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Man on trial for girlfriend's death

Attorneys made opening statements Thursday morning in the murder trial of Richard Geiger, who is charged in the March 2007 death of his girlfriend, Rosie Smith, in her Raintree Apartment on Saunders Avenue.

May 07, 2010 | pleon@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Friday wreck kills Fleming man

A Fleming man was killed in a vehicle accident that occurred at about 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 17 at mile marker 14, according to a report filed by the Georgia State Patrol. The report said Walter "Herman Phillips Jr., 53, died. There will be more about the accident in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 03, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for May 2

• April 7, Harassing communication, Whisper Lane

May 03, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


'Good police work' nabs escapees here

Two escapees from a Harris County jail were caught in Liberty County Monday. According to Liberty County Sheriff Chief Deputy Keith Moran, deputies were led to the duo after a series of events landed the reported escape artists in county limits, trying to cash in allegedly stolen lottery tickets. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

April 30, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Midway fire victim identified

An elderly Liberty County man was found dead in his home Friday on the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road after firefighters extinguished a structure fire that broke out just before 2 p.m., according to county fire coordinator James Ashdown.

April 26, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Elderly man found dead after Isle of Wight fire

Shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, a structure fire broke out on the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges.

April 23, 2010 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Small house fire quickly contained

It took firefighters from Hinesville's stations one and two only 10 minutes to extinguish a small house fire in the Arlington Park subdivision Monday afternoon.

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


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 18

April 5, Theft by taking, East Oglethorpe Highway

April 19, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter for April 18

• March 31, Criminal trespass, Harrier Hollow

April 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


LCHS students warned of prom temptations

"Central dispatch to units in the area of Liberty County High School, we have an accident with serious injuries reported on school grounds, all units in vicinity asked to respond..."

April 16, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Police: 'Salesman' was casing for burglaries

If you recently bought magazines from a door to door salesman, the Richmond Hill Police Department would like to hear from you.

April 15, 2010 | Staff reports | Public Safety


Two arrested in vehicle stolen in Ludowici

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies arrested two auto theft suspects and recovered a stolen vehicle early tuesday in South Effingham County after a traffic stop.

April 14, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for April 11

• March 26, Theft by shoplifting, 525 W. Oglethorpe Highway

April 12, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Safety class required of teen drivers now online

The Georgia Department of Driver Services recently created a new Internet option for the state-mandated teenage Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program. eADAP will provide an additional solution for teens who are unable to obtain the traditional classroom ADAP course.

April 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici officers earn awards

A Ludowici Police Department officer and a former officer recently were recognized for their work to keep the roads safe from impaired drivers.

April 07, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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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


Ludowici continues drug crackdown

The Ludowici Police Department continued its crackdown on drugs with another recent drug bust.

May 06, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Probation revoked on trucker who hit officer

Robert Lee Turner's probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 10 months in jail with credit for time served Tuesday by Liberty County State Court Judge Leon Braun.

May 06, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


All-terrain vehicles stolen

Recent reports made to the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

May 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Car wedges under moving truck on I-95

A Florida woman can count her blessings this morning after she was dragged under a tractor trailer on northbound Interstate 95 in Liberty County.

May 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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