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Woman struck by Hinesville police car identified

A woman who was struck by a Hinesville police patrol cruiser has been identified.

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


Second break-in at Long County Recreation Department

A second break-in in less than a week occurred at the Long County Recreation Department over the weekend.

January 05, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Jailed 'Midnight Rider' film director seeks early release

Imprisoned film director Randall Miller is seeking early release from the Wayne County Jail, citing medical issues.

January 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Prescribed burns on post today

There will be prescribed burns on Fort Stewart today that could blow smoke over homes and businesses in Liberty and Bryan counties, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


MADD Georgia gets grant to fight DUI

ATLANTA - Mothers Against Drunk Driving's Georgia affiliate office recently announced it received a $126,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

January 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Top crime and court stories of 2015

2015 saw its share of crime and court news in Liberty and Long counties. Here is a look back at some highlights.

January 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


Woman doesn't fall for tax scam

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

January 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


DPS receives grant to continue DUI, license suspension efforts

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Safety has been awarded a traffic safety H.E.A.T. grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The grant is for approximately $2.37 million and will provide funding to continue the Georgia State Patrol Nighthawks DUI Task Force and Administrative License Suspension program.

January 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Arson board urges maintenance of smoke detectors

While having a smoke detector in your house is important, it is also important to keep up with maintenance. Agent Lynn Bennett of The Bennett Agency and the Georgia Arson Control Board would like to provide the citizens of Liberty County with lifesaving smoke detector information and maintenance tips.

January 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments

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.

January 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police identify victim of fiery fatal crash in rural Long County

A Glennville man was identified Saturday afternoon as the victim of a fatal crash on Highway 196 in Long County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotters

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

January 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Drug raids lead to 7 arrests in eastern Liberty County

A drug raid at a residence in eastern Liberty County yielded several pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia as well as weapons.

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


GSP says fatal-crash victim was Sunbury man

The man who died in the crash near Midway on Monday evening has been identified as Marco Belgio from the Sunbury area, according Georgia State Patrol Trooper Harry Middleton.

December 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shots report in Long County leads to apparent drug ring

A report of shots fired Dec. 19 near a Long County mobile home park sparked an investigation that resulted in more than 15 pounds of marijuana and other drugs being seized, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office.

December 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | 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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