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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


Police seek suspects in troubling case

The Hinesville Police Department is seeking out the suspect or suspects responsible for entering and vandalizing the vehicle of a Hinesville man Sunday.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Family coping with loss of pet killed by pit bulls

The holidays were all but ruined for Marvis Robinson and her family.

February 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Convicted killer to be sentencing in a month

The man who shot and killed aspiring Macon area rap artist Markese "Pain City" Mahone was found guilty of murder and criminal attempt to commit a felony Tuesday night.

January 30, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fire keeps Hinesville diner closed only one day

The folks at Izola's Country Café were quickly back in business after a small fire Jan. 18 shut the restaurant down for a day.

January 25, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Trigger-man guilty of killing aspiring Macon Rapper

The man who shot and killed up and coming Macon area Rap Artist Markese 'Pain City' Mahone was found guilty of murder and guilty of criminal attempt to commit a felony.

January 25, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Business leaders get taste of Liberty

Sho-Nuff BBQ won best overall and best main course at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's annual Taste of Liberty event Thursday evening.

January 25, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Business News


A penny for our cops?

The sheriffs in Liberty and Long counties are joining counterparts around the state in seeking raises for local law enforcement officers in response to a plan by Gov. Nathan Deal giving state law enforcement officers a 20-percent raise.

January 24, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Recreating food memories, and pain

During a recent grocery store spree I came across a seafood item that quickly brought back a delightful, yet painful, memory.

January 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Local eatery suffers minor damage from fire

UPDATE: According to Izola's Facebook Page the restaurant is once again open for business as of 11 a.m. today.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Water deemed safe after spillage

Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson released a public notice to inform the public of a sewage spill that happened Wednesday.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Highlanders win title

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and East Georgia College basketball players DJ Felder and Jordan Johnson guided their professional Ecuadorian basketball team, H.R. Portoviejo, to the Ecuador National Basketball League title Wednesday.

January 17, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


New display case for BI champions

There is a new trophy case at Bradwell Institute that showcases the 1965 state champion football team and the 1976 state winning baseball team. The efforts to bring the trophy case inside the school hall was spearheaded by former BI athlete and later coach Candler Boyd.

January 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Woods tourney focuses on JV, ninth grade teams

The 24th annual Donell Woods Basketball Tournament is Saturday. The tournament showcases junior varsity and ninth grade teams.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Highlanders in Ecuadorian finals

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball players D.J. Felder and Jordan Johnson are playing in the championship series in the Latin Basketball League in Ecuador.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


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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 ...

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


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


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 ...

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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