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NFL pre-season starts Sunday

The 2008 football season kicks off with pre-season action at 8 p.m. Sunday. Hall of Fame Week pits the Indianapolis Colts against the Washington Redskins. NBC Sports will telecast the game nationally, while Westwood One provides national radio coverage.

August 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers have depth at QB

The Bradwell Institute Tigers had the unfortunate fate of losing their starting quarterback last season before the first snap was ever taken from center. Wilson Brown had impressed the coaches with his abilities and skills so much he took snaps for the varsity as a ninth grader. Last season he was going to lead the Tigers as a sophomore but a knee injury in the spring dashed the Tigers' vision for him as the starting quarterback.

August 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hurricanes tough it out Ironman style

Head coach Jamie Sharp of the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team is not one to back down from a battle. Win or lose he prefers to do it on the gridiron.

August 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


4-1/2 men try to take crown in Orlando

4-1/2 Men hope to out do the second place finish they had last year, by bringing home the first place trophy as they head out to play at the 3v3 National Soccer Tournament at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando tomorrow.

August 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Starters return to BI defense

The Bradwell Tigers have will have a strong defensive front as six players return to their starting positions from last season.

August 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


14U Rebels take first at Statesboro

The 14U Coastal Crew Rebels won first place at the Statesboro Boys and Girls Club Tournament last weekend under new head coach Rodney Davis.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Milton-Jones makes Olympics

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is heading out to California as the second time Olympian prepares to meet with the 2008 National team for training. The trip comes after she was among three players and a coach ejected from a WNBA game Tuesday night when the players and coaches from both teams cleared the benches to fight just 5 seconds before the game was scheduled to end.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Masonic Lodge donates to team

The Southeast Elite Track Team is competing at nationals this weekend among the nation's brightest and most talented athletes.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Guyton at Patriots training camp

Surviving the first series of cuts to date, former Bradwell Institute Tiger football player and Georgia Tech linebacker Gary Guyton headed north on July 15 as the New England Patriots prepare to launch a football training camp tomorrow.

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


’Canes fall short against Warriors

Despite opening the game with a halfback option pass to a wide-open receiver for a touchdown, the Hinesville Hurricanes found themselves short of a victory in their second home game of the season on Saturday night.

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


County working to fill L-HEMA vacancies

County administrators were busy working to fill two vacancies at the Liberty-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency during the heart of active hurricane season.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Liberty Fest biggest and best ever

A little rain on Friday night and hot temperatures on Saturday did not dampen the success and turnout of the 2008 Liberty Fest Weekend.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Teen Achievers give summer fun

Providing fun and activities to the young kids while teaching life skills and good morals to the teenagers is just a sample of what the Liberty County YMCA Teen Achievers Program is all about.

August 05, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Pettis wins AFL Ironman for second year in a row

Hinesville's very own Arena Football standout two-way player Will Pettis was once again tapped as the AFL's Ironman of the year. It is the second consecutive year he has received the league's most prestigious individual award given to its best all-around player.

August 05, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Football campers gear up

In high school, he played for Liberty County High School. In college, it was Valdosta State. When he headed off to the pros, he joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League. But if you were to ask Cedric Dickerson what part of football he enjoys the most, he would tell you it's the time he spends with children at his annual camp at the Liberty County Recreation Department.

August 05, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Jury finds man guilty in Fort Stewart soldier’s death

It took a jury of eight women and four men just one hour to find Carl Evan Swain guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit murder for money in the 2013 killing of his brother-in-law, Army Spc. John Eubank.

March 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


Panthers pitch no-hitter against Groves

It was a quick trip to and from Garden City Thursday as the liberty County High School baseball team wrapped up a 17-1 win in four innings. The Panther boys had the game sealed in the first inning driving in 13 runs off 10 hits.

March 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers fall to Indians, bounce back against Blue Tide

Bradwell Institute's baseball team lost on the road last weekend and scored a victory at home this past Thursday. The Tiger boys are now 4-8 overall and 0-6 in Region 3-AAAAA.

March 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Soccer teams fall in recent games

Bradwell Institute hosted Richmond Hill and Liberty County High School played at Savannah Christian in soccer games but both local prep schools suffered losses Tuesday.

March 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty gets swept

The Liberty County High School baseball team was shut out twice in a doubleheader Saturday at Thomson.

March 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell, Liberty teams lose on the road

The Liberty County High School soccer teams dropped their games against Wayne County on Friday in Jesup.

March 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trial in Fort Stewart soldier's slaying is underway

A jury was selected and the trial started this week in federal court in Savannah in the death of a Fort Stewart soldier.

March 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


John talks NFL, raises funds

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University football player Ulrick John was back home in Hinesville on Friday helping raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Team Liberty.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


S. Effingham sweeps Tigers

Bradwell Institute was looking to earn Region 3-AAAAA wins on the soccer field Tuesday. But the South Effingham High School Mustangs had other plans, as they swept the Tiger teams on Olvey Field.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI gets swept by Statesboro

This year, the Bradwell Institute baseball team has scheduled its region 3-AAAAA games a bit differently than in previous years. The Tigers are playing each region opponent three times in one week, starting last week when they went 0-3 against South Effingham.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Robotic turkey decoy to help catch poachers

Turkey season opened Saturday, and the Coastal Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation did its part to ensure that only legal hunters get gobblers.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Turmeric, more than just a cooking spice

Turmeric, a rootstock perennial plant that is a cousin to the ginger family, is used as a spice in many Middle Eastern recipes. But recent studies indicate that turmeric could hold medicinal value as well.

March 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Living well


Injured deputy's wife forgives alleged drunk driver

A probation revocation hearing for the man accused of injuring a former Liberty County deputy at the Port of Savannah was continued until May 5.

March 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | News


Lady Panthers thump Toombs Co.

A soggy field and a light drizzle didn't stop the Liberty County High School Lady Panther soccer team from defeating Toombs County, 6-1, Friday afternoon in Lyons.

March 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA earns first region win

First Presbyterian Christian Academy earned its first Region 2-AA win of the season Friday by winning at Twiggs Academy, 6-5.

March 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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