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County opens courtroom in jail

During the September mid-month county commissioners meeting last Tuesday, officials said they liked the idea of moving some inmate hearings from the downtown courthouse to the courtroom housed in the Liberty County jail.

October 11, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Sunbury rape trial begins

The jury was selected and testimony began Tuesday in Liberty County Superior Court in the trial of a man accused of raping a Sunbury woman. The case, which has been likened to a crime novel, was once described as the trial of the century by attorneys. This trial and others that may follow promise several twists and turns.

October 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff commended for support of youth home

Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin recently received an award of appreciation from the Georgia Sheriff's Association and Youth Homes representative Sid Roberts, thanking the sheriff for the support he lends to the Georgia Youth Homes.

October 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Long Co., MACE make 15 drug arrests

LUDOWICI -- On Sept. 16, the Long County Sheriff's Department and the Long/Liberty MACE Drug Task Force arrested 15 alleged drug dealers.

October 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire burns home, spreads to woods

LUDOWICI - A fire that started in a mobile home destroyed the residence, and then moved into the surrounding woods this past Friday in Long County.

October 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Teen drowns in apartment pool

A Savannah teen drowned Saturday afternoon while swimming in a Hinesville pool with his brother.

September 18, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Robber assault clerk to hit antique store

LUDOWICI - A man employed at an antique store here was assaulted and then the store was robbed Friday.

September 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Student allegedly caught with pot at middle school

A middle school student was reportedly arrested after being found in possession of suspected marijuana at school.

September 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Father, son killed in Effingham shootings

While authorities search for the gunman in an apparent triple shooting that has left two people dead and another critically wounded, friends and longtime associates are trying to figure out why a prominent Effingham County businessman and his son were killed.

September 10, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Public Safety


Immigrant raid apparent leads to $300,000 forfeiture

The forfeiture of $300,000 to the federal government appears to be part of an agreement resulting from a January raid on the China Super Buffet.

September 09, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Public Safety


Georgia participats in 'Hands Across Border'

ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol and members of the Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance Division will join their law enforcement counterparts in neighboring states next week to encourage safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday travel period.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 24

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September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


FBI identify body of man found on post

The FBI still is investigating the case of James Allen Phillips, whose body was found in late January near a pond on Fort Stewart.

September 06, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Public Safety


Kids ID kits handed out at school open house

The idea of losing a child in a department store or at the mall is a parent's worst nightmare, but the reality is that sometimes happens.

September 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldier hit, killed by vehicles

RICHMOND HILL -- Robert John Nowlin Jr., 22, a soldier stationed at Fort Stewart, died Monday morning from injuries sustained after being struck by multiple vehicles on Highway 17, near Cartertown Road, according to a representative with the Georgia State Patrol.

Preliminary reports indicate Nowlin and his wife got into an argument. Nowlin got out of their vehicle and started walking north on the highwya. While crossing the highway, he was reportedly struck by one vehicle and run over by a second vehicle.

September 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Residents warned to be cautious in heat

For many people, summer means spending lots of time outdoors. Officials from the Coastal Health District - which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties - want Coastal Georgia residents to make the most of that time by preventing illness and injury that some summer-related activities can bring.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty Sheriff’s blotters

June 20

July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Suspects sought in Long Co. assault

Two people are wanted in connection with a case involving a kidnapping, a vehicle hijacking, an armed robbery and aggravated assault. It was reported in Long County on July 2. The incident reportedly happened between 1:30-3:50 a.m. at a residence in the Sandhill community, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Al Cato.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Walthourville man hurt in ATV wreck

A Walthourville man was injured Sunday night in an ATV accident.

July 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Illegal booze, cigarette ring uncovered

A Fort Stewart soldier and a woman face numerous charges after they were arrested Thursday for allegedly illegally selling alcohol and tobacco products from a Walthourville home.

July 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotters

June 13

July 04, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters

June 20

July 04, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


County approves a false-alarm ordinance

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved a false-alarm ordinance at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening.

July 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Public Safety


Parker arson case delayed again

The case of the state of Georgia vs. Robert Parker, a former Long County Sheriff's deputy, was delayed again Wednesday morning when First District Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Robert L. Russell III agreed to set Aug. 1 for a "Rule 20" hearing to allow Parker to enter a plea.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Liberty Co. Sheriff’s blotters for July 2

June 10: Suicide attempt - A vehicle drove into a ditch on EB Cooper Highway. The driver was the complainant's wife, who was not on scene when the deputy arrived.

July 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fireworks must be ‘safe, sane’

Fireworks purchased in South Carolina, Alabama and Florida might not be legal in Georgia, according to Pyrouniverse.com.

July 02, 2014 | Randy Morton | Public Safety


Locals sentenced in drug ring

DUBLIN, Ga. - Twenty-one defendants have been sentenced for their involvement in a Dodge County area drug-trafficking organization, including two men from Hinesville and one from Ludowici.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Long deputy stops high-speed chase

A high-speed chase that began in Wayne County shortly before noon ended in Long County when a Long County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped the suspect using the pit maneuver, causing the fleeing driver to wreck.

July 01, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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