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Who Screams?

As temperatures outside climb it's time to ditch the chili and soups and head on over to the ice cream isle.

April 05, 2017 | Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Bond reduced in killing of bouncer

Bond was reduced for a man accused of killing a bouncer at Cream Sports Bar in Hinesville. The shooting occurred in December.

April 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Former schools financial chief gave himself a raise, LCSS says

School officials say former Liberty County Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese gave himself a raise without approval.

April 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond denied in matricide case

Bond was denied Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the Liberty County man accused of shooting his mother March 3.

April 03, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


Principal to remain

Snelson-Golden Middle School's Roland Van Horn will remain as principal next school year.

April 02, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Education


School board issues prompting early visit from accreditation group

The school accreditation agency AdvancED will visit Liberty County School System months ahead of schedule because of school board issues, a letter said.

April 02, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


Date set for Reese tribunal hearing

Former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese will have a tribunal hearing in April.

March 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


Aloha, Island Cafe

On a recent stroll around the Farmers Market, I glanced over at what used to be one of my favorite stops, Uncommon Grounds.

March 23, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Man gets life for death of aspiring Macon rapper

The man convicted of killing aspiring Macon-area rapper Markese "Pain City" Mahone was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Bond set for man accused of killing teen

The man accused of killing teen Clyde Austin Weeks was in court Monday for a bond hearing.

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Community mourns passing of 911 director

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown called Tom Wahl one of the most knowledgeable 911 directors in the state and a man who had a lasting impact on Liberty County's emergency communications.

March 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Reward upped for info on Long crimes

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people targeting the elderly in Long County has increased from $700 to $4,000.

March 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Former schools financial chief still getting benefits, according to LCSS

Despite his lawyer's claims to the contrary, former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is still receiving benefits, according to LCSS Interim Director of Finance Janine Graham

March 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Elderly targeted in Long County crimes

The Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office are working to bring an end to a rash of incidents reportedly targeting the county's elderly residents.

March 14, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'Hatchet man' back in court this week

The man who earned the nickname the Hatchet Man for attacking a woman with a hatchet in 1996 is expected back in court Thursday, according to public records in the Long County Clerk of Courts office.

March 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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Sleep safe with garlic

Today is a national food holiday I can surely support - National Garlic Day.

April 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Bond denied for co-defendant in double murder

The co-defendant in the double-homicide of two Fort Stewart soldiers was denied bond in court Monday.

April 17, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


School system finance in a precarious situation, attorney says

Liberty County School System bookkeeping records are in disarray, according to testimony by a school system employee and an independent financial auditor.

April 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Reese sues LCSS, Lee

Former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese has filed a lawsuit against LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee and the school system in ...

April 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Kathryn Carter winning at VSU

Former Liberty Count High School Lady Panther softball player Kathryn Carter currently has 12 wins and 2 losses as a pitcher at Valdosta State University.

April 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Bond denied on murder charges

A Fort Stewart sergeant accused of a double murder was denied bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

April 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Reese no show at tribunal

Former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese and his attorney were no shows at a tribunal hearing on his employment status Tuesday ...

April 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond denied in double homicide

A Fort Stewart sergeant accused of a double murder was denied bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

April 10, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


2012 fatal stabbing gets May trial date

A suspect, arrested for the July 2012 stabbing death of Johnny Williams Jr., may move to a jury trial in May.

April 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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