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Daytime break-ins up

A jump in the number of daytime home burglaries last weekend across Liberty County has prompted authorities to warn residents to be vigilant.

July 03, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Second arrest for Twin Oaks break-ins

A second arrest was made this week in the rash of burglaries reported in the Twin Oaks apartment complex in Ludowici.

July 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long Forestry unit urges safety on Fourth

With the 4th of July just a few days away, crowds of people will be firing up grills or heading out to campsites. Because of all the rain Long and Liberty counties have seen this year, many revelers aren't concerned about igniting brush fires.

July 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Little new on drive-by shooting

A 5-year-old was wounded in a drive-by shooting Saturday evening in Hinesville.

July 01, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Heat advisory updated for Tuesday

A heat advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for our area for this afternoon. And isolated sever thunderstorms are possible because of the heat.

The service's Charleston office said the temperature, plus humidity will be dangerous from noon until 8 this evening. The chance of pop-up storms will last until 10 Tuesday evening.

June 30, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Child shot in drive-by out of hospital

The child injured in an apparent drive-by shooting Saturday evening has been released from the hospital, Hinesville Police report.

The 5-year-old was injured in what police are describing as a drive-by shootings Saturday at about 6:30 p.m.

June 29, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


MACE report for May

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 53 cases in May.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Law enforcement community mourns fallen brothers

Liberty County Sheriff deputies, Hinesville Police officers, members of the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, Liberty EMS and local fire departments gathered Wednesday morning to mourn the loss of John "Jay" Smiley. Smiley died unexpectedly Friday. He was a deputy for the LCSO.

June 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


New EMS station for west side

Emergencies in west Liberty County should soon get quicker ambulance responses.

June 24, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Ludowici officer attends California conference

Ludowici Police Department Officer Diannia Duncan recently attended the seventh annual Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute in Coronado, Calif.

June 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville woman shot Saturday morning

Hinesville police are investigating the early-morning Saturday shooting of a Hinesville woman.

June 20, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


SPLOST money buys Midway fire truck

It took eight years but the Midway Volunteer Fire Department finally drove a new service truck into the station last Friday. Mayor Don Emmons said the truck was possible because of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

June 19, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville man shot, killed

A man was shot and killed in a mobile home park in Hinesville Tuesday night.

According to Hinesville Police Department Chief of Detectives, Maj. Thomas Cribbs, David Anthony Jones Jr., 28, was at home alone in the Tapco Mobile Home Park in the 100 block of Folker Road.

June 17, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot in home invasion treated, released

LUDOWICI - A Long County man was shot last week in an apparent break-in at his home.

June 17, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Police don't fault parents over child drowning

A get-together turned tragic Sunday evening when a toddler drowned.

June 17, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Man shot in Richmond Hill parking lot

A man was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Suites at Station Exchange parking lot in Richmond Hill.

August 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Police officers apparently prevent suicide

Recent reports with the Hinesville Police Department included one of two officers, veterans themselves, talking a soldier out of committing suicide:

August 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Robbery charges added in Lake George assault

The two people who allegedly stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night now face burglary and other charges, according to police.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Downed power line starts fire in Ludowici

Smiley Elementary School was briefly evacuated around 2 p.m. Tuesday when stormy conditions caused a tree to fall on a power line outside the school. The downed line started a small fire in the woods and caused a surge inside the school, which knocked out power and caused the fire alarm to go off, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Man stabbed in Lake George Sunday

The two people who alleged stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night have been charged with aggravated assault, according to police.

August 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 18

This are recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. wreck injures four

A wreck Thursday night at the intersection of Rye Patch and Wilkerson roads in Long County sent four people to the hospital, according to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Truman.

August 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 15

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

August 15, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO blotters for Aug 13

July 21: Disorderly conduct, criminal trespass - On Live Oak Road in Hinesville, people gathered in the complainant's yard, threatening to beat up her daughter. She said that they have done this twice. A woman the complainant knew came to the door both times and knocked aggressively. She even came to the door with a hoe in hand, wanting to fight the complainant's daughter over a man. When asked to leave the property, the woman refused. However, the suspect said the daughter came to her house earlier to talk to the man, and the woman only came to the ...

August 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Firefighters work for access to hydrants

During a semi-annual fire hydrant testing period and several fire-related incidents, members of the Hinesville Fire Department recently reported increased obstruction of fire hydrants.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Reward offered for information about fire

The Georgia State Fire Marshal's Office is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or people involved in a suspicious fire that broke out in Walthourville the morning of Aug. 6 and destroyed an unoccupied home.

August 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fun, learning at Hinesville Night Out

National Night Out recently was held in Hinesville, featuring music, dancing and fun while addressing the serious question of how to fight crime.

August 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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