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Remains of fire victims still unidentified

The bodies of three people discovered in the smoldering rubble of an early morning fire Oct 4, have yet to be positively identified.

October 27, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


MACE story correction

In Wednesday's edition of the Coastal Courier, it was erroneously reported in a MACE drug task force story that 402 illegally obtained Darvocets where found inside Rebecca Flood's public housing residence. The drugs were confiscated from another location and not her current residence in the 400 block of Gassaway Street, Hinesville. The Courier regrets the error.

October 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter for Oct. 12

Disorderly conduct

October 27, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


MACE agents crack down on drugs

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force continues its battle to keep drugs and illegal prescriptions out of the hands of children.

October 25, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


MACE task force seizes $450,000 worth in September

August 2007

October 25, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Heart attack kills driver, wreck knocks out utilities

Authorities said a 48-year-old Midway man, who was employed as a trucker at Lyons Trucking in Richmond Hill, died after suffering an apparent heart attack Tuesday while traveling southbound on Highway 17, inside Bryan County.

October 24, 2007 | Staff reports | Public Safety


Smith accuser arrested

A man who accused Hinesville mayoral candidate Sampie Smith of having a gun at his side during a verbal altercation in June has been arrested.

October 23, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Children's fingerprinting offered

Time and information is critical when a child is missing, that's why SIP Kids has teamed up with Liberty Chrysler Dodge Jeep to provide parents with FBI quality digital fingerprints and photographs of their children - free of charge.

October 23, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Cause of fire likely to remain a mystery

"We will never know what the actual cause of the fire is," Liberty County Fire Coordinator and arson investigator James Ashdown said when questioned about the cause of an afternoon fire Sept. 23, at the Oglethorpe home of Dorothy Hines.

October 23, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Department blotter for Oct. 5

Disorderly conduct

October 20, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County Sheriff's blotter for Oct. 5

First-degree arson

October 20, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman indicted for trying to burn family

The following cases were brought before the newly empanelled grand jury:

October 18, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Motorcycle, SUV crash kills local man

A 58-year-old Hinesville man died Monday after his motorcycle collided with a sports utility vehicle during mid-morning traffic.

October 18, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


Long Countians to get E-911 addresses soon

GeoComm and the Long County E-911 Committee met Sept. 27 and reported residents should soon be informed of their new addresses.

October 18, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Storm-spotter class in Ludowici

Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, as well as an average of six deadly hurricanes. Potentially deadly weather impacts every American.

October 16, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Break-in at the EconoLodge on E. Oglethorpe Highway

Feb. 11 - Broken windows/criminal trespass - Officers responded to a Sequoia Circle residence in reference to criminal trespass. The complainant stated that someone shot a BB gun at her residence, breaking the front windows. HPD officers observed the broken windows and several BBs on the ground near the windows.

March 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Possession of cocaine, driving on suspended license

Feb. 11- Speeding, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude, driving without a valid license, possession of marijuana, failing to obey stop sign - An 18-year-old Midway man was stopped on Limerick Road after failing to stop at stop sign. He did not stop when the deputy turned on his lights and siren and was driving 55 mph in a 25 mph speed zone. The man lost control of his vehicle and nearly wrecked twice while trying to flee. When his Toyota Corolla skidded to a stop near Woods Drive, the deputy stopped in front of his vehicle so he couldn ...

March 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Former Liberty deputy injured on job at port

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy who now works security at the Georgia Ports Authority, was injured when he was struck by a tractor trailer there Monday, according to GSP Trooper Jamie Wilson.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Harassing phone calls to elderly woman

Feb. 8 : DUI/Speeding/Possession of open container - A Long County man was clocked doing 90 mph in a 55 zone and was pulled over next to Ward's Auto Body Shop off Highway 84.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Crash victim identified

The woman who died early Monday in a five-vehicle accident on I-95 has been identified as Vicki Persons, 62, of McIntosh County, according to GSP Trooper Quincy Melvin

March 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Wake swamps fisherman's boat

A man endured several hours slogging through a marsh Friday after the boat he was in was swamped by the wake of a larger boat that was passing.

February 27, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged wanted man sought

The Liberty County Sheriff Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted man.

February 27, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bomb threat at Long County High

Long County High School has been evacuated following a phone call claiming their was a bomb in the school.

February 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Surveillance shows person entering through drive-thru window

Jan. 5

February 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Texting may have caused fatal accident

The woman killed in a crash on I-95 Saturday has been identified as Emily Grubb, 19 from Poolesville, MD, and officials say she was apparently distracted by a text message when the accident happened.

February 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged shooter identified

The woman accused of firing a shot that nearly hit a sleeping woman in Hinesville about 6:30 a.m. Sunday has been identified as Neacie Blige, 51, according to HPD Det. Jeff Lui.

February 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Overloaded cord blamed for fire

An overloaded extension cord caused a fire that destroyed a Hinesville home Friday morning, displacing seven people.

February 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


I-95 crash near Midway kills woman

A woman was killed in a wreck on I-95 Saturday afternoon.

February 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire damages Hinesville home

A home on the 100 block of Thornbriar Drive was damaged when a fire swept through the single-story home Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged home-invasion shooter arrested, charged

Herbert Lewis, who allegedly shot a man during a home invasion in Walthourville last year, has been arrested and now faces three charges, including two aggravated assault.

February 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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