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Highway 144 east reopened after wreck

Highway 144 east on Fort Stewart was closed for several hours Wednesday afternoon due to a three-vehicle accident just after 1 p.m. near mile-marker 12. A pickup, a car and a dump truck were involved. Four people were injured, two of whom were taken by life flight to area hospitals. The highway was closed at the entrance to Holbrook Pond and at the intersection of 144 and Old Sunbury Road. Electric lines were down. Motorists were advised to avoid the area.

September 18, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 18

Sept. 1: Suspicious acts - A woman told deputies she went to bed at about 11 p.m. and when she left her house the next morning at 9:30 a.m. she found plastic forks all around her yard, stuck upright in the ground. She said she did not know who would want to play a prank on her, that she was more concerned about someone being in her yard late at night.

September 18, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 16

Aug. 28: Verbal dispute - A woman told deputies she took money from her husband's wallet to buy lottery tickets for her father. When she returned, her husband yelled at her for spending money.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


East-end first responders practice

Air Evac Life Team No. 96 from Jesup recently conducted a landing-zone safety class for members of volunteer fire departments from Lake George, Midway and Riceboro and a member of Liberty County's CERT Program. The Riceboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department hosted the training. Riceboro Chief Dennis Fitzgerald said the training is important for the safety of the first responders and for those who are involved in such incidents.

September 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Deputies sworn in in Long County

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles on Monday administered the oath of office to two new law-enforcement officers.

September 13, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Sept. 13

Aug. 30: Lost or mislaid property - A man told police he had been discussing gun rights with his wife and her friend.

September 13, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 13

Aug. 24: Open Container/weaving across roadway/driving while license is suspended - Police stopped a man who was weaving on Highway 84 from Veteran Parkway to Dunlevie Road.

September 13, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Arrest made in recent bomb threats

An arrest has been made in connection with several bomb threats that have targeted Hinesville businesses the past few days.

September 12, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Sept. 11

Aug. 25: DUI under 21/possession of alcohol by a minor - Police saw a group of young men hanging out in the parking lot of Gold and Silver Pawn and Guns and went to investigate.

September 11, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman out for a walk when hit by car

A Hinesville woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday night on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

September 11, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Police respond to complaint of bomb threat

For the second time in less than a week, Hinesville police responded to an alleged bomb threat at Walmart. It was business as usual the second time around; store management apparently did not order an evacuation as they had on Sept. 6.

September 10, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Woman hit, killed crossing 84

Shortly before 9 this evening, a woman who was believed to be trying to cross Highway 84 at Gen. Screven Way was hit and kiled by a vehicle traveling west.

September 09, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 9

Aug. 21: Theft by taking - A lawn mower and air compressor went missing from the front yard of a home on Wells Cemetery Road. The owner of the items said she left them in the front carport, which she kept well-lit at night. She said the mower was a push mower and her air compressor was manufactured by Kobalt. Police noticed tracks made by the lawn mower leaving the residence and continuing down the road to a neighbor's house.

September 09, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fake pot complicates drug war

Lt. Jeff Hein, commander of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit, describes law enforcement's continuous war on drugs as "a strategic game of chess, not checkers."

September 09, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Sept. 9

Aug. 5: Obstruction, shoplifting - An officer observed an 18-year-old male riding a bicycle inside Walmart. The suspect was riding down the main food aisle. When he saw the officer, he turned down another aisle, running into a woman pushing a shopping cart. He crashed the bike but climbed back on it, ignoring the officer's calls to halt.

September 09, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


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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


Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 1: Obstruction/public drunk - A Fort Stewart man told police he lost his driver's license at a local sports bar/pool hall and could not get onto Fort Stewart without it. He complained that a sheriff's deputy who was working security would not help him find his license.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Flu-related death in Glynn County

CHATHAM COUNTY – The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Area's storm watch lifted

The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warch for Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties.

February 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tag-reader credited with more arrests

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has one patrol vehicle equipped with a new device that is paying off. The Tag Reader System was key in a drug bust earlier this week on I-95.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


One killed, seven injured by train in Jesup

One member of a Savannah-based Meddin Studios film crew shooting the Greg Allman biopic, "Midnight Rider," was killed in a train accident around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Jesup, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office Investigator Joe Gardner. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel. Seven others were injured, one of whom was taken by helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where her condition is unknown.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RH ranked among safest Georgia cities

Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia's 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.

February 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart will be burning nearly 1,200 acres of underbrush in forests on the post today, according to a release from its public affairs office.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Escaped inmate caught in Texas

A former Fort Stewart soldier who escaped with a second inmate from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 17 was arrested Saturday in Texas.

February 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Ex-priest gets 7 years for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.

February 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters

Feb. 3

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Missing Midway teen found safe

Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar's missing 16-year-old daughter, Alexis Maureen Morningstar, was found safe Friday morning in a Jacksonville department store and has been returned to her mother.

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


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