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Drug court celebrates first year

In celebration of National Drug Court Month, the Liberty County drug court had a ceremony Monday morning at the Liberty County Courthouse. The Honorable Judge D. Jay Stewart presided.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Community marks Safe Kids Day

Safe Kids Day in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park last Saturday stressed the importance of safety to school-aged children and educated the community with games, demonstrations and other activities.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Bikers remind to use caution during safety month

May is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's motorcycle safety month, and transportation officials are reminding riders to stay safe while enjoying their rides.

May 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Elderly Bryan County man still missing

Authorities are still seeking an 82-year-old Ellabell man with Alzheimer's disease who has been missing since Thursday.

May 12, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Terry Bernard named to pardons board

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed two members to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, clearing the way for executions and clemency hearings to continue.

Perdue appointed Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Albert Murray and Republican state Rep. Terry Barnard to the five-member clemency panel. He is also recommending that current pardons board member Garland Hunt take Murray's former job.

May 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Man on trial for girlfriend's death

Attorneys made opening statements Thursday morning in the murder trial of Richard Geiger, who is charged in the March 2007 death of his girlfriend, Rosie Smith, in her Raintree Apartment on Saunders Avenue.

May 07, 2010 | pleon@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Friday wreck kills Fleming man

A Fleming man was killed in a vehicle accident that occurred at about 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 17 at mile marker 14, according to a report filed by the Georgia State Patrol. The report said Walter "Herman Phillips Jr., 53, died. There will be more about the accident in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 03, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for May 2

• April 7, Harassing communication, Whisper Lane

May 03, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


'Good police work' nabs escapees here

Two escapees from a Harris County jail were caught in Liberty County Monday. According to Liberty County Sheriff Chief Deputy Keith Moran, deputies were led to the duo after a series of events landed the reported escape artists in county limits, trying to cash in allegedly stolen lottery tickets. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

April 30, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Midway fire victim identified

An elderly Liberty County man was found dead in his home Friday on the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road after firefighters extinguished a structure fire that broke out just before 2 p.m., according to county fire coordinator James Ashdown.

April 26, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Elderly man found dead after Isle of Wight fire

Shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, a structure fire broke out on the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges.

April 23, 2010 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Small house fire quickly contained

It took firefighters from Hinesville's stations one and two only 10 minutes to extinguish a small house fire in the Arlington Park subdivision Monday afternoon.

April 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 18

April 5, Theft by taking, East Oglethorpe Highway

April 19, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter for April 18

• March 31, Criminal trespass, Harrier Hollow

April 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


LCHS students warned of prom temptations

"Central dispatch to units in the area of Liberty County High School, we have an accident with serious injuries reported on school grounds, all units in vicinity asked to respond..."

April 16, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Riceboro burglary results in $1,500 loss of electronics

Recent reports filed by Liberty County Sheriff's deputies include:

June 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville police seek help identifying suspect

The Hinesville Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a black male wearing a blue hoodie who used a stolen credit card to make a purchase June 2 at Flash Foods on West Gen. Screven Way.

June 12, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


2 children, ages 3 and 5, drown in Wayne County pond

JESUP - Two children in the care of their disabled grandmother drowned Wednesday afternoon in Wayne County, authorities said.

June 10, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Stalker turns out to be private eye on insurance case

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

June 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County EMA reviews projects for emergency plan

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency held a review and update meeting yesterday for the county's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is updated every five years, with city and county officials developing an action plan for emergencies. Attendees were asked to review projects listed in the plan for their jurisdiction from 2010, then revise projects, add new ones or eliminate unnecessary projects. They were encouraged to have action-oriented projects that are impactful on their communities and can obtain possible grant funding. These projects can include improving building codes, updating flood warning systems, draining lakes behind weakened dams or ...

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


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