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Gas leak shuts down Court Street

West Court Street in downtown Hinesville was closed in both directions after construction crews taking down a house on the street this morning hit a gas line.

June 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for June 13

May 29: Criminal trespass, Limerick Road, Midway

June 14, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Stewart, Hunter start '100 Days of Summer'

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has started a "100 Days of Summer," traffic education and enforcement campaign, in conjunction with the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign.

June 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Answers sought to shots at party

On March 28, roughly 200 people, primarily high school students and young adults, were at a party being held at the County Line Club near Midway when shots rang out.

June 09, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Alleged toy theft draws felony charge

Two Long County youths face felony charges after they allegedly entered a mobile home last month and stole two toy boats.

June 04, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Imagine hurricane making landfall on Georgia

Imagine a hurricane making landfall near Georgia's coastline – pushing a surge of water through Georgia's coastal communities and further inland, causing flooding as the storm moves across the state. It has spawned tornadoes, and high winds have blown down trees and power lines causing power outages.

June 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville OKs safety grant applications

In a called meeting Thursday, the Hinesville City Council approved grant applications to the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, applying for funding to buy equipment for the city's fire and police departments.

May 31, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County man accused of molesting child

A man has been charged with child molestation and simple battery by the Long County Sheriff's Department.

May 29, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Don't become statistic over holiday

ATLANTA - The 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period begins Friday evening and the Georgia State Patrol will be watching for impaired drivers and other traffic violations that could potentially cause a traffic crash.

May 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hurricane season on the horizon

With a new hurricane season approaching, new changes for how and when warnings are issued as well as new assessments of Liberty County's hurricane-prone coastline will affect how residents prepare for storm-related circumstances. Hurricane season began earlier this month, with peak activity expected between September and October.

May 21, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety


Buckle up or pay the Price

With the school year coming to an end, Memorial Day weekend approaching and summer festivities about to kick into high gear, officials at the Governor's Office of Highway Safety say they want people to be safe in their travels.

May 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Emergency personnel complete training

Thirty-five firefighters and emergency personnel from 10 regional agencies completed a search and rescue course through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency last month. The 14-hour course was conducted in Riceboro at the Coastal EMC on April 17-18.

May 21, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Walthourville home hit by gunfire

A Walthourville home was fired on early Sunday morning, and a bullet missed a sleeping child by inches. According to Liberty County Sheriff's Det. Brian Barnes, the shooting happened just before 2 a.m. in the 100 block of Sabreena Circle. A mother and her two toddlers were asleep in the home, Barnes said. Someone fired five times with a 9 mm automatic handgun. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Couirer.

May 19, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Wiregrass E-911 center opens

May 17, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Drug court celebrates first year

In celebration of National Drug Court Month, the Liberty County drug court had a ceremony Monday morning at the Liberty County Courthouse. The Honorable Judge D. Jay Stewart presided.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Toddler hit by car; in stable condition

A 2-year-old boy was listed in stable condition after being struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon on Fort Stewart, according to Military Police.

May 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Florida teen arrested in Liberty County

A Florida teen was arrested Thursday night in Liberty County in connection with a school bus shooting that left two teens injured.

May 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville police call off search for large bear

Hinesville police officers attempted to track a bear within the city limits Thursday night. But shortly before midnight, they called off the search because it had disappeared into the woods.

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


Authorities capture escaped inmate in northwest Georgia

People in southeast Georgia- especially in the Sunbury area near Fort Morris - can breath a little easier.

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


Soldier's killer gets three life terms

Carl Evan Swain was sentenced Monday to three life sentences in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, according to 1st Assistant U.S. Attorney James Durham.

May 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Home burglaries spur neighborhood-watch

Fleming residents are a bit fed up with the recent increase in home burglaries within their community.

May 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Search expanded for escaped inmate

The search for an inmate whom authorities say walked away from a work detail in the Fort Morris area has expanded well beyond Liberty County.

May 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Prisoner reportedly escapes from work detail

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is searching for a prisoner who walked away from road-work detail Monday afternoon.

May 18, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Walthourville firefighters help with unusual request

In their day-to-day activities, they heroically battle residential and wild fires. On rare occasions, they help rescue a cat that might be stuck in a tree.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


'Below-normal' hurricane season in forecast

AccuWeather reports despite a premature start to the Atlantic hurricane season, due to the development of Ana, forecasters predict that the number of storms this year will again fall below normal.

May 14, 2015 | By Justin Roberti AccuWeather.com staff writer | Public Safety


GBI trains officers to investigate infant deaths

About 50 law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders from Liberty County and surrounding communities gathered at Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus to receive formal instructions on a new procedure being implemented statewide by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

May 13, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Sexual assault report on post not backed up

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police department include:

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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