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Hatchet bonded out on own recognizance

The man known as Hatchet Man for his 1996 attack on a woman using a hatchet and arrested in February on allegations of sexual abuse was released from jail Sept. 18.

November 02, 2017 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Officers recognized after shootout

Four federal law enforcement officers were recently honored for their actions during a shootout in Allenhurst last year.

November 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Busy term for September grand jury

Liberty County's grand jury handed down a number of indictments during its September term.

November 01, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety

Jury clears Midway man of murder charge

A man suspected of killing his roommate nearly three years ago was acquitted on the murder charges during a jury trial held this week.

October 21, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety

iPad stolen from school, Pizza Hut employee hit by customer

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

October 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Car bursts into flames by courthouse

Hinesville fire fighters extinguished a fire Tuesday morning in the parking lot adjacent to the Liberty County Courthouse Annex.

October 11, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety

Local DNR’s first K-9 sniffs out new role

At 19 months old, "Case" still has a lot of growing up to do.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Public Safety

Maria's predictions look good for area

Path predictions for Hurricane Maria are good news for Coastal Georgia.

September 21, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety

Parking mistake damages Liberty County Jail, no tickets

A Hinesville woman hit the gas pedal instead of the brake Tuesday while parking at the Liberty County Jail, damaging a part of the building.

September 20, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Public Safety

Men suspected of having sex in park bathroom

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 19, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety

Another hurricane on horizon

The Liberty Emergency Management Agency reports this morning that it is watching Hurricane Maria.

September 18, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety

Charges added on burglary suspect

A man recently arrested for a string of business burglaries faces new drug charges.

September 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety

Fire destroys Long County home

A fire early Wednesday destroyed a mobile home on the 2000 block of Moody Bridge Road in Long County.

September 13, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Flooding ushers out Irma

As Hurricane Irma appeared to be leaving Liberty County with only light damage Monday afternoon, the storm surge and high spring tides flooded east-end homes and temporarily cut off thousands of residents.

September 12, 2017 | By Pat Watkins | Public Safety

Check power outages in area

You can find power outage information at the following websites: Canoochee EMC (, Coastal Electric ( and Georgia Power (

September 11, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety

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Flu lingering; numbers dropping quickly

The latest Georgia data continue to show the flu epidemic trending downward in the state.

March 08, 2018 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety

Wreck shows turpentine stills moves through area

Highway 84 between Dunlevie Road and Kent Road in Allenhurst was shut down for several hours in all directions Wednesday due to a traffic accident.

February 26, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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