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Taekwondo championships showcase fighting form

The Shuman Center looked more like a dojo than a basketball court as participants at the third annual LCRD Taekwondo Championships kicked and sparred their way to victory Oct. 25.

November 27, 2008 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Fall Fest at the Y

The weather was clear and perfect and the little ones were out for fun at the YMCA Fall Festival held on Nov. 8.

November 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Rice Fest preserves history of area

Alarger crowd than last year turned out for the second annual Riceboro Rice Fest in downtown Riceboro on Nov. 8.

November 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Guyton impresses coaching staff

Hinesville native Gary Guyton has surprised most of the staff of the New England Patriots but not head coach Bill Belichick who said Guyton is a versatile player who can rush, cover and play both inside and outside linebacker positions.

November 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


The 8th annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot

Those sonic roars over Liberty County Thursday were from the eighth annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot.

November 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Military


Threat at Bradwell spurs security clamp down

The Liberty County School Board and Bradwell Institute administrators took immediate action after a rumor spread Tuesday that someone would bring a gun to school Wednesday and shoot people.

November 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Team Liberty launches Kiss-A-Pig campaign

November is American Diabetes Month and the American Diabetes Association and the 2009 Liberty Kiss-A-Pig campaign team want to get the word out about early screening and detection.

November 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Tales from the graveyard

The tale of Chloe, the legend about the crack in the wall and Midway's very own version of Romeo and Juliet were recounted as wide eyed listeners moved from grave to grave at last Saturday's legends and tales tour of the historic Midway Cemetery.

November 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Things to Do


Man pleads to stealing from his mother

A man on probation as a first-time offender had his probation revoked and was sentenced to 10 years confinement after he was charged with three new counts of burglary, one count of theft by receiving and several counts of theft by deception. The latter charges were called in by the suspect's mother, who reported her son stole jewelry from her house and tried to pawn it at seven different local pawn shops.

November 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


LCRD scores

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November 11, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Mat Rats collect medals at first meet

The first meet of the season gave the Liberty County Recreation Department's Mat Rat wrestling team an opportunity to gnaw at their opponents and allowed five of their six competitors to medal at the fourth annual Early Bird Pool Style Open Wrestling Tournament on Oct. 18 in Orange Park, Fla.

November 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Unpaid drug debt allegedly led to kidnapping

Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Chief Michael Berkow said Monday a kidnapping last week that ended with a rescue and arrest in Hinesville was sparked by an apparent unpaid drug debt.

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


Popular server has smile for patrons

Name: Lisa Parker

November 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | About People


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


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Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Soldier granted bond on murder charge

Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart set bond at $50,000 for Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Ray Mealy during a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in connection with the death of Nathaniel Brown in early June.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence

The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier, who pleaded guilty to the crime in early June, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Look for variety, passion from personal trainer

A personal trainer can help you stay on track for fitness goals, offer motivation and teach you proper exercise techniques.

June 28, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


D&M Hispanic Restaurant evokes Little Havana

The fragrance of freshly made "pastelitos." The lyrics of the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, heard from nearly every open window. The smoke from a hand-rolled cigar and the sounds of the dominoes hitting the table at Domino Park.

June 24, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Food


Rec department has fun available

The Liberty County Recreation Department has many ways for area residents to have a little fun and cool off during the summer heat.

June 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Summer splashing is frequent at new water park

A new area water park is already a hit less than a month after it opened.

June 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Mother enters plea in her daughter’s death

Candice Nicole Boles entered a plea of guilty of cruelty to children in the first degree, a felony, and guilty of cruelty to children in the second degree, admitting she played a role in the death of her daughter Andraia Boles, who was 3 at the time of her murder in February 2013.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Mitchell put on ESPN prospect list

Liberty County High School Panther standout Davion Mitchell has been selected for ESPN's list of the top 60 basketball recruits for the Class of 2017.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


New music store opens in Hinesville

Hinesville has a new musical instrument sales, repair and instructional store. Backline Productions Services LLC opened its doors in March but held its official grand opening May 16.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


Liberty NAACP leader: Charleston church mass shooting highlights need for dialogue

The Wednesday night killing of nine people by a white gunman in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, highlights the need for everyone to come together and discuss the difficult topics of race, politics and religion, according to the Liberty County NAACP president.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


Homeless Connect provides service to needy

Daisy Jones, the city of Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program coordinator, walked from table to table, ensuring each vendor was prepared before opening the doors of Bradwell Institute's gymnasium at noon June 6.

June 18, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


First-year coach excelling with 12U Rebels

Dana King Jr. knew he would want to coach kids someday.

June 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther football player competes in Five-Star Camp

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte was among the top 100 players that was invited to the 2015 Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge.

June 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Take care running outside in summer

Summer months are a great time to get outdoors and stay active with a brisk walk or fun run.

June 14, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


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