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Armed robber hits Midway bank

Local authorities were not commenting or releasing details about the Wednesday morning armed robbery at the Midway branch of The Heritage Bank, saying the investigation was turned over to the FBI.

July 08, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Bonds denied in fatal shooting; one suspect released

Bond was denied for the four suspects accused of shooting David Anthony Jones Jr. to death at his Tapco Mobile Home residence in Hinesville June 16.

July 08, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Wreck victims named

The victims of a wreck on I-95 in Liberty County Friday have been identified.

July 08, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


I-95 wreck kills one, injures one

A three-vehicle accident on I-95 Friday night killed one person and injured another.

July 06, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Three-vehicle wreck sends one to hospital

Tuesday morning's wreck, which left one vehicle flipped over on Hinesville's Main Street, involved three vehicles, not one as previously reported.

July 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Daytime break-ins up

A jump in the number of daytime home burglaries last weekend across Liberty County has prompted authorities to warn residents to be vigilant.

July 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Second arrest for Twin Oaks break-ins

A second arrest was made this week in the rash of burglaries reported in the Twin Oaks apartment complex in Ludowici.

July 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long Forestry unit urges safety on Fourth

With the 4th of July just a few days away, crowds of people will be firing up grills or heading out to campsites. Because of all the rain Long and Liberty counties have seen this year, many revelers aren't concerned about igniting brush fires.

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


Little new on drive-by shooting

A 5-year-old was wounded in a drive-by shooting Saturday evening in Hinesville.

July 01, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Heat advisory updated for Tuesday

A heat advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for our area for this afternoon. And isolated sever thunderstorms are possible because of the heat.

The service's Charleston office said the temperature, plus humidity will be dangerous from noon until 8 this evening. The chance of pop-up storms will last until 10 Tuesday evening.

June 30, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Child shot in drive-by out of hospital

The child injured in an apparent drive-by shooting Saturday evening has been released from the hospital, Hinesville Police report.

The 5-year-old was injured in what police are describing as a drive-by shootings Saturday at about 6:30 p.m.

June 29, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


MACE report for May

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 53 cases in May.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Law enforcement community mourns fallen brothers

Liberty County Sheriff deputies, Hinesville Police officers, members of the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, Liberty EMS and local fire departments gathered Wednesday morning to mourn the loss of John "Jay" Smiley. Smiley died unexpectedly Friday. He was a deputy for the LCSO.

June 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


New EMS station for west side

Emergencies in west Liberty County should soon get quicker ambulance responses.

June 24, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Ludowici officer attends California conference

Ludowici Police Department Officer Diannia Duncan recently attended the seventh annual Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute in Coronado, Calif.

June 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Tombstone damaged in Taylors Creek Cemetery

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville POlice Department include:

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Three in critical condition after wreck

Three people were injured Tuesday night in a single-car crash in Long County.

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


Some couples should've never got together

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Tips lead to Ludowici arrests

Police Chief Robert Poppell said officers made an arrest after hearing about an Oct. 4 robbery on South Macon Street.

October 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Bond set for burglary suspect

A man arrested inside a dry cleaners early Monday has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary, according to Hinesville Police Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

October 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent murder-suicide in Ellabell

The Oct. 1 deaths of an elderly Ellabell couple apparently were the result of a murder-suicide, according to a Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident report.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspects charged, denied bond

Two of the three suspects in last week's shooting death of a Macon man made first appearances in magistrate's court Monday morning in the courtroom located in the Liberty County jail.

October 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Cows damage crops

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

October 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three arrested in Days Inn shooting

Authorities arrested three suspects in the shooting death of Markese Mahone, a Macon-area rapper who was killed early Friday morning at a Days Inn just outside Hinesville city limits.

October 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified

The man killed in an early Friday shooting at a Flemington hotel has been identified as Markese Mahone, 25, of Macon, according to the incident report filed by Liberty County Deputy Dustin Rushing.

October 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


LCSO deputies involved in high-speed chase

Shortly after midnight Sept. 21, a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped black Ford F-150 driven by a man the deputy suspected was intoxicated. Before back up could arrive, the driver of the truck fled, driving east-bound on Highway 84 at speeds of over 100 mph.

October 02, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities say Bryan Co. victim was shot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that an autopsy conducted Monday at its Coastal Crime Laboratory Medical Examiner's Office in Savannah revealed that James Michael Bragg died of a gunshot wound during an alter-cation around 12 a.m. Saturday morning on Lincoln Circle in Kilkenny.

October 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Employee complains of sexual harassment

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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


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