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Blue Tide and FPCA Highlander players among state hoops leaders

According to the statistics posted online at maxpreps.com, players from the Long County Blue Tide and the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander basketball teams are among the top 100 in the state in rebounds, scoring and three-point shots.

July 29, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers are football ready

With the announcement of the 2008 Georgia High School football schedule, the Liberty County Panthers find themselves in new territory as they face four new teams this season.

July 29, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Rockets fire off to nationals

The Southeast Elite Rocket Track Team recently competed at districts and region where the squad qualified for the 2008 AAU National Junior Olympics being held July 23-Aug. 2 at the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Detroit.

July 29, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers welcome new offensive line coach

The Bradwell Tigers football squad continues summer conditioning every Monday Wednesday and Thursday morning, now under the watchful eye of their new offensive line coach, Adam Bryie.

July 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


17U, 16U Rebels prepared for nationals

The Coastal Crew Rebels head for nationals next week and the other teams better be ready. The Rebels have added talent to their powerhouse squads and hope to have a solid showing for the 17U and 16U teams at the tournament July 25-Aug. 1.

July 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


All-stars travel in style

The Liberty County Recreation Department's Senior softball All-

July 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


High school football schedules announced

The Georgia High School Association has announced the 2008 football schedules for Liberty High, Bradwell Institute and Long County High.

July 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Liberty Humane Shelter struggles to stay open

The high cost of fuel and the lagging economy have changed the way Liberty County and Long County residents spend their money. When faced with the higher cost of gas and food, the choice to donate to a local charity falls to the wayside. The employees at Liberty Humane Shelter have struggled to come to terms with this problem and lessen the affects.

July 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Dickerson to teach football skills at camp

Former Liberty County Panther football player and Canadian Football League professional Cedric Dickerson is coming to the Liberty County Recreation Department for his annual youth football camp.

July 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Man accused of setting mother's house on fire to undergo mental evaluation

A man accused of intentionally setting his mother's house on fire was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation before any reasonable bond would be considered in the case.

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Pettis named to 2008 All-Iron-Man Team

For the fifth consecutive year, former Bradwell Institute standout and Hinesville native Will Pettis was named to the Arena Football League's All-Iron-Man Team two weeks ago.

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Voters reminded to bring photo ID to advance voting this week

As the primary elections approach July 15 the citizens of Liberty and Long County are reminded that in-person advance voting will begin Monday, July 7 and end Friday, July 11. Voters participating in the election during advance voting week or on Election Day will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo ID:

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Bond reduced on murder suspect awaiting trial

Bond was reduced by $200,000 on a murder suspect awaiting trail for the shooting death of Deterell Esque Jackson in front of his Alston Ridge mobile home in January 2007.

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Panther played for undefeated Tournament of Stars team

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Washington Street remains closed

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


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Despite surgery, former deputy improving

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority police officer, continues to make progress in his road to recovery after being struck by a tractor-trailer March 2.

April 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty tennis teams earn state berths

Liberty County High School's tennis teams placed third in the Region 3-AAAA playoffs to earn spots in this week's state tournaments.

April 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Willie Graham retiring from education

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Education


Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


‘A good time for me to go ahead and retire’

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger taking baseball skills to Albany State University

Bradwell Institute baseball player Stephen Felton signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Albany State University Wednesday at BI's media center.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers split games with Brunswick

The Bradwell Institute Tigers split victories in a cross-region doubleheader in Brunswick Thursday.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders take down David Emanuel

First Presbyterian Christian Academy had a huge win over David Emanuel Academy Tuesday on the diamond in Stillmore. The Highlander boys followed up that performance with a come-from-behind win Friday at home against Twiggs Academy.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

April 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Convict re-entry program nearly ready

Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.

April 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Tigers swept in weeklong series

The Bradwell Institute Tigers went 0-3 against the Effingham Rebels this week in a three-game region 3-AAAAA series.

April 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Injured former Liberty County deputy continues to improve

It's been one month since former Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority Police Officer William Solomon was struck by a tractor-trailer while directing traffic.

April 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Tigers drop two against Effingham

In another three game region 3-AAAAA series, the Bradwell Institute Tigers are currently 0-2 against the Effingham Rebels this week.

April 09, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Shooting for a cause

The Georgia Southern football team got a boost in its scholarship fund Saturday during the first Eagle Fund Shoot Sporting Clays Tournament for Scholarships at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway.

April 08, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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