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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 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


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 of Education under the advisement of LCSS attorney Carl Varnedoe.

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


Highlanders fall in double OT

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team fell 75-71 in a double-overtime, final four game held at Mercer university Friday. The FPCA boys were on the verge of making a repeat performance in the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state finals. But Furtah Prep had other plans matching point for point and forcing the game into double-overtime and later the win.

March 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


BoE, superintendent to part ways June 30

The Liberty County Board of Education voted 7-0 Tuesday to not renew Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee's contract when it ends June 30.

March 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | News


Lee's contract not renewed

The Liberty County Board of Education voted 7-0 on Tuesday to not renew Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee's contract when it ends June 30.

February 28, 2017 | Patty Leon | News


LCHS retires Jordan McRae's jersey

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae was home last Feb. 18 to watch his Panther team beat Kendrick High, 92-71 in the first round of the state playoffs.

February 27, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


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Search is on for burglar suspect

The Long County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they believe is tied to a series of home invasions and burglaries.

June 23, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bond set in matricide case

Bond was set Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the man accused of fatally shooting his mother March 3 as they returned from Savannah.

June 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Alleged child rapist pleads not guilty

A man charged with raping and sodomizing a young girl over a 20-month period pleaded not guilty Monday in court.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Veterans United gives $50,000 to nonprofits

The Hinesville Branch of Veterans United Home Loans surprised five local non-profits this past week as they distributed checks for $10,000 to each organization.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Lovelady on all-star team

Former Liberty County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy left-handed pitcher Richard Lovelady has been selected for the Carolina League Northern Division All-Star Team.

June 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Green thumb?

You may recall a story I wrote a year ago about trying to grow some of my own food. I started with two bell pepper ...

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Church draws focus of activist

Bobby Worthy apparently isn't one to keep quiet if he thinks civil liberties are being violated.

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


School lawsuit set for August

A tentative trial date in the lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is set for Aug. 17, according ...

June 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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