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Citizen’s police academy starting

The Liberty County Sheriff's Department is launching a citizen's academy to improve understanding of how the department works and to foster relations with residents.

May 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fight, arrest spurs school lockdown

Liberty Elementary School in Midway was locked down and a ceremony put on hold last Wednesday when a man wanted for warrants was arrested inside the school.

May 29, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


LCSO blotter

May 12: Criminal trespass - A Richmond Hill man reported the air-conditioning window unit was stolen from a business in the 4000 block of East Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The complainant said the theft occurred sometime between 11 p.m. May 11 and 11 a.m. May 12.

May 28, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO blotter

May 11: Criminal trespass - A deputy was dispatched to Highway 196 East and Willie Dixon Road in Fleming after a complainant reported that someone was stealing scrap metal from a residence. The suspect was still on the scene when the deputy arrived, and he said he saw the abandoned house and figured it would be OK to take the scrap metal. The suspect said the only thing he took from the property was some steel and that other items in his truck had been taken from where he works at Hernandez Collision Center in Savannah. The suspect was arrested and ...

May 27, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man arrested for cocaine trafficking

A Hinesville man was arrested during a routine traffic stop Sunday in Ludowici and charged with trafficking cocaine.

May 27, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Concerns about firefighter gear not limited to Ga.

ATLANTA - Federal officials have been investigating air packs worn by DeKalb County firefighters, who say they've been left gasping for air while fighting fires.

May 24, 2012 | The Associated Press | Public Safety


LCSO blotter

May 7: Found property - Residents in the 100 block of Tideland Road in Midway reported finding a small boat under their boat ramp. The boat was described as a West Marine Zodiac with a 4-horse-power Yamaha engine.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Additional murder charges filed for Fleming stabbing

More charges have been levelled against Travon Walthour and Jonathan Robertson, who allegedly stabbed Terry Wilson Floyd Jr. to death Jan. 21 in Fleming.

May 22, 2012 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


LCSO blotter

May 4: Aggravated assault - A man in the 90 block of Butter Blount Road in Fleming reported that he had been stabbed with a pocket knife. Several witnesses said that after a responding deputy left a call down the street, four people walked toward the 90 block and began yelling and enticing people to come out and fight. Three more people walked outside, and an altercation ensued, with some men spraying the other people with either mace or wasp poison or both before escalating to physical contact and the stabbing. A passerby said she had driven up on the crowd ...

May 22, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Law-enforcement agencies meet in Ludowici

The Ludowici Police Department recently sponsored a luncheon for the Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network.

May 21, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Bond set for alleged child killer

A Fort Stewart soldier, currently in jail for allegedly killing a 3-year-old Hinesville girl, was granted bond Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

May 19, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fire leaves Gum Branch family homeless

A fire destroyed a doublewide mobile home in Gum Branch early Wednesday, leaving a family of six homeless.

May 19, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


LCSO blotter

May 2: Theft by taking - The Liberty County Road Department reported that diesel fuel was taken from two tractors parked at the intersection of Islands Highway and Dorchester Village Road in Midway.

May 19, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter

May 7: Armed robbery - A Fort Stewart soldier reported being assaulted and robbed in Hinesville around 4 a.m. as he was walking on Madison Drive.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotter

May 1: Theft by taking - The Love of Jesus Ministry Church, 5195 Highway 196 W, reported its RUUD air-conditioning unit, valued at $3,000, was stolen between April 29 and May 1. The copper wiring and tubes going from the unit to the building were cleanly cut. The case was handed to investigators.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Nuclear plant's safety discussed at meeting

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of the Hatch Nuclear Power Plant during an open house from 4-6 p.m ...

April 19, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD Reports

From Hinesville Police Department reports. Editor's note: Due to computer issues at the city, reports have been unavailable in recent weeks. They are back ...

April 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Child critical after collision with pickup

A 9-year-old boy was critically injured Tuesday when he was riding a bike south of Riceboro and was hit by a pickup.

April 18, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One dead, another injured after domestic dispute

Liberty County authorities are searching for a 41-year-old man in connection with a homicide and the injury of another person in Walthourville early Thursday.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Early forecast calls for 6-8 hurricanes

When Liberty County Emergency Management Deputy Director emailed a graphic with the 2018 hurricane forecast, he added a caveat.

April 09, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murder suspect gets $1M bond

The man accused of fatally shooting James Caswell Jones had bond set at $1 milllion on March 19, by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert ...

April 02, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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