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16th annual Donell Woods tournament is Saturday

The areas youngest basketball players are set to take center stage at three different arenas tomorrow as the 16th annual Donell Woods Basketball Tournament kicks off at Bradwell Institute, Lewis Frasier Middle School and Liberty County High School.

January 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers win two in a row in region play

The crowd was on their feet at Panther stadium Saturday when the Liberty County High School Lady Panthers clawed their way to victory in the last four minutes of overtime to defeat the Lady Bears of Burke County 61-59.

January 14, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders still undefeated

Getting closer to the ultimate goal of a second state title, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders added another victory Saturday afternoon at home, downing the Georgia Christian Generals 74-30.

January 14, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Pirates sink the Tigers’ battleship

After winning 10 games straight the Bradwell Lady Tigers basketball squad fell to the undefeated Lady Pirates of Brunswick High by one point (64-65) in Brunswick Saturday night. The Tigers suffered the same fate as the Pirates sank the boys' squad by four, 62-58.

January 14, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers joust Windsor Forest on home turf

The Men and Lady Tigers defended their home turf Friday, jousting the Windsor Forest Knights.

January 12, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Former Bradwell Tiger makes NFL Rookie ranking

Rookie Patriot linebacker and former Hinesville resident Gary Guyton was ranked 126th among linebackers in statistics posted on the NFL Web site. He tied Jon Alston from the Oakland Raiders, Anthony Spencer of Dallas and Patriot teammate Adalius Thomas.

January 12, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Two Mat Rats place at Dixie Nationals

Two wrestlers from the Liberty County Recreation Department Mat Rats wrestling team entered into the arena set up at the World Congress Center in Atlanta 13 days ago for the 2008 Dixie Nationals. Fourteen hours later, Rats Andrew Houghton and Tyler Fisher placed fourth and third, respectively, in the Rookie Division for their folkstyle wrestling accomplishments.

January 12, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers defeat Savannah High, 64-32

Girls

January 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers face four region opponents

It's been nearly three weeks since the Liberty County Panthers hit the courts and tonight they check to see just how rusty they may be.

January 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA taking the high road

First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander boys basketball team remains the lone undefeated team in Liberty County.

January 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Smoltz set to sign with Red Sox

BOSTON -- Never shy about pitching on a big stage, John Smoltz, a potential Hall of Famer, is on the verge of signing with the Boston Red Sox, where every game feels big.

January 08, 2009 | By Ian Browne / MLB.com | Sports


Auto manager keeps drivers safe, satisfied

Name: Christopher Jackson

January 07, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | About People


Local hoops action on tap Tuesday

With the holiday season behind us, the pulse of area high school basketball picks up. Here is a quick look at some of the upcoming action.

January 05, 2009 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers are committed

Coming off a 49-38 win last Friday against Jenkins, the first of the season for Bradwell Institute's boys basketball team, several players said they have recommitted themselves to adding to that total and trying to qualify for a playoff spot.

January 03, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Two Panthers on All-Region First Team

Liberty County High School football players Roderick Jones, Julian Stokes and Trier Bennett were recently named to the 2008 All-Region 3-AAA team.

January 03, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Soldier granted bond on murder charge

Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart set bond at $50,000 for Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Ray Mealy during a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in connection with the death of Nathaniel Brown in early June.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence

The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier, who pleaded guilty to the crime in early June, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Look for variety, passion from personal trainer

A personal trainer can help you stay on track for fitness goals, offer motivation and teach you proper exercise techniques.

June 28, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


D&M Hispanic Restaurant evokes Little Havana

The fragrance of freshly made "pastelitos." The lyrics of the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, heard from nearly every open window. The smoke from a hand-rolled cigar and the sounds of the dominoes hitting the table at Domino Park.

June 24, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Food


Rec department has fun available

The Liberty County Recreation Department has many ways for area residents to have a little fun and cool off during the summer heat.

June 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Summer splashing is frequent at new water park

A new area water park is already a hit less than a month after it opened.

June 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Mother enters plea in her daughter’s death

Candice Nicole Boles entered a plea of guilty of cruelty to children in the first degree, a felony, and guilty of cruelty to children in the second degree, admitting she played a role in the death of her daughter Andraia Boles, who was 3 at the time of her murder in February 2013.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Mitchell put on ESPN prospect list

Liberty County High School Panther standout Davion Mitchell has been selected for ESPN's list of the top 60 basketball recruits for the Class of 2017.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


New music store opens in Hinesville

Hinesville has a new musical instrument sales, repair and instructional store. Backline Productions Services LLC opened its doors in March but held its official grand opening May 16.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


Liberty NAACP leader: Charleston church mass shooting highlights need for dialogue

The Wednesday night killing of nine people by a white gunman in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, highlights the need for everyone to come together and discuss the difficult topics of race, politics and religion, according to the Liberty County NAACP president.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


Homeless Connect provides service to needy

Daisy Jones, the city of Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program coordinator, walked from table to table, ensuring each vendor was prepared before opening the doors of Bradwell Institute's gymnasium at noon June 6.

June 18, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


First-year coach excelling with 12U Rebels

Dana King Jr. knew he would want to coach kids someday.

June 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther football player competes in Five-Star Camp

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte was among the top 100 players that was invited to the 2015 Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge.

June 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Take care running outside in summer

Summer months are a great time to get outdoors and stay active with a brisk walk or fun run.

June 14, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


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