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Panthers claw way into Elite 8

Liberty County is headed to the Elite Eight Thursday at Fort Valley State University.

February 24, 2016 | Patty Leon UPDATED | Sports


Both Tigers, Panthers get wins

After two losses on the road, the Liberty County soccer teams won their first home games Saturday against Thomson.

February 24, 2016 | Patty Leon UPDATED | Sports


Highlander swimmers place at state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's swim team did well at the state meet the last weekend of January at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta.

February 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Horses, military personnel, veterans help each other

Operation Horses and Heroes was four days of helping active-duty military personnel and veterans cope with issues through the use of equine-assisted psychotherapy. The event was held at Second Chances Equine Rescue in Gum Branch.

February 23, 2016 | Patty Leon | Military


Panthers make Elite Eight

Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team is headed to the Elite Eight Thursday at Fort Valley State University.

February 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA wins eighth straight 2-AA title

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team won their eighth straight region championship Friday night. The Highlanders polished off Memorial Day 67-53 in Jeffersonville to take home Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA trophy.

February 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers split 1st 2 games

Liberty County's baseball team won a game and lost a game to open the season Thursday and Friday.

February 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hinesville dog wins Best of Breed at Westminster Dog Show

A local show dog brought some notoriety to Hinesville by winning the Best of Breed Competition at the 2016 Westminster Dog Show held in Madison Square Garden in New York.

February 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Panther boys host Sweet 16 game Saturday

The Panther boys' basketball team will host the Sweet 16 game of the state playoffs at Liberty County high School after beating Howard High School 87-61 in the first round game Wednesday.

February 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


3 Tigers play in Border War

Bradwell Institute football players Luther Echols, Deion Stewart and Duane Johnson Jr. represented the school and Tiger football team in Saturday's War of the Borders All-Stars game.

February 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers fall 13-1 in scrimmage to Bryan County

Bradwell Institute hosted Bryan County in a baseball scrimmage Friday, with the Redskins taking a 13-1 win.

February 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Breakfast of this champion

There is an old saying that circulates among foodies: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. The saying is meant to encourage folks looking to stay healthy or lose a little weight by taking the bulk of their calories in the morning and burn those calories throughout the day.

February 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


Hunter signs with MGSU

Long County Lady Tide soccer player Nakia Hunter penned her name Friday afternoon to play soccer at the college level for Middle Georgia State. The signing ceremony took place in the school's cafeteria.

February 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers kick off their season

Bradwell Institute is a scrimmage and two games into its soccer season. The Tiger teams hosted Wayne County in scrimmages Feb. 2. The girls won 1-0. The Lady Tigers opened the regular season at Ware County, where they lost 5-0 Tuesday. Friday night, the Lady Tigers hosted Coffee and won 3-1, according to maxpreps.com.

February 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


F.E.A.R. defendant’s slaying sentence reduced

DARIEN - A member of the radical militia group Forever Enduring Always Ready, or F.E.A.R., had his sentence reduced Thursday after he cooperated extensively with the government against fellow members in the 2011 slayings of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

February 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | 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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