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Liberty gets money for drug court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced recently that Liberty County has received $203,000 in funding through the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. The grant will be used to start the Liberty County Drug Court program which will target all adult offenders with a drug or substance abuse problem.

September 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Wreck kills one soldier, injures another

One man was killed, one injured in a single-vehicle accident in Long County Saturday night.

September 27, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Drowning victim identified

A man found submerged in a creek behind his home near Midway Thursday evening has been identified as Thomas Eugene Grier, 76, according to a Liberty County Sheriff Department incident report.

September 25, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Judges furlough selves

Judge Paul Rose with the Atlantic Judicial Circuit of Superior Courts visited with community leaders at Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting and talked about his experiences on the bench. He also offered an update on the state of the local court systems.

September 25, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Drowning suspected on Isle of Wight

An elderly man was found submerged in water Thursday afternoon in a pond on the Isle of Wight.

Liberty County Coroner Reginald Pierce confirmed that a man was found in a pond on the west side of the marsh community, but he was unsure what caused the death. He said it was too early to release the name of the victim.

September 24, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Sept. 23

Aug. 22, Doing business without a license, 791 EG Miles Parkway

September 23, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman accused of stealing at nursing home

LUDOWICI - An employee of Coastal Manor Long Term Care Facility was arrested Friday and has been charged with stealing from the nursing home and several of its residents.

September 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


No bond for soldier accused of murder

No decision has yet been made to seek the death penalty in the case of Edison A. Ortiz, who was charged last month in the shooting deaths of his in-laws.

September 18, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Sept. 16

Indecent exposure, Aug. 21, Intersection of Kelly and Debbie drives

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 16

Aug. 20, Driving while license suspended or revoked, obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Cigarette believed to have started fatal fire

A retired sailor and merchant marine, who had recently returned to his native Liberty County, died in a fire at his home Monday afternoon.

September 16, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Gum Branch fire victim identified

An elderly Gum Branch resident died during a fire at his home Monday afternoon.

September 14, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Thursday wreck injures Long resident

A Long County man is in fair condition after rolling his truck this Thursday evening.

According Long County Deputy Tom Sollosi, at about 6:30 p.m. David Michael Woodard of Long County was driving south on Rufus Davis Road, when he apparently lost control of his pickup as he rounded a curve. The truck rolled and landed upside down, entrapping Woodard.

September 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Wreck kills one soldier, injures another

A wreck Thursday morning shut down a portion of Highway 144 and claimed one life, according to Fort Stewart military police.

September 11, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Two men arrested at Fort Stewart gate

A man riding in the trunk of a car and the man who drove the car were arrested by military police around 2 p.m. Tuesday as they were trying to enter the front gate at Fort Stewart.

September 11, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


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Storm watch issued for area

On top of the heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service in our area today, it now has a severe thunderstorm watch in effect.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Blotter: July 6-11

These were the recent police reports in Hinesville:

July 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 27

Here are some recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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


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