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Jailed 'Midnight Rider' film director seeks early release

Imprisoned film director Randall Miller is seeking early release from the Wayne County Jail, citing medical issues.

January 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Prescribed burns on post today

There will be prescribed burns on Fort Stewart today that could blow smoke over homes and businesses in Liberty and Bryan counties, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


MADD Georgia gets grant to fight DUI

ATLANTA - Mothers Against Drunk Driving's Georgia affiliate office recently announced it received a $126,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

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


Top crime and court stories of 2015

2015 saw its share of crime and court news in Liberty and Long counties. Here is a look back at some highlights.

January 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


Woman doesn't fall for tax scam

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

January 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


DPS receives grant to continue DUI, license suspension efforts

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Safety has been awarded a traffic safety H.E.A.T. grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The grant is for approximately $2.37 million and will provide funding to continue the Georgia State Patrol Nighthawks DUI Task Force and Administrative License Suspension program.

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


Arson board urges maintenance of smoke detectors

While having a smoke detector in your house is important, it is also important to keep up with maintenance. Agent Lynn Bennett of The Bennett Agency and the Georgia Arson Control Board would like to provide the citizens of Liberty County with lifesaving smoke detector information and maintenance tips.

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


Grand jury indictments

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

January 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police identify victim of fiery fatal crash in rural Long County

A Glennville man was identified Saturday afternoon as the victim of a fatal crash on Highway 196 in Long County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotters

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

January 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Drug raids lead to 7 arrests in eastern Liberty County

A drug raid at a residence in eastern Liberty County yielded several pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia as well as weapons.

December 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GSP says fatal-crash victim was Sunbury man

The man who died in the crash near Midway on Monday evening has been identified as Marco Belgio from the Sunbury area, according Georgia State Patrol Trooper Harry Middleton.

December 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shots report in Long County leads to apparent drug ring

A report of shots fired Dec. 19 near a Long County mobile home park sparked an investigation that resulted in more than 15 pounds of marijuana and other drugs being seized, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office.

December 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Soldier finds home burglarized after deployment

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

December 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Convict re-entry program now has an office here

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition has gotten the go-ahead to lease an unoccupied county-owned building.

December 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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Job offer was suspected scam

Recent crime reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Wreck blocks Highway 84 near Liberty County High School

A two-vehicle collision Monday morning near Liberty County High School sent two people to the hospital, authorities said.

April 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Car flips over in front of Hinesville Lowe's

A car flipped on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville after the driver lost control Sunday evening, police said.

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


Restaurant sanitation scores April 27

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Former Long County High School assistant band director arrested

A former assistant band director at Long County High School has been arrested and charged with engaging in sexual misconduct with students, according to the ...

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


Hinesville man shot in leg

Authorities are investigating the shooting of a Hinesville man.

April 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


EMA: Be alert, Liberty

Hurricane season is coming, and the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency wants all residents to be ready with Alert Liberty.

April 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


Nineteen complete Savannah Tech's Peace Officer Academy

SAVANNAH - Nineteen students from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy celebrated graduating from the program with a completion ceremony last month.

April 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman stabbed in Walthourville; roommate in custody

A woman was stabbed and seriously injured during a domestic dispute between roommates in Walthourville, police said.

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


Hinesville police seek missing woman

Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing woman.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores April 20

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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 ...

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 ...

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


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