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Campaign rallies offer insight on the candidates running for Sheriff

There was a thunder rolling through the neighborhoods in Midway and Isle of Wight June 21.

July 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


'Canes loss protested

The road to Waycross started off paved with good intentions as the Hinesville Hurricanes faced the Waycross Firebirds in their second meet this season last Saturday. But the pavement soon turned bumpy and the Hurricanes found themselves in an uncomfortable situation after their 40-28 loss.

July 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Sting nets 42 drug arrests

Operation Clean Sweep, a five-month drug sting managed by the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, was declared a success by Liberty County Sheriff, Don Martin.

July 10, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


‘Mat Rat’ lays the smack down

Small in stature but big with his throws and moves, Hunter Wilson, 8, a member of the Liberty County Recreation Department's wrestling team called the Mat Rats made his farewell performance at regions and state placing at both meets in the 70 pound bantam weight class.

July 10, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


13U Rebels going to USBA Nationals

Following in the footsteps of their competitive and successful older Coastal Crew Rebel players, the 13U squad has attained a national bid and is headed to North Myrtle Beach for the USBA Nationals scheduled for June 23-28.

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


Kings repeat on River Street

With 70 teams from seven different states taking the court at the annual River Street Classic Basketball Tournament held in Savannah last weekend, fans knew the competition was going to be fierce.

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


Forfeit hampers ’Canes dedication game

An unexpected last minute decision by the Central Florida Thoroughbreds to forfeit last Saturday's Hinesville Hurricanes home opener left the fans, but more importantly the players and family members who were there to dedicate the game to the late Mary Jo Sharp, a bit bewildered.

July 05, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Station selling strong ethanol

A possible reprieve from rising cost of gas opened to the public today as the first ethanol E85 fuel pump in Hinesville was placed in service after a brief ceremony and ribbon cutting Thursday morning at the Clyde's # 62 gas station at 791 E. G. Miles Parkway.

July 05, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Panther football team hits weights

The Liberty County Panthers started summer football conditioning June 2 and are focusing on getting in top shape regarding speed and physical strength.

July 03, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Championship down to double-elimination

As the Liberty County Recreation Department's baseball and softball championship games are being decided, Tuesday night's junior, mite and midget baseball championship bouts proved to be a show of the underdogs as every second place team had to beat their opponents twice to take the trophy.

July 03, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hoops Day a sneak preview

The St. James Sports Center was active with slam dunks, fancy lay-ups and a display of the finest young up and coming basketball players in the local and surrounding areas as First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted their first, of what they hope will become an annual, Highlander Hoops day on Monday.

July 03, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Safety a priority at LCRD pool

Cedric Johnson spends his days in a pair of shorts and tank top, which is considered professional business attire for his job as the Liberty County Recreation Department's pool manager and lifeguard. He dutifully checks the concession supplies and patrols the pool area where three other lifeguards watch the swimmers and frolickers perched high in their lifeguard tower chairs.

July 03, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


"Canes storm Troop Park

The Hinesville Hurricanes, semi-pro football team will host their first home game of the season at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Long Bell Football Stadium at Liberty Independent Troop Park.

June 28, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers condition for physical strength

Running with chutes on the grassy field, jogging through mini hurdles, ladder drills on the track, learning function and form and pumping iron is how some of the Bradwell Tigers football players spent one week of their summer vacation.

June 28, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers log 2 victories against Brantley

The Bradwell Tigers summer league has traveled throughout the area in order to keep their baseball skills developing. Monday afternoon they hosted Brantley County at home and pulled out two come-from-behind victories in the last inning 5-4 and 9-8, during their scrimmage.

June 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Gators stifle the Tigers run game

It definitely wasn't the passing game that helped Ware County beat Bradwell Institute, 33-0, last Friday in Waycross.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders look to keep moving forward

There is only one way to top winning the first football game in program history - win the next game.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former prep players doing well at West Alabama

Bradwell Institute alum LaBaron Anthony and former Liberty County High School Panther Jeremy Caldwell-Fabregas had good weekends on the field for the University of West Alabama Tigers' football team.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers take loss into bye week

After suffering a 29-0 loss to Wayne County last Friday in Jesup in its Region 3-AAAA opener, Liberty County gets to rest their wounds with a bye week.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers fall in Statesboro

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers fell to the Statesboro High Lady Blue Devils, 10-6, in a Region 3-AAAAA makeup game Saturday in Statesboro.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sheriff adds, promotes personnel

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Chief Deputy Jon Long and jail administrator Jeff Hein officiated the swearing-in ceremony for several new deputies Wednesday morning at the Liberty County Justice Center.

September 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


FPCA snags first win in program’s history

It took two and a half years, a lot of hard work, determination and a willingness to keep the faith, but the First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team finally was rewarded for its patience Friday night. The Highlanders beat Crisp Academy, 18-6, and notched the first win in program history.

September 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gators chomp Tigers

Bradwell Institute's football team waded in the swamps and eventually got eaten by the Gators, falling 33-0 in a Region 3-AAAAA game at Ware County High in Waycross.

September 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS falls to Wayne

Liberty County High School opened Region 3-AAAA action Friday at Wayne County, where the Yellow Jackets shut out the Panthers, 29-0.

September 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders earn first win of school’s football program

It took two and a half years, a lot of hard work, sheer determination and always keeping the faith. Friday night all the bumps, bruises and losses seemed worth it as the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander football team earned their first win of their football program beating Crisp Academy18-6 at home.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers make short work of Lady Knights again

After beating the Windsor Forest Lady Knights, 13-0, in four innings Tuesday in Savannah, the Liberty County softball team didn't take long to topple them again Thursday in a home Region 3-AAAAA contest.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers honor seniors with victory

A young Bradwell Institute softball team honored its three seniors during its last home game of the season Wednesday with a 7-4 win over St. Vincent's Academy.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA seeks first win vs. Crisp Academy

First Presbyterian Christian Academy host the Crisp Academy Wildcats at 7:30 tonight at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers face big test tonight

Bradwell Institute has its toughest battle tonight - a Region 3-AAAAA contest against Ware County in Waycross.

September 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers open region play in Jesup

Liberty County High School will travel Friday to Jesup to play Wayne County in the Panthers' first Region 3-AAAA game of the season.

September 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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