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Nursing home fire just causes scare

A small fire made for a brief scare for residents at the Woodland Health and Rehabilitation Center in Midway early Thursday morning. No one was injured, nor any of the residents displaced.

September 21, 2007 | By Patty leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Woman killed in Long Co.

By Mike Riddle

September 19, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Former lawman sentenced

A former Liberty County law enforcement officer, who was charged in 2005 with the theft of county road equipment, has finally had his day in court.

September 19, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


First a semi, then a building

A Hinesville woman suffered only minor abrasions in a wreck Tuesday, according to an incident report filed by Ludowici police officer J.R. Downs Jr.

September 15, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


MACE, LCSD seize drugs, pistol, vehicles

The Multi Agency Drug Task Force and the Liberty County Sheriff's Department seized more than 30 pounds of marijuana, 7.6 grams of cocaine, a stolen 9mm handgun and three vehicles this past week in an increasing effort to reduce the amount of drugs and crime in the community, according to authorities.

September 15, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Bomb threat prompts courthouse search

Following a phoned in bomb threat, the Liberty County Courthouse and annex were locked down earlier this week.

September 15, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Public Safety


Wrecks keep emergency responders busy

Two unrelated wrecks kept Hinesville traffic accident investigators and Liberty EMS busy Aug. 29. Just before noon, a male driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle as he attempted to make a turn from Highway 84 onto Courtland Drive. According to lead traffic investigator Les Patton, the driver attempted the turn while traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control, sending the Nissan into the median on Courtland Road. The vehicle stopped when it hit a palm tree, knocking it to the ground and partially blocking the north side of Courtland Drive. The driver told officers Patton and ...

September 15, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Troopers prepare for busy holiday weekend

Georgia state troopers and officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance and Capitol Police divisions are preparing for a busy 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period. Heavy traffic is expected throughout the weekend across the state as holiday vacation travel combines with holiday festivals and the start of the high school and college football seasons.

September 15, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman, baby narrowly escape vehicle blaze

A Fort Stewart woman and her 9-month-old baby are lucky to be alive after the vehicle they were traveling in was struck by a log truck and then engulfed by fire minutes later, according to law enforcement authorities.

September 13, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Aug. 26

Theft by taking

September 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Dog used for search, rescue

Leonard Turner and his canine partner, Chase, attend the Midway Volunteer Fire Department open house Tuesday. Chase is part of the Eastern District's search and rescue team and was involved in the search for a lost person in the Magnolia Manor area and a missing girl search in Pooler. He can track and search by air scent. Chase is training to be a cadaver dog. Doug Salsberg from the Richmond Hill Police Department is helping the pair with their training. At home, Chase is just another member of the family, Turner said.

September 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Few turn out for fire department open house

The Midway Volunteer Fire Department handed out tea, hot dogs and desserts while Angie's Diner was on hand frying food.

September 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Man pleads to shootin

A bizarre case that involved a shooting and vehicle theft last Nov. 4 at the residence of Thelma and Calvin Caswell in Hinesville has ended with a guilty plea.

September 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


PoJo suspects still at large

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is still seeking two men responsible for a brazen, mid-day armed robbery of Pojo's Treasures and Things in Midway on May 31.

September 08, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County Sheriff's Department blotter for Aug. 24

Domestic dispute, Aug. 3

September 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Friday fire injures one, displaces three

A Long County man was injured as he escaped from his burning home Friday. Three people were displaced by the fire.

January 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle and Lewis Levine Correspondents | Public Safety


Meth-lab suspect caught

A man who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges was apprehended Monday by a team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies.

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Burglar may have left cell phone at scene

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Update: St. Catherines diver found alive

The diver that went missing Tuesday morning in St. Catherines Sound, Bill Eberlein, has been found alive and was treated on a Sea Tow boat, according to Liberty County Eastern District Volunteer Fire and Rescue firefighter Joe Cannon.

January 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robberies, burglaries plague city

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Marshals seek alleged fugitive

The United States Marshals Service is looking for Frank S. Monsegue Sr.

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici hit-and-run investigated

An alleged hit-and-run occurred Tuesday night in Ludowici, and law enforcement is asking for the public's help in the investigation.

January 19, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville gets grant for police cars

The Georgia Municipal Association presented safety-grant checks Jan. 8 to Hinesville for special mirrors and cameras for Hinesville Police Department cars. The city received $5,995 for digital video mirrors and $5,474 for thermal-imaging cameras.

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Pembroke hires new police chief

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 15, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robbery at birthday party

Reports recently filed a the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fence doesn't make for good neighbors

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

January 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Mother seeks answers in son's death

In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.

January 13, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety


Electronics targeted in home burglaries

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three cars stolen in one night

One determined alleged car thief was busy Dec. 29, stealing vehicles from three different locations in Long County and Ludowici.

January 12, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Three robbery suspects arrested

A Thursday-night raid on a mobile home in Ludowici snagged three suspects wanted in connection with armed robberies in Liberty County, according to Sheriff Steve Sikes.

January 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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