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We Run It track team completes summer circuit

The We Run It AAU summer track team, coached by Nathan Mims, completed its summer circuit and placed well at the final meets.

July 21, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

LibertyFest makes its come back

After taking a year off, LibertyFest returned Friday and Saturday, bigger and better than ever. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's banner festival opened at a new venue, Bryant Commons on Highway 84, and offered community members an action-packed weekend of coastal culture and history.

July 19, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE

Every dog has its day

Aerial acrobatic maneuvers and Frisbee games usually don't go hand-in-hand - unless, of course, your tossing partner is a trained stunt dog.

July 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

15U Kings finish well at Peach State

Falling just one game shy of bracket play, the 15U South Georgia Kings finished as the runners up in their pool at the Peach State Games held Monday and Tuesday in Augusta.

July 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Local arm has big dreams

Working to fulfill a childhood dream, Liberty County High School incoming senior pitcher Joe Watkins kept busy this summer with his traveling team, the Southeastern Athletics.

July 16, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

`Canes beat Pit Bulls, 21-6

After ending Saturday's game against the Middle Georgia Pit Bulls comfortably at 21-6, the Hinesville Hurricanes improved their regular-season record to 3-1. The home game was called due to lightning with less than two minutes left in regulation, helping the semi-professional football team put another check in the win column.

July 14, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Crusader earning frequent flyer miles

Preparing for his senior season as a Faith Baptist Crusader basketball player, Jaquez Motley hit the AAU circuit and is racking up frequent flyer miles and college offers in his quest to improve his skills and give the college scouts a glance of his abilities.

July 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

MMA fighters organize local gymnasium, team

It's been a little over a year that Team Liberty Mixed Martial Arts organized a group of fighters and opened a training center. It wasn't well known unless you were a Facebook fanatic. But that all changed on June 19.

July 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Hurricanes to host Middle Georgia Pitbulls tomorrow

The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team will host the Middle Georgia Pitbulls at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The squad is dedicating the game to Dakarai Thompkins, a Hinesville toddler who died Wednesday from injuries sustained Sunday when he was struck by a driver who now faces a DUI and other charges.

July 09, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Lady Rebels headed to Super Showcase

This season was the first time the St. James Coastal Crew Rebels organized a Lady Rebels program, comprised of two newly formed squads. The players range in age from high school juniors and younger. According to junior girls coach Mike Brown, both squads have made impressive progress. Brown's team recently was honored with an invitation to this weekend's 2010 AAU Super Showcase in Orlando, Fla.

July 09, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

McRae makes an impact in Tennessee

Former Liberty County Panther basketball standout Jordan McRae arrived in Knoxville, Tenn., at the end of May and already the incoming University of Tennessee freshman's name has appeared in print. He's making a name for himself in his new community.

July 09, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Brunson represents Team Hinesville in Calif.

Team Hinesville Weightlifting was able to send only one competitor to the 2010 National School Age Weightlifting Championships in Foster City, Calif., but Dominic Brunson shone as he represented the local community, placing second overall at the meet.

July 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Team We Run It track athletes keep busy

The track athletes of team We Run It, who understand it takes endurance and continuous training to maintain a competitive edge, have participated in three meets to date.

July 02, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Best things: Musical influences

Last October, Midway native James Barrett boosted his musical career when he signed a contract with Low Country Management, Low Country Warriors Record Inc., in Atlanta.

June 30, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News

Jones takes first at championship meet

LCHS Lady Panther Jana Jones placed first in the discus throw at the 2010 Georgia High School Association state track with a toss of 123 feet, 8 inches earlier this year. Last weekend, Jones hit another milestone when she placed first in shot put at the Junior Olympics Georgia Association Championships meet in Atlanta.

June 28, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports

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Mardi Gras on Tybee Saturday

It is time to "let the good times roll," as the annual Tybee Island Mardi Gras Parade marches down Butler Avenue this Saturday.

February 23, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Things to Do

Make mine medium rare, please

You have no idea how excited I am about not having to drive all the way to Pooler or Savannah for a thick, juicy, succulent ...

February 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE

HPD's Maj. Cribbs dies at 72

Former Hinesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit Lead Detective Maj. Thomas E. Cribbs passed away Monday.

February 22, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Reward offered in shooting death of horse

The founder of Second Chances Equine Rescue is determined to find out what happened to her beloved gelding, Sebastian.

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

School board fracas continues

A dispute between members of the Liberty County Board of Education has gone to social media and beyond, with allegations having been lodged with the ...

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news

Bond reduced in sex assault case

Former Long County High School Assistant Band Director Michael Loredo had his bond reduced to $35,000 on Thursday during a hearing before Long County ...

February 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Tensions rise at BOE meeting surrounding legal matters

Things got heated at a special meeting of the Liberty County Board of Education Tuesday at 4 p.m. and the controversy carried over into ...

February 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | News

Search over for missing teen

UPDATE: According to Jack Graves Sr., Gwendolyn Bugg's grandfather, the young girl was found and is safe back home.

February 15, 2017 | Patty Leon | News

'Hatchet man of Hinesville' arrested again

Five months after being released from a 20 year prison sentence on an assault conviction, Calvin Leon Nelson was arrested this week in Long County ...

February 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Flipping out over Filipino

I was pleasantly surprised the other day driving into work.

February 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE

Ameris Bank says there was no impropriety in bid process

James Rogers, market president of Ameris Bank in Hinesville, said the bank obeyed the letter of the law and Liberty County School Board policy when ...

February 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news

Re-entry group needs more housing

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition is seeking reentry housing partners to help them serve recently released and paroled prisoners who return to the Liberty County ...

February 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Authorities find missing man

UPDATE: Larry "Tony" Thompson has been located unharmed. He is safe and back with family.

February 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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