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Tag-reader credited with more arrests

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has one patrol vehicle equipped with a new device that is paying off. The Tag Reader System was key in a drug bust earlier this week on I-95.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


One killed, seven injured by train in Jesup

One member of a Savannah-based Meddin Studios film crew shooting the Greg Allman biopic, "Midnight Rider," was killed in a train accident around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Jesup, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office Investigator Joe Gardner. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel. Seven others were injured, one of whom was taken by helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where her condition is unknown.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RH ranked among safest Georgia cities

Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia's 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.

February 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart will be burning nearly 1,200 acres of underbrush in forests on the post today, according to a release from its public affairs office.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Escaped inmate caught in Texas

A former Fort Stewart soldier who escaped with a second inmate from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 17 was arrested Saturday in Texas.

February 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Ex-priest gets 7 years for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.

February 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters

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February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Missing Midway teen found safe

Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar's missing 16-year-old daughter, Alexis Maureen Morningstar, was found safe Friday morning in a Jacksonville department store and has been returned to her mother.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Chief's daughter found safe

Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar's 16-year-old daughter, Alexis Maureen Morningstar, was found safe Friday morning in Jacksonville and is being returned to her mother in Midway.

February 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 14

Jan. 22: Cruelty to animals - A 28-year old Hinesville man was charged with cruelty to animals after HPD officers and an animal-control officer responded to an anonymous call that a dog had been abandoned inside a house. After getting access to the house through the real-estate manager, the emaciated dog was taken for medical care and contact was made with the owner, who admitted he had left the dog inside the house three weeks earlier.

February 14, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Weather causes few problems

The final bands of winter precipitation exited Georgia early Thursday afternoon, leaving a blanket of snow along the Interstate 20 corridor from roughly Madison to Augusta, according to Georgia Department of Transportation Communications Director Karlene Barron.

February 14, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Freezing rain possible in area tonight

The National Weather Service has given parts of Liberty County a chance that freezing rain will fall tonight.

February 12, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


$1,000 for info leading to PD chief's daughter

Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar's 16-year-old daughter reportedly is still missing.

February 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


No power outages reported in area

Georgia's electric cooperatives and Georgia Power are reporting widespread outages in north and central Georgia.

February 12, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 10

Jan. 21: Matter of record - A woman called in to report that a man driving a black sports car was driving in front of her residence and taking pictures of her and her house. When deputies arrived, the woman showed an officer a picture she took with her cell phone. The photo showed a man taking a picture of the woman.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Man shot in Richmond Hill parking lot

A man was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Suites at Station Exchange parking lot in Richmond Hill.

August 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Police officers apparently prevent suicide

Recent reports with the Hinesville Police Department included one of two officers, veterans themselves, talking a soldier out of committing suicide:

August 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Robbery charges added in Lake George assault

The two people who allegedly stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night now face burglary and other charges, according to police.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Downed power line starts fire in Ludowici

Smiley Elementary School was briefly evacuated around 2 p.m. Tuesday when stormy conditions caused a tree to fall on a power line outside the school. The downed line started a small fire in the woods and caused a surge inside the school, which knocked out power and caused the fire alarm to go off, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Man stabbed in Lake George Sunday

The two people who alleged stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night have been charged with aggravated assault, according to police.

August 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 18

This are recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. wreck injures four

A wreck Thursday night at the intersection of Rye Patch and Wilkerson roads in Long County sent four people to the hospital, according to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Truman.

August 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 15

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

August 15, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO blotters for Aug 13

July 21: Disorderly conduct, criminal trespass - On Live Oak Road in Hinesville, people gathered in the complainant's yard, threatening to beat up her daughter. She said that they have done this twice. A woman the complainant knew came to the door both times and knocked aggressively. She even came to the door with a hoe in hand, wanting to fight the complainant's daughter over a man. When asked to leave the property, the woman refused. However, the suspect said the daughter came to her house earlier to talk to the man, and the woman only came to the ...

August 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Firefighters work for access to hydrants

During a semi-annual fire hydrant testing period and several fire-related incidents, members of the Hinesville Fire Department recently reported increased obstruction of fire hydrants.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Reward offered for information about fire

The Georgia State Fire Marshal's Office is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or people involved in a suspicious fire that broke out in Walthourville the morning of Aug. 6 and destroyed an unoccupied home.

August 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fun, learning at Hinesville Night Out

National Night Out recently was held in Hinesville, featuring music, dancing and fun while addressing the serious question of how to fight crime.

August 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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