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Soldier found dead at Holbrook identified

The deceased man found Nov. 30 at Holbrook Pond has been identified as Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank, 29, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier assigned to Fort Stewart.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. launches offender-watch site

Sheriff Craig Nobles and the Long County Sheriff's Office recently launched a new sex-offender registration and public-notification website called OffenderWatch. Long County now will be part of a nationwide network of more than 5,000 law-enforcement agencies, 40 of which are in Georgia.

December 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Area drug traffickers sentenced

Final sentences were handed down recently by Senior District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield in the case of a large-scale drug-trafficking organization operating in Liberty, Tattnall, Appling, Glynn and Chatham counties. Several of the people involved are from Hinesville.

December 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fire destroys Riceboro home

A fire that broke out late Thursday night destroyed a Riceboro woman's home. The blaze started shortly before midnight at 36 Briar Bay Road. The 62-year-old resident, who has not been identified, lived alone and escaped from the residence unharmed. According to family members, the woman lived in the home for 50 years. The Red Cross was called into assist.

December 13, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotters for Dec. 13

Nov. 30: Theft of lost or mislaid property - A woman filed a complaint with the police department about her wallet, which she said she lost at the movie theater. The woman said she'd removed money from her wallet while in the theater, and then slid it back into the side pocket of her bag. She later found the wallet was not in the side pocket. The woman's daughter returned to the theater to look for the wallet, but could not find it. The woman was given a case number and briefed on further procedures.

December 13, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Two sought in connection with R.H. death

Police in Richmond Hill are investigating the cause of death of a 23-year-old who was found dead last week in the parking lot of Steamer's Restaurant, but two arrest warrants have been issued in relation to the case.

December 13, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Possibly rabid cat sought in Fleming area

A Fleming couple and their two children are undergoing preventive treatment for rabies after the family's dog tested positive for the disease. The dog was not up to date on rabies vaccinations.

December 13, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Family's pet contracts rabies

A Fleming couple and their two children are undergoing preventive treatment for rabies after the family dog tested positive for the disease, according to the Coastal Health District.The dog was not up-to-date on rabies vaccinations, Sally Silberman, spokeswoman for the district, said.Liberty County Environmental Health officials remind residents to get all pets vaccinated, which is required by law.

December 11, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man held in probe of Stewart death

Carl Evans Swain, 41, of Jasper, Ala., is being held as part of an investigation into a death on Fort Stewart last week, according to a release from the FBI's Birmingham office.

December 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Dec. 11

Nov. 7: Vicious animal - An Independence Place man was taken to a hospital for a dog bite on his groin. The man was allegedly intoxicated, having consumed five to six beers and two to three shots and tried to swat away the hands of EMS personnel when they first tried to treat him, according to police. The man's friends told police the dog was black, but they did not know its breed. The friends did not see the incident, only the dog running away. They told police their friend said the dog ran up to him, bit him and ...

December 11, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murder suspect denied bond

Facing more than 46 charges - including five for murder - Terrence Gabriel Jones was denied bond Monday morning in Liberty County Superior Court. Jones was arrested in October after Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier formed a joint task force to gather information in the July shooting death of youth basketball mentor and coach Ernie Walthour.

December 11, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Ludowici, Long Co. crack down on DUI

With the holiday season in full swing, large gatherings of people at parties are a given. Long County law-enforcement officers are warning merrymakers to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and sliding behind the wheel of a car.

December 10, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotters for Dec. 10

Nov. 6: Simple battery - A Knott's Drive man told police his girlfriend's daughter sprayed him in the face with mace. The man was arguing with his girlfriend when the daughter stepped between them.

December 10, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Richmond Hill victims identified

The Richmond Hill Police Department released the names Wednesday afternoon of a mother and son found dead Monday in a Mainstreet subdivision home and say evidence points to a murder-suicide.

December 09, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 9

Nov. 27: Damage to vehicle - A motorist said he was driving his Ford pickup in the area of Highways 196 and 25 in Fleming when a chair flew out of the bed of the gold Chevy pickup in front of him and hit his truck. The driver of the vehicle that had been carrying the chair did not stop when the cargo flew out. The complainant was provided a case number and briefed on additional procedures.

December 09, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Fire damages single-wide mobile home

A Tuesday evening fire heavily damaged a mobile home in Hinesville, displacing the man who lived in the single-wide structure.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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


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