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HPD offers citizen's academy

For those who as children claimed they wanted to be police officers when they grew up, it's not too late. The Hinesville Police Department will hold a citizen's academy to teach residents what police officers do.

January 27, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Area getting new marshal

Steve Smith, a 28-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department and a decorated Vietnam War veteran, has been appointed by President Barack Obama as the U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Georgia, following U.S. Senate confirmation in December.

January 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldier found dead in barracks

A soldier's body was found Friday night in a barracks on Fort Stewart, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson.

January 25, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Minor injuries in Thursday wreck

Pieces of shattered glass illuminated the ground Thursday night as Hinesville police officers responded to a three-car crash involving a Bradwell Institute student.

January 25, 2010 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Public Safety


Car stolen from side of road, scrapped

An Allenhurst woman discovered her car was sold for scrap and crushed after it was stolen earlier this month.

January 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


America's Most Wanted features local case

A Long County woman missing for more than two years will be featured in a segment on "Americas Most Wanted" on Saturday.

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


Bicyclist hit on 196 in fair condition

Tony Jamel Walker, who was struck by a sport utility vehicle last week while riding his bicycle across Highway 196, is listed in fair condition.

January 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


DA unhurt in blow-out crash

Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden crashed his 2006 Ford Crown Victoria into a fence off Highway 196 in Gum Branch while on his way to work Monday morning.

January 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Fire damanges Holmestown home

A fire Saturday night damaged a home in the Holmestown community.

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


Child porn reportedly found in local raids

Authorities are not saying much about the roundup of suspects in a child pornography ring, except that warrants have been served in Liberty County.

January 12, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


No charges yet from fatal van wreck

The McIntosh District Attorney's Office confirmed Friday that no charges have yet been filed against Willie Hill, the truck driver involved in a crash that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy.

January 11, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Two women injured in 196 collision

Two women were injured in a head-on collision Friday in Hinesville.

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


Baby dies in fire

Tragedy struck a Liberty County family Friday morning when a fire consumed their home, killing a 2-month-old baby and seriously burning a man.

The wooden Island Highway home was destroyed despite attempts by the Eastern District, Riceboro and Midway volunteer fire departments who were on scene within minutes of the 911 call, which came in just before 8:45 a.m.

January 08, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


At least one injured in Friday morning fire

At least one person was injured and has been flown by helicopter ambulance to a burn center in Augusta from a house fire in east Liberty County Friday morning.

January 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Accidents causes injuries in county

A SUV struck a man who was riding his bicycle across Highway 196 East at 2:43 p.m. Monday.

January 06, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


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Soldier granted bond on murder charge

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.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Ludowici PD recognizes officers

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell recently recognized several members of his department during Police Officer Appreciation Week.

July 02, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Now legal fireworks worry health officials

Today, sales of fireworks become legal in Georgia.

July 01, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety


Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence

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.

June 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Car, logging truck collide in Riceboro

An early Monday morning collision between a car and a logging truck in Riceboro sent a Brunswick man to the hospital.

June 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Tips on not being hit by lightning

ATLANTA - Since 2000, lightning has been one of the most-common weather-related killers in Georgia, second only to tornadoes.

June 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


GBI investigating Long County death; foul play is not suspected

The Long County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the Wednesday-afternoon death of a Long County man.

June 25, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Second Ludowici fire raises suspicions

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.

June 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici fire displaces 5 people

A mobile-home fire Wednesday night in Ludowici displaced five people, but no one was injured, authorities said.

June 24, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Little dog shot, maybe by a neighbor

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County Fire Department Still on the Job, Despite Reports

Despite rumors, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department is still providing service to the citizens, Assistant Fire Chief Randy Combs said Monday.

June 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Mother enters plea in her daughter’s death

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.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Good Samaritan, or pool poisoner?

Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Wayne County baseball standout dies in wreck

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.

June 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle and Lewis Levine Correspondents | Public Safety


Vehicle strikes Walthourville home

A vehicle struck a home in the 700 block of Talmadge Road in Walthourville on Wednesday night, authorities said.

June 18, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


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