAA baseball series against Bradwell Institute in Region 3-AAAAA last week with its 13-8 win Friday in Richmond Hill.

April 06, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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