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’Canes and Firebirds tough it out for a tie pre-season game (21-21)

The sky was clear, the weather cool, but you could see the steam coming off the helmets as the Hinesville Hurricanes and the Waycross Firebirds strapped on their football gear to open the semi-pro league's pre-season game at the Gator Bowl on Fort Stewart Saturday night.

May 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers wrap regular season, spliting two with Savannah Christian

The Liberty County Panthers wrapped up the regular season with a double-header Saturday against the Savannah Christian Red Raiders.

May 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Helen's Haven honors supporters during child abuse prevention month

April was National Child Abuse prevention Month and, locally, Helen's Haven Children's Advocacy Center in had an open house on April 24 to honor the volunteers, law officers, counselors and child care specialists who make the facility function.

May 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Lady Tiger takes second at state

May 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Healthy Kids Day at Y encourages activities

Kids jumped, danced, tossed the football, tried out their Hoola Hoop skills and raced in potato sacks during Saturday's Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day.

May 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Drug search of school stymied

A miscommunication led to an awkward moment and frayed nerves as representatives from MACE, HPD and drug dog units from Long and Chatham counties were turned away from what was supposed to be a pre-scheduled drug sweep of a high school here.

May 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Bryant to join Pennyman as Tiger NCT

Another Bradwell Tiger will join a teammate at North Carolina Tech as Curtis Bryant Jr. signed a scholarship to play football for the Tech Tigers.

May 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Pettis named Iron Man at mid-season

Hinesville native and former Bradwell Tiger standout Will Pettis continues to exceed the Dallas Desperados' expectations.

May 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers drop Bears in 5

The season's third game against the Burke County Bears turned out to be the charm as the Liberty County Panthers finished the Bears 10-0 in 5 innings Thursday.

May 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers live up to full potential

"Finally," Tiger baseball coach Rhett Hellgren said after his Tigers' squad came from behind twice in Tuesday's game against Groves. "It was a complete team effort and they played the way I always knew they could."

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers clinch spot at state, take down Bulldogs with homers (5-3)

It took Hank Aaron hitting some homers to send the Liberty County Panthers to a state bid. OK, so it was Henry (Hank) Barrett and Aaron Pringle, as well as a another homer from Chris Arnold to keep the Panthers ahead by 2 (5-3) to defeat the Thomson High Bulldogs of the northern sub region for 3-AAA.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers drop Bears in 5

The season's third game against the Burke County Bears turned out to be the charm as the Liberty County Panthers finished the Bears 10-0 in 5 innings Thursday.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Waycross Firebirds seek vengeance on Hurricanes

The last time James Cox coached and played for a semi-pro football team from Waycross (2000-2001) things were a little rough.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


More arrests at local hotels as MACE sweeps the area

After a string of arrests, some related to prostitution, during a March 28 raid at the San's Inn hotel, the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Commander Al Cato said surrounding hotels are cooperating to clean up their businesses.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Arrest breaks burglary operation

Glynn County deputies arrested Deddrick Jackson of McIntosh County Sunday night and Hinesville Police have since said he is responsible for a string of business burglaries and car heists up and down the Georgia coast.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


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Fun is the key to maintaining long-term fitness

Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Andre Weil gave a lecture on longevity, fitness, lifestyle changes and the current state of the nation's health-care system on Nov. 15 at the Trustees Theater in Savannah. The lecture was sponsored by Gulfstream as part of the company's "Live Well/Be Well" series for their employees and the general public.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS softball players honored at banquet, include region’s top pitcher

Liberty County High School honored Lady Panther softball players at an annual awards banquet Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA star adjusts to college play

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy stand out soccer player Brooke Standard just completed her first college soccer season for the Lady Pirates of Armstrong State University.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers win 2 at Tattnall

Liberty County's Lady Panthers edged out Tattnall County High School, 44-41, Friday in a non-region game.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Both Panther teams beat Tattnall

Liberty County's Lady Panther edged out Tattnall County High School, 44-41, Friday in a non-region game.

November 22, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Lovelady signs with Owls

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and current East Georgia State College pitcher Richard Lovelady has signed to play at Kennesaw State University.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tough Saturday for BI boys, Liberty teams

Liberty County's basketball teams were swept Saturday at Statesboro. The same day, the Bradwell Institute boys lost a non-conference game at New Hampstead, 62-27.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers fall at Griffin in playoff opener

Liberty County fell, 46-12, in the first round of the playoffs Friday at Griffin.

November 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hurricanes prepare for 15th season

The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team is preparing for its 15th season and will hold tryouts from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Live Oak Church of God.

November 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Wreck at Airport and 196 tying up traffic

Update: A wreck at the corner of Airport Road and Highway 196 West in Hinesville tied up traffic for roughly two hours Wednesday. According to GSP Trooper Lyle Thurmond the wreck happened at 3 p.m. Three vehicles were involved and authorities had to re-route traffic around the area. Traffic headed westbound on 196 toward Gum Branch was closed for about two hours.

November 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Panthers head into post season at Griffin

The Liberty County football team starts postseason play Friday at Griffin.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship

The Bradwell Institute Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship on Nov. 8 at Mercer University in Macon.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers, Tigers hit the hardwood Friday

The high-school basketball season kicks into gear Friday with crosstown rivals Liberty County and Bradwell Institute going head to head at Bradwell.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS beats Richmond Hill Wildcats, 44-22

Liberty County High School shut down Richmond Hill High School's running game Friday night and capitalized on several turnovers to beat the Wildcats, 44-22, at Donell Woods Stadium.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trojans shut out BI in Douglas

The Bradwell Institute Tigers were no match for the Coffee County Trojans and were shutout, 42-0, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Friday in Douglas, marking the end of BI's first 0-10 season since 1954.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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