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ATV law run over in rural areas

Despite a 2007 ruling from Georgia's attorney general that addresses the use of all-terrain vehicles on public roads, residents of rural eastern Liberty County say sheriff's deputies won't cite ATV users who are violating state law.

March 31, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety


Gunfire erupts at Midway party of 200

March 31, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Mobile gambling set up busted

  1. Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators shut down a mobile gambling operation Tuesday after receiving complaints about dice games and cash payouts.
Five Ludowici men operating a mobile gaming trailer parked at a convenience store on U.S. 301 South across from Ogeechee Technical College had set up shop, apparently offering stuffed animals as prizes, but in reality handing cash out to winners, said Capt. Todd Hutchens, Bulloch County Sheriff's chief investigator.

March 29, 2010 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Volunteer first responder up for prizes

Liberty County has a first responder in the running for America's Most Wanted All Star contest.

March 26, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Suspect killed during traffic stop

March 24, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for March 24

• March 4, Statutory rape, 302 W. Gen. Stewart Way

March 24, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Officer shoots suspect in Midway

A suspect was apparently hit by a bullet fired by a lawman in Liberty County Monday afternoon shortly after 4 p.m.

March 23, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Traffic stop in Ludowici leads to drug arrests

A Claxton man riding in a car stopped by a Long County police officer last week in Ludowici for not having headlights on eventually was arrested for drug possession.

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


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 21

• March 7, Mental subject, 1000 Islands Highway, Midway

March 22, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Danny Bryant on state Board of Public Safety

A Coastal Georgia resident has been appointed to a four-year term on the Georgia Board of Public Safety. Daniel M. "Danny" Bryant of Richmond Hill was administered the oath of office recently during the Board of Public Safety's regular meeting in Atlanta.

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


Alleged shooter still at large

A man who allegedly shot another man March 9 in Long County is still on the loose, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office.

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


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 17

• Jan. 1-March 1, Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, 565 Dunlevie Road, Allenhurst

March 17, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shooter still at large

A man who allegedly shot another man Tuesday after the two were involved in a fight is still at large, according to the Long County Sheriff's Department.

March 12, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Bus hits pickup, injuries minor

Contrary to a rumor rapidly spreading across town, a Pinewood Christian Academy bus and a pickup were not involved in a serious crash at 4:30 p.m. Monday on Highway 196. Georgia State Patrol troopers reported the almost-routine traffic accident resulted in a few minor injuries.

March 11, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


ID sought for body found in Effingham County

CLYO - Sheriff's deputies Effingham County are investigating a human skeleton found in some woods in southern Georgia.

Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor says authorities discovered the skeletal remains of an unidentified man Monday after someone called in a tip. The bones were found in woods near Clyo, 35 miles north of Savannah.

March 09, 2010 | Associated Press | Public Safety


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Wrongful death suit filed in I-16 wreck

The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern University students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter.

May 01, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety


Late Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles to be honored on Law Day

Long County will host its annual Law Day celebration Tuesday in Ludowici.

May 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Moving truck gets stuck under tree in Hinesville

A National Van Lines moving truck got stuck under a tree Wednesday afternoon.

April 30, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff seeks help catching crook

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man allegedly responsible for an armed robbery in Riceboro Sunday.

April 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici stop bags drugs, stolen goods

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Deanna DeLoach Parker, 31, of Ludowici, also has pending felony warrants from Wayne County. The wrong suspect was identified as having those pending warrants in a front-page article Wednesday.

April 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


$50 fine for using cell phone in city court

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fatal crash victims all GSU nursing students

Five Georgia Southern University students were killed in a crash early Wednesday morning on Interstate 16 in North Bryan County.

April 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Bull throws, stomps on Fort Stewart soldier

A Fort Stewart Soldier was injured Wednesday evening when he was thrown from a bull, then stomped on by the animal, at a Ludowici ranch.

April 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County fire captain dies

A Liberty County fire captain died Wednesday afternoon while driving, police said.

April 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GSU president confirms wreck claims students

Five people were killed and at least two others were seriously injured in a seven-vehicle pileup early Wednesday morning on eastbound I-16 in Bryan County that apparently was caused by a traffic jam behind an earlier crash involving a tractor-trailer and an RV.

April 22, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


$700 phone stolen from unlocked vehicle

Recent reports to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

April 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fort Stewart Police offer reward for information on vandalism

Fort Stewart Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information pertaining vandalism of several buildings and signs on post.

April 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Unlicensed driver stopped going 96 in 70 mph zone

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

April 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Murder suspect allegedly shot man in motel

The man arrested by Liberty County Sheriff's Office case Tuesday evening alleged shot a man to death April 8 in Tucker.

April 15, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire department gets new trucks

A partnership between the Department of Defense and the Georgia Forestry Commission allows local fire departments to acquire military-surplus equipment and vehicles.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


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