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Eight shot, wounded in 4 hours in Macon

MACON - City leaders in Macon say they're trying to come up with a plan to stop a recent spree of gun and gang violence.

September 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Gas from soda fountain blamed for death

SAVANNAH - Carbon dioxide piped through gas lines to a soda fountain leaked in a McDonald's in Georgia and sickened 10 people, including a woman who later died after being found unconscious in a restroom, police said Wednesday.

September 15, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 1: A rental store employee reported finding suspicious documents on the hard drive of a laptop that was surrendered for nonpayment. The documents included blank Social Security forms and templates for a Florida driver's license.

September 15, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Local first responders honored at Long County 9/11 ceremony

Long County residents commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and honored local first responders Saturday at First Baptist Church of Ludowici. Associate Pastor Durwood Miller welcomed the crowd and talked to those in attendance about how Sept. 11, 2001, changed the United States. Pastor Eric Rentz also addressed the group.

September 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Justice center crash suspect hospitalized

A man charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor after he allegedly attempted to drive his car into the Liberty County Justice Center is being held in a nearby hospital and was denied bond, authorities said.

September 14, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Georgians can list medical conditions on licenses

ATLANTA - Motorists with medical conditions can now opt to list them on the back of their Georgia driver's license or state identification card.

September 13, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Target grant aides LCSO community programs

Target on Thursday awarded the Liberty County Sheriff's Office a $750 grant, which Sheriff Steve Sikes said will fund community projects like neighborhood watch and Project Lifesaver.

September 13, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Richmond Hill detective sifted through Sept. 11 rubble with canine companion

Just as the memory of President John F. Kennedy's assassination nearly 50 years ago forever is woven into the fabric of society, anyone old enough to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America likely can recall exactly where they were and what they were doing when word came that the Twin Towers in New York City had been hit by two commercial jets.

September 12, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Brett Drive homes burglarized

Crimes reported to the Hinesville Police Department recently included:

September 09, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pooler McDonald's evacuated

POOLER - Ten people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after firefighters found two customers unconscious inside a bathroom and others struggling to breathe at a McDonald's restaurant, authorities said.

September 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Court allows life sentences for juveniles

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court on Wednesday held that juveniles convicted of murder can be sentenced to life in prison without parole, seeking to settle a lingering debate over how the courts punish minors who commit serious offenses.

September 08, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Aug. 31: Two residential burglaries were reported at neighboring houses on Mattie Street. The complainants, who are relatives, told police that two televisions and two window air-conditioning units were stolen. The items were valued at $1,250.

September 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


St. Catherines blazes not a threat

Since a powerful thunderstorm sent lightning bolts down to St. Catherines Island about two weeks ago, the island's fire department has battled 10 remote blazes.

September 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Bond set in soldier stabbing case

Bond was set last week in a stabbing that involved two Fort Stewart soldiers last month in Long County. Pfc. Leonard Coleman had a bond of $28,500 cash or $57,000 for property set Aug. 22. He is charged with stabbing Spc. Charles Olmstead on Aug. 21.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Alleged car thief captured in Florida

The hunt for a man who reportedly was linked to several stolen cars in the area came to an end this week in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Fire destroys Hinesville produce store

R&J Produce market in Hinesville was destroyed by a fire early Monday.

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


GBI: Appling County sheriff shoots motorist in Wayne County

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting Friday by the Appling County sheriff just over the line in Wayne County, according to ...

June 18, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Ludowici Police blotters

Reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department the week of May 26 through June 2 included:

June 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Authorities ask for help finding bank robber

The Jesup Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed the ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police: Hinesville hit-and-run leads to high-speed chase across Liberty County

A hit-and-run Tuesday night in Hinesville led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended near Holmestown Road when the suspect crashed, police said.

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


UPDATE: Vehicle recovered from Altamaha River; Jesup man still missing

A vehicle recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Altamaha River was a pickup truck that had been reported stolen in 2005, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles ...

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


GBI investigates theft of construction equipment in Liberty County

A large amount of stolen equipment has been recovered in Liberty County after a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring.

June 13, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged with murder in Walthourville shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Walthourville was charged with felony murder Friday, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

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


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