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Accident claims second life

A second life was claimed as the result of a single-vehicle accident on Oct. 29, off Brights Lake Road outside of Flemington.

November 22, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pre-schoolers get fire safety demonstration

As part of October's National Fire Prevention Month campaign, the Walthourville Volunteer Fire Department made sure even the community's youngest citizens knew the fire response basics Oct. 22 during a presentation at the Greater Expectations daycare center.

November 18, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Man hit crossing 84

An, as yet, unidentified man was hit by a car Friday night as he was crossing Highway 84 in front of the Starlight Lounge.

November 18, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Florida man killed in wreck here

A Tampa, Fla., man was killed Wednesday night in a single-vehicle accident according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper William Bowman.

November 15, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Safety tips for Halloween

It's usually up to parents to inspect their children's Halloween candy for safety, but the Hinesville police department encourages concerned guardians to bring any suspicious looking treats into the station to be examined. Police also will dole out their own goodies to tots in costume.

November 15, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE blotter from October

According to Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Commander Al Cato, tips received by individuals in the community are routinely checked out by agents. Cato said he encourages members of the community to call if they suspect drug or other illegal activities are taking place in their neighborhoods. Four of the incidents in this report came from vigilant community members.

November 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Long County Sheriff's Department gets funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Congressional funding for improvements to the Long County Sheriff's Department has been approved by the House in the 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The funding of $330,886, secured by Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will be used to acquire equipment, hire personnel and fund a community education program.

November 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD/LCSO blotters for Oct. 29

Suspicious acts

November 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Victims won't help with shooting probe

A shooting that occurred in the north end of the county has the Long County Sheriff's Department looking for any leads regarding the incident. One victims has refused to cooperate with investigators.

November 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


4,500 pounds of pot seized at port

GARDEN CITY -- Officials say nearly 4,500 pounds of marijuana has been seized from a ship at the Garden City Terminal of the Port of Savannah.

November 07, 2008 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Unpaid drug debt allegedly led to kidnapping

Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Chief Michael Berkow said Monday a kidnapping last week that ended with a rescue and arrest in Hinesville was sparked by an apparent unpaid drug debt.

November 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Slain baby's father arrested

Police in Alabama arrested Travis Williams, 28, for his reported involvement in the death of his 7-month-old dauther, Syikiria Williams, in Hinesville.

November 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Abusers may be grouped

On March 1, 2004, Dominique Jovone Dowling was charged with one count of aggravated child molestation, one count of child molestation, one count of aggravated sodomy and three counts of child molestation for allegedly performing acts on a female under the age of 16 who lives in Hinesville. He spent time in Liberty County jail waiting for his bond hearing and underwent a mental evaluation, after which he was described as mildly mentally retarded, but competent enough to understand the difference between right and wrong and to stand trial.

November 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Savannah kidnapping ends with arrest here

According to Hinesville Police Chief of Detectives Thomas Cribbs a suspect was arrested in Hinesville concerning a kidnapping case that began is Savannah, Thursday.

November 04, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Who polices us?

Two vacancies stand between the Hinesville Police Department and full strength.

November 04, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


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Ludowici hires new police chief

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday formally hired James Steiner as the new police chief. He had been serving as the interim chief since January.

April 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


EMA/911 host open house

Several families took the time to learn more about their county emergency services by touring the Liberty County EMA office and 911 call center during an open house Wednesday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Shot fired into home, man injured fleeing

One man was injured when he was trying not to get hit by multiple gunshots fired at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville this morning.

April 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Girl hit by car outside birthday party

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

April 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 11

March 9: Arrest with a warrant - A male passenger was placed under arrest when a check of his license showed he had an outstanding warrant. The man had failed to appear in court in Chatham County.

April 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


AARP holding safe-drivers class Wednesday

AARP will hold a safe-drivers class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Grace Christian Church on Highway 84.

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 9

March 7: • Aggravated cruelty to animals - A distraught grandfather reported that someone had shot his granddaughter's 15-month old Labrador retriever. The incident took place on John Wells Road.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Stabbing suspect pleads guilty

Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.

April 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Severe storm warning issued for area

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Liberty and Long counties, on top of our existing tornado watch.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff, BoE train for school safety

Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, whose office recently completed active-shooter training. The training, with the assistance of Global Tactical Training Group and the Midway Police Department, included all certified deputies and consisted of building entries, room entries and rappelling techniques.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for April 7

March 9: • Theft by taking: A Gause Street woman told police someone took two truck tires from her yard. The woman said she noticed the tires were missing when she returned home from a funeral. She told police a neighbor said he had spotted the tires in the back of a man's pickup when riding his bike through the neighborhood.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Drug bust nets $135,000 in cash

The Long County Sheriff's Office, in a joint effort with other law enforcement agencies, recently made two drug busts, obtaining cash and drugs with a street value of more than $150,000.

April 07, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty Prom Promise has serious message

Convicted felon Adam Cochrane told Liberty County High School students Thursday during a prom-promise that the choices one makes are like ripples on a pond - they leave behind consequences that affect others. Cochrane, a Bradwell Institute graduate, said his choosing to drink and drive one night in 2004 cost three people their lives.

April 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Disgruntled soldiers get life sentences for murders

Two members of the Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia pleaded guilty Thursday at the Long County Courthouse to the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Truck driver charged after wreck

Michael Bullard, the Blackshear truck driver involved in a vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital last week, has been arrested and charged with four traffic violations.

April 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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