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Jury-duty call scam making rounds

A jury-duty scam has hit Liberty County. An unidentified company is calling residents of Liberty County posing as an officer of the local court system, according to Liberty County Clerk of Courts Barry Wilkes.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Two controlled burns on post today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is planning two controlled burns in on-post training areas today:

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fire destroys uninsured family's home

An uninsured family that consists of a single dad and his two children lost their Liberty County home to fire Monday.

March 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Motorist robbed by hitchhikers

A Hinesville man reportedly was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night by two men who stopped him on Deerwood Drive, claiming they needed a ride.

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


Firefighters train with Jaws of Life

But to become proficient at using this high-tech equipment, firefighters have to train and practice using specialized tools, such as the Jaws of Life. Last weekend, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department hosted an extrication class for its members and other firefighters from the area.

March 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Eastern District firefighters mark achievements

The Eastern District Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department recently completed refurbishiong its 29-foot fire rescue boat, Marine 1. In honor of the event, a dinner and awards ceremony were held at the firehouse.

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


Fire damages Walthourville residence

A Walthourville home was damaged, but no one injured Sunday night as flames spread quickly through the single-story home in the 2400 block of Shaw Road.

March 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Burn victim turns hardship into opportunity

Long County High School graduate Nicholas Ribal recently joined the DeKalb County Fire and Rescue in Tucker, fulfilling his dream of becoming a firefighter.

March 03, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 3

Feb. 10: Matter of record - A juvenile girl told deputies a male acquaintance wanted her to send him nude photos of herself. When she refused, he threatened to leak a video of the two of them having sex on the Internet. Deputies advised the girl to speak to her mother. The girl said she would not tell her mother and would not give deputies information on the male acquaintance.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Club gets scoop on burglary-prevention

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard some hard facts about burglaries during Tuesday's lunch meeting, where Hinesville Police Officer James Williams told the group that HPD has investigated 42 burglaries since Jan. 1.

February 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Big burn today, should be visible in Hinesville

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning nearly 600 acres of underbrush today and smoke should be visible from the cantonment area and Hinesville.

February 28, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 27

Feb. 5: Aggravated assault - Deputies responded to a call about a stabbing at a McIver Road home. The witness who called 911 said a Midway man had sliced the face of the resident. Deputies found blood on the porch and front door, and the resident sitting in a chair with a bloodied shirt over the left side of his face. Deputies told the resident that they would treat him in an ambulance until air assistance arrived.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murderers request new trials

Convicted murderers Corey Allan Brown and Andrea Renee Wilson requested new trials Monday in a hearing before Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart at the Liberty County Justice Center in downtown Hinesville.

February 26, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Gum Branch home damaged by fire

A Monday afternoon fire heavily damaged a Gum Branch structure that serves as a residence and a business.

February 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 3: Burglary - A Fleming man told deputies that when he left his Sand Dollar Drive home at 4 p.m. one day, and returned at

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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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


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


Three structure fires on 16 hours

Between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, three structure fires were reported in Liberty and Long counties. No one was injured, but 10 area residents now are without homes. The blazes appear to be unrelated.

July 11, 2014 | By Lewis Levine and Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


GeoVista Credit Union robbed

A search is under way in Hinesville for the person who robbed the GeoVista Credit Union on Link Street on Thursday morning.

July 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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