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Liberty Humane Shelter struggles to stay open

The high cost of fuel and the lagging economy have changed the way Liberty County and Long County residents spend their money. When faced with the higher cost of gas and food, the choice to donate to a local charity falls to the wayside. The employees at Liberty Humane Shelter have struggled to come to terms with this problem and lessen the affects.

July 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Dickerson to teach football skills at camp

Former Liberty County Panther football player and Canadian Football League professional Cedric Dickerson is coming to the Liberty County Recreation Department for his annual youth football camp.

July 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Man accused of setting mother's house on fire to undergo mental evaluation

A man accused of intentionally setting his mother's house on fire was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation before any reasonable bond would be considered in the case.

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Pettis named to 2008 All-Iron-Man Team

For the fifth consecutive year, former Bradwell Institute standout and Hinesville native Will Pettis was named to the Arena Football League's All-Iron-Man Team two weeks ago.

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Voters reminded to bring photo ID to advance voting this week

As the primary elections approach July 15 the citizens of Liberty and Long County are reminded that in-person advance voting will begin Monday, July 7 and end Friday, July 11. Voters participating in the election during advance voting week or on Election Day will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo ID:

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Bond reduced on murder suspect awaiting trial

Bond was reduced by $200,000 on a murder suspect awaiting trail for the shooting death of Deterell Esque Jackson in front of his Alston Ridge mobile home in January 2007.

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Panther played for undefeated Tournament of Stars team

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Washington Street remains closed

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Penalties and turnovers hurt 'Canes

A series of costly turnovers and impromptu penalties caused the Hinesville Hurricanes to come up four points short against the Carolina Cobras on Saturday night as they suffered a 26-22 loss in their real first home opener.

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


Mental evaluation ordered for arson suspect

A man accused of intentionally setting his mother's house on fire was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation before any reasonable bond would be considered in the case.

July 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Lady lifters in top ten

Liberty County High School had four of their competitive weightlifters travel with coach Keith McGee and his daughter assistant coach Amy McGee to Disney World as they competed in the National School Age Olympic Weightlifting Championships June 20-22.

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


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


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Panthers look to down Windsor Forest

Liberty County's home game Friday against Windsor Forest is a big one beyond just being this year's homecoming contest.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers travel to South Effingham

Bradwell Institute will be at South Effingham on Friday to take on the Mustangs in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA finishing season on the road

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will finish the season on the road with games out of Hinesville the next two Fridays.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Memorial Day beats FPCA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted Memorial Day on Friday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville for the team's first region game of the season.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Missed field goal leads to Panther loss

The Liberty County High School Panthers came achingly close to victory Friday night in Thomson, but in the end fell just a smidgen short.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Devils shut out Tigers at home

The Bradwell Tigers suffered another difficult loss Friday when the Statesboro Blue Devils shut them out, 17-0, at home.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers’ state run over

Liberty County's state softball-playoffs run ended Thursday with a 10-1 loss to Pike County in Zebulon.

October 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers to host Blue Devils

New Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill will lead the Tigers on Friday into a home game against Statesboro, where he once served as an assistant coach.

October 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers headed to Thomson on Friday

Three fumbles and two interceptions made for a difficult road game last Friday as Liberty County fell, 29-6, to Burke County in Waynesboro.

October 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Wayne slows Lady Panthers

Liberty County High School played host to Wayne County High for a Region 3-AAAA softball game Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Jackets stung the girls in the second inning to take the lead and eventually win 6-1. Then on Thursday the Lady Panthers traveled to Jesup for the final regular-season game. The Yellow Jackets came out on top again winning 5-0 in the Region 3-AAAA rematch.

October 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers at Rebels Friday

Bradwell Institute travels to Effingham County High School on Friday night for a Region 3-AAAAA battle.

October 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers headed to Burke County Friday

After having a bye week, Liberty County heads to Burke County High School on Friday for a Region 3-AAAAA contest and the Panthers' first game in two weeks.

October 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers loses to New Hampstead

Liberty County High School's softball team fell, 3-2, Friday at New Hampstead in Savannah in a Region 3-AAAA game.

October 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Beautiful weather greets Sunbury 5K runners

About 200 runners participated in the fifth annual Sunbury 5K on Saturday.

October 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers handle Lady Phoenix

Lady Panther Taylor Rine smashed a two-run, walk-off homer for the Liberty County High School softball team Tuesday at home. The girls beat New Hampstead, 11-3, in a Region 3-AAAA contest.

October 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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