The Pines at Willowbrook residents greeted one another with smiles and hugs last week before the start of their February neighborhood watch meeting. Parents with teens, tweens and toddlers in tow settled themselves in their community club house while apartment manager Cynthia Bryant and a group of neighborhood watch volunteers offered refreshments.
Deputy Lt. Danny Pittman, with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, misses the days when American families - no matter where they lived - were close to their neighbors and could count on them in times of need. And he and others in law enforcement are working to bring back that feeling of community to make neighborhoods in Hinesville and across Liberty County safer. The Coastal Courier ran the first of a two part series on neighborhood watches and cutting crime in the area in Wednesday's edition. The second part will run Friday. Pick up a copy of the paper to ...
Hinesville police detectives confirmed Thursday nothing was stolen in an armed robbery that put a Domino's store manager in the hospital with gunshot wounds to the arm and chest.
Feb. 12, Battery (FVA), cruelty toward child third degree, 300 Brantley Drive
A former Long County Department of Family and Children's Services worker recently was charged with killing her sister, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Investigator Nickey Anderson.
A Midway man was killed Monday night in a single-vehicle accident in the Lake George area.
Ray Huff, 51, of Hinesville was shot through a closed door during a robbery that occurred at 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Domino's pizza store at 327 W. Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The complete story is in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.
Five people, including a 7-year-old boy, were taken to area hospitals after an apartment fire in Hinesville Thursday night.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced that the Riceboro Fire and Rescue Department will receive a $19,214 grant as part of the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Rosie Payne, 54, of Ludowici was charged with murder on Tuesday in the death of Doris Warshup, 50.
A fire Thursday night in Hinesville sent four people to hospitals. The number of injured was initially reported as two.
Tuesday morning's jury trial for suspected killer Richard Earl Geiger was postponed until a future date. Geiger's public defender, Brett Williams, had to leave the court room when he received notification of a family health issue. Geiger allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Rosie L. Smith, to death after a domestic dispute and reportedly hid her body in the closet of her Raintree Apartments home in March 2007. There are more details about this story in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.
The Ludowici City Council voted during a Feb. 3 special meeting to rehire former Police Chief Richard Robertson.
Georgia State Patrol Post 11 in Hinesville recently received two Genesis II Select radar guns, donated by the Darien Police Department. Chief Donnie Howard, who heads DPD, was instrumental in making the donation, said GSP post commander Sgt. Thornell King.
Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart set bond at $50,000 for Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Ray Mealy during a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in connection with the death of Nathaniel Brown in early June.
Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell recently recognized several members of his department during Police Officer Appreciation Week.
Today, sales of fireworks become legal in Georgia.
The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier, who pleaded guilty to the crime in early June, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.
An early Monday morning collision between a car and a logging truck in Riceboro sent a Brunswick man to the hospital.
ATLANTA - Since 2000, lightning has been one of the most-common weather-related killers in Georgia, second only to tornadoes.
The Long County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the Wednesday-afternoon death of a Long County man.
A second fire in Ludowici overnight Thursday has raised suspicions, but so far no link has been determined, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office arson investigator.
A mobile-home fire Wednesday night in Ludowici displaced five people, but no one was injured, authorities said.
Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:
Despite rumors, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department is still providing service to the citizens, Assistant Fire Chief Randy Combs said Monday.
Candice Nicole Boles entered a plea of guilty of cruelty to children in the first degree, a felony, and guilty of cruelty to children in the second degree, admitting she played a role in the death of her daughter Andraia Boles, who was 3 at the time of her murder in February 2013.
Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:
A standout Wayne County High School baseball player died in a wreck Saturday afternoon as he was traveling to Georgia Southern University, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said.
A vehicle struck a home in the 700 block of Talmadge Road in Walthourville on Wednesday night, authorities said.