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Ludowici PD hosts traffic cop training

The Ludowici Police Department hosted the Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network's monthly meeting on Aug. 25 at the Ludowici Church of God. The Heritage Bank sponsored the event.

September 07, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldier charged in Swainsboro shootings

Edison A. Ortiz, 24, a private with 1-64 Armor Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division on Fort Stewart, has been charged with two counts of malice murder.

September 04, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Gangs may be growing in area

Like many social trends, gang activity in Liberty County is consistently evolving and expanding, according to HPD Gang Violence Det. Tracey Howard.

September 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 1

Aug. 12, Marijuana – possession of drug related items/narcotic equipment, 1396 Shaw Road

September 02, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Collision results in minor injuries

Five Liberty County residents suffered minor injuries after a head-on collision Friday night in Long County.

September 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Disagreement doesn't stall out E-911 opening

LUDOWICI -- According to Long County Commissioner David Richardson, the start-up date for the Long County/McIntosh County Wiregrass E-911 Project is still on schedule.

August 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man drowns in Long County

LUDOWICI - A Glennville man drowned Monday while fishing with his wife in northeast Long County.

August 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Aug. 28

Aug. 4

August 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff returns from annual training

Sheriffs are the chief law enforcement officers of each Georgia county and have many mandated responsibilities by state law. They provide courthouse security, operate jails, transport inmates and mental patients, perform traffic and law enforcement functions and register sex offenders.

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


Four more charged in bus-stop shooting

Hinesville Police detectives arrested four individuals Monday morning in connection with a shooting near a bus stop on Aug. 11 on Pointe South Drive.

August 26, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotters for Aug. 26

Aug. 6

August 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici churches burglarized

LUDOWICI - During the past six weeks, four Ludowici churches have been broken into. The most recent crime occurred last week.

August 26, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici businesses complying with liquor law

LUDOWICI -- During its August meeting, the Ludowici City Council heard a report by Ludowici Police Officer Frankie Goff on illegal alcohol sales.

August 26, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


After-school shooting probe continues

The Hinesville Police Department continues to investigate the shooting that occurred on Pointe South Drive on Aug. 11.

August 21, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Alleged robbery victim won't press charges

A Taylor Road man who was allegedly robbed at gunpoint Aug. 10 decided not to press charges against three robbery suspects, said Hinesville Police Department Det. Kyle Lairamore.

August 19, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


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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


Long Co. assault suspects in custody

Two Long County suspects wanted in connection with a case involving a kidnapping, a vehicle hijacking, an armed robbery and aggravated assault are in custody.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged friend asked for help assaulted man

A Long County man sustained a brutal beating during a holdup between 1:30-3:50 a.m. July 2 in the Sandhill community.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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