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Good neighbors help deter crime

Deputy Lt. Danny Pittman, with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, misses the days when American families - no matter where they lived - were close to their neighbors and could count on them in times of need. And he and others in law enforcement are working to bring back that feeling of community to make neighborhoods in Hinesville and across Liberty County safer. The Coastal Courier ran the first of a two part series on neighborhood watches and cutting crime in the area in Wednesday's edition. The second part will run Friday. Pick up a copy of the paper to ...

March 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Robbers who shot manager got nothing

Hinesville police detectives confirmed Thursday nothing was stolen in an armed robbery that put a Domino's store manager in the hospital with gunshot wounds to the arm and chest.

February 26, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Feb. 26

Feb. 12, Battery (FVA), cruelty toward child third degree, 300 Brantley Drive

February 26, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman's death draws murder charge 6 months later

A former Long County Department of Family and Children's Services worker recently was charged with killing her sister, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Investigator Nickey Anderson.

February 24, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway man killed in wreck

A Midway man was killed Monday night in a single-vehicle accident in the Lake George area.

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


Pizzeria worker shot during robbery

Ray Huff, 51, of Hinesville was shot through a closed door during a robbery that occurred at 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Domino's pizza store at 327 W. Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The complete story is in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

February 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Thursday fire toll was five injured

Five people, including a 7-year-old boy, were taken to area hospitals after an apartment fire in Hinesville Thursday night.

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


Senators announce Riceboro grant

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced that the Riceboro Fire and Rescue Department will receive a $19,214 grant as part of the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

February 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Murder charge leveled in Long County

Rosie Payne, 54, of Ludowici was charged with murder on Tuesday in the death of Doris Warshup, 50.

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


Baytree Apartments fire injures four

A fire Thursday night in Hinesville sent four people to hospitals. The number of injured was initially reported as two.

February 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Murder trial postponed, not reset yet

Tuesday morning's jury trial for suspected killer Richard Earl Geiger was postponed until a future date. Geiger's public defender, Brett Williams, had to leave the court room when he received notification of a family health issue. Geiger allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Rosie L. Smith, to death after a domestic dispute and reportedly hid her body in the closet of her Raintree Apartments home in March 2007. There are more details about this story in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

February 17, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Missing Savannah teen found in Liberty

February 17, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici rehires police chief

The Ludowici City Council voted during a Feb. 3 special meeting to rehire former Police Chief Richard Robertson.

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


GSP post receives two radar guns

Georgia State Patrol Post 11 in Hinesville recently received two Genesis II Select radar guns, donated by the Darien Police Department. Chief Donnie Howard, who heads DPD, was instrumental in making the donation, said GSP post commander Sgt. Thornell King.

February 17, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Feb. 17

• Feb. 8, Aggravated assault, 217 Bradwell St.

February 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Ludowici PD impounds semi rig

The Ludowici Police Department is investigating two recent vehicle-related incidents.

December 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County wreck kills young man

A Glennville man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Long County.

December 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Booze ruins Thanksgiving dinners

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

December 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Woman foils apparent burglary attempt

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

December 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


$1,150 cellphone bill subject of fraud

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

December 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Voodoo part of couple's fight

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

December 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two flu-related deaths in area

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related deaths of two elderly women in the Coastal Health District – one from Chatham County and one from Effingham County.

December 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


LCSO searching for robbery suspect

Late on the evening of Nov. 22, the Grab a Bag gas station on Leroy Coffer Highway was robbed by two armed men wearing all-black clothing. They demanded money and took lottery tickets. After learning the tickets were being cashed in at other locations by three people, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Lottery investigators identified the suspects as Domania Johnson of Hinesville, Jasmine Anderson of Hinesville and Jamal Roberts. Johnson and Anderson were apprehended and face multiple charges. However, authorities still are on the lookout for Roberts. He is wanted for armed robbery by the Liberty County ...

December 05, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Vacant home used as party house, damaged

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Drug suspect allegedly tried to run over detective

Three people were arrested last week on drug charges in Liberty County, and a narcotics detective narrowly escaped injuries when a suspect he was trying to apprehend drove straight toward him.

December 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Lineman honored for rescuing firefighter

A lineman at Coastal Electric Cooperative has been recognized by a state cooperative association for saving the life of a firefighter injured during a tree-removal operation.

November 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


High-speed chase winds through Liberty

A Florida woman led several police agencies on a high-speed chase from Jasper County, SC, until she was forced off the road in Glynn County Thursday morning. She was injured but is recovering in a Jacksonville hospital.

November 27, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty DUI court wins safety grant

Liberty County State Court Judge Leon M. Braun Jr., who presides over the Liberty County DUI Court Program, recently announced that the court has received a $25,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman rats out neighbor, is wrong in allegation

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

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Flooding advisory issued for area

The National Weather Service is warning that there could be minor flooding in Bryan, Liberty and Long counties today.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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