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NFL player promoting charity to help disabled

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State Football player, Ulrick John, says he is committed to enriching the lives of adults and children with disabilities.

January 31, 2018 | Patty Leon | Sports


Weekend fires plague Liberty, Long counties

Firefighters from the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department battled a blaze Saturday afternoon which destroyed one mobile home and spread to the mobile home next door.

January 31, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Officer who sues Walthourville fired

A Walthourville police officer who recently settled a lawsuit against the city was fired Jan. 19.

January 31, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville Police arrest rape suspect

The Hinesville Police Department has arrested a man for an alleged rape on Nov. 1.

January 29, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Happening Now: Fire consumes two mobile homes

Firefighters from The Ludowici/Long and Walthourville Fire Departments are battling a blaze that destroyed one mobile home completely and started spreading to the mobile home next door.

January 27, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Phillips announces plan to run for vacant Long County commission seat

Lifelong Long County resident Mike Phillips has announced plans to run for the vacant District 3 commissioners' spot. The seat became open upon the resignation of former commissioner Willie Frank Thompson.

January 27, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Renovations in works for Bradwell

The Liberty County School System Board ranked bids from four firms for renovations planned for Bradwell institute.

January 27, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Cold did something right, prompted innovation

I had this I-want-something-Cuban craving the other day (strange right?). I looked around my kitchen and it was slim pickings (because I don't like the cold weather. And it's been cold, so I was too lazy to go shopping because IT'S COLD).

January 24, 2018 | Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


Liberty County BOE argues over training

While the Liberty County School system waits until next week for a rescheduled visit from the schools accrediting group AdvancED, one school board member said the board hasn't learned from past training.

January 24, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long commissioner resigns

Long County District 3 Commissioner Willie Frank Thompson resigned Thursday, according to a press release issued by Board of Commissioner Secretary Brandi Smiley.

January 20, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Izola's tarter sauce now comes in its own bottle

The owners of Izola's are expanding their diner, as well as the distribution of their homemade tartar sauce. Wilton and Pauline Foster are well-known throughout the county for offering home-cooked Southern staples at their eatery, Izola's Country Café in Hinesville.

January 19, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


UPDATE: Man arrested in dog cruelty case

A man accused of animal cruelty turned himself in this afternoon to the Ludowici Police Department. Allen Golden of Hinesville had a warrant issued against him after one of his dogs, Liam was found abused and neglected by animal rescue groups in Ludowici.

January 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Visit by AdvancED postponed

Liberty County School System Interim Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry said AdvancED notified him today, that they will be postponing their visit.

January 17, 2018 | Patty Leon | Education


Courier Survey winner

Ruth Patterson just became the second winner in the Coastal Courier News reader survey.

January 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


School accreditation team coming this week

The school accreditation agency AdvancED will visit the Liberty County School System next week, according to video minutes from the Jan. 9 school board meeting.

January 15, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Education


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The STARs shine at Chamber lunch

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Progress Through People Luncheon Thursday, introducing this year's STAR students from Bradwell Institute and Liberty County ...

February 24, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Carter talks opioids at new Long campus

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., spoke about the opioid crisis and healthcare Tuesday as he toured the new Liberty Regional Medical Associates, Long County ...

February 24, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Walthourville Council hear safety reports

The Walthourville Fire Department reported firefighters responded to four structure fires in one weekend. The report was masde during the city's regular council meeting ...

February 22, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Why did the chicken get cooked on a beer can?

The first time I heard of beer-can chicken, I thought, "Why in the world would you sacrifice a can of beer in that manner?"

February 22, 2018 | By Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


School leaders want to partner with public

The public got a chance to learn about the Liberty County School System during a community forum Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

February 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Education


Hinesville kids treated to screening of 'Black Panther'

Around 340 kids were treated to a special screening of the new Marvel comic movie, "Black Panther."

February 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


HPD investigating potential threat at Bradwell

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a possible threat aimed at Bradwell Institute. According to HPD there was an allegation of a potential threat to ...

February 20, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville police chief retiring

After more than three decades of public service, Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier has submitted his retirement papers to city officials.

February 17, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County High School was under a “soft” lockdown

UPDATE: As of 12:30 p.m. the school is no longer on lockdown.

February 16, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Stagmeier retires

After 25 years of public service, Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier has submitted his retirement papers to city officials.

February 15, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Flu continues grip on Georgia, nation

There has been a steady spike of flu related deaths in the state.

February 14, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Good news for Liberty County

A change in the 2020 Census could lead to significant benefits for Liberty County.

February 10, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County's Enrika Tolbert signs to throw discus at Neosha CC

Liberty County High School's top discus thrower, Enrika Tolbert, will be taking his talents to Neosho Community College in Kansas.

February 10, 2018 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gill Park near Fleming opened Friday

A ribbon cutting Friday marked the opening of the first phase of Gill Park near Fleming.

February 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County's Walthour signs with UGA

Liberty County High School football player Tramel Walthour signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning to play football for the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

February 09, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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