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Weather could still get 'nasty'

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in Liberty and Long County until 4 p.m. today. An extreme band of bad weather is moving across the southeast. This band of storm has already killed at least 202 people in six states according to reports posted by the Associated Press and cnn.com.

April 28, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Area under tornado watch

As the line of storms accompanying the front moves across Georgia our area could still see bad weather, according to the National Weather Service.

April 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 16

April 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. officials tend to wreck, fires

Chaos reigned Monday in Long County when an 18-wheeler ran off the road in Ludowici and struck two power poles, snarling traffic for two hours and cutting off electricity to parts of the city. Soon after that, two brush fires - unrelated to the wreck - broke out and agencies from neighboring areas were called in to assist.

April 27, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Two deputies promoted to corporal

Liberty County Sheriff Office deputies Dennis Abbgy and Jeff Dawson were promoted to corporal Wednesday morning. The deputies received their stripes from LCSO Chief Deputy Keith Moran during a brief ceremony in the chief's office on Paul Sikes Road.

April 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 12

April 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. places Towrific in rotation, still no wrecker ordinance

The Long County Commission at its April meeting finally resolved a months-long issue regarding a towing company.

April 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for April 22

April 12: A resident on Desert Storm Drive reported a burglary in which $2,354 worth of entertainment equipment had been stolen.

April 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Officer injured thwarting bank robbery

A Hinesville Police Department officer sustained a broken nose this morning when he got into a scuffle with a suspect who reportedly was robbing Bank of America in Hinesville.

April 20, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Staff writer | Public Safety


Child advocates being recruited

Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates will hold training classes for Liberty, Long and Bryan county volunteers from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every Friday from May 13-June 10 at the Liberty County Health Department conference room on Hwy. 84 in Hinesville.

April 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Annual cookout honors law enforcement officers

Three former pillars of the legal and law-enforcement systems were remembered and honored Thursday at the 24th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout in Tattnall County.

April 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 11

April 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty Regional EMS opens new HQ

Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services opened its new headquarters April 5 at 474 S. Main St. in Hinesville, where the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

April 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 7

April 14, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO child-porn investigation snares 5

As part of a statewide crackdown on Internet crimes against children, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office arrested four adult suspects and one juvenile April 5 in connection with the distribution of child pornography over the Internet. LCSO Detective Chuck Woodall said a total of 16 individuals in the county were round up as part of this multi-agency effort during the past two and a half months.

April 13, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | 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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