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MACE report for April

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 47 cases in April.

June 01, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Motorcycle thefts on rise in area

Melanie Albright spent Friday morning wallpapering Hinesville with signs offering a reward for information about her husband's motorcycle, which was stolen from the couple's driveway Thursday.

June 01, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Six arrested in area 'spring cleanup'

LUDOWICI - In a joint undercover investigation between the Liberty/Long Multi Agency Crack Enforcement team and the Long County Sheriff's Department, six people were arrested recently for drug related charges.

May 29, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


MACE, Hinesville PD help marshals wtih arrest

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, along with the Hinesville Police Department and the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, helped the U.S. Marshals Savannah Office track down and arrest a fugitive wanted by the Leon County Sheriff's Department in Tallahassee, Fla.

May 29, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Motorcycle crash kills local man

A Hinesville resident was killed when he reportedly lost control of his 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle and hit a concrete and brick driveway culvert around 8 p.m. Monday.

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


Soldier dies from wreck injuries

The 3rd Infantry Division soldier, who was injured in a wreck Wednesday evening, died Thursday.

May 25, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


USDA grant adds cars to Ludowici Police

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department received a $44,500 grant Monday, along with an additional $36,500 loan from the USDA to buy three new police cars.

May 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Plans for new EMS headquarters taking shape

Survey crews finished up this week at Liberty County Regional Medical Center's new emergency services headquarters building. Site design still is being worked out, according to EMS Director Jim Turner.

May 22, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


NCO charged with growing pot

On Tuesday, Fort Stewart officials confirmed that a 3rd Infantry Division soldier has been relieved of his duties as a squad leader for his alleged involvement in a drug-growing and distribution operation.

May 22, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


BI grad back to intern with prosecutor

Looking to get a glimpse of the prosecutorial system, Bradwell Institute graduate Nicholas Heron has returned to Hinesville for a summer internship with the Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's office. He will be working closely with DA Tom Durden and his team.

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


Soldiers in on-post wreck identified

The four Fort Stewart soldiers injured in a wreck on Fort Stewart Thursday have been identified.

May 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Four soldiers hurt in wreck on post

SAVANNAH - The Army says four soldiers at Fort Stewart were injured when two-vehicles collided near the east entrance to the military installation.

The head-on crash occurred on Georgia Route 47 at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

May 21, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Two charged for turtle thefts

Two Hinesville residents have been accused of stealing five diamondback terrapins from the Tybee Island Marine Center.

May 20, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Teacher resigns after posititve drug test

An eighth-grade teacher at Lewis Frasier Middle School resigned Monday morning after she was allegedly found with a residual quantity of suspected marijuana at school on May 12 and a urine test indicated a positive result for the drug a few days later.

May 20, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for May 20

• Pointing or aiming gun at another

May 20, 2009 | Staff Report | 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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