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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


Senior girls display talent

The senior girls' softball teams play at Liberty County High School on Monday and Wednesday's starting at 5:30 p.m. This edition's LCRD feature game covers the two games played on Wednesday between the Diamonds and Heartbreakers and the Blue Jays against Glynn County.

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


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Cadets control Panthers

Liberty County football coach Kirk Warner had said the game against Benedictine should be viewed as a precursor to the postseason.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Backs shine in Bradwell’s loss

Each team in Friday's Bradwell Institute-Richmond Hill football game had a back put up stellar numbers.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty wins on roadLiberty wins on road

It was supposed to be a Region 3-AAAA softball doubleheader Saturday at Thomson, but rain put game two on hold.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


YMCA level-two gymnasts place third

The Liberty gymnastics team of the Liberty County YMCA competed Sept. 6-7 at Champions Gymnastics in Jacksonville, where the level-two gymnasts placed third overall.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Forensics paint grisly scene

Forensic scientists testified Tuesday that most of the blood taken from a crime scene in February 2013 was that of 3-year-old Andraia Boles.

September 17, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


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


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