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22 Hammerheads will head to state

Susan Baker and the Liberty County Recreation Department swim team, the Hammerheads, started this season hoping to at least place well at districts and send three swimmers to state. When she received the list after the district meet and started to count how many of her swimmers qualified she said she was in shock.

August 02, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


’Canes face Warriors

The Hurricanes will storm the home field at 7 p.m. Saturday at Long Bell Stadium to host the South Georgia Warriors. 'Canes head coach James Sharp said the match-up is a good opportunity for his team to nab its first win at home.

August 02, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCRD taekwondo center athlete wins gold medal

A team member from the Liberty County Recreation Department's Taekwondo Sports Center competed in the 2008 Junior National Olympics in Detroit the first weekend of July.

July 31, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Missing dog found five years later

It was a family reunion five years in the making. On Saturday morning Rocko, a five-year-old Beagle, was reunited with family members after he went missing from their Queens, N.Y., home when he was just a puppy. Somehow, Rocko made his way to Liberty County.

July 31, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Captain’s meeting set for Friday night

One of the many events headlining this year's two-day Liberty Fest

July 31, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide and FPCA Highlander players among state hoops leaders

According to the statistics posted online at maxpreps.com, players from the Long County Blue Tide and the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander basketball teams are among the top 100 in the state in rebounds, scoring and three-point shots.

July 29, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers are football ready

With the announcement of the 2008 Georgia High School football schedule, the Liberty County Panthers find themselves in new territory as they face four new teams this season.

July 29, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Rockets fire off to nationals

The Southeast Elite Rocket Track Team recently competed at districts and region where the squad qualified for the 2008 AAU National Junior Olympics being held July 23-Aug. 2 at the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Detroit.

July 29, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers welcome new offensive line coach

The Bradwell Tigers football squad continues summer conditioning every Monday Wednesday and Thursday morning, now under the watchful eye of their new offensive line coach, Adam Bryie.

July 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


17U, 16U Rebels prepared for nationals

The Coastal Crew Rebels head for nationals next week and the other teams better be ready. The Rebels have added talent to their powerhouse squads and hope to have a solid showing for the 17U and 16U teams at the tournament July 25-Aug. 1.

July 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


All-stars travel in style

The Liberty County Recreation Department's Senior softball All-

July 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


High school football schedules announced

The Georgia High School Association has announced the 2008 football schedules for Liberty High, Bradwell Institute and Long County High.

July 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Liberty Humane Shelter struggles to stay open

The high cost of fuel and the lagging economy have changed the way Liberty County and Long County residents spend their money. When faced with the higher cost of gas and food, the choice to donate to a local charity falls to the wayside. The employees at Liberty Humane Shelter have struggled to come to terms with this problem and lessen the affects.

July 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Dickerson to teach football skills at camp

Former Liberty County Panther football player and Canadian Football League professional Cedric Dickerson is coming to the Liberty County Recreation Department for his annual youth football camp.

July 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Man accused of setting mother's house on fire to undergo mental evaluation

A man accused of intentionally setting his mother's house on fire was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation before any reasonable bond would be considered in the case.

July 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


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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


Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Swimming is more than treading water

Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Chapman slated to compete in Canada

It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Seventh-grade Rebels headed to nationals

The seventh-grade Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to Orlando this weekend for the Youth Basketball of America National Tournament, which takes place July 6-12.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


‘Hank’ White golf tourney set for Aug. 2

The date has been set for the 10th annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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