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High temperatures produce high risks

Things are heating up in Liberty County, and it's not just because of the hotly contested primary races and upcoming elections.

July 21, 2010 | Amy Johstono Courier intern | Public Safety


Accident closes Talmadge for an hour

Talmadge Road was blocked in both directions Tuesday afternoon when a flatbed truck lost its load as the driver swerved to avoid hitting a car.

July 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Slain woman's partner now faces murder charge

Maurice Newsome, 21, the boyfriend of Savannah Smith, now faces murder charges in her death. Smith's body was found last month in Gum Branch.

July 21, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Body of Savannah Smith identified

According to autopsy results, a body found June 18 near Juanita Road in Liberty County is that of Hinesville woman Savannah Smith, 22, who previously had not been seen since June 8. Hinesville Police Department Detective Thomas Cribbs confirmed Smith's identity at 4 p.m. Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Teen shot in Elaine Street apartment

July 16, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ellabell man indicted in federal court

An Ellabell man is one of 32 people indicted in federal court on drug charges, it was announced late last week.

July 14, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Attorney tapped for Long Co. bench

Hinesville attorney Jeffery L. Arnold was chosen Monday for a judgeship on the State Court of Long County by Gov. Sonny Perdue's Judicial Nominating Commission.

July 14, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


ATM user robbed at gunpoint

What should have been a routine transaction Thursday night for Faye Parr at the Heritage Bank's Midway branch turned potentially deadly when a man robbed her at gunpoint.

July 12, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long deputy nabes Colorado fugitive

According to Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi, a man who escaped from the Colorado Department of Corrections was captured June 29 during a traffic stop on Georgia Highway 119.

July 12, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspect nabbed in Florida

A man wanted in connection with a March 9 shooting in Long County has bee captured June 27 in Duval County, Fla. The suspect, Edward Earl Holmes, 29, had been on the run for nearly four months, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

July 09, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Three injured in Long County wreck

A two-car wreck Tuesday in Long County sent three people to the hospital. Georgia State Patrol Trooper W.N. Bouman said he received a call just after 1 p.m. about a two-vehicle accident on Highway 301 South, just outside Ludowici's city limits.

July 09, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Child dies from injuries

The Hinesville toddler who was struck by a car Sunday as he sat in his stroller awaiting a 4th of July fireworks display died Wednesday afternoon, according to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Max McLendon.

July 08, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hit-and-run driver hits toddler

A toddler struck by a vehicle Sunday in Hinesville is in serious condition in a Savannah hospital.

July 07, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for July 2

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July 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Time to put the phones down while driving

Two new laws took effect July 1. Senate Bill 360 bans texting while driving for adult drivers and House Bill 23 bans all cell phone use for teen drivers. Both of these new laws carry fines of $150 and one point added to the driving records of violators. The new laws are designed to reduce distracted driving. Twenty-five states already ban texting for all drivers and 25 states also ban all cell phone usage for teen drivers.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Hinesville Police blotter

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Special needs registry for evacuation

Public health officials encourage residents in Liberty County, who may have functional, access or medical needs and no way to evacuate if a storm is ...

June 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Meeting on storm readiness June 29

Want information about the upcoming hurricane season and what you can do to be prepared?

June 12, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storm advice from head of Long Co. EMA

Editor's note: The following was submitted by Ed Brewer, the director of Long County Emergency Management Agency.

June 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Judge denies bond reduction for suspect

A man suspected by police of killing a man in an alleged drug deal gone wrong last July was denied a lower bond last week.

June 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Officers respond to possible mental health situations

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Teen driving safety event returning to Georgia

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is honored to announce Georgia is one of five states selected to receive a teen driving safety grant ...

June 06, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Traffic enforcement initiative starts Monday

State and local law enforcement officers across Georgia starting Monday will kick off a traffic campaign to take drunken and drugged drivers off the roads ...

June 03, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


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