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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


Shrine golf tournament a success

Eighteen teams drove, putted and birdied to benefit the Hinesville/Fort Stewart Shrine Club at its 23rd annual Golf Tournament held on Sept. 13, at Cherokee Rose Country Club and Golf Course.

October 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Trash fire puts on show

Shoppers at Wal-Mart gor more than they bargained for Saturday afternoon as smoke filled the sky behind the store and flames shot nearly 100 feet in the air. According to Hinesville Fire Captain Andy Fowler, the fire department recieved the calls from dispatch around 3:40 p.m. By 4, four engines from the Hinesville Fire DEpartment tryin to extinguish the fire in what appeared to be a pile of papers bailed up for recycling and stacked pallets by the dumpsters. An apartment building adjacent to the fire was evacuated and sustained exterior heat damage as the fire melted the ...

October 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Tawdry tale led to rape allegation

A jury found John E. Schneider not guilty of the charges of kidnapping with bodily harm, rape, aggravated anal sodomy and two counts of aggravated sexual battery in a hushed courtroom Friday afternoon in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Bond denied in hatchet attack case

Wallace James, the man allegedly responsible for a double homicide in Riceboro on Aug. 28, was denied bond Monday morning in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Woman says relations with ex-lover not consensual

Despite having earlier relations with John E. Schneider, a Sunbury area woman testified Wednesday that they did not engage in consensual sexual relations on the night that resulted in charges being filed against Schneider.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Jury finds Schneider not guilty of rape

A jury found John E. Schneider not guilty of the charges of kidnapping with bodily harm, rape, aggravated anal sodomy and two counts of aggravated sexual battery in a quiet courtroom Friday afternoon in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


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LCHS sprinter signs with SSU

Lady Panther sprinter Destiny Hall signed a letter of intent Friday to run track for Savannah State University at the high school's media center.

May 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


James, a Lady Panther, to stay one in college

Liberty County High School Lady Panther basketball player Jaelynn James will remain a Lady Panther for her collegiate basketball career now that she has penned her name to a scholarship to play at LaGrange College in Valdosta.

May 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Carter, Eggleston keep FPCA grads laughing

It turns out that 13 is a lucky number, especially for the 13 First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors who stepped onto the stage at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel to receive their high-school diplomas Saturday morning.

May 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Car show helps former deputy's family

The Roadway to Recovery Car and Bike Show, benefiting the family of Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon, was held at Bryant Commons Park this past Saturday.

May 21, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Home burglaries spur neighborhood-watch

Fleming residents are a bit fed up with the recent increase in home burglaries within their community.

May 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Springboard from spring football

Liberty County High School held its Black vs. Gold spring football scrimmage Friday afternoon at Donell Woods Stadium, giving Panther football fans a glimpse of the season to come.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Potential new prospect from Panthers draws attention

During the past few years, Liberty County High School has produced top-notch Division I football players.

May 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


BI player of the year gets ready for college ball

Former Bradwell Institute football player Isaiah Barnes is getting ready to take his game to the next level.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA eliminated from state playoffs

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team was eliminated from the state baseball playoffs Friday with two second-round losses at Flint River Academy in Woodbury.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Walthourville firefighters help with unusual request

In their day-to-day activities, they heroically battle residential and wild fires. On rare occasions, they help rescue a cat that might be stuck in a tree.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Liberty County High School principal retires

Liberty County High School Principal Dr. Paula Scott officially announced Wednesday that she is retiring at the end of the school year.

May 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Education


GBI trains officers to investigate infant deaths

About 50 law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders from Liberty County and surrounding communities gathered at Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus to receive formal instructions on a new procedure being implemented statewide by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

May 13, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


FPCA advances to round 2

First Presbyterian Christian Academy took the first two games in a best-of-three series against Georgia Christian Friday, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs.

May 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA honors athletes

First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored the Highlander athletes during the school's annual awards ceremony Tuesday evening.

May 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Probation revoked on trucker who hit officer

Robert Lee Turner's probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 10 months in jail with credit for time served Tuesday by Liberty County State Court Judge Leon Braun.

May 06, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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