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Humane shelter vandalized

As if caring for, feeding and adopting out homeless animals weren't enough, the staff of the Liberty Humane Shelter had the added task of cleaning freshly painted graffiti off one of their buildings Monday morning.

October 21, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Hurricanes celebrate reading with students

They played their hearts out all season, earning the conference championship trophy for the Southeast Division of the Southeastern American Football League. On Thursday, the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team celebrated another championship win when they visited with students from Reyna Reinhard's Liberty Elementary School accelerated reading class after the kids reached their reading goals.

October 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA soccer team in final four

First Presbyterian appears to be headed toward another state ring. This time, however, it's not for basketball. The Highlanders boys soccer team beat out LaGrange at home Saturday, 5-4, to earn a spot at the final four.

October 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


USBC Senior Tournament under way

The Fort Stewart United States Bowling Congress Association launched its Georgia State USBC Senior Bowling Tournament over the weekend at Marne Lanes with a ceremony, according to Ivey Sarvis, vice president and publicity chairman of the Fort Stewart USBC Bowling Association.

October 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers smash Savannah, 50-0

The Bradwell Tigers' Friday night home game got off to a sluggish start, riddled with flags and fumbles. However, the Tigers' safety in the second quarter provided the energy the team needed for its eventual 50-0 win over the still winless Savannah High Blue Jackets.

October 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers eke out 21-20 OT win

Liberty County's football game against Burke County came down to the wire Friday night as the Panthers managed their second consecutive overtime victory, beating the Bears 21-20 and clinching third place in Region 3-AAA.

October 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Scholarships named for local woman

The executive board of the Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association has renamed its annual scholarship program for Hinesville native Lori Mobley Groover.

October 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI volleyball team falls in three sets

A few tears were shed after the BI Lady Tigers were knocked out of the playoffs Thursday afternoon.

October 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Fun flows for Oktoberfest

"Guten tag!" the enthusiastic cry rang out over downtown Hinesville as Zum Rosenhof German restaurant owners Anka and David Hinze ceremoniously tapped the first beer keg Friday night to kick off the city's Oktoberfest.

October 19, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | LIBERTY LIFE


Tigers to host next three games

The Blue Jackets of Savannah High will buzz onto Olvey Field tonight, looking for their first win of the season. Typically an easy win for the home team, the Bradwell Tigers will need to keep their heads in the game as they struggle with a young and injured squad.

October 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers headed to Bear country

Liberty County heads to Burke County tonight where they'll take on a tough Bears squad, which is 5-1 overall and 1-1 in Region 3-AAA. The Panthers, 5-2 and 2-1, are looking to hold on to No. 3 or better in the region. There are two games left for LCHS after tonight.

October 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers knocked out of playoffs

The Wolverines of Union Grove beat the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers 7-0 in seven innings and 8-0 in five during Tuesday's double-header. The losses knocked the Tigers out of the playoffs in the first round.

October 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


School, firefighters earn praise for alarm response

Snelson-Golden Middle School's fire safety program was put through a live test Thursday when a faculty member spotted smoke in the 200 hall and activated emergency procedure.

October 16, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


BI Tigers in Union Grove for playoffs

Bradwell's Lady Tiger softball team lost to the Camden Wildcats, 5-0 and 14-2, during a tough double-header last Thursday. However, BI's 6-9 overall and 5-5 Region 3-AAAAA records were enough to maintain the No. 3 spot and advance the squad to the first round of playoffs.

October 14, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Players show off skills at AASU camp

Closing out the AAU season, several players representing two St. James Coastal Crew Rebel squads played in the the 6th Man Super Showcase at the University of South Carolina last weekend.

October 14, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Man pleads, sentenced for armed standoff

A Flemington man involved in an armed stand-off with police in October 2013 entered into a plea agreement in Liberty County Superior Court Monday.

September 21, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Panthers’ Homecoming Friday

After an early bye-week, the Liberty County Panthers will host New Hampstead at Donell Woods Stadium Friday at 7:30 p.m.

September 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI falls in back-to-back-to back region games

Bradwell Institute dropped three softball games in the past week.

September 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Appling pulls away for win

A big seventh inning by the Appling County softball team helped them claim a 12-3 win over Liberty County High School on Lady Panther field ...

September 19, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Alleged hit-and-run driver granted bond

The driver charged in the hit-and-run death of Midway native Ethan Pringle has been granted bond in Jasper County, South Carolina, Superior Court.

September 19, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Ribbon Cut on LCRC

After four long years of work, the Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition celebrated with a ribbon cutting Thursday morning.

September 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Be careful reading labels

In trying to be more vigilant of what I eat, I've started to read ingredient labels. Nobody told me you would need a degree ...

September 17, 2016 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


BI hosts Tattnall

Bradwell Institute will host Tattnall County this Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Hokey Jackson Stadium.

September 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA hosts Monsignor Donovan at Long Bell

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will host Monsignor Donovan Catholic School Friday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

September 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers drop region match at Pierce

Posting five runs in the first inning gave the Pierce County's softball team a lead it never relinquished in a 16-2 win over Liberty ...

September 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers drop last two games

The Lady Tigers were in Pooler Sept. 7, taking on the Lady Phoenix of New Hampstead. Bradwell fell 11-3. Monday, Bradwell lost a Region 2-AAAAAA ...

September 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hit-and-run victim aspired to law school

Ethan Pringle, who was set to graduate Armstrong State University in December and aspired to attend law school at the University of Georgia, will be ...

September 14, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Rincon man charged for fatal hit-and-run

The man allegedly responsible for the hit-and-run death of Midway resident Ethan Pringle, 26, has been arrested, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl ...

September 13, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Midway man dies after hit-and-run

A Midway man, Ethan Pringle, 26, was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern.

September 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Panthers get win in shootout

It was a battle between the Panthers and the Warriors as Liberty County High School hosted Jenkins in a football game held Friday at Donell ...

September 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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