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Forensics camp being probed

Entrepreneuring educator Ronald Armstrong appeared to be the right person to open an educational day camp in Liberty County for area students.

August 06, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety


Grace period over for new texting ban

After the statewide anti-texting and driving law took effect July 1, many law enforcement agencies - including the Hinesville Police Department - gave

August 04, 2010 | By Amy Johstono Courier intern | Public Safety


Gunfire erupts near Highway 84 businesses

Gunfire erupted just before 3 a.m. Saturday in the middle of a cluster of businesses on East Oglethorpe Highway and a man was shot in the legs, according to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Department Patrol Officer Alexander Shirah.

August 04, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire closes post gym

Fort Stewart officials closed Newman Fitness Center on Thursday after an early-morning fire damaged the facility. There were no injuries.

July 31, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


High-speed chase ends in Ludowici

A high-speed chase that began in Glynn County, continued through Wayne County and ended in Ludowici resulted in damaged vehicles but no injuries.

July 30, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for July 28

July 19: • Forgery of checks, West Oglethorpe Highway

July 28, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Driver services site proving popular

The Department of Driver Services reported recently that more than 4,000 Georgia drivers conducted licensing business from the comfort of their homes or offices during the recent summer holiday via the Agency's website, www.dds.ga.gov.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldier accidentally shoots himself

A Fort Stewart soldier appears to be OK after accidentally shooting himself in the arm last weekend.

July 28, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man killed in wreck on Fort Stewart

A man driving a 1986 GMC 6 Safari Van was killed Thursday on Fort Stewart when he veered off the road and hit a tree.

July 23, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Truck driver killed on I-95 wreck

A Florida-based truck driver was killed on Intestate 95 on Wednesday when his 18-wheeler collided with another tractor trailer near Riceboro, Georgia State Patrol Trooper A.M. Cheney said.

July 23, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Business owner charged for slapping burglary suspect

Long County businessman Tim Works recently was charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly slapped a man who he said stole from him.

July 23, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


High temperatures produce high risks

Things are heating up in Liberty County, and it's not just because of the hotly contested primary races and upcoming elections.

July 21, 2010 | Amy Johstono Courier intern | Public Safety


Accident closes Talmadge for an hour

Talmadge Road was blocked in both directions Tuesday afternoon when a flatbed truck lost its load as the driver swerved to avoid hitting a car.

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


Slain woman's partner now faces murder charge

Maurice Newsome, 21, the boyfriend of Savannah Smith, now faces murder charges in her death. Smith's body was found last month in Gum Branch.

July 21, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Body of Savannah Smith identified

According to autopsy results, a body found June 18 near Juanita Road in Liberty County is that of Hinesville woman Savannah Smith, 22, who previously had not been seen since June 8. Hinesville Police Department Detective Thomas Cribbs confirmed Smith's identity at 4 p.m. Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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UPDATE: Vehicle recovered from Altamaha River; Jesup man still missing

A vehicle recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Altamaha River was a pickup truck that had been reported stolen in 2005, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles ...

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI investigates theft of construction equipment in Liberty County

A large amount of stolen equipment has been recovered in Liberty County after a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring.

June 13, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged with murder in Walthourville shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Walthourville was charged with felony murder Friday, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

June 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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


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