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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


Graham’s coaching career comes to end

Earlier this year, Liberty County High School varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham announced he was stepping down from his teaching position. However, he hoped he would be able to stay on as a coach in some capacity. After all, he has

June 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Eat, don't supplement your vitamins

Looking to boost their nutritional intake, thousands of Americans supplement their diets with healthy doses of vitamins, minerals and other nutritional supplements.

May 31, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Scam reported in Liberty County

It sounded too good to be true.

May 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Soldier granted bond on murder charge

Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart set bond at $50,000 for Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Ray Mealy during a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in connection with the death of Nathaniel Brown in early June.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence

The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier, who pleaded guilty to the crime in early June, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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


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