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Buzzer-beater ends Liberty’s title quest

The crowd at Tuesday's Liberty County High School playoff basketball game was standing room only. Panther fans cheers and yells filled LCHS's gym as the game drew to a close and the home team clung to a 2-point lead. Dougherty High School fans were solemn … until Trojan Joshua Lewis tossed in a 3-point shot at the buzzer to help his team defeat the Panthers 59-58.

March 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Tigers headed to Elite Eight

The Lady Tigers made their fan base a little nervous as they allowed Riverdale to chip away at an 11 point lead at the start of the fourth quarter.

March 03, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


FPCA three-peats

The Bethesda Blazers were desperate to avenge previous state title losses to the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders when they battled in the state final Saturday afternoon at Georgia College and State University. The Blazers led by 7 then traded leads with the Hinesville boys roughly 10 times before the Highlanders secured the crown, 55-46.

March 03, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Tigers host Sweet 16 tonight

The Lady Tigers hosted Luella in the first round of state and coasted to a 69-49 win at home Saturday night.

March 03, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Long makes Sweet 16, downing Jefferson Co.

The Blue Tide basketball team beat Jefferson County High School in Louisville on Friday in the first round of the Georgia High School Association State Championship. The 90-86 win advanced the Long County boys to the Sweet 16.

March 03, 2010 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Faith Baptist wins NACA tournament

Ludowici's Faith Baptist Christian Academy Crusaders beat Arthur Christian Mennonites out of Ohio, 80-70, Saturday for the championship of the National Association of Christian Athletes' tournament in Tennessee.

March 03, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Tigers rally, beat Brantley 7-5

If you arrived early and left early then you missed the comeback. The Bradwell Institute Tigers trailed Brantley County for most of Mondays game, but rallied in the bottom of the sixth inning, leading to a 7-5 win.

March 03, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Buzzer-beater ends Liberty's state quest

Dougherty came into Liberty County's gym and squeezed in a trey shot at the buzzer to win the game by one ending the Panthers quest for a class AAA state title.

March 02, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Sports briefs for Feb. 28, 2010

NWTF BanquetThe 25th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet will be sponsored by the Coastal Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation on March 11 at The Clubhouse in Rye Patch.There will be a barbecue dinner, silent and live auctions, door prizes, a gun giveaway and several raffles. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7. For tickets or more information, call Jay Harwell at 977-4325 or Robert Clark at 312-0351. For directions to the Clubhouse in Rye Patch, go to www.upscalecountry.com.

Hinesville 'Canes team meeting

March 01, 2010 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Panthers eliminate Shaw

The Liberty County High School boys basketball team and their fans exhaled collectively Friday after the Panthers managed a 90-82 victory at home, eliminating Shaw from the state playoffs. The game was a close one.

March 01, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Tigers to work on pitching

Coach Rhett Hellgren said his Bradwell Institute Tiger baseball team has nine returning lettermen from last season but added that his squad needs to work on pitching skills to have a successful season.

March 01, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Panther signs with Young Harris

Lady Panther third baseman Dominique Sibley has signed to play softball at Young Harris College. She penned her name to a partial scholarship alongside friends and family in Liberty County High School's media center Thursday morning, formally becoming a Mountain Lion.

March 01, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Liberty Co. buzzing with high school sports action

Basketball is still the biggest draw in town with three local schools chasing state titles, but here are a few scores from other sports in our area:

March 01, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Liberty kicks off Kiss-A-Pig campaign

Sporting a wizard's robe, long white hair, a flowing beard and plastic snout, Liberty County Hospital Authority Chairman Jon Long expressed his desire Thursday to kiss a pig. Long is this year's Team Liberty candidate for the American Diabetes

March 01, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | COASTAL LIVING


Highlanders win third state title beating Blazers 55-46

Highlander 55, Bethesda 46

February 27, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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2014 Midway area murder case set for trial in October

A man suspected of killing his roommate nearly three years ago is set to go to jury trial in October.

August 21, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


School suit put off

A lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese against former LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee and the Board of ...

August 21, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Education


July shooting suspect arrested

One of two suspects allegedly responsible for shooting a Walthourville man on July 23, has been arrested by U.S. Marshals.

August 21, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Army charges two with murder

The Army has charged two Third Infantry Division soldiers with murder under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to Army officials.

August 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Woman fatally shot man in front of kids

It took a jury about an hour and a half Wednesday to find a woman guilty of aggravated assault and murder in the death of ...

August 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Company donates $10,000 to Stewart/Hunter FMWR

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices got a financial boost July 31, receiving $10,000 from the Hinesville ...

August 11, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


McMillan listed on Dolphin starter roster

The Miami Dolphins have listed former Liberty County High School and Ohio State football player Raekwon McMillan as a starter, according to the depth chart ...

August 11, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Bond reduction denied man accused of killing his mother

A judged refused during a hearing Monday to reduce bond on a Midway man who allegedly fatally shot his mother March 3 as they were ...

August 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Woman found guilty of murder

It took a jury approximately 90 minutes Wednesday to find a woman guilty of aggravated assault and murder in the death of James Edward Stewart ...

August 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | News


Richardson reportedly leaving Liberty basketball

According to news reports four-star guard Will Richardson, who played basketball for Liberty County High School the past two seasons, is transferring to Oak Hill ...

August 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Just another meatless Monday

Trying to eat healthy, I joined a few of my friends in giving meatless Monday a go. Not a big deal in switching to a ...

August 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | COASTAL LIVING


Suspects in Hinesville triple shooting no strangers to cops

Shooting suspect Michael Cansler, 17, was denied bond in magistrate court Monday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Det. Jonathan Greer.

August 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


John plays in first half of NFL Hall of Fame game

Former Bradwell and Georgia State football player, Ulrick John played the first half of Thursday night's NFL preseason game between his team, the Arizona ...

August 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Bash bring HS basketball alumni back to court

More than 100 pairs of shoes, 120 book bags and lots of school supplies were handed out at the first Hinesville Back-to-School Bash presented by ...

August 02, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


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