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Safety class required of teen drivers now online

The Georgia Department of Driver Services recently created a new Internet option for the state-mandated teenage Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program. eADAP will provide an additional solution for teens who are unable to obtain the traditional classroom ADAP course.

April 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici officers earn awards

A Ludowici Police Department officer and a former officer recently were recognized for their work to keep the roads safe from impaired drivers.

April 07, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici woman on trial for allegedly scalding child to death

April 07, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville, mayor applaud firefighters feat

Hinesville firefighters Charles Helton and Robert Caslen were recognized for heroism in the line of duty Thursday by city officials during a medal ceremony at Hinesville City Hall.

April 06, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Long County makes meth lab arrest

Long County authorities have apprehended a suspect in connection with a Sunday morning meth lab explosion and fire in Ludowici.

April 02, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Bryan deputy hurt in Florida wreck

Bryan County Sheriff's Department Deputy Donnie Thomas suffered critical injuries from a motorcycle wreck in Florida earlier in the month. He was transferred from Florida to Savannah's Memorial Hospital last week.

April 01, 2010 | By Ross Blair Special to the Courier | Public Safety


ATV law run over in rural areas

Despite a 2007 ruling from Georgia's attorney general that addresses the use of all-terrain vehicles on public roads, residents of rural eastern Liberty County say sheriff's deputies won't cite ATV users who are violating state law.

March 31, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety


Gunfire erupts at Midway party of 200

March 31, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Mobile gambling set up busted

  1. Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators shut down a mobile gambling operation Tuesday after receiving complaints about dice games and cash payouts.
Five Ludowici men operating a mobile gaming trailer parked at a convenience store on U.S. 301 South across from Ogeechee Technical College had set up shop, apparently offering stuffed animals as prizes, but in reality handing cash out to winners, said Capt. Todd Hutchens, Bulloch County Sheriff's chief investigator.

March 29, 2010 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Volunteer first responder up for prizes

Liberty County has a first responder in the running for America's Most Wanted All Star contest.

March 26, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Suspect killed during traffic stop

March 24, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for March 24

• March 4, Statutory rape, 302 W. Gen. Stewart Way

March 24, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Officer shoots suspect in Midway

A suspect was apparently hit by a bullet fired by a lawman in Liberty County Monday afternoon shortly after 4 p.m.

March 23, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Traffic stop in Ludowici leads to drug arrests

A Claxton man riding in a car stopped by a Long County police officer last week in Ludowici for not having headlights on eventually was arrested for drug possession.

March 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 21

• March 7, Mental subject, 1000 Islands Highway, Midway

March 22, 2010 | Staff report | 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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