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Man arrested here for New Jersey murder

Hinesville police arrested a New Jersey man wanted for murder early Friday morning.

September 09, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Ludowici PD hosts traffic cop training

The Ludowici Police Department hosted the Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network's monthly meeting on Aug. 25 at the Ludowici Church of God. The Heritage Bank sponsored the event.

September 07, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldier charged in Swainsboro shootings

Edison A. Ortiz, 24, a private with 1-64 Armor Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division on Fort Stewart, has been charged with two counts of malice murder.

September 04, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Gangs may be growing in area

Like many social trends, gang activity in Liberty County is consistently evolving and expanding, according to HPD Gang Violence Det. Tracey Howard.

September 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 1

Aug. 12, Marijuana – possession of drug related items/narcotic equipment, 1396 Shaw Road

September 02, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Collision results in minor injuries

Five Liberty County residents suffered minor injuries after a head-on collision Friday night in Long County.

September 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Disagreement doesn't stall out E-911 opening

LUDOWICI -- According to Long County Commissioner David Richardson, the start-up date for the Long County/McIntosh County Wiregrass E-911 Project is still on schedule.

August 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man drowns in Long County

LUDOWICI - A Glennville man drowned Monday while fishing with his wife in northeast Long County.

August 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Aug. 28

Aug. 4

August 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff returns from annual training

Sheriffs are the chief law enforcement officers of each Georgia county and have many mandated responsibilities by state law. They provide courthouse security, operate jails, transport inmates and mental patients, perform traffic and law enforcement functions and register sex offenders.

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


Four more charged in bus-stop shooting

Hinesville Police detectives arrested four individuals Monday morning in connection with a shooting near a bus stop on Aug. 11 on Pointe South Drive.

August 26, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotters for Aug. 26

Aug. 6

August 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici churches burglarized

LUDOWICI - During the past six weeks, four Ludowici churches have been broken into. The most recent crime occurred last week.

August 26, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici businesses complying with liquor law

LUDOWICI -- During its August meeting, the Ludowici City Council heard a report by Ludowici Police Officer Frankie Goff on illegal alcohol sales.

August 26, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


After-school shooting probe continues

The Hinesville Police Department continues to investigate the shooting that occurred on Pointe South Drive on Aug. 11.

August 21, 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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