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Cabbie reportedly pistol-whipped

A Hinesville Yellow Cab driver was allegedly robbed, pistol-whipped and kidnapped Sunday, according to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Lyle Thurmond.

February 04, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Catch up with the new sheriff

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes made time to speak with the Coastal Courier this week about his first 60 days in office. Sikes, the son and grandson of former Liberty County sheriffs, was sworn into office Dec. 7. He told the Courier he has been getting to know his staff, the county's elected officials and administrators and meeting with other local law enforcement agencies.

February 02, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department reports

Jan. 6, 2011

February 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Driver who allegedly caused fatal wreck charged with separate DUI

A driver charged with vehicular homicide last month for allegedly causing a fatal accident in October has been arrested for driving under the influence, according to a Hinesville Police report.

January 31, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

More cops patrolling Fort Stewart

The multiple arms of the law wasted no time snatching up speeders on Fort Stewart's roads this week.

January 29, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety

Teacher alleged to have solicited student

A Lewis Frasier Middle School sixth grade math teacher was arrested on Dec. 10, on charges of criminal intent to entice a child for indecent purposes and child molestation, Hinesville Police Det. Melvin Kesner has confirmed.

January 28, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge and Seraine Page Staff writers | Public Safety

Troy Davis appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

SAVANNAH - Attorneys for Troy Anthony Davis are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a federal judge who decided last year the Georgia death row inmate failed to clear his name after getting a rare chance to prove his innocence.

January 25, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety

County to crack down on repeat DUI offenders

Liberty County is cracking the whip even harder on repeat DUI offenders starting next Thursday.

January 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety

Man allegedly impersonated MP

A Fort Stewart soldier recently was arrested for impersonating a police officer after he allegedly told authorities he was an MP following an accident involving his automobile.

January 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Alleged drug deal ends in shooting

A South Carolina man was injured earlier this week in Midway when a suspected drug deal went wrong.

January 21, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Brush fire spreads to Midway home

A brush fire broke out Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of Robert Hill Road in Midway, destroying a nearby mobile home.

January 19, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Missing soldier found in Georgia

A Fort Stewart soldier reported missing in early November 2010 was found unharmed, according to the Hinesville Police Department.

January 19, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Raccoon theft is first for Pembroke cops

Pembroke police have an unusual theft case on their hands.

January 17, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Civilian law will patrol post roads

Fort Stewart will soon relieve military police of their responsibilities for making traffic stops and writing tickets on two state highways cutting through the southeast Georgia Army post.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Brush fire forces evacuation

A brush fire Saturday that scorched five acres in Hinesville prompted the evacuation of residents in the Crystal Lake subdivision near Airport Road. The fire began shortly before 12:30 p.m. and spread quickly because of the area's dry conditions. The flames raged behind homes in the neighborhood, which is on Rowe Street.

January 12, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

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One arrested on drug charges during raid

Long County officers arrested one person and confiscated drugs during an Oct. 17 raid on a Ludowici Apartment.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Crash on Fort Stewart kills young Long Co. man

Dillon Jacobs, who had recently decided to join the Army, died following a vehicle crash on Highway 144 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning.

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Crash closes Highway 144 in Fort Stewart

Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart is closed until further notice following a two-vehicle accident with one fatality, according to a news release from Fort ...

October 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Storm preparations open door for thieves

The following incidents are taken from Hinesville Police Department reports.

October 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Alleged burglar charged

A Ludowici man has been charged with burglary in connection with a Sept. 30 report.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Ludowici chief home after injury

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was home Friday afternoon, after being taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after his patrol car was ...

October 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety

GBI says local man shot himself after robbery

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died during an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ...

October 17, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety

How people weathered the storm

Hurricane Matthew brought rain and wind that knocked down trees and power lines in Liberty and Long counties.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King, Jeff Whitten, Dan Scott and Pat Watkins | Public Safety

City EMS and teams assessing damage

The City of Hinesville has reported that the fire department and EMS are back in full response, and linemen crews from Georgia Power, Coastal EMC ...

October 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Worst expected this afternoon, night

As local officials continued to urge area residents to evacuate Friday morning and help those without transportation to get out of the area, Hurricane Matthew ...

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

FEMA: Prepare for Matthew

WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is monitoring Hurricane Matthew and remains in close coordination with state emergency managers ...

October 06, 2016 | FEMA news release | Public Safety

Governor: Mandatory evacuation east of I-95

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a mandatory evacuation east ...

October 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Area still preparing as Matthew gets closer

With a hurricane watch issued for our area, emergency declarations by the governor and county commission and a voluntary evacuation order for some Liberty County ...

October 06, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Health department has flu vaccine

The Liberty County Health Department has announced that it has flu vaccine available.

October 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Midway man charged in connection with crime that led to fatal shooting

A Midway man has reportedly been arrested in connection with a home invasion report in Statesboro that eventually led to a fatal shooting of one ...

October 05, 2016 | By Al Hackle and Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety

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