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Bikers hurt in hit-and-run on 196

Law-enforcement authorities are searching for a black, four-door, foreign-made sedan that likely has rear-end damage resulting from its involvement Thursday night in an apparent hit-and-run accident in front of Revolutions night club in Hinesville, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper John Snipe.

May 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Health Dept. seeks names for registry

The last time Georgia's coast was evacuated for a hurricane was in 1999 and, to put it bluntly, it was a mess.

May 15, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Teen drowns in Long County

A 17-year-old Long County High School senior drowned Tuesday in a borrow pit on Louvanda Lane, off Joe Kennedy Road in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Hesley.

May 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Drowning victim found in borrow pit

The body of a drowning victim was recovered from a Liberty County borrow pit Thursday evening on Wells Cemetery Road near Gum Branch.

May 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Possible drowning off Wells Cemetery Rd.

A 29-year-old man may have drowned Thursday afternoon in a pond off Wells Cemetery Road near Gum Branch. At press time, Liberty County first responders were searching the pond for the man's body, and a diving team was en route from Jesup. According to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Brian Barnes, the man reportedly had been swimming with a friend around 4 p.m. when he went under the water and did not resurface. The friend then went to get help. Liberty EMA, the sheriff's office and area fire departments were assisting at the scene.

May 08, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for May 7

March 16: Simple battery - A Freedman Grove Road woman told deputies her neighbor grabbed and hit her after their children fought. The woman said her minor daughter was playing outside with the neighbor's minor son. The children argued, and the boy got hurt. The woman told deputies the neighbor came to her house, yelling and cursing for her to come outside.

May 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


BCHS teacher resigns pending investigation

A Bryan County High School teacher allegedly involved in inappropriate behavior with a female student has resigned "effective immediately," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Brooksher in a press release issued Friday morning.

May 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Semi fire snarls traffic on 196

A tractor-trailer driver and his wife, who are from Augusta, escaped unharmed when their truck caught fire Tuesday morning on Highway 196 in Long County's Sand Hill community, near the Time Saver convenience store. The couple, hauling a load of compressed cardboard, had been traveling east around 11:30 a.m. when a tire blew and caught fire. The driver pulled off the highway into a dirt parking lot, where the blaze spread to the whole trailer. The cab sustained minor damage, and no one was injured. The Long County Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene minutes later ...

May 06, 2014 | By Dan Scott Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Midway 1st responders rescue cat

The Midway owner of a pregnant cat that was stuck in a tree for nearly 30 hours is relieved and grateful to local first responders who learned of her pet's situation and came to its rescue.

May 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Motorcycle crash victim identified

The motorcyclist accident Monday afternoon near Midway killed the spouse of a soldier assigned to Fort Stewart, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Harry Middleton.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Robbery probe leads to still

Two connected robberies last week in Liberty County led to the eventual discovery of an active moonshine still by law-enforcement authorities.

May 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for May 2

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May 02, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Peden gets life with parole possibility

Former Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia member Anthony Peden was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19. Peden, 28, and his co-defendant, Christopher Salmon, 27, pleaded guilty to the murders last month in Long County court. They were arrested more than two years ago following a investigation into the militia's operation and the teens' deaths at Morgan Lake.

May 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Safety Awareness Day in Ludowici

The Long County Protective Services Auxiliary recently had its annual Safety Awareness Day at the Long County Recreation Complex. Supporters of the auxiliary include the Long County Sheriff's Office, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department, Long/Liberty County EMS Service, the Georgia Forestry Commission, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the AirEvaq Lifeteam.

May 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 30

March 10: Suspicious activity - A man who resides at a boarding house on Ola B Lane said he thinks his landlord is stealing from him. The man said he receives a monthly Social Security check for $721. His landlord keeps the check and gives him $50 a month to spend. The man said he didn't receive his $50 or his medication for the past month. The landlord said the man made arrangements to have his check deposited directly into her account. She added that she used the $50 to pay for his probation fees last month.

April 30, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Ludowici PD urges safety on Halloween

Halloween mostly is known among children as a fun night of candy-collecting, but the holiday has a darker side - one authorities hope parents will be wary of.

October 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Jesup woman injured in crash

A Jesup woman was injured when a semi ran into the back of her car Wednesday morning in Hinesville, according to Hinesville Police.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Cash, beer taken during night burglary

Recent reports to Hinesville Police Department include:

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Act of kindness leads to prescription theft

Recent reports at the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two high-speed chases start in Liberty

Two unrelated attempted traffic stops in Liberty County on Thursday night led to separate high-speed chases through the area.

October 23, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


'Mint' doesn't deliver purchased coins

Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office included:

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Crash was apparent murder-suicide attemp

A fatal wreck Saturday afternoon on Highway 301 in Long County appears to have ties to an incident that occurred at a Richmond Hill hotel earlier that day.

October 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Tombstone damaged in Taylors Creek Cemetery

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville POlice Department include:

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Three in critical condition after wreck

Three people were injured Tuesday night in a single-car crash in Long County.

October 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Some couples should've never got together

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Tips lead to Ludowici arrests

Police Chief Robert Poppell said officers made an arrest after hearing about an Oct. 4 robbery on South Macon Street.

October 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Bond set for burglary suspect

A man arrested inside a dry cleaners early Monday has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary, according to Hinesville Police Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

October 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent murder-suicide in Ellabell

The Oct. 1 deaths of an elderly Ellabell couple apparently were the result of a murder-suicide, according to a Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident report.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


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