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Meet hall of fame inductee Ernie Walthour

Many people recognize Ernie Walthour as founder of the Coastal Crew Rebels AAU basketball program and sports director for the St. James Center. But Walthour has done much more for the youth in Liberty County. Now he's earned the honor of being inducted into the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame this year in the at-large category.

December 03, 2010 | Patty Leon | Sports


Brown continues impressive run

Rion Brown continues to make a splash in sunny Miami.

December 01, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


HPD and Long County deputies issue BOLOs

The Hinesville Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office have issued "be-on-the lookout" requests for two suspects wanted in connection with different crimes in their respective communities.

November 29, 2010 | Patty Leon Staff report | Public Safety


This year’s Hall of Fame inductees

Five new local former athletes will earn their spot in the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame this year and will be inducted during a banquet Dec. 9 at Club Stewart.

November 29, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Former Lady Panther a captain at Georgia Tech

Former Lady Panther Metra Walthour was one of three players selected as captains of the 2010-11 Yellow Jacket women's basketball team, according to a story posted on ramblinwreck.con, Georgia Tech's athletic website,

November 29, 2010 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Lady Tigers take season opener over Glynn Academy

Senior Lady Tiger Mariah Maternik scored 18 points to help the Bradwell girls take a 51-41 win over the Glynn Academy Red Terrors at the Joe Greene Classic Tip-off on Tuesday night at Johnson High School in Savannah.

November 26, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Panthers split game at Joe Greene Classic

Liberty County High School took a loss and a win at the Joe Greene Classic Tuesday at Beach High School.

November 26, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Blue Devils whip Tigers 60-33 at Joe Greene Classic

After a low-scoring and sluggish first half, the Statesboro Blue Devils found their mark to dominate the Bradwell Institute Tigers 60-33 on Tuesday at the Joe Greene Classic at Johnson High School.

November 26, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Weightlifter to compete in Ohio

Team Hinesville weightlifter Dominique Brunson is headed to the 2010 American Open Weightlifting Championships Dec. 10-12, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

November 22, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Guyton a force on and off the field

Former Bradwell Institute standout Gary Guyton is a busy man.

November 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Former Liberty County stars make headlines

• Former Lady Panther Miata Askew scored 10 points in the Young Harris Lady Mountain Lions' 64-39 loss to North Georgia College and State University on Monday.

November 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Former Panther makes huge plays

Former Liberty County High School football standout Roderick Jones made some big plays for Shorter University when the Hawks played Bethel on Nov. 13 in both schools' final regular season game.

November 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Hinesville Gators finish season with perfect record

Hinesville's 10U Gator soccer team finished the fall season with a perfect record of 7-0. Jared Anderson said his team won the championship tournament held in Savannah on Nov.6 by shutting out Savannah Academy 10-0.

November 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Pitcher signs with GSU

Fulfilling a dream, Liberty County High School baseball player Joe Watkins, penned his named to a scholarship Wednesday, making it likely the Panther will be a Georgia Southern Eagle next year.

November 15, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Faith in hunt for 8th

Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici is prepping for its eighth run at a Georgia Christian Athletic Association title and coach Jared Sellars thinks they have the personnel on board to do it.

November 15, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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FEMA teams canvassing Liberty

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has dispatched Disaster Survivor Assistance teams in Irma-stricken neighborhoods throughout five coastal counties to help Georgia disaster survivors register for ...

September 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bring on the Q

This Saturday is the Blues, Brews and BBQ, hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council. And I am so ready to "pig" out as one ...

September 20, 2017 | By Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | COASTAL LIVING


Public dock at Sunbury to be rebuilt

After being slammed by Hurricane Irma Monday, the public dock at Sunbury in Liberty County will be rebuilt.

September 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR asks help assessing damage, restricts some recovery

If you live in coastal Liberty County, the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your help assessing damage from Hurricane ...

September 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Woman arrested for trying to free animals from Liberty Humane Shelter

Thinking that the staff of the Liberty Humane Shelter had evacuated the area, leaving the shelter animals behind, a woman broke into the shelter and ...

September 17, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


State patrol says naked woman knocked out power in Long County before storm

Social media was going wild Sept. 9 after reports of a naked woman crashing a pickup into a utility pole was blamed for a seven-hour ...

September 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


More things you need to know about recovering from Irma

Recovering from a storm can be confusing, what with all the information floating around.

September 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Charges added on burglary suspect

A man recently arrested for a string of business burglaries faces new drug charges.

September 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


What is next

A westward shift from early predictions kept Hurricane Irma from hitting Liberty County and Coastal Georgia harder than anticipated, but gusting winds and strong storm ...

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Officials pleased with response

Despite three in-home rescues and lots of heavy wind and rain Sunday and Monday, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said Hurricane Irma ...

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County lifts curfew

The Long County Sheriff's Office said they are lifting the curfew as of 6 p.m. today. People looking to return home may do ...

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Crews surveying damage

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown said that they have released a certain amount of emergency response crews to start surveying damages, answer emergency calls and ...

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Stay indoors for duration of storm

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has issued a shelter in place order.

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Sikes: Securing citizens top priority

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said his deputies are patrolling the county ensuring people's homes are safe.

September 09, 2017 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Closures, precautions being announced

As Hurricane Irma creeps toward the East Coast, area agencies and offices are taking pre-emptive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees ...

September 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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