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Fallen deputy was epitome of service

When Liberty County Deputy William Solomon told Sheriff Steve Sikes in 2013 that he had the chance to make a good career move, taking a job with the Georgia Ports Authority Police, Sikes tried to persuade him to stay.

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


Former Liberty County deputy dies from injuries in March accident

Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon has died of injuries he sustained after being struck by a tractor-trailer in March while directing traffic by the port, according to Liberty County Coroner Reginald Pierce.

November 19, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Arson board offers holiday fire-safety tips

Keep the appropriate fire safety tips handy while preparing for the holiday season this year. Agent Tico Brown of Country Financial and the Georgia Arson Control Board urge residents of Liberty County to keep safety in mind when decorating their homes for the holidays. Brown offers the following tips:

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Loaded gun found on side of road in Ludowici

A trash-pickup effort held in Ludowici picked up more than just trash on Nov. 7. A loaded pistol also was found.

November 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Sheriff's academy teaches 10 about LCSO

Ten Liberty County residents learned about the Liberty County Sheriff's Office during the 10-week Citizens Academy. They graduated from the class Nov. 4.

November 13, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman charged with beating up son

The Ludowici Police Department recently made two arrests, and Chief Robert Poppell answered questions regarding prison work details.

November 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Could Kate be last gasp of hurricane season

Tropical Storm Kate will bring strong winds and rough seas in the area from the Southeast Coast to Bermuda into Wednesday.

November 10, 2015 | By Kristine Pydynowski Senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.com | Public Safety


Drive-through flu clinic Nov. 17

The Liberty County Health Department will host a drive-through flu-vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Shuman Recreation Center, 800 Tupelo Trail (behind the health department) in Hinesville.

November 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Police recognize alleged counterfeiter on video

Reports recently filed by the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Midway man charged with murder

The suspect in a shooting in which the victim later died now faces a charge of malice murder, according to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Chris Reed.

November 05, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI: Man shot in Long County home by resident who didn't know he was there

A resident who lives in the Long County home where a man's body was found early Wednesday shot him, not previously aware that the man was in the home, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

November 05, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Long County shooting victim identified

A man's body was found at a home early Wednesday morning in a home on Taylor Creek Spur Northeast in unincorporated Long County, Sheriff Craig Nobles said.

November 04, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Liberty County prison re-entry group gives Ga. officials an update

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's paper. The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless was recently given the Re-entry Partnership Housing Award from the state Community Affairs and Community Supervision departments. The funding was incorrectly stated in a front-page article Wednesday concerning the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition.

November 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


3rd ID soldier dies in boating accident

The man whose body was recovered Monday after a weekend boating accident on the Savannah River was a 3rd Infantry Division soldier, according to the Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office.

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


No drugs found in search at Bradwell

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

November 03, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Restaurant sanitation scores for June

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in June by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

July 12, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


14 South Georgia residents indicted on federal drug trafficking charges

STATESBORO - A federal indictment has been returned charging a Glennville man and a Fleming man, along with 12 other South Georgia residents, with conspiring to ...

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Large amount of drugs found in Hinesville home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit has seized a large amount of narcotics.

July 11, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot and killed at Liberty County mobile home

Law-enforcement officials are investigating the shooting death of Dennis Pavao, 43.

July 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Arrest made for R&J Produce fire

A man has been arrested in connection with a June 20 fire that destroyed R&J Produce store on E. G. Miles Parkway, according to ...

July 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Suspects in Walthourville shooting, Hinesville standoff charged

A Walthourville man narrowly escaped injury Thursday after someone shot through his front door, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

July 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man, 28, charged with murder of Jesup man, 70

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged with killing a 70-year-old Jesup man, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

July 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Last roll call for HPD officer

The June 28 midnight patrol was the last for Hinesville police Lt. Thomas Ovitt, midnight shift watch commander.

July 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


'Possible homicide' investigated in Jesup

Authorities are investigating what they term a "possible homicide" in Jesup.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.comr | Public Safety


Hinesville man’s murder conviction, life term upheld

A Hinesville father convicted of killing his baby daughter had his murder conviction and life sentence upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court, according to a ...

July 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Fire displaces Hinesville couple

A Hinesville couple was displaced after a fire damaged their home Sunday night.

July 04, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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