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Two Rebels squads head to nationals

The 16U and 17U St. James Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to the AAU National Tournament this weekend at the EPSN/Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., bringing their AAU season to a close just before the school year begins.

July 23, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Game Day for July 21, 2010

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July 21, 2010 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Hurricanes defeat Rebels

Knowing this season's championship game will be at Liberty Independent Troop Park, the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team is determined to make a run for state rings at home. They're one step closer to that goal, having defeated the visiting Metter Rebels, 20-6, on Saturday. The 'Canes improved their regular-season record to 4-1.

July 21, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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


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Man gets life for death of aspiring Macon rapper

The man convicted of killing aspiring Macon-area rapper Markese "Pain City" Mahone was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge ...

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Bond set for man accused of killing teen

The man accused of killing teen Clyde Austin Weeks was in court Monday for a bond hearing.

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Community mourns passing of 911 director

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown called Tom Wahl one of the most knowledgeable 911 directors in the state and a man who had a lasting ...

March 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Reward upped for info on Long crimes

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people targeting the elderly in Long County has increased from $700 to $4,000.

March 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Former schools financial chief still getting benefits, according to LCSS

Despite his lawyer's claims to the contrary, former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is still receiving benefits, according to LCSS ...

March 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Elderly targeted in Long County crimes

The Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office are working to bring an end to a rash of incidents reportedly targeting the ...

March 14, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'Hatchet man' back in court this week

The man who earned the nickname the Hatchet Man for attacking a woman with a hatchet in 1996 is expected back in court Thursday, according ...

March 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Decision to pay Lee done under advisement

The decision to pay outgoing Liberty County School Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee a year's salary after her contract expires, was made by the Board ...

March 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


Went for steaks, stayed for the chocolate

Yep, I did my civic duty Saturday and participated in the test run and employee training for the new Hinesville LongHorn Steakhouse.

March 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Highlanders fall in double OT

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team fell 75-71 in a double-overtime, final four game held at Mercer university Friday. The FPCA boys were ...

March 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


BoE, superintendent to part ways June 30

The Liberty County Board of Education voted 7-0 Tuesday to not renew Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee's contract when it ends June 30.

March 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | News


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