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Restaurant sanitation scores March 10

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in February 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 dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

March 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Sheriff's office offers gun safety course

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office conducted a firearms safety class on Feb. 6.

March 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Teacher smells joint at school, administrators call police

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers include:

March 10, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


4 jailed after car stopped near Riceboro

A car that was driving on the wrong side of the road ended with four people in jail Tuesday afternoon after narcotics were discovered in their vehicle, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

March 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


High-speed chase ends in Liberty County, thwarts would-be visit to Obama

An attempt to initiate a traffic stop in Camden County led authorities on a 50-mile chase that ended in Liberty County on Tuesday night - and pre-empted a trip to visit the president of the United States.

March 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Two arrested after high-speed chase

Two men were arrested after a high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon along Highway 84 from Walthourville to Holmestown, where their vehicle overturned, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

March 05, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville police seek bank-scam suspect

On Feb. 24, a man entered a Hinesville bank and committed a scam, and now Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in finding him.

March 02, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


1 arrested, another sought in Long Co. Rec Dept. break-in

An arrest has been made in a January break-in at the Long County Recreation Department, but authorities are still looking for a second suspect.

March 02, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Brush fire burns 200-300 acres in Long County

A controlled burn in Long County got out of control Saturday afternoon, damaging an estimated 200 to 300 acres.

February 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


SUV strikes bicyclist in Fleming

A bicyclist was struck by an SUV and injured shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Leroy Coffer Highway and Freedman Grove Road.

February 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Maj. Cribbs retires after 41 years with Hinesville police

After 41 years with the Hinesville Police Department - 40 of those with the detective unit - Maj. Thomas E. Cribbs decided it was time to put down his gun and badge.

February 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


1 arrested, another sought in Long County Rec Dept. break-in

An arrest has been made in a January break-in at the Long County Recreation Department, but authorities are still looking for a second suspect.

February 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Fugitive caught in Long County

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently apprehended a man who had been in hiding since 2013.

February 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Small plane makes emergency landing on St. Catherines

A single-engine plane made an emergency landing on St. Catherines Island shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said.

February 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fleming standoff resolved peacefully

A man who had barricaded himself in a residence off Fleming Loop Road was taken to a hospital, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 19, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Authorities ask for help finding bank robber

The Jesup Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed the ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police: Hinesville hit-and-run leads to high-speed chase across Liberty County

A hit-and-run Tuesday night in Hinesville led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended near Holmestown Road when the suspect crashed, police said.

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


UPDATE: Vehicle recovered from Altamaha River; Jesup man still missing

A vehicle recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Altamaha River was a pickup truck that had been reported stolen in 2005, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles ...

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI investigates theft of construction equipment in Liberty County

A large amount of stolen equipment has been recovered in Liberty County after a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring.

June 13, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged with murder in Walthourville shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Walthourville was charged with felony murder Friday, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

June 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County man arrested in Glennville arson

A Long County man has been charged with four counts of arson in connection with the early Sunday fire that destroyed four downtown Glennville businesses.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged in Walthourville fatal shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with the early Wednesday shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Walthourville.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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