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Restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in December by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, go to dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

January 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Smash-and-grab burglary at phone store

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


2 Fort Stewart soldiers arrested after shots fired in Ludowici

Two Fort Stewart soldiers were recently arrested and charged with firing shots in the city limits of Ludowici and tampering with evidence.

January 12, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Hinesville police make prostitution, pimping arrests

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January 11, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Woman struck by Hinesville police car identified

A woman who was struck by a Hinesville police patrol cruiser has been identified.

January 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Second break-in at Long County Recreation Department

A second break-in in less than a week occurred at the Long County Recreation Department over the weekend.

January 05, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Jailed 'Midnight Rider' film director seeks early release

Imprisoned film director Randall Miller is seeking early release from the Wayne County Jail, citing medical issues.

January 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Prescribed burns on post today

There will be prescribed burns on Fort Stewart today that could blow smoke over homes and businesses in Liberty and Bryan counties, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


MADD Georgia gets grant to fight DUI

ATLANTA - Mothers Against Drunk Driving's Georgia affiliate office recently announced it received a $126,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

January 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Top crime and court stories of 2015

2015 saw its share of crime and court news in Liberty and Long counties. Here is a look back at some highlights.

January 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


Woman doesn't fall for tax scam

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

January 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


DPS receives grant to continue DUI, license suspension efforts

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Safety has been awarded a traffic safety H.E.A.T. grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The grant is for approximately $2.37 million and will provide funding to continue the Georgia State Patrol Nighthawks DUI Task Force and Administrative License Suspension program.

January 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Arson board urges maintenance of smoke detectors

While having a smoke detector in your house is important, it is also important to keep up with maintenance. Agent Lynn Bennett of The Bennett Agency and the Georgia Arson Control Board would like to provide the citizens of Liberty County with lifesaving smoke detector information and maintenance tips.

January 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

January 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police identify victim of fiery fatal crash in rural Long County

A Glennville man was identified Saturday afternoon as the victim of a fatal crash on Highway 196 in Long County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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UPDATE: F.E.A.R. defendant breaks down during sentencing hearing

A member of the radical militia group Forever Enduring Always Ready, or F.E.A.R., had his sentence reduced Thursday after he cooperated extensively ...

February 11, 2016 | Patty Leon pleon@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Blotters Feb. 10

Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 10, 2016 | By Staff Report | Public Safety


High-speed chase ends in arrest in Long County

A Long County high-speed chase ended in the arrest of a man facing hit-and-run charges in Chatham County.

February 09, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Hinesville police investigate church break-in

Hinesville police are looking for a suspect in the recent break-in of a local church.

February 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


'We were very lucky'

Personnel at Fort Stewart are carrying on with nearly normal activities as the installation continues to clean up and recover from Wednesday's EF-1 tornado.

February 06, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Long County woman arrested in shooting death of her husband

A woman is being held without bond after being arrested in the June shooting death of her husband, the Long County Sheriff's Office announced ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Prison re-entry program hopes to have office open within 40 days

The volunteers, law officers, supervision authorities and steering committee for the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition say the program to reintegrate inmates leaving jail into the ...

February 05, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Super Bowl fans don't let others drive home drunk

ATLANTA - The Super Bowl is America's most watched sporting event and on Sunday, drunk drivers will be the most watched motorists by Georgia law ...

February 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Driver, 14, seriously injured after high-speed chase in Liberty County

A 14-year-old driver was seriously injured following a high-speed chase in eastern Liberty County early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

February 03, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Emergency planners set statewide tornado drill set for Wednesday morning

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal, in collaboration with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and the National Weather Service, looks to remind Georgians about the ...

February 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect denied bond

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville was denied bond during his first court appearance Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Angela Rogers.

February 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect in custody

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville is in custody, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 01, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged porno video used as blackmail goad

Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 01, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man gets life plus 40 in Hinesville burglary, murder

The defendant in a burglary that resulted in the murder of a soldier has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life with parole plus 40 ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


4 vehicles collide in Ludowici; 2 taken to hospital

A four-vehicle wreck in Ludowici resulted in two being taken to the hospital Friday afternoon.

January 30, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


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