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Drug court celebrates first year

In celebration of National Drug Court Month, the Liberty County drug court had a ceremony Monday morning at the Liberty County Courthouse. The Honorable Judge D. Jay Stewart presided.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Community marks Safe Kids Day

Safe Kids Day in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park last Saturday stressed the importance of safety to school-aged children and educated the community with games, demonstrations and other activities.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Bikers remind to use caution during safety month

May is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's motorcycle safety month, and transportation officials are reminding riders to stay safe while enjoying their rides.

May 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Elderly Bryan County man still missing

Authorities are still seeking an 82-year-old Ellabell man with Alzheimer's disease who has been missing since Thursday.

May 12, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Terry Bernard named to pardons board

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed two members to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, clearing the way for executions and clemency hearings to continue.

Perdue appointed Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Albert Murray and Republican state Rep. Terry Barnard to the five-member clemency panel. He is also recommending that current pardons board member Garland Hunt take Murray's former job.

May 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Man on trial for girlfriend's death

Attorneys made opening statements Thursday morning in the murder trial of Richard Geiger, who is charged in the March 2007 death of his girlfriend, Rosie Smith, in her Raintree Apartment on Saunders Avenue.

May 07, 2010 | pleon@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Friday wreck kills Fleming man

A Fleming man was killed in a vehicle accident that occurred at about 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 17 at mile marker 14, according to a report filed by the Georgia State Patrol. The report said Walter "Herman Phillips Jr., 53, died. There will be more about the accident in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 03, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for May 2

• April 7, Harassing communication, Whisper Lane

May 03, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


'Good police work' nabs escapees here

Two escapees from a Harris County jail were caught in Liberty County Monday. According to Liberty County Sheriff Chief Deputy Keith Moran, deputies were led to the duo after a series of events landed the reported escape artists in county limits, trying to cash in allegedly stolen lottery tickets. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

April 30, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Midway fire victim identified

An elderly Liberty County man was found dead in his home Friday on the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road after firefighters extinguished a structure fire that broke out just before 2 p.m., according to county fire coordinator James Ashdown.

April 26, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Elderly man found dead after Isle of Wight fire

Shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, a structure fire broke out on the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges.

April 23, 2010 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Small house fire quickly contained

It took firefighters from Hinesville's stations one and two only 10 minutes to extinguish a small house fire in the Arlington Park subdivision Monday afternoon.

April 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 18

April 5, Theft by taking, East Oglethorpe Highway

April 19, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter for April 18

• March 31, Criminal trespass, Harrier Hollow

April 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


LCHS students warned of prom temptations

"Central dispatch to units in the area of Liberty County High School, we have an accident with serious injuries reported on school grounds, all units in vicinity asked to respond..."

April 16, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Stabbing victim identified

A Liberty County man was rushed to the hospital Sunday afternoon after he was stabbed during a domestic dispute.

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


Friday fire injures one, displaces three

A Long County man was injured as he escaped from his burning home Friday. Three people were displaced by the fire.

January 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle and Lewis Levine Correspondents | Public Safety


Meth-lab suspect caught

A man who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges was apprehended Monday by a team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies.

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Burglar may have left cell phone at scene

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Update: St. Catherines diver found alive

The diver that went missing Tuesday morning in St. Catherines Sound, Bill Eberlein, has been found alive and was treated on a Sea Tow boat, according to Liberty County Eastern District Volunteer Fire and Rescue firefighter Joe Cannon.

January 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robberies, burglaries plague city

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Marshals seek alleged fugitive

The United States Marshals Service is looking for Frank S. Monsegue Sr.

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici hit-and-run investigated

An alleged hit-and-run occurred Tuesday night in Ludowici, and law enforcement is asking for the public's help in the investigation.

January 19, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville gets grant for police cars

The Georgia Municipal Association presented safety-grant checks Jan. 8 to Hinesville for special mirrors and cameras for Hinesville Police Department cars. The city received $5,995 for digital video mirrors and $5,474 for thermal-imaging cameras.

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Pembroke hires new police chief

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 15, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robbery at birthday party

Reports recently filed a the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fence doesn't make for good neighbors

Reports filed recently with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

January 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Mother seeks answers in son's death

In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.

January 13, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety


Electronics targeted in home burglaries

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three cars stolen in one night

One determined alleged car thief was busy Dec. 29, stealing vehicles from three different locations in Long County and Ludowici.

January 12, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


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