There was a thunder rolling through the neighborhoods in Midway and Isle of Wight June 21.
The road to Waycross started off paved with good intentions as the Hinesville Hurricanes faced the Waycross Firebirds in their second meet this season last Saturday. But the pavement soon turned bumpy and the Hurricanes found themselves in an uncomfortable situation after their 40-28 loss.
Operation Clean Sweep, a five-month drug sting managed by the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, was declared a success by Liberty County Sheriff, Don Martin.
Small in stature but big with his throws and moves, Hunter Wilson, 8, a member of the Liberty County Recreation Department's wrestling team called the Mat Rats made his farewell performance at regions and state placing at both meets in the 70 pound bantam weight class.
Following in the footsteps of their competitive and successful older Coastal Crew Rebel players, the 13U squad has attained a national bid and is headed to North Myrtle Beach for the USBA Nationals scheduled for June 23-28.
With 70 teams from seven different states taking the court at the annual River Street Classic Basketball Tournament held in Savannah last weekend, fans knew the competition was going to be fierce.
An unexpected last minute decision by the Central Florida Thoroughbreds to forfeit last Saturday's Hinesville Hurricanes home opener left the fans, but more importantly the players and family members who were there to dedicate the game to the late Mary Jo Sharp, a bit bewildered.
A possible reprieve from rising cost of gas opened to the public today as the first ethanol E85 fuel pump in Hinesville was placed in service after a brief ceremony and ribbon cutting Thursday morning at the Clyde's # 62 gas station at 791 E. G. Miles Parkway.
The Liberty County Panthers started summer football conditioning June 2 and are focusing on getting in top shape regarding speed and physical strength.
As the Liberty County Recreation Department's baseball and softball championship games are being decided, Tuesday night's junior, mite and midget baseball championship bouts proved to be a show of the underdogs as every second place team had to beat their opponents twice to take the trophy.
The St. James Sports Center was active with slam dunks, fancy lay-ups and a display of the finest young up and coming basketball players in the local and surrounding areas as First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted their first, of what they hope will become an annual, Highlander Hoops day on Monday.
Cedric Johnson spends his days in a pair of shorts and tank top, which is considered professional business attire for his job as the Liberty County Recreation Department's pool manager and lifeguard. He dutifully checks the concession supplies and patrols the pool area where three other lifeguards watch the swimmers and frolickers perched high in their lifeguard tower chairs.
The Hinesville Hurricanes, semi-pro football team will host their first home game of the season at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Long Bell Football Stadium at Liberty Independent Troop Park.
Running with chutes on the grassy field, jogging through mini hurdles, ladder drills on the track, learning function and form and pumping iron is how some of the Bradwell Tigers football players spent one week of their summer vacation.
The Bradwell Tigers summer league has traveled throughout the area in order to keep their baseball skills developing. Monday afternoon they hosted Brantley County at home and pulled out two come-from-behind victories in the last inning 5-4 and 9-8, during their scrimmage.
It definitely wasn't the passing game that helped Ware County beat Bradwell Institute, 33-0, last Friday in Waycross.
There is only one way to top winning the first football game in program history - win the next game.
Bradwell Institute alum LaBaron Anthony and former Liberty County High School Panther Jeremy Caldwell-Fabregas had good weekends on the field for the University of West Alabama Tigers' football team.
After suffering a 29-0 loss to Wayne County last Friday in Jesup in its Region 3-AAAA opener, Liberty County gets to rest their wounds with a bye week.
The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers fell to the Statesboro High Lady Blue Devils, 10-6, in a Region 3-AAAAA makeup game Saturday in Statesboro.
Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Chief Deputy Jon Long and jail administrator Jeff Hein officiated the swearing-in ceremony for several new deputies Wednesday morning at the Liberty County Justice Center.
It took two and a half years, a lot of hard work, determination and a willingness to keep the faith, but the First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team finally was rewarded for its patience Friday night. The Highlanders beat Crisp Academy, 18-6, and notched the first win in program history.
Bradwell Institute's football team waded in the swamps and eventually got eaten by the Gators, falling 33-0 in a Region 3-AAAAA game at Ware County High in Waycross.
Liberty County High School opened Region 3-AAAA action Friday at Wayne County, where the Yellow Jackets shut out the Panthers, 29-0.
It took two and a half years, a lot of hard work, sheer determination and always keeping the faith. Friday night all the bumps, bruises and losses seemed worth it as the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander football team earned their first win of their football program beating Crisp Academy18-6 at home.
After beating the Windsor Forest Lady Knights, 13-0, in four innings Tuesday in Savannah, the Liberty County softball team didn't take long to topple them again Thursday in a home Region 3-AAAAA contest.
A young Bradwell Institute softball team honored its three seniors during its last home game of the season Wednesday with a 7-4 win over St. Vincent's Academy.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy host the Crisp Academy Wildcats at 7:30 tonight at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.
Bradwell Institute has its toughest battle tonight - a Region 3-AAAAA contest against Ware County in Waycross.
Liberty County High School will travel Friday to Jesup to play Wayne County in the Panthers' first Region 3-AAAA game of the season.