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Small plane makes emergency landing on St. Catherines

A single-engine plane made an emergency landing on St. Catherines Island shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said.

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


Fleming standoff resolved peacefully

A man who had barricaded himself in a residence off Fleming Loop Road was taken to a hospital, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 19, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Child identification kits available free Saturday from Freemasons

Georgia Masons provide the Georgia Child Identification Program, or GACHIP, free of charge as a public service and as gift to state residents.

February 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Three cars collide on Highway 84 in Hinesville

A three-car collision happened around 11:50 a.m. on Oglethorpe Highway in front of the Kroger grocery store in Hinesville.

February 18, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Storm damages homes in Long, Liberty counties

Strong winds blew through neighborhoods in Long and Liberty counties early Tuesday morning, damaging several homes and vehicles and uprooting trees.

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


Hinesville police: Boy reported missing is with mom

A boy reported missing Saturday evening has been located and is currently with his mother, heading back home to Louisiana, Hinesville police Officer Patrick Cochrane said Monday morning.

February 15, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police searching for missing boy, 12

The Hinesville Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing child, according to an Alert Liberty message sent Saturday night.

February 14, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcpurier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville’s lack of sirens highlighted by Fort Stewart tornado

After an EF-1 tornado struck Fort Stewart on Feb. 3, the lack of a siren warning in Hinesville became a topic of discussion at Hinesville City Council.

February 13, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


F.E.A.R. defendant’s slaying sentence reduced

DARIEN - A member of the radical militia group Forever Enduring Always Ready, or F.E.A.R., had his sentence reduced Thursday after he cooperated extensively with the government against fellow members in the 2011 slayings of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

February 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores Jan. 6-21

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in December by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, go to dph.georgia.gov/environmen tal-health-inspections.

February 12, 2016 | By Staff Report | Public Safety


UPDATE: F.E.A.R. defendant breaks down during sentencing hearing

A member of the radical militia group Forever Enduring Always Ready, or F.E.A.R., had his sentence reduced Thursday after he cooperated extensively with the government against fellow members in the 2011 slayings of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

February 11, 2016 | Patty Leon pleon@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Blotters Feb. 10

Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 10, 2016 | By Staff Report | Public Safety


High-speed chase ends in arrest in Long County

A Long County high-speed chase ended in the arrest of a man facing hit-and-run charges in Chatham County.

February 09, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Hinesville police investigate church break-in

Hinesville police are looking for a suspect in the recent break-in of a local church.

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


'We were very lucky'

Personnel at Fort Stewart are carrying on with nearly normal activities as the installation continues to clean up and recover from Wednesday's EF-1 tornado.

February 06, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


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Long County man arrested in Glennville arson

A Long County man has been charged with four counts of arson in connection with the early Sunday fire that destroyed four downtown Glennville businesses.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged in Walthourville fatal shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with the early Wednesday shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Walthourville.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Training helps Liberty County officers better deal with people in crisis

Local law-enforcement officers received mental health awareness training this week.

June 07, 2016 | Tiffany King | Public Safety


Boy, 9, steals hearts across Hinesville

The Hinesville Fire Department, which is made up of men and women who put their emotions in check when dealing with tragedy, shed tears last ...

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


Glennville fire ruled arson; reward offered

A fire destroyed four businesses on Barnard Street in downtown Glennville early Sunday, and authorities said Tuesday that it has been ruled arson.

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


Charges filed in Hinesville wreck, officer scuffle

Charges ranging from traffic violations to theft and destruction of government property have been filed against two women involved in a traffic accident in Hinesville ...

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


Colin soaks the area

Tropical Storm Colin proved to be a big rainmaker for Liberty and Long counties, but the region was spared from major damage.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Identities released in Hinesville vehicle-motorcycle crash

The identities of the people involved in the Sunday night wreck that ended up in a confrontation with police and an injured motorcyclist were released ...

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


Ex trying to exact revenge with alleged nude photos

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police Department officers include:

June 06, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fox in Midway area tests positive for rabies

A fox that showed signs of aggression toward residents on Jerico Marsh Road in Midway has tested positive for rabies, according to the Liberty County ...

June 06, 2016 | Special to the News | Public Safety


UPDATE: Minor flooding reported in Hinesville; Colin about to make Florida landfall

11 p.m. update

June 06, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police: Women scuffle with officers after vehicle strikes motorcycle

A motorcycle rider was injured in Hinesville Sunday night after colliding with a car.

June 05, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


UPDATE: Coastal Liberty County under tropical storm watch

11 p.m. update

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


Lightning strike sparks fire at Walthourville home

A Walthourville home was damaged by a lightning strike Sunday afternoon during a storm.

June 05, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire destroys four Glennville businesses

GLENNVILLE - A large fire destroyed four businesses on Barnard Street in downtown Glennville early Sunday morning.

June 05, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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