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Toddler drowns in Long County

A 23-month-old child has drowned in a private pond in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley.

June 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Domestic terror suspect to get new attorney

Alleged FEAR (Forever Enduring Always Ready) militia member and co-conspirator Heather Salmon went before Superior Court Judge Robert L. Russell III on Thursday at the Long County Courthouse in Ludowici. Salmon was in court to begin proceedings regarding her assignment of a new defense attorney in the December 2011 murder case of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

June 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Convicted child murderer denied new trial

A Riceboro woman currently serving a life sentence for murdering her toddler cousin was denied a new trial Monday, according to documents filed in public records at the Liberty County Justice Center.

June 13, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Some forecasts predict light hurricane season

Hurricane season has not affected the Liberty County area in recent years. In fact, the last major hurricane to hit Georgia happened over a century ago.

June 11, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for June 11

Here are some recent reports filed by deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

June 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Victim, alleged shooter spent much of day together

A 30-year-old man, who was shot Thursday, died in a Savannah hospital Saturday and the young woman accused of shooting him in the head, is expected to be charged with murder, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

June 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim dies

James Stewart, 30, died Saturday afternoon at a Savannah hospital after he had been shot Thursday, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

June 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged shooter denied bond

Marquana Adale Jasper, who is accused of shooting a man Thursday, has been denied bond.

June 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Gas leak briefly closes part of Veterans Parkway

Construction crews hit a gas line Friday afternoon around 5 p.m. near Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The northbound lanes of the road were closed for about 30 minutes while the line was repaired. The strong smell of gas drifted toward Oglethorpe Highway, but it remained open.

June 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim found in ditch

A Gum Branch man suffering from a bullet wound to the head was found in a ditch Thursday night near the intersection of Elim Road and Highway 196, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

June 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


5-car crash causes 84 traffic jam

A five-vehicle crash on Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington late Wednesday afternoon caused a major traffic jam at the height of rush hour.

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


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for June 5

Here are some of the recent reports filed by deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long law focusing on driving safety

The Long County Sheriff's Office and the Ludowici Police Department have stepped up patrols and road stops in recent weeks to support the Governor's Office of Highway Safety's Click-It-Or-Ticket campaign and Summer HEAT initiative.

June 05, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for June 4

Here are some of the recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers:

June 04, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty's chief deputy attends safety training

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jon Long was one of 160 law enforcement officers at the Georgia Sheriffs' Association 2014 Command Staff Training Conference last month in Hall County.

June 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Arrest for suspected animal cruelty

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

September 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Trial for toddler's death starts Monday

The trial against accused murderer Torres Boles is set to begin Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

September 11, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Vehicles, friends make trouble for residents

Here are some recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Exotic dancer assaulted by others

Here are some recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Rash of bike thefts reported in Ludowici

A bicycle thief or thieves hit Ludowici last week, allegedly stealing four bicycles within six days.

September 08, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Allenhurst woman, daughter killed in Effingham wreck

An Allenhurst woman and her daughter were killed Sunday afternoon in a vehicle accident in Effingham County.

September 08, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


West Nile found in Hinesville

A mosquito recently found in a trap set by mosquito-control program employees with Hinesville's public-works contractor, CH2MHILL/OMI, tested positive for West Nile Virus.

September 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Driving in Liberty doesn't pay off for criminals

Here are some recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three arrested for alleged kidnapping

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with an alleged Aug. 25 kidnapping in Long County.

September 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long Co. kidnapping suspect caught

A kidnapping suspect wanted by the Long County Sheriff's Office is now in custody after he was picked up by Bulloch County Sheriff's Office deputies.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office reports

Aug. 8

September 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville woman’s face slashed

A Hinesville woman was viciously attacked Wednesday night while sitting at home, according to the Hinesville Police Department.

August 30, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters

Aug. 6

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty EMS unit now stationed in Sunbury

Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services recently stationed an ambulance in Sunbury in an effort to decrease emergency-call response times on the county's east end.

August 27, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Public Safety


Serial robbery suspect sought

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office and other area law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in finding the person believed to be responsible for several Sunday morning robberies in Hinesville, Claxton, Bryan County and Flemington.

August 27, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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