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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


Liberty County shooting victim dies

A man has died from complications stemming from a shooting last month in Liberty County.

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


Liberty County deputy charged with receiving stolen property

A Liberty County sheriff's deputy has been forced to resign and was arrested following allegations he received stolen property, authorities said.

October 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


AAA offers Tow to Go for Halloween

Forty-three percent of all motor-vehicle deaths on Halloween involved drunk driving, according to the last five years of reported data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That combined with the increased number of pedestrian trick-or-treaters makes for a deadly mix on Halloween night.

October 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Liberty County shooting suspect denied bond

The suspect in a Saturday afternoon shooting was denied bond Monday.

October 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville resident dies in Savannah wreck

A Hinesville resident was killed in a single-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning on Interstate 95, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police reported.

October 25, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Man shot in Liberty County; suspect in custody

A man was shot and a suspect quickly taken into custody Saturday afternoon, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said.

October 24, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Early morning Hinesville fire displaces 6 residents

An early Thursday morning fire in Hinesville has displaced six people.

October 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Robbery suspect arrested after chase

A suspect in the Monday robbery of a Glynn County credit union is behind bars following a high speed chase in Liberty County Tuesday afternoon.

October 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Pedestrian injured after running in front of car

A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured Saturday afternoon in Hinesville.

October 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


OSHA: Riceboro lumber mill ‘repeatedly’ exposes workers to hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Interstate Resources Inc., doing business as RB Lumber LLC, for repeat safety violations.

October 20, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Police cruiser in wreck, officer not injured

A Hinesville Police Department traffic accident investigator was struck head-on after a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon.

October 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman who died in Liberty County wreck identified

A woman was killed Monday evening in a single-vehicle accident on Leroy Coffer Highway near Luke Road in Liberty County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Opinions sought on hazardous mitigation plan

Public input is needed to update the Liberty County Hazard Mitigation Plan during a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Liberty County Courthouse Annex board room.

October 19, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


Indictments range from child molestation to speeding

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

October 19, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Restaurant sanitation scores for June

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in June by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

July 12, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


14 South Georgia residents indicted on federal drug trafficking charges

STATESBORO - A federal indictment has been returned charging a Glennville man and a Fleming man, along with 12 other South Georgia residents, with conspiring to ...

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Large amount of drugs found in Hinesville home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit has seized a large amount of narcotics.

July 11, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot and killed at Liberty County mobile home

Law-enforcement officials are investigating the shooting death of Dennis Pavao, 43.

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


Arrest made for R&J Produce fire

A man has been arrested in connection with a June 20 fire that destroyed R&J Produce store on E. G. Miles Parkway, according to ...

July 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Suspects in Walthourville shooting, Hinesville standoff charged

A Walthourville man narrowly escaped injury Thursday after someone shot through his front door, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

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


Man, 28, charged with murder of Jesup man, 70

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged with killing a 70-year-old Jesup man, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

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


Last roll call for HPD officer

The June 28 midnight patrol was the last for Hinesville police Lt. Thomas Ovitt, midnight shift watch commander.

July 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


'Possible homicide' investigated in Jesup

Authorities are investigating what they term a "possible homicide" in Jesup.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.comr | Public Safety


Hinesville man’s murder conviction, life term upheld

A Hinesville father convicted of killing his baby daughter had his murder conviction and life sentence upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court, according to a ...

July 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Fire displaces Hinesville couple

A Hinesville couple was displaced after a fire damaged their home Sunday night.

July 04, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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