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Bonds denied in fatal shooting; one suspect released

Bond was denied for the four suspects accused of shooting David Anthony Jones Jr. to death at his Tapco Mobile Home residence in Hinesville June 16.

July 08, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Wreck victims named

The victims of a wreck on I-95 in Liberty County Friday have been identified.

July 08, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


I-95 wreck kills one, injures one

A three-vehicle accident on I-95 Friday night killed one person and injured another.

July 06, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Three-vehicle wreck sends one to hospital

Tuesday morning's wreck, which left one vehicle flipped over on Hinesville's Main Street, involved three vehicles, not one as previously reported.

July 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Daytime break-ins up

A jump in the number of daytime home burglaries last weekend across Liberty County has prompted authorities to warn residents to be vigilant.

July 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Second arrest for Twin Oaks break-ins

A second arrest was made this week in the rash of burglaries reported in the Twin Oaks apartment complex in Ludowici.

July 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long Forestry unit urges safety on Fourth

With the 4th of July just a few days away, crowds of people will be firing up grills or heading out to campsites. Because of all the rain Long and Liberty counties have seen this year, many revelers aren't concerned about igniting brush fires.

July 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Little new on drive-by shooting

A 5-year-old was wounded in a drive-by shooting Saturday evening in Hinesville.

July 01, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Heat advisory updated for Tuesday

A heat advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for our area for this afternoon. And isolated sever thunderstorms are possible because of the heat.

The service's Charleston office said the temperature, plus humidity will be dangerous from noon until 8 this evening. The chance of pop-up storms will last until 10 Tuesday evening.

June 30, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Child shot in drive-by out of hospital

The child injured in an apparent drive-by shooting Saturday evening has been released from the hospital, Hinesville Police report.

The 5-year-old was injured in what police are describing as a drive-by shootings Saturday at about 6:30 p.m.

June 29, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


MACE report for May

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 53 cases in May.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Law enforcement community mourns fallen brothers

Liberty County Sheriff deputies, Hinesville Police officers, members of the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, Liberty EMS and local fire departments gathered Wednesday morning to mourn the loss of John "Jay" Smiley. Smiley died unexpectedly Friday. He was a deputy for the LCSO.

June 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


New EMS station for west side

Emergencies in west Liberty County should soon get quicker ambulance responses.

June 24, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Ludowici officer attends California conference

Ludowici Police Department Officer Diannia Duncan recently attended the seventh annual Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute in Coronado, Calif.

June 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville woman shot Saturday morning

Hinesville police are investigating the early-morning Saturday shooting of a Hinesville woman.

June 20, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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Soldiers risk lives to extinguish fire

Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.

July 18, 2014 | By Sgt. Alexandra Shea 1st ABCT, 3rd ID | Public Safety


Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville official's home destroyed

The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified, shooter still loose

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


More arrests in alcohol, tobacco fraud ring

The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hensler completes impaired-driving enforcement course

Corporal Scott Hensler of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired-driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Shooting victim critical

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile home park on Wilder Road.

July 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Sheriff's academy for Liberty residents

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office will host another 10-week Citizen's Academy beginning Aug.6.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Police probing Walthourville shooting

Authorities are investigating how a man was shot in Walthourville Monday night, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden.

July 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Ludowici earns safety grant

The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced that the city of Ludowici received a safety grant check for $6,000. The funds will be used to purchase helmets, gloves, handbooks, manuals and radio systems.

July 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 14

June 26: Simple battery - An officer was called to a disturbance on Deer Trail Lane in Midway. The complainant said her friend came over drunk at 6:30 a.m. They hung out all day until the friend wanted the complainant to get off the phone and go for a walk with her. The complainant said no, which made the friend mad, and she began swinging at her.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters for July 11

June 28: Criminal trespass - An officer responded at Ballard Drive in reference to two unidentified men knocking on the complainant's door.

July 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three structure fires on 16 hours

Between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, three structure fires were reported in Liberty and Long counties. No one was injured, but 10 area residents now are without homes. The blazes appear to be unrelated.

July 11, 2014 | By Lewis Levine and Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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