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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


One love, one curry goat: Good 2 Go in tune

I grew up in Miami, where the influence of Caribbean cuisine can be found in many areas of the downtown, Little Haiti, Little Havana and Wynwood communities. Those pockets of immigrant settlements were the cornerstone of creole and curry, something my palate has not quite savored since I left Miami nine years ago.

June 11, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Food


Parts of Long, Liberty counties get 4 inches of rain

Parts of Liberty County and most of Long County received at least 4 and as much as 7 inches of rain Wednesday evening, according to a precipitation report posted on accuweather.com and the National Weather Service.

June 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


People for Paws helps animal rescue

About 200 animal lovers made the People for Paws fundraiser a huge success. The event benefitted Carpathia Paws Animal Rescue Organization and was held June 6 at the Dorchester Civic Center in Midway.

June 10, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Women's group awards first scholarship

The Community of Inspired Women Inc. awarded its first scholarship to Kaisha Porter during its monthly meeting June 2 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

June 10, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Education


McRae camp offers advanced training

Professional basketball player Jordan McRae was back home in Midway last weekend, offering professional training tips to the next generation of hopeful hoops players.

June 10, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Wife pleads guilty in death

The wife of a murdered Fort Stewart soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 08, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Man denied new trial in death of his daughter

A convicted man currently serving a life sentence for his role in the death of his 7-month old daughter was denied a new trial. The motion hearing was held Monday in the Liberty County Justice Center.

June 08, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Tiger basketball camp sets foundation

Bradwell Institute basketball coach Rhett Hellgren scanned the basketball gym as players participate in various drills during his first annual Tiger basketball camp.

June 08, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


2 families receive tracking bracelets

Two Liberty County families have an added measure of security for their respective autistic children after the Liberty County Sheriff's Office managed to get two Project Lifesaver devices funded through a grant.

June 04, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Man denied new trial in his daughter’s death

A convicted man currently serving a life sentence for his role in the death of his 7-month old daughter was denied a new trial. The motions hearing was held Monday in the Liberty County Justice Center.

June 04, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Murdered Fort Stewart soldier’s wife pleads guilty in his death

The wife of a murdered Fort Stewart soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Phone scam reported in Liberty Co.

It sounded too good to be true.

June 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Articles By Author - Patty Leon


Middle Georgia State coach runs soccer camp in Hinesville

Middle Georgia State University head soccer coach Vinny Gill hosted a camp last week at Hinesville's Brown Park.

July 29, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Wrongful death suit goes to trial

Four years after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a wrongful death suit for former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started ...

July 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Three plead not guilty to murder charges

Three men accused of gunning down Macon-area rapper Markese Mahone recently were in Liberty County Superior Court, each pleaded not guilty during their formal arraignments.

July 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Tiger marching band adopting Latin theme

Bradwell Institute's Tiger Marching Band will add salsa this year as its football halftime shows will feature a new Latin theme.

July 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther band will moon-walk halftimes

Liberty County High School's Panther Marching Band will moon-walk to pop icon Michael Jackson songs this year during football halftime shows.

July 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trainer gives tips on sculpting back, shoulders

Several muscles form the upper back, shoulder and neck area of the human body.

July 26, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Seoul Restaurant brings Korean spicy flair to Hinesville

Last week, I got the hankering for some Chinese food, but instead opted to try something slightly different. So I stopped in at Seoul Restaurant ...

July 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Food


Murder suspects plead to voluntary manslaughter

A murder suspect entered a plea of guilty of manslaughter that resulted in the stabbing death of Davis Williams Jr., in January 2013.

July 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Getting back to full strength

Local personal trainer Vince Gumataotao placed fourth overall in the light heavyweight division at the National Physique Committee Georgia Bodybuilding competition July 11 in Atlanta.

July 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Fall prep football schedules set

Summer vacation will soon end, meaning the kids will head back to school and prep sports will quickly get underway. Football becomes the focal point ...

July 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger named to All-Region First Team

Bradwell Institute incoming senior soccer player Justus Hoffmann was named to the 2015 Region 3-AAAAA All-Region First Team.

July 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Highlander headed to UK

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Jacksonville State University basketball player D.J. Felder is headed to the United Kingdom to play for the Surrey ...

July 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Strong to the finish

Maybe Popeye had it right the whole time.

July 12, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


NAACP to hold march to Washington

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP is participating in the America's Journey for Justice March, which is planned to start Aug. 1 in ...

July 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


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