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Man found not guilty in rape trial

It took 20 minutes Wed-nesday for a jury in Liberty County Superior Court to clear a man of a rape charge pertaining to an incident that allegedly occurred in June 2007.

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


Lightning sparks small fire at eatery

On Wednesday, a fire caused by lightning broke out in the kitchen at the Clubhouse at Rye Patch and moved outside to a pressurized propane tank.

May 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


MACE looking for three suspects

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force is looking for two men wanted for drug related charges in Liberty County.

May 07, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man killed in motorcycle wreck in Fleming

Ronald M. Harker, 72, of Hinesville was identified as the man who was killed in a motorcycle accident shortley after 4 p.m. Friday on Leroy Coffer Highway in Flemington.

May 04, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Cabbie injured during alleged robbery attempt

LUDOWICI - A cabdriver was injured while escaping from what is believed to be a robbery attempt Friday night.

May 04, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Talk show host gives LPD $25,000 for patrol car

LUDOWICI - Chief Richard Robertson and the Ludowici Police Department learned Wednesday they had been selected by Jenny's Heroes to get $25,000 to buy a 2009 Dodge Charger for a patrol car.

April 27, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long Co. school probes apparent gang initiation

A group of Long County High School students may have held an apparent gang initiation April 10 in the school's bathroom, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.

April 27, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hospital expanding ambulance coverage

West Liberty County residents may soon get quicker emergency medical service when Liberty Regional EMS gets its first west-end station.

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


MACE asks Long Commission for funding, personnel

LUDOWICI - The Commander of the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force recently asked the Long County commissioners for additional funding for 2009-10.

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


MACE blotter for April 22

According to the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Unit Commander Al Cato, his agents were called in to help deputies on March 6 after they stopped a vehicle headed north on I-95, reportedly weaving and speeding. Cato said there were several occupants in the vehicle. During a brief investigation, agents and deputies arrested the driver, Jeremy Gunter, for DUI. Authorities searched the car and found each occupant had several large quantities of prescriptions for a schedule three controlled drug. Cato said the prescriptions had all been filled in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

April 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Avoid work-at-home scams

Everyone's seen them-seductive work-at-home opportunities hyped in flyers tacked to telephone poles, in newspaper classifieds, in your e-mail, and all over the web, promising you hundreds or thousands of dollars a week for typing, stuffing envelopes, processing medical billing, etc. And it's just a phone call or mouse click away...

Might be tempting during these uncertain economic times, but beware of any offers that promise easy money for minimum effort-many are scams that fill the coffers of criminals.

April 20, 2009 | FBI story | Public Safety


MACE aids ATF in Statesboro sting

STATESBORO - Liberty County's Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force aided the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and 15 other agencies in a 10-month investigation dubbed "Statesboro Blues," which led to the indictment of more than 100 offenders.

April 20, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Move over when officers, EMTs are near road

ATLANTA - According to FBI reports, traffic enforcement units face some of the greatest risks on the road. In 2008, for the 12th year in a row, crashes and traffic-related incidents either equaled or exceeded officers under fire as the leading cause of police deaths in this country.

April 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


MACE report for March

Total cases opened in March: 65

April 15, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


East end fire trucks questioned

East Liberty County will soon have new firefighting equipment its neighbors on the west side lack, and the seeming division of wealth had Liberty County commissioners questioning why.

April 15, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


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Long deputy completes training

FORSYTH - Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff's Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff adds, promotes personnel

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Chief Deputy Jon Long and jail administrator Jeff Hein officiated the swearing-in ceremony for several new deputies Wednesday morning at the Liberty County Justice Center.

September 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Ludowici thefts raise concerns, LPD gets new car

The Ludowici Police Department recently added another police car to its fleet.

September 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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