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Trash fire puts on show

Shoppers at Wal-Mart got more than they bargained for Saturday afternoon as smoke filled the sky behind the store and flames shot nearly 100 feet in the air.

October 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Legion trying to help hurricane victims

INDIANAPOLIS - The American Legion sped up its process to assist Legionnaires and Sons of the American Legion members who have been victimized by Hurricanes Ike or Gustav. Financial grants are available through the organization's National Emergency Fund.

October 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Bond denied in hatchet attack case

Wallace James, the man allegedly responsible for a double homicide in Riceboro on Aug. 28, was denied bond Monday morning in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Woman says relations with ex-lover not consensual

Despite having earlier relations with John E. Schneider, a Sunbury area woman testified Wednesday that they did not engage in consensual sexual relations on the night that resulted in charges being filed against Schneider.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


County opens courtroom in jail

During the September mid-month county commissioners meeting last Tuesday, officials said they liked the idea of moving some inmate hearings from the downtown courthouse to the courtroom housed in the Liberty County jail.

October 11, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Sunbury rape trial begins

The jury was selected and testimony began Tuesday in Liberty County Superior Court in the trial of a man accused of raping a Sunbury woman. The case, which has been likened to a crime novel, was once described as the trial of the century by attorneys. This trial and others that may follow promise several twists and turns.

October 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff commended for support of youth home

Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin recently received an award of appreciation from the Georgia Sheriff's Association and Youth Homes representative Sid Roberts, thanking the sheriff for the support he lends to the Georgia Youth Homes.

October 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Long Co., MACE make 15 drug arrests

LUDOWICI -- On Sept. 16, the Long County Sheriff's Department and the Long/Liberty MACE Drug Task Force arrested 15 alleged drug dealers.

October 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire burns home, spreads to woods

LUDOWICI - A fire that started in a mobile home destroyed the residence, and then moved into the surrounding woods this past Friday in Long County.

October 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Teen drowns in apartment pool

A Savannah teen drowned Saturday afternoon while swimming in a Hinesville pool with his brother.

September 18, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Robber assault clerk to hit antique store

LUDOWICI - A man employed at an antique store here was assaulted and then the store was robbed Friday.

September 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Student allegedly caught with pot at middle school

A middle school student was reportedly arrested after being found in possession of suspected marijuana at school.

September 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Father, son killed in Effingham shootings

While authorities search for the gunman in an apparent triple shooting that has left two people dead and another critically wounded, friends and longtime associates are trying to figure out why a prominent Effingham County businessman and his son were killed.

September 10, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Public Safety


Immigrant raid apparent leads to $300,000 forfeiture

The forfeiture of $300,000 to the federal government appears to be part of an agreement resulting from a January raid on the China Super Buffet.

September 09, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Public Safety


Georgia participats in 'Hands Across Border'

ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol and members of the Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance Division will join their law enforcement counterparts in neighboring states next week to encourage safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday travel period.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Hinesville PD blotter for April 21

March 10: Suspicious activity - A Robin Hood Drive woman told police a man claiming to be a sheriff's office deputy called her and said she had missed jury duty and needed to pay $900 to avoid an arrest.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


ATV crash victim identified

The man killed in Sundays ATV accident in Walthourville has been identified as Dwayne Cornell Chapman, 30 of Hinesville.

April 21, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Boating accident leads to homicide indictment

A man indicted for boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he caused the August death of Shana Crozier, 25, was in Bryan County Jail after he was denied bond Thursday.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 21

March 9: Simple battery/obstructing or hindering law enforcement/ obstructing or hindering persons making emergency - A woman called the police to her boyfriend's Coastal Highway residence after they fought and she reported he held her against her will. The woman said the fight began when she was gathering her belongings and calling her daughter to come pick her up.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Jesup man runs in front of truck, killed

Brandon Hill, 27, of Jesup, was killed Thursday afternoon when he ran into the path of a cement truck at the intersection of Highway 27 and North Third Street, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Raumando Thompson of the Brunswick post.

April 21, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman shot by toddler charged

The mother who was shot and wounded by her 2-year-old-child March 26 has been arrested and charged with reckless conduct.

April 21, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


City recognizes HPD officer's heroism

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting began with special recognition of Hinesville Police Department Sgt. Rhett Dill, who recently saved the life of Joseph T. McCallum Jr.

April 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


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


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