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State sets execution for April 19

ATLANTA - A former standout high school football player who was convicted of killing one person and injuring four others during a 1991 crime spree is set to be executed this month.

April 03, 2012 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety

Robbery suspect apprehended after chase

A robbery suspect got more than he bargained for Friday when he attempted to rob the Days Inn in Flemington.

April 03, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


March 20: A Townsend resident called the Liberty County Sheriff's Office on March 20 to report harassing phone calls from a Brunswick man to his place of work at a fast-food restaurant in Hinesville. The man reportedly accused the resident of having sex with his wife, who is an employee at the same restaurant. The man threatened to come to the restaurant and shoot him.

March 31, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety

LCSO trains for close-quarters shootout

Law-enforcement officers must be prepared for situations that require entering a building to confront a shooter or extracting a wounded person, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve C. Sikes.

March 31, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety

Former ‘Guardians’ president arrested for fraud

The former leader of a Savannah-area nonprofit is behind bars, accused of using the charity's funds for personal expenses.

March 30, 2012 | By Tuquyen Mach Courtesy of WSAV-TV | Public Safety

Army charges men with murder

The Army has filed murder charges against four soldiers in the Long County shooting deaths of an ex-soldier who had been part of their brigade and his girlfriend, a spokesman for Fort Stewart in Georgia said Wednesday.

March 30, 2012 | By Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Public Safety

Army charges soldiers for civilians' deaths

The Army has filed murder charges against four soldiers in the shooting deaths of an ex-soldier who had been part of their brigade and his girlfriend, a spokesman for Fort Stewart in Georgia said Wednesday.

March 29, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 17: A woman needing assistance with her vehicle was the victim of theft when a couple offered to help her and instead ran off with $40 of her cash. While attempting to fix her car at an auto store on Oglethorpe Highway, the woman said she was approached by the couple. They offered her assistance. The coolant she needed was out of stock at the store she was parked at and the couple offered to go to another store on Highway 196 and make the purchase for her. They took her money and never returned.

March 29, 2012 | Staff reports | Public Safety

Suspected hazardous material found near BI

An unidentified silvery substance the size of two teaspoons was discovered in a staff parking area at Bradwell Institute, Wednesday morning.

March 28, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Public Safety

U.S. 17 open after Monday's chemical spill

A semi-truck carrying chemicals overturned Monday morning in Liberty County, closing a portion of a major thoroughfare.

March 28, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Bryan County man charged for child porn

A Richmond Hill man has been charged with one count of possessing child pornography, according to authorities.

March 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Teacher's wallet taken from classroom

March 19: A man was taken to the Liberty County jail after a bench warrant was issued for his failure to appear in court. Hinesville Police Department officers patrolling the area of Welborn Street and Gen. Screven Way recognized the man from a previous shoplifting incident and asked the man his name. The officer reported he gave a false last name and used a false Georgia Department of Corrections ID. Another officer was dispatched to the scene with photos that established the man's true identity. Police say the man refused to comply with the officers and kicked one of ...

March 26, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety

Suspect faces statutory rape charge

Authorities in Ludowici have arrested one suspect in connection with the reported rape of a 12-year-old girl, and they're still looking for the person who is believed to have broken into a local grocery store earlier this month.

March 26, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 17: HPD officers reportedly had to pepper spray a man who attempted to elude police on his bicycle. Police attempted to make a traffic stop after they noticed the man riding his bike on the wrong side of the road, riding without proper lighting and violating traffic procedures. The man reportedly kept pedaling and signaling the officer away. Once the officers stopped the bicycle, the man reportedly began flailing his hands at the officers and attempted to punch an officer in the face. The man was pepper sprayed and detained. Officers found drug paraphernalia, a large folding knife, a ...

March 24, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety

St. Simons manhunt ends

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Authorities say an inmate who walked away from a work crew has been recaptured on St. Simons Island.

March 22, 2012 | Associated Press | Public Safety

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Riceboro murder case against Wallace LeCounte James continued

A competency hearing for a man charged with four counts of murder, five counts of aggravated assault and one count of cruelty to children was ...

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Hurricane Irma has area's attention

Just 11 months after Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on Liberty County and Coastal Georgia, area officials are monitoring Hurricane Irma and urging residents to take ...

September 05, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Public Safety

Liberty County Sheriff's Office helping Liberty, Texas

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is looking to help the county's Texas namesake, The Liberty County, Texas, Sheriff's Office, by accepting donations ...

September 03, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety

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