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Pot plants found in Long County

Several marijuana plants, ranging in height from 4-6 feet, were found Wednesday by officials from the Long County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway woman reports rape

A Liberty County woman told Midway Police she was abducted and raped at gunpoint last Thursday as she was leaving the Dollar General Store in the 100 block of Butler Street.

August 27, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Jesup bar fight results in numerous arrests

A Hinesville firefighter who allegedly participated in a barroom brawl around 10 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Oyster Shack's Daily News Neighborhood Pub in Jesup was arrested last week along with 15 other people.

August 27, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Husband 'primary agressor' in domestic shooting

The husband of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier was the primary aggressor in a domestic shooting Tuesday on Savannah's Southside, confirmed Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Information Officer Gena Moore.

August 27, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County shooting suspect sought

An Allenhurst woman is wanted by the Long County Sheriff's Office for allegedly firing shots at another woman last week.

August 27, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


State defense force trains for searches

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta - A missing-person call on a police radio demands prompt action, often involving dozens of volunteers combing dense and sometimes dangerous areas. The time and stress accompanying the search is emotionally and physically draining. Many Georgia law enforcement agencies lack the time, personnel or resources to accomplish an intensive search.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD officer in patrol safety course

FORSYTH - Patrol Officer Richard W. Boucher of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. This course is required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for Advanced Certification.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


State defense force volunteers for searches

A missing persons call on a police radio demands prompt action often involving dozens of volunteers combing dense and sometimes dangerous areas. The enormous time and stress accompanying the search is both emotionally and physically draining to the searcher and hugely manpower intensive, and many Georgia law enforcement agencies lack the time, personnel or resources to accomplish an intensive search.

August 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long Co. shooting victim stable

An Aug. 13 shooting in Long County still is under investigation, but victim is in stable condition.

August 23, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified

John Orr of South Lyon, Mich., was shot Friday night at the Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area in Long County on Highway 84, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Mike McDaniel said.

August 18, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 18

Aug. 9, • Simple battery (FVA), Olmstead Drive

August 18, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Injured motorcyclist life-flighted to Savannah

A man driving a motorcycle down Rye Patch Road in Long County lost control of the bike at around 3 a.m. Friday and sustained extensive injuries, said Ludowici-Long County Fire Department Capt. Richard Truman.

August 16, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Aug. 15

Aug. 8 • Burglary – forced entry. Wildwood Drive

August 16, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man reportedly shot in Long County

A man was shot Friday evening at the Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area in Long County on Highway 84, Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi said.

August 16, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Air conditioning units stolen from store

Three five-ton air conditioning units apparently were stolen recently from a store in Long County and one of the building owners is willing to pay for information about the heist.

August 13, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Wind chill advisory issued for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area for early Thursday.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici car chase ends in Liberty County

A Feb. 11 car chase that began in Ludowici ended in Liberty County with the apprehension of two Savannah men.

February 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty looking to introduce re-entry program for released prisoners

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, jail administration and probation officers introduced the idea for a countywide prisoner re-entry program during a meeting last week at the Liberty County Justice Center.

February 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Rash of burlgaries include attempt at church

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Suspected school drive-by shooter denied bond

The suspect arrested in connection with Wednesday afternoon's drive-by shooting at Waldo Pafford Elementary School was denied bond Friday, according to Hinesville Police Department Detective Gail Poulsen.

February 17, 2015 | By Lewis Levine and Jeremy McAbee | Public Safety


Fire reportedly started by 7-year-old damages house

A Hinesville home was damaged Friday night by a fire allegedly started by a 7-year-old.

February 14, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Bomb threats cleared in city

The bomb threat at the Hinesville Walmart has been cleared as of noon today, according to Hinesville Police Detective Lt. Loyd Slater.

February 12, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Public Safety


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