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Tigers add new running backs coach

After spending three years with the McIntosh Academy Buccaneers, Barry Hoover traded his eye patch for a set of cat claws when he became the new Bradwell Tigers running backs coach.

August 03, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Campers explore Army post

Every year the Masonic Home of Georgia, which is in Macon, sponsors a summer camp program for children at their Shellman's Bluff campsite. This year, nearly 20 lucky campers got an added treat when they were given a complete tour of Fort Stewart a few weeks ago.

August 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Johnson signs with Bengals

Two weeks ago he was running drills and teaching the children at the Liberty County Recreation Department the fundamentals of football.

July 31, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers first home game moved to Olvey

The Liberty County Panthers first home game this season at Donell Woods Stadium has been changed to Sept. 11, to allow sufficient time for sod on new engineered soil to take root.

July 31, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


A field of dreams

It appears the new engineered soil and sod field for Liberty County High School's Donell Woods Stadium is right on track. The project was to be completed in mid July. With the recent rains the job was set back temporarily but the new sod is down with four weeks to set before the Panthers' home opener on Aug. 28 against McIntosh Academy. Attempts to get comments from school officials Tuesday were unsuccessful.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


'Canes take another

Showing no signs of slowing, the Hinesville Hurricanes barreled across Myrtle Beach Saturday night, defeating the South Carolina Predators 20-8, according to head coach James Sharp.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Anchor runner headed to Belmont Abbey College

Lekeyia Legare spent only one season with the AAU We Run It Track Club in the summer, but her ability to take the anchor leg of the 400x100-meter relay caught the attention of Bill Hodge the new head track coach for Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Cheerleaders drum up interest

From a simple front somersault to a hitch pyramid, competitive cheerleading requires physical strength, flexibility and focus. Being involved in cheerleading for 40 years, Linda Purnell said it's time the boys and girls of Liberty County get their opportunity to compete in the sport that has taught her some important life lessons.

July 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Bears search parks for food

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Bears in Georgia, a more common sight in spring and summer, sometimes find themselves in unfortunate circumstances in the pursuit of an "easy" meal. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, there have been at least four North Georgia bears with their heads caught in a variety of objects in recent years - from a tin milk can to a plastic pickle bucket.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Local agencies hellp U.S. marshals in sweep

Members of the Liberty County Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office assisted the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in a succesful raid under operation Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. The operation led to the arrests of 326 people in the region, 1,927 statewide and 190 nationally during the second week of July.

July 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Football season approaching

While Aug. 6 signals the start of the new school year, diehard football fans probably have Aug. 1 marked on their calendars. The day marks the official start of football practice as allowed in the bylaws of the Georgia High School Association. It marks the start of two-a-day practices, football helmets, shoulder pads, tackling drills, offensive drills and defensive strategies.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kids splash away last days of summer

With school starting in two weeks, children and adults alike are trying to get in a few last splashes of summer fun at Stafford Park pool. The kiddie pool teemed with toddlers and their parents on Wednesday and the bigger kids showed off their diving skills, performing dives, flips and somersaults.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hurricanes kill Assassins, 11-0

Even after a 4th of July break and a string of road games, the strength of the Hinesville Hurricanes hasn't diminished to tropical storm status. The 'Canes maintained their intensity and blew away the Low Country Assassins, 11-0, on Saturday night at Long Bell Stadium.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


17U Rebels prep for showcase, nationals

After placing 12th out of 248 teams in last year's AAU National Tournament, the St. James Coastal Crew 17U Rebels were selected to participate in the 2009 Super Showcase, which precedes this year's national tournament in Orlando, Fla.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Advocate lends support to crime victims

Name: Samantha Ashdown

July 22, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | About People


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Former LCHS Panther now with Hoosiers

Former Liberty County and St. James Coastal Crew Rebels basketball player Freddie McSwain committed to play as an Indiana Hoosier on Sunday, according to a ...

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers’ state tennis run falls just short

Liberty County's tennis teams made the state playoffs, but fell last week in the first round.

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Buffalo is a cut above beef

I'm no steak expert, but I love a properly cooked steak every now and then. I don't often cook steaks at home. I ...

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


FPCA outlasts weather, Monsignor Donovan

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer game against Monsignor Donovan Catholic School was delayed a few times by lightning and rain, but the game ...

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty County wins slugfest against Claxton

Liberty County and Claxton traded blows throughout an entertaining baseball game before the Panthers came away with an 8-6 win in eight innings Tuesday.

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers lose heartbreakers to Brunswick

Bradwell Institute lost both games of a doubleheader at Brunswick by just one run.

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA honors seniors players

First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted Robert Toombs Christian Academy Monday afternoon in the final soccer matches of the regular season.

April 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady ’Landers 2nd in region, coach sees state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Lady Highlander soccer team nearly had a perfect season. The girls were sitting on an 8-0 record until a 3-1 ...

April 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers honor seniors between rainy DH games

The drizzle kept fans under umbrellas as the Liberty County baseball team hosted Wayne County in a doubleheader Thursday afternoon.

April 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers get a win

Bradwell Institute's baseball team rallied to come from behind to beat Savannah Country Day 10-9 Wednesday.

April 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tiger to play basketball for Valdosta State

Lady Tiger basketball player Brianna Johnson signed a letter of intent to play at Valdosta State University. The Bradwell Institute student athlete signed on Wednesday ...

April 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gnawing into the latest diet fads

I have friends who always talk about the different diets they've tried - or are currently trying - in their attempt to drop a few pounds ...

April 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


Panthers take doubleheader Monday

Liberty County swept its Region 3-AAAA doubleheader at New Hampstead Friday, winning 17-0 and 19-2.

April 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide beat up

Long County's baseball team broke a four-game losing streak Monday, beating the New Hampstead Phoenix 15-2 in Pooler.

April 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Schools boost senior players

Bradwell institute recognized its senior players April 5 while hosting Effingham County at Hokey Jackson Stadium. Liberty County recognized its seniors Friday while hosting New ...

April 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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