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Murder cases developing

The murder trial for suspected killer Richard Earl Geiger, who is accused of stabbing his girlfriend with a knife, was continued because officials are awaiting a mental evaluation.

July 10, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Robbery suspect described

The FBI is asking area residents to help authorities find and arrest the man responsible for robbing the Midway branch of the Heritage Bank Wednesday morning.

July 10, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Vandals hit LCRD office again

Just a week after being burglarized and vandalized, the Liberty County Recreation Department's administrative office was hit again Tuesday night or Wednesday morning by vandals who broke the front door glass and shattered an interior glass wall. The vandals also targeted the National Guard Armory building and the law firm of Osteen and Osteen.

July 10, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Armed robber hits Midway bank

Local authorities were not commenting or releasing details about the Wednesday morning armed robbery at the Midway branch of The Heritage Bank, saying the investigation was turned over to the FBI.

July 08, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Bonds denied in fatal shooting; one suspect released

Bond was denied for the four suspects accused of shooting David Anthony Jones Jr. to death at his Tapco Mobile Home residence in Hinesville June 16.

July 08, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Wreck victims named

The victims of a wreck on I-95 in Liberty County Friday have been identified.

July 08, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


I-95 wreck kills one, injures one

A three-vehicle accident on I-95 Friday night killed one person and injured another.

July 06, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Three-vehicle wreck sends one to hospital

Tuesday morning's wreck, which left one vehicle flipped over on Hinesville's Main Street, involved three vehicles, not one as previously reported.

July 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Daytime break-ins up

A jump in the number of daytime home burglaries last weekend across Liberty County has prompted authorities to warn residents to be vigilant.

July 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Second arrest for Twin Oaks break-ins

A second arrest was made this week in the rash of burglaries reported in the Twin Oaks apartment complex in Ludowici.

July 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long Forestry unit urges safety on Fourth

With the 4th of July just a few days away, crowds of people will be firing up grills or heading out to campsites. Because of all the rain Long and Liberty counties have seen this year, many revelers aren't concerned about igniting brush fires.

July 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Little new on drive-by shooting

A 5-year-old was wounded in a drive-by shooting Saturday evening in Hinesville.

July 01, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Heat advisory updated for Tuesday

A heat advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for our area for this afternoon. And isolated sever thunderstorms are possible because of the heat.

The service's Charleston office said the temperature, plus humidity will be dangerous from noon until 8 this evening. The chance of pop-up storms will last until 10 Tuesday evening.

June 30, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Child shot in drive-by out of hospital

The child injured in an apparent drive-by shooting Saturday evening has been released from the hospital, Hinesville Police report.

The 5-year-old was injured in what police are describing as a drive-by shootings Saturday at about 6:30 p.m.

June 29, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


MACE report for May

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 53 cases in May.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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'Spider-Man' robs Wing Stop

An armed robber, wearing a Spider-Man mask, hit a Hinesville restaurant Saturday afternoon.

July 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Soldier granted bond on murder charge

Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart set bond at $50,000 for Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Ray Mealy during a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in connection with the death of Nathaniel Brown in early June.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Ludowici PD recognizes officers

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell recently recognized several members of his department during Police Officer Appreciation Week.

July 02, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Now legal fireworks worry health officials

Today, sales of fireworks become legal in Georgia.

July 01, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety


Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence

The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier, who pleaded guilty to the crime in early June, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Car, logging truck collide in Riceboro

An early Monday morning collision between a car and a logging truck in Riceboro sent a Brunswick man to the hospital.

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


Tips on not being hit by lightning

ATLANTA - Since 2000, lightning has been one of the most-common weather-related killers in Georgia, second only to tornadoes.

June 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


GBI investigating Long County death; foul play is not suspected

The Long County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the Wednesday-afternoon death of a Long County man.

June 25, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Second Ludowici fire raises suspicions

A second fire in Ludowici overnight Thursday has raised suspicions, but so far no link has been determined, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office arson investigator.

June 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici fire displaces 5 people

A mobile-home fire Wednesday night in Ludowici displaced five people, but no one was injured, authorities said.

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


Little dog shot, maybe by a neighbor

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

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County Fire Department Still on the Job, Despite Reports

Despite rumors, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department is still providing service to the citizens, Assistant Fire Chief Randy Combs said Monday.

June 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Mother enters plea in her daughter’s death

Candice Nicole Boles entered a plea of guilty of cruelty to children in the first degree, a felony, and guilty of cruelty to children in the second degree, admitting she played a role in the death of her daughter Andraia Boles, who was 3 at the time of her murder in February 2013.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Good Samaritan, or pool poisoner?

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

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Wayne County baseball standout dies in wreck

A standout Wayne County High School baseball player died in a wreck Saturday afternoon as he was traveling to Georgia Southern University, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said.

June 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle and Lewis Levine Correspondents | Public Safety


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