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Safety a priority at LCRD pool

Cedric Johnson spends his days in a pair of shorts and tank top, which is considered professional business attire for his job as the Liberty County Recreation Department's pool manager and lifeguard. He dutifully checks the concession supplies and patrols the pool area where three other lifeguards watch the swimmers and frolickers perched high in their lifeguard tower chairs.

July 03, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


"Canes storm Troop Park

The Hinesville Hurricanes, semi-pro football team will host their first home game of the season at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Long Bell Football Stadium at Liberty Independent Troop Park.

June 28, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers condition for physical strength

Running with chutes on the grassy field, jogging through mini hurdles, ladder drills on the track, learning function and form and pumping iron is how some of the Bradwell Tigers football players spent one week of their summer vacation.

June 28, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers log 2 victories against Brantley

The Bradwell Tigers summer league has traveled throughout the area in order to keep their baseball skills developing. Monday afternoon they hosted Brantley County at home and pulled out two come-from-behind victories in the last inning 5-4 and 9-8, during their scrimmage.

June 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Realtors tee off for a cure

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors finally got a chance to hit the greens, hosting their second annual Relay For Life Golf Tournament last Saturday. The event was originally scheduled for April but a storm postponed the event.

June 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Scout receives prestigious honor for saving his cousin's life

Troop 500 bestowed a prestigious honor on one of its own Thursday for saving another person's life.

June 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Hammerheads’ first meet a success

The Liberty County Recreational Department's Swim Team, the Hammerheads, completed their first meet on June 2, at the LCRD pool facility. The swim team featuring veteran and new swimmers managed to complete the meet and placed second against four other swim teams from various counties including, Douglas, Wayne and Jeff Davis. The second place finish was a first for the swim team.

June 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Rebels head for Disney

The Wide of World of Sports Complex in Disney World better be prepared for an invasion of rebels. Unlike the Guerillas of Colombia these rebel soldiers have a unique talent and skill for killing their opponent, hoops style.

June 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


American Legion defeats First Citizens

As the playoffs continue the mite league game between American Legion and First Citizens Bank kept the crowd waiting until the very end to see who would stand victorious on a hot and sunny Thursday afternoon.

June 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hinesville Lodge advances in playoffs

Game five of the Liberty County Recreation Department's junior league baseball season had the Hinesville Lodge team waging a battle against Chemtall on Tuesday afternoon.

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


Hurricanes hit the road

June 1 marked the official start of the 2008 Hurricane season. And the first one is predicted to make landfall Saturday evening in Quitman as the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team take on the South Georgia Warriors at 7 p.m.

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


Vigil honors man killed outside apartment

HPD hopes someone will come forward

June 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Fans treated to weekend of baseball, sun

There was no shortage of blue skies, sunshine and heat at The Coastal Georgia Shootout last weekend, creating an ideal setting for baseball fans to soak up rays and check out some of Liberty, Long and Bryan counties' talented summer league players.

June 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Creasy kisses pig at 16th ADA gala

For the first time in 12 years, the team representing Liberty County out campaigned team Chatham County in the annual Kiss-A-Pig fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association.

June 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Long County team has near perfect season

This season, the Long County Recreation Department had only two teams for the midget league, meaning every game they played was an away game against one of the several Liberty County Recreation Department teams.

June 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Golden Corral back on the market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor's sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Panther player to play in East/West All-Star game

Liberty County High School's Walker Franklin was one of two players chosen to play quarterback for the Georgia Sports Alliance East vs. West All-Star High School Senior Football game.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty splits with MCA

Liberty County High School's basketball teams split home games against McIntosh County Academy last Saturday.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Nine Panthers receive all-region recognition

Nine Liberty County High School football players were selected to the 2014 All-Region 3-AAAA Team, according to LCHS offensive coordinator Ryan Glazer.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Inaugural Tiger Run helps Bradwell track team

Saturday's cold morning didn't stop more than 100 people from running the inaugural Tiger Run 5K benefiting the Bradwell Institute track team.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Plant's employees go all out for Toys4Tots

Employees at Riceboro based SNF Floquip got into the competitive spirit of giving by collecting 331 toys for the Liberty County Toys4Tots program.

December 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Lady Tigers forge four-game win streak

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger basketball team is on a four-game winning streak.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA Highlanders make it four in a row

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team made it look easy during Tuesday night's home basketball game against Appling Christian.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Emotions run deep during Liberty HoF inductions

The Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, representing the Class of 2014, shared memories during their induction Thursday night. Club Stewart hosted the ceremony when four former local athletes were honored and praised.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlander swimmers going to state

Four First Presbyterian Christian Academy swimmers qualified for the state meet after placing well at several meets throughout the swim season this year, according to first-year swim coach Jonnie Larson.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Golden Corral temporarily closed

The Golden Corral restaurant on Oglethorpe Highway is closed but, according to vice president of operations Bob Heyward, that is temporary.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


FPCA boys have strong start

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team is off to a 3-0 start this season.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty teams split home games with Statesboro

Liberty County won one and lost one when the teams hosted Statesboro on Saturday.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI teams split region games

The Bradwell Institute basketball teams dropped their first Region 3-AAAAA of the season Tuesday at Effingham County, but bounced back to beat South Effingham in their second region games Friday at home.

December 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty teams falls at Richmond Hill

The Liberty County High School basketball teams were swept at Richmond Hill on Tuesday.

December 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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