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Ex-firefighter pleads guilty to arson

A former city of Walthourville firefighter pleaded guilty to third-degree arson to land Monday in Liberty County Superior Court. According to public records, Julian Adkins waived a formal indictment by the grand jury and entered his guilty plea in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Charles Rose.

September 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Challenge showcases area firefighters

Two firefighters from the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department competed in the third annual Southeast Georgia Firefighter Combat Challenge last week.

September 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Execution sparks eyewitness debate

SAVANNAH - Before he was executed in Georgia last week, Troy Davis brought worldwide attention to his case by challenging the trustworthiness of bystanders who said they saw him shoot a police officer. Davis lost the battle to spare his life, but experts say his case adds fuel to an already-simmering debate over how much weight courts should give to eyewitness testimony.

September 27, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 15: A resident of Taylor Road reported his military gear missing after he and his sister moved out of their former residence. The man told police he wasn't sure if the gear, worth $1,600, was moved by his sister, who now lives in Florida in an unknown location.

September 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Campaign to find missing children

The 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run's Race to Recover America's Missing Children will visit Coastal Chevrolet in Savannah from noon-2:30 p.m. Monday.

September 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Sheriff’s office launches new website

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes launched the department's new website Monday, saying it was time to catch up on current technology and offer a more user-friendly reference for folks in the community. The department contracted with a website designer, and LCSO Chief Deputy Keith Moran used his technology skills to develop the site's content.

September 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 14: Hinesville K-9 officers assisted Fort Stewart officers in a search of barracks and an adjacent parking lot. Criminal investigators apprehended one individual after four alerts were made on the parking lot and five alerts were made in the barracks complex.

September 24, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pembroke man killed in Long Co. wreck

A Pembroke man died Thursday from injuries he sustained Tuesday in a wreck in Long County.

September 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Fish kills prompts $1M agreement

ATLANTA - A textile firm must spend $1 million on improvement projects in the Ogeechee River watershed to settle pollution violations that were discovered as officials investigated the sudden deaths of nearly 39,000 fish.

September 22, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Sept. 7: A sports bar on E.G. Miles Parkway received a counterfeit $50 bill from a customer. Police responding to the report spoke to the customer, who told officers he was unaware the bill was counterfeit.

September 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Four hurt in wreck on Elim Church Road

Four women were injured in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Elim Church and Lee Place roads Saturday night, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Shane Middleton. All four victims were transported to local hospitals.

September 22, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Counterfeit bills spotted in Hinesville

Shoppers and cashiers, check your currency.

September 21, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Midway Motel damaged by blaze

A well-known Midway business was damaged early Tuesday morning. The Midway Motel, which has been in operation for more than 30 years in the 200 block of North Coastal Highway, was damaged by a fire that gutted the living and operating section of the motel, Midway Fire and Rescue Chief Terrell Chipp said. No one was hurt.

September 21, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Kittens shot with BB gun

A Fort Stewart soldier has been charged with shooting a neighbor's cats in Hinesville on Friday. He was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

September 19, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Motorcycle driver airlifted after crash

A soldier was airlifted to Savannah after she was struck by a vehicle and thrown off her motorcycle Tuesday afternoon.

September 17, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


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Long County Sheriff’s Office needs public's help in locating missing man

According to Long County Sheriff's Detective, Tom Sollosi, Larry Anthony "Tony" Thompson has been reported missing, by his family. Mr. Thompson is 46 years ...

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Verbal dispute over game cards leads to punches

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

April 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Store employee gives customers free items

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hearing sheds more light on double homicide

The co-defendant in the double-homicide of two Fort Stewart soldiers was denied bond in court Monday.

April 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Forecasters call for below-normal storm season

AccuWeather reports forecasters are calling for a below-normal hurricane season this year, as a potential El Niño may limit the development of storms.

April 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long County stages Prom Promise at HS

Several Long County agencies helped stage Long County High School's Prom Promise March 31.

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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