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Restaurant earns sign with persistence

It took four years of negotiating, but Juan's Mexicali owner Michael Moody finally got the city of Hinesville to approve a new sign for his restaurant. The sign was posted where a Wendy's sign once stood.

December 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business News

BI beats Riverdale, 62-47

After losing their first game of the season to Rockdale County in overtime on Monday, the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers regrouped and battled Riverdale's Lady Raiders on Tuesday,

December 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

LCHS Panthers take bite out of bulldogs

The LCHS Panthers rolled into Thomson County only a few hours after pounding Washington County, 80-52, at home Friday night. They rolled out with victory No. 11 after defeating the Bulldogs 71-63 on their own court Saturday night.

December 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Local private schools clean up at tourneys

Faith Baptist Christian Academy and First Presbyterian Christian Academy, both private schools in Liberty and Long counties, managed some wins at their respective tournaments last weekend.

December 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Rockdale hands Lady Tigers first loss

Playing the court at Westside Macon High School in the Great Southern Shootout, the Lady Tigers took a 58-39 win Saturday afternoon against South Gwinnett before they were handed their first loss of the season Monday afternoon. The girls lost in overtime, 52-57, to the Rockdale County Bulldogs.

December 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Sheriff's condition continues to improve

Liberty County Sheriff J. Don Martin is making noticeable improvements and was transitioned out of ICU to an Immediate Care section of Memorial Health University Medical Center on Sunday according to updates posted on his online journal at

December 23, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News

Panthers bounce Washington Co., 80-52

"Air" Jordan McRae pumped in 36 points and future Hurricane Rion Brown stormed in 21 to help the Liberty County Panthers win 80-52 at home against Washington County in the region opener Friday night.

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Highlanders hit 40 straight wins

Riding the winning train, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders have yet to make their first stop. Their 40th straight win was over Robert Toombs Christian Academy, 70-41, on day one of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament in Lyons County Friday.

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

St. James doles out Christmas cheer

Christmas came early for children from the St. James Community Church after-school program, Gabriel House and the Holmestown community. On Wednesday evening at the St. James Sports Center, families were treated to a holiday meal and children received gifts.

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Shopping for outdoor enthusiasts simplified

Looking for the perfect gift for the mighty hunter or fisherman in the family can be tedious. Would a new hunting rifle be better than a new rod and reel set? Is a GPS the obvious choice for out-of-town hunting expeditions?

December 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

FPCA earns 39th win

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders are looking for wins 40 and 41 this weekend at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament. The boys 39th win came Tuesday night with a lopsided 117-34 victory against Providence Christian.

December 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Lady Panthers prep for region games

The Liberty County Lady Panthers defeated the Long County Lady Tide 60-22 on Friday, and downed the McIntosh Academy Lady Buccaneers 62-51 on Saturday. However, the back-to-back wins also cost the Panthers two players. Senior Miata Askew suffered a knee injury Friday and sophomore Diamone Johnson was hurt Saturday.

December 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Undefeated Panthers prep for region game

Taking a 53-41 win Saturday against McIntosh Academy at home, the Liberty County Panthers held onto a 9-0 winning streak as they prepared to play their first region game, hosting Washington County Friday night.

December 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Ex-Rebel three-time rookie of the week

Former Richmond Hill Wildcat and AAU St. James Coastal Crew Rebel Chakiris Moss earned his third rookie of the week award from the Greensboro College Pride men's basketball team Dec. 7. The news was posted on The Pride's athletic Web site.

December 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Rivalries live on

Two separate games pitting Liberty County players against friendly foes from Long County yielded spectacular contests for the crowds as Liberty County edged out a 71-68 win against visiting Long County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy took its 38th straight victory against Faith Baptist of Ludowici, 89-75.

December 14, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

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There are sports that involve pumpkins, if you can afford them

I'll have a venti pumpkin spiced latte, please. Oh and a pumpkin cream cheese muffin. No wait, make that the pumpkin scone, please and ...

October 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE

Liberty, Long residents approved for FEMA help

UPDATE: FEMA Representatives will be in Liberty County to help applicants apply for individual assistance in person:

October 27, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

BI Tigers beat Brunswick Pirates

Bradwell Institute nudged out a 21-18 win at Hokey Jackson Stadium Monday night, beating the Brunswick Pirates in a region 2-(6) A football game.

October 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

Sunbury 5K draws 125 runners

The seventh annual Sunbury 5K on Oct. 1 attracted roughly 125 runners and walkers.

October 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

Liberty, Long County approved for FEMA individual help

Liberty and Long County have just been approved for individual financial assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Highlanders fall in final game; still see positives

It wasn't the best finish to a football season. As a matter of fact First Presbyterian Christian Academy lost 43-8 at Robert Toombs Christian ...

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

Georgia Bulldog named to SEC pre-season BB team

Glennville native and former Faith Baptist Christian Academy basketball player JJ Frazier was named to the All-SEC pre-season first team Wednesday.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

McMillan makes mid-season All-American list

Current Ohio State linebacker, Raekwon McMillan was one of six Buckeyes named to the mid-season All-America list Wednesday.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

Former Liberty player with Canadian Football League

Former Liberty County running back Shadrach Thornton is back on the football field playing for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

Long added to FEMA government aid, Liberty private still on hold

Long County was one of nine counties added to the Georgia Declaration for funding which will supplement state agencies and local recovery efforts from damages ...

October 24, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Business News

Liberty tops Appling County

Liberty County High School is off to a 2-0 start in region 2-AAA after playing two games this past week. The Panther boys played Tattnall ...

October 19, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

Carter praises storm response here

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited Liberty County Wednesday morning and met with officials and personnel from the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management.

October 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news

FEMA workers in area

Liberty County residents will have to wait a bit longer to see whether federal individual assistance will help them cover costs associated with damages from ...

October 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | News

Panthers open region with win

Liberty County High School finally got a chance to play their first region 2-AAA game Tuesday and won 44-20. The game played at Tattnall County ...

October 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

John signed by Arizona Cardinals

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University football player Ulrick John was picked up by the Arizona Cardinals last week.

October 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

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