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Donate old cars to keep kids safe

The city of Hinesville, in conjunction with Find the Children, is sponsoring "Cars for Kids," an amnesty event for inoperable vehicles and vessels, from Nov. 6 through Dec. 6.

November 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Officers get scoop on car seats

Law enforcement officers from all over the area met Tuesday in Ludowici to learn about car seat regulations and guidelines.

November 01, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Shooting leaves one dead

One person has been killed and two more injured in a shooting in Hinesville Friday night.

October 30, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Grant to add four officers to HPD

Residents could soon see more police in their neighborhoods. The Hinesville Police Department has received a $494,624 Community Oriented Policing Services hiring program grant on Sept. 30 to fill four police officer positions.

October 29, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Bond set for mom accused of endangering child

Bond has been set for Tiffany Kazee, who is facing child cruelty charges after she allegedly brought her 2-year-old daughter to a Long County mobile home that became the scene of a shootout.

October 29, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Suspicious odor report briefly closes Main Street

A passerby's report of a suspicious odor near the Liberty County Courthouse at about 10 a.m. Wednesday shut down Main Street between M.L. King Jr. Drive and Pine Street; however, nothing turned up during a search of the area.

October 27, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Area officers complete courses

Officer Raymond Govero of the Ludowici Police Department and Cpl. Sascha Krumnow of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office recently completed an advanced roadside impaired driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

October 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


More details on Midway bank robbery

The Heritage Bank on Butler Avenue in Midway was robbed around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Special Agent Stephen Emmett with the Atlanta Division of the FBI. The FBI is handling the investigation.

October 22, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Car smashes into west Hinesville house

A car smashed into a house on Highway 196 in west Hinesville shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, tearing away a corner of the home's kitchen and narrowly missing a woman and her great-granddaughter, who had been watching television in the living room.

October 22, 2010 | By Seraine Page Sta\ | Public Safety


Teen killed in Hwy. 84 wreck Tuesday

A two-car accident Tuesday night on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville killed a teenager and injured another man.

October 22, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Heritage Bank Midway branch robbed

The Heritage Bank on Butler Avenue in Midway reportedly was robbed Thursday morning, but local officials are not commenting or releasing details, saying the investigation has been turned over to the FBI.

October 21, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. man guilty of drug distribution

SAVANNAH - After a one-day trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court returned a guilty verdict Wednesday against Andre Jamaal Guyton of Ludowici on two counts of distributing controlled substances in Liberty County. The case was tried before District Judge William T. Moore Jr. at the U.S. Courthouse in Savannah.

October 18, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman found dead in home

A woman, who, along with her four children, survived a vehicle fire Sept. 9, was found dead Wednesday in her Hinesville home, Hinesville Police Det. Kyle Lairamore said.

October 13, 2010 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Suspect arrested for Sept. 7 robbery

An arrest has been made in connection with a Sept. 7 robbery at Clyde's Market in the 1100 block of East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway. A store clerk was Tasered twice during that incident.

October 13, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Keep kids safe on Halloween

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays for children because they can dress up in costumes and act out of character. However, as the sun goes down and trick-or-treaters start roaming the streets of your neighborhood, there are several things to worry about as a parent or guardian. Potentially hazardous costumes or accessories, tainted candy and crossing the street at night without supervision are only a few concerns that should be addressed prior to a child leaving the house.

October 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Soldier granted bond on murder charge

Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart set bond at $50,000 for Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Ray Mealy during a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in connection with the death of Nathaniel Brown in early June.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Ludowici PD recognizes officers

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell recently recognized several members of his department during Police Officer Appreciation Week.

July 02, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Now legal fireworks worry health officials

Today, sales of fireworks become legal in Georgia.

July 01, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety


Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence

The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier, who pleaded guilty to the crime in early June, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Car, logging truck collide in Riceboro

An early Monday morning collision between a car and a logging truck in Riceboro sent a Brunswick man to the hospital.

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


Tips on not being hit by lightning

ATLANTA - Since 2000, lightning has been one of the most-common weather-related killers in Georgia, second only to tornadoes.

June 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


GBI investigating Long County death; foul play is not suspected

The Long County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the Wednesday-afternoon death of a Long County man.

June 25, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Second Ludowici fire raises suspicions

A second fire in Ludowici overnight Thursday has raised suspicions, but so far no link has been determined, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office arson investigator.

June 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici fire displaces 5 people

A mobile-home fire Wednesday night in Ludowici displaced five people, but no one was injured, authorities said.

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


Little dog shot, maybe by a neighbor

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

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County Fire Department Still on the Job, Despite Reports

Despite rumors, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department is still providing service to the citizens, Assistant Fire Chief Randy Combs said Monday.

June 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Mother enters plea in her daughter’s death

Candice Nicole Boles entered a plea of guilty of cruelty to children in the first degree, a felony, and guilty of cruelty to children in the second degree, admitting she played a role in the death of her daughter Andraia Boles, who was 3 at the time of her murder in February 2013.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Good Samaritan, or pool poisoner?

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

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Wayne County baseball standout dies in wreck

A standout Wayne County High School baseball player died in a wreck Saturday afternoon as he was traveling to Georgia Southern University, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said.

June 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle and Lewis Levine Correspondents | Public Safety


Vehicle strikes Walthourville home

A vehicle struck a home in the 700 block of Talmadge Road in Walthourville on Wednesday night, authorities said.

June 18, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


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