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Flash flood watch issued for area

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of Southeast Georgia and South Carolina, including Liberty, Bryan and Long counties.

August 13, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Early morning crash kills teen

Kelly Moore, 19, of Liberty County was killed early this morning in a single-car wreck on Highway 196.

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper T. Gaskin, Moore was traveling east on Highway 196, when she lost control of her automobile near the Rye Patch Road intersection. Gaskin said Moore's car crossed the highway, flipped and hit a pine tree.

August 12, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shots fired at kids getting off bus

Shots were fired at a group of middle and high school students as they got off a bus in the 200 block of Pointe South Drive Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured.

August 12, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE makes several drug arrests

July 5

August 12, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Search for Pembroke woman suspended

The search for the elderly North Bryan woman who has been missing since July 18 has been suspended. According to Bryan County Emergency Management Director Jim Anderson, officials are now to the point that "we literally do not know where else to look."

July 28, 2009 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Fire claims deejay, family's home

Local radio personality and entrepreneur, Lissette Flores, aka DJ L' Boogie, husband Frank 'Nitty' Tolbert and his 4-year-old son, Zamir Smiley, were lucky to have escaped a fire that broke out near 2 a.m. Monday morning at their Fleming residence.

July 27, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Fire destroys Ludowici home

LUDOWICI - A Long County man and his wife lost their home to a fire Friday morning, according to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Darrell Ballance.

July 27, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


FBI sees no connection in bank robberies

According to Stephen Emmett with the Atlanta FBI, there have been no advances or arrests made in connection with The Heritage Bank robbery in Midway a few weeks ago.

July 24, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Local thwarts scam attempt

As the FBI reports a new scam spreading through the country, a Riceboro woman reports she was approached, but didn't fall for an well-worn scheme.

July 24, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Local agencies hellp U.S. marshals in sweep

Members of the Liberty County Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office assisted the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in a succesful raid under operation Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. The operation led to the arrests of 326 people in the region, 1,927 statewide and 190 nationally during the second week of July.

July 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Molester pleads guilty, gets 10 years probation

A 48-year-old Hinesville woman accused of molesting an 8-year-old relative entered a guilty plea before Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart and received a 10-year probated sentence Thursday.

July 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Police: Soldier slain for car, ID

SAVANNAH - A Georgia-based soldier charged with killing an Army buddy was days away from being kicked out of the military and may have committed the crime to steal the victim's car and identity, a police detective testified in court Wednesday.

Savannah-Chatham County police say Pvt. Sylvester Denmark Horton shot Spc. Necco McCraw four times and left his body on a dirt road near the Savannah River on July 2. The slain soldier's 1-year-old son, who had been with McCraw, was found stranded but unharmed near a busy highway, and McCraw's debit card was used to buy two ...

July 23, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Families spend time together in jail

Last week, two Long County families put a new twist on the old adage "a family that plays together stays together." There wasn't much playing involved but, due to some bad judgments, the families did end up staying together - in the Ludowici jail.

July 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Child molestation suspect pleads not guilty

Facing two counts of cruelty to children, three counts of child molestation and one count of criminal attempt to cause a child pain, suspect Nicholas Lewis stood before Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose and entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment hearing July 14.

July 22, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Darien bank robbery suspects caught

DARIEN - Authorities have arrested two of three Florida men accused of robbing a bank on U.S. 17 in Darien.

July 22, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


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Two shot outside Long Co. nightspot

Authorities are investigating the shooting of two people at a Long County nightspot early Saturday.

November 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Drug arrest at apartments draws crowd

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Soldier charged in wife's death

A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of his wife in Hinesville earlier this month.

November 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robbery at convenience store

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Force of crash folds pickup in half

The force of a wreck on E.B. Cooper Highway Thursday night seemed to fold a pickup in half. No one was injured, even though the crash also brought down a power pole and a couple other vehicles got entangled in the wires.

November 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Wreck at Airport and 196 tying up traffic

Update: A wreck at the corner of Airport Road and Highway 196 West in Hinesville tied up traffic for roughly two hours Wednesday. According to GSP Trooper Lyle Thurmond the wreck happened at 3 p.m. Three vehicles were involved and authorities had to re-route traffic around the area. Traffic headed westbound on 196 toward Gum Branch was closed for about two hours.

November 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Truck fire near Riceboro closes highway

A truck hauling bales of cardboard caught fire and closed a highway in Liberty County Tuesday night.

November 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Domestic dispute turns violent

Recent reports to Hinesville Police include:

November 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Dogs attack another, draw leash-law violation

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Man shot in Walthourville

A man was shot at Walthourville mobile home park late Monday afternoon.

November 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Alleged child predators arrested

ATLANTA - Six people, including three from Liberty County were arrested in an inter-agency law enforcement operation focusing on child exploitation in the area, according to J. Britt Johnson, special agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office.

November 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Suspected prostitutes asked to leave motel

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Surveillance reveals falsified hit-and-run

A Jesup woman apparently dreaming of a large payday reportedly filed a police report claiming she had been struck by a vehicle in Hinesville. However, she soon found herself under investigation and later was arrested for filing a false report.

November 04, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Teacher believes student's parents harassing her

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

November 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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