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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


MACE report Feb. 13

In massive sweeps conducted over the last few weeks the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force has rid the streets of drugs and drug dealers within Liberty County.

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office blotter Feb. 12

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February 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Midway fire takes two people's home

Investigators are still investigating what caused a late night fire Monday in the Midway area.

February 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


February 11th is annual 2-1-1 Day

SAVANNAH - Monday is going to be special in the Coastal Empire. It is the fourth annual 2-1-1 Day.

February 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


More smoke from fire on post

A prescribed fire measuring an estimated 887 acres is burning today, Monday, Febr. 11, in south Bryan County.

February 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Smoke from prescribed fire

A prescribed fire measuring an estimated 207 acres is burning today in Liberty County.

February 23, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long E-911 progresses on data base

Just two months ago Long County E-911 was at 46 percent on matching data base through Windstream and Coastal Utilities.

February 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Suspect arrested in construction site burglary cases

A Midway man was arrested Thursday and charged with recent construction site burglaries in Richmond Hill and Midway.

February 23, 2008 | By Ross Blair Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Murder suspect called competent for trial

In a death penalty case, an evaluation has recommended that Andrea Wilson be found mentally competent to stand trial for her alleged involvement in the death of her 3-year-old cousin Prince C. Davis Jr.

February 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


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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


Fire damages single-wide mobile home

A Tuesday evening fire heavily damaged a mobile home in Hinesville, displacing the man who lived in the single-wide structure.

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


Residents warned to be cautious in heat

For many people, summer means spending lots of time outdoors. Officials from the Coastal Health District - which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties - want Coastal Georgia residents to make the most of that time by preventing illness and injury that some summer-related activities can bring.

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


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