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We Run It track team completes summer circuit

The We Run It AAU summer track team, coached by Nathan Mims, completed its summer circuit and placed well at the final meets.

July 21, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


LibertyFest makes its come back

After taking a year off, LibertyFest returned Friday and Saturday, bigger and better than ever. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's banner festival opened at a new venue, Bryant Commons on Highway 84, and offered community members an action-packed weekend of coastal culture and history.

July 19, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | COASTAL LIVING


Every dog has its day

Aerial acrobatic maneuvers and Frisbee games usually don't go hand-in-hand - unless, of course, your tossing partner is a trained stunt dog.

July 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


15U Kings finish well at Peach State

Falling just one game shy of bracket play, the 15U South Georgia Kings finished as the runners up in their pool at the Peach State Games held Monday and Tuesday in Augusta.

July 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Local arm has big dreams

Working to fulfill a childhood dream, Liberty County High School incoming senior pitcher Joe Watkins kept busy this summer with his traveling team, the Southeastern Athletics.

July 16, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


`Canes beat Pit Bulls, 21-6

After ending Saturday's game against the Middle Georgia Pit Bulls comfortably at 21-6, the Hinesville Hurricanes improved their regular-season record to 3-1. The home game was called due to lightning with less than two minutes left in regulation, helping the semi-professional football team put another check in the win column.

July 14, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Crusader earning frequent flyer miles

Preparing for his senior season as a Faith Baptist Crusader basketball player, Jaquez Motley hit the AAU circuit and is racking up frequent flyer miles and college offers in his quest to improve his skills and give the college scouts a glance of his abilities.

July 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


MMA fighters organize local gymnasium, team

It's been a little over a year that Team Liberty Mixed Martial Arts organized a group of fighters and opened a training center. It wasn't well known unless you were a Facebook fanatic. But that all changed on June 19.

July 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Hurricanes to host Middle Georgia Pitbulls tomorrow

The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team will host the Middle Georgia Pitbulls at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The squad is dedicating the game to Dakarai Thompkins, a Hinesville toddler who died Wednesday from injuries sustained Sunday when he was struck by a driver who now faces a DUI and other charges.

July 09, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Rebels headed to Super Showcase

This season was the first time the St. James Coastal Crew Rebels organized a Lady Rebels program, comprised of two newly formed squads. The players range in age from high school juniors and younger. According to junior girls coach Mike Brown, both squads have made impressive progress. Brown's team recently was honored with an invitation to this weekend's 2010 AAU Super Showcase in Orlando, Fla.

July 09, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


McRae makes an impact in Tennessee

Former Liberty County Panther basketball standout Jordan McRae arrived in Knoxville, Tenn., at the end of May and already the incoming University of Tennessee freshman's name has appeared in print. He's making a name for himself in his new community.

July 09, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Brunson represents Team Hinesville in Calif.

Team Hinesville Weightlifting was able to send only one competitor to the 2010 National School Age Weightlifting Championships in Foster City, Calif., but Dominic Brunson shone as he represented the local community, placing second overall at the meet.

July 07, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Team We Run It track athletes keep busy

The track athletes of team We Run It, who understand it takes endurance and continuous training to maintain a competitive edge, have participated in three meets to date.

July 02, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Best things: Musical influences

Last October, Midway native James Barrett boosted his musical career when he signed a contract with Low Country Management, Low Country Warriors Record Inc., in Atlanta.

June 30, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Jones takes first at championship meet

LCHS Lady Panther Jana Jones placed first in the discus throw at the 2010 Georgia High School Association state track with a toss of 123 feet, 8 inches earlier this year. Last weekend, Jones hit another milestone when she placed first in shot put at the Junior Olympics Georgia Association Championships meet in Atlanta.

June 28, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


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The STARs shine at Chamber lunch

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Progress Through People Luncheon Thursday, introducing this year's STAR students from Bradwell Institute and Liberty County ...

February 24, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Carter talks opioids at new Long campus

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., spoke about the opioid crisis and healthcare Tuesday as he toured the new Liberty Regional Medical Associates, Long County ...

February 24, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Walthourville Council hear safety reports

The Walthourville Fire Department reported firefighters responded to four structure fires in one weekend. The report was masde during the city's regular council meeting ...

February 22, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Why did the chicken get cooked on a beer can?

The first time I heard of beer-can chicken, I thought, "Why in the world would you sacrifice a can of beer in that manner?"

February 22, 2018 | By Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


School leaders want to partner with public

The public got a chance to learn about the Liberty County School System during a community forum Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

February 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Education


Hinesville kids treated to screening of 'Black Panther'

Around 340 kids were treated to a special screening of the new Marvel comic movie, "Black Panther."

February 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


HPD investigating potential threat at Bradwell

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a possible threat aimed at Bradwell Institute. According to HPD there was an allegation of a potential threat to ...

February 20, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville police chief retiring

After more than three decades of public service, Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier has submitted his retirement papers to city officials.

February 17, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County High School was under a “soft” lockdown

UPDATE: As of 12:30 p.m. the school is no longer on lockdown.

February 16, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Stagmeier retires

After 25 years of public service, Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier has submitted his retirement papers to city officials.

February 15, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Flu continues grip on Georgia, nation

There has been a steady spike of flu related deaths in the state.

February 14, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Good news for Liberty County

A change in the 2020 Census could lead to significant benefits for Liberty County.

February 10, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County's Enrika Tolbert signs to throw discus at Neosha CC

Liberty County High School's top discus thrower, Enrika Tolbert, will be taking his talents to Neosho Community College in Kansas.

February 10, 2018 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gill Park near Fleming opened Friday

A ribbon cutting Friday marked the opening of the first phase of Gill Park near Fleming.

February 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County's Walthour signs with UGA

Liberty County High School football player Tramel Walthour signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning to play football for the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

February 09, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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