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Bryant to join Pennyman as Tiger NCT

Another Bradwell Tiger will join a teammate at North Carolina Tech as Curtis Bryant Jr. signed a scholarship to play football for the Tech Tigers.

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


Pettis named Iron Man at mid-season

Hinesville native and former Bradwell Tiger standout Will Pettis continues to exceed the Dallas Desperados' expectations.

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


Panthers drop Bears in 5

The season's third game against the Burke County Bears turned out to be the charm as the Liberty County Panthers finished the Bears 10-0 in 5 innings Thursday.

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


Tigers live up to full potential

"Finally," Tiger baseball coach Rhett Hellgren said after his Tigers' squad came from behind twice in Tuesday's game against Groves. "It was a complete team effort and they played the way I always knew they could."

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers clinch spot at state, take down Bulldogs with homers (5-3)

It took Hank Aaron hitting some homers to send the Liberty County Panthers to a state bid. OK, so it was Henry (Hank) Barrett and Aaron Pringle, as well as a another homer from Chris Arnold to keep the Panthers ahead by 2 (5-3) to defeat the Thomson High Bulldogs of the northern sub region for 3-AAA.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers drop Bears in 5

The season's third game against the Burke County Bears turned out to be the charm as the Liberty County Panthers finished the Bears 10-0 in 5 innings Thursday.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Waycross Firebirds seek vengeance on Hurricanes

The last time James Cox coached and played for a semi-pro football team from Waycross (2000-2001) things were a little rough.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


More arrests at local hotels as MACE sweeps the area

After a string of arrests, some related to prostitution, during a March 28 raid at the San's Inn hotel, the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Commander Al Cato said surrounding hotels are cooperating to clean up their businesses.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Arrest breaks burglary operation

Glynn County deputies arrested Deddrick Jackson of McIntosh County Sunday night and Hinesville Police have since said he is responsible for a string of business burglaries and car heists up and down the Georgia coast.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Guyton signs two year free agency contract with Patriots

Hinesville native and former Bradwell Tiger and Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket, Gary Guyton, has signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent.

May 15, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Men Tigers takeregional track title, second year in a row

The Bradwell Tigers' men track team ran, jumped and threw their way to a region 3-AAAAA title, making it the second year in a row the men came out as top cats at the regional track meet at Savannah State University last week.

May 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Shots draw charges on teen

A shootout at the Crossroads Shopping Center Saturday afternoon has led to the arrest of a man who may also have ties to the recent nighttime shootings in a residential area.

May 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Men Panthers claw out a region championship

What a big difference a year makes, especially for the Panthers track team. A team that barely placed for a spot in the 3-AAA regionals last year came back this year with a vengeance, sweeping the regional trophy away from their main rival, the Burke County Bears.

May 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets take the 7th for win over Panthers

The Liberty County Panthers gave up a 5-4 lead in the 7th inning Saturday against the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets, letting the Jackets come ahead by one and take the game 5-6, even with the Jackets facing 2 outs.

May 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Pirates dominate Panthers on senior night

The black and gold balloons lined the stands and posters were pinned up at the concessions stand as the Liberty County Panthers went into their last home game of the season Thursday night against the McIntosh County Academy Pirates.

May 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Rec department hopes to serve public

Liberty County Recreation Department Director Jimmy Martin was the guest speaker at Thursday's Progress through People Luncheon hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Fleming-ton.

July 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Trying to make a great program greater

Georgia Southern University's new football coach, Willie Fritz, was the guest speaker at Tuesday's Rotary meeting at the LaQuinta Inn in Flemington.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Local bowlers earn medals

Local bowlers Hunter Miller, Joseph Yarbrough, TJ Standard and BJ Cedola all competed at the 2014 Georgia Games last weekend in Lawrenceville.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Court works on murder cases

Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart spent Monday busily working through the criminal court docket. Many of the cases he dealt with have been in the news before, but have surfaced again recently because of defendants' requests for new trials, bond reductions and resentencing.

July 16, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Swimming is more than treading water

Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Chapman slated to compete in Canada

It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Seventh-grade Rebels headed to nationals

The seventh-grade Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to Orlando this weekend for the Youth Basketball of America National Tournament, which takes place July 6-12.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


‘Hank’ White golf tourney set for Aug. 2

The date has been set for the 10th annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McRae receives 76ers jersey in Philly

Jordan McRae was in Philadelphia on Saturday as the 76ers introduced their new members to the media and gave their new players their jerseys.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Elite soccer camp returning to Hinesville

The Hinesville Soccer Association and Hinesville Gators are sponsoring a week-long elite soccer camp starting next Monday at James Brown Park.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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