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'Hatchet man of Hinesville' arrested again

Five months after being released from a 20 year prison sentence on an assault conviction, Calvin Leon Nelson was arrested this week in Long County for an alleged sexual abuse.

February 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Flipping out over Filipino

I was pleasantly surprised the other day driving into work.

February 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Ameris Bank says there was no impropriety in bid process

James Rogers, market president of Ameris Bank in Hinesville, said the bank obeyed the letter of the law and Liberty County School Board policy when it submitted a sealed bid to provide banking services for the Liberty County School System.

February 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Re-entry group needs more housing

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition is seeking reentry housing partners to help them serve recently released and paroled prisoners who return to the Liberty County area.

February 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Authorities find missing man

UPDATE: Larry "Tony" Thompson has been located unharmed. He is safe and back with family.

February 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Police get boy out of tree

Showing there is much more to their jobs than just chasing bad guys, Hinesville Police Officers rescued a young boy stuck in a tree Thursday afternoon.

February 02, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Police seek suspects in troubling case

The Hinesville Police Department is seeking out the suspect or suspects responsible for entering and vandalizing the vehicle of a Hinesville man Sunday.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Family coping with loss of pet killed by pit bulls

The holidays were all but ruined for Marvis Robinson and her family.

February 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Convicted killer to be sentencing in a month

The man who shot and killed aspiring Macon area rap artist Markese "Pain City" Mahone was found guilty of murder and criminal attempt to commit a felony Tuesday night.

January 30, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fire keeps Hinesville diner closed only one day

The folks at Izola's Country Café were quickly back in business after a small fire Jan. 18 shut the restaurant down for a day.

January 25, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Trigger-man guilty of killing aspiring Macon Rapper

The man who shot and killed up and coming Macon area Rap Artist Markese 'Pain City' Mahone was found guilty of murder and guilty of criminal attempt to commit a felony.

January 25, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Business leaders get taste of Liberty

Sho-Nuff BBQ won best overall and best main course at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's annual Taste of Liberty event Thursday evening.

January 25, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Business News


A penny for our cops?

The sheriffs in Liberty and Long counties are joining counterparts around the state in seeking raises for local law enforcement officers in response to a plan by Gov. Nathan Deal giving state law enforcement officers a 20-percent raise.

January 24, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Recreating food memories, and pain

During a recent grocery store spree I came across a seafood item that quickly brought back a delightful, yet painful, memory.

January 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Local eatery suffers minor damage from fire

UPDATE: According to Izola's Facebook Page the restaurant is once again open for business as of 11 a.m. today.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

March 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Decision to pay Lee done under advisement

The decision to pay outgoing Liberty County School Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee a year's salary after her contract expires, was made by the Board ...

March 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


Went for steaks, stayed for the chocolate

Yep, I did my civic duty Saturday and participated in the test run and employee training for the new Hinesville LongHorn Steakhouse.

March 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


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