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Former Liberty County deputy is laid to rest

A large group of family, friends and fellow law-enforcement officers said goodbye Tuesday to a Georgia Ports Authority police officer and former Liberty County sheriff's deputy, Cpl. William Solomon.

November 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Fire destroys Walthourville mobile home

A Walthourville woman's home was destroyed in a fire early Saturday morning.

November 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Persistent shoplifter won't leave store alone

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers include:

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


First couple throw weight behind safe driving project

ATLANTA - The Thanksgiving travel period has always been one of the busiest times on Georgia roads and because of that, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety uses this period to remind motorists to buckle up during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign.

November 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Boles sentenced to 30 years

Candice Nicole Boles was sentenced to 30 years to serve for her part in the death of her 3-year old daughter Andraia Boles in February 2013.

November 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fallen deputy was epitome of service

When Liberty County Deputy William Solomon told Sheriff Steve Sikes in 2013 that he had the chance to make a good career move, taking a job with the Georgia Ports Authority Police, Sikes tried to persuade him to stay.

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


Former Liberty County deputy dies from injuries in March accident

Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon has died of injuries he sustained after being struck by a tractor-trailer in March while directing traffic by the port, according to Liberty County Coroner Reginald Pierce.

November 19, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Arson board offers holiday fire-safety tips

Keep the appropriate fire safety tips handy while preparing for the holiday season this year. Agent Tico Brown of Country Financial and the Georgia Arson Control Board urge residents of Liberty County to keep safety in mind when decorating their homes for the holidays. Brown offers the following tips:

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Loaded gun found on side of road in Ludowici

A trash-pickup effort held in Ludowici picked up more than just trash on Nov. 7. A loaded pistol also was found.

November 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Sheriff's academy teaches 10 about LCSO

Ten Liberty County residents learned about the Liberty County Sheriff's Office during the 10-week Citizens Academy. They graduated from the class Nov. 4.

November 13, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman charged with beating up son

The Ludowici Police Department recently made two arrests, and Chief Robert Poppell answered questions regarding prison work details.

November 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Could Kate be last gasp of hurricane season

Tropical Storm Kate will bring strong winds and rough seas in the area from the Southeast Coast to Bermuda into Wednesday.

November 10, 2015 | By Kristine Pydynowski Senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.com | Public Safety


Drive-through flu clinic Nov. 17

The Liberty County Health Department will host a drive-through flu-vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Shuman Recreation Center, 800 Tupelo Trail (behind the health department) in Hinesville.

November 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Police recognize alleged counterfeiter on video

Reports recently filed by the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Midway man charged with murder

The suspect in a shooting in which the victim later died now faces a charge of malice murder, according to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Chris Reed.

November 05, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Restaurant sanitation scores Jan. 6-21

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in December by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

February 12, 2016 | By Staff Report | Public Safety


UPDATE: F.E.A.R. defendant breaks down during sentencing hearing

A member of the radical militia group Forever Enduring Always Ready, or F.E.A.R., had his sentence reduced Thursday after he cooperated extensively ...

February 11, 2016 | Patty Leon pleon@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Blotters Feb. 10

Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 10, 2016 | By Staff Report | Public Safety


High-speed chase ends in arrest in Long County

A Long County high-speed chase ended in the arrest of a man facing hit-and-run charges in Chatham County.

February 09, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Hinesville police investigate church break-in

Hinesville police are looking for a suspect in the recent break-in of a local church.

February 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


'We were very lucky'

Personnel at Fort Stewart are carrying on with nearly normal activities as the installation continues to clean up and recover from Wednesday's EF-1 tornado.

February 06, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Long County woman arrested in shooting death of her husband

A woman is being held without bond after being arrested in the June shooting death of her husband, the Long County Sheriff's Office announced ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Prison re-entry program hopes to have office open within 40 days

The volunteers, law officers, supervision authorities and steering committee for the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition say the program to reintegrate inmates leaving jail into the ...

February 05, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Super Bowl fans don't let others drive home drunk

ATLANTA - The Super Bowl is America's most watched sporting event and on Sunday, drunk drivers will be the most watched motorists by Georgia law ...

February 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Driver, 14, seriously injured after high-speed chase in Liberty County

A 14-year-old driver was seriously injured following a high-speed chase in eastern Liberty County early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

February 03, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Emergency planners set statewide tornado drill set for Wednesday morning

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal, in collaboration with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and the National Weather Service, looks to remind Georgians about the ...

February 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect denied bond

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville was denied bond during his first court appearance Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Angela Rogers.

February 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect in custody

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville is in custody, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 01, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged porno video used as blackmail goad

Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 01, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man gets life plus 40 in Hinesville burglary, murder

The defendant in a burglary that resulted in the murder of a soldier has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life with parole plus 40 ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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