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Emergency personnel complete training

Thirty-five firefighters and emergency personnel from 10 regional agencies completed a search and rescue course through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency last month. The 14-hour course was conducted in Riceboro at the Coastal EMC on April 17-18.

May 21, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Walthourville home hit by gunfire

A Walthourville home was fired on early Sunday morning, and a bullet missed a sleeping child by inches. According to Liberty County Sheriff's Det. Brian Barnes, the shooting happened just before 2 a.m. in the 100 block of Sabreena Circle. A mother and her two toddlers were asleep in the home, Barnes said. Someone fired five times with a 9 mm automatic handgun. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Couirer.

May 19, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Wiregrass E-911 center opens

May 17, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Drug court celebrates first year

In celebration of National Drug Court Month, the Liberty County drug court had a ceremony Monday morning at the Liberty County Courthouse. The Honorable Judge D. Jay Stewart presided.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Community marks Safe Kids Day

Safe Kids Day in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park last Saturday stressed the importance of safety to school-aged children and educated the community with games, demonstrations and other activities.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Bikers remind to use caution during safety month

May is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's motorcycle safety month, and transportation officials are reminding riders to stay safe while enjoying their rides.

May 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Elderly Bryan County man still missing

Authorities are still seeking an 82-year-old Ellabell man with Alzheimer's disease who has been missing since Thursday.

May 12, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Terry Bernard named to pardons board

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed two members to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, clearing the way for executions and clemency hearings to continue.

Perdue appointed Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Albert Murray and Republican state Rep. Terry Barnard to the five-member clemency panel. He is also recommending that current pardons board member Garland Hunt take Murray's former job.

May 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Man on trial for girlfriend's death

Attorneys made opening statements Thursday morning in the murder trial of Richard Geiger, who is charged in the March 2007 death of his girlfriend, Rosie Smith, in her Raintree Apartment on Saunders Avenue.

May 07, 2010 | pleon@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Friday wreck kills Fleming man

A Fleming man was killed in a vehicle accident that occurred at about 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 17 at mile marker 14, according to a report filed by the Georgia State Patrol. The report said Walter "Herman Phillips Jr., 53, died. There will be more about the accident in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 03, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for May 2

• April 7, Harassing communication, Whisper Lane

May 03, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


'Good police work' nabs escapees here

Two escapees from a Harris County jail were caught in Liberty County Monday. According to Liberty County Sheriff Chief Deputy Keith Moran, deputies were led to the duo after a series of events landed the reported escape artists in county limits, trying to cash in allegedly stolen lottery tickets. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

April 30, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Midway fire victim identified

An elderly Liberty County man was found dead in his home Friday on the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road after firefighters extinguished a structure fire that broke out just before 2 p.m., according to county fire coordinator James Ashdown.

April 26, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Elderly man found dead after Isle of Wight fire

Shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, a structure fire broke out on the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges.

April 23, 2010 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Small house fire quickly contained

It took firefighters from Hinesville's stations one and two only 10 minutes to extinguish a small house fire in the Arlington Park subdivision Monday afternoon.

April 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Ludowici PD impounds semi rig

The Ludowici Police Department is investigating two recent vehicle-related incidents.

December 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County wreck kills young man

A Glennville man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Long County.

December 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Booze ruins Thanksgiving dinners

Reports filed recently with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

December 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Woman foils apparent burglary attempt

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

December 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


$1,150 cellphone bill subject of fraud

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

December 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Voodoo part of couple's fight

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

December 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two flu-related deaths in area

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related deaths of two elderly women in the Coastal Health District – one from Chatham County and one from Effingham County.

December 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


LCSO searching for robbery suspect

Late on the evening of Nov. 22, the Grab a Bag gas station on Leroy Coffer Highway was robbed by two armed men wearing all-black clothing. They demanded money and took lottery tickets. After learning the tickets were being cashed in at other locations by three people, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Lottery investigators identified the suspects as Domania Johnson of Hinesville, Jasmine Anderson of Hinesville and Jamal Roberts. Johnson and Anderson were apprehended and face multiple charges. However, authorities still are on the lookout for Roberts. He is wanted for armed robbery by the Liberty County ...

December 05, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Vacant home used as party house, damaged

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Drug suspect allegedly tried to run over detective

Three people were arrested last week on drug charges in Liberty County, and a narcotics detective narrowly escaped injuries when a suspect he was trying to apprehend drove straight toward him.

December 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Lineman honored for rescuing firefighter

A lineman at Coastal Electric Cooperative has been recognized by a state cooperative association for saving the life of a firefighter injured during a tree-removal operation.

November 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


High-speed chase winds through Liberty

A Florida woman led several police agencies on a high-speed chase from Jasper County, SC, until she was forced off the road in Glynn County Thursday morning. She was injured but is recovering in a Jacksonville hospital.

November 27, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty DUI court wins safety grant

Liberty County State Court Judge Leon M. Braun Jr., who presides over the Liberty County DUI Court Program, recently announced that the court has received a $25,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman rats out neighbor, is wrong in allegation

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

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Flooding advisory issued for area

The National Weather Service is warning that there could be minor flooding in Bryan, Liberty and Long counties today.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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