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Creasy kisses pig at 16th ADA gala

For the first time in 12 years, the team representing Liberty County out campaigned team Chatham County in the annual Kiss-A-Pig fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association.

June 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Long County team has near perfect season

This season, the Long County Recreation Department had only two teams for the midget league, meaning every game they played was an away game against one of the several Liberty County Recreation Department teams.

June 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hammerheads dive in

The warmer weather is the perfect time to take a quick dip in the pool. Just be careful you're not swimming with the Hammerheads.

June 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Cosmos topple undefeated team

The Long County Team of Lamar Homebuilders had a tough season, playing every game on the road. Despite the travel they were undefeated as they prepped to play LCRD's midget Cosmopolitan Club Thursday evening.

June 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Police need help in search of killer

On May 29, 2007 Damon A. Hardy was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Regency Terr. Apartment complex when he went outside to break up a group of people who started an argument. Exactly one year later his family and friends gathered at Troop Park, adjacent to the apartment complex, to honor his memory with a candle light vigil.

June 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Coastal Georgia Shootout showcases local talent

The Coastal Georgia Shootout started yesterday afternoon and continues through Saturday at Panther baseball field at Liberty County High School.

June 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Interstate Paper defeats Lions Club by 3 (8-5)

The LCRD is wrapping up the regular season baseball and softball. Playoffs start this weekend.

June 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Chamber lunch provides insight into local health care

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held their Progress Through People Luncheon last Thursday, which provided an eye-opening look at the state of health care within our community. Russ Toal spoke about the three Ring Healthcare Consortium and its mission.

June 12, 2008 | By Patt Leon Staff Writer | Living well


Court updates May 28

The state vs. Christopher Jamal Fletcher

June 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Crowd honors U.S. heroes

A large American Flag, roughly two-stories tall, gently waved in the breeze. Veterans and soldiers, many dressed in uniforms pressed to perfection, walked with family members and friends under the majestic flag as they made their way into the Fred L Ginter American Legion Post 168 in Hinesville for the annual Memorial Day Celebration honoring their fallen brethren.

June 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Old jail gets new look

County Commission Chairman John McIver, City Manager Billy Edwards, Mayor Jim Thomas, Chamber of Commerce Director Kenny Smiley and a small host of guests were jailed Thursday afternoon by order of Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Director Vicky Davis.

June 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Coastal Electric helps to save lives

The employees of Coastal Electric Cooperative off Highway 17 in Midway were more than happy to roll up their sleeves Thursday as the company sponsored an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 2-7 p.m.

June 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Living well


Hinesville native plays beyond injuries for victory

Hinesville native and Arena Football Iron Man star Will Pettis is not one to watch from the sidelines while others play his game. After missing one game due to a back injury, the Hinesville native returned to practice last week as the Dallas Desperados prepared for their Friday night game against the Orlando Predators.

June 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Freshman Lady Tiger ranked 16th in nation, third in state

Running against some of the fastest seniors in the state at the Georgia High School women's state track meet May 3, was a lone Tiger freshman, Quintunya Chapman.

June 08, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kiss-A-Pig winding down campaign

Danny Creasy and Team Liberty County are practicing their puckers as the local candidate campaigns to win the honor of kissing Lulu the pig May 31 at the Inaugural Ball at the Savannah Hyatt Regency waterfront.

June 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | 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


McRae receives 76ers jersey in Philly

Jordan McRae was in Philadelphia on Saturday as the 76ers introduced their new members to the media and gave their new players their jerseys.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Elite soccer camp returning to Hinesville

The Hinesville Soccer Association and Hinesville Gators are sponsoring a week-long elite soccer camp starting next Monday at James Brown Park.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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