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Sting nets 42 drug arrests

Operation Clean Sweep, a five-month drug sting managed by the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, was declared a success by Liberty County Sheriff, Don Martin.

July 10, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


‘Mat Rat’ lays the smack down

Small in stature but big with his throws and moves, Hunter Wilson, 8, a member of the Liberty County Recreation Department's wrestling team called the Mat Rats made his farewell performance at regions and state placing at both meets in the 70 pound bantam weight class.

July 10, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


13U Rebels going to USBA Nationals

Following in the footsteps of their competitive and successful older Coastal Crew Rebel players, the 13U squad has attained a national bid and is headed to North Myrtle Beach for the USBA Nationals scheduled for June 23-28.

July 08, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kings repeat on River Street

With 70 teams from seven different states taking the court at the annual River Street Classic Basketball Tournament held in Savannah last weekend, fans knew the competition was going to be fierce.

July 08, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Forfeit hampers ’Canes dedication game

An unexpected last minute decision by the Central Florida Thoroughbreds to forfeit last Saturday's Hinesville Hurricanes home opener left the fans, but more importantly the players and family members who were there to dedicate the game to the late Mary Jo Sharp, a bit bewildered.

July 05, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Station selling strong ethanol

A possible reprieve from rising cost of gas opened to the public today as the first ethanol E85 fuel pump in Hinesville was placed in service after a brief ceremony and ribbon cutting Thursday morning at the Clyde's # 62 gas station at 791 E. G. Miles Parkway.

July 05, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Panther football team hits weights

The Liberty County Panthers started summer football conditioning June 2 and are focusing on getting in top shape regarding speed and physical strength.

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


Championship down to double-elimination

As the Liberty County Recreation Department's baseball and softball championship games are being decided, Tuesday night's junior, mite and midget baseball championship bouts proved to be a show of the underdogs as every second place team had to beat their opponents twice to take the trophy.

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


Hoops Day a sneak preview

The St. James Sports Center was active with slam dunks, fancy lay-ups and a display of the finest young up and coming basketball players in the local and surrounding areas as First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted their first, of what they hope will become an annual, Highlander Hoops day on Monday.

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


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


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Project Lifesaver helps find girl — again

A partnership between the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's directorate of emergency services proved beneficial this past week in helping authorities find an autistic girl who recently wandered away from her home.

March 31, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Tigers fall to Indians, bounce back against Blue Tide

Bradwell Institute's baseball team lost on the road last weekend, but scored a victory at home Thursday over Long County.

March 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


RH Wildcats too tough for BI Tigers

Bradwell hosted Richmond Hill Tuesday on Olvey Field and despite big saves from goal keepers Christiana Eskridge and Reina Richardson the girls lost, 7-0. The BI girls slip to 3-7 overall and 0-6 in Region 3-AAAAA.

March 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Jury finds man guilty in Fort Stewart soldier’s death

It took a jury of eight women and four men just one hour to find Carl Evan Swain guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit murder for money in the 2013 killing of his brother-in-law, Army Spc. John Eubank.

March 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


Panthers pitch no-hitter against Groves

It was a quick trip to and from Garden City Thursday as the liberty County High School baseball team wrapped up a 17-1 win in four innings. The Panther boys had the game sealed in the first inning driving in 13 runs off 10 hits.

March 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Soccer teams fall in recent games

Bradwell Institute hosted Richmond Hill and Liberty County High School played at Savannah Christian in soccer games but both local prep schools suffered losses Tuesday.

March 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty gets swept

The Liberty County High School baseball team was shut out twice in a doubleheader Saturday at Thomson.

March 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell, Liberty teams lose on the road

The Liberty County High School soccer teams dropped their games against Wayne County on Friday in Jesup.

March 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trial in Fort Stewart soldier's slaying is underway

A jury was selected and the trial started this week in federal court in Savannah in the death of a Fort Stewart soldier.

March 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


John talks NFL, raises funds

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University football player Ulrick John was back home in Hinesville on Friday helping raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Team Liberty.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


S. Effingham sweeps Tigers

Bradwell Institute was looking to earn Region 3-AAAAA wins on the soccer field Tuesday. But the South Effingham High School Mustangs had other plans, as they swept the Tiger teams on Olvey Field.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI gets swept by Statesboro

This year, the Bradwell Institute baseball team has scheduled its region 3-AAAAA games a bit differently than in previous years. The Tigers are playing each region opponent three times in one week, starting last week when they went 0-3 against South Effingham.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Robotic turkey decoy to help catch poachers

Turkey season opened Saturday, and the Coastal Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation did its part to ensure that only legal hunters get gobblers.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Turmeric, more than just a cooking spice

Turmeric, a rootstock perennial plant that is a cousin to the ginger family, is used as a spice in many Middle Eastern recipes. But recent studies indicate that turmeric could hold medicinal value as well.

March 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Living well


Injured deputy's wife forgives alleged drunk driver

A probation revocation hearing for the man accused of injuring a former Liberty County deputy at the Port of Savannah was continued until May 5.

March 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | News


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