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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


LCRD Mat Rats finish successful season

For nearly a year, they pummeled and practiced single- and double-leg takedowns. They learned freestyle versus Greco-Roman throwing styles and folk style. They pounded the mats from Orlando to Atlanta, and they did so successfully.

June 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCRD Tigers, Red Birds are on top

Tigers 7, Eagles 3

June 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA cager picked for Nike elite team

First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball standout Joey Bell was chosen to play for the Nike elite team, the Alabama Challenge, for the upcoming Nike Memorial Day Classic this weekend in Nashville and the Nike Peach Jam in Augusta July 11-13.

June 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Heritage Bank takes a victory over Jones, Osteen and Jones (17-3)

The LCRD junior baseball teams representing The Heritage Bank and Jones, Osteen and Jones took the sunlit field Monday afternoon for our feature game.

June 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Summer baseball sets the stage for next season

As the summer baseball season gets started the Liberty County Panthers plan to stay focused on rebuilding the team for another shot at the playoffs next season by getting their summer team together.

June 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCRD's midget team of Ratcliffe and Smith loses by 1 to Cosmopolitan Club

The midget girls took the field at Bradwell Institute for a showdown between the Cosmopolitan Club girls and the Ratcliffe and Smith team on Thursday afternoon in what turned out to be a high-scoring, 4-inning game.

June 01, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tiger thin clads turn into golden Rams

After a seventh place showing for AAAAA state track, the Tigers' continue to shine on the track as three elite performers were chosen to receive full scholarships to Albany State University.

June 01, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Guyton tells reporter he feels he is living a dream

Hinesville native Gary Guyton just finished roughing it out with the other rookies at the New England Patriots mini-camp last weekend.

May 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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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


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