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Post speed limits changing

Effective Jan. 17, the speed limit on Georgia Highway 144 West and 119 will change from 55 mph to 45 mph.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Man charged with stealing from blind neighbor

A Long County man recently was arrested for reportedly stealing from a blind woman who lives in his neighborhood.

January 07, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Two judge nominations sent to Senate

ATLANTA - The White House is trying again to get two Georgia attorneys appointed to the federal bench.

January 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


New Year's relatively quiet here

Although fireworks-related injuries on New Year's Eve usually are par for the course throughout the United States, Liberty County didn't have any incidents that involved people being rushed to the emergency room.

January 05, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Public Safety


Bogus exercise equipment seized

SAVANNAH - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they intercepted and seized 1,783 pieces of counterfeit exercise equipment imported from China at the port of Savannah.

January 04, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Officials step up DUI patrols

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office's warning is clear: Absolutely do not drink and drive this weekend.

December 31, 2010 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Apparent kidnapping ends in Liberty

A woman was forced into the trunk of her car Wednesday night in Richmond Hill and driven to Liberty County, according to police.

December 31, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici PD has first female investigator

Many years ago, Long County law enforcement entities primarily were known for speed traps. They've come a long way, though. Today, both the Long County Sheriff's Office and the Ludowici Police Department have shed that image and have established themselves as professional departments respected in the surrounding area and in the state.

December 30, 2010 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman reportedly abducted in Richmond Hill

A woman was reportedly forced into the trunk of her car Wednesday night in Richmond Hill and driven to Liberty County, according to police.

December 30, 2010 | Hallie D. Martin hmartin@bryancountynews.net | Public Safety


Fleming, Riceboro post offices robbed

Two post offices - one in Riceboro, one in Fleming - were both robbed and vandalized between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

December 29, 2010 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Russian roulette ends in tragedy

Hinesville Police Department detectives are investigating a game of Russian roulette that reportedly turned deadly early Friday morning.

December 29, 2010 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Teenager wounded by gunfire

An altercation over a girl may have led to the shooting of a teenager Tuesday night in Hinesville.

December 24, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Dec. 24

Dec. 15: • Cruelty to an animal, Timber Ridge Trail

December 24, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Officials stress fire safety

Between rising utility costs and shrinking incomes, more people are exploring alternate means of heating their homes. However, when folks misuse electric appliances or are careless around open flames they risk starting fires. Local fire investigators offered these tips for keeping safe this Christmas and all winter long.

December 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff Writer | Public Safety


Fire claims Long family's home, gilfts

A vacationing Long County man lost his home and his family's Christmas presents when his residence on the 200 block of Archer Road, just off Elam Road, was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.

December 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Single-vehicle accident sends driver to hospital

A Sunday accident on South Main Street at Eunice Road temporarily closed the street after a 2004 Lexus RX flipped over and ended up in ...

June 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Pizza Hut robbery suspect is denied bond

A 29-year-old Hinesville man was denied bond Monday in Magistrate Court in connection with the Saturday armed robbery of a local Pizza Hut.

June 28, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


5 arrested in Liberty County equipment theft ring

Five men were arrested Tuesday in connection with a Georgia Bureau Investigation probe into a possible equipment-theft ring, the GBI announced.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


UPDATE: Man dies, woman in critical condition after pickup flips in Gum Branch

A man died Monday, and his female passenger was in critical condition, after a single-vehicle accident in Gum Branch Saturday morning.

June 27, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Single-vehicle accident in Hinesville sends 1 to hospital

A Sunday morning accident on South Main Street at Eunice Road temporarily closed the street after a 2004 Lexus RX flipped over and ended up ...

June 26, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Robber apprehended after high speed chase

An alleged armed robber was apprehended after a high-speed chase wound through Hinesville Saturday just before noon.

June 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Waycross woman arrested after Amtrak train hits roadblock in Wayne County

An Amtrak train was damaged by what appeared to be an intentional roadblock on the tracks in Wayne County earlier this week, authorities said.

June 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County fire displaces man

A man was displaced after his home on the 200 block of Rye Patch Road in western Liberty County filled quickly with smoke Wednesday night.

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Police: Driver avoids checkpoint, crashes into pole in Long County after high-speed chase

Troopers manning a checkpoint in Walthourville were led on a high-speed chase into Long County when the driver tried to avoid the stop, according to ...

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver hurt in Lake George wreck

A single-vehicle wreck left the driver injured and knocked out power in the Lake George area.

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Jacksonville man dies in I-95 wreck in Liberty County

A Jacksonville, Florida, man was killed when the pickup he was driving ran off Interstate 95 and rolled over.

June 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Arrest warrant issued in Liberty County theft investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued an arrest warrant in connection with an investigation into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring in Liberty County, and ...

June 20, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Attempt to fleece a scammer backfires

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

June 20, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire destroys Hinesville produce store

R&J Produce market in Hinesville was destroyed by a fire early Monday.

June 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI: Appling County sheriff shoots motorist in Wayne County

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting Friday by the Appling County sheriff just over the line in Wayne County, according to ...

June 18, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


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