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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

Allegations fly in Walthourville

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

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Ludowici PD probing dog cruelty case

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

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

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Articles By Author - Patty Leon

Living the spud life for nutrition and fun

Let's talk about the diversity of a potato.

March 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING

Man convicted of 1996 hatchet attack on Hinesville woman back behind bars

A man convicted of a 1996 hatchet attack on a woman is back in jail after he was indicted earlier this by a Long County ...

March 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Rotarian sees club's work in India

Rotary Club of Hinesville Assistant Governor Brigitte Shanken spoke Tuesday about her recent trip to India as part of Rotary's friendship exchange program.

March 17, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Bus maker, driver sued for fatal crash

The parents of a 5-year-old girl who died in a school bus crash Dec. 5 in Gum Branch are suing the company that made the ...

March 16, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Former Panther track star repeats as shot put champ

Former Liberty County High School track athlete Courtney Bennett took first place at Jacksonville State University Outdoor Championship meet this past weekend.

March 14, 2018 | Patty Leon | Sports

Middle School student disciplined for threat

A student from Lewis Frasier Middle School was disciplined after posting a threat on social media.

March 14, 2018 | Patty Leon | News

NCCAA DII honors Ex-FBA athletic director

Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy athletic director and basketball coach Jared Sellars was recently named the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II Coach of ...

March 14, 2018 | Patty Leon | Sports

County looking to TSPLOST to build Hinesville bypass

Implementing a transportation special purpose local option sales tax was one of the main topics of discussions as community leaders exchanged ideas at the annual ...

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

ACLU weighs in on Bradwell Institute suspensions

The Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said a five-day suspension given to a Bradwell Institute student who participated in a March 2 ...

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

That’s a wrap, but not the end of a good meal

Some of the best foods come in wraps. We typically call them burritos, but don't limit your thoughts to merely Mexican cuisine.

March 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING

Liberty County school board members at odds over training, more

Disagreements among Liberty County School Board members regarding leadership training continue.

March 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Suit from last year's Liberty BoE controversy continued

A lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese against former LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee and the Board of ...

March 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Hinesville IT woes continue

The city of Hinesville is still dealing with computer issues and server outages that are keeping it from accepting online payments, job applications and more.

March 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

BI students reportedly hold gun protest, get suspended

Some Bradwell Institute students apparently walked out of classes Friday morning during a student-led protest to raise awareness of gun violence.

March 02, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


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