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St. Simons man slain in beachfront restroom

BRUNSWICK - A 39-year-old Glynn County man is jailed in the stabbing death of a St. Simons Island man who was attacked in a beachfront restroom.

Authorities said Harry Edward Reese, 70, was killed at Massengale Park early Wednesday night.

April 03, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Firefighters quick to save Ludowici home

LUDOWICI - A fire in a home here Friday could have been a lot worse had it not been for the fire department's quick response.

April 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long first responders hone driving skills

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department and the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department recently conducted driver training to help hone their skills as emergency first responders.

March 30, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Fugitive wanted in Gum Branch murders caught

Jason Howard, who has been sought in connection with the shooting deaths of his mother and stepfather in Gum Branch in 2004, was captured in Macon, while trying to allegedly breaking into vehicles.

According to a press release issued by Macon Police, Howard was arrested at approximately 12:30 a.m. Friday. A Macon Police sergeant saw a man breaking into vehicles inside of the fenced area of Enterprise Rental at 2135 Riverside Drive. The man was caught inside a vehicle. He identified himself as Kevin Wayne Lewis. He was charged with two counts of entering auto, possession of a ...

March 28, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver escapes burning taxi

A Yellow Cab on its way to pick up a fare became engulfed in flames at the corner of Welborn Street and West Court on Thursday morning. The driver escaped uninjured.

March 27, 2009 | By Patty Leon and Frenchi Jones Staff writers | Public Safety


Riceboro man arrested in N.Y. for shooting here

A Riceboro man, wanted in connection with a shooting last year, has been returned to Liberty County after being found in New York.

March 25, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


MACE blotter for March 25

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March 25, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pile-up accident on 84 stalls traffic

A pile-up, involving a flipped Escalade, brought after-school traffic to a standstill along Highway 84 on Monday afternoon.

March 23, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Public Safety


Walthourville readies for police, new city hall

"Four eyes are better than two. Eight eyes are better than four," according to Walthourville Police Chief Terry Harget, who said he wants to get out, be seen and deter crime.

March 20, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for March 18

Aggravated assault/battery

March 18, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man charged for allegedly attacking officer with screwdriver

LUDOWICI - A man, who had been ordered to leave the city, was charged with attacking a city police officers last week.

March 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


MACE report for February

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force reported 65 cases were opened in February.

March 18, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter for March 18

Suspicious activity

March 18, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff pitches in for youth homes

Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin supports the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes and works to help the Georgia Sheriffs' Association provide children in need a place to call home; a secure environment filled with love and guidance, along with medical care and educational opportunities.

March 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Allenhurst, Long County men arrested on child porn charges

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs departments, working in conjunction with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, wrapped up a two-month, statewide investigation that led to the arrest of more than 20 people, including Long County and Allenhurst residents, for allegedly possessing child pornography this week.

March 13, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Hinesville Police Blotter: July 6-11

These were the recent police reports in Hinesville:

July 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 27

Here are some recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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


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