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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


Stabbing victim identified

Fort Stewart authorities released the name of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was stabbed to death Dec. 8.

December 17, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Stewart MP charged in youth sex sting

A Fort Stewart military police officer was arrested in a sex sting operation Friday for allegedly soliciting underage sex online.

December 16, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Woman tries to shoplift pregnancy test

Recent reports filed by Hinesville police officers include:

September 03, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


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


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