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Panthers take top spot at track meet

The Panthers took the top spot at their first home track meet Tuesday when they hosted Effingham and Wayne counties.

March 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Allenhurst, Long County men arrested on child porn charges

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs departments, working in conjunction with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, wrapped up a two-month, statewide investigation that led to the arrest of more than 20 people, including Long County and Allenhurst residents, for allegedly possessing child pornography this week.

March 13, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Tiger soccer team downs Groves H.S.

A penalty kick by David Miller in the first half and a solid kick by Chris Schuster in the second helped the Bradwell Tigers boyssoccer squad stay ahead of the Groves High Rebels in Tuesday's 2-1 win at home on Olvey Field.

March 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Camden beats BI Tigers, 8-4

Going into the sixth inning, the Tigers trailed by 2 (3-5) as they hosted their region opener against Camden County Tuesday afternoon. By the end of the 7th inning, however the Wildcats were up by 4 to win 8-4.

March 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers finish second, third at invitational

On Saturday, the Bradwell Tigers track team competed in Camden County at the 39th annual Dana Shavalier Invitational, where the boys finished second and the girls' squad, although relatively small, took third place.

March 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers take first against Savannah squads

Leading the pack against the Savannah area schools the Liberty County High School Panther track teams took first place wins with the boys earning 115 points and the girls earning 112 at a meet at Savannah State University on Tuesday.

March 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tiger loss to Redan ends season

Although the season is over, the Bradwell Lady Tigers have a lot to celebrate after finishing the season with a 25-5 record and a stand at the Elite Eight on Saturday when undefeated Redan High School won 59-40 at Fort Valley State University.

March 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers improve to 3-0 with Benedictine win

It's David Samuel's first year as Liberty's baseball coach and so far the coach and his squad are undefeated with a 3-0 record after winning 7-3 in Savannah on Monday against Benedictine.

March 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers lose to Wildcats, 7-5

Tiger baseball coach Rhett Hellgren summed up his squad's 0-5 record with one word, "performance." The Tigers took a 7-5 loss at home Saturday against Richmond Hill despite a second inning rally that brought in 4 runs and put the Tigers up by 1.

March 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kiss-A-Pig Campaign starts

SAVANNAH - Rusakis Plaza came alive with the OlymPIG athletes parading on stage as this year's 17th annual Kiss-A-Pig Campaign kicked off Saturday.

March 11, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Panthers close out Johnson in 4

Starting the game down 0-1 after a homerun from the visiting team might intimidate some squads, but the Liberty County Panthers brushed the dirt off, rolled up their sleeves and drove in 10 points in the second inning. The Panthers closed the game in the fourth with a 16-1 rout over visiting Johnson High School on Thursday.

March 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Mat Rats head to state tournament

Pinning their way to more medals, eight of nine wrestlers from the Liberty County Recreation Department's Mat Rats wrestling team are on their way to their first state meet.

March 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers split victories in soccer

The Bradwell Tigers boys soccer squad had a three-game week, traveling to Savannah Arts Academy on Monday, hosting Windsor Forest on Tuesday and battling Johnson High on the road on Thursday.

March 09, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


Panther track team takes first place

Liberty's track team had its second meet of the season against Beach High on Tuesday and ended with a first place overall finish.

March 09, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


Proposed coal plant threatens local waters

Although there's a lot of attention currently focused on Liberty County's proposed wastewater treatment facility at Tradeport East Industrial Center, members of the Ogeechee–Canoochee Riverkeepers organization say there's another area that also should be in the limelight - the Ogeechee and Canoochee Rivers.

March 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Outdoors/Recreation


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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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