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Law enforcement community mourns fallen brothers

Liberty County Sheriff deputies, Hinesville Police officers, members of the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, Liberty EMS and local fire departments gathered Wednesday morning to mourn the loss of John "Jay" Smiley. Smiley died unexpectedly Friday. He was a deputy for the LCSO.

June 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


New EMS station for west side

Emergencies in west Liberty County should soon get quicker ambulance responses.

June 24, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Ludowici officer attends California conference

Ludowici Police Department Officer Diannia Duncan recently attended the seventh annual Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute in Coronado, Calif.

June 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville woman shot Saturday morning

Hinesville police are investigating the early-morning Saturday shooting of a Hinesville woman.

June 20, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


SPLOST money buys Midway fire truck

It took eight years but the Midway Volunteer Fire Department finally drove a new service truck into the station last Friday. Mayor Don Emmons said the truck was possible because of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

June 19, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville man shot, killed

A man was shot and killed in a mobile home park in Hinesville Tuesday night.

According to Hinesville Police Department Chief of Detectives, Maj. Thomas Cribbs, David Anthony Jones Jr., 28, was at home alone in the Tapco Mobile Home Park in the 100 block of Folker Road.

June 17, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot in home invasion treated, released

LUDOWICI - A Long County man was shot last week in an apparent break-in at his home.

June 17, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Police don't fault parents over child drowning

A get-together turned tragic Sunday evening when a toddler drowned.

June 17, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Accused turtle theft case delayed

TYBEE ISLAND (AP) - Two people accused of stealing endangered turtles from the Tybee Island Marine Science Center are getting a short reprieve before their case goes to court.

A Municipal Court judge delayed until July 28 a preliminary hearing for Thomas Stewart II and Desiree Pulse of Hinesville. Both are charged with theft and animal cruelty.

June 17, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotters for June 14

• Driving under the influence/resisting arrest/terroristic threats

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Juvenile activity leads to arrests

Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier said when school is out and the weather is nice, it's normal to see students out, walking on the streets and playing in droves.

June 15, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Home invader shoots Ludowici man

A Long County man was shot in his home during an apparent break-in Wednesday morning.

June 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Child killer pleads to reduced charge

Facing the possibility of life plus 30 years for murder, Cortez A. Johnson accepted a plea agreement that reduced charges against him to one count of voluntary manslaughter.

June 10, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Missing child, now in his 20s possibly spotted in Hinesville Wal-Mart

Hinesville Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs is asking for help in find a long-missing person.

June 08, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Public Safety


Traffic stop leads to drug charges

LUDOWICI - A stop of a driver not wearing a seatbelt, led to a man being arrested for multiple drug charges.

June 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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LCSO blotters for Aug 13

July 21: Disorderly conduct, criminal trespass - On Live Oak Road in Hinesville, people gathered in the complainant's yard, threatening to beat up her daughter. She said that they have done this twice. A woman the complainant knew came to the door both times and knocked aggressively. She even came to the door with a hoe in hand, wanting to fight the complainant's daughter over a man. When asked to leave the property, the woman refused. However, the suspect said the daughter came to her house earlier to talk to the man, and the woman only came to the ...

August 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Firefighters work for access to hydrants

During a semi-annual fire hydrant testing period and several fire-related incidents, members of the Hinesville Fire Department recently reported increased obstruction of fire hydrants.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Reward offered for information about fire

The Georgia State Fire Marshal's Office is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or people involved in a suspicious fire that broke out in Walthourville the morning of Aug. 6 and destroyed an unoccupied home.

August 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fun, learning at Hinesville Night Out

National Night Out recently was held in Hinesville, featuring music, dancing and fun while addressing the serious question of how to fight crime.

August 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County Night Out growing

Long County held its annual National Night Out on Thursday at the Long County Recreation Complex.

August 11, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 11

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Flood watch cancelled

The National Weather Service has cancelled a flood watch for our area that was orginally set to go through tonight.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Crash kills 3rd ID band member

A Fort Stewart soldier was killed Thursday in a car crash in Tattnall County.

August 08, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 8

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

August 08, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Former bus driver pleads to child molestation

A former school-bus driver pleaded guilty to child-molestation charges Friday at the Long County Courthouse.

August 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Jesup fire hurts firefighters, kills pets

A massive fire in historic downtown Jesup destroyed parts of a shopping center Monday night.

August 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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