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Home fire called arson

A pre-Christmas fire that damaged a home in Hinesville is thought to have been intentionally set, according to local investigators and Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine's office.

December 31, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Corporal monitors area sex offenders

Cpl. Shonda Fletcher is a "party of one," keeping track of nearly 100 registered sex offenders in Liberty County, but available resources, regular communication with each person and the flexibility to make in-person visits allow her to keep a close eye on sex offenders under her supervision.

December 30, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety


I-95 wreck kills toddler

The 18-wheel tractor trailer that plowed into a Pittsburgh family's van killing a 3-year-old boy on Sunday is believed to have been going too fast for traffic conditions, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

December 30, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Long sheriff defends department spending

At a recent meeting, for the upcoming Long County Commissioners budget, the Long County Sheriff's Department took criticism from both citizens of the county and commissioners over the amount of overtime deputies got last year and the amount budgeted for this year.

December 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 20

• Nov. 23

December 21, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Dec. 20

Nov. 20, Criminal trespass, 215 Pointe South Drive

December 21, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Seasonal DUI crackdown is on

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Safety announced a monthlong enforcement effort targeted at impaired drivers on Georgia roads. Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said Georgia State troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division are concentrating on intercepting impaired drivers on the roads before they can cause a traffic crash.

December 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Resolve to be prepared in 2010

Georgia was no stranger to disasters in 2009, with everything from floods to a pandemic affecting our state. That's why GEMA's Ready Georgia campaign is asking all Georgians to Resolve to be Ready in 2010. Preparing, planning and staying informed now will make it easier for residents to respond during an unexpected event.

December 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici PD gets grant to buy translator

Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson told the Ludowici City Council on Dec. 8 the department received a grant to buy a new tool to translate languages.

December 14, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


Long County chase nabs alleged burglar

Last Friday, a Hinesville man led deputies on a 20-mile chase through Long County. Authorities eventually apprehended the suspect in McIntosh County and took him into custody.

December 09, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Dec. 9

• Nov. 4, Assist citizen. 825 West Oglethorpe Highway

December 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


MACE makes arrests

• Nov. 12 MACE agents arrested Bethany Brewer, 21, for allegedly forging a prescription at a pharmacy to obtain a controlled substance, percocet. She faces one count of prescription forgery first degree.

December 09, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Arrest clears as many as 37 area burglaries

A man who led the Long County Sheriff's Department on a 20-mile car chase across Long and McIntosh counties Friday morning is facing burglary charges in Liberty County and will likely face charges in other counties as well.

December 09, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Middle school student suspended for small knife

A Snelson-Golden Middle School student brought a small knife to school on Nov. 20, according to a Hinesville Police Department report.

December 04, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Fire destroys Ludowici home

On Monday, a Ludowici man lost his home at 74 Peach St. to a fire.

December 04, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Hinesville police investigate stabbing of man

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the stabbing of a man during a domestic dispute.

July 31, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Identity of soldier killed in crash released

Police released the identity Thursday of a Fort Stewart soldier killed in a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon in Hinesville.

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


Officer remembers slain robbery victim

Hinesville police Officer James Williams is heartbroken over the death of Hakeem Lamar Clark, the 21-year-old city resident who was gunned down Saturday night during ...

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments

The following indictments were recently handed up by the Liberty County Grand Jury:

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


McGruff visits Long County Library

Kids from all over the area got a treat recently as they met McGruff the Crime Dog at the Long County Library.

July 28, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Tinted windows, cardboard tag lead to arrests

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

July 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three plead not guilty to murder charges

Three men accused of gunning down Macon-area rapper Markese Mahone recently were in Liberty County Superior Court, each pleaded not guilty during their formal arraignments.

July 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville man shot to death in Savannah robbery

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Hinesville man during a reported robbery in the parking lot of a post office ...

July 26, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Crash victims identified, driver to be ticketed

Six people were injured in a two-car accident on Leroy Coffer Highway Thursday afternoon, according to GSP Trooper Harry Middleton.

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


Fleming wreck ejected toddler; soldier stopped to help

More details were released Friday on the Thursday-afternoon wreck that injured six people, including two toddlers.

July 23, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office Blotters

June 1

July 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Murder suspects plead to voluntary manslaughter

A murder suspect entered a plea of guilty of manslaughter that resulted in the stabbing death of Davis Williams Jr., in January 2013.

July 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Georgia announces recall of Aspen Foods chicken products

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Aspen Foods stuffed chicken products distributed in Georgia because of potential ...

July 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


LCSO runs safety checkpoints on 4th weekend

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he wanted to ensure citizens had a safe Fourth of July weekend. His department's patrol unit was out ...

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville police seek public’s help in Parker’s robbery

Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in solving a strong-arm robbery that occurred last week at Parker's convenience store.

July 15, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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