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Walthourville traffic stop leads to drug, weapons charges

The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Lonnie Bowman initiated a traffic stop at 6:30 p.m. Friday that ended up in the arrest of one suspect on cocaine and gun charges.

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


Man critical after small plane crash in Wayne County

A man is in critical condition after the small plane he was flying crashed in Wayne County on Friday afternoon, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

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


Woman expected to recover from baseball bat assault during robbery

An early Thursday morning robbery at a South Newport service station left a woman injured.

April 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office nabs main suspect in Walthourville store robbery

The main suspect in the Friday night robbery of the Family Dollar Store in Walthourville has been apprehended, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said Thursday.

April 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


State urges residents to ‘Tip ’n’ Toss’ to prevent spread of Zika

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging residents to clean up around their homes, yards and communities and discard unnecessary items that can hold water. "Tip 'n' Toss" after every rainfall to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent the spread of Zika virus in Georgia. To date, no locally transmitted Zika cases have been reported in the state, but cases have been reported in returning travelers.

April 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fire damages mobile home

A fire Saturday night in Hinesvillle displaced a man from his home.

April 06, 2016 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Man dies after truck flips over in Gum Branch

Authorities are investigating a fatal accident that happened early Wednesday morning in Gum Branch.

April 06, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


12 arrested at Long County road checkpoint

The Long County Sheriff's Office had a road safety check Thursday night on Highway 84 west of Ludowici, near the Wayne County line.

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


Accident reports available online

The Hinesville Police Department recently launched a service that makes accident reports available online.

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


Don't stop on RR tracks in Ludowici

Ludowici police Chief Robert Poppell asks drivers stuck in traffic at the intersection of Highway 57 and McDonald Street not to stop on the CSX railroad tracks.

April 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Robbers get in store after tearing holes in walls

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire heavily damages Hinesville mobile home

A fire Saturday night in Hinesvillle displaced a man from his home.

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


Seized drug money buys rifles

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently bought rifles with confiscated funds.

April 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Armed robbers hold up Walthourville dollar store

Armed robbers endangered three people and took an undisclosed amount of money from the Family Dollar in Walthourville Friday night.

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


3 sentenced to federal prison in Liberty County drug, gun cases

SAVANNAH - Three defendants - two from Liberty County and one from Long County - have been sentenced in federal drug and gun cases, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia announced Thursday.

March 31, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


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Woman allegedly cashed check after depositing it

Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 26, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tank work to drop water pressure in western Liberty County

Correction: During the July 21 city council meeting, updated information was provided that the work was going to be delayed for several months. The Coastal ...

July 23, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police give advice on how to respond during traffic stop

With the backdrop of several high-profile fatal shootings by - and of - police officers across the nation in recent weeks, the Hinesville Police Department hosted a ...

July 23, 2016 | By Lewis Levine and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Mosquito control contractors need state license

Enjoy the outdoors this summer and help stop the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses by following these tips from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Commissioner ...

July 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


1.6 million gallons of wastewater spills into Taylors Creek

An electrical failure at the city of Hinesville's wastewater treatment plant led to more than a million gallons of partially treated wastewater to spill ...

July 22, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Hinesville murder suspect arrested in Camden County

The man who was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Fort Stewart soldier's spouse in Hinesville has been arrested, police said.

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


Georgia Power offers tips to stay safe during summer storms

ATLANTA - As summer storms routinely bring heavy rains and high winds to Georgia, Georgia Power monitors the changing weather around the clock and says it ...

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Grand Jury Indictments July 13-16

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Wreck backs up traffic on Hwy. 84

An accident with injuries is backing up traffic near Liberty County High School.

July 21, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


June courts-martial: Four Fort Stewart soldiers convicted of sexual abuse of children

The following is a list of June courts-martial from the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Fort Stewart. Information was obtained from the U.S. Army ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


FEMA updates mobile app as hurricane season heats up

ATLANTA - With FEMA's updated free app, you can get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation.

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Social media posts get scrutiny

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 19, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici Police Department blotters

Reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department June 29 through July 7 include:

July 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County ranger wins DNR Law Enforcement Torch Award

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division announced earlier this week that Ranger 1st Class Patrick Gibbs, who is assigned to ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police issue BOLO for fatal shooting suspect

The Hinesville Police Department issued a "be on the lookout" alert for the man suspected of fatally shooting the spouse of a Fort Stewart soldier ...

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


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