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Families spend time together in jail

Last week, two Long County families put a new twist on the old adage "a family that plays together stays together." There wasn't much playing involved but, due to some bad judgments, the families did end up staying together - in the Ludowici jail.

July 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Child molestation suspect pleads not guilty

Facing two counts of cruelty to children, three counts of child molestation and one count of criminal attempt to cause a child pain, suspect Nicholas Lewis stood before Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose and entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment hearing July 14.

July 22, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Darien bank robbery suspects caught

DARIEN - Authorities have arrested two of three Florida men accused of robbing a bank on U.S. 17 in Darien.

July 22, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Bond denied to shooting suspect

A man is currently being held in the Liberty County Jail for a shooting in Walthourville during 4th of July weekend.

July 21, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Family grapples Long County woman's disappearance

Debora Gail DeLoach Moody was last seen Dec. 4, 2007. The Long County woman's disappearance shocked the local community and has been especially hard on Moody's family.

July 17, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Still no suspect in bank robbery

As of Tuesday night, there were still no suspect arrests in connection with last Wednesday's robbery of The Heritage Bank in Midway, said Atlanta FBI Agent Stephen Emmett.

July 15, 2009 | Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Murder, assault suspects arraigned

A man suspected of killing his mother and stepfather, a father accused of killing his 7-month-old daughter and a man suspected of sexual assault and false imprisonment all entered pleas of not guilty Monday morning during their respective arraignment hearing at the Liberty County Jail before Liberty Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart.

July 15, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


LRMC working on EMS building

Liberty Regional Medical Center isn't waiting around for county money to build its new, much-needed EMS headquarters building.

July 13, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Fire at Interstate mill damages machinery

A fire at Interstate Paper in Riceboro damaged machinery at the plant Saturday afternoon. Several fire and rescue departments from Liberty County responded.

July 13, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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


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Arraignment scheduled in Hinesville aggravated sodomy case

A 21-year-old man is scheduled for arraignment Aug. 10 before Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart on charges he sodomized a 4-year-old girl.

August 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville police investigate stabbing of man

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the stabbing of a man during a domestic dispute.

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


Identity of soldier killed in crash released

Police released the identity Thursday of a Fort Stewart soldier killed in a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon in Hinesville.

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


Officer remembers slain robbery victim

Hinesville police Officer James Williams is heartbroken over the death of Hakeem Lamar Clark, the 21-year-old city resident who was gunned down Saturday night during ...

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments

The following indictments were recently handed up by the Liberty County Grand Jury:

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


McGruff visits Long County Library

Kids from all over the area got a treat recently as they met McGruff the Crime Dog at the Long County Library.

July 28, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Tinted windows, cardboard tag lead to arrests

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

July 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three plead not guilty to murder charges

Three men accused of gunning down Macon-area rapper Markese Mahone recently were in Liberty County Superior Court, each pleaded not guilty during their formal arraignments.

July 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville man shot to death in Savannah robbery

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Hinesville man during a reported robbery in the parking lot of a post office ...

July 26, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Crash victims identified, driver to be ticketed

Six people were injured in a two-car accident on Leroy Coffer Highway Thursday afternoon, according to GSP Trooper Harry Middleton.

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


Fleming wreck ejected toddler; soldier stopped to help

More details were released Friday on the Thursday-afternoon wreck that injured six people, including two toddlers.

July 23, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office Blotters

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July 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Murder suspects plead to voluntary manslaughter

A murder suspect entered a plea of guilty of manslaughter that resulted in the stabbing death of Davis Williams Jr., in January 2013.

July 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Georgia announces recall of Aspen Foods chicken products

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Aspen Foods stuffed chicken products distributed in Georgia because of potential ...

July 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


LCSO runs safety checkpoints on 4th weekend

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he wanted to ensure citizens had a safe Fourth of July weekend. His department's patrol unit was out ...

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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