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High-speed chase ends in Liberty County, thwarts would-be visit to Obama

An attempt to initiate a traffic stop in Camden County led authorities on a 50-mile chase that ended in Liberty County on Tuesday night - and pre-empted a trip to visit the president of the United States.

March 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Two arrested after high-speed chase

Two men were arrested after a high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon along Highway 84 from Walthourville to Holmestown, where their vehicle overturned, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

March 05, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville police seek bank-scam suspect

On Feb. 24, a man entered a Hinesville bank and committed a scam, and now Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in finding him.

March 02, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


1 arrested, another sought in Long Co. Rec Dept. break-in

An arrest has been made in a January break-in at the Long County Recreation Department, but authorities are still looking for a second suspect.

March 02, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Brush fire burns 200-300 acres in Long County

A controlled burn in Long County got out of control Saturday afternoon, damaging an estimated 200 to 300 acres.

February 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


SUV strikes bicyclist in Fleming

A bicyclist was struck by an SUV and injured shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Leroy Coffer Highway and Freedman Grove Road.

February 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Maj. Cribbs retires after 41 years with Hinesville police

After 41 years with the Hinesville Police Department - 40 of those with the detective unit - Maj. Thomas E. Cribbs decided it was time to put down his gun and badge.

February 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


1 arrested, another sought in Long County Rec Dept. break-in

An arrest has been made in a January break-in at the Long County Recreation Department, but authorities are still looking for a second suspect.

February 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Fugitive caught in Long County

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently apprehended a man who had been in hiding since 2013.

February 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Small plane makes emergency landing on St. Catherines

A single-engine plane made an emergency landing on St. Catherines Island shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said.

February 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fleming standoff resolved peacefully

A man who had barricaded himself in a residence off Fleming Loop Road was taken to a hospital, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 19, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Child identification kits available free Saturday from Freemasons

Georgia Masons provide the Georgia Child Identification Program, or GACHIP, free of charge as a public service and as gift to state residents.

February 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Three cars collide on Highway 84 in Hinesville

A three-car collision happened around 11:50 a.m. on Oglethorpe Highway in front of the Kroger grocery store in Hinesville.

February 18, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Storm damages homes in Long, Liberty counties

Strong winds blew through neighborhoods in Long and Liberty counties early Tuesday morning, damaging several homes and vehicles and uprooting trees.

February 16, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville police: Boy reported missing is with mom

A boy reported missing Saturday evening has been located and is currently with his mother, heading back home to Louisiana, Hinesville police Officer Patrick Cochrane said Monday morning.

February 15, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


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Former Long County teacher had been warned about behavior

During his short tenure at Long County High School, former assistant band director and choral activities director Michael Loredo had a number of problems that ...

April 29, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Public Safety


Job offer was suspected scam

Recent crime reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Wreck blocks Highway 84 near Liberty County High School

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Tasha Waye was driving ...

April 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Car flips over in front of Hinesville Lowe's

A car flipped on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville after the driver lost control Sunday evening, police said.

April 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores April 27

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Former Long County High School assistant band director arrested

A former assistant band director at Long County High School has been arrested and charged with engaging in sexual misconduct with students, according to the ...

April 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville man shot in leg

Authorities are investigating the shooting of a Hinesville man.

April 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


EMA: Be alert, Liberty

Hurricane season is coming, and the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency wants all residents to be ready with Alert Liberty.

April 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


Nineteen complete Savannah Tech's Peace Officer Academy

SAVANNAH - Nineteen students from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy celebrated graduating from the program with a completion ceremony last month.

April 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman stabbed in Walthourville; roommate in custody

A woman was stabbed and seriously injured during a domestic dispute between roommates in Walthourville, police said.

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


Hinesville police seek missing woman

Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing woman.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores April 20

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Walthourville traffic stop leads to drug, weapons charges

The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Lonnie Bowman initiated a traffic stop at 6:30 p.m. Friday that ended ...

April 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man critical after small plane crash in Wayne County

A man is in critical condition after the small plane he was flying crashed in Wayne County on Friday afternoon, according to the Wayne County ...

April 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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