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Three from Liberty County arrested in area drug sting

Receiving a request for assistance, the Liberty County Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force aided the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team and the Richmond Hill Police Department in Friday's sting that netted 24 arrests.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Home invaders brandish shotguns: Corrected

LUDOWICI - Two men and a woman were recently robbed at gun point during a home invasion in the Rye Patch Area of Long County.

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


Midway girl killed in wreck

A head-on collision in Douglas last Sunday claimed the life of 13-year-old Savannah Highsmith of Midway, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 26, 2009 | By Ross Blair Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Body of another soldier found on post

The body of another 3rd Infantry Division soldier was found on post Saturday.

January 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Man who stole from mom now in jail

LUDOWICI - The Grinch may have tried to steal Christmas, but one Ludowici man probably succeeded when he allegedly stole from his mother over Christmas.

January 21, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Missing soldier found

SAVANNAH - Although the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department no longer lists Charlana McKinsie as a missing person, as of Saturday, her whereabouts and status with the Army still are unknown.

January 19, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger and Frenchi Jones | Public Safety


Area crime stats in line with nation

The FBI released its preliminary, semiannual Uniform Crime Report on Monday and found that on a national level both violent crimes and property crimes have decreased in the past year; a 3.5 percent drop for violent crime and a 2.5 percent drop for property crime.

January 16, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger | Public Safety


Police: Soldier left on her own

SAVANNAH -- Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are no longer listing Charlana McKinsie as a missing person.

Metro Police announced in a news release at 3:40 Thursday that it is closing its investigation into the whereabouts of the Fort Stewart soldier who was reported missing after she did not pick her daughter up after school Monday afternoon.

January 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long prison escapee caught

LUDOWICI - A Long State Prison inmate, who escaped Tuesday, is back behind bars.

January 16, 2009 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Officials seek suspect

According to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, a man robbed the Clyde's Market at Butler Avenue and Highway 84 in Midway at about 1:10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9.

January 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


3rd ID soldier still missing

SAVANNAH - The search continued through Thursday for a Fort Stewart soldier who was reported missing after she failed to pick up her teenage daughter from school Monday.

January 16, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Missing soldier works on Fort Stewart

SAVANNAH (AP) - Savannah-Chatham County police were searching Wednesday for an Army soldier who was reported missing after she failed to pick up her teenage daughter from school.

Sgt. Charlana McKenzie, 32, was last seen by her 14-year-old daughter Sunday night, police spokeswoman Judy Pal said. The daughter told police she normally goes to school after McKenzie heads to work at nearby Fort Stewart, but her mother picks her up every afternoon, which she failed to do Monday.

January 14, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Long County inmate escapes

A Long State Prison inmate escaped Tuesday, while on a work detail in Jesup.

January 14, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Meth labs found in Effingham Co.

SRINGFIELD - A half dozen methamphetamine labs have been dismantled in north Effingham County.

The Effingham County Sheriff's office said the labs were discovered Tuesday afternoon and led to the arrest of a man and woman who face multiple drug charges.

January 14, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Student hit by car in Ludowici

LUDOWICI -- According to Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson, at about 8 this morning a student was hit by a vehicle as the child was crossing McDonald Street in front of the board of education office.

"From what one witness told us, the child apparently ran out in front of the car, and was hit; at this point it doesn't appear that the driver was at fault, but everything is still under investigation", said Robertson.

January 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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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


Man injured in ATV crash

A Walthourville man was injured Sunday in an ATV accident.

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


Apartment fire displaces four

A Wednesday morning fire heavily damaged a Hinesville apartment complex and displaced four people.

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


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