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Liberty gets money for drug court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced recently that Liberty County has received $203,000 in funding through the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. The grant will be used to start the Liberty County Drug Court program which will target all adult offenders with a drug or substance abuse problem.

September 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Wreck kills one soldier, injures another

One man was killed, one injured in a single-vehicle accident in Long County Saturday night.

September 27, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Drowning victim identified

A man found submerged in a creek behind his home near Midway Thursday evening has been identified as Thomas Eugene Grier, 76, according to a Liberty County Sheriff Department incident report.

September 25, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Judges furlough selves

Judge Paul Rose with the Atlantic Judicial Circuit of Superior Courts visited with community leaders at Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting and talked about his experiences on the bench. He also offered an update on the state of the local court systems.

September 25, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Drowning suspected on Isle of Wight

An elderly man was found submerged in water Thursday afternoon in a pond on the Isle of Wight.

Liberty County Coroner Reginald Pierce confirmed that a man was found in a pond on the west side of the marsh community, but he was unsure what caused the death. He said it was too early to release the name of the victim.

September 24, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Sept. 23

Aug. 22, Doing business without a license, 791 EG Miles Parkway

September 23, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman accused of stealing at nursing home

LUDOWICI - An employee of Coastal Manor Long Term Care Facility was arrested Friday and has been charged with stealing from the nursing home and several of its residents.

September 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


No bond for soldier accused of murder

No decision has yet been made to seek the death penalty in the case of Edison A. Ortiz, who was charged last month in the shooting deaths of his in-laws.

September 18, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Sept. 16

Indecent exposure, Aug. 21, Intersection of Kelly and Debbie drives

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 16

Aug. 20, Driving while license suspended or revoked, obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Cigarette believed to have started fatal fire

A retired sailor and merchant marine, who had recently returned to his native Liberty County, died in a fire at his home Monday afternoon.

September 16, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Gum Branch fire victim identified

An elderly Gum Branch resident died during a fire at his home Monday afternoon.

September 14, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Thursday wreck injures Long resident

A Long County man is in fair condition after rolling his truck this Thursday evening.

According Long County Deputy Tom Sollosi, at about 6:30 p.m. David Michael Woodard of Long County was driving south on Rufus Davis Road, when he apparently lost control of his pickup as he rounded a curve. The truck rolled and landed upside down, entrapping Woodard.

September 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Wreck kills one soldier, injures another

A wreck Thursday morning shut down a portion of Highway 144 and claimed one life, according to Fort Stewart military police.

September 11, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Two men arrested at Fort Stewart gate

A man riding in the trunk of a car and the man who drove the car were arrested by military police around 2 p.m. Tuesday as they were trying to enter the front gate at Fort Stewart.

September 11, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


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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


GeoVista Credit Union robbed

A search is under way in Hinesville for the person who robbed the GeoVista Credit Union on Link Street on Thursday morning.

July 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Long Co. woman, son homeless after fire

A disabled Long County woman and her son lost everything Wednesday in a house fire on Macedonia Church Road.

July 09, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for July 9

June 23: Burglary, forced entry - At 2:30 p.m., an officer went to a residence off Oglethorpe Highway because of an alleged burglary. The complainant noticed a window broken at her residence. She said she left her house about an hour prior, with all doors and windows locked. When she returned, she didn't notice anything wrong until she went into the living room and saw shattered glass from the patio door. She was missing an Xbox, controller and several Xbox games. The officer found a brick in the living room and believed it was used to break the ...

July 09, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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