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Man arrested for drugs, trashes jail cell

A Ludowici man who was involved in a wreck that killed a 17-year-old was arrested last week for possession of illegal drugs.

September 30, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty gets money for drug court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced recently that Liberty County has received $203,000 in funding through the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. The grant will be used to start the Liberty County Drug Court program which will target all adult offenders with a drug or substance abuse problem.

September 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Wreck kills one soldier, injures another

One man was killed, one injured in a single-vehicle accident in Long County Saturday night.

September 27, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Drowning victim identified

A man found submerged in a creek behind his home near Midway Thursday evening has been identified as Thomas Eugene Grier, 76, according to a Liberty County Sheriff Department incident report.

September 25, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Judges furlough selves

Judge Paul Rose with the Atlantic Judicial Circuit of Superior Courts visited with community leaders at Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting and talked about his experiences on the bench. He also offered an update on the state of the local court systems.

September 25, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Drowning suspected on Isle of Wight

An elderly man was found submerged in water Thursday afternoon in a pond on the Isle of Wight.

Liberty County Coroner Reginald Pierce confirmed that a man was found in a pond on the west side of the marsh community, but he was unsure what caused the death. He said it was too early to release the name of the victim.

September 24, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Sept. 23

Aug. 22, Doing business without a license, 791 EG Miles Parkway

September 23, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman accused of stealing at nursing home

LUDOWICI - An employee of Coastal Manor Long Term Care Facility was arrested Friday and has been charged with stealing from the nursing home and several of its residents.

September 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


No bond for soldier accused of murder

No decision has yet been made to seek the death penalty in the case of Edison A. Ortiz, who was charged last month in the shooting deaths of his in-laws.

September 18, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Sept. 16

Indecent exposure, Aug. 21, Intersection of Kelly and Debbie drives

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 16

Aug. 20, Driving while license suspended or revoked, obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Cigarette believed to have started fatal fire

A retired sailor and merchant marine, who had recently returned to his native Liberty County, died in a fire at his home Monday afternoon.

September 16, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Gum Branch fire victim identified

An elderly Gum Branch resident died during a fire at his home Monday afternoon.

September 14, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Thursday wreck injures Long resident

A Long County man is in fair condition after rolling his truck this Thursday evening.

According Long County Deputy Tom Sollosi, at about 6:30 p.m. David Michael Woodard of Long County was driving south on Rufus Davis Road, when he apparently lost control of his pickup as he rounded a curve. The truck rolled and landed upside down, entrapping Woodard.

September 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Wreck kills one soldier, injures another

A wreck Thursday morning shut down a portion of Highway 144 and claimed one life, according to Fort Stewart military police.

September 11, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Long County makes two drug busts

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested Anthony D. Cargill, 19, on Aug. 3 on several drug-related charges after discovering illegal drugs and other drug-related ...

August 20, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Test confirms Georgia patient has plague

Public-health officials said Wednesday that initial tests have identified a case of the plague in Georgia.

August 20, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety


Fire snarls traffic on East Oglethorpe and Veterans Parkway

A trash truck caught on fire Wednesday morning closing Veterans Parkway and snarling traffic in Hinesville.

August 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire snarls traffic in west Hinesville

A trash truck caught on fire Wednesday morning, closing Veterans Parkway and snarling traffic in Hinesville.

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


Tropical storm forms in Atlantic

Tropical Depression 4 has strengthened to Tropical Storm Danny and has the potential to become the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season.

August 18, 2015 | By Justin Roberti AccuWeather.com staff writer | Public Safety


Domestic disputes get physical

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

August 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville police: Woman stabs man

A woman is being questioned following a stabbing Tuesday evening in the Gateway II apartment complex on Gause Street in Hinesville.

August 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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