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High-speed chase starts in Liberty Co., ends in Long Co.

A high-speed chase that began Saturday in Liberty County ended in Long County, with the pursued driver suffering injuries.

July 12, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty Co. Sheriff’s blotters for July 2

June 10: Suicide attempt - A vehicle drove into a ditch on EB Cooper Highway. The driver was the complainant's wife, who was not on scene when the deputy arrived.

July 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fireworks must be ‘safe, sane’

Fireworks purchased in South Carolina, Alabama and Florida might not be legal in Georgia, according to Pyrouniverse.com.

July 02, 2014 | Randy Morton | Public Safety


Locals sentenced in drug ring

DUBLIN, Ga. - Twenty-one defendants have been sentenced for their involvement in a Dodge County area drug-trafficking organization, including two men from Hinesville and one from Ludowici.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Long deputy stops high-speed chase

A high-speed chase that began in Wayne County shortly before noon ended in Long County when a Long County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped the suspect using the pit maneuver, causing the fleeing driver to wreck.

July 01, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotters for June 29

June 7: Aggravated assault (vehicle) - An officer was dispatched to the scene of an apparent hit-and-run accident on Abrahms Ally. A white SUV reportedly struck a man and then left the area.

July 01, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hospital authority donates to fire and rescue

On behalf of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County and the Liberty Regional Foundation, Will Darsey recently presented a donation to Joe Martin and Joe Cannon of the Eastern District Fire Rescue in Midway.

July 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD wants you to know ...

According to code O.C.G.A. 40-8-73.1, in Georgia, it's unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle that has material applied to the rear windshield or the side windows that reduce light transmission through the windshield or windows to less than 32 percent. The rear windows of a truck or multipurpose vehicle are exempt from parts of this law, however the windows to the left and right of the driver and the front windshield must be in compliance.

June 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Discarded pizza box sparks blaze

A fire Thursday night in Gum Branch destroyed a single-wide trailer in the 400 block of Wells Road, displacing seven people. Five adults lived in the home - three women and two men - and two girls, ages 6 and 12.

June 30, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotters for June 27

June 2: Disorderly conduct - An officer went to Kroger in reference to threats. A woman said she pulled into the Kroger parking lot and saw her husband with his girlfriend and girlfriend's daughter.

June 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s blotters June 27

June 5: Verbal dispute - Two deputies were dispatched to McCumber Drive in Hinesville due to a domestic dispute. The complainant, parked outside of her mother's house, said her mother went to her grandmother's house and took her belongings. The mother told the deputy that she told her daughter to move out because she wasn't helping around the house.

June 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fatal wreck apparently caused by victim

Long County resident Jessie Parker, 35, died from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday in Long County. Fort Stewart soldier Karl Stephan was injured in the accident.

June 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


State remounts 'Zero Tolerance DUI'

Drivers who drink before getting behind the wheel might want to think twice.

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County man killed in wreck

Long County resident Jessie Parker died from injuries he sustained in a wreck Wednesday afternoon in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Director Bob Heffley.

June 25, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Fatal wreck reported in Long County

Savannah media are reporting about a fatal wreck on Highway 196, near Flowers Road in Long County.

June 25, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Two firefighters injured

Two Hinesville firefighters were injured in an explosion Thursday morning, according to HFD Capt. Kris Johanson.

July 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway officer nabs suspects minutes after crime

Midway Police Officer Russell Knox said it was solid police work and some luck that led to his apprehension of three armed-robbery suspects early Wednesday morning.

July 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 23

Recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shooting reported at Hillery Park

A shooting has been reported at Hillery Park in Walthourville. It happened just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden. The victim was taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center, but his condition is unknown. Authorities are on the lookout for the suspects, described as two black males in a white Ford Escort. Anyone with information should call 911. Currently, few details are known about the incident, but the Courier will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

July 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD gets new DUI-test equipment

The Hinesville Police Department recently received a grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to provide funding for a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000 breath alcohol testing instrument.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long County resolves EMS issue

For the past year, the provider of Long County's future emergency medical services has been shrouded in uncertainty. But Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley said last week that there soon will be no cause for concern.

July 21, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotters July 18

July 2: Verbal dispute ­- A Hinesville man called a deputy to his residence due to a fight he had with a woman.

July 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department Blotters July 18

July 5: Criminal attempt to commit burglary - A Hinesville resident believed someone tried to enter his house through the front door.

July 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Nearby wreck damaged dealer's cars

Several vehicles were damaged following a vehicle accident Friday on West Oglethorpe and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The Liberty Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM dealership had several vehicles damaged on its lot when a pickup truck traveling on West Oglethorpe Highway was involved in an accident with another vehicle. The pick up struck used and new trucks, damaging the vehicles.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Kroger drive-through suspect denied bond

Jenorris McKenzie was denied bond on his first appearance before a magistrate Friday, according to Hinesville Chief of Detectives Maj. Thomas Cribbs. McKenzie is accused of driving his Honda through Kroger on Highway 84 on Wednesday night. No one was hurt in the incident, but the store was heavily damaged.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Authorities hope they have GeoVista robber

William Bass, who was believed to be living in Liberty County, is being looked at as the primary suspect in last week's GeoVista robbery in Hinesville.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Electrical problem may have started fire

The Carter Road home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldiers risk lives to extinguish fire

Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.

July 18, 2014 | By Sgt. Alexandra Shea 1st ABCT, 3rd ID | Public Safety


Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville official's home destroyed

The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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