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Slain baby's father arrested

Police in Alabama arrested Travis Williams, 28, for his reported involvement in the death of his 7-month-old dauther, Syikiria Williams, in Hinesville.

November 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Abusers may be grouped

On March 1, 2004, Dominique Jovone Dowling was charged with one count of aggravated child molestation, one count of child molestation, one count of aggravated sodomy and three counts of child molestation for allegedly performing acts on a female under the age of 16 who lives in Hinesville. He spent time in Liberty County jail waiting for his bond hearing and underwent a mental evaluation, after which he was described as mildly mentally retarded, but competent enough to understand the difference between right and wrong and to stand trial.

November 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Mat Rats start season with early meet in Fla.

The Liberty County Recreation Department's wrestling team, the Mat Rats, opened up the 2008-09 season by competing at the fourth annual Early Bird Pool Style Open Wrestling Tournament down in Orange Park, Fla.

November 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


People falsely accused of sex crimes spend years rebuilding

According to the Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute, an estimated two out of every 10 girls and one out of every 10 boys are sexually abused by the end of their 13th year.

October 30, 2008 | By Patt Leon Staff writer | News


Child dies, arrest possible soon

A seven-month-old prematurely born girl died two weeks ago as a result of injuries, the Hinesville Police Department reported. According to HPD Det. Doug Snider, autopsy reports concluded the infant's death was caused by head trauma probably from abuse.

October 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Racing runs in the family

Monica Lopez is a running enthusiast, according to her husband Alonso.

October 28, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Woman pleads to trying to burn family

The woman accused of trying to burn a home down with her family inside pled guilty Thursday.

October 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


MACE helps bust prostitutes in Glynn Co.

The Glynn/Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team joined with the Brunswick Police Department Special Services Division, the Glynn County Police Department and the Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force from Hinesville to help rid the streets of prostitutes and their prospective customers during a 12-hour sting last Friday that netted 20 people on various misdemeanor and felony charges.

October 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Sentence is life plus 20 years

Robbery suspect Christopher Fletcher was found guilty Tuesday evening on four felony counts in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Show for military families features, cars, tunes, community

Classic Corvettes lined one row, Chevys lined another, the Mustang Club had their own row, and even a row of Volkswagens were on display at the Southeast Region Car Council Super Cruise In, hosted by Hinesville's Heavy Chevy Riderz Car Club.

October 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Things to Do


Victim testifies in Ok-Cha robbery, assault

Testimony from a victim, who said she struggled to stay alive and feared being raped and killed, kept the courtroom riveted Tuesday as a trial began in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Art class volunteers to paint walls at counseling center

It was nearly a year ago when Heather Brancato and a friend volunteered their time and skills to paint murals on the walls of Helen's Haven, a counseling service for children that serves the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.

October 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education


Do the crime, do the time?

Staff writer's note: The victim's family asked to remain anonymous as they continue to deal with the implications of the case. This is the first of three stories about child molestation cases in Liberty County.

October 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


LCRD fall kicks off with jamboree

The Jaguars battled the Broncos during one of the many games featured at the 2008 Liberty County Recreation Department's football jamboree on Sept. 27. Here the Jaguar quarterback sets to toss the pigskin as a sea of mini football helmets and pads invaded Long Bell Stadium last week during the event. The cheerleaders rallied their teams with cheers and games from the pee-wee and midget league as well as the flag football teams took center stage playing games all day. In addition to football the LCRD fall sports calendar includes baseball and soccer. The Courier will posts the scores ...

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


Coach, mentor, namesake for future

Friends and family of the late Donell Woods trickled into the new stadium Friday afternoon for a ceremony and plaque unveiling honoring the man for whom the newly constructed stadium is named.

October 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | News


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Bradwell band gets new equipment trailer

The Bradwell Institute Marching Band has had some huge moments over the past few months.

January 28, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Miller Pasture education center up for sale

There's a for-sale sign at the Jan and Dennis Waters Educational Center on Dunlevie Road in Allenhurst.

January 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Tiger boys showing signs of life

Bradwell Institute had one game on the road and one game at home this past week.

January 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty teams sweep New Hampstead

Tia Fleming came off the bench and knocked in 15 points to help the Liberty County High School girls' basketball team to extend its lead and beat New Hampstead, 46-33, Saturday at LCHS.

January 21, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Three more Highlanders qualify for state

Three more swimmers for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy's swim team recently qualified for the state meet, which is Jan. 31 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

January 21, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers win nail-biter

Bradwell Institute's basketball teams dove into Region 3-AAAAA play this week.

January 19, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders back to winning ways

After dropping games Dec. 13 and Jan. 8 the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team responded with four straight wins.

January 19, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


McMillan gives national title a Liberty touch

Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan and his Ohio State Buckeyes have won the first college-football playoff championship game.

January 14, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther boys split region games

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team split their opening Region 3-AAAA games over the weekend, while the Lady Panthers suffered back-to-back losses.

January 14, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA swim-a-thon to generate funds

Beaming with enthusiasm and energy, first-year First Presbyterian Christian Academy teacher and swim coach Jonnie Larson said she is just scratching the surface of what she'd like to accomplish with her swim squad.

January 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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