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Cabbie injured during alleged robbery attempt

LUDOWICI - A cabdriver was injured while escaping from what is believed to be a robbery attempt Friday night.

May 04, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Talk show host gives LPD $25,000 for patrol car

LUDOWICI - Chief Richard Robertson and the Ludowici Police Department learned Wednesday they had been selected by Jenny's Heroes to get $25,000 to buy a 2009 Dodge Charger for a patrol car.

April 27, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long Co. school probes apparent gang initiation

A group of Long County High School students may have held an apparent gang initiation April 10 in the school's bathroom, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.

April 27, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hospital expanding ambulance coverage

West Liberty County residents may soon get quicker emergency medical service when Liberty Regional EMS gets its first west-end station.

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


MACE asks Long Commission for funding, personnel

LUDOWICI - The Commander of the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force recently asked the Long County commissioners for additional funding for 2009-10.

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


MACE blotter for April 22

According to the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Unit Commander Al Cato, his agents were called in to help deputies on March 6 after they stopped a vehicle headed north on I-95, reportedly weaving and speeding. Cato said there were several occupants in the vehicle. During a brief investigation, agents and deputies arrested the driver, Jeremy Gunter, for DUI. Authorities searched the car and found each occupant had several large quantities of prescriptions for a schedule three controlled drug. Cato said the prescriptions had all been filled in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

April 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Avoid work-at-home scams

Everyone's seen them-seductive work-at-home opportunities hyped in flyers tacked to telephone poles, in newspaper classifieds, in your e-mail, and all over the web, promising you hundreds or thousands of dollars a week for typing, stuffing envelopes, processing medical billing, etc. And it's just a phone call or mouse click away...

Might be tempting during these uncertain economic times, but beware of any offers that promise easy money for minimum effort-many are scams that fill the coffers of criminals.

April 20, 2009 | FBI story | Public Safety


MACE aids ATF in Statesboro sting

STATESBORO - Liberty County's Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force aided the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and 15 other agencies in a 10-month investigation dubbed "Statesboro Blues," which led to the indictment of more than 100 offenders.

April 20, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Move over when officers, EMTs are near road

ATLANTA - According to FBI reports, traffic enforcement units face some of the greatest risks on the road. In 2008, for the 12th year in a row, crashes and traffic-related incidents either equaled or exceeded officers under fire as the leading cause of police deaths in this country.

April 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


MACE report for March

Total cases opened in March: 65

April 15, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


East end fire trucks questioned

East Liberty County will soon have new firefighting equipment its neighbors on the west side lack, and the seeming division of wealth had Liberty County commissioners questioning why.

April 15, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE seeks help finding two suspects

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force is looking for these two men wanted for drug related charges in Liberty County.

April 14, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Ninety charged for drugs, guns in Statesboro

STATESBORO - Authorities have charged more than 90 people in a sweeping gun and drug bust in this otherwise sleepy rural town.

Federal prosecutors and local authorities said Tuesday the arrests came after a 10-month undercover operation in this south Georgia city of nearly 23,000.

April 14, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Richmond Hill Police search for missing girl

Richmond Hill Police are asking the public for help in finding missing teen Kayla Marie Hartley, 14. Hartley, of a Ricegate Drive address in Richmond Hill, has been missing since April 11, police say. She is listed as a runaway. Anyone with information is asked to call RHPD at 756-5645.

April 13, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Police certification should save city money

Frank Rotondo, executive director of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, issued an official state law enforcement re-certification to the Hinesville Police Department last week, grouping them with the 15 percent of state law enforcement agencies to earn the credentials.

April 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


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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


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