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Eagles take pee-wee softball title

The Eagles captured the pee-wee league softball title with a 15-7 win against the Bandits in the Liberty County Recreation Department's softball championship game June 3.

June 29, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Engineered soil to improve field turf

Motorists driving past LCHS's Donell Woods Stadium probably can't help but notice the backhoes and trackhoes among the newly exposed dirt and fill piles. The torn-up field currently is undergoing work to correct irrigation problems and improve turf conditions.

June 29, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Team Hinesville ready for Junior Olympics

Earning silver and a bronze, and placing seventh or better was just a start for Team Hinesville lifters who just returned from the National School Age Meet in Gainesville June 19-21.

June 26, 2009 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Athletics are pee-wee league champs

The Cardinals and Athletics faced off on June 4 for the Liberty County Recreation Department's pee-wee league baseball championship.

June 26, 2009 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Law enforcement community mourns fallen brothers

Liberty County Sheriff deputies, Hinesville Police officers, members of the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, Liberty EMS and local fire departments gathered Wednesday morning to mourn the loss of John "Jay" Smiley. Smiley died unexpectedly Friday. He was a deputy for the LCSO.

June 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Panthers perform well at camp

Liberty County high School football players strapped the chin guards in place and hit offensive patterns and defensive tackles Saturday at a Savannah State University sponsored 7-on-7 football camp.

June 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


’Canes bite Middle Ga. Pit Bulls, 55-6

The Hinesville Hurricanes are sitting at 3-0 in the regular season after taking a bite out of the Middle Georgia Pit Bulls Saturday at home, winning 55-6.

June 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


McGee coaches 5 to solid finish

Liberty County Panther weightlifting and track and field coach Keith McGee coached 5 competitors, all who placed tenth or better at the National School Age Weightlifting meet in Gainesville June 19-21.

June 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Vandals, storms damage LCHS

Liberty County High School received a one-two punch to the sports department when Mother Nature and vandals apparently caused damage to the baseball, softball and football areas of the school.

June 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


McRae shines at tourney in France

Liberty County Panther basketball player Jordan McRae continues to add accolades and accomplishments to his athletic resume as the soon-to-be senior played in Douai, France, June 8-15, in the World Basketball tournament.

June 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers stay in shape

Basketball season is five months away but the Lady Tigers are prepping now by participating in a summer league tournament in Glynn County. The games, which started June 9, will have the Lady Tiger squad tipping-off against teams like, Long County, McIntosh Academy, Wayne County and Brantley County.

June 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Old school gets first of many upgrades

The former Dorchester Consolidated School in Midway recently got a new tin roof and interior upgrades - the first steps in a restoration planned for the structure, which is now the Dorchester Civic Center.

June 22, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Kings take River Street titles

Fresh off two title victories at the inaugural Kings of the Coast Classic Invitational Tournament the first weekend of June, the South Georgia Kings pulled off a few more wins. They took the championship trophies in the 12U, 13U and 14U divisions at the River Street Summer Classic last weekend in Jacksonville. As a bonus, 13U Kings player Malcolm Dingle was named tournament MVP, and the 17U squad's Rion Brown, a Liberty County High School standout, scored 41 points in one game.

June 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Hornets lose to Augusta Blaze

The temperature rose inside the Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA gym as the Augusta Blaze basketball team melted Hinesville's C-Port Lady Hornets, 81-32, in a home game last week.

June 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


SPLOST money buys Midway fire truck

It took eight years but the Midway Volunteer Fire Department finally drove a new service truck into the station last Friday. Mayor Don Emmons said the truck was possible because of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

June 19, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Hurricanes playing for championship title Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricane semi-professional football team will be playing for their second championship ring this Saturday. The 'Canes beat the Jacksonville Blackhawks 38-26 winning their ...

May 04, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Businessman challenging chief magistrate

A local businessman and the incumbent Liberty County chief magistrate are facing off for the Democratic nominations for that seat.

May 04, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Five seeking Democrats' nod to be Liberty sheriff

Five Democrats and one Republican are asking voters to elect them to be the next sheriff of Liberty County.

May 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Lady ’Landers run ends

Injuries foiled the state playoff run for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls soccer team.

May 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA hosts playoffs first round Thursday

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team will host the first round of the state playoffs Thursday beginning at 2 p.m. on St. James ...

May 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers fall in round one

Liberty County's hopes of advancing to the second round of the state baseball playoffs were dashed in Dublin Friday.

May 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Vandals cause thousands of dollars of damage

Three juveniles were arrested Thursday afternoon after a criminal investigation into several homes being vandalized at new housing developments.

May 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Former LCHS Panther now with Hoosiers

Former Liberty County and St. James Coastal Crew Rebels basketball player Freddie McSwain committed to play as an Indiana Hoosier on Sunday, according to a ...

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers’ state tennis run falls just short

Liberty County's tennis teams made the state playoffs, but fell last week in the first round.

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Buffalo is a cut above beef

I'm no steak expert, but I love a properly cooked steak every now and then. I don't often cook steaks at home. I ...

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


FPCA outlasts weather, Monsignor Donovan

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer game against Monsignor Donovan Catholic School was delayed a few times by lightning and rain, but the game ...

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty County wins slugfest against Claxton

Liberty County and Claxton traded blows throughout an entertaining baseball game before the Panthers came away with an 8-6 win in eight innings Tuesday.

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers lose heartbreakers to Brunswick

Bradwell Institute lost both games of a doubleheader at Brunswick by just one run.

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA honors seniors players

First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted Robert Toombs Christian Academy Monday afternoon in the final soccer matches of the regular season.

April 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady ’Landers 2nd in region, coach sees state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Lady Highlander soccer team nearly had a perfect season. The girls were sitting on an 8-0 record until a 3-1 ...

April 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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