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New Year's relatively quiet here

Although fireworks-related injuries on New Year's Eve usually are par for the course throughout the United States, Liberty County didn't have any incidents that involved people being rushed to the emergency room.

January 05, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Public Safety


Bogus exercise equipment seized

SAVANNAH - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they intercepted and seized 1,783 pieces of counterfeit exercise equipment imported from China at the port of Savannah.

January 04, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Officials step up DUI patrols

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office's warning is clear: Absolutely do not drink and drive this weekend.

December 31, 2010 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Apparent kidnapping ends in Liberty

A woman was forced into the trunk of her car Wednesday night in Richmond Hill and driven to Liberty County, according to police.

December 31, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici PD has first female investigator

Many years ago, Long County law enforcement entities primarily were known for speed traps. They've come a long way, though. Today, both the Long County Sheriff's Office and the Ludowici Police Department have shed that image and have established themselves as professional departments respected in the surrounding area and in the state.

December 30, 2010 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman reportedly abducted in Richmond Hill

A woman was reportedly forced into the trunk of her car Wednesday night in Richmond Hill and driven to Liberty County, according to police.

December 30, 2010 | Hallie D. Martin hmartin@bryancountynews.net | Public Safety


Fleming, Riceboro post offices robbed

Two post offices - one in Riceboro, one in Fleming - were both robbed and vandalized between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

December 29, 2010 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Russian roulette ends in tragedy

Hinesville Police Department detectives are investigating a game of Russian roulette that reportedly turned deadly early Friday morning.

December 29, 2010 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Teenager wounded by gunfire

An altercation over a girl may have led to the shooting of a teenager Tuesday night in Hinesville.

December 24, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Dec. 24

Dec. 15: • Cruelty to an animal, Timber Ridge Trail

December 24, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Officials stress fire safety

Between rising utility costs and shrinking incomes, more people are exploring alternate means of heating their homes. However, when folks misuse electric appliances or are careless around open flames they risk starting fires. Local fire investigators offered these tips for keeping safe this Christmas and all winter long.

December 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff Writer | Public Safety


Fire claims Long family's home, gilfts

A vacationing Long County man lost his home and his family's Christmas presents when his residence on the 200 block of Archer Road, just off Elam Road, was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.

December 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici officer cleared in shooting

A Ludowici police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing regarding his actions in the recent apprehension and nonfatal shooting of a burglary suspect.

December 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver arrested for fatal wreck

The driver involved in a fatal accident on Oct. 19 has been arrested without incident and charged with first degree vehicular homicide.

December 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two more arrests for Long burglaries

Two men were arrested this week for an Oct. 30 home invasion and armed robbery in Ludowici; one of them also is a suspect in a Dec. 7 break-in. Two other suspects in the Oct. 30 incident are still on the loose and one is considered armed and dangerous.

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


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Hinesville police investigate stabbing of man

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the stabbing of a man during a domestic dispute.

July 31, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Identity of soldier killed in crash released

Police released the identity Thursday of a Fort Stewart soldier killed in a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon in Hinesville.

July 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Officer remembers slain robbery victim

Hinesville police Officer James Williams is heartbroken over the death of Hakeem Lamar Clark, the 21-year-old city resident who was gunned down Saturday night during ...

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments

The following indictments were recently handed up by the Liberty County Grand Jury:

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


McGruff visits Long County Library

Kids from all over the area got a treat recently as they met McGruff the Crime Dog at the Long County Library.

July 28, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Tinted windows, cardboard tag lead to arrests

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

July 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three plead not guilty to murder charges

Three men accused of gunning down Macon-area rapper Markese Mahone recently were in Liberty County Superior Court, each pleaded not guilty during their formal arraignments.

July 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville man shot to death in Savannah robbery

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Hinesville man during a reported robbery in the parking lot of a post office ...

July 26, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Crash victims identified, driver to be ticketed

Six people were injured in a two-car accident on Leroy Coffer Highway Thursday afternoon, according to GSP Trooper Harry Middleton.

July 24, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fleming wreck ejected toddler; soldier stopped to help

More details were released Friday on the Thursday-afternoon wreck that injured six people, including two toddlers.

July 23, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office Blotters

June 1

July 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Murder suspects plead to voluntary manslaughter

A murder suspect entered a plea of guilty of manslaughter that resulted in the stabbing death of Davis Williams Jr., in January 2013.

July 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Georgia announces recall of Aspen Foods chicken products

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Aspen Foods stuffed chicken products distributed in Georgia because of potential ...

July 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


LCSO runs safety checkpoints on 4th weekend

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he wanted to ensure citizens had a safe Fourth of July weekend. His department's patrol unit was out ...

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville police seek public’s help in Parker’s robbery

Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in solving a strong-arm robbery that occurred last week at Parker's convenience store.

July 15, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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