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Former chief: Walthourville mayor wanted councilman framed

Former Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman claims the city's mayor tried to pressure him into planting drugs to frame a city council member Larry Baker, according to a letter to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal from Georgia NAACP President Phyllis Blake.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


LPD investigating dog abuse

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a private Facebook page by a New-York-based animal welfare group.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Walthourville police chief fired

Embattled Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman was fired Wednesday after a a hearing held between city officials and Quarterman. After the hearing City Clerk Melissa Jones announced the Chief's termination effective immediately.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Learning the basics of sofrito

I love visiting my parents. Each time we get together we reminisce about family outings throughout the years.

January 10, 2018 | Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


Howard named Hinesville city manager

Riceboro native Kenneth Howard was named the new Hinesville city manager Tuesday afternoon. The announcement was made during a special called meeting at Hinesville City Hall's council chamber.

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


Area expected to get back to normal Monday

The snowfall that capped Liberty County in a blanket of white Wednesday caused many local businesses, as well as city and county offices to close for safety measures.

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Storm leads to slippery roads, worse

The sleet and snow that fell across Liberty County Wednesday was responsible for roughly 81 weather-related accidents, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Larry Logan.

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Several wrecks reported due to weather

The snow that fell across Liberty County Wednesday was responsible for roughly 81 weather related accidents, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Larry Logan.

January 04, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Schools to remain closed tomorrow

(Hinesville, GA)- The Liberty County School System will be closed to both staff and students on Thursday, Jan. 4, according to a press release issued by the school system.

January 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Icy roads on Fort Stewart roads

Fort Stewart police officials have reported icy roads on the bridges on highways 144 and 119, according to Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson. Motorists are advised to stay off the highways and to seek alternate routes if they absolutely must drive.

January 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Three dogs found shot dead in Gum Branch

Three dogs were shot in the head and dumped off Highway 196 West, according to Andrea Doolittle, the founder of Second Chances Equines Rescue in Gum Branch.

December 28, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Lovelady among KC's top 10 prospects

Former Liberty County High School and First Presbyterian Christian Academy pitcher Richard Lovelady is getting closer to the major leagues.

December 28, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Dream the impossible Ramen

Nothings is more satisfying than some hot soup on cold days. I enjoy making homemade soups and stews, but I am just as content on making a quick boil-and-go Ramen noodle soup.

December 23, 2017 | By Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


Quarterman suspended again

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman said he was suspended from his duties again Thursday by Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray.

December 23, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office spreads some holiday cheer

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office offered holiday gifts and meals to needy families across the county Thursday morning.

December 23, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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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


City council gets update on projects

Representatives from P.C. Simonton and Associates gave an informational overview of construction in the city during Thursday's regular council meeting.

February 08, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty Emergency Management Agency wants you to be ready for the worst (weather)

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Prepare for bad weather

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Vehicle clips school bus

A truck clipped the front end of a Liberty County School bus this morning on Islands highway and Brigdon Road.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


A super bowl of food and a few other excesses

Super Bowl Sunday came and went and with it so did tons of chips and salsa, chicken wings, nachos and any semblance of a proper ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


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 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Sports


Flu worries increase in Liberty County

Mike Hester, chief executive officer of Liberty Regional Medical Center, said the hospital's staff is taking precautions as the flu season, the worst in ...

February 03, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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