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Murder suspect called competent for trial

In a death penalty case, an evaluation has recommended that Andrea Wilson be found mentally competent to stand trial for her alleged involvement in the death of her 3-year-old cousin Prince C. Davis Jr.

February 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Pizza delivery drivers target of robberies

On Jan. 18, within one hour, two different pizza shops, Wedgy's Pizza on Memorial Drive and Papa Johns off Oglethorpe Highway, had delivery drivers held up at gunpoint, according to reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Department.

February 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter Feb. 6

Reckless conduct

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Woman taking on Long dog problem

Dawn Johnson lives on the Long/Liberty County line, but is asking everyone in Long County to help deal with problems arising from not having any animal control.

February 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Truck hits ditch; no injuries

Patrons enjoying lunch at El Potro Mexican Restaurant in Hinesville Thursday had a front-row seat as an 18-wheeler dove into a ditch in front of the popular eatery.

February 21, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Blotter Feb. 4

Jan. 16

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


FBI: Man in pond was shot

FBI officials confirmed Thursday the death of an unidentified man found on Fort Stewart a week ago is being investigated as a homicide.

February 21, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


FBI investigating death of unknown man on Fort Stewart

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of an unidentified man found floating in a pond on Fort Stewart early Thursday evening, Fort Stewart Public Affairs spokesman Kevin Larson said Tuesday.

February 14, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


Prescribed fire on Fort Stewart

A prescribed fire measuring an estimated 257 acres is burning today in South Bryan

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Busing tables for Red Cross

Poole's Deli won't have its normal lunch rush on Friday.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


HPD Blotter Jan. 25

Robbery-business-gun

February 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Severe Weather Awareness Week

Gov. Sonny Perdue has proclaimed the week of Feb. 3-9, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia, encouraging Georgians to practice emergency preparedness and response procedures for all types of severe weather.

February 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Blotter Jan. 19

Jan. 1

February 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


HPD detective talks gangs at Rotary

February 01, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Public Safety


Nov./Dec. MACE report

The Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement team recently released its monthly reports for November and December:

January 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Articles by Section - Public Safety


Stabbing suspect pleads guilty

Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.

April 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Severe storm warning issued for area

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Liberty and Long counties, on top of our existing tornado watch.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff, BoE train for school safety

Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, whose office recently completed active-shooter training. The training, with the assistance of Global Tactical Training Group and the Midway Police Department, included all certified deputies and consisted of building entries, room entries and rappelling techniques.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for April 7

March 9: • Theft by taking: A Gause Street woman told police someone took two truck tires from her yard. The woman said she noticed the tires were missing when she returned home from a funeral. She told police a neighbor said he had spotted the tires in the back of a man's pickup when riding his bike through the neighborhood.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Drug bust nets $135,000 in cash

The Long County Sheriff's Office, in a joint effort with other law enforcement agencies, recently made two drug busts, obtaining cash and drugs with a street value of more than $150,000.

April 07, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty Prom Promise has serious message

Convicted felon Adam Cochrane told Liberty County High School students Thursday during a prom-promise that the choices one makes are like ripples on a pond - they leave behind consequences that affect others. Cochrane, a Bradwell Institute graduate, said his choosing to drink and drive one night in 2004 cost three people their lives.

April 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Disgruntled soldiers get life sentences for murders

Two members of the Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia pleaded guilty Thursday at the Long County Courthouse to the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Truck driver charged after wreck

Michael Bullard, the Blackshear truck driver involved in a vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital last week, has been arrested and charged with four traffic violations.

April 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Peden, Salmon admit guilt in murders

Christopher Salmon and Anthony Peden, accused members of the F.E.A.R. militia, appeared in Long County court this morning and pleaded guilty in negotiated deals worked out with the state, according to prosecutor Isabel Pauley. They had been facing charges in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Prom Promise warns students of risks

Teens think they're invincible, that they'll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.

April 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Alleged Sand Hill thief found in Florida

Susan M. Lash, 31, was arrested March 21 by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


FEAR militia suspects due in court Thusrday

Murder suspects Anthony Peden and Christopher Salmon will be in court Thursday in Long County. The two are scheduled to go before Judge Robert Russell III at 9 a.m. regarding their involvement in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 31

March 4: Criminal trespass - Someone used a brick to break open the back window of an office at the historic Dorchester Academy in Midway. The museum director said nothing appeared to be missing except for her office calculator, which was found outside the window.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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