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Suspicious odor report briefly closes Main Street

A passerby's report of a suspicious odor near the Liberty County Courthouse at about 10 a.m. Wednesday shut down Main Street between M.L. King Jr. Drive and Pine Street; however, nothing turned up during a search of the area.

October 27, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Area officers complete courses

Officer Raymond Govero of the Ludowici Police Department and Cpl. Sascha Krumnow of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office 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.

October 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


More details on Midway bank robbery

The Heritage Bank on Butler Avenue in Midway was robbed around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Special Agent Stephen Emmett with the Atlanta Division of the FBI. The FBI is handling the investigation.

October 22, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Car smashes into west Hinesville house

A car smashed into a house on Highway 196 in west Hinesville shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, tearing away a corner of the home's kitchen and narrowly missing a woman and her great-granddaughter, who had been watching television in the living room.

October 22, 2010 | By Seraine Page Sta\ | Public Safety


Teen killed in Hwy. 84 wreck Tuesday

A two-car accident Tuesday night on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville killed a teenager and injured another man.

October 22, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Heritage Bank Midway branch robbed

The Heritage Bank on Butler Avenue in Midway reportedly was robbed Thursday morning, but local officials are not commenting or releasing details, saying the investigation has been turned over to the FBI.

October 21, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. man guilty of drug distribution

SAVANNAH - After a one-day trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court returned a guilty verdict Wednesday against Andre Jamaal Guyton of Ludowici on two counts of distributing controlled substances in Liberty County. The case was tried before District Judge William T. Moore Jr. at the U.S. Courthouse in Savannah.

October 18, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman found dead in home

A woman, who, along with her four children, survived a vehicle fire Sept. 9, was found dead Wednesday in her Hinesville home, Hinesville Police Det. Kyle Lairamore said.

October 13, 2010 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Suspect arrested for Sept. 7 robbery

An arrest has been made in connection with a Sept. 7 robbery at Clyde's Market in the 1100 block of East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway. A store clerk was Tasered twice during that incident.

October 13, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Keep kids safe on Halloween

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays for children because they can dress up in costumes and act out of character. However, as the sun goes down and trick-or-treaters start roaming the streets of your neighborhood, there are several things to worry about as a parent or guardian. Potentially hazardous costumes or accessories, tainted candy and crossing the street at night without supervision are only a few concerns that should be addressed prior to a child leaving the house.

October 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Two men arrested in teen's death

Hinesville police officers executed a raid Thursday night at a home in the 400 block of Willow Oak Lane in connection with the Wednesday shooting death of Rodtavis Platt.

October 11, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Teen victim of drive-by identified

A shooting Wednesday on Welborn Street in Hinesville left a teenager dead and police are searching for a suspect, according to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Alexander Shirah.

October 08, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


County OKs $630,000 police radio tower

Liberty County Commission members gathered Tuesday for their monthly meeting to discuss ongoing business items on the agenda.

October 08, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Public Safety


Drive-by shooting leaves one dead

A drive-by shooting in Hinesville Wednesday night has left one man dead.

October 07, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Corporal completes DUI training course

Corporal Sascha Krumnow of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office completed a DUI detection and standardized field sobriety testing course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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'We were very lucky'

Personnel at Fort Stewart are carrying on with nearly normal activities as the installation continues to clean up and recover from Wednesday's EF-1 tornado.

February 06, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Long County woman arrested in shooting death of her husband

A woman is being held without bond after being arrested in the June shooting death of her husband, the Long County Sheriff's Office announced ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Prison re-entry program hopes to have office open within 40 days

The volunteers, law officers, supervision authorities and steering committee for the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition say the program to reintegrate inmates leaving jail into the ...

February 05, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Super Bowl fans don't let others drive home drunk

ATLANTA - The Super Bowl is America's most watched sporting event and on Sunday, drunk drivers will be the most watched motorists by Georgia law ...

February 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Driver, 14, seriously injured after high-speed chase in Liberty County

A 14-year-old driver was seriously injured following a high-speed chase in eastern Liberty County early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

February 03, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Emergency planners set statewide tornado drill set for Wednesday morning

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal, in collaboration with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and the National Weather Service, looks to remind Georgians about the ...

February 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect denied bond

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville was denied bond during his first court appearance Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Angela Rogers.

February 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect in custody

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville is in custody, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 01, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged porno video used as blackmail goad

Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 01, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man gets life plus 40 in Hinesville burglary, murder

The defendant in a burglary that resulted in the murder of a soldier has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life with parole plus 40 ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


4 vehicles collide in Ludowici; 2 taken to hospital

A four-vehicle wreck in Ludowici resulted in two being taken to the hospital Friday afternoon.

January 30, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Car strikes pedestrian on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville

A Hinesville man was struck by a vehicle and injured Friday night on West Oglethorpe Highway, police said.

January 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


City gets help with emergency equipment

Hinesville participates in the Georgia Municipal Association's workers compensation and Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency property and liability programs, which recently reimburse city departments ...

January 28, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Man dies after being shot at his Walthourville home

When an argument on the front steps of a mobile home turned into a fatal shooting Monday morning, it marked the first homicide in Walthourville ...

January 26, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Semi runs off road, catches fire; driver dies

Authorities are on hand of a fatal accident in Wayne County involving a tractor trailer.

January 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


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