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Junior Lady Highlanders come on strong

The Lady Highlander varsity squad struggled in its inaugural season, finishing 3-12 overall and 2-6 in the GISA region 2-A, but the school can look to the up and coming junior varsity to see its possible turn around.

February 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA takes region, local schools win

The third attempt was a charm for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders as the boys varsity squad took its third victory against Bethesda on Friday night in Milledgeville, earning the GISA Region 2-A championship. FPCA won 73-68 in overtime.

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS Panther soccer already in full swing

The Liberty County Panther soccer teams have kicked the season into full gear as the boys report a record of 2-0-1 to date.

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers to host first round of playoffs

The Tigers will play Johnson High School at home tonight to finish the regular season, and no matter the outcome, the local team will host the first round of region playoffs at Bradwell next Tuesday and Wednesday. The brackets will be determined by tonight's wins and losses throughout the region.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers ready for hitting season

Spring is around the corner and that means baseball season is set to start. Tiger baseball head coach Rhett Hellgren is entering his third season at the helm of the BI squad and said he expects roughly 10-12 players who either started or played on the varsity squad last year to return.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS Lady Panthers off to a solid start

The Liberty County Lady Panthers soccer team won its Feb. 7 scrimmage against Vidalia 6-2 and tied with Brunswick, 2-2, for the season opener. Both games were played on the girls' home field at Lewis Frasier Middle School.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Ludowici school shines in background

LUDOWICI - Not many folks know about the other high school in Long County. With an enrollment of approximately 250 students, including 60 in high school, Faith Baptist Christian Academy is more like a tight extended family than a school.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers edge out Baldwin County

The Lady Panthers closed the first up by 10, the half up by 5 and the third up by 8, but the Lady Bravettes of Baldwin High controlled the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Panthers 13 to 3, to win 49-41 in front of a home crowd Saturday night.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers fall to Burke, Tigers split

The Tigers, Panthers and Long County Blue Tide hit the road on Friday night as wind down region games before the playoffs start Feb. 27.

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide crown 2009 homecoming king

Last week was a good one for Ricky Rivera. On Wednesday, the Long County High School senior signed to play football for Savannah State University. The night before, he was crowned 2009 homecoming king.

February 09, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Younger Highlanders follow varsity lead

While fans have been focused on First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys varsity squad's 19-0 season, the junior varsity boys and girls have made their own advances toward region championships.

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


St. James Rebels get down to business

When Ernie Walthour started the Coastal Crew Rebels in 1992, his vision was to get the players some exposure and help them get to college. When he brought the Rebels to the St. James Sports Center in 1996 and became the center's director, Walthour's vision

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local athletes sign

Liberty County High School Panthers Trier Bennett and Roderick Jones, and Long County Tide wide receiver Ricky Rivera penned their names to scholarships to play college football during Wednesday's National Signing Day.

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers regain No. 1 spot in region 3-AAAAA

When does a victory taste like chicken?

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders defeat Blazers in Savannah

Besides winning a second state title, Highlander coach Darrell West had another item on his wish list: Beat Bethesda on their home turf.

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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LCHS sprinter signs with SSU

Lady Panther sprinter Destiny Hall signed a letter of intent Friday to run track for Savannah State University at the high school's media center.

May 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


James, a Lady Panther, to stay one in college

Liberty County High School Lady Panther basketball player Jaelynn James will remain a Lady Panther for her collegiate basketball career now that she has penned her name to a scholarship to play at LaGrange College in Valdosta.

May 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Carter, Eggleston keep FPCA grads laughing

It turns out that 13 is a lucky number, especially for the 13 First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors who stepped onto the stage at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel to receive their high-school diplomas Saturday morning.

May 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Car show helps former deputy's family

The Roadway to Recovery Car and Bike Show, benefiting the family of Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon, was held at Bryant Commons Park this past Saturday.

May 21, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Home burglaries spur neighborhood-watch

Fleming residents are a bit fed up with the recent increase in home burglaries within their community.

May 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Springboard from spring football

Liberty County High School held its Black vs. Gold spring football scrimmage Friday afternoon at Donell Woods Stadium, giving Panther football fans a glimpse of the season to come.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Potential new prospect from Panthers draws attention

During the past few years, Liberty County High School has produced top-notch Division I football players.

May 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


BI player of the year gets ready for college ball

Former Bradwell Institute football player Isaiah Barnes is getting ready to take his game to the next level.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA eliminated from state playoffs

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team was eliminated from the state baseball playoffs Friday with two second-round losses at Flint River Academy in Woodbury.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Walthourville firefighters help with unusual request

In their day-to-day activities, they heroically battle residential and wild fires. On rare occasions, they help rescue a cat that might be stuck in a tree.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Liberty County High School principal retires

Liberty County High School Principal Dr. Paula Scott officially announced Wednesday that she is retiring at the end of the school year.

May 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Education


GBI trains officers to investigate infant deaths

About 50 law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders from Liberty County and surrounding communities gathered at Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus to receive formal instructions on a new procedure being implemented statewide by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

May 13, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


FPCA advances to round 2

First Presbyterian Christian Academy took the first two games in a best-of-three series against Georgia Christian Friday, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs.

May 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA honors athletes

First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored the Highlander athletes during the school's annual awards ceremony Tuesday evening.

May 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Probation revoked on trucker who hit officer

Robert Lee Turner's probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 10 months in jail with credit for time served Tuesday by Liberty County State Court Judge Leon Braun.

May 06, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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