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Man shot in home invasion treated, released

LUDOWICI - A Long County man was shot last week in an apparent break-in at his home.

June 17, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Police don't fault parents over child drowning

A get-together turned tragic Sunday evening when a toddler drowned.

June 17, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Accused turtle theft case delayed

TYBEE ISLAND (AP) - Two people accused of stealing endangered turtles from the Tybee Island Marine Science Center are getting a short reprieve before their case goes to court.

A Municipal Court judge delayed until July 28 a preliminary hearing for Thomas Stewart II and Desiree Pulse of Hinesville. Both are charged with theft and animal cruelty.

June 17, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotters for June 14

• Driving under the influence/resisting arrest/terroristic threats

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Juvenile activity leads to arrests

Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier said when school is out and the weather is nice, it's normal to see students out, walking on the streets and playing in droves.

June 15, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Home invader shoots Ludowici man

A Long County man was shot in his home during an apparent break-in Wednesday morning.

June 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Child killer pleads to reduced charge

Facing the possibility of life plus 30 years for murder, Cortez A. Johnson accepted a plea agreement that reduced charges against him to one count of voluntary manslaughter.

June 10, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Missing child, now in his 20s possibly spotted in Hinesville Wal-Mart

Hinesville Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs is asking for help in find a long-missing person.

June 08, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Public Safety


Traffic stop leads to drug charges

LUDOWICI - A stop of a driver not wearing a seatbelt, led to a man being arrested for multiple drug charges.

June 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man pleads guilty to molestation charges

A Hinesville man pled guilty to charges of child molestation and was sentenced to prison on Monday, June 1, in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart.

June 08, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Tips, not evidence often thaw cold cases

It has been 17 years since Don Rowson's body was found inside a truck parked in the parking lot of the Gold and Silver Pawn shopping center.

June 08, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Ruling delayed in case of missing woman

LUDOWICI - A Long County court has delayed ruling on whether a woman should be presumed dead after she has been missing for a year and a half .

June 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Grant buying Long County firetruck

The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department recently received a check for $199,501 to buy a new fire tanker. These funds were approved through an Assistance to Firefighter's Grant, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's U.S. Department of Homeland Security program.

June 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Vandals hit Walthourville's Johnnie Frasier Park

Investigations continue as police follow leads to find those responsible for vandalizing Walthourville's Johnnie Frasier Park this weekend.

June 03, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Wreck kills teen on his way to prom

A teen riding with his stepfather from the Fort Stewart Youth Challenge to his senior prom in Wayne County was killed last weekend in a two-vehicle collision.

June 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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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


Soldiers risk lives to extinguish fire

Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.

July 18, 2014 | By Sgt. Alexandra Shea 1st ABCT, 3rd ID | Public Safety


Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville official's home destroyed

The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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