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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


Pizza delivery drivers target of robberies

On Jan. 18, within one hour, two different pizza shops, Wedgy's Pizza on Memorial Drive and Papa Johns off Oglethorpe Highway, had delivery drivers held up at gunpoint, according to reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Department.

February 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Public Safety


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Mail, phone scams plague area

The Long County Sheriff's Office wants to get the word out that job seekers who are looking to work from home are falling prey to an ongoing mail-fraud scam.

March 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 26

March 1: Child molestation - A Flemington woman filed a complaint with the Liberty County Sherriff's Office that her ex-husband had molested their 8-year-old son. The 50-year-old Richmond Hill man reportedly picked up their son Feb. 28 to take him to the Jacksonville Zoo. The boy told his mother his dad stopped first to get a bottle of vodka. Before going to the zoo on Saturday, they stayed at a motel in Jacksonville that only had one bed. He said his father was drinking that night and that he touched him under his clothes in the front and back of ...

March 26, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Truck wreck results in beer spill

Two tractor-trailers collided about 7 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 95, near mile marker 47, in McIntosh County, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Lyle Thurmond.

March 25, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Court-martial update: Witnesses start

The court martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui began today at Fort Stewart with Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass presiding.

March 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Nearby bust nets $42K in drugs

Three illegal immigrants are in custody after a three-county operation helped seize $42,000 worth of cocaine in Effingham and Bryan counties.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 24

March 8: Obstruction, arrest for other agency - A Midway man told police he was giving his friend, a Screven woman, a ride home because she was drunk, but brought her to the police station instead because she had urinated on herself and he wanted her to clean it up. The woman's pre-teenage son also was in the car.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Injured soldier identified

Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Stewart is in serious but stable condition following Tuesday's accident involving a tractor-trailer in Hinesville.

March 21, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 21

Feb. 24: Suspicious fire - A woman spent most of the day working from her home office at her Wells Road residence and decided to step out to run a few errands. She said when she returned, the fire department was on scene, extinguishing a small fire.

March 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Court-martial for alleged murder starts Monday

The court martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui will begin on Monday on Fort Stewart and is scheduled to last four days, according to a news lrease from Fort Stewart.

March 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Total St. Patrick's arrest tally: 64

Five arrests on Monday, the final day of the four-day 2014 St. Patrick's Day Festival, "pushed the number made by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police to 64," a police spokesman says.

March 20, 2014 | Connect Savannah | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 19

Feb. 20: Carrying a weapon on school property - A 20-year special needs student was spotted by school officials at Bradwell Institute carrying a brown paper bag that appeared to be alcohol. He was stopped by officers and asked if the bag contained alcohol. He said it did not. He then lifted his shirt and said, "But I am carrying one of these." It was a large folding knife. He said he carried it when he walked to school because he didn't feel safe. He turned over the knife and was arrested for carrying a weapon on school property.

March 19, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Soldier hurt in wreck, airlifted to Savannah

A Fort Stewart soldier was injured this afternoon in three-vehicle accident on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Soldiers among child exploitation arrests

Two Fort Stewart soldiers were swept up in the Friday arrest of six men now facing charges of crimes against children.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Call scams spreading

Incidents pertaining to a Liberty County jury-duty scam first reported on last week are escalating, and some area residents have fallen prey to it.

March 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 14

Feb. 20: Driving without a valid license (felony)/speeding - A deputy stopped a red Dodge Durango that was traveling at 76 miles per hour in a posted 55 zone. The woman did not have a valid license and was taken to jail.

March 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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