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Train derails in Jesup

A CSX train derailed Thursday in Jesup, injuring one railroad employee, according to Jesup Fire Department Chief Billy Brantley.

July 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

July 16: Officers stopped a vehicle on West Oglethorpe Highway that reportedly was involved in a Long County burglary. They recovered several pills that were determined to be oxycodone, a schedule 2 narcotic. The driver and passenger both were charged with possession and intent to distribute. Officers also recovered a crystalline substance suspected to be methamphetamine during a search of the vehicle.

July 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Driver rattled but not injured after lumber truck overturns

Accident responders investigate the scene where a Savannah-bound Wall Timber truck overturned while making a left turn from Highway 196 onto Highway 17 at 5:26 p.m. Monday.

July 27, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


LCSO busts Riceboro copper thief

One man was arrested Friday evening when Liberty County Sheriff deputies reportedly caught him in the process of taking copper wires from a Coastal EMC sub-station Friday in Riceboro.

July 27, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Local fire flares up again

Numerous residents of Happy Acres Mobile Home Park were asked to evacuate their homes as the Terrell Mill Pond fire flared up within yards of the MHP and nearby dwellings Monday evening.

July 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Office appreciates life after brush with death

Many people have to face the possibility of their own mortality before they ever realize just how important life is. But for one Ludowici Police Department officer, his perspective changed after responding to a burglary call in December.

July 25, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged Cay Creek stabber ID'd

A Fort Stewart soldier was identified but there still is no information regarding motive in a double stabbing incident that took place near the Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center on Wednesday morning.

July 25, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Liberty chamber members learn how to protect businesses during disaster

Mike Hodges told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members their No. 1 priority in preparing their businesses for a disaster or emergency is to help keep their employees safe.

July 23, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Peace officer class named in honor of late Sheriff Don Martin

SAVANNAH - Ten students will graduate from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy at its spring completion ceremony Aug. 8 in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah campus.

July 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Alleged Midway PD threats spur investigation

The Midway Police Department says it is opening an investigation into threats made against its officers, Chief Kelli Morningstar and family members.

July 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Stabbing victims found near Cay Creek

Police are looking at a Fort Stewart soldier as a person of interest in the stabbing death of a Midway man.

July 22, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Two people found stabbed in Midway

Two people were found stabbed at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center on Charlie Butler Road in Midway, according to Midway Fire Chief Terrell Chipp.

July 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

July 12: A resident of Birchfield Drive reported a burglary in which two boxes of military gear and personal clothing were taken while she was in the process of moving out.

July 21, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Attorneys question lethal injection drug

ATLANTA - Lawyers for a Georgia man scheduled to be executed this week have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop it, saying the drug authorities plan to use caused "needless suffering" when it was administered to another death row inmate.

July 19, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Car tag voting resumes online

ATLANTA - The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design.

July 19, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


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Restaurant sanitation scores for June

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in June by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

July 12, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


14 South Georgia residents indicted on federal drug trafficking charges

STATESBORO - A federal indictment has been returned charging a Glennville man and a Fleming man, along with 12 other South Georgia residents, with conspiring to ...

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Large amount of drugs found in Hinesville home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit has seized a large amount of narcotics.

July 11, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot and killed at Liberty County mobile home

Law-enforcement officials are investigating the shooting death of Dennis Pavao, 43.

July 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Arrest made for R&J Produce fire

A man has been arrested in connection with a June 20 fire that destroyed R&J Produce store on E. G. Miles Parkway, according to ...

July 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Suspects in Walthourville shooting, Hinesville standoff charged

A Walthourville man narrowly escaped injury Thursday after someone shot through his front door, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

July 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man, 28, charged with murder of Jesup man, 70

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged with killing a 70-year-old Jesup man, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

July 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Last roll call for HPD officer

The June 28 midnight patrol was the last for Hinesville police Lt. Thomas Ovitt, midnight shift watch commander.

July 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


'Possible homicide' investigated in Jesup

Authorities are investigating what they term a "possible homicide" in Jesup.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.comr | Public Safety


Hinesville man’s murder conviction, life term upheld

A Hinesville father convicted of killing his baby daughter had his murder conviction and life sentence upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court, according to a ...

July 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Fire displaces Hinesville couple

A Hinesville couple was displaced after a fire damaged their home Sunday night.

July 04, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


2 Hinesville police officers honored for saving man’s life

Star Cpl. Franklin Gallob and Cpl. Robert Smith of the Hinesville Police Department have received the Distinguished Service Award for their roles in saving a ...

July 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Public Safety


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