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Coach, mentor, namesake for future

Friends and family of the late Donell Woods trickled into the new stadium Friday afternoon for a ceremony and plaque unveiling honoring the man for whom the newly constructed stadium is named.

October 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | News


Shrine golf tournament a success

Eighteen teams drove, putted and birdied to benefit the Hinesville/Fort Stewart Shrine Club at its 23rd annual Golf Tournament held on Sept. 13, at Cherokee Rose Country Club and Golf Course.

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


Trash fire puts on show

Shoppers at Wal-Mart gor more than they bargained for Saturday afternoon as smoke filled the sky behind the store and flames shot nearly 100 feet in the air. According to Hinesville Fire Captain Andy Fowler, the fire department recieved the calls from dispatch around 3:40 p.m. By 4, four engines from the Hinesville Fire DEpartment tryin to extinguish the fire in what appeared to be a pile of papers bailed up for recycling and stacked pallets by the dumpsters. An apartment building adjacent to the fire was evacuated and sustained exterior heat damage as the fire melted the ...

October 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Tawdry tale led to rape allegation

A jury found John E. Schneider not guilty of the charges of kidnapping with bodily harm, rape, aggravated anal sodomy and two counts of aggravated sexual battery in a hushed courtroom Friday afternoon in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Bond denied in hatchet attack case

Wallace James, the man allegedly responsible for a double homicide in Riceboro on Aug. 28, was denied bond Monday morning in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Woman says relations with ex-lover not consensual

Despite having earlier relations with John E. Schneider, a Sunbury area woman testified Wednesday that they did not engage in consensual sexual relations on the night that resulted in charges being filed against Schneider.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Jury finds Schneider not guilty of rape

A jury found John E. Schneider not guilty of the charges of kidnapping with bodily harm, rape, aggravated anal sodomy and two counts of aggravated sexual battery in a quiet courtroom Friday afternoon in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Sunbury rape trial begins

The jury was selected and testimony began Tuesday in Liberty County Superior Court in the trial of a man accused of raping a Sunbury woman. The case, which has been likened to a crime novel, was once described as the trial of the century by attorneys. This trial and others that may follow promise several twists and turns.

October 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Gum Branch family makes riding a family affair

The Arnold family from Gum Branch has taken their love of horses and riding a step further than most. Ashley Arnold, 15, and her sister Courtney, 13, started riding when they were 7 and 5, respectively, because they loved horses.

October 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Co-op tournament aids Cancer Society

Employees from Coastal Electric Cooperative decided they wanted to extend a helping hand with a fishing tournament to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

October 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Shrine club golf tournament set for Saturday

The 23rd annual Hinesville Fort Stewart Shrine Club Golf Tournament starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. Current president Jim Williams said there is still time to register or sponsor a hole.

September 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Collier still recovering; placed on reserve list

Jacksonville Jaguar's third year offensive tackle Richard Collier remains in intensive care at Shands Jacksonville Hospital but, according to his agent, Jeff Jankovich, he is making gradual improvements.

September 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hurricanes set to impact Florida

While everyone is busy keeping their eyes on the tropics, a Hurricane is set to directly impact Quincy, Fla., on Saturday as the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team enter the second round of playoffs, facing the South Georgia Warriors.

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


Student allegedly caught with pot at middle school

A middle school student was reportedly arrested after being found in possession of suspected marijuana at school.

September 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Eagles Prepare for Season Opener at Georgia

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern Football opens the 2008 season on the road against a familiar in-state foe. The 17th-ranked Eagles travel to Athens, squaring off against the Football Bowl Subdivision's top-ranked team Georgia. Kickoff on Saturday (Aug. 30) is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

September 11, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


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FPCA boys in state quarterfinals

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team will play Furtah Prep in the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state quarterfinals at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore.

February 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA set for state tourney play

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team starts state-tournament play against Crisp Academy at 7 Thursday at David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore.

February 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers get late runs to top Blue Tide

Bradwell Institute claimed a 6-4 win over Long County in baseball action Saturday in Ludowici.

February 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty pitchers deliver no-hitter

Dalton Bryant and Quindon Montgomery combined for a no-hitter in Monday's 15-0 win over Groves in a non-region baseball game at Liberty County High School.

February 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA expected to have strong rotation this season

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team will host its first game of the season at 4:30 p.m. Friday against Appling Christian.

February 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI teams tie, beat Coffee County

The Bradwell Institute soccer teams got a tie and win last Friday at Coffee

February 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Several Panthers compete at MVP camp

Several Liberty County High School players competed at the first Football MVP Camp of the offseason Feb. 15 at Lowndes High School in Valdosta.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


FPCA boys win region title

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team beat Robert Toombs Christian Academy 73-58 Friday in Lyons to capture the region 2-AA title of the Georgia Independent School Association classification.

February 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers soccer sweep Panthers

Bradwell swept Liberty County High School in soccer Thursday afternoon. The games were played early and cut to 30-minute halves to try and beat the dipping temperatures.

February 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers preparing for track season

Frigid temperatures forced cancellation of Liberty County High School's first track meet Thursday, but coach Nathan Mims said that hasn't stopped training.

February 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Natural scents promoted for health, happiness

At a recent seminar at Farmer's Natural Foods in Hinesville, Kaliana Schmidt shared her determination to spread more happiness in the world.

February 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Liberty County Sheriff's Office donates to Youth Homes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes recently presented a check for $4,700 to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter, who serves as the secretary/treasurer for the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes.

February 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


FPCA boys in region title game tonight

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team is set to play Robert Toombs Christian Academy tonight in Lyons for the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA title.

February 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers off to good start on diamond, face Bradwell today

The Liberty County High School baseball team will roll into today's home game against Bradwell Institute off a road win.

February 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther to host Woodward Academy in second round

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team advanced to the second round of the state playoffs after a dramatic 74-72 overtime win over Henry County on Wednesday at home.

February 19, 2015 | Patty Leon Updated 2/19/15 2:45 p.m. | Sports


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