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Former Liberty County deputy dies from injuries in March accident

Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon has died of injuries he sustained after being struck by a tractor-trailer in March while directing traffic by the port, according to Liberty County Coroner Reginald Pierce.

November 19, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Arson board offers holiday fire-safety tips

Keep the appropriate fire safety tips handy while preparing for the holiday season this year. Agent Tico Brown of Country Financial and the Georgia Arson Control Board urge residents of Liberty County to keep safety in mind when decorating their homes for the holidays. Brown offers the following tips:

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Loaded gun found on side of road in Ludowici

A trash-pickup effort held in Ludowici picked up more than just trash on Nov. 7. A loaded pistol also was found.

November 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Sheriff's academy teaches 10 about LCSO

Ten Liberty County residents learned about the Liberty County Sheriff's Office during the 10-week Citizens Academy. They graduated from the class Nov. 4.

November 13, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman charged with beating up son

The Ludowici Police Department recently made two arrests, and Chief Robert Poppell answered questions regarding prison work details.

November 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Could Kate be last gasp of hurricane season

Tropical Storm Kate will bring strong winds and rough seas in the area from the Southeast Coast to Bermuda into Wednesday.

November 10, 2015 | By Kristine Pydynowski Senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.com | Public Safety


Drive-through flu clinic Nov. 17

The Liberty County Health Department will host a drive-through flu-vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Shuman Recreation Center, 800 Tupelo Trail (behind the health department) in Hinesville.

November 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Police recognize alleged counterfeiter on video

Reports recently filed by the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Midway man charged with murder

The suspect in a shooting in which the victim later died now faces a charge of malice murder, according to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Chris Reed.

November 05, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI: Man shot in Long County home by resident who didn't know he was there

A resident who lives in the Long County home where a man's body was found early Wednesday shot him, not previously aware that the man was in the home, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

November 05, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Long County shooting victim identified

A man's body was found at a home early Wednesday morning in a home on Taylor Creek Spur Northeast in unincorporated Long County, Sheriff Craig Nobles said.

November 04, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Liberty County prison re-entry group gives Ga. officials an update

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's paper. The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless was recently given the Re-entry Partnership Housing Award from the state Community Affairs and Community Supervision departments. The funding was incorrectly stated in a front-page article Wednesday concerning the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition.

November 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


3rd ID soldier dies in boating accident

The man whose body was recovered Monday after a weekend boating accident on the Savannah River was a 3rd Infantry Division soldier, according to the Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office.

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


No drugs found in search at Bradwell

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

November 03, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Authorities: Man leads police on high-speed chase — with 2 small children as passengers

A high-speed chase that began in Liberty County ended up in Tattnall County, and to the officers' surprise, two children were found in the back seat.

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


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Police: Hinesville hit-and-run leads to high-speed chase across Liberty County

A hit-and-run Tuesday night in Hinesville led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended near Holmestown Road when the suspect crashed, police said.

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


UPDATE: Vehicle recovered from Altamaha River; Jesup man still missing

A vehicle recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Altamaha River was a pickup truck that had been reported stolen in 2005, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles ...

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI investigates theft of construction equipment in Liberty County

A large amount of stolen equipment has been recovered in Liberty County after a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring.

June 13, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged with murder in Walthourville shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Walthourville was charged with felony murder Friday, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

June 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County man arrested in Glennville arson

A Long County man has been charged with four counts of arson in connection with the early Sunday fire that destroyed four downtown Glennville businesses.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged in Walthourville fatal shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with the early Wednesday shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Walthourville.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Training helps Liberty County officers better deal with people in crisis

Local law-enforcement officers received mental health awareness training this week.

June 07, 2016 | Tiffany King | Public Safety


Boy, 9, steals hearts across Hinesville

The Hinesville Fire Department, which is made up of men and women who put their emotions in check when dealing with tragedy, shed tears last ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Glennville fire ruled arson; reward offered

A fire destroyed four businesses on Barnard Street in downtown Glennville early Sunday, and authorities said Tuesday that it has been ruled arson.

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Charges filed in Hinesville wreck, officer scuffle

Charges ranging from traffic violations to theft and destruction of government property have been filed against two women involved in a traffic accident in Hinesville ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Colin soaks the area

Tropical Storm Colin proved to be a big rainmaker for Liberty and Long counties, but the region was spared from major damage.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


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