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10 arrested in Walthourville drug sting

The Walthourville Police Department announced Monday that Phase 1 of its undercover drug sting, named "Operation Insider," led to the arrest of 10 suspects dealing narcotics, and arrests warrants were issued for three others, since St. Patrick's Day.

March 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Public's help sought in Tattnall fatal shooting investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Tattnall County Sheriff's Office are investigating the shooting death of Travis Hankerson, 36, outside a nightclub called the Social Hall in the White Pines community near Glennville, accord to GBI Special Agent in Charge Cathy Sapp.

March 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation score

The following is among the food service establishments inspected in February by the Liberty County Health Department. To view all restaurant scores, go to dph.georgia.gov/environmen

March 17, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici Police blotter

An electrical fire heavily damaged a Ludowici home Monday morning, but quick action by police Chief Robert Poppell helped save the life of a young man and a small dog.

March 14, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 14

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office inlcude:

March 14, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman uses gun to rob another unloading groceries

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted armed robbery about 9:30 p.m. Thursday on Live Oak Church Road.

March 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores March 10

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in February by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, go to dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

March 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Sheriff's office offers gun safety course

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office conducted a firearms safety class on Feb. 6.

March 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Teacher smells joint at school, administrators call police

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers include:

March 10, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


4 jailed after car stopped near Riceboro

A car that was driving on the wrong side of the road ended with four people in jail Tuesday afternoon after narcotics were discovered in their vehicle, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

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


High-speed chase ends in Liberty County, thwarts would-be visit to Obama

An attempt to initiate a traffic stop in Camden County led authorities on a 50-mile chase that ended in Liberty County on Tuesday night - and pre-empted a trip to visit the president of the United States.

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


Two arrested after high-speed chase

Two men were arrested after a high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon along Highway 84 from Walthourville to Holmestown, where their vehicle overturned, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

March 05, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville police seek bank-scam suspect

On Feb. 24, a man entered a Hinesville bank and committed a scam, and now Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in finding him.

March 02, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


1 arrested, another sought in Long Co. Rec Dept. break-in

An arrest has been made in a January break-in at the Long County Recreation Department, but authorities are still looking for a second suspect.

March 02, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Brush fire burns 200-300 acres in Long County

A controlled burn in Long County got out of control Saturday afternoon, damaging an estimated 200 to 300 acres.

February 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Single-vehicle accident in Hinesville sends 1 to hospital

A Sunday morning accident on South Main Street at Eunice Road temporarily closed the street after a 2004 Lexus RX flipped over and ended up ...

June 26, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Robber apprehended after high speed chase

An alleged armed robber was apprehended after a high-speed chase wound through Hinesville Saturday just before noon.

June 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Waycross woman arrested after Amtrak train hits roadblock in Wayne County

An Amtrak train was damaged by what appeared to be an intentional roadblock on the tracks in Wayne County earlier this week, authorities said.

June 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County fire displaces man

A man was displaced after his home on the 200 block of Rye Patch Road in western Liberty County filled quickly with smoke Wednesday night.

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Police: Driver avoids checkpoint, crashes into pole in Long County after high-speed chase

Troopers manning a checkpoint in Walthourville were led on a high-speed chase into Long County when the driver tried to avoid the stop, according to ...

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver hurt in Lake George wreck

A single-vehicle wreck left the driver injured and knocked out power in the Lake George area.

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Jacksonville man dies in I-95 wreck in Liberty County

A Jacksonville, Florida, man was killed when the pickup he was driving ran off Interstate 95 and rolled over.

June 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Arrest warrant issued in Liberty County theft investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued an arrest warrant in connection with an investigation into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring in Liberty County, and ...

June 20, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Attempt to fleece a scammer backfires

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

June 20, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire destroys Hinesville produce store

R&J Produce market in Hinesville was destroyed by a fire early Monday.

June 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI: Appling County sheriff shoots motorist in Wayne County

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting Friday by the Appling County sheriff just over the line in Wayne County, according to ...

June 18, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Ludowici Police blotters

Reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department the week of May 26 through June 2 included:

June 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Authorities ask for help finding bank robber

The Jesup Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed the ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police: Hinesville hit-and-run leads to high-speed chase across Liberty County

A hit-and-run Tuesday night in Hinesville led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended near Holmestown Road when the suspect crashed, police said.

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


UPDATE: Vehicle recovered from Altamaha River; Jesup man still missing

A vehicle recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Altamaha River was a pickup truck that had been reported stolen in 2005, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles ...

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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