The week of Oct. 7-13 was recognized as National Fire Prevention Week. Each day, thousands of fires occur in this country, and it takes the dedication of the many men and women who make up the various fire departments to tackle these fires and prevent loss of life. Most of the firefighters who respond to these fires are volunteers. Because of the love they have for their communities, they spend countless hours helping to extinguish ...
Firefighters throughout the state attended a Firefighter Appreciation Cookout on Oct. 11, organized by the Ware County Commissioners and hosted by Wayne Dasher.
FORSYTH - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the recipients of the Governor's Public Safety Awards during a ceremony in Forsyth, recognizing 13 public safety professionals for acts of heroism and six for contributions to the profession.
The bodies of three people discovered in the smoldering rubble of an early morning fire Oct 4, have yet to be positively identified.
In Wednesday's edition of the Coastal Courier, it was erroneously reported in a MACE drug task force story that 402 illegally obtained Darvocets where found inside Rebecca Flood's public housing residence. The drugs were confiscated from another location and not her current residence in the 400 block of Gassaway Street, Hinesville. The Courier regrets the error.
Disorderly conduct Lee Road, Oct. 1 An officer responded to Lee Road in reference to possible threats. The officer made contact with the complainant who reported she received a voicemail from the suspects stating they wanted her to meet them somewhere and when she refused to they said they were going to find her and beat her. She also said she received another phone call again stating they wanted her to meet and talk about ...
The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force continues its battle to keep drugs and illegal prescriptions out of the hands of children.
August 2007 Total Cases: 70 Total Offenders: 70 Types of crimes: Possession of marijuana, sale of marijuana, possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of public school, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within 1,000 feet of public housing, manufacturing marijuana, trafficking marijuana, conspiracy to purchase marijuana, trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 1,000 feet of a public housing, sale of cocaine, sale ...
Authorities said a 48-year-old Midway man, who was employed as a trucker at Lyons Trucking in Richmond Hill, died after suffering an apparent heart attack Tuesday while traveling southbound on Highway 17, inside Bryan County.
A man who accused Hinesville mayoral candidate Sampie Smith of having a gun at his side during a verbal altercation in June has been arrested.
Time and information is critical when a child is missing, that's why SIP Kids has teamed up with Liberty Chrysler Dodge Jeep to provide parents with FBI quality digital fingerprints and photographs of their children - free of charge.
"We will never know what the actual cause of the fire is," Liberty County Fire Coordinator and arson investigator James Ashdown said when questioned about the cause of an afternoon fire Sept. 23, at the Oglethorpe home of Dorothy Hines.
Disorderly conduct Shaw Road, Walthourville Sept. 18, 2007 A student apparently won't be getting an A in conduct this semester. A school bus driver reported the student used obscene and vulgar language in front of children under age 14 when told to move to the front of the bus. A review of the bus security tape showed the student said words using the letters M and F more than 10 times when referring to the ...
First-degree arson Aggravated assault County Road 20, Ludowici A man woke up to the smell of smoke, looked outside and saw his mobile home on fire. He ran next door to his father's house, and the pair doused the flames with a water hose and a fire extinguisher. No major damage was done. Two sets of prints - one with shoes and another barefoot - were seen coming from a dirt road and leading ...
The following cases were brought before the newly empanelled grand jury: State vs. Julie Lynette Barnard The grand jury has indicted Julie Lynette Barnard on one count of arson in the first degree and five counts of aggravated assault. Barnard is accused of starting a fire at the home of her estranged husband, John Barnard, in an apparent murder-suicide plot in the early morning hours of May 30. Along with John Barnard, their four ...
A Midway man found dead Thursday next to his ATV on the Isle of Wight has been identified.
May 1: Burglary - A resident in the 700 block of Hearn Road reported that a laptop was taken sometime between Monday, April 29 and Wednesday, May 1, and that the back door has signs of forced entry. No other items were reportedly missing, and the residents waited to report the missing item in case they had only misplaced it. The responding officer reported signs of forced entry, and the address reportedly was also burglarized with forced entry in 2011.
A Hinesville woman who used a brownie as a weapon Saturday night to deface the Liberty County Justice Center now is behind bars. Khadiza Latimore was arrested and charged with criminal trespass for smashing a brownie on a glass door at the justice center on South Main Street. She is being held on $1,200 bond at the Liberty County Jail.
April 28: Terroristic threats and acts - Police and fire officials responded to a mail box explosion in the 300 block of Deal Street. The mail box was damaged but intact, and inside of it was a melted two-liter root beer bottle with an unknown substance inside it.
JESUP ― The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that to help travelers during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, construction-related lane closures on all interstate and major state-system highways would be suspended from noon Friday, May 24, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.
April 19: Simple battery, cruelty to animals - A deputy went to investigate a domestic dispute in Midway and found two people seriously impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. There were no signs of violence, but a woman claimed a man grabbed her by the ankles and pulled her and threw her dog against a wall. Both were advised of the family violence act and warrant procedures.
The Heritage Bank in Midway was robbed during the lunch hour Friday. Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar only could confirm the bank was robbed at 12:39 p.m. before deferring all questions to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
The death of a man found Wednesday morning in Wayne County is under investigation, and two people were arrested around 5 a.m. Thursday in Ludowici's Pecan Park in connection with the fatal shooting, according to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter and Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers.
A mobile-home fire Wednesday night in Long County has displaced a family of three.
Hinesville man was killed while attempting to cross the street Saturday night.
A Hinesville man was killed while attempting to cross the street Saturday night.
April 26: Burglary - A man reported a broken window at another residence in the 2400 block of Caswell Boulevard, and the responding officer noticed there were two TVs lying on a floor but was not sure whether they were left that way by burglars or by their owner. He contacted the resident, who said she has been away from the house for about a month, and they deduced that only a $250 laptop was taken from the home.
Two home-intrusion suspects who thought a Long County residence was deserted were surprised May 2 when a neighbor foiled their entry attempt and fired a shot at them.
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