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MACE task force seizes $450,000 worth in September

August 2007

October 25, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Heart attack kills driver, wreck knocks out utilities

Authorities said a 48-year-old Midway man, who was employed as a trucker at Lyons Trucking in Richmond Hill, died after suffering an apparent heart attack Tuesday while traveling southbound on Highway 17, inside Bryan County.

October 24, 2007 | Staff reports | Public Safety


Smith accuser arrested

A man who accused Hinesville mayoral candidate Sampie Smith of having a gun at his side during a verbal altercation in June has been arrested.

October 23, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Children's fingerprinting offered

Time and information is critical when a child is missing, that's why SIP Kids has teamed up with Liberty Chrysler Dodge Jeep to provide parents with FBI quality digital fingerprints and photographs of their children - free of charge.

October 23, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Cause of fire likely to remain a mystery

"We will never know what the actual cause of the fire is," Liberty County Fire Coordinator and arson investigator James Ashdown said when questioned about the cause of an afternoon fire Sept. 23, at the Oglethorpe home of Dorothy Hines.

October 23, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Department blotter for Oct. 5

Disorderly conduct

October 20, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County Sheriff's blotter for Oct. 5

First-degree arson

October 20, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman indicted for trying to burn family

The following cases were brought before the newly empanelled grand jury:

October 18, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Motorcycle, SUV crash kills local man

A 58-year-old Hinesville man died Monday after his motorcycle collided with a sports utility vehicle during mid-morning traffic.

October 18, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


Long Countians to get E-911 addresses soon

GeoComm and the Long County E-911 Committee met Sept. 27 and reported residents should soon be informed of their new addresses.

October 18, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Storm-spotter class in Ludowici

Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, as well as an average of six deadly hurricanes. Potentially deadly weather impacts every American.

October 16, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter for Sept. 30

Simple battery

October 16, 2007 | Staff Writer | Public Safety


Plea entered in rape case

Wayne Thompson, 42, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault Thursday at the Long County Courthouse.

October 13, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Installing a child safety lesson

After five years of teaching child safety seat awareness, the Hinesville Fire Department continues to increase efforts to help ensure the well being of the community's youth.

October 13, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Public Safety


Log truck spills load into ditch

Logs and diesel fuel closed a main road following a single-vehicle wreck Thursday afternoon.

October 12, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


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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


Peden, Salmon admit guilt in murders

Christopher Salmon and Anthony Peden, accused members of the F.E.A.R. militia, appeared in Long County court this morning and pleaded guilty in negotiated deals worked out with the state, according to prosecutor Isabel Pauley. They had been facing charges in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Prom Promise warns students of risks

Teens think they're invincible, that they'll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.

April 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Alleged Sand Hill thief found in Florida

Susan M. Lash, 31, was arrested March 21 by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


FEAR militia suspects due in court Thusrday

Murder suspects Anthony Peden and Christopher Salmon will be in court Thursday in Long County. The two are scheduled to go before Judge Robert Russell III at 9 a.m. regarding their involvement in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 31

March 4: Criminal trespass - Someone used a brick to break open the back window of an office at the historic Dorchester Academy in Midway. The museum director said nothing appeared to be missing except for her office calculator, which was found outside the window.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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