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Nation's no. 2 team too much for BI

VALDOSTA - Quickly scoring 28 unanswered points in the first quarter and leading 48-7 by halftime, the Lowndes County Vikings dashed the Tigers' hope of advancing to the state quarterfinals.

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


Juvenile arrested after threats at school

Six days after threatening to shoot people at Bradwell Institute a 16-year-old male student was arrested and charged with terroristic threats according to HPD Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

December 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Liberty law officers help deputy in need

Liberty County deputies banded together to help one of their own get through a difficult time and financial burden. Jon Glandon, a former deputy of the LCSO, discovered he had brain cancer in 2003. After a three-year remission, the cancer has returned, as did the routine visits to Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. The constant travel has created a financial burden for Glandon's family.

December 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Taekwondo championships showcase fighting form

The Shuman Center looked more like a dojo than a basketball court as participants at the third annual LCRD Taekwondo Championships kicked and sparred their way to victory Oct. 25.

November 27, 2008 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Fall Fest at the Y

The weather was clear and perfect and the little ones were out for fun at the YMCA Fall Festival held on Nov. 8.

November 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Rice Fest preserves history of area

Alarger crowd than last year turned out for the second annual Riceboro Rice Fest in downtown Riceboro on Nov. 8.

November 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Guyton impresses coaching staff

Hinesville native Gary Guyton has surprised most of the staff of the New England Patriots but not head coach Bill Belichick who said Guyton is a versatile player who can rush, cover and play both inside and outside linebacker positions.

November 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


The 8th annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot

Those sonic roars over Liberty County Thursday were from the eighth annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot.

November 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Military


Threat at Bradwell spurs security clamp down

The Liberty County School Board and Bradwell Institute administrators took immediate action after a rumor spread Tuesday that someone would bring a gun to school Wednesday and shoot people.

November 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Team Liberty launches Kiss-A-Pig campaign

November is American Diabetes Month and the American Diabetes Association and the 2009 Liberty Kiss-A-Pig campaign team want to get the word out about early screening and detection.

November 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Tales from the graveyard

The tale of Chloe, the legend about the crack in the wall and Midway's very own version of Romeo and Juliet were recounted as wide eyed listeners moved from grave to grave at last Saturday's legends and tales tour of the historic Midway Cemetery.

November 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Things to Do


Man pleads to stealing from his mother

A man on probation as a first-time offender had his probation revoked and was sentenced to 10 years confinement after he was charged with three new counts of burglary, one count of theft by receiving and several counts of theft by deception. The latter charges were called in by the suspect's mother, who reported her son stole jewelry from her house and tried to pawn it at seven different local pawn shops.

November 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


LCRD scores

Oct. 1

November 11, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Mat Rats collect medals at first meet

The first meet of the season gave the Liberty County Recreation Department's Mat Rat wrestling team an opportunity to gnaw at their opponents and allowed five of their six competitors to medal at the fourth annual Early Bird Pool Style Open Wrestling Tournament on Oct. 18 in Orange Park, Fla.

November 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Unpaid drug debt allegedly led to kidnapping

Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Chief Michael Berkow said Monday a kidnapping last week that ended with a rescue and arrest in Hinesville was sparked by an apparent unpaid drug debt.

November 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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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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