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Crime doesn't take a break over holidays

'Tis the season when bargain hunters are out shopping in full force, and so are those looking for "steals."

December 16, 2008 | Alena Parker | Public Safety


Fire victims identified

An early morning fire claimed the life of a Hinesville man and woman.Friday.

December 14, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Daytime crime on rise

Although people are normally on the lookout for burglaries and break-ins during night hours, Hinesville residents need to be aware of a recent string of daytime burglaries.

December 13, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Two Long County teens injured in accident

A Long County teenager had to be airlifted to a Savannah hospital Sunday after the four-wheeler he rode collided with a van on Stewart Hodges Loop. According to Long County Sheriff's Department deputies, the van and the four-wheeler collided head on at about 1 p.m. Sunday. The driver of the four-wheeler, a 16-year-old boy, hit the windshield of the van, while his passenger, a 14-year-old girl, was thrown off the vehicle. Neither teen wore a helmet. Both teens were taken to Memorial Health Medical Center, the boy by LifeStar, the girl by ambulance.The driver of the van ...

December 09, 2008 | Staff reports | Public Safety


Businessman backs volunteer firefighters

Hinesville Liberty Tire & Brake owner Danny Wedincamp recently donated $500to the Eastern District Fire and Rescue Department.

December 06, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire leaves mother, son with nothing

LUDOWICI - A Long County woman and her 3-year-old son, have lost everything and are homeless after a fire near Glennville Thursday morning.

December 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Juvenile arrested after threats at school

Six days after threatening to shoot people at Bradwell Institute a 16-year-old male student was arrested and charged with terroristic threats according to HPD Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

December 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Long's 911 rebuilding after spring storm

According to Long County Commissioner Mike McGowan, an architect and the final plans for the new communication center in Darien were nearly finalized at a Long County E-911 meeting last month

December 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


More arrests for drugs

Nov.8 Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies, patrolling the area around Dunlevie Road, stopped Cordere Wilcox because his car was allegedly weaving. MACE agents were called to assist when the deputies said Wilcox was found in possession of 17 Xanaflex pills. Deputies said Wilcox stepped out of the car and gave the impression he was about to flee, but reconsidered and began to cooperate.

December 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


MACE bust finds high-powered pot

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December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Motorcycle crash kills Midway man

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Trey Miller, Efrain Lozada-Gonzalez, 43, was killed in a motorcycle accident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 84 not far from Bill Carter Road in Midway.

November 29, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Teens lead officers on high-speed chase

LUDOWICI - An officer's attempt to cite someone for night hunting in Long County turned into a high-speed chase through a large portion of the county.

November 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robber being sought in R Hill

The Richmond Hill Police Department is asking the public for help in finding an alleged armed robber.Here's the press release: "The Richmond Hill Police Department is seeking information in regards to an armed robbery that occurred on Nov. 9 around 6:15-6:30 p.m. The robbery occurred at Motel 6 in Richmond Hill. The suspect was described as a black male, between 5 feet, 10 inches 6 feet, 2 inches, with a thin build. He was wearing a black ski cap, black sweater, and black pants. He was brandishing a black revolver.

Anyone with information please contact ...

November 26, 2008 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


GBI investigating Pembroke death

Authorities reportedly believe a Pembroke man has been murdered.

November 26, 2008 | By Gina Sutherland Bryan County News | Public Safety


Accident claims second life

A second life was claimed as the result of a single-vehicle accident on Oct. 29, off Brights Lake Road outside of Flemington.

November 22, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Stabbing suspect pleads guilty

Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.

April 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Severe storm warning issued for area

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Liberty and Long counties, on top of our existing tornado watch.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff, BoE train for school safety

Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, whose office recently completed active-shooter training. The training, with the assistance of Global Tactical Training Group and the Midway Police Department, included all certified deputies and consisted of building entries, room entries and rappelling techniques.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for April 7

March 9: • Theft by taking: A Gause Street woman told police someone took two truck tires from her yard. The woman said she noticed the tires were missing when she returned home from a funeral. She told police a neighbor said he had spotted the tires in the back of a man's pickup when riding his bike through the neighborhood.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Drug bust nets $135,000 in cash

The Long County Sheriff's Office, in a joint effort with other law enforcement agencies, recently made two drug busts, obtaining cash and drugs with a street value of more than $150,000.

April 07, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty Prom Promise has serious message

Convicted felon Adam Cochrane told Liberty County High School students Thursday during a prom-promise that the choices one makes are like ripples on a pond - they leave behind consequences that affect others. Cochrane, a Bradwell Institute graduate, said his choosing to drink and drive one night in 2004 cost three people their lives.

April 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Disgruntled soldiers get life sentences for murders

Two members of the Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia pleaded guilty Thursday at the Long County Courthouse to the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Truck driver charged after wreck

Michael Bullard, the Blackshear truck driver involved in a vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital last week, has been arrested and charged with four traffic violations.

April 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Peden, Salmon admit guilt in murders

Christopher Salmon and Anthony Peden, accused members of the F.E.A.R. militia, appeared in Long County court this morning and pleaded guilty in negotiated deals worked out with the state, according to prosecutor Isabel Pauley. They had been facing charges in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Prom Promise warns students of risks

Teens think they're invincible, that they'll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.

April 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Alleged Sand Hill thief found in Florida

Susan M. Lash, 31, was arrested March 21 by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


FEAR militia suspects due in court Thusrday

Murder suspects Anthony Peden and Christopher Salmon will be in court Thursday in Long County. The two are scheduled to go before Judge Robert Russell III at 9 a.m. regarding their involvement in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 31

March 4: Criminal trespass - Someone used a brick to break open the back window of an office at the historic Dorchester Academy in Midway. The museum director said nothing appeared to be missing except for her office calculator, which was found outside the window.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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