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Committee OKs expanded gun carry bill

ATLANTA - A bill that would allow gun owners with permits to carry firearms onto college campuses and into churches and bars passed a key Senate committee on Monday and could soon be headed for the full Senate.

The Special Judiciary Committee voted 7 to 1 in favor of Senate Bill 308. State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, the sponsor, reiterated on Monday that the bill is aimed at clarifying the firearms carry law for Georgia's 300,000 gun owners with permits to carry weapons.

March 09, 2010 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Man shot Friday night in stable condition

March 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RH pilot reportedly dies in crash

A Richmond Hill pilot died some time Friday when his plane crashed into a pond on Savannah's Southside, the Savannah Morning News has reported.

March 06, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


How safe is your neighborhood

The Pines at Willowbrook residents greeted one another with smiles and hugs last week before the start of their February neighborhood watch meeting. Parents with teens, tweens and toddlers in tow settled themselves in their community club house while apartment manager Cynthia Bryant and a group of neighborhood watch volunteers offered refreshments.

March 05, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Good neighbors help deter crime

Deputy Lt. Danny Pittman, with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, misses the days when American families - no matter where they lived - were close to their neighbors and could count on them in times of need. And he and others in law enforcement are working to bring back that feeling of community to make neighborhoods in Hinesville and across Liberty County safer. The Coastal Courier ran the first of a two part series on neighborhood watches and cutting crime in the area in Wednesday's edition. The second part will run Friday. Pick up a copy of the paper to ...

March 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Robbers who shot manager got nothing

Hinesville police detectives confirmed Thursday nothing was stolen in an armed robbery that put a Domino's store manager in the hospital with gunshot wounds to the arm and chest.

February 26, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Feb. 26

Feb. 12, Battery (FVA), cruelty toward child third degree, 300 Brantley Drive

February 26, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman's death draws murder charge 6 months later

A former Long County Department of Family and Children's Services worker recently was charged with killing her sister, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Investigator Nickey Anderson.

February 24, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway man killed in wreck

A Midway man was killed Monday night in a single-vehicle accident in the Lake George area.

February 24, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Pizzeria worker shot during robbery

Ray Huff, 51, of Hinesville was shot through a closed door during a robbery that occurred at 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Domino's pizza store at 327 W. Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The complete story is in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

February 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Thursday fire toll was five injured

Five people, including a 7-year-old boy, were taken to area hospitals after an apartment fire in Hinesville Thursday night.

February 22, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Senators announce Riceboro grant

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced that the Riceboro Fire and Rescue Department will receive a $19,214 grant as part of the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

February 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Murder charge leveled in Long County

Rosie Payne, 54, of Ludowici was charged with murder on Tuesday in the death of Doris Warshup, 50.

February 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Baytree Apartments fire injures four

A fire Thursday night in Hinesville sent four people to hospitals. The number of injured was initially reported as two.

February 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Murder trial postponed, not reset yet

Tuesday morning's jury trial for suspected killer Richard Earl Geiger was postponed until a future date. Geiger's public defender, Brett Williams, had to leave the court room when he received notification of a family health issue. Geiger allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Rosie L. Smith, to death after a domestic dispute and reportedly hid her body in the closet of her Raintree Apartments home in March 2007. There are more details about this story in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

February 17, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Murder suspect allegedly shot man in motel

The man arrested by Liberty County Sheriff's Office case Tuesday evening alleged shot a man to death April 8 in Tucker.

April 15, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire department gets new trucks

A partnership between the Department of Defense and the Georgia Forestry Commission allows local fire departments to acquire military-surplus equipment and vehicles.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


John waiting for prostitute draws attention, charges

Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Vehicles and building vandalized at Long County school

Five vehicles were vandalized recently at Walker Middle School, Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell said.

April 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


2 arrested at scene of active Hinesville meth lab

A man and a woman were arrested Monday night after officers responded to a mobile home that was the site of an active meth lab, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

April 13, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Church reports theft from choir dues

Editor's note: The following item, which appeared in Sunday's edition, did not accurately state the facts as they were contained in a Liberty County Sheriff's Office incident report. The item, revised to more accurately reflect the incident report, appears below:

April 13, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


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