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Car show helps former deputy's family

The Roadway to Recovery Car and Bike Show, benefiting the family of Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon, was held at Bryant Commons Park this past Saturday.

May 21, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Home burglaries spur neighborhood-watch

Fleming residents are a bit fed up with the recent increase in home burglaries within their community.

May 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Springboard from spring football

Liberty County High School held its Black vs. Gold spring football scrimmage Friday afternoon at Donell Woods Stadium, giving Panther football fans a glimpse of the season to come.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI player of the year gets ready for college ball

Former Bradwell Institute football player Isaiah Barnes is getting ready to take his game to the next level.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Potential new prospect from Panthers draws attention

During the past few years, Liberty County High School has produced top-notch Division I football players.

May 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


FPCA eliminated from state playoffs

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team was eliminated from the state baseball playoffs Friday with two second-round losses at Flint River Academy in Woodbury.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Walthourville firefighters help with unusual request

In their day-to-day activities, they heroically battle residential and wild fires. On rare occasions, they help rescue a cat that might be stuck in a tree.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Liberty County High School principal retires

Liberty County High School Principal Dr. Paula Scott officially announced Wednesday that she is retiring at the end of the school year.

May 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Education


GBI trains officers to investigate infant deaths

About 50 law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders from Liberty County and surrounding communities gathered at Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus to receive formal instructions on a new procedure being implemented statewide by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

May 13, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


FPCA advances to round 2

First Presbyterian Christian Academy took the first two games in a best-of-three series against Georgia Christian Friday, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs.

May 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA honors athletes

First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored the Highlander athletes during the school's annual awards ceremony Tuesday evening.

May 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Probation revoked on trucker who hit officer

Robert Lee Turner's probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 10 months in jail with credit for time served Tuesday by Liberty County State Court Judge Leon Braun.

May 06, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


FPCA finishes second in region

First Presbyterian Christian Academy downed Memorial Day 15-0 in three innings last Wednesday to finish as the second-place team in Region 2-AA.

May 05, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae's basketball camp set for Midway

After playing in his first professional season, former Liberty County High School and University of Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae is home and ready to give a little back to his community.

May 05, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Chinwitayakul claims 2nd place for FPCA

Lady 'Lander Anchalee Chinwitayakul finished as the Class AA singles runner-up to highlight First Presbyterian Christian Academy's play in the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state tournament last week in Macon.

April 29, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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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


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


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