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Hitchhiker accidentally killed on road

A hitchhiker was killed Wednesday morning in Riceboro as he was sleeping on a dirt road near Montague Street, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

November 04, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Oct. 27: A resident of Handy Street told police she paid a house-moving company $4,000 to relocate a home for her but the work was never done and she could not locate the subject whom she signed a contract with. Police found that previous complaints had been filed against the same company and were unable to make contact with the company's operators.

November 03, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bus wreck sends eight to hospital

A wreck involving a Liberty County school bus and several vehicles occurred Tuesday morning before 8 a.m. on Highway 84 in Midway. Eight students were taken to the hospital via emergency medical services for evaluation, according to Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer. Other students may have been taken by parents to the hospital to be checked out.

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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October 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Meth sweep nets eight in two counties

A total of eight people are in custody following a Thursday morning drug bust in Bryan and Chatham counties that broke up a meth operation.

October 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


State cuts clog criminal justice system

ATLANTA - Prosecutors are forced to ignore misdemeanor violations to pursue more serious crimes. Judges are delaying trials to cope with layoffs and strained staffing levels. And in some cases, those charged with violent crimes, even murder, are set free because caseloads are too heavy to ensure they receive a speedy trial.

October 29, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


EMA offering classes to train weather spotters

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency needs weather spotters to assist them and the National Weather Service. In response to this need, EMA Deputy Director Larry Logan said his agency is offering special classes to train members of the community to spot and report weather conditions as they happen in their area.

October 29, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Oct. 22: A resident of Ralph Quarterman Drive reported a burglary in which several rooms were disturbed and $30 worth of chicken was stolen from her freezer.

October 29, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff looks to make night safer

Calling it a proactive move to provide children with a safe evening of trick-or-treating, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes announced Thursday that many registered sex offenders living in the county are required to attend a mandatory meeting from 5-8 p.m. Monday.

October 28, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man gets 25 years for wreck that killed teen

A Long County man who was charged with vehicular homicide in a 2009 wreck that killed a teenage boy was sentenced to 25 years Tuesday.

October 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Several Long Co. meth labs busted

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently made two methamphetamine drug busts and discovered what previously had been an active meth lab.

October 26, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Oct. 9: A Hinesville resident told police she was held against her will by a man who claimed she damaged his vehicle. When she went to the man's residence on Deerwood Court to deny the claim, the suspect reportedly tied her up and gagged her, then threatened to shave her head if she didn't tell the truth. The man then reportedly released her, saying he believed she didn't damage his vehicle. The woman told police she didn't want to press charges.

October 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sikes promotes deputies to corporals

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes on Monday promoted Deputies Jason Colvin and Matthew Marchand to the rank of corporal.

October 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tattnall County wreck kills five, leaves boy in critical condition

A two-car collision Thursday in Tattnall County killed five people and left a child in critical condition, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Denney Garner.

October 24, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Five dead in tragic Glennville accident

A two-car collision Thursday on Highway 144 in Tattnall County killed five people and left a child in critical condition, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Denney Garner.

October 21, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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Nuclear plant's safety discussed at meeting

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of the Hatch Nuclear Power Plant during an open house from 4-6 p.m ...

April 19, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD Reports

From Hinesville Police Department reports. Editor's note: Due to computer issues at the city, reports have been unavailable in recent weeks. They are back ...

April 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Child critical after collision with pickup

A 9-year-old boy was critically injured Tuesday when he was riding a bike south of Riceboro and was hit by a pickup.

April 18, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One dead, another injured after domestic dispute

Liberty County authorities are searching for a 41-year-old man in connection with a homicide and the injury of another person in Walthourville early Thursday.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Early forecast calls for 6-8 hurricanes

When Liberty County Emergency Management Deputy Director emailed a graphic with the 2018 hurricane forecast, he added a caveat.

April 09, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murder suspect gets $1M bond

The man accused of fatally shooting James Caswell Jones had bond set at $1 milllion on March 19, by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert ...

April 02, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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