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A penny for our cops?

The sheriffs in Liberty and Long counties are joining counterparts around the state in seeking raises for local law enforcement officers in response to a plan by Gov. Nathan Deal giving state law enforcement officers a 20-percent raise.

January 24, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Barbershop brawl, chaos by a crew room

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Update: Traffic signal to be activated Wednesday

Georgia DOT will activate a new traffic signal on Highway 84 in Hinesville on Wednesday.

January 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Dog bites man on the lip

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

January 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Alleged pot found during Ludowici traffic stop

A Ludowici Police officer seized a half pound of alleged marijuana during a traffic stop early Monday, according to a news release from the Ludowici PD.

January 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Two-year dispute boils over into fight

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman dies in apparent car accident

Authorities are investigating after the body of a woman was found Thursday afternoon in a car overturned in a pond on Mill Pond Road in Long County.

January 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Acid trip apparently goes wrong

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

January 02, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Eight people displaced after fire burns Allenhurst duplex

Eight people were left without a home Wednesday morning after a fire burned a wooden duplex on the 400 block of Shephard Drive in Allenhurst.

December 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Bank teller makes off with $15,000

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

December 20, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Don't be a target, lock your car

Entering autos have become more prevalent and the Hinesville Police Department has handled a number of cases that could have possibly been avoided if certain precautions had been taken.

December 19, 2016 | By George Stagmeier HPD chief | Public Safety


Man found guilty in 2014 murder

A Fort Stewart soldier who claimed his wife committed suicide was found guilty of murder after the jury rendered its verdict Dec. 9.

December 18, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Men wanted by police arrested

Hinesville police have arrested the two men they were looking for on Friday. Henry Lee Crockett and Raquan Enrique Heard now face four counts of aggravated assault. Heard was arrested after a traffic stop by a Liberty County Sheriff's Department deputy. Crockett turned himself in Saturday morning, police say.

December 16, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville shooting injures one man

One person is in a hospital in Savannah with a gunshot wound and another is on the run from the law after a shooting in Walthourville Thursday night.

December 16, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Joint Operation Leads to the Largest Cash Seizure in CNT History

In the late months of 2016, the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) collaborated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the ...

March 29, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Suspected pusher busted

A Liberty County drug dog unit discovered narcotics during a traffic stop on Monday in Hinesville that was enough to warrant six distribution charges, according ...

March 29, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments February term:

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record for the February 2017 term. All ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man gets life for death of aspiring Macon rapper

The man convicted of killing aspiring Macon-area rapper Markese "Pain City" Mahone was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge ...

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter March 22

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Bond set for man accused of killing teen

The man accused of killing teen Clyde Austin Weeks was in court Monday for a bond hearing.

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Reward upped for info on Long crimes

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people targeting the elderly in Long County has increased from $700 to $4,000.

March 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


'Hatchet man' back in court this week

The man who earned the nickname the Hatchet Man for attacking a woman with a hatchet in 1996 is expected back in court Thursday, according ...

March 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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