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Liberty looking to introduce re-entry program for released prisoners

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, jail administration and probation officers introduced the idea for a countywide prisoner re-entry program during a meeting last week at the Liberty County Justice Center.

February 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Rash of burlgaries include attempt at church

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Suspected school drive-by shooter denied bond

The suspect arrested in connection with Wednesday afternoon's drive-by shooting at Waldo Pafford Elementary School was denied bond Friday, according to Hinesville Police Department Detective Gail Poulsen.

February 17, 2015 | By Lewis Levine and Jeremy McAbee | Public Safety


Fire reportedly started by 7-year-old damages house

A Hinesville home was damaged Friday night by a fire allegedly started by a 7-year-old.

February 14, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Bomb threats cleared in city

The bomb threat at the Hinesville Walmart has been cleared as of noon today, according to Hinesville Police Detective Lt. Loyd Slater.

February 12, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Update: Suspect arrested in drive-by shooting

A man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon at Waldo Pafford Elementary School.

February 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


School apparent target of drive-by shooting

Waldo Pafford Elementary School was the apparent target of a drive-by shooting about 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to Hinesville Police Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

February 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Two burglaries reported

Crimes reported to Hinesville Police include:

February 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Statewide tornado drill is Friday

The Liberty Emergency Management Agency is observing Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which runs through Friday. EMA Director Mike Hodges said that since the area is susceptible to a variety of natural disasters and severe weather is dangerous and can strike with little warning, it's important to prepare in advance. Each day during Severe Weather Preparedness Week focuses on a different type of threat faced by Georgians. Topics include:

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Authorities hunting RH armed robbery

The FBI and Bryan County and Richmond Hill police are looking for a man who robbed the Navy Federal Credit Union in Richmond Hill. Here's the press release from the FBI:

February 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Flushed pills prompt couple's fight

Missing pills recently prompted an argument between a Long County couple, which eventually required authorities to intervene.

February 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Toddler left in car outside gym, dad arrested

A Port Wentworth father has been arrested and charged with reckless conduct after leaving his child locked in a car in Hinesville on Jan. 26.

February 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Taser ends confrontation over movie ticket

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

February 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


HPD officer helps save baby's life

When Hinesville Police Officer Angela Reynolds pulled into the Hinesville Glass and Mirror parking lot in the 1100 block of West Oglethorpe Highway on Tuesday morning, she had no idea she would be saving the life of an infant born minutes earlier in the front seat of a family Chevy.

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


Authorities investigating apparent assault-suicide

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating what appears to be an aggravated assault and suicide that occurred sometime Saturday morning at a home on the 300 block of Springs Grove Road near Jesup.

January 31, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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'Spider-Man' robs Wing Stop

An armed robber, wearing a Spider-Man mask, hit a Hinesville restaurant Saturday afternoon.

July 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Soldier granted bond on murder charge

Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart set bond at $50,000 for Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Ray Mealy during a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in connection with the death of Nathaniel Brown in early June.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Ludowici PD recognizes officers

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell recently recognized several members of his department during Police Officer Appreciation Week.

July 02, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Now legal fireworks worry health officials

Today, sales of fireworks become legal in Georgia.

July 01, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety


Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence

The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier, who pleaded guilty to the crime in early June, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Car, logging truck collide in Riceboro

An early Monday morning collision between a car and a logging truck in Riceboro sent a Brunswick man to the hospital.

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


Tips on not being hit by lightning

ATLANTA - Since 2000, lightning has been one of the most-common weather-related killers in Georgia, second only to tornadoes.

June 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


GBI investigating Long County death; foul play is not suspected

The Long County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the Wednesday-afternoon death of a Long County man.

June 25, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Second Ludowici fire raises suspicions

A second fire in Ludowici overnight Thursday has raised suspicions, but so far no link has been determined, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office arson investigator.

June 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici fire displaces 5 people

A mobile-home fire Wednesday night in Ludowici displaced five people, but no one was injured, authorities said.

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


Little dog shot, maybe by a neighbor

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

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County Fire Department Still on the Job, Despite Reports

Despite rumors, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department is still providing service to the citizens, Assistant Fire Chief Randy Combs said Monday.

June 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Mother enters plea in her daughter’s death

Candice Nicole Boles entered a plea of guilty of cruelty to children in the first degree, a felony, and guilty of cruelty to children in the second degree, admitting she played a role in the death of her daughter Andraia Boles, who was 3 at the time of her murder in February 2013.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Good Samaritan, or pool poisoner?

Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Wayne County baseball standout dies in wreck

A standout Wayne County High School baseball player died in a wreck Saturday afternoon as he was traveling to Georgia Southern University, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said.

June 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle and Lewis Levine Correspondents | Public Safety


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