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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


Man says he was beaten with club on Christmas

A Hinesville man who ventured into Long County early Christmas morning after the bars had closed in Hinesville allegedly was beaten at the Wingman's Club in Ludowici.

January 06, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Holiday wreck numbers down

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, fewer wrecks occurred over this New Year's holiday period than happened last year, during New Year's 2008-09. There were 10 fatalities, 475 injuries and a total of 2,116 wrecks from 6 p.m. Dec. 31 through midnight Jan. 3, 2010.

January 06, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Take precautions when hearing homes

With nighttime low temperatures expected to dip into the 20s and 30s during January, many folks will likely turn to alternative sources of fuel such as space heaters and fireplaces to warm their homes. Alternative sources of fuel can be beneficial, but firefighters warn they can also pose fire hazards if safety guidelines are ignored.

January 04, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE arrests 13 as belonging to gang

Working with Walthourville Police and the K-9 section of the Chatham County Sheriff's Department, agents from the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force were able to round up 13 alleged members of the Dog Pound Gang in Liberty and Wayne counties on Dec. 9.

December 31, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Jan. 1

Dec. 11, Criminal trespass, 371 Davis Street

December 31, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Jan. 1

Dec. 3, 2009, Mental subject, South Main Street

December 31, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Contractor dies at Long County mine

A contractor working for the CEMIX Mining Company in Long County died Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack while on company property on Morgan Lake.

December 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


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


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Ludowici Police arrest shoplifter

A Long County man was arrested by the Ludowici Police Department on Aug. 10 after he allegedly stole some items from a local store.

August 31, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldier held without bond in death of fellow soldier

Fort Stewart soldier Hunter Jack Kelly, 20, died of a gunshot wound after a fellow soldier handled a weapon that discharged and struck him in ...

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


GBI: Soldier is fatally shot during gathering at Long County home

A gathering Saturday night at a Long County home turned deadly when a Fort Stewart soldier was shot and killed.

August 30, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Erika dissipates near Cuba

Erika is no longer considered a tropical system, the National Hurricane Center announced Saturday morning.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes

Tropical Storm Erika appears to be less and less of a threat to coastal Georgia as time goes on.

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County hires new fire chief

The Long County Board of Commissioners selected McIntosh County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Deverger to be the next chief of the Ludowici/Long County ...

August 28, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Brunswick man pleads to stealing turtle eggs — again

A Brunswick man apparently can't keep his hands off turtle eggs.

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Erika's track shifts west

Tropical Storm Erika's track shifted to the west overnight, meaning that the storm is likely to make landfall in Florida before making its way ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Some Jansal Valley macadamia nuts recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley raw macadamia nuts distributed in Georgia because of potential ...

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Erika's winds affect Virgin Islands

A National Hurricane Center track posted Thursday night includes all of coastal Georgia, as well as Florida's entire Atlantic coast, in Tropical Storm Erica ...

August 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Wreck shuts down Walthourville road for hours

A tractor-trailer hauling logs struck a car Wednesday afternoon at Talmadge Road and E.B. Cooper Highway in Walthourville, police said.

August 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Firearm stolen out of vehicle

Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

August 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


New tropical storm on horizon

On the heels of Hurricane Danny dissipating over the weekend, the National Hurricane Center warns that Tropical Storm Erika is following the earlier storm's ...

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Danny becomes a hurricane

Danny has become the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, according to AccuWeather.

August 20, 2015 | By Alex Sosnowski AccuWeather.com meteorologist | Public Safety


Long County makes two drug busts

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested Anthony D. Cargill, 19, on Aug. 3 on several drug-related charges after discovering illegal drugs and other drug-related ...

August 20, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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