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New all-way stop set for 119

A new all-way stop condition will be activated on Highway 119 on Wednesday, weather permitting, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. The stop will be at Barrington Ferry Road in Riceboro. Currently, Highway 119 carries free-flow traffic, with Barrington Ferry Road being a stop condition. The new modifications to the intersection will include all-way stop signage and overhead flashing red beacons.

May 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Deputy shoots, kills suspect in Walthourville

According to Walthourville Police Chief Tracy McFadden, a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed an armed man Sunday morning in the parking lot of Bo Maz night club in Walthourville.

May 06, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Sheriff recognizes military support for training

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes recently presented two certificates of appreciation to Fort Stewart Range Control workers for assistance with deputy training.

May 06, 2012 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


LCSO blotter

April 11: A family was not hurt when their vehicle went up in flames on I-95. The driver reported she was driving to Florida when she started to smell smoke coming from her van. She pulled over and saw smoke coming from the engine and immediately got her family out. She said the van went up in flames minutes later.

May 05, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Safe Kids Day set

The 2012 Hinesville Safe Kids Day will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday on Central Avenue.

May 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD blotters

April 3: Patrol officers heard what sounded like a single gunshot in the vicinity of The Dugout at 818 E.G. Miles Parkway. They responded to the scene and saw several hundred people moving in all directions from the building. They asked several people where the shooter was and if anyone was injured, and got several negative responses. They made their way to the front door, where a male victim was lying on the floor.

May 03, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 3: Patrol officers heard what sounded like a single gunshot in the vicinity of The Dugout at 818 E.G. Miles Parkway.

May 03, 2012 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


HPD blotter

April 3: A Garden Circle woman reported that when she took her car to be washed, an employee used a metal object to strike the top of the rear passenger quarter panel and caused damage. She claimed the man was angry with her, and that is why he struck the car. The responding officer observed damage in the described area, but that the dents appeared to be rusted. The officer observed other dents that showed the same degree of rust. He went to the car wash to find the worker the complainant identified, but the man reportedly was gone for ...

May 01, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Report: Fewer children die in accidents; drug overdoses up

ATLANTA - Accidents are killing far fewer children and teenagers than in the past, according to a new government report released last week.

April 26, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press | Public Safety


Marchand receives award, Wilson promoted

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Deputy Matthew Marchand received a meritorious award, and Deputy Brandon Wilson was promoted during a brief ceremony Thursday morning at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

April 26, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 2: Officers found one woman in violation of probation and another in possession of marijuana after responding to a report of suspected narcotic activity at a Saunders Avenue home.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Two suspects sought in Long County

One man, who allegedly beat another with a hammer, and a second man, who is suspected of breaking into a Ludowici grocery store, are being sought by Long County authorities.

April 26, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


HPD blotters

A woman driving a Suzuki sedan through the Wendy's drive-through reported that a white truck struck her driver's-side rear panel while it was backing out of a parking spot. The woman said she spoke with the truck's driver, who offered to exchange insurance information. However, when the complainant said that she wanted to call the police, the truck driver reportedly said she had to pick up her mother at Walmart and left the scene.

April 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Public Safety


LCSO blotters

April 4: A deputy was called to Wayside Turn by a woman who said her washer and dryer had been stolen.

April 21, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Students taught to think twice

With blaring music, strobe lights and the ever-troublesome red Solo cups, several local high-school students partied hard this week - and they learned the consequences involved.

April 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


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Stay safe staying warm

With colder weather in the forecast, state Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep ...

December 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Taser found on BI after basketball game

From recent Hinesville Police Department reports:

December 14, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murder suspect arrested in Long County

Kenny Jernigan, who is suspected in a fatal home invasion in Pierce County, was arrested in Long County Monday.

December 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Boot camp mate allegedly defrauds soldier

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 30, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


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