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Contractor dies at Long County mine

A contractor working for the CEMIX Mining Company in Long County died Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack while on company property on Morgan Lake.

December 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


Home fire called arson

A pre-Christmas fire that damaged a home in Hinesville is thought to have been intentionally set, according to local investigators and Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine's office.

December 31, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Corporal monitors area sex offenders

Cpl. Shonda Fletcher is a "party of one," keeping track of nearly 100 registered sex offenders in Liberty County, but available resources, regular communication with each person and the flexibility to make in-person visits allow her to keep a close eye on sex offenders under her supervision.

December 30, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety


I-95 wreck kills toddler

The 18-wheel tractor trailer that plowed into a Pittsburgh family's van killing a 3-year-old boy on Sunday is believed to have been going too fast for traffic conditions, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

December 30, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Long sheriff defends department spending

At a recent meeting, for the upcoming Long County Commissioners budget, the Long County Sheriff's Department took criticism from both citizens of the county and commissioners over the amount of overtime deputies got last year and the amount budgeted for this year.

December 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 20

• Nov. 23

December 21, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Dec. 20

Nov. 20, Criminal trespass, 215 Pointe South Drive

December 21, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Seasonal DUI crackdown is on

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Safety announced a monthlong enforcement effort targeted at impaired drivers on Georgia roads. Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said Georgia State troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division are concentrating on intercepting impaired drivers on the roads before they can cause a traffic crash.

December 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Resolve to be prepared in 2010

Georgia was no stranger to disasters in 2009, with everything from floods to a pandemic affecting our state. That's why GEMA's Ready Georgia campaign is asking all Georgians to Resolve to be Ready in 2010. Preparing, planning and staying informed now will make it easier for residents to respond during an unexpected event.

December 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici PD gets grant to buy translator

Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson told the Ludowici City Council on Dec. 8 the department received a grant to buy a new tool to translate languages.

December 14, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


Long County chase nabs alleged burglar

Last Friday, a Hinesville man led deputies on a 20-mile chase through Long County. Authorities eventually apprehended the suspect in McIntosh County and took him into custody.

December 09, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Dec. 9

• Nov. 4, Assist citizen. 825 West Oglethorpe Highway

December 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


MACE makes arrests

• Nov. 12 MACE agents arrested Bethany Brewer, 21, for allegedly forging a prescription at a pharmacy to obtain a controlled substance, percocet. She faces one count of prescription forgery first degree.

December 09, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Arrest clears as many as 37 area burglaries

A man who led the Long County Sheriff's Department on a 20-mile car chase across Long and McIntosh counties Friday morning is facing burglary charges in Liberty County and will likely face charges in other counties as well.

December 09, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Middle school student suspended for small knife

A Snelson-Golden Middle School student brought a small knife to school on Nov. 20, according to a Hinesville Police Department report.

December 04, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


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Ludowici PD urges safety on Halloween

Halloween mostly is known among children as a fun night of candy-collecting, but the holiday has a darker side - one authorities hope parents will be wary of.

October 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Jesup woman injured in crash

A Jesup woman was injured when a semi ran into the back of her car Wednesday morning in Hinesville, according to Hinesville Police.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Cash, beer taken during night burglary

Recent reports to Hinesville Police Department include:

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Act of kindness leads to prescription theft

Recent reports at the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two high-speed chases start in Liberty

Two unrelated attempted traffic stops in Liberty County on Thursday night led to separate high-speed chases through the area.

October 23, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


'Mint' doesn't deliver purchased coins

Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office included:

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Crash was apparent murder-suicide attemp

A fatal wreck Saturday afternoon on Highway 301 in Long County appears to have ties to an incident that occurred at a Richmond Hill hotel earlier that day.

October 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Tombstone damaged in Taylors Creek Cemetery

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville POlice Department include:

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Three in critical condition after wreck

Three people were injured Tuesday night in a single-car crash in Long County.

October 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Some couples should've never got together

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Tips lead to Ludowici arrests

Police Chief Robert Poppell said officers made an arrest after hearing about an Oct. 4 robbery on South Macon Street.

October 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Bond set for burglary suspect

A man arrested inside a dry cleaners early Monday has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary, according to Hinesville Police Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

October 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent murder-suicide in Ellabell

The Oct. 1 deaths of an elderly Ellabell couple apparently were the result of a murder-suicide, according to a Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident report.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


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