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BOE controversy continues

While Liberty County school board member Marcus Scott continues to level accusations of misconduct at fellow board members and Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee, a principal caught up in some of the controversy seems to want no part of it.

February 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Mardi Gras on Tybee Saturday

It is time to "let the good times roll," as the annual Tybee Island Mardi Gras Parade marches down Butler Avenue this Saturday.

February 23, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Things to Do


Make mine medium rare, please

You have no idea how excited I am about not having to drive all the way to Pooler or Savannah for a thick, juicy, succulent cut of beef.

February 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


HPD's Maj. Cribbs dies at 72

Former Hinesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit Lead Detective Maj. Thomas E. Cribbs passed away Monday.

February 22, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


School board fracas continues

A dispute between members of the Liberty County Board of Education has gone to social media and beyond, with allegations having been lodged with the powerful school accrediting group AdvancED, claiming the board hasn't followed its policy in regard to choosing a new bank.

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Reward offered in shooting death of horse

The founder of Second Chances Equine Rescue is determined to find out what happened to her beloved gelding, Sebastian.

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond reduced in sex assault case

Former Long County High School Assistant Band Director Michael Loredo had his bond reduced to $35,000 on Thursday during a hearing before Long County Superior Court Judge Glen A. Cheney.

February 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Tensions rise at BOE meeting surrounding legal matters

Things got heated at a special meeting of the Liberty County Board of Education Tuesday at 4 p.m. and the controversy carried over into the regular meeting at 5:30.

February 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | News


Search over for missing teen

UPDATE: According to Jack Graves Sr., Gwendolyn Bugg's grandfather, the young girl was found and is safe back home.

February 15, 2017 | Patty Leon | News


'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


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Former BI star hosting school rally

Former Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger basketball player Charmaine Clark will host a Back-to-School bash July 29-30.

July 24, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Verdict in film suit: $11M

The plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit against CSX Transportation and others were awarded $11.2 million by jurors Monday in State Court at the Chatham ...

July 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Real estate fraud allegations leveled at church leaders

Several former members of House of Prayer Christian Church, now called A Place of Prayer, allege that many high ranking church members and church founder ...

July 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Big names run youth basketball camp

Former high school basketball player Jordan Johnson held his first Dream Chasers Basketball Camp at the Liberty County YMCA Saturday.

July 15, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


McMillan may get start with Dolphins

According to Dolphins Wire writer Antwan Stanley, former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan may get a chance to start at that position for ...

July 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Foods that are worth a month of meals

If you had to eat the same meal for 30 days what would you choose?

July 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Suspect in bouncer’s death out of jail on bond

A murder suspect made bond this week while another murder suspect had his bond reduced and a convicted murderer requested a new trial.

July 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Cyclist struck on Shaw Road

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Shaw Road Monday night.

July 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Re-entry coalition looks to churches

Saying the foundation of a successful prison re-entry program lies at the foot of faith-based organizations, Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition Director Daisy Jones welcomed pastors ...

July 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Member says ‘My church is not a cult’

Cesar Vargas said he wants to set the record straight.

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Rotary celebrates 40th anniversary

Hinesville's Rotary club celebrated its 40th anniversary, inducted the 2017-18 board and acknowledged accomplishments of the past year at its annual induction meeting June ...

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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