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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


Former law firm for Liberty schools now representing victim in fatal school bus crash

The Liberty County school system's former law firm is now representing the family of the child killed in a Dec. 5 school bus crash near Gum Branch.

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


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


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HPD going to 12-hour shifts

The Hinesville Police Department is moving to 12-hour shifts for officers in the patrol division after approval by the mayor and council on April 5.

April 19, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


LCSS bus accident reported

According to Liberty County School System Director of Maintenance and Operations, Jason Rogers, a school system bus was involved in a minor vehicle accident at ...

April 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Bark for Life helps Relay for Life

A Bark for Life Saturday at Bryant Commons Park was a preliminary to the American Cancer Society's Liberty County Relay for Life.

April 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Panther goalkeeper signs to play at Brewton-Parker

Liberty County High School Lady Panther goalkeeper Madison Winn last week signed to play soccer at Brewton-Parker College in the fall.

April 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hospitals touting tax credit as way to survive

It's been hard for rural hospitals such as Liberty Regional Medical Center to make ends meet, so it comes as no surprise they're ...

April 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


BoE says no thanks to forensic audit

The Liberty County Board of Education voted against a forensic audit at Tuesday's regular meeting. Board members Verdell Jones, Carol Guyett, Marcia Anderson, Carolyn ...

April 14, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Deputy SPLOST fails to pass

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, talked about everything from broadband to deputy pay raises to AR-15s at a breakfast Tuesday.

April 11, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Idea for city public safety head nixed

The city of Hinesville will start the search for a new Police chief. The decision to open the vacancy for applicants came during a special ...

April 09, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Hankering for hogfish at the Hogfish B&G

I've been craving a perfectly fried hogfish sandwich, the one you can only get from the Hogfish Bar and Grill in Stock Island, Florida.

April 04, 2018 | Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


Murder suspect gets $1M bond

The man accused of fatally shooting James Caswell Jones had bond set at $1 milllion on March 19, by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert ...

April 02, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Long County Sheriff's Office investigating threat that prompted lockdown at high school

The Long County Sheriff's Office is investigating a threat that forced a lockdown at Long County High Thursday morning.

March 31, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy back on duty

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy at the center of a grandmother's complaint is back on duty.

March 31, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long County High School deemed safe after lockdown

The Long County Sheriff's Office is reportedly investigating a school threat that forced a lockdown at Long County High School this morning.

March 29, 2018 | Patty Leon | Education


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