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Toddler hit by car; in stable condition

A 2-year-old boy was listed in stable condition after being struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon on Fort Stewart, according to Military Police.

May 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Florida teen arrested in Liberty County

A Florida teen was arrested Thursday night in Liberty County in connection with a school bus shooting that left two teens injured.

May 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville police call off search for large bear

Hinesville police officers attempted to track a bear within the city limits Thursday night. But shortly before midnight, they called off the search because it had disappeared into the woods.

May 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities capture escaped inmate in northwest Georgia

People in southeast Georgia- especially in the Sunbury area near Fort Morris - can breath a little easier.

May 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldier's killer gets three life terms

Carl Evan Swain was sentenced Monday to three life sentences in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, according to 1st Assistant U.S. Attorney James Durham.

May 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Home burglaries spur neighborhood-watch

Fleming residents are a bit fed up with the recent increase in home burglaries within their community.

May 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Search expanded for escaped inmate

The search for an inmate whom authorities say walked away from a work detail in the Fort Morris area has expanded well beyond Liberty County.

May 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Prisoner reportedly escapes from work detail

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is searching for a prisoner who walked away from road-work detail Monday afternoon.

May 18, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Walthourville firefighters help with unusual request

In their day-to-day activities, they heroically battle residential and wild fires. On rare occasions, they help rescue a cat that might be stuck in a tree.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


'Below-normal' hurricane season in forecast

AccuWeather reports despite a premature start to the Atlantic hurricane season, due to the development of Ana, forecasters predict that the number of storms this year will again fall below normal.

May 14, 2015 | By Justin Roberti AccuWeather.com staff writer | Public Safety


GBI trains officers to investigate infant deaths

About 50 law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders from Liberty County and surrounding communities gathered at Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus to receive formal instructions on a new procedure being implemented statewide by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

May 13, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Sexual assault report on post not backed up

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police department include:

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici continues drug crackdown

The Ludowici Police Department continued its crackdown on drugs with another recent drug bust.

May 06, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Probation revoked on trucker who hit officer

Robert Lee Turner's probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 10 months in jail with credit for time served Tuesday by Liberty County State Court Judge Leon Braun.

May 06, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


All-terrain vehicles stolen

Recent reports made to the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

May 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Articles by Section - Public Safety


2 children, ages 3 and 5, drown in Wayne County pond

JESUP - Two children in the care of their disabled grandmother drowned Wednesday afternoon in Wayne County, authorities said.

June 10, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Stalker turns out to be private eye on insurance case

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

June 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County EMA reviews projects for emergency plan

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency held a review and update meeting yesterday for the county's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is updated every five years, with city and county officials developing an action plan for emergencies. Attendees were asked to review projects listed in the plan for their jurisdiction from 2010, then revise projects, add new ones or eliminate unnecessary projects. They were encouraged to have action-oriented projects that are impactful on their communities and can obtain possible grant funding. These projects can include improving building codes, updating flood warning systems, draining lakes behind weakened dams or ...

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


SC man charged in Long threat

South Carolina authorities arrested a man Wednesday in connection with bomb threats at Long County High School and a government building in Glynn County in February.

June 08, 2015 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Man denied new trial in death of his daughter

A convicted man currently serving a life sentence for his role in the death of his 7-month old daughter was denied a new trial. The motion hearing was held Monday in the Liberty County Justice Center.

June 08, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Police: Biker leads officers on chase

A man was arrested after leading officers from Liberty County and Fort Stewart on a high-speed chase that ended in a wreck around midday Thursday, authorities said.

June 08, 2015 | By Lewis Levine and Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Bond denied for soldier charged in Hinesville fatal shooting

A soldier has been denied bond on a murder charge stemming from a fatal shooting Saturday afternoon in Hinesville.

June 08, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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