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New Year's relatively quiet here

Although fireworks-related injuries on New Year's Eve usually are par for the course throughout the United States, Liberty County didn't have any incidents that involved people being rushed to the emergency room.

January 05, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Public Safety


Bogus exercise equipment seized

SAVANNAH - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they intercepted and seized 1,783 pieces of counterfeit exercise equipment imported from China at the port of Savannah.

January 04, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Officials step up DUI patrols

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office's warning is clear: Absolutely do not drink and drive this weekend.

December 31, 2010 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Apparent kidnapping ends in Liberty

A woman was forced into the trunk of her car Wednesday night in Richmond Hill and driven to Liberty County, according to police.

December 31, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici PD has first female investigator

Many years ago, Long County law enforcement entities primarily were known for speed traps. They've come a long way, though. Today, both the Long County Sheriff's Office and the Ludowici Police Department have shed that image and have established themselves as professional departments respected in the surrounding area and in the state.

December 30, 2010 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman reportedly abducted in Richmond Hill

A woman was reportedly forced into the trunk of her car Wednesday night in Richmond Hill and driven to Liberty County, according to police.

December 30, 2010 | Hallie D. Martin hmartin@bryancountynews.net | Public Safety


Fleming, Riceboro post offices robbed

Two post offices - one in Riceboro, one in Fleming - were both robbed and vandalized between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

December 29, 2010 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Russian roulette ends in tragedy

Hinesville Police Department detectives are investigating a game of Russian roulette that reportedly turned deadly early Friday morning.

December 29, 2010 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Teenager wounded by gunfire

An altercation over a girl may have led to the shooting of a teenager Tuesday night in Hinesville.

December 24, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Dec. 24

Dec. 15: • Cruelty to an animal, Timber Ridge Trail

December 24, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Officials stress fire safety

Between rising utility costs and shrinking incomes, more people are exploring alternate means of heating their homes. However, when folks misuse electric appliances or are careless around open flames they risk starting fires. Local fire investigators offered these tips for keeping safe this Christmas and all winter long.

December 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff Writer | Public Safety


Fire claims Long family's home, gilfts

A vacationing Long County man lost his home and his family's Christmas presents when his residence on the 200 block of Archer Road, just off Elam Road, was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.

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


Ludowici officer cleared in shooting

A Ludowici police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing regarding his actions in the recent apprehension and nonfatal shooting of a burglary suspect.

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


Driver arrested for fatal wreck

The driver involved in a fatal accident on Oct. 19 has been arrested without incident and charged with first degree vehicular homicide.

December 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two more arrests for Long burglaries

Two men were arrested this week for an Oct. 30 home invasion and armed robbery in Ludowici; one of them also is a suspect in a Dec. 7 break-in. Two other suspects in the Oct. 30 incident are still on the loose and one is considered armed and dangerous.

December 17, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Ludowici woman dies in Florida hospital after accident

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction. An earlier version of this online article incorrectly listed Rita Simmons Deen ...

May 29, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Rabies clinics in Long County Saturday

Long County will host two rabies clinics Saturday.

May 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Wayne County football coach, wife charged with theft

Jody Grooms, the former head coach of Wayne County High School's football team, and his wife, Sharon Grooms, a former teacher at Arthur Williams ...

May 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Police: Man flees officers in Allenhurst, is run over by his vehicle

A Liberty County deputy patrolling the St. Johns Road area in Allenhurst around 3 a.m. Saturday following a rash of vehicle break-ins spotted a ...

May 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


House fire displaces Hinesville family

An early Saturday morning fire has displaced a Hinesville family.

May 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici Police Blotter

Recent reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department include:

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Officers say they intercepted contraband headed to prison

Long County authorities believe they intercepted drugs and cellphones that two women were trying to get to prisoners at the Long State Prison.

May 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Second Long County mobile home burns

Firefighters were called to the scene of another mobile home fire in Long County on Wednesday afternoon, the second this week.

May 18, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


1 injured in Hinesville shooting

An altercation between two men Monday morning sent one to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

May 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hurricane Preparedness Week runs through Saturday

ATLANTA - National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs through Saturday, and officials are urging residents to use the time to get prepared.

May 16, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire damages mobile home in northeastern Long County

Long County and Gum Branch firefighters fought a structure fire Monday at Diggers Farm on Marcus Nobles Road.

May 16, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Movie prop bills being passed as real

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

May 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville man arrested in child predator sting

A Hinesville man was one of 18 men arrested in Glynn County as part of "Operation Riptide," which targeted online child predators, the Georgia Bureau ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Woman's leg broken when pickup careens off wreck and hits her

A Hinesville woman, who was loading up items from a yard sale at the Hinesville American Legion Post Saturday, was injured when a small pickup ...

May 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Long County

A 72-year-old woman riding a bicycle shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday was injured when she was struck by a passing motorist on Rye Patch ...

May 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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