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Hurricanes hit the road

June 1 marked the official start of the 2008 Hurricane season. And the first one is predicted to make landfall Saturday evening in Quitman as the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team take on the South Georgia Warriors at 7 p.m.

June 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Vigil honors man killed outside apartment

HPD hopes someone will come forward

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


Fans treated to weekend of baseball, sun

There was no shortage of blue skies, sunshine and heat at The Coastal Georgia Shootout last weekend, creating an ideal setting for baseball fans to soak up rays and check out some of Liberty, Long and Bryan counties' talented summer league players.

June 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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


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Testimony underway

Six men and six women were chosen and the trial for alleged child murderer Torres Boles promptly started Monday afternoon at theLibertyCountyJusticeCenter.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Panthers topped by Cadets

Changing regions came at a cost for Liberty County High School. Panther head football coach Kirk Warner was forced to find teams to replace the sub-region Augusta teams - and Savannah powerhouse Benedictine obliged.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI drops region battle

Richmond Hill walked into Olvey Field and handed Bradwell Institute a 28-7 Region 3-AAAAA loss Friday.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders fall at home

It didn't take long on Friday for the Georgia Christian Generals to show that, despite not fielding a football team in more than 46 years, they still knew how to win.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Rebels take Lady Tigers at home

A big third-inning push by Effingham County helped give them an 8-0 win over Bradwell Institute on Thursday in Region 3-AAAAA softball action at BI.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Local teams have rough night on grid-iron

It was a bit rough to be a football team located within Liberty County Friday night. At Donell Woods Stadium Benedictine showed why they made the state semi-finals last year taking down Liberty 44-13 in a non-region game.

September 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trial for toddler's death starts Monday

The trial against accused murderer Torres Boles is set to begin Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

September 11, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Tigers open region play against Wildcats

Bradwell Institute has its first Region 3-AAAAA contest at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it hosts Richmond Hill at Olvey Field.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers, Cadets battle Friday at Donell Woods Stadium

Liberty County High School will get an early feel for the postseason when the Panthers welcome regional power Benedictine to Donell Woods Stadium on Friday.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers, Tigers take game to the wire

It was an exciting final three innings Tuesday, as the Liberty County High School Lady Panthers won its home softball game, 5-3, over Bradwell Institute in the teams' third matchup of the season.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Roberts shines again for Liberty

By the time Liberty County High School sat their starters Friday, they had already put up 42 unanswered points against McIntosh County Academy in Darien.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County tops Bradwell

Bradwell Institute dropped Long County claimed a 5-2 win over Bradwell Institute on Monday in a non-conference game at BI.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers still struggling in passing game

Bradwell Institute quarterbacks Duane Johnson and Stephen Felton combined to go 0 for 2 in passing during last Friday's 28-21 loss at Calvary Day in Savannah. But what the Tigers lacked in passing, they made up for by pounding the ball, rushing for 201 yards.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders count on renewal

First Presbyterian Christian Academy didn't play football Friday. The team entered its bye-week looking at a 0-2 start. But the Highlanders have an opportunity to turn things around Friday.

September 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers win nail-biter over R. Hill

With the game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Lady Panther Cassidy Collum displayed her patience and pitching savvy. The Lady Panthers had bases loaded but two outs. Focused and knowing she was ahead in the count with three balls and one strike, Collum waited as the pitch came her way and saw that it was high and outside.

September 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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