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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


Still in fourth place, Tigers drop last 2 games

The Bradwell Tigers lost two back-to-back games Thursday against Pierce and Friday against regional rival Jenkins.

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


HPD hopes to close down burglary ring

Search warrants were served last week and Hinesville Police hope to start making arrests for a string of more than 40 residential and business burglaries in April.

May 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Tigers silence the Bulldogs bark with 24-2 win

The Bradwell Tigers (6-15 overall, 6-4 region) traveled to Savannah Tuesday night to take on the Beach Bulldogs. By swinging the bat and locking up the defense the Tigers quickly crushed the Bulldogs 24-2.

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


Will Hinesville's own get drafted?

Bradwell High graduate and Georgia Tech linebacker Gary Guyton is among the nine Yellow Jackets poised for the NFL draft this weekend.

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


New boat helps in search and rescue

A new investment for the Eastern District Volunteer Fire Department is already paying out dividends, according to Chief Joseph Martin.

May 10, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Panthers lock in number 2 spot

The Liberty County Panthers (10-8 overall, 6-3 region) have claimed the number 2 spot in 3S-AAA behind the South Effingham Mustangs as they prepare to finish the regular season at the Mustangs' field tonight at 6.

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


Tigers lose to Colquitt County in double overtime

The Bradwell Tigers soccer team took the field at home Tuesday night to host the first round of playoffs against the Colquitt County Packers.

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


HPD piecing together clues in last week's shoot out

A quiet night was shattered last Friday when as many as 20 shots rang out in the Pointe South and Summerwind areas.

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


Cadets and Bears knock down Panthers

Taking Hephizibah in 5 innings 14-0 Friday night, it looked as though the Panthers recovered from their brief slump.

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


A thanks to those that save lives behind the scenes

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is when people from all over the public safety field and beyond express appreciation for the people who make telecommunications work.

May 08, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Former Panther helps CSU take game one of the double-header against AASU

Former Liberty County Panther Cole Martin led a 17-hit Columbus State University Cougar strike in game one of a double-header versus the Armstrong Atlantic State University Pirates Saturday.

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


Tiger to stay a Tiger

Bradwell Tiger football standout Vontavious Pennyman signed to play football at North Carolina Tech, staying in a Tiger uniform for his college career.

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


Tide loses to Jeff Davis Friday, split victories at Diamond Day Classic Saturday

LUDOWICI - It appears the Long County Blue Tide has a fear of stingers, losing to two different Yellow Jacket squads last Wednesday and Friday.

May 08, 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


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