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Grand jury hands out indictments

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

December 11, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Suspect flees in town in car, on foot, still caught

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

December 10, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

UPDATE: Jesup apartment shooting wounds infant, man

A shooting in a Jesup apartment wounded a 3-month-old girl and a man early Tuesday morning, police said.

December 08, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Monument stolen from Gum Branch grave

Garden City police Chief David Lyons has seen and investigated all types of crimes over the years, but never in his wildest dreams did he think he and his wife, Cathy, would be the victims of a theft.

December 08, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Woman shoots husband in foot during domestic dispute, Hinesville police say

A domestic dispute nearly turned deadly Monday night in Hinesville when a woman shot her husband in the foot during an altercation, police said.

December 08, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Eateries sanitation scores for Nov. 4-6

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in November by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, go to

December 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Agencies spread word about dangers of sleeping with children

DECATUR - Public awareness of sleep-related infant deaths in is critical in preventing these deaths, the GBI reports.

December 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Long County woman killed in ATV wreck

Tragedy struck Long County over the weekend as a 36-year-old woman was killed after she lost control of the all-terrain vehicle she was driving.

November 30, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety

Be prepared for winter weather

With colder temperatures starting to become the norm as fall yields to winter, the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security's Ready Georgia campaign urge Liberty County residents to take time to get ready for weather emergencies this winter.

November 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Suspicious fire destroys Smallest Church in America

DARIEN - A fire that destroyed the structure of the Smallest Church in America is being called suspicious.

November 30, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Ludowici police: Clerk stole $2,100 in lottery tickets

An employee of a Flash Foods in Ludowici was recently charged with stealing seven rolls of lottery tickets.

November 30, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Woman dies in Long County four-wheeler wreck

A woman died in a four-wheeler wreck early Saturday, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said.

November 28, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety

Hinesville mother gets 30 years in death of child

Candice Nicole Boles was sentenced to 30 years to serve for her part in the death of her 3-year-old daughter, Andraia Boles, in February 2013.

November 28, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Former Liberty County deputy is laid to rest

A large group of family, friends and fellow law-enforcement officers said goodbye Tuesday to a Georgia Ports Authority police officer and former Liberty County sheriff's deputy, Cpl. William Solomon.

November 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Fire destroys Walthourville mobile home

A Walthourville woman's home was destroyed in a fire early Saturday morning.

November 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

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Articles by Section - Public Safety

One arrested on drug charges during raid

Long County officers arrested one person and confiscated drugs during an Oct. 17 raid on a Ludowici Apartment.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Crash on Fort Stewart kills young Long Co. man

Dillon Jacobs, who had recently decided to join the Army, died following a vehicle crash on Highway 144 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning.

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Crash closes Highway 144 in Fort Stewart

Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart is closed until further notice following a two-vehicle accident with one fatality, according to a news release from Fort ...

October 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Storm preparations open door for thieves

The following incidents are taken from Hinesville Police Department reports.

October 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Alleged burglar charged

A Ludowici man has been charged with burglary in connection with a Sept. 30 report.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Ludowici chief home after injury

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was home Friday afternoon, after being taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after his patrol car was ...

October 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety

GBI says local man shot himself after robbery

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died during an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ...

October 17, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety

How people weathered the storm

Hurricane Matthew brought rain and wind that knocked down trees and power lines in Liberty and Long counties.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King, Jeff Whitten, Dan Scott and Pat Watkins | Public Safety

City EMS and teams assessing damage

The City of Hinesville has reported that the fire department and EMS are back in full response, and linemen crews from Georgia Power, Coastal EMC ...

October 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Worst expected this afternoon, night

As local officials continued to urge area residents to evacuate Friday morning and help those without transportation to get out of the area, Hurricane Matthew ...

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

FEMA: Prepare for Matthew

WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is monitoring Hurricane Matthew and remains in close coordination with state emergency managers ...

October 06, 2016 | FEMA news release | Public Safety

Governor: Mandatory evacuation east of I-95

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a mandatory evacuation east ...

October 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Area still preparing as Matthew gets closer

With a hurricane watch issued for our area, emergency declarations by the governor and county commission and a voluntary evacuation order for some Liberty County ...

October 06, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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