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Towers up at old airport, in Midway

The update of the public safety communications equipment is coming along as expected, according to county officials.

February 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


High court weighs 'emotional' testimony in death penalty cases

ATLANTA - Just before a jury began debating how to punish the man convicted of killing her sister, Kellie Wiggins took the witness stand and urged them not to forget one thing about the victim: "No one gave compassion to her. No one fought for her life."

February 08, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Long Co. likely to see dry spring, more fires

Long County is likely to see a dry spring and more drought-related fires. At the county commission's Tuesday meeting, Georgia Forestry Commission acting Chief Ranger Paul Robertson said the area has already experienced a substantial increase in the number of forest fires this fiscal year in comparison to last year's total.

February 08, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Training officers experience Taser firsthand

The Ludowici Police Department hosted Taser training at its station last week to certify new officers and recertify the veterans.

February 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Local sheriffs help to fuel GSP

Liberty and Long's county sheriffs donated money to Georgia State Patrol Post 11 Thursday to help troopers keep drunk drivers off county roads by making sure the local GSP can afford to fill its patrol cars' gas tanks.

February 04, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Cabbie reportedly pistol-whipped

A Hinesville Yellow Cab driver was allegedly robbed, pistol-whipped and kidnapped Sunday, according to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Lyle Thurmond.

February 04, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Catch up with the new sheriff

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes made time to speak with the Coastal Courier this week about his first 60 days in office. Sikes, the son and grandson of former Liberty County sheriffs, was sworn into office Dec. 7. He told the Courier he has been getting to know his staff, the county's elected officials and administrators and meeting with other local law enforcement agencies.

February 02, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

Jan. 6, 2011

February 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Driver who allegedly caused fatal wreck charged with separate DUI

A driver charged with vehicular homicide last month for allegedly causing a fatal accident in October has been arrested for driving under the influence, according to a Hinesville Police report.

January 31, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


More cops patrolling Fort Stewart

The multiple arms of the law wasted no time snatching up speeders on Fort Stewart's roads this week.

January 29, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Teacher alleged to have solicited student

A Lewis Frasier Middle School sixth grade math teacher was arrested on Dec. 10, on charges of criminal intent to entice a child for indecent purposes and child molestation, Hinesville Police Det. Melvin Kesner has confirmed.

January 28, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge and Seraine Page Staff writers | Public Safety


Troy Davis appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

SAVANNAH - Attorneys for Troy Anthony Davis are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a federal judge who decided last year the Georgia death row inmate failed to clear his name after getting a rare chance to prove his innocence.

January 25, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


County to crack down on repeat DUI offenders

Liberty County is cracking the whip even harder on repeat DUI offenders starting next Thursday.

January 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Man allegedly impersonated MP

A Fort Stewart soldier recently was arrested for impersonating a police officer after he allegedly told authorities he was an MP following an accident involving his automobile.

January 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged drug deal ends in shooting

A South Carolina man was injured earlier this week in Midway when a suspected drug deal went wrong.

January 21, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Long arm of law catches fugitive here

A fugitive from Florida recently fell into arms of law enforcement here, literally.

September 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fatal-shooting victim was 3rd ID cavalry scout

The soldier who was fatally shot Saturday night in Long County, like the soldier charged in connection with the incident, was a cavalry scout in ...

September 01, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici Police arrest shoplifter

A Long County man was arrested by the Ludowici Police Department on Aug. 10 after he allegedly stole some items from a local store.

August 31, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldier held without bond in death of fellow soldier

Fort Stewart soldier Hunter Jack Kelly, 20, died of a gunshot wound after a fellow soldier handled a weapon that discharged and struck him in ...

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


GBI: Soldier is fatally shot during gathering at Long County home

A gathering Saturday night at a Long County home turned deadly when a Fort Stewart soldier was shot and killed.

August 30, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Erika dissipates near Cuba

Erika is no longer considered a tropical system, the National Hurricane Center announced Saturday morning.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes

Tropical Storm Erika appears to be less and less of a threat to coastal Georgia as time goes on.

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County hires new fire chief

The Long County Board of Commissioners selected McIntosh County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Deverger to be the next chief of the Ludowici/Long County ...

August 28, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Brunswick man pleads to stealing turtle eggs — again

A Brunswick man apparently can't keep his hands off turtle eggs.

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Erika's track shifts west

Tropical Storm Erika's track shifted to the west overnight, meaning that the storm is likely to make landfall in Florida before making its way ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Some Jansal Valley macadamia nuts recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley raw macadamia nuts distributed in Georgia because of potential ...

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Erika's winds affect Virgin Islands

A National Hurricane Center track posted Thursday night includes all of coastal Georgia, as well as Florida's entire Atlantic coast, in Tropical Storm Erica ...

August 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Wreck shuts down Walthourville road for hours

A tractor-trailer hauling logs struck a car Wednesday afternoon at Talmadge Road and E.B. Cooper Highway in Walthourville, police said.

August 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Firearm stolen out of vehicle

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

August 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


New tropical storm on horizon

On the heels of Hurricane Danny dissipating over the weekend, the National Hurricane Center warns that Tropical Storm Erika is following the earlier storm's ...

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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