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Red Cross provides relief after sugar refinery blast

Denise Register with the American Red Cross spoke at Tuesday's Rotary meeting about the work the Red Cross has done in the wake of the Imperial Sugar Refinery explosion. More than $27,000 has been donated, 913 bulk items such as Chapstick, sunscreen, and socks have been distributed, and more than 27,000 meals have been prepared. To learn more about the Red Cross, call the Savannah Chapter at (912) 651-5300 or visit www.savannahredcross.org

March 11, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Public Safety


Robbery suspected indicted

A Liberty County grand jury has handed out four true bills against Christopher Jamal Fletcher for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery and sexual assault at the Ok Cha Beauty supply store on West Oglethorpe Highway last March.

March 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Riceboro firefighters want you safe

The Riceboro and its volunteer fire department will host a fire safety program on Saturday, March 15, at the youth center.

March 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Feb. 5 wreck claims second victim

A second person has died from injuries sustained Feb. 5 in a car crash in the intersection of Bacon and Fleming roads in Hinesville.

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


Drowning victim identified

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Keith Moran said family members have identified the man who drowned after a police chase in Flemington last Friday as Jermaine Elkins of Claxton.

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


Long pre-release center starts new CDL program

LUDOWICI -- On Feb. 13, the Long Pre-Release Center started the first commercial driver's license class in a prison in the state.

March 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


MACE monthly report for January 2008

MACE opened a total of 48 cases with 72 offenders and confiscated narcotics and controlled substances with a monetary street value of $31,344 during January.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office blotter Feb. 20

Feb. 7

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter Feb. 20

Strong-arm robbery

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Former soldier sentenced to 20 years for child pornography

SAVANNAH -- Spc. Ryan Verch was sentenced to 262 months imprisonment for his conviction for production of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor last week, according to Edmund A. Booth, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia,

March 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


The 'hit man' email scam has reached Georgia

ATLANTA -- The FBI started warning the public about the "hit man" scam early in 2007, and recently it has shown up in Coastal Georgia.

March 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Broken taillight leads to drug arrest

LUDOWICI - On Feb. 3 a busted rear taillight led to a Garden City man's arrest here for drug possession and the possession of a stolen firearm.

March 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Drug activity high in Walthourville

Liberty County Deputy Travis Palmer had a busy night last Sunday in Walthourville, making two arrests on drug related charges within two hours.

March 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Man drowns during police chase

An Evans County man drowned when he fell into a pond while being chase on foot by a Liberty County deputy early Friday.

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


Blood drives coming to area

The American Red Cross has said blood supplies across the state have been severely low for several weeks, and many of the mostly commonly needed blood types are at or below a day's supply.

February 28, 2008 | Special to the Courier | 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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