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4 plead guilty in Long Co. kidnapping case

Four people accused of kidnapping and pistol-whipping a Long County man pleaded guilty Friday in the Long County Courthouse in Ludowici.

August 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Tornado warning issued for area now cancelled

The tornado warning that was issued for Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh counties is now cancelled.

August 01, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for July 30

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police department included:

July 30, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Blotter: July 6-11

These were the recent police reports in Hinesville:

July 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 27

Here are some recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Two firefighters injured

Two Hinesville firefighters were injured in an explosion Thursday morning, according to HFD Capt. Kris Johanson.

July 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway officer nabs suspects minutes after crime

Midway Police Officer Russell Knox said it was solid police work and some luck that led to his apprehension of three armed-robbery suspects early Wednesday morning.

July 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 23

Recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shooting reported at Hillery Park

A shooting has been reported at Hillery Park in Walthourville. It happened just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden. The victim was taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center, but his condition is unknown. Authorities are on the lookout for the suspects, described as two black males in a white Ford Escort. Anyone with information should call 911. Currently, few details are known about the incident, but the Courier will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

July 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD gets new DUI-test equipment

The Hinesville Police Department recently received a grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to provide funding for a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000 breath alcohol testing instrument.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long County resolves EMS issue

For the past year, the provider of Long County's future emergency medical services has been shrouded in uncertainty. But Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley said last week that there soon will be no cause for concern.

July 21, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotters July 18

July 2: Verbal dispute ­- A Hinesville man called a deputy to his residence due to a fight he had with a woman.

July 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department Blotters July 18

July 5: Criminal attempt to commit burglary - A Hinesville resident believed someone tried to enter his house through the front door.

July 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Nearby wreck damaged dealer's cars

Several vehicles were damaged following a vehicle accident Friday on West Oglethorpe and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The Liberty Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM dealership had several vehicles damaged on its lot when a pickup truck traveling on West Oglethorpe Highway was involved in an accident with another vehicle. The pick up struck used and new trucks, damaging the vehicles.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Kroger drive-through suspect denied bond

Jenorris McKenzie was denied bond on his first appearance before a magistrate Friday, according to Hinesville Chief of Detectives Maj. Thomas Cribbs. McKenzie is accused of driving his Honda through Kroger on Highway 84 on Wednesday night. No one was hurt in the incident, but the store was heavily damaged.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


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Three in critical condition after wreck

Three people were injured Tuesday night in a single-car crash in Long County.

October 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Some couples should've never got together

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Tips lead to Ludowici arrests

Police Chief Robert Poppell said officers made an arrest after hearing about an Oct. 4 robbery on South Macon Street.

October 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Bond set for burglary suspect

A man arrested inside a dry cleaners early Monday has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary, according to Hinesville Police Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

October 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent murder-suicide in Ellabell

The Oct. 1 deaths of an elderly Ellabell couple apparently were the result of a murder-suicide, according to a Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident report.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspects charged, denied bond

Two of the three suspects in last week's shooting death of a Macon man made first appearances in magistrate's court Monday morning in the courtroom located in the Liberty County jail.

October 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Cows damage crops

Recent reports to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

October 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three arrested in Days Inn shooting

Authorities arrested three suspects in the shooting death of Markese Mahone, a Macon-area rapper who was killed early Friday morning at a Days Inn just outside Hinesville city limits.

October 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified

The man killed in an early Friday shooting at a Flemington hotel has been identified as Markese Mahone, 25, of Macon, according to the incident report filed by Liberty County Deputy Dustin Rushing.

October 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


LCSO deputies involved in high-speed chase

Shortly after midnight Sept. 21, a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped black Ford F-150 driven by a man the deputy suspected was intoxicated. Before back up could arrive, the driver of the truck fled, driving east-bound on Highway 84 at speeds of over 100 mph.

October 02, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities say Bryan Co. victim was shot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that an autopsy conducted Monday at its Coastal Crime Laboratory Medical Examiner's Office in Savannah revealed that James Michael Bragg died of a gunshot wound during an alter-cation around 12 a.m. Saturday morning on Lincoln Circle in Kilkenny.

October 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Employee complains of sexual harassment

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long deputy completes training

FORSYTH - Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff's Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff adds, promotes personnel

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Chief Deputy Jon Long and jail administrator Jeff Hein officiated the swearing-in ceremony for several new deputies Wednesday morning at the Liberty County Justice Center.

September 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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