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Promoting awareness

June 26, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Scouting out friends, fun

Local Boy Scouts wrapped up a weeklong day camp Friday afternoon with a program that included skits and songs performed in front of their families and friends.

June 26, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Local Pizza Hut really delivers

The Pizza Hut at 443 Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville has been awarded the highest sales growth award for delivery in 2006 of any company or franchise owned by Pizza Hut in the country.

June 26, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Teen honored for heroism

"We all go through obstacles in our lives and eventually, I'll get past this," said 16-year-old Brittany Barnard, demonstrating the will power and love she has for her family.

June 26, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Murder case gets national spotlight again

By Patty Leon

June 23, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Deputies hunt robbers

The Liberty County Sheriff's office has released composite sketches of two men wanted for armed robbery at a store in Midway.

June 21, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Rain helps; doesn't cure drought

Our area's thirst was lessened, but not quenched by rain during the past few days.

June 21, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Liberty 911 wants to pinpoint cell calls

By Patty Leon

June 19, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Chase in Long County leads to arrest

For many, the Memorial Day weekend meant backyard barbecues, trips to the beach and mini vacations. But for the Long County Sheriff's Department, the holiday turned out to be a night at the races.

June 16, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Teen saves siblings from flames

By Patty Leon

June 16, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Midway robbery victim describes ordeal

In a bold, mid-afternoon robbery, two men held Raina Wolford at gunpoint and ran off with the cash box and a store item from Pojo's Treasures and Things on Thursday in Midway.

June 16, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Honoring American heroes

Many were dressed proudly in uniforms as a large group of veterans, their spouses, families and friends gathered at the Fred L. Ginter American Legion Post 168 on Monday to pay tribute to soldiers - past and present - during the annual Memorial Day Observance.

June 14, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Hurricanes win exhibition 21-15

The Hinesville Hurricanes played their fist preseason game May 19 in Beaufort, S.C., against the Beaufort Broncos in a game benefiting the Lowcountry Food Bank.

June 13, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Hurricane activity to be above normal

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association released its 2007 Hurricane season prediction Tuesday. Experts are projecting a 75 percent chance we will face an above normal year of Hurricane and storm activity.

June 13, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Couple may face death penalty

Defendant Corey Allan Brown sat in Courtroom A of the Liberty County Courthouse on Wednesday with his two lawyers and listened as District Attorney Tom Durden read the list of indictments during an arraignment hearing.

June 09, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


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Rec department hopes to serve public

Liberty County Recreation Department Director Jimmy Martin was the guest speaker at Thursday's Progress through People Luncheon hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Fleming-ton.

July 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Trying to make a great program greater

Georgia Southern University's new football coach, Willie Fritz, was the guest speaker at Tuesday's Rotary meeting at the LaQuinta Inn in Flemington.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Local bowlers earn medals

Local bowlers Hunter Miller, Joseph Yarbrough, TJ Standard and BJ Cedola all competed at the 2014 Georgia Games last weekend in Lawrenceville.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Court works on murder cases

Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart spent Monday busily working through the criminal court docket. Many of the cases he dealt with have been in the news before, but have surfaced again recently because of defendants' requests for new trials, bond reductions and resentencing.

July 16, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Swimming is more than treading water

Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Chapman slated to compete in Canada

It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Seventh-grade Rebels headed to nationals

The seventh-grade Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to Orlando this weekend for the Youth Basketball of America National Tournament, which takes place July 6-12.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


‘Hank’ White golf tourney set for Aug. 2

The date has been set for the 10th annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McRae receives 76ers jersey in Philly

Jordan McRae was in Philadelphia on Saturday as the 76ers introduced their new members to the media and gave their new players their jerseys.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Elite soccer camp returning to Hinesville

The Hinesville Soccer Association and Hinesville Gators are sponsoring a week-long elite soccer camp starting next Monday at James Brown Park.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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