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Meth sweep nets eight in two counties

A total of eight people are in custody following a Thursday morning drug bust in Bryan and Chatham counties that broke up a meth operation.

October 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


State cuts clog criminal justice system

ATLANTA - Prosecutors are forced to ignore misdemeanor violations to pursue more serious crimes. Judges are delaying trials to cope with layoffs and strained staffing levels. And in some cases, those charged with violent crimes, even murder, are set free because caseloads are too heavy to ensure they receive a speedy trial.

October 29, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


EMA offering classes to train weather spotters

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency needs weather spotters to assist them and the National Weather Service. In response to this need, EMA Deputy Director Larry Logan said his agency is offering special classes to train members of the community to spot and report weather conditions as they happen in their area.

October 29, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Oct. 22: A resident of Ralph Quarterman Drive reported a burglary in which several rooms were disturbed and $30 worth of chicken was stolen from her freezer.

October 29, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff looks to make night safer

Calling it a proactive move to provide children with a safe evening of trick-or-treating, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes announced Thursday that many registered sex offenders living in the county are required to attend a mandatory meeting from 5-8 p.m. Monday.

October 28, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man gets 25 years for wreck that killed teen

A Long County man who was charged with vehicular homicide in a 2009 wreck that killed a teenage boy was sentenced to 25 years Tuesday.

October 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Several Long Co. meth labs busted

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently made two methamphetamine drug busts and discovered what previously had been an active meth lab.

October 26, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Oct. 9: A Hinesville resident told police she was held against her will by a man who claimed she damaged his vehicle. When she went to the man's residence on Deerwood Court to deny the claim, the suspect reportedly tied her up and gagged her, then threatened to shave her head if she didn't tell the truth. The man then reportedly released her, saying he believed she didn't damage his vehicle. The woman told police she didn't want to press charges.

October 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sikes promotes deputies to corporals

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes on Monday promoted Deputies Jason Colvin and Matthew Marchand to the rank of corporal.

October 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tattnall County wreck kills five, leaves boy in critical condition

A two-car collision Thursday in Tattnall County killed five people and left a child in critical condition, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Denney Garner.

October 24, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Five dead in tragic Glennville accident

A two-car collision Thursday on Highway 144 in Tattnall County killed five people and left a child in critical condition, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Denney Garner.

October 21, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Murder case moving toward trial

The case against murder suspect Jason Howard appears to be moving toward a trial.

October 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hunters told not to dump carcasses

Archery and black powder hunting already are in full swing, and with firearms hunting season kicking off Saturday, area forests likely will be filled with hunters of all ages. As with every hunting season, officials already are concerned about hunters leaving deer carcasses in public places, according to Long County Commissioner Wallace Shaw.

October 21, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


LCSO seeks church burglary suspect

A thief did the unthinkable, stealing a small safe box from a local church. The theft occurred just before midnight Sept. 19 at the Baconton Baptist Church in Allenhurst, according to law enforcement officials. The safe reportedly contained an undisclosed amount of cash and checks.

October 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Oct. 8: Police arrested several subjects for marijuana and cocaine possession after conducting a traffic stop at East Oglethorpe Highway and Sandy Run Drive. One passenger in the vehicle fled the scene, while the others were detained after the vehicle was stopped for a center-lane violation. Police also found a loaded handgun in the vehicle.

October 20, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Nine arrested in alleged drug ring

An alleged drug ring at Woodwind North Apartments has been broken up and nine people arrested Thursday, according to a Hinesville Police news release.

February 17, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man wanted for Washington murder arrested in Hinesville

A man reportedly wanted for a murder in Tacoma, Washington was arrested Wednesday by Liberty County Sheriff's Department deputies after he was found at ...

February 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Women uses mother's name during traffic stop

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Vandals hit Falcon’s fan’s customized car

An Atlanta Falcons fan was let down twice last Sunday.

February 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD looking for 'person of interest'

The Hinesville Police Department has issued a lookout alert for a "person of interest" in connection with recent entering auto and criminal damage to property ...

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Family loses home to fire

An Army family of four who lost everything in a Friday night mobile home fire in Walthourville have moved to another home, it was announced ...

February 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Fire destroys mobile home

Fire destroyed a mobile home at McDonald Estates Mobile Home Park on Wilder Road in Walthourville on Friday evening. Four people are displaced, two adults ...

February 03, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Public Safety


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