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LCSO nets $5 million drug bust

Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a routine traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 95 and ended up uncovering 17.9 pounds of crystal meth with an estimated street value of $5 million.

October 03, 2011 | by Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 21: A grocery store on Highway 196 reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill from a customer. A store associate told police the customer left after attempting to get change from the bill.

October 01, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


$5M worth of meth seized on I-95

Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a routine traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 95 and ended up uncovering 17.9 pounds of crystal meth with estimated street value of $5 million.

September 30, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Ex-firefighter pleads guilty to arson

A former city of Walthourville firefighter pleaded guilty to third-degree arson to land Monday in Liberty County Superior Court. According to public records, Julian Adkins waived a formal indictment by the grand jury and entered his guilty plea in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Charles Rose.

September 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Challenge showcases area firefighters

Two firefighters from the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department competed in the third annual Southeast Georgia Firefighter Combat Challenge last week.

September 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Execution sparks eyewitness debate

SAVANNAH - Before he was executed in Georgia last week, Troy Davis brought worldwide attention to his case by challenging the trustworthiness of bystanders who said they saw him shoot a police officer. Davis lost the battle to spare his life, but experts say his case adds fuel to an already-simmering debate over how much weight courts should give to eyewitness testimony.

September 27, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 15: A resident of Taylor Road reported his military gear missing after he and his sister moved out of their former residence. The man told police he wasn't sure if the gear, worth $1,600, was moved by his sister, who now lives in Florida in an unknown location.

September 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Campaign to find missing children

The 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run's Race to Recover America's Missing Children will visit Coastal Chevrolet in Savannah from noon-2:30 p.m. Monday.

September 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Sheriff’s office launches new website

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes launched the department's new website Monday, saying it was time to catch up on current technology and offer a more user-friendly reference for folks in the community. The department contracted with a website designer, and LCSO Chief Deputy Keith Moran used his technology skills to develop the site's content.

September 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 14: Hinesville K-9 officers assisted Fort Stewart officers in a search of barracks and an adjacent parking lot. Criminal investigators apprehended one individual after four alerts were made on the parking lot and five alerts were made in the barracks complex.

September 24, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pembroke man killed in Long Co. wreck

A Pembroke man died Thursday from injuries he sustained Tuesday in a wreck in Long County.

September 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Fish kills prompts $1M agreement

ATLANTA - A textile firm must spend $1 million on improvement projects in the Ogeechee River watershed to settle pollution violations that were discovered as officials investigated the sudden deaths of nearly 39,000 fish.

September 22, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Sept. 7: A sports bar on E.G. Miles Parkway received a counterfeit $50 bill from a customer. Police responding to the report spoke to the customer, who told officers he was unaware the bill was counterfeit.

September 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Four hurt in wreck on Elim Church Road

Four women were injured in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Elim Church and Lee Place roads Saturday night, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Shane Middleton. All four victims were transported to local hospitals.

September 22, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Counterfeit bills spotted in Hinesville

Shoppers and cashiers, check your currency.

September 21, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


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Grand jury indictments February term:

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record for the February 2017 term. All ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man gets life for death of aspiring Macon rapper

The man convicted of killing aspiring Macon-area rapper Markese "Pain City" Mahone was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge ...

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter March 22

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Bond set for man accused of killing teen

The man accused of killing teen Clyde Austin Weeks was in court Monday for a bond hearing.

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Reward upped for info on Long crimes

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people targeting the elderly in Long County has increased from $700 to $4,000.

March 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


'Hatchet man' back in court this week

The man who earned the nickname the Hatchet Man for attacking a woman with a hatchet in 1996 is expected back in court Thursday, according ...

March 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Daughter tries to fight ex at mom's house

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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