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County opens courtroom in jail

During the September mid-month county commissioners meeting last Tuesday, officials said they liked the idea of moving some inmate hearings from the downtown courthouse to the courtroom housed in the Liberty County jail.

October 11, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Sunbury rape trial begins

The jury was selected and testimony began Tuesday in Liberty County Superior Court in the trial of a man accused of raping a Sunbury woman. The case, which has been likened to a crime novel, was once described as the trial of the century by attorneys. This trial and others that may follow promise several twists and turns.

October 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff commended for support of youth home

Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin recently received an award of appreciation from the Georgia Sheriff's Association and Youth Homes representative Sid Roberts, thanking the sheriff for the support he lends to the Georgia Youth Homes.

October 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Long Co., MACE make 15 drug arrests

LUDOWICI -- On Sept. 16, the Long County Sheriff's Department and the Long/Liberty MACE Drug Task Force arrested 15 alleged drug dealers.

October 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire burns home, spreads to woods

LUDOWICI - A fire that started in a mobile home destroyed the residence, and then moved into the surrounding woods this past Friday in Long County.

October 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Teen drowns in apartment pool

A Savannah teen drowned Saturday afternoon while swimming in a Hinesville pool with his brother.

September 18, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Robber assault clerk to hit antique store

LUDOWICI - A man employed at an antique store here was assaulted and then the store was robbed Friday.

September 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Student allegedly caught with pot at middle school

A middle school student was reportedly arrested after being found in possession of suspected marijuana at school.

September 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Father, son killed in Effingham shootings

While authorities search for the gunman in an apparent triple shooting that has left two people dead and another critically wounded, friends and longtime associates are trying to figure out why a prominent Effingham County businessman and his son were killed.

September 10, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Public Safety


Immigrant raid apparent leads to $300,000 forfeiture

The forfeiture of $300,000 to the federal government appears to be part of an agreement resulting from a January raid on the China Super Buffet.

September 09, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Public Safety


Georgia participats in 'Hands Across Border'

ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol and members of the Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance Division will join their law enforcement counterparts in neighboring states next week to encourage safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday travel period.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 24

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September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


FBI identify body of man found on post

The FBI still is investigating the case of James Allen Phillips, whose body was found in late January near a pond on Fort Stewart.

September 06, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Public Safety


Kids ID kits handed out at school open house

The idea of losing a child in a department store or at the mall is a parent's worst nightmare, but the reality is that sometimes happens.

September 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldier hit, killed by vehicles

RICHMOND HILL -- Robert John Nowlin Jr., 22, a soldier stationed at Fort Stewart, died Monday morning from injuries sustained after being struck by multiple vehicles on Highway 17, near Cartertown Road, according to a representative with the Georgia State Patrol.

Preliminary reports indicate Nowlin and his wife got into an argument. Nowlin got out of their vehicle and started walking north on the highwya. While crossing the highway, he was reportedly struck by one vehicle and run over by a second vehicle.

September 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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HPD gets new DUI-test equipment

The Hinesville Police Department recently received a grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to provide funding for a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000 breath alcohol testing instrument.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long County resolves EMS issue

For the past year, the provider of Long County's future emergency medical services has been shrouded in uncertainty. But Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley said last week that there soon will be no cause for concern.

July 21, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotters July 18

July 2: Verbal dispute ­- A Hinesville man called a deputy to his residence due to a fight he had with a woman.

July 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department Blotters July 18

July 5: Criminal attempt to commit burglary - A Hinesville resident believed someone tried to enter his house through the front door.

July 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Nearby wreck damaged dealer's cars

Several vehicles were damaged following a vehicle accident Friday on West Oglethorpe and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The Liberty Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM dealership had several vehicles damaged on its lot when a pickup truck traveling on West Oglethorpe Highway was involved in an accident with another vehicle. The pick up struck used and new trucks, damaging the vehicles.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Kroger drive-through suspect denied bond

Jenorris McKenzie was denied bond on his first appearance before a magistrate Friday, according to Hinesville Chief of Detectives Maj. Thomas Cribbs. McKenzie is accused of driving his Honda through Kroger on Highway 84 on Wednesday night. No one was hurt in the incident, but the store was heavily damaged.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Authorities hope they have GeoVista robber

William Bass, who was believed to be living in Liberty County, is being looked at as the primary suspect in last week's GeoVista robbery in Hinesville.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Electrical problem may have started fire

The Carter Road home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldiers risk lives to extinguish fire

Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.

July 18, 2014 | By Sgt. Alexandra Shea 1st ABCT, 3rd ID | Public Safety


Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville official's home destroyed

The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified, shooter still loose

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


More arrests in alcohol, tobacco fraud ring

The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hensler completes impaired-driving enforcement course

Corporal Scott Hensler of the Hinesville Police Department 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.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Shooting victim critical

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile home park on Wilder Road.

July 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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