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The sport in roller derby

Even with the hard falls, twisted ankles and the occasional sprained ego there were still 66 skaters on day four of the Savannah Derby Devils boot camp.

June 11, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Former Panther enjoyed role as UGA Drum Major

Former Liberty County high School student Jeremy Fermin enjoyed his days on the Panthers' marching band, but said his biggest thrill came from being chosen as one of the four University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band drum majors for the 2010-11 football season.

June 11, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Another hat in ring for sheriff

Preparing to blaze the campaign trail in a bid for sheriff, Jerald Burgess has announced his intent to run during the special election in November.

June 09, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


A devil of a camp

Editor's note: This is part one of a two part series covering the week-long roller derby boot camp. Sports editor Patty Leon is among the women strapping on the skates.

June 09, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


‘Canes win home opener

The rainfall was light just before the coin toss Saturday night, but it was enough to turn the gridiron into a sauna and let the Tri-County Panthers know they were on the Hinesville Hurricanes home turf.

June 09, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Answers sought to shots at party

On March 28, roughly 200 people, primarily high school students and young adults, were at a party being held at the County Line Club near Midway when shots rang out.

June 09, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Gymnasts tumble as a team

Editors note: This is part one of a two-part series about the Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA gymnastics program.

June 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Tiger honored for second year

Currently ranked seventh in Georgia for the 400-meter dash, Lady Tiger multi-sport athlete Quintunya Chapman knows a thing or two about winning. At a recent Georgia State meet, the junior sprinter earned three medals for the long jump, 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash.

June 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


15U Kings win Memorial Day tourney

South Georgia Kings 15U coach Derrick Brooks has plenty of reasons to smile. His squad currently is 25-2 overall after winning four of their last five tournaments, including the Future 150 Memorial Day Classic in Birmingham, Ala.

June 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Moran says he's running for sheriff

Liberty County Chief Deputy Keith Moran has formally announced he intends to run for sheriff in November's special election.

June 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


FPCA sets summer camps

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will offer summer camps beginning this month. The camps are open to the public and will offer children opportunities to try new activities and take day trips.

June 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon | Education


Judge mum on sheriff appointment

Despite continued requests for comment from Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy K. Aspinwall, the judge remains mum on her recent appointment of Polly E. Martin as the new county sheriff.

June 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Warning: Hurricanes approaching

Hurricanes are quickly approaching and all evacuation routes lead directly to Long Bell Stadium. Tomorrow night, the Hinesville semi-pro football team opens its regular season with a 7 p.m. game against the Tri-County Panthers.

June 04, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Brown named AAA South Player of the Year

University of Miami-bound Rion Brown, a former Liberty County Panther basketball standout shooting guard, was chosen by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association as the Class AAA South Player of the Year.

June 04, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Scott’s All-Stars win third straight tourney

Scott's All-Stars spent Memorial Day Weekend in Charleston, S.C., where the local AAU boys basketball team earned its third straight tournament title at the Super Regional Tournament. The players even squeezed in a trip to the Citadel.

June 04, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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DRC center to open in Liberty County

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center at the Liberty County Community ...

September 22, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


FEMA teams canvassing Liberty

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has dispatched Disaster Survivor Assistance teams in Irma-stricken neighborhoods throughout five coastal counties to help Georgia disaster survivors register for ...

September 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bring on the Q

This Saturday is the Blues, Brews and BBQ, hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council. And I am so ready to "pig" out as one ...

September 20, 2017 | By Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | COASTAL LIVING


Public dock at Sunbury to be rebuilt

After being slammed by Hurricane Irma Monday, the public dock at Sunbury in Liberty County will be rebuilt.

September 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR asks help assessing damage, restricts some recovery

If you live in coastal Liberty County, the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your help assessing damage from Hurricane ...

September 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Woman arrested for trying to free animals from Liberty Humane Shelter

Thinking that the staff of the Liberty Humane Shelter had evacuated the area, leaving the shelter animals behind, a woman broke into the shelter and ...

September 17, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


State patrol says naked woman knocked out power in Long County before storm

Social media was going wild Sept. 9 after reports of a naked woman crashing a pickup into a utility pole was blamed for a seven-hour ...

September 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


More things you need to know about recovering from Irma

Recovering from a storm can be confusing, what with all the information floating around.

September 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Charges added on burglary suspect

A man recently arrested for a string of business burglaries faces new drug charges.

September 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


What is next

A westward shift from early predictions kept Hurricane Irma from hitting Liberty County and Coastal Georgia harder than anticipated, but gusting winds and strong storm ...

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Officials pleased with response

Despite three in-home rescues and lots of heavy wind and rain Sunday and Monday, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said Hurricane Irma ...

September 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County lifts curfew

The Long County Sheriff's Office said they are lifting the curfew as of 6 p.m. today. People looking to return home may do ...

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Crews surveying damage

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown said that they have released a certain amount of emergency response crews to start surveying damages, answer emergency calls and ...

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Stay indoors for duration of storm

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has issued a shelter in place order.

September 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Sikes: Securing citizens top priority

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said his deputies are patrolling the county ensuring people's homes are safe.

September 09, 2017 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


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