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Panthers take Sapelo tourney

A spectacular view of the scenic Sapelo River could make it tough for a golfer to concentrate - unless you're Liberty County Panther Golf standouts Ben Floyd and Cassie Standard.

March 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Several Tide players make 2AA All-Region teams

Long County High School Blue Tide basketball player Jimmy Bacon was named co-player of the year for the 2008-09 All-Region 2-AA Team. Bacon shares the player of the year award with Wendell Williams of Appling County. As player of the year, Bacon made the first team along with fellow Tide teammate Justin Boyd.

March 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


$1M makeover committee visits Liberty Shelter

The Liberty Humane shelter was stop No. 19 for Zootoo.com founder Richard Thompson and Sukumar Shanmughanathan, head of finance and business development for the social networking Web site for pet lovers. The pair arrived at the shelter in style, with a police escort courtesy of the Hinesville Police Department and was greeted by a crowd of shelter supporters, staffers, volunteers and county and city dignitaries.

March 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Cadets conquer LCHS Panthers, 6-3

Benedictine's baseball team slowly slugged their way to a 6-3 victory Wednesday night on Panther Field. Just last week the Panthers had done the same to them on the Cadets' turf, winning 7-3.

March 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


AAU 16U Rebels head to Macon

The St. James Coastal Crew Rebels 16U squad open their AAU season this weekend at the 2009 Super Regional at First Presbyterian Day School in Macon.

March 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Highlanders lose to Frederica, 10-0

After winning the Eagle Invitational last weekend, the Lady Highlanders came up short hosting reigning state champions Frederica Academy on Wednesday. They suffered a 10-0 shutout.

March 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers place first at meet in Brunswick

On March 12 the Bradwell Tiger track team took first place finishes against Glynn Academy and Brunswick High School. The boys' squad earned 69 points on a three-team point system and the girls earned 61.

March 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers place second at Statesboro meet

Battling against teams representing Statesboro, Groves, Appling, Portman and Effingham County high schools Wednesday in Statesboro, the Liberty County Panther track squads both finished second.

March 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panthers drop last 2 games

Last Friday the Lady Panthers met the Baldwin County Bravettes in what turned out to be a battle of penalty kicks after forcing overtime in a heated soccer game.

March 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers suffer back-to-back losses

It was a tough weekend of region baseball for the Liberty County Panthers who traveled to Washington County on Friday and suffered 0-3 loss and hosted Thomson Saturday afternoon, losing 2-4.

March 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tiger baseball team wins 2 in a row

After starting the season 0-6, the Bradwell Tigers turned a corner and took a 14-4 win against region opponent Windsor Forest on Friday night and staged a comeback in 8 innings for a 8-7 victory against local rival Long County on Saturday.

March 18, 2009 | Patty leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther soccer loses first 2 matches

Baldwin County handed the Liberty County Panthers' soccer squad their first loss on Friday night, 4-1, and on Saturday afternoon the Panther squad took the field at home against Richmond Hill who handed the squad their second loss, 5-2.

March 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Brunswick tops Liberty, BI in golf

Brunswick High school topped the Bradwell Tigers and Liberty County Panther golf teams in Brunswick on March 3.

March 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Soccer supremacy

Tiger Marcell Barton (8) battles for the ball against a Jenkins Warrior in Saturday's 5-1 win. The boys were led by scores from Chris Schuster who scored 2, David Miller scoring 2 and Barton 1. Jenkins scored. This makes the boys 7-2 in the season. The Lady Tigers lost 2-4. Goals were scored by Suede Jones and Ashley Mercer.

March 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers victorious over Camden in OT

Camden County ran the clock, controlled the offense and had a 2-0 lead against the Bradwell Tigers at Olvey Field on Thursday. It seemed the Tigers were destined to lose to the Wildcat squad that has defeated them for the past four years - the duration of head coach Greg Cooke's career at Bradwell.

March 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Soldier granted bond on murder charge

Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart set bond at $50,000 for Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Ray Mealy during a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in connection with the death of Nathaniel Brown in early June.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence

The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier, who pleaded guilty to the crime in early June, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Look for variety, passion from personal trainer

A personal trainer can help you stay on track for fitness goals, offer motivation and teach you proper exercise techniques.

June 28, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


D&M Hispanic Restaurant evokes Little Havana

The fragrance of freshly made "pastelitos." The lyrics of the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, heard from nearly every open window. The smoke from a hand-rolled cigar and the sounds of the dominoes hitting the table at Domino Park.

June 24, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Food


Rec department has fun available

The Liberty County Recreation Department has many ways for area residents to have a little fun and cool off during the summer heat.

June 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Summer splashing is frequent at new water park

A new area water park is already a hit less than a month after it opened.

June 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Mother enters plea in her daughter’s death

Candice Nicole Boles entered a plea of guilty of cruelty to children in the first degree, a felony, and guilty of cruelty to children in the second degree, admitting she played a role in the death of her daughter Andraia Boles, who was 3 at the time of her murder in February 2013.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Mitchell put on ESPN prospect list

Liberty County High School Panther standout Davion Mitchell has been selected for ESPN's list of the top 60 basketball recruits for the Class of 2017.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


New music store opens in Hinesville

Hinesville has a new musical instrument sales, repair and instructional store. Backline Productions Services LLC opened its doors in March but held its official grand opening May 16.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


Liberty NAACP leader: Charleston church mass shooting highlights need for dialogue

The Wednesday night killing of nine people by a white gunman in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, highlights the need for everyone to come together and discuss the difficult topics of race, politics and religion, according to the Liberty County NAACP president.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


Homeless Connect provides service to needy

Daisy Jones, the city of Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program coordinator, walked from table to table, ensuring each vendor was prepared before opening the doors of Bradwell Institute's gymnasium at noon June 6.

June 18, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


First-year coach excelling with 12U Rebels

Dana King Jr. knew he would want to coach kids someday.

June 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther football player competes in Five-Star Camp

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte was among the top 100 players that was invited to the 2015 Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge.

June 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Take care running outside in summer

Summer months are a great time to get outdoors and stay active with a brisk walk or fun run.

June 14, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


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