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ID sought for body found in Effingham County

CLYO - Sheriff's deputies Effingham County are investigating a human skeleton found in some woods in southern Georgia.

Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor says authorities discovered the skeletal remains of an unidentified man Monday after someone called in a tip. The bones were found in woods near Clyo, 35 miles north of Savannah.

March 09, 2010 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Committee OKs expanded gun carry bill

ATLANTA - A bill that would allow gun owners with permits to carry firearms onto college campuses and into churches and bars passed a key Senate committee on Monday and could soon be headed for the full Senate.

The Special Judiciary Committee voted 7 to 1 in favor of Senate Bill 308. State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, the sponsor, reiterated on Monday that the bill is aimed at clarifying the firearms carry law for Georgia's 300,000 gun owners with permits to carry weapons.

March 09, 2010 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Man shot Friday night in stable condition

March 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RH pilot reportedly dies in crash

A Richmond Hill pilot died some time Friday when his plane crashed into a pond on Savannah's Southside, the Savannah Morning News has reported.

March 06, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


How safe is your neighborhood

The Pines at Willowbrook residents greeted one another with smiles and hugs last week before the start of their February neighborhood watch meeting. Parents with teens, tweens and toddlers in tow settled themselves in their community club house while apartment manager Cynthia Bryant and a group of neighborhood watch volunteers offered refreshments.

March 05, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Good neighbors help deter crime

Deputy Lt. Danny Pittman, with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, misses the days when American families - no matter where they lived - were close to their neighbors and could count on them in times of need. And he and others in law enforcement are working to bring back that feeling of community to make neighborhoods in Hinesville and across Liberty County safer. The Coastal Courier ran the first of a two part series on neighborhood watches and cutting crime in the area in Wednesday's edition. The second part will run Friday. Pick up a copy of the paper to ...

March 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Robbers who shot manager got nothing

Hinesville police detectives confirmed Thursday nothing was stolen in an armed robbery that put a Domino's store manager in the hospital with gunshot wounds to the arm and chest.

February 26, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Feb. 26

Feb. 12, Battery (FVA), cruelty toward child third degree, 300 Brantley Drive

February 26, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman's death draws murder charge 6 months later

A former Long County Department of Family and Children's Services worker recently was charged with killing her sister, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Investigator Nickey Anderson.

February 24, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway man killed in wreck

A Midway man was killed Monday night in a single-vehicle accident in the Lake George area.

February 24, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Pizzeria worker shot during robbery

Ray Huff, 51, of Hinesville was shot through a closed door during a robbery that occurred at 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Domino's pizza store at 327 W. Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The complete story is in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

February 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Thursday fire toll was five injured

Five people, including a 7-year-old boy, were taken to area hospitals after an apartment fire in Hinesville Thursday night.

February 22, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Senators announce Riceboro grant

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced that the Riceboro Fire and Rescue Department will receive a $19,214 grant as part of the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

February 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Murder charge leveled in Long County

Rosie Payne, 54, of Ludowici was charged with murder on Tuesday in the death of Doris Warshup, 50.

February 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Baytree Apartments fire injures four

A fire Thursday night in Hinesville sent four people to hospitals. The number of injured was initially reported as two.

February 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Job offer was suspected scam

Recent crime reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Wreck blocks Highway 84 near Liberty County High School

A two-vehicle collision Monday morning near Liberty County High School sent two people to the hospital, authorities said.

April 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Car flips over in front of Hinesville Lowe's

A car flipped on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville after the driver lost control Sunday evening, police said.

April 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores April 27

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Former Long County High School assistant band director arrested

A former assistant band director at Long County High School has been arrested and charged with engaging in sexual misconduct with students, according to the ...

April 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville man shot in leg

Authorities are investigating the shooting of a Hinesville man.

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


EMA: Be alert, Liberty

Hurricane season is coming, and the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency wants all residents to be ready with Alert Liberty.

April 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


Nineteen complete Savannah Tech's Peace Officer Academy

SAVANNAH - Nineteen students from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy celebrated graduating from the program with a completion ceremony last month.

April 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman stabbed in Walthourville; roommate in custody

A woman was stabbed and seriously injured during a domestic dispute between roommates in Walthourville, police said.

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


Hinesville police seek missing woman

Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing woman.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores April 20

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Walthourville traffic stop leads to drug, weapons charges

The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Lonnie Bowman initiated a traffic stop at 6:30 p.m. Friday that ended ...

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


Man critical after small plane crash in Wayne County

A man is in critical condition after the small plane he was flying crashed in Wayne County on Friday afternoon, according to the Wayne County ...

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


Woman expected to recover from baseball bat assault during robbery

An early Thursday morning robbery at a South Newport service station left a woman injured.

April 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office nabs main suspect in Walthourville store robbery

The main suspect in the Friday night robbery of the Family Dollar Store in Walthourville has been apprehended, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said Thursday.

April 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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