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Crime doesn't take a break over holidays

'Tis the season when bargain hunters are out shopping in full force, and so are those looking for "steals."

December 16, 2008 | Alena Parker | Public Safety


Fire victims identified

An early morning fire claimed the life of a Hinesville man and woman.Friday.

December 14, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Daytime crime on rise

Although people are normally on the lookout for burglaries and break-ins during night hours, Hinesville residents need to be aware of a recent string of daytime burglaries.

December 13, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Two Long County teens injured in accident

A Long County teenager had to be airlifted to a Savannah hospital Sunday after the four-wheeler he rode collided with a van on Stewart Hodges Loop. According to Long County Sheriff's Department deputies, the van and the four-wheeler collided head on at about 1 p.m. Sunday. The driver of the four-wheeler, a 16-year-old boy, hit the windshield of the van, while his passenger, a 14-year-old girl, was thrown off the vehicle. Neither teen wore a helmet. Both teens were taken to Memorial Health Medical Center, the boy by LifeStar, the girl by ambulance.The driver of the van ...

December 09, 2008 | Staff reports | Public Safety


Businessman backs volunteer firefighters

Hinesville Liberty Tire & Brake owner Danny Wedincamp recently donated $500to the Eastern District Fire and Rescue Department.

December 06, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire leaves mother, son with nothing

LUDOWICI - A Long County woman and her 3-year-old son, have lost everything and are homeless after a fire near Glennville Thursday morning.

December 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Juvenile arrested after threats at school

Six days after threatening to shoot people at Bradwell Institute a 16-year-old male student was arrested and charged with terroristic threats according to HPD Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

December 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Long's 911 rebuilding after spring storm

According to Long County Commissioner Mike McGowan, an architect and the final plans for the new communication center in Darien were nearly finalized at a Long County E-911 meeting last month

December 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


More arrests for drugs

Nov.8 Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies, patrolling the area around Dunlevie Road, stopped Cordere Wilcox because his car was allegedly weaving. MACE agents were called to assist when the deputies said Wilcox was found in possession of 17 Xanaflex pills. Deputies said Wilcox stepped out of the car and gave the impression he was about to flee, but reconsidered and began to cooperate.

December 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


MACE bust finds high-powered pot

Nov. 1

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Motorcycle crash kills Midway man

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Trey Miller, Efrain Lozada-Gonzalez, 43, was killed in a motorcycle accident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 84 not far from Bill Carter Road in Midway.

November 29, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Teens lead officers on high-speed chase

LUDOWICI - An officer's attempt to cite someone for night hunting in Long County turned into a high-speed chase through a large portion of the county.

November 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robber being sought in R Hill

The Richmond Hill Police Department is asking the public for help in finding an alleged armed robber.Here's the press release: "The Richmond Hill Police Department is seeking information in regards to an armed robbery that occurred on Nov. 9 around 6:15-6:30 p.m. The robbery occurred at Motel 6 in Richmond Hill. The suspect was described as a black male, between 5 feet, 10 inches 6 feet, 2 inches, with a thin build. He was wearing a black ski cap, black sweater, and black pants. He was brandishing a black revolver.

Anyone with information please contact ...

November 26, 2008 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


GBI investigating Pembroke death

Authorities reportedly believe a Pembroke man has been murdered.

November 26, 2008 | By Gina Sutherland Bryan County News | Public Safety


Accident claims second life

A second life was claimed as the result of a single-vehicle accident on Oct. 29, off Brights Lake Road outside of Flemington.

November 22, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Flashflood watch in effect in area

A flashflood watch has been issued for Liberty County and the rest of our area by the National Weather Service.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Missing phone leads to owner's arrest

An April 7 incident put in motion by a missing cellphone report ended with the phone's owner, a Macon woman, being arrested in Hinesville for obstruction of justice.

April 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Victim in on-post wreck was civilian

One man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart, and two soldiers were injured, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fatal accident on Fort Stewart

A Wednesday afternoon wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart has left one man dead and caused two other injuries, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Toddler hit by car is OK

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

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


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 16

March 9: Matter of record - A woman was appalled to find a pack of malicious dogs had mauled her cat outside her Lake George home. The woman said she heard the pack of dogs barking and thought they might have chased her cat up a tree. But she found her cat lying severely injured on the ground.

April 16, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shots at Cobra Circle home were inside

Gunfire erupted around 5 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville, and one person was transported to a Savannah hospital after being cut when he reportedly threw himself through a window.

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


Jail escapee caught after 3 months on lam

Chad Dasher, who had been on the run since escaping from the Tattnall County jail Jan. 24, was caught early Tuesday morning, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles.

April 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici hires new police chief

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday formally hired James Steiner as the new police chief. He had been serving as the interim chief since January.

April 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


EMA/911 host open house

Several families took the time to learn more about their county emergency services by touring the Liberty County EMA office and 911 call center during an open house Wednesday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Shot fired into home, man injured fleeing

One man was injured when he was trying not to get hit by multiple gunshots fired at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville this morning.

April 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Girl hit by car outside birthday party

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

April 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 11

March 9: Arrest with a warrant - A male passenger was placed under arrest when a check of his license showed he had an outstanding warrant. The man had failed to appear in court in Chatham County.

April 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


AARP holding safe-drivers class Wednesday

AARP will hold a safe-drivers class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Grace Christian Church on Highway 84.

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 9

March 7: • Aggravated cruelty to animals - A distraught grandfather reported that someone had shot his granddaughter's 15-month old Labrador retriever. The incident took place on John Wells Road.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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