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Daytime crime on rise

Although people are normally on the lookout for burglaries and break-ins during night hours, Hinesville residents need to be aware of a recent string of daytime burglaries.

December 13, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Two Long County teens injured in accident

A Long County teenager had to be airlifted to a Savannah hospital Sunday after the four-wheeler he rode collided with a van on Stewart Hodges Loop. According to Long County Sheriff's Department deputies, the van and the four-wheeler collided head on at about 1 p.m. Sunday. The driver of the four-wheeler, a 16-year-old boy, hit the windshield of the van, while his passenger, a 14-year-old girl, was thrown off the vehicle. Neither teen wore a helmet. Both teens were taken to Memorial Health Medical Center, the boy by LifeStar, the girl by ambulance.The driver of the van ...

December 09, 2008 | Staff reports | Public Safety


Businessman backs volunteer firefighters

Hinesville Liberty Tire & Brake owner Danny Wedincamp recently donated $500to the Eastern District Fire and Rescue Department.

December 06, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire leaves mother, son with nothing

LUDOWICI - A Long County woman and her 3-year-old son, have lost everything and are homeless after a fire near Glennville Thursday morning.

December 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Juvenile arrested after threats at school

Six days after threatening to shoot people at Bradwell Institute a 16-year-old male student was arrested and charged with terroristic threats according to HPD Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

December 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Long's 911 rebuilding after spring storm

According to Long County Commissioner Mike McGowan, an architect and the final plans for the new communication center in Darien were nearly finalized at a Long County E-911 meeting last month

December 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


More arrests for drugs

Nov.8 Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies, patrolling the area around Dunlevie Road, stopped Cordere Wilcox because his car was allegedly weaving. MACE agents were called to assist when the deputies said Wilcox was found in possession of 17 Xanaflex pills. Deputies said Wilcox stepped out of the car and gave the impression he was about to flee, but reconsidered and began to cooperate.

December 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


MACE bust finds high-powered pot

Nov. 1

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Motorcycle crash kills Midway man

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Trey Miller, Efrain Lozada-Gonzalez, 43, was killed in a motorcycle accident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 84 not far from Bill Carter Road in Midway.

November 29, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Teens lead officers on high-speed chase

LUDOWICI - An officer's attempt to cite someone for night hunting in Long County turned into a high-speed chase through a large portion of the county.

November 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robber being sought in R Hill

The Richmond Hill Police Department is asking the public for help in finding an alleged armed robber.Here's the press release: "The Richmond Hill Police Department is seeking information in regards to an armed robbery that occurred on Nov. 9 around 6:15-6:30 p.m. The robbery occurred at Motel 6 in Richmond Hill. The suspect was described as a black male, between 5 feet, 10 inches 6 feet, 2 inches, with a thin build. He was wearing a black ski cap, black sweater, and black pants. He was brandishing a black revolver.

Anyone with information please contact ...

November 26, 2008 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


GBI investigating Pembroke death

Authorities reportedly believe a Pembroke man has been murdered.

November 26, 2008 | By Gina Sutherland Bryan County News | Public Safety


Accident claims second life

A second life was claimed as the result of a single-vehicle accident on Oct. 29, off Brights Lake Road outside of Flemington.

November 22, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pre-schoolers get fire safety demonstration

As part of October's National Fire Prevention Month campaign, the Walthourville Volunteer Fire Department made sure even the community's youngest citizens knew the fire response basics Oct. 22 during a presentation at the Greater Expectations daycare center.

November 18, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Man hit crossing 84

An, as yet, unidentified man was hit by a car Friday night as he was crossing Highway 84 in front of the Starlight Lounge.

November 18, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 3: Burglary - A Fleming man told deputies that when he left his Sand Dollar Drive home at 4 p.m. one day, and returned at

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 1: Obstruction/public drunk - A Fort Stewart man told police he lost his driver's license at a local sports bar/pool hall and could not get onto Fort Stewart without it. He complained that a sheriff's deputy who was working security would not help him find his license.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Flu-related death in Glynn County

CHATHAM COUNTY – The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Area's storm watch lifted

The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warch for Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties.

February 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tag-reader credited with more arrests

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has one patrol vehicle equipped with a new device that is paying off. The Tag Reader System was key in a drug bust earlier this week on I-95.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


One killed, seven injured by train in Jesup

One member of a Savannah-based Meddin Studios film crew shooting the Greg Allman biopic, "Midnight Rider," was killed in a train accident around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Jesup, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office Investigator Joe Gardner. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel. Seven others were injured, one of whom was taken by helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where her condition is unknown.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RH ranked among safest Georgia cities

Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia's 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.

February 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart will be burning nearly 1,200 acres of underbrush in forests on the post today, according to a release from its public affairs office.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Escaped inmate caught in Texas

A former Fort Stewart soldier who escaped with a second inmate from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 17 was arrested Saturday in Texas.

February 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Ex-priest gets 7 years for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.

February 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters

Feb. 3

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Missing Midway teen found safe

Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar's missing 16-year-old daughter, Alexis Maureen Morningstar, was found safe Friday morning in a Jacksonville department store and has been returned to her mother.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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