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Keep trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween

Halloween is one of the most enjoyable holidays for adults and children alike. It's also a time for making sure children are safe - in their costumes, on the street, and while enjoying all the treats collected. The following tips will help ensure your trick-or-treaters play it safe while haunting neighborhoods and gathering goodies.

October 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Grant to city helps police, fire departments

Hinesville recently received a $5,000 safety and liability management grant from the Georgia Municipal Association.

October 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Arrests made for school break-ins

The Ludowici Police Department arrested three suspects Monday in three different school break-ins in Ludowici.

October 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Murder trial ends in hung jury

After more than seven hours of deliberation, the jury assigned to Eddie Goodwin's trial was unable to come to an agreement on four charges of malice murder, felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and aggravated assault.

October 18, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Car bumps police cruiser, pot, liquor found

Hinesville Patrolman Michael Troutman was driving a prisoner Saturday evening to the Liberty County Regional Jail, and had stopped for the traffic light at the intersection of Frank Cochran and West Oglethorpe Highway when he was struck from behind by Akeem Walthour, 20, of Riceboro - driving an older model Buick. Walthour had a passenger, Chuckie Youmans, 17, in the vehicle with him.

October 16, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Truck wreck kills man

James Smiley, 59 was killed in a single vehicle accident Saturday morning according to GSP Trooper Robert Barry.

October 14, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 28

Aug. 21, Burglary/forced entry, West Oglethorpe Hwy.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Traffic stop leads to kidnapping arrest

LUDOWICI - A traffic stop in Ludowici led to the arrest of a man charged in a kidnapping case in Texas.

October 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Trash fire puts on show

Shoppers at Wal-Mart got more than they bargained for Saturday afternoon as smoke filled the sky behind the store and flames shot nearly 100 feet in the air.

October 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Legion trying to help hurricane victims

INDIANAPOLIS - The American Legion sped up its process to assist Legionnaires and Sons of the American Legion members who have been victimized by Hurricanes Ike or Gustav. Financial grants are available through the organization's National Emergency Fund.

October 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Bond denied in hatchet attack case

Wallace James, the man allegedly responsible for a double homicide in Riceboro on Aug. 28, was denied bond Monday morning in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Woman says relations with ex-lover not consensual

Despite having earlier relations with John E. Schneider, a Sunbury area woman testified Wednesday that they did not engage in consensual sexual relations on the night that resulted in charges being filed against Schneider.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


County opens courtroom in jail

During the September mid-month county commissioners meeting last Tuesday, officials said they liked the idea of moving some inmate hearings from the downtown courthouse to the courtroom housed in the Liberty County jail.

October 11, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Sunbury rape trial begins

The jury was selected and testimony began Tuesday in Liberty County Superior Court in the trial of a man accused of raping a Sunbury woman. The case, which has been likened to a crime novel, was once described as the trial of the century by attorneys. This trial and others that may follow promise several twists and turns.

October 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff commended for support of youth home

Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin recently received an award of appreciation from the Georgia Sheriff's Association and Youth Homes representative Sid Roberts, thanking the sheriff for the support he lends to the Georgia Youth Homes.

October 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Saturday wreck victims identified

The people involved in Saturday's accident on Highway 84 have been identified.

December 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Deli clerk thwarts armed robbery by running

A Subway sandwich shop on Gen. Stewart Way in Hinesville was held up by man with a gun about 9 p.m. Sunday.

December 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman alleged runs over boyfriend, another

Authorities in Long County are looking for a woman, who allegedly struck her boyfriend and another person with her vehicle during a domestic dispute Sunday evening.

December 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shoplifter gets away with diapers

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

December 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Midway homicide suspect arrested

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes has said Randall Futch, the suspect in the homicide of Dana Zeigler, 54, of 3104 Luke Road, lot 8 has been captured in Bulloch County at an address he was known to frequent.

December 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Shooting takes place outside Hinesville shoe store

Pandemonium broke out late Friday night when gunshots were fired as hundreds waited in line for a sneaker sale in the Liberty Square Shopping Center in Hinesville.

December 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Accident sends 6 to hospital

Six people were rushed to a Savannah hospital following two-car accident today near Liberty County High School.

December 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Midway death called suspicious

Authorities are investigating what they are calling the suspicious death of a woman near Midway Friday night.

December 19, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici PD impounds semi rig

The Ludowici Police Department is investigating two recent vehicle-related incidents.

December 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County wreck kills young man

A Glennville man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Long County.

December 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Booze ruins Thanksgiving dinners

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

December 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Woman foils apparent burglary attempt

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

December 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


$1,150 cellphone bill subject of fraud

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

December 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Voodoo part of couple's fight

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

December 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two flu-related deaths in area

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related deaths of two elderly women in the Coastal Health District – one from Chatham County and one from Effingham County.

December 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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