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Thornton’s future with Wolfpack unclear

Former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton remains suspended from North Carolina State's football team, even though he's listed on the team roster.

June 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA starts gridiron work next month

First Presbyterian Christian Academy soon will start preparing for its third football season.

June 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers take win in summer ball game

Liberty County High School's baseball team topped McIntosh County Academy, 12-7, on Wednesday afternoon in a summer game at Panther Field.

June 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty lifters place well at national meet

All four Liberty County High School Lady Panther weight lifters did well at the 2014 Youth National Weight lifting Championships last weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida, with each of them finishing in the top-15 nationally.

June 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Black belts brush up on goju in Hinesville

About 30 black-belt martial artists of all ages descended on the Pan American Goju Center in Hinesville this weekend for an annual training event. Goju is an ancient style of karate.

June 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Weightlifters prep for big meets

With school out for the summer, the mighty weightlifters that comprise Team Hinesville once again are hoisting up heavy irons as they prepare for this season's local and national meets.

June 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Convicted child murderer denied new trial

A Riceboro woman currently serving a life sentence for murdering her toddler cousin was denied a new trial Monday, according to documents filed in public records at the Liberty County Justice Center.

June 13, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Power-hungry Lady Panthers off to nationals

Pumping iron isn't just a man's sport, as four Liberty County High School Lady Panthers are proving.

June 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Body-sculpting class helps chisel participants into shape

During high school, Keith McGee fell in love with basketball. But attempting to improve his game opened the door to his long-term passion - weight training.

June 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Trying to get their kicks in this season

The coaching staffs at Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School understand how important kickers and punters are, as both teams are searching for the right candidates to fill those critical spots.

June 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Coaches reflect on conditioning, quarterback spots, numbers

The Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute football teams are wrapping up conditioning and preparing for camps and full practices later this summer.

June 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Exercise boot camp focuses on strength

Living in a military town people often equate the term boot camp with military training.

June 09, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


LeCounte headed to Five-Star Challenge

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte is flying Baltimore today to participate in the Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge.

June 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


No summer break yet for Tigers, Panthers

School ended about a week ago, but for athletes looking to play on their respective high school's football team, the summer break was over before it began.

June 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Stokes back where he started

Former Liberty County High School quarterback Julian Stokes is back with the Panther football program as the new quarterbacks coach.

June 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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Rec department hopes to serve public

Liberty County Recreation Department Director Jimmy Martin was the guest speaker at Thursday's Progress through People Luncheon hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Fleming-ton.

July 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Trying to make a great program greater

Georgia Southern University's new football coach, Willie Fritz, was the guest speaker at Tuesday's Rotary meeting at the LaQuinta Inn in Flemington.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Local bowlers earn medals

Local bowlers Hunter Miller, Joseph Yarbrough, TJ Standard and BJ Cedola all competed at the 2014 Georgia Games last weekend in Lawrenceville.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Court works on murder cases

Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart spent Monday busily working through the criminal court docket. Many of the cases he dealt with have been in the news before, but have surfaced again recently because of defendants' requests for new trials, bond reductions and resentencing.

July 16, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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