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Dolphin Project marks 20 years

SAVANNAH - Citizen-naturalists of The Dolphin Project have completed 20 years of work in the nation's longest-running dolphin research program staffed by volunteers.

July 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


House restoration to coincide with centennial

Restorations on the house that was built in 1910 by the Dunlevie Lumber Company and once housed the company's treasurer, Herbert Dunlevie, should be complete just one day shy of Allenhurst's Centennial Sawmill Day, set for Oct. 3. The property, which includes the ruins of Ernest Dunlevie's original house, the former lumber company president's house and 1,500 pristine acres of wetlands and wildlife area, are all part of the D.C. Miller Trust.

July 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Dickerson camp preps future pros

Ladder drills, up/downs, tackling pads and a lot of laughter were at the forefront of Thursday morning's session on the first day of the 2009 Cedric Dickerson Football Camp at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville. With nearly 40 kids in attendance, professional football player Cedric Dickerson, his cousin and Cincinnati Bengals draft pick Michael Johnson and cousin and semi-professional player Chris Jones, led the campers through drill stations, working on the fundamentals of football.

July 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Murder, assault suspects arraigned

A man suspected of killing his mother and stepfather, a father accused of killing his 7-month-old daughter and a man suspected of sexual assault and false imprisonment all entered pleas of not guilty Monday morning during their respective arraignment hearing at the Liberty County Jail before Liberty Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart.

July 15, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Pouring for Paws raises $3,300

The third annual Pouring for Paws celebrity bartending event last Saturday night raised $3,300 for the Liberty Humane Shelter. The celebration at Revolutions Night Club even featured a performance by Cody Walden, a county musician from Ludowici.

July 15, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


Former Tiger to hit WNBA milestones

Former Lady Tiger and current WNBA Los Angeles Sparks player Delisha Milton-Jones is among several players looking to hit WNBA milestones this season.

July 14, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Pettis exploring life after the AFL

When the economy forced the commissioners of the Arena Football League to cancel the 2009 season, the fans and the players were left with a summer without football.

July 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Three Kings shine at 5 Star Camp

Roughly 180 basketball players attended the 5 Star Basketball Camp at the University of Central Florida during the last weekend in June, and the skills of three players representing the 14U South Georgia Kings of Hinesville earned the athletes several accolades.

July 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Murder cases developing

The murder trial for suspected killer Richard Earl Geiger, who is accused of stabbing his girlfriend with a knife, was continued because officials are awaiting a mental evaluation.

July 10, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Reds take LCRD senior league title

The Reds and the Heartbreakers battled it out in a double-header June 11 and, despite losing the first game 5-2, the Reds emerged victorious in game two. They won 10-2 and took home the first-place trophy in the LCRD senior girls' softball league. The Heartbreakers took second place.

July 10, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Work started on batting cages, walkway

Construction on a new eight-foot-wide concrete walkway and softball batting cages is under way at James Brown Park.

July 10, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


5th Henry White golf tourney set

The fifth annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament, which raises scholarship money for local high school students and others in the community, is set for Aug. 15 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville.

July 10, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Chemtall wins LCRD junior league

The Chemtall team defeated the Vietnam Veterans of America team in a championship double-header on June 5, taking the LCRD junior baseball title.

July 08, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Diamonds win LCRD junior softball title

The Diamonds team took a one-run lead to win the LCRD junior softball league championship on June 10. The Yellow Jackets took the second-place trophy.

July 08, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Bonds denied in fatal shooting; one suspect released

Bond was denied for the four suspects accused of shooting David Anthony Jones Jr. to death at his Tapco Mobile Home residence in Hinesville June 16.

July 08, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Suns give McRae 10 more days

According to a Phoenix Suns news release, Jordan McRae has signed an additional 10-day contract to stay with the NBA team.

February 10, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Ex-Panther excelling

Former Liberty County multi-sport athlete Courtney Rhodes is excelling in track at the University of the Cumberlands.

February 10, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders expect strong arms, season

The Highlanders rocked Region 2-AA last year, finishing at 7-3 and 12-7-1 overall for the season. And First Presbyterian Christian Academy looks ready for another ...

February 10, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Second Chances rescues horses — and people

After serving in the Air Force and spending 20 years outside the country, Andrea Doolittle returned home to Gum Branch and reignited a passion she ...

February 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


LeCounte, Echols named Players of the Year

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte and Bradwell Institute player Luther Echols were named the 2016 Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier Players of the Year ...

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Four Panthers sign to play college ball

Liberty County football players Calvin Holmes, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Martial Washington signed letters of intent to play football at college Wednesday morning during ...

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers sweep Phoenix, have playoff bye

Liberty County wrapped up the regular season Friday, sweeping New Hampstead and honoring seniors.

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Four Liberty County Panthers pen on National Signing Day

Liberty County football players Calvin Holmes, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Martial Washington signed letters of intent to play football at the college level Wednesday ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers finish season; regional tourney next week

Bradwell Institute was scheduled to host Statesboro Tuesday evening to wrap up the regular season. The final scores from Tuesday's Region 3-AAAAA games were ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders topple Knights

Jumping out to a 33-12 lead in the first quarter, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys sailed to an easy 97-32 win at home Saturday.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers returning last year’s pitching rotation

Liberty County finished last baseball season 14-9 overall and 6-4 in Region 3-AAAA, according to maxpreps.com. The record propelled the Panthers into the first ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Diamond Tigers are young, junior-heavy

Bradwell Institute will have a junior-heavy baseball team this season, according to coach Jeff Polk.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


One-stop safisfaction at Taste of Liberty

Last Friday, I attended the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and Taste of Liberty awards at the request of my boss and co-workers.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


Liberty’s McRae impresses in NBA debut

This past week was a whirlwind experience for former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae.

February 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell girls go 1-1, boys lose 2; Liberty squads split at Thomson; FPCA boys take 2 of 3 games

Bradwell Institute hosted South Effingham and then traveled to Richmond Hill this week for basketball games. Liberty County split wins on the road Friday at ...

February 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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