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Five dead in tragic Glennville accident

A two-car collision Thursday on Highway 144 in Tattnall County killed five people and left a child in critical condition, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Denney Garner.

October 21, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Murder case moving toward trial

The case against murder suspect Jason Howard appears to be moving toward a trial.

October 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hunters told not to dump carcasses

Archery and black powder hunting already are in full swing, and with firearms hunting season kicking off Saturday, area forests likely will be filled with hunters of all ages. As with every hunting season, officials already are concerned about hunters leaving deer carcasses in public places, according to Long County Commissioner Wallace Shaw.

October 21, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


LCSO seeks church burglary suspect

A thief did the unthinkable, stealing a small safe box from a local church. The theft occurred just before midnight Sept. 19 at the Baconton Baptist Church in Allenhurst, according to law enforcement officials. The safe reportedly contained an undisclosed amount of cash and checks.

October 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Oct. 8: Police arrested several subjects for marijuana and cocaine possession after conducting a traffic stop at East Oglethorpe Highway and Sandy Run Drive. One passenger in the vehicle fled the scene, while the others were detained after the vehicle was stopped for a center-lane violation. Police also found a loaded handgun in the vehicle.

October 20, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man arrested for alleged meth lab involvement

A tip to the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force led to the arrest of a man suspected of manufacturing methamphetamine in Liberty County and the discovery of another active meth lab in Long County.

October 19, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Cay Creek stabbing suspect denied bond

A Fort Stewart soldier charged with one count of felony murder and one count of aggravated assault in connection with a fatal Midway stabbing was denied bond Monday.

October 19, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Civilian injured in accidental shooting on post

Military officials say a civilian wounded on Fort Stewart this weekend accidentally was shot by an 11-year-old at a hunting preserve on post.

October 19, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Kidnapping suspect turns herself in

Long County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Robert Berry said that kidnapping suspect Heather Gohn, 27, turned herself in to the sheriff's office Saturday.

October 19, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Detectives reach out to community regarding church burglary

A brazen thief did the unthinkable, stealing a small safe box from a local church. The theft occurred just before midnight on Sept. 19 at the Baconton Baptist Church in Allenhurst.

October 18, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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October 17, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Truck damages home as driver flees from police

A pickup truck, which later was reported stolen, damaged a Hinesville home in a late-night accident Wednesday.

October 17, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici man arrested for firing weapon after fight

Ludowici resident Eric Stephens was arrested after he and another man were involved in an altercation last Sunday that escalated into shots being fired, according to Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson.

October 17, 2011 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Kidnapping suspect reportedly flees

A woman who has been charged with kidnapping her son last week reportedly escaped from law-enforcement authorities Wednesday.

October 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Sept. 29: Police found a baggie of marijuana in the women's restroom at a convenience store on West Oglethorpe Highway.

October 13, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Parking mistake damages Liberty County Jail, no tickets

A Hinesville woman hit the gas pedal instead of the brake Tuesday while parking at the Liberty County Jail, damaging a part of the building.

September 20, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Public Safety


Men suspected of having sex in park bathroom

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 19, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Another hurricane on horizon

The Liberty Emergency Management Agency reports this morning that it is watching Hurricane Maria.

September 18, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Charges added on burglary suspect

A man recently arrested for a string of business burglaries faces new drug charges.

September 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fire destroys Long County home

A fire early Wednesday destroyed a mobile home on the 2000 block of Moody Bridge Road in Long County.

September 13, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Flooding ushers out Irma

As Hurricane Irma appeared to be leaving Liberty County with only light damage Monday afternoon, the storm surge and high spring tides flooded east-end homes ...

September 12, 2017 | By Pat Watkins | Public Safety


Check power outages in area

You can find power outage information at the following websites: Canoochee EMC (http://outage.canoocheeemc.com:8889/), Coastal Electric (http://oms.coastalemc.com/OMSWebMap/OMSWebMap ...

September 11, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Jose expected to peter out

Behind Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose is now not expected to be a threat to the United States.

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty battens down

Even with forecasts that project Hurricane Irma's path farther west and much of Coastal Georgia outside the storm's "cone of uncertainty," activity in ...

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Closures, precautions being announced

As Hurricane Irma creeps toward the East Coast, area agencies and offices are taking pre-emptive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees ...

September 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Governor issues evacuation order east of I-95

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his ...

September 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


What our storm surge may look like

The accompanying maps show possible storm surge in our area. They were created by the National Hurricane Center to depict vulnerability of people living in ...

September 07, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


South Florida landfall could influence turn

AccuWeather reports after blasting the northern Caribbean, dangerous Hurricane Irma will turn toward the United States, potentially bringing life-threatening impacts from Florida to the Carolinas ...

September 07, 2017 | By Renee Duff AccuWeather meteorologist | Public Safety


Riceboro murder case against Wallace LeCounte James continued

A competency hearing for a man charged with four counts of murder, five counts of aggravated assault and one count of cruelty to children was ...

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hurricane Irma has area's attention

Just 11 months after Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on Liberty County and Coastal Georgia, area officials are monitoring Hurricane Irma and urging residents to take ...

September 05, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Public Safety


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