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Soldier gets 70 months for faking wife's death

SAVANNAH - A former Fort Stewart soldier has been sentenced to almost six years in prison for defrauding the Army out of a $100,000 insurance benefit by claiming that his wife had died.

November 01, 2008 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Child dies, arrest possible soon

A seven-month-old prematurely born girl died two weeks ago as a result of injuries, the Hinesville Police Department reported. According to HPD Det. Doug Snider, autopsy reports concluded the infant's death was caused by head trauma probably from abuse.

October 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE helps bust prostitutes in Glynn Co.

The Glynn/Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team joined with the Brunswick Police Department Special Services Division, the Glynn County Police Department and the Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force from Hinesville to help rid the streets of prostitutes and their prospective customers during a 12-hour sting last Friday that netted 20 people on various misdemeanor and felony charges.

October 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE seizes $60,000 worth of drugs

The Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened a total of 78 cases with 69 offenders for September. Drugs with a street value of $59,825 were confiscated as well as $6,969 in U. S. currency and one car valued at $1,000. Mace seized three weapons for the month.

October 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Deer present extra risk to drivers in fall

MERIDEN, Conn. - Fall is the worst time of year for automobile collisions involving deer. From October through December each year, these accidents account for more than 150 human and nearly 1.5 million deer fatalities. Experts attribute the problem to the combination of deer mating and migration habits and shortened daylight hours.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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


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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


Hinesville police seek public’s help in Parker’s robbery

Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in solving a strong-arm robbery that occurred last week at Parker's convenience store.

July 15, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Mother, son fight over money

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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