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Alleged burgler arrested

According to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi, Christopher Tilley, 25, was arrested Thursday for his alleged involvement in two area residential burglaries.

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


Gas line cut on Commerce Street

A gas line accidentally was cut Tuesday afternoon by AD Williams Construction Company workers as they worked on the parking lot behind the Courthouse Annex on Commerce Street.

May 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for May 23

Here are some of the recent reports made by Hinesville Police officers:

May 23, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Search for Midway bear called off

Area authorities spent much of Thursday searching Midway for a wayward bear spotted in the morning near Medway Road and North Coastal Highway by a motorist.

May 23, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Simulated storm tests preparations

Coastal Georgia residents were unaware when Tropical Storm Bruce hit Hilton Head Island on May 14.

May 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


RV fire closes Islands Highway

An RV fire on Islands Highway around 9 a.m. Tuesday temporarily shut down the road between Fort Morris and Trade Hill roads.

May 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for May 21

Here are reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

May 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Midway trailer fire displaces woman, 3 kids

A mobile-home fire Monday night in Midway displaced a woman and three children.

May 20, 2014 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Report of man with gun sparks school lock down

Waldo Pafford Elementary School was locked down briefly Friday afternoon in Hinesville.

May 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One-year-old thrown from car during crash

An accident early Friday in Walthourville sent an infant to a burn center in Augusta.

May 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bikers hurt in hit-and-run on 196

Law-enforcement authorities are searching for a black, four-door, foreign-made sedan that likely has rear-end damage resulting from its involvement Thursday night in an apparent hit-and-run accident in front of Revolutions night club in Hinesville, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper John Snipe.

May 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Health Dept. seeks names for registry

The last time Georgia's coast was evacuated for a hurricane was in 1999 and, to put it bluntly, it was a mess.

May 15, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Teen drowns in Long County

A 17-year-old Long County High School senior drowned Tuesday in a borrow pit on Louvanda Lane, off Joe Kennedy Road in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Hesley.

May 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Drowning victim found in borrow pit

The body of a drowning victim was recovered from a Liberty County borrow pit Thursday evening on Wells Cemetery Road near Gum Branch.

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


Possible drowning off Wells Cemetery Rd.

A 29-year-old man may have drowned Thursday afternoon in a pond off Wells Cemetery Road near Gum Branch. At press time, Liberty County first responders were searching the pond for the man's body, and a diving team was en route from Jesup. According to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Brian Barnes, the man reportedly had been swimming with a friend around 4 p.m. when he went under the water and did not resurface. The friend then went to get help. Liberty EMA, the sheriff's office and area fire departments were assisting at the scene.

May 08, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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Soldiers risk lives to extinguish fire

Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.

July 18, 2014 | By Sgt. Alexandra Shea 1st ABCT, 3rd ID | Public Safety


Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville official's home destroyed

The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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


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