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Walthourville traffic stop leads to drug, weapons charges

The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Lonnie Bowman initiated a traffic stop at 6:30 p.m. Friday that ended up in the arrest of one suspect on cocaine and gun charges.

April 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man critical after small plane crash in Wayne County

A man is in critical condition after the small plane he was flying crashed in Wayne County on Friday afternoon, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

April 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman expected to recover from baseball bat assault during robbery

An early Thursday morning robbery at a South Newport service station left a woman injured.

April 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office nabs main suspect in Walthourville store robbery

The main suspect in the Friday night robbery of the Family Dollar Store in Walthourville has been apprehended, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said Thursday.

April 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


State urges residents to ‘Tip ’n’ Toss’ to prevent spread of Zika

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging residents to clean up around their homes, yards and communities and discard unnecessary items that can hold water. "Tip 'n' Toss" after every rainfall to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent the spread of Zika virus in Georgia. To date, no locally transmitted Zika cases have been reported in the state, but cases have been reported in returning travelers.

April 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fire damages mobile home

A fire Saturday night in Hinesvillle displaced a man from his home.

April 06, 2016 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Man dies after truck flips over in Gum Branch

Authorities are investigating a fatal accident that happened early Wednesday morning in Gum Branch.

April 06, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


12 arrested at Long County road checkpoint

The Long County Sheriff's Office had a road safety check Thursday night on Highway 84 west of Ludowici, near the Wayne County line.

April 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Accident reports available online

The Hinesville Police Department recently launched a service that makes accident reports available online.

April 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Don't stop on RR tracks in Ludowici

Ludowici police Chief Robert Poppell asks drivers stuck in traffic at the intersection of Highway 57 and McDonald Street not to stop on the CSX railroad tracks.

April 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Robbers get in store after tearing holes in walls

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire heavily damages Hinesville mobile home

A fire Saturday night in Hinesvillle displaced a man from his home.

April 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Seized drug money buys rifles

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently bought rifles with confiscated funds.

April 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Armed robbers hold up Walthourville dollar store

Armed robbers endangered three people and took an undisclosed amount of money from the Family Dollar in Walthourville Friday night.

April 01, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


3 sentenced to federal prison in Liberty County drug, gun cases

SAVANNAH - Three defendants - two from Liberty County and one from Long County - have been sentenced in federal drug and gun cases, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia announced Thursday.

March 31, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


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Rabies clinics in Long County Saturday

Long County will host two rabies clinics Saturday.

May 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Wayne County football coach, wife charged with theft

Jody Grooms, the former head coach of Wayne County High School's football team, and his wife, Sharon Grooms, a former teacher at Arthur Williams ...

May 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Police: Man flees officers in Allenhurst, is run over by his vehicle

A Liberty County deputy patrolling the St. Johns Road area in Allenhurst around 3 a.m. Saturday following a rash of vehicle break-ins spotted a ...

May 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


House fire displaces Hinesville family

An early Saturday morning fire has displaced a Hinesville family.

May 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici Police Blotter

Recent reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department include:

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Officers say they intercepted contraband headed to prison

Long County authorities believe they intercepted drugs and cellphones that two women were trying to get to prisoners at the Long State Prison.

May 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Second Long County mobile home burns

Firefighters were called to the scene of another mobile home fire in Long County on Wednesday afternoon, the second this week.

May 18, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


1 injured in Hinesville shooting

An altercation between two men Monday morning sent one to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

May 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hurricane Preparedness Week runs through Saturday

ATLANTA - National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs through Saturday, and officials are urging residents to use the time to get prepared.

May 16, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire damages mobile home in northeastern Long County

Long County and Gum Branch firefighters fought a structure fire Monday at Diggers Farm on Marcus Nobles Road.

May 16, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Movie prop bills being passed as real

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

May 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville man arrested in child predator sting

A Hinesville man was one of 18 men arrested in Glynn County as part of "Operation Riptide," which targeted online child predators, the Georgia Bureau ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Woman's leg broken when pickup careens off wreck and hits her

A Hinesville woman, who was loading up items from a yard sale at the Hinesville American Legion Post Saturday, was injured when a small pickup ...

May 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Long County

A 72-year-old woman riding a bicycle shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday was injured when she was struck by a passing motorist on Rye Patch ...

May 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shots fired in mobile home parks

Recent reports filed by officers of the Hinesville Police Department include:

May 09, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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