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GBI: Man shot in Long County home by resident who didn't know he was there

A resident who lives in the Long County home where a man's body was found early Wednesday shot him, not previously aware that the man was in the home, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

November 05, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Long County shooting victim identified

A man's body was found at a home early Wednesday morning in a home on Taylor Creek Spur Northeast in unincorporated Long County, Sheriff Craig Nobles said.

November 04, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Liberty County prison re-entry group gives Ga. officials an update

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's paper. The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless was recently given the Re-entry Partnership Housing Award from the state Community Affairs and Community Supervision departments. The funding was incorrectly stated in a front-page article Wednesday concerning the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition.

November 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


3rd ID soldier dies in boating accident

The man whose body was recovered Monday after a weekend boating accident on the Savannah River was a 3rd Infantry Division soldier, according to the Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office.

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


No drugs found in search at Bradwell

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

November 03, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Authorities: Man leads police on high-speed chase — with 2 small children as passengers

A high-speed chase that began in Liberty County ended up in Tattnall County, and to the officers' surprise, two children were found in the back seat.

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


Liberty County shooting victim dies

A man has died from complications stemming from a shooting last month in Liberty County.

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


Liberty County deputy charged with receiving stolen property

A Liberty County sheriff's deputy has been forced to resign and was arrested following allegations he received stolen property, authorities said.

October 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


AAA offers Tow to Go for Halloween

Forty-three percent of all motor-vehicle deaths on Halloween involved drunk driving, according to the last five years of reported data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That combined with the increased number of pedestrian trick-or-treaters makes for a deadly mix on Halloween night.

October 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Liberty County shooting suspect denied bond

The suspect in a Saturday afternoon shooting was denied bond Monday.

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


Hinesville resident dies in Savannah wreck

A Hinesville resident was killed in a single-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning on Interstate 95, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police reported.

October 25, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Man shot in Liberty County; suspect in custody

A man was shot and a suspect quickly taken into custody Saturday afternoon, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said.

October 24, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Early morning Hinesville fire displaces 6 residents

An early Thursday morning fire in Hinesville has displaced six people.

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


Robbery suspect arrested after chase

A suspect in the Monday robbery of a Glynn County credit union is behind bars following a high speed chase in Liberty County Tuesday afternoon.

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


Pedestrian injured after running in front of car

A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured Saturday afternoon in Hinesville.

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


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Hinesville’s lack of sirens highlighted by Fort Stewart tornado

After an EF-1 tornado struck Fort Stewart on Feb. 3, the lack of a siren warning in Hinesville became a topic of discussion at Hinesville ...

February 13, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


F.E.A.R. defendant’s slaying sentence reduced

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

February 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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


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