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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


Ludowici PD nabs man wanted on incest charge

LUDOWICI - An Ellabell man, wanted on incest charges in Bryan County, was picked up by the Ludowici Police Department last Friday night.

March 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for March 11

• Accidental shooting/injury

March 11, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Police academy recruiting

SAVANNAH - As it prepares to select a second class of cadets, the Peace Officer Academy at Savannah Technical College will have information sessions at 12:30 p.m. today and 6 p.m. Thursday. Both sessions will be in the academy area in Goodman Hall on the college's White Bluff campus. Information sessions are free and open to the public.

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Consumer affairs office warns of scams

ATLANTA - Deceptive solicitations for extended vehicle warranties are rampant. They may take the form of telemarketing calls or postcards that appear to come from the vehicle manufacturer warning a consumer of a warranty on the verge of expiration. In many cases, these solicitations are not from the manufacturer, nor are they actually offers to extend a consumer's existing warranty. Rather, they are solicitations for vehicle service contracts from warranty companies or their marketing partners. Many of these companies use high-pressure tactics to convince consumers to buy an overpriced warranty.

March 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for March 4

Feb. 19

March 04, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty preps for tornado season

March is Severe Storm and Tornado Preparedness Month, and in an effort to keep Liberty County residents safe from the natural disaster known for high winds and heavy rains, the Emergency Management Agency will launch a city-wide tornado drill tomorrow.

March 04, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Nobles honored for long tenure

LUDOWICI - The Georgia Senate last week passed a resolution honor Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles for his service to the state.

March 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville man faces drug, endangerment charges

LUDOWICI - A Walthourville man was charged with four counts of child endangerment this past week, when he was arrested for possession of cocaine at a motel here.

March 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Assisted suicide probe reaches into Georgia

ATLANTA - A wide-ranging investigation into an alleged suicide assistance ring led to charges against four people and raids in nine states as authorities looked into how many deaths might have been involved.

Four members of the Final Exit Network were charged Wednesday with helping a 58-year-old Georgia man end his life by inhaling helium. The group assigns those seeking to end their lives a guide who instructs them to purchase two new helium tanks and a hood, known as an "exit bag," the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

February 26, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Ludowici stores alleged to be selling to minors

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department charged four businesses with selling alcohol to minors during an undercover sting last week.

February 25, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


These fires set intentionally

Members of Fort Stewart's Forestry Division conducted controlled burns on more than 1,000 acres of land Friday during annual prescribed burns of the fort's ranges. Fire planner David Pope said the burnings are mandated and make it safer for soldiers to train.

February 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff's office blotters

Jan. 26

• Making a false report/giving false information, Independence Place Drive

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


DHR warns seniors of 2 scams

ATLANTA - As the economy continues to decline and more people struggle financially, scams are on the rise again - including the resurfacing of the "Grandma Scam."

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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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


Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville official's home destroyed

The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.

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


Shooting victim identified, shooter still loose

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.

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


More arrests in alcohol, tobacco fraud ring

The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.

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


Hensler completes impaired-driving enforcement course

Corporal Scott Hensler of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired-driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Shooting victim critical

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile home park on Wilder Road.

July 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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