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Sheriff looks to make night safer

Calling it a proactive move to provide children with a safe evening of trick-or-treating, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes announced Thursday that many registered sex offenders living in the county are required to attend a mandatory meeting from 5-8 p.m. Monday.

October 28, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man gets 25 years for wreck that killed teen

A Long County man who was charged with vehicular homicide in a 2009 wreck that killed a teenage boy was sentenced to 25 years Tuesday.

October 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Several Long Co. meth labs busted

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently made two methamphetamine drug busts and discovered what previously had been an active meth lab.

October 26, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Oct. 9: A Hinesville resident told police she was held against her will by a man who claimed she damaged his vehicle. When she went to the man's residence on Deerwood Court to deny the claim, the suspect reportedly tied her up and gagged her, then threatened to shave her head if she didn't tell the truth. The man then reportedly released her, saying he believed she didn't damage his vehicle. The woman told police she didn't want to press charges.

October 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sikes promotes deputies to corporals

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes on Monday promoted Deputies Jason Colvin and Matthew Marchand to the rank of corporal.

October 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tattnall County wreck kills five, leaves boy in critical condition

A two-car collision Thursday in Tattnall County killed five people and left a child in critical condition, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Denney Garner.

October 24, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Five dead in tragic Glennville accident

A two-car collision Thursday on Highway 144 in Tattnall County killed five people and left a child in critical condition, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Denney Garner.

October 21, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Murder case moving toward trial

The case against murder suspect Jason Howard appears to be moving toward a trial.

October 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hunters told not to dump carcasses

Archery and black powder hunting already are in full swing, and with firearms hunting season kicking off Saturday, area forests likely will be filled with hunters of all ages. As with every hunting season, officials already are concerned about hunters leaving deer carcasses in public places, according to Long County Commissioner Wallace Shaw.

October 21, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


LCSO seeks church burglary suspect

A thief did the unthinkable, stealing a small safe box from a local church. The theft occurred just before midnight Sept. 19 at the Baconton Baptist Church in Allenhurst, according to law enforcement officials. The safe reportedly contained an undisclosed amount of cash and checks.

October 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Oct. 8: Police arrested several subjects for marijuana and cocaine possession after conducting a traffic stop at East Oglethorpe Highway and Sandy Run Drive. One passenger in the vehicle fled the scene, while the others were detained after the vehicle was stopped for a center-lane violation. Police also found a loaded handgun in the vehicle.

October 20, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man arrested for alleged meth lab involvement

A tip to the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force led to the arrest of a man suspected of manufacturing methamphetamine in Liberty County and the discovery of another active meth lab in Long County.

October 19, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Cay Creek stabbing suspect denied bond

A Fort Stewart soldier charged with one count of felony murder and one count of aggravated assault in connection with a fatal Midway stabbing was denied bond Monday.

October 19, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Civilian injured in accidental shooting on post

Military officials say a civilian wounded on Fort Stewart this weekend accidentally was shot by an 11-year-old at a hunting preserve on post.

October 19, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Kidnapping suspect turns herself in

Long County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Robert Berry said that kidnapping suspect Heather Gohn, 27, turned herself in to the sheriff's office Saturday.

October 19, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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Drivers who speed are warned to slow down

Motorists who think they can drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror ...

July 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Friday crash kills local man

Investigators are unsure what caused a local man to run off South Coastal Highway Friday night. He was killed when his car hit a tree.

July 15, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Suspect in bouncer’s death out of jail on bond

A murder suspect made bond this week while another murder suspect had his bond reduced and a convicted murderer requested a new trial.

July 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Deputy hurt when suspect rams cruiser

A Liberty County Sheriff's deputy was taken to a hospital after being involved in a wreck Friday night.

July 07, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Search for alleged robber continues

Hinesville Police are still searching for Michael Earl Palmer, who allegedly robbed the PetSmart on Oglethorpe Highway on June 22.

July 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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