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Victims of Sunday's wreck identified

Two of the three people injured in Sunday afternoon's wreck in Walthourville are in critical but stable condition.

June 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for June 16

May 31: Criminal trespass - A complainant living on Ruben Wells Road in Hinesville said that at 3:45 a.m., she found the rear driver's side window of her car broken along with all of its doors unlocked. The glove box also was open, but she said nothing was stolen from the vehicle.

June 17, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Young drowning victim identified

A 23-month-old child drowned Friday in a private pond in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley.

June 16, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Sunday head-on crash involves Appling jail employee

At least one of three people injured Sunday afternoon wreck in Walthourville is in stable condition.

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


Toddler drowns in Long County

A 23-month-old child has drowned in a private pond in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley.

June 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Domestic terror suspect to get new attorney

Alleged FEAR (Forever Enduring Always Ready) militia member and co-conspirator Heather Salmon went before Superior Court Judge Robert L. Russell III on Thursday at the Long County Courthouse in Ludowici. Salmon was in court to begin proceedings regarding her assignment of a new defense attorney in the December 2011 murder case of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

June 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Convicted child murderer denied new trial

A Riceboro woman currently serving a life sentence for murdering her toddler cousin was denied a new trial Monday, according to documents filed in public records at the Liberty County Justice Center.

June 13, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Some forecasts predict light hurricane season

Hurricane season has not affected the Liberty County area in recent years. In fact, the last major hurricane to hit Georgia happened over a century ago.

June 11, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for June 11

Here are some recent reports filed by deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

June 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Victim, alleged shooter spent much of day together

A 30-year-old man, who was shot Thursday, died in a Savannah hospital Saturday and the young woman accused of shooting him in the head, is expected to be charged with murder, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

June 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim dies

James Stewart, 30, died Saturday afternoon at a Savannah hospital after he had been shot Thursday, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

June 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged shooter denied bond

Marquana Adale Jasper, who is accused of shooting a man Thursday, has been denied bond.

June 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Gas leak briefly closes part of Veterans Parkway

Construction crews hit a gas line Friday afternoon around 5 p.m. near Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The northbound lanes of the road were closed for about 30 minutes while the line was repaired. The strong smell of gas drifted toward Oglethorpe Highway, but it remained open.

June 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim found in ditch

A Gum Branch man suffering from a bullet wound to the head was found in a ditch Thursday night near the intersection of Elim Road and Highway 196, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

June 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


5-car crash causes 84 traffic jam

A five-vehicle crash on Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington late Wednesday afternoon caused a major traffic jam at the height of rush hour.

June 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Man injured in ATV crash

A Walthourville man was injured Sunday in an ATV accident.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Apartment fire displaces four

A Wednesday morning fire heavily damaged a Hinesville apartment complex and displaced four people.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Fire damages single-wide mobile home

A Tuesday evening fire heavily damaged a mobile home in Hinesville, displacing the man who lived in the single-wide structure.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Residents warned to be cautious in heat

For many people, summer means spending lots of time outdoors. Officials from the Coastal Health District - which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties - want Coastal Georgia residents to make the most of that time by preventing illness and injury that some summer-related activities can bring.

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


Liberty Sheriff’s blotters

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July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Suspects sought in Long Co. assault

Two people are wanted in connection with a case involving a kidnapping, a vehicle hijacking, an armed robbery and aggravated assault. It was reported in Long County on July 2. The incident reportedly happened between 1:30-3:50 a.m. at a residence in the Sandhill community, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Al Cato.

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


Walthourville man hurt in ATV wreck

A Walthourville man was injured Sunday night in an ATV accident.

July 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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