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High court weighs 'emotional' testimony in death penalty cases

ATLANTA - Just before a jury began debating how to punish the man convicted of killing her sister, Kellie Wiggins took the witness stand and urged them not to forget one thing about the victim: "No one gave compassion to her. No one fought for her life."

February 08, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Long Co. likely to see dry spring, more fires

Long County is likely to see a dry spring and more drought-related fires. At the county commission's Tuesday meeting, Georgia Forestry Commission acting Chief Ranger Paul Robertson said the area has already experienced a substantial increase in the number of forest fires this fiscal year in comparison to last year's total.

February 08, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Training officers experience Taser firsthand

The Ludowici Police Department hosted Taser training at its station last week to certify new officers and recertify the veterans.

February 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Local sheriffs help to fuel GSP

Liberty and Long's county sheriffs donated money to Georgia State Patrol Post 11 Thursday to help troopers keep drunk drivers off county roads by making sure the local GSP can afford to fill its patrol cars' gas tanks.

February 04, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Cabbie reportedly pistol-whipped

A Hinesville Yellow Cab driver was allegedly robbed, pistol-whipped and kidnapped Sunday, according to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Lyle Thurmond.

February 04, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Catch up with the new sheriff

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes made time to speak with the Coastal Courier this week about his first 60 days in office. Sikes, the son and grandson of former Liberty County sheriffs, was sworn into office Dec. 7. He told the Courier he has been getting to know his staff, the county's elected officials and administrators and meeting with other local law enforcement agencies.

February 02, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

Jan. 6, 2011

February 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Driver who allegedly caused fatal wreck charged with separate DUI

A driver charged with vehicular homicide last month for allegedly causing a fatal accident in October has been arrested for driving under the influence, according to a Hinesville Police report.

January 31, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


More cops patrolling Fort Stewart

The multiple arms of the law wasted no time snatching up speeders on Fort Stewart's roads this week.

January 29, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Teacher alleged to have solicited student

A Lewis Frasier Middle School sixth grade math teacher was arrested on Dec. 10, on charges of criminal intent to entice a child for indecent purposes and child molestation, Hinesville Police Det. Melvin Kesner has confirmed.

January 28, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge and Seraine Page Staff writers | Public Safety


Troy Davis appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

SAVANNAH - Attorneys for Troy Anthony Davis are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a federal judge who decided last year the Georgia death row inmate failed to clear his name after getting a rare chance to prove his innocence.

January 25, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


County to crack down on repeat DUI offenders

Liberty County is cracking the whip even harder on repeat DUI offenders starting next Thursday.

January 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Man allegedly impersonated MP

A Fort Stewart soldier recently was arrested for impersonating a police officer after he allegedly told authorities he was an MP following an accident involving his automobile.

January 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged drug deal ends in shooting

A South Carolina man was injured earlier this week in Midway when a suspected drug deal went wrong.

January 21, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Brush fire spreads to Midway home

A brush fire broke out Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of Robert Hill Road in Midway, destroying a nearby mobile home.

January 19, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Police: Hinesville hit-and-run leads to high-speed chase across Liberty County

A hit-and-run Tuesday night in Hinesville led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended near Holmestown Road when the suspect crashed, police said.

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


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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