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Wrecks cause injuries in Long County

People were injured in separate wrecks in Long County this week.

September 10, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Store clerk Tasered, robbed in Midway

A Midway store clerk was Tasered and robbed Tuesday night at Clyde's Market on the 1100 block of East Oglethorpe Highway, Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Brian Barnes said.

September 10, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway woman dies in single-car crash

A Midway woman was killed Wednesday night in a single-car accident in East Liberty County.

September 10, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged sexual predator arrested in Long

A 61-year-old Arizona man was arrested Sunday and charged with sexual exploitation of a child by the Long County Sheriff's Department.

September 08, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway wreck kills bicyclist Friday

A Midway man was killed Friday night as he was riding a bike on Isle of Wight Road.

September 08, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent fatality on Isle of Wight

A crash Friday night on Isle of Wright Road apparently killed one person, but few details were available and there has been no official confirmation.

September 06, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


City hails woman as hero

Denisse Vega, 26, shies away from the spotlight. She graciously made an exception Thursday when the city of Hinesville recognized her for heroism during a regular city council meeting. Vega's quick action saved lives when she alerted 13 tenants to a fire which swept through several apartments in the Stewart Pines complex on Aug. 9.

September 06, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Local folk help hurricane victims

John DuBois of Glennville and Pamela Walters of Hinesville are among more than 150 volunteers helping to mobilize the American Red Cross' emergency response vehicles.

September 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldiers charged for stolen gear

Twelve soldiers were investigated for allegedly stealing military equipment from Fort Stewart. Some of the soldiers have been charged and are awaiting trial and one was court-martialed late last year.

September 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


State patrol preparing for holiday

The Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel impaired during Labor Day holiday travel period. Troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division will be working alongside sheriff's deputies and police officers in an effort to keep the holiday weekend as safe as possible.

September 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Alma man dies in apparent bike crash

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the death of an Alma man whose body was found Sunday on the unpaved portion of Briar Bay Road outside of Riceboro.

September 01, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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


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Florida teen arrested in Liberty County

A Florida teen was arrested Thursday night in Liberty County in connection with a school bus shooting that left two teens injured.

May 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville police call off search for large bear

Hinesville police officers attempted to track a bear within the city limits Thursday night. But shortly before midnight, they called off the search because it had disappeared into the woods.

May 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities capture escaped inmate in northwest Georgia

People in southeast Georgia- especially in the Sunbury area near Fort Morris - can breath a little easier.

May 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldier's killer gets three life terms

Carl Evan Swain was sentenced Monday to three life sentences in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, according to 1st Assistant U.S. Attorney James Durham.

May 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Home burglaries spur neighborhood-watch

Fleming residents are a bit fed up with the recent increase in home burglaries within their community.

May 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Search expanded for escaped inmate

The search for an inmate whom authorities say walked away from a work detail in the Fort Morris area has expanded well beyond Liberty County.

May 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Prisoner reportedly escapes from work detail

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is searching for a prisoner who walked away from road-work detail Monday afternoon.

May 18, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Walthourville firefighters help with unusual request

In their day-to-day activities, they heroically battle residential and wild fires. On rare occasions, they help rescue a cat that might be stuck in a tree.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


'Below-normal' hurricane season in forecast

AccuWeather reports despite a premature start to the Atlantic hurricane season, due to the development of Ana, forecasters predict that the number of storms this year will again fall below normal.

May 14, 2015 | By Justin Roberti AccuWeather.com staff writer | Public Safety


GBI trains officers to investigate infant deaths

About 50 law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders from Liberty County and surrounding communities gathered at Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus to receive formal instructions on a new procedure being implemented statewide by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

May 13, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Sexual assault report on post not backed up

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police department include:

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici continues drug crackdown

The Ludowici Police Department continued its crackdown on drugs with another recent drug bust.

May 06, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Probation revoked on trucker who hit officer

Robert Lee Turner's probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 10 months in jail with credit for time served Tuesday by Liberty County State Court Judge Leon Braun.

May 06, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


All-terrain vehicles stolen

Recent reports made to the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

May 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Car wedges under moving truck on I-95

A Florida woman can count her blessings this morning after she was dragged under a tractor trailer on northbound Interstate 95 in Liberty County.

May 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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