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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for May 7

March 16: Simple battery - A Freedman Grove Road woman told deputies her neighbor grabbed and hit her after their children fought. The woman said her minor daughter was playing outside with the neighbor's minor son. The children argued, and the boy got hurt. The woman told deputies the neighbor came to her house, yelling and cursing for her to come outside.

May 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


BCHS teacher resigns pending investigation

A Bryan County High School teacher allegedly involved in inappropriate behavior with a female student has resigned "effective immediately," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Brooksher in a press release issued Friday morning.

May 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Semi fire snarls traffic on 196

A tractor-trailer driver and his wife, who are from Augusta, escaped unharmed when their truck caught fire Tuesday morning on Highway 196 in Long County's Sand Hill community, near the Time Saver convenience store. The couple, hauling a load of compressed cardboard, had been traveling east around 11:30 a.m. when a tire blew and caught fire. The driver pulled off the highway into a dirt parking lot, where the blaze spread to the whole trailer. The cab sustained minor damage, and no one was injured. The Long County Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene minutes later ...

May 06, 2014 | By Dan Scott Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Midway 1st responders rescue cat

The Midway owner of a pregnant cat that was stuck in a tree for nearly 30 hours is relieved and grateful to local first responders who learned of her pet's situation and came to its rescue.

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


Motorcycle crash victim identified

The motorcyclist accident Monday afternoon near Midway killed the spouse of a soldier assigned to Fort Stewart, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Harry Middleton.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Robbery probe leads to still

Two connected robberies last week in Liberty County led to the eventual discovery of an active moonshine still by law-enforcement authorities.

May 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for May 2

April 5

May 02, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Peden gets life with parole possibility

Former Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia member Anthony Peden was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19. Peden, 28, and his co-defendant, Christopher Salmon, 27, pleaded guilty to the murders last month in Long County court. They were arrested more than two years ago following a investigation into the militia's operation and the teens' deaths at Morgan Lake.

May 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Safety Awareness Day in Ludowici

The Long County Protective Services Auxiliary recently had its annual Safety Awareness Day at the Long County Recreation Complex. Supporters of the auxiliary include the Long County Sheriff's Office, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department, Long/Liberty County EMS Service, the Georgia Forestry Commission, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the AirEvaq Lifeteam.

May 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 30

March 10: Suspicious activity - A man who resides at a boarding house on Ola B Lane said he thinks his landlord is stealing from him. The man said he receives a monthly Social Security check for $721. His landlord keeps the check and gives him $50 a month to spend. The man said he didn't receive his $50 or his medication for the past month. The landlord said the man made arrangements to have his check deposited directly into her account. She added that she used the $50 to pay for his probation fees last month.

April 30, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Seven years prison, 8 probation for deputy's death

In the end, Chatham County Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley said he couldn't understand what led former Richmond Hill High School honor student and HOPE scholar Patricia Ann Collins to get behind the wheel on June 15, 2012, after drinking heavily at bars in Savannah.

April 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Storms possible tonight, Wednesday

While no storm watches have been issued by the Charleston office of the National Weather Service for Coastal Georgia, its forecasts are warning that two days of storms, some possibly severe, are possible.

April 29, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Area drug court gets certification

Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit Felony Drug Court recently announced that the drug court now is fully certified and eligible to receive state grant funding in fiscal years 2015 and 2016. The Atlantic Judicial Circuit Felony Drug Court has been in operation since January 2009 and has been providing taxpayers savings and quality services to its participants in Liberty, Long, Tattnall, Bryan, McIntosh and Evans counties. Funding would provide for treatment costs, community supervision, drug and alcohol testing kits and administrative costs.

April 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Home invasion robbery in Hinesville

A home invasion robbery was reported to Hinesville Police Monday evening.

April 28, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Sex offender accused of assault, turn self in

A man accused of a sexual assault Thursday afternoon turned himself in Friday morning, according to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Det. Chris Reed.

April 28, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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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


Authorities hope they have GeoVista robber

William Bass, who was believed to be living in Liberty County, is being looked at as the primary suspect in last week's GeoVista robbery in Hinesville.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Electrical problem may have started fire

The Carter Road home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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