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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


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


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Long County ranger wins DNR Law Enforcement Torch Award

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division announced earlier this week that Ranger 1st Class Patrick Gibbs, who is assigned to ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police issue BOLO for fatal shooting suspect

The Hinesville Police Department issued a "be on the lookout" alert for the man suspected of fatally shooting the spouse of a Fort Stewart soldier ...

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


Restaurant Sanitation Scores, July 13

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 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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


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