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Teen struck by lightning at practice

BELLVILLE - A teenage boy was struck by lightning and seriously injured during football practice at a private school in rural Evans County, authorities said Thursday.

August 14, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville woman hurt in I-95 wreck

Angel C. Wilson, 19, of Hinesville, was injured in a single-car accident on Wednesday.

August 14, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Arrests pending in bus stop shooting

Hinesville Police said Thursday they have identified multiple suspects and that arrests were pending in Tuesday's shooting near a school bus stop on Pointe South Drive.

August 14, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Fatal wreck also injured passenger

A fatal, one-car wreck that claimed the life of Kelly Moore, 19, of Liberty County, at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, also injured her passenger, J.D. Yeomans, 22.

August 14, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Flash flood watch issued for area

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of Southeast Georgia and South Carolina, including Liberty, Bryan and Long counties.

August 13, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Early morning crash kills teen

Kelly Moore, 19, of Liberty County was killed early this morning in a single-car wreck on Highway 196.

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper T. Gaskin, Moore was traveling east on Highway 196, when she lost control of her automobile near the Rye Patch Road intersection. Gaskin said Moore's car crossed the highway, flipped and hit a pine tree.

August 12, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shots fired at kids getting off bus

Shots were fired at a group of middle and high school students as they got off a bus in the 200 block of Pointe South Drive Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured.

August 12, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE makes several drug arrests

July 5

August 12, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Search for Pembroke woman suspended

The search for the elderly North Bryan woman who has been missing since July 18 has been suspended. According to Bryan County Emergency Management Director Jim Anderson, officials are now to the point that "we literally do not know where else to look."

July 28, 2009 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Fire claims deejay, family's home

Local radio personality and entrepreneur, Lissette Flores, aka DJ L' Boogie, husband Frank 'Nitty' Tolbert and his 4-year-old son, Zamir Smiley, were lucky to have escaped a fire that broke out near 2 a.m. Monday morning at their Fleming residence.

July 27, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Fire destroys Ludowici home

LUDOWICI - A Long County man and his wife lost their home to a fire Friday morning, according to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Darrell Ballance.

July 27, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


FBI sees no connection in bank robberies

According to Stephen Emmett with the Atlanta FBI, there have been no advances or arrests made in connection with The Heritage Bank robbery in Midway a few weeks ago.

July 24, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Local thwarts scam attempt

As the FBI reports a new scam spreading through the country, a Riceboro woman reports she was approached, but didn't fall for an well-worn scheme.

July 24, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Local agencies hellp U.S. marshals in sweep

Members of the Liberty County Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office assisted the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in a succesful raid under operation Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. The operation led to the arrests of 326 people in the region, 1,927 statewide and 190 nationally during the second week of July.

July 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Molester pleads guilty, gets 10 years probation

A 48-year-old Hinesville woman accused of molesting an 8-year-old relative entered a guilty plea before Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart and received a 10-year probated sentence Thursday.

July 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Long deputy completes training

FORSYTH - Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff's Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff adds, promotes personnel

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Chief Deputy Jon Long and jail administrator Jeff Hein officiated the swearing-in ceremony for several new deputies Wednesday morning at the Liberty County Justice Center.

September 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Ludowici thefts raise concerns, LPD gets new car

The Ludowici Police Department recently added another police car to its fleet.

September 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Drunk husband, wife argue over dinner

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

September 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Couple argues over unborn child; deputy called in

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

September 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long health board hears of virus that hits kids

The Long County Board of Health recently was told that people need to be aware of a respiratory virus that predominantly attacks children.

September 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Online relationship leads to alleged theft

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

September 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Pin reportedly found in bread at RH store

A straight pin reportedly was found in a loaf of bread bought last week at Kroger in Richmond Hill, according to a Richmond Hill Police Department report.

September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


ATV stolen from shop

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

September 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Area law-enforcement agencies make burglary bust

A Fort Stewart custodian faces charges of burglarizing numerous homes in Liberty and Long counties. The suspect, Khalil Abdullah, is at the Liberty County jail in Hinesville.

September 19, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Jury quickly reaches Boles guilty verdict

The jury didn't deliberate long in the state's case against Torres Boles. The six men and six woman took less than an hour Wednesday to find the Hinesville man guilty of felony murder, three charges of cruelty to children and one charge of deprivation of a child - his own daughter, Andraia Boles, who was 3 years old at the time of her death.

September 19, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fight may or may not have involved gun

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


'If you leave me, I'll total my car...'

Here are a couple reports filed recently with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Home invaders cut woman's face

Recent reports to the Hinesville Police Department include:

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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