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Family loses mobile home to fire

A family of four was burned out of their mobile home Sunday morning in Liberty County.

February 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville woman loses pet, home to fire

A Hinesville woman lost her home and her dog in a fire Friday night.

February 08, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Woman injured in scooter crash identified

The woman who was seriously injured when her scooter and a car collided near Walthourville Thursday evening has been identified.

February 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 7

Jan. 14: Burglary, forced entry - Three people house-sitting a Pointe South Drive residence called police and reported a break-in. A carport window and a living-room window had been broken, and an officer noticed a gloved handprint on the window. A television, Nintendo Wii and two laptop computers were missing. The complainants could not provide any serial numbers or more detailed descriptions of the missing items. A detective was notified, and the complainants were given victims' rights information and instructions for obtaining a copy of the report.

February 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hit and run victim still in hospital

Reginald Hubbert came home to Riceboro during his Christmas break from art school in San Francisco. Around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Hubbert was walking on the shoulder of Briar Bay Road when he was struck from behind by a Toyota Camry, allegedly driven by Henry James, also of Riceboro. More than three weeks later, Hubbert still is not out of the woods.

February 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Man dies playing Russian roulette

A Pembroke man died this morning after allegedly playing Russian roulette Wednesday afternoon.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


GSP, LCSO stop high-speed chase

A high-speed chase Monday morning through Liberty County landed an alleged Florida car thief in jail.

February 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 3

Jan. 13: Theft by taking - A Veterans Parkway man told police he and his wife were involved in a dispute, during which she began to slap and punch his face and took his phone. He said he didn't fight back but tried to restrain her. Later, the man said he came into contact with his wife at their lawyer's office. She reportedly took the keys out of the ignition of his car and threatened to throw them in a well. The responding officer noticed slight swelling and a scar on the complainant's lip. The complainant was given ...

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 3

Dec. 27: Matter of record - A Hinesville woman walked into the sheriff's office and told deputies her ex-husband had called from California about six years ago and had then threatened to bury her. The woman said she has had no contact with him since, but was told he was moving to the area. She requested a report because she fears for her safety.

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Blaze damages Long County home

A Woodlawn Drive home in Long County was damaged early Wednesday morning by a fire that began downstairs and traveled into the attic.

January 31, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Armed, dangerous suspect sought out of Pembroke

Pembroke Police are asking for help finding a 26-year-old man, who they consider armed and dangerous, in connection with a stabbing during an argument over a basketball game.

January 30, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Few problems from storm so far, ice still possible

Few problems were reported overnight in Liberty County, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges, but the storm is not over.

January 29, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storm warnings moved up

The National Weather Service moved up the start of its ice storm warning for our area over night. It is now to start at noon and run through 5 p.m. Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storm watch changed to ice storm warning

An ice storm warning has been issued for 5 p.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday by the National Weather Service.

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Snow, ice predicted for area

Cold air pushing down from the north and moist air coming up from the Gulf could make for some pretty crappy weather in our area over the next few days.

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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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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