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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


Soldiers risk lives to extinguish fire

Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.

July 18, 2014 | By Sgt. Alexandra Shea 1st ABCT, 3rd ID | Public Safety


Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville official's home destroyed

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

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified, shooter still loose

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


More arrests in alcohol, tobacco fraud ring

The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hensler completes impaired-driving enforcement course

Corporal Scott Hensler of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired-driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Shooting victim critical

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile home park on Wilder Road.

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


Sheriff's academy for Liberty residents

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office will host another 10-week Citizen's Academy beginning Aug.6.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Police probing Walthourville shooting

Authorities are investigating how a man was shot in Walthourville Monday night, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden.

July 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Ludowici earns safety grant

The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced that the city of Ludowici received a safety grant check for $6,000. The funds will be used to purchase helmets, gloves, handbooks, manuals and radio systems.

July 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 14

June 26: Simple battery - An officer was called to a disturbance on Deer Trail Lane in Midway. The complainant said her friend came over drunk at 6:30 a.m. They hung out all day until the friend wanted the complainant to get off the phone and go for a walk with her. The complainant said no, which made the friend mad, and she began swinging at her.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


High-speed chase starts in Liberty Co., ends in Long Co.

A high-speed chase that began Saturday in Liberty County ended in Long County, with the pursued driver suffering injuries.

July 12, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters for July 11

June 28: Criminal trespass - An officer responded at Ballard Drive in reference to two unidentified men knocking on the complainant's door.

July 11, 2014 | Staff Report | 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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