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Former soldier sentenced to 20 years for child pornography

SAVANNAH -- Spc. Ryan Verch was sentenced to 262 months imprisonment for his conviction for production of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor last week, according to Edmund A. Booth, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia,

March 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


The 'hit man' email scam has reached Georgia

ATLANTA -- The FBI started warning the public about the "hit man" scam early in 2007, and recently it has shown up in Coastal Georgia.

March 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Broken taillight leads to drug arrest

LUDOWICI - On Feb. 3 a busted rear taillight led to a Garden City man's arrest here for drug possession and the possession of a stolen firearm.

March 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Drug activity high in Walthourville

Liberty County Deputy Travis Palmer had a busy night last Sunday in Walthourville, making two arrests on drug related charges within two hours.

March 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Man drowns during police chase

An Evans County man drowned when he fell into a pond while being chase on foot by a Liberty County deputy early Friday.

March 04, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Blood drives coming to area

The American Red Cross has said blood supplies across the state have been severely low for several weeks, and many of the mostly commonly needed blood types are at or below a day's supply.

February 28, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


MACE report Feb. 13

In massive sweeps conducted over the last few weeks the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force has rid the streets of drugs and drug dealers within Liberty County.

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office blotter Feb. 12

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February 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Midway fire takes two people's home

Investigators are still investigating what caused a late night fire Monday in the Midway area.

February 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


February 11th is annual 2-1-1 Day

SAVANNAH - Monday is going to be special in the Coastal Empire. It is the fourth annual 2-1-1 Day.

February 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


More smoke from fire on post

A prescribed fire measuring an estimated 887 acres is burning today, Monday, Febr. 11, in south Bryan County.

February 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Smoke from prescribed fire

A prescribed fire measuring an estimated 207 acres is burning today in Liberty County.

February 23, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long E-911 progresses on data base

Just two months ago Long County E-911 was at 46 percent on matching data base through Windstream and Coastal Utilities.

February 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Suspect arrested in construction site burglary cases

A Midway man was arrested Thursday and charged with recent construction site burglaries in Richmond Hill and Midway.

February 23, 2008 | By Ross Blair Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Murder suspect called competent for trial

In a death penalty case, an evaluation has recommended that Andrea Wilson be found mentally competent to stand trial for her alleged involvement in the death of her 3-year-old cousin Prince C. Davis Jr.

February 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


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HPD gets new DUI-test equipment

The Hinesville Police Department recently received a grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to provide funding for a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000 breath alcohol testing instrument.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long County resolves EMS issue

For the past year, the provider of Long County's future emergency medical services has been shrouded in uncertainty. But Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley said last week that there soon will be no cause for concern.

July 21, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotters July 18

July 2: Verbal dispute ­- A Hinesville man called a deputy to his residence due to a fight he had with a woman.

July 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department Blotters July 18

July 5: Criminal attempt to commit burglary - A Hinesville resident believed someone tried to enter his house through the front door.

July 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Nearby wreck damaged dealer's cars

Several vehicles were damaged following a vehicle accident Friday on West Oglethorpe and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The Liberty Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM dealership had several vehicles damaged on its lot when a pickup truck traveling on West Oglethorpe Highway was involved in an accident with another vehicle. The pick up struck used and new trucks, damaging the vehicles.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Kroger drive-through suspect denied bond

Jenorris McKenzie was denied bond on his first appearance before a magistrate Friday, according to Hinesville Chief of Detectives Maj. Thomas Cribbs. McKenzie is accused of driving his Honda through Kroger on Highway 84 on Wednesday night. No one was hurt in the incident, but the store was heavily damaged.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Authorities hope they have GeoVista robber

William Bass, who was believed to be living in Liberty County, is being looked at as the primary suspect in last week's GeoVista robbery in Hinesville.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Electrical problem may have started fire

The Carter Road home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldiers risk lives to extinguish fire

Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.

July 18, 2014 | By Sgt. Alexandra Shea 1st ABCT, 3rd ID | Public Safety


Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville official's home destroyed

The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified, shooter still loose

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


More arrests in alcohol, tobacco fraud ring

The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hensler completes impaired-driving enforcement course

Corporal Scott Hensler of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired-driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Shooting victim critical

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile home park on Wilder Road.

July 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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