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Keep kids safe on Halloween

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays for children because they can dress up in costumes and act out of character. However, as the sun goes down and trick-or-treaters start roaming the streets of your neighborhood, there are several things to worry about as a parent or guardian. Potentially hazardous costumes or accessories, tainted candy and crossing the street at night without supervision are only a few concerns that should be addressed prior to a child leaving the house.

October 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Two men arrested in teen's death

Hinesville police officers executed a raid Thursday night at a home in the 400 block of Willow Oak Lane in connection with the Wednesday shooting death of Rodtavis Platt.

October 11, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Teen victim of drive-by identified

A shooting Wednesday on Welborn Street in Hinesville left a teenager dead and police are searching for a suspect, according to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Alexander Shirah.

October 08, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


County OKs $630,000 police radio tower

Liberty County Commission members gathered Tuesday for their monthly meeting to discuss ongoing business items on the agenda.

October 08, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Public Safety


Drive-by shooting leaves one dead

A drive-by shooting in Hinesville Wednesday night has left one man dead.

October 07, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Corporal completes DUI training course

Corporal Sascha Krumnow of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office completed a DUI detection and standardized field sobriety testing course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Midway man critical after bike wreck

SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating an accident that shut down Highway 17 northbound at Highway 204 for more than two hours Thursday morning and injured a Midway man.

October 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Body found in Long County

A body was found around 11 a.m. Wednesday on Tower Road in Long County, law enforcement officials confirmed. No identification has been made and officials could not say whether the body is that of Lori Arrowood, 42, who recently was reported missing from her Gum Branch home.

September 29, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Mother of 2-year-old, who was shot, charged with cruelty

The mother of a 2-year old child who was shot Thursday in Long County was arrested Saturday.

September 29, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Two dead, child injured in Long shooting

A shooting Thursday at a mobile home in Long County left two men dead, a 2-year-old girl in serious condition and her mother injured.

September 25, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman charged with theft from Liberty merchants

SAVANNAH - Jacqueline Denise Brown, 44, formerly of Hinesville, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of mail fraud and identity theft for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from Liberty County merchants to whom she may have passed fraudulent checks.

September 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


LCSO looking for two men for questioning

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is searching for two people of interest stemming from an incident on Sept. 2 at the Sherlock Self Storage in Fleming.

September 24, 2010 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Sept. 24

• Sept. 13: Terroristic threats, E. Oglethorpe Highway

September 24, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Child injured in Long County shooting

Authorities swarmed a mobile home on Rye Patch Road in Long County on Thursday evening where, according to Long County Chief Deputy Robert Berry, two men were killed, a 2-year-old child was shot and the child's mother was injured.

September 24, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man allegedly pays $200 to be shot

Law enforcement officers say a man who was found shot last month in a Long County wildlife management area paid a convicted felon $200 to kill him.

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


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GBI investigates theft of construction equipment in Liberty County

A large amount of stolen equipment has been recovered in Liberty County after a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring.

June 13, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged with murder in Walthourville shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Walthourville was charged with felony murder Friday, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

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


Long County man arrested in Glennville arson

A Long County man has been charged with four counts of arson in connection with the early Sunday fire that destroyed four downtown Glennville businesses.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged in Walthourville fatal shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with the early Wednesday shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Walthourville.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Training helps Liberty County officers better deal with people in crisis

Local law-enforcement officers received mental health awareness training this week.

June 07, 2016 | Tiffany King | Public Safety


Boy, 9, steals hearts across Hinesville

The Hinesville Fire Department, which is made up of men and women who put their emotions in check when dealing with tragedy, shed tears last ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Glennville fire ruled arson; reward offered

A fire destroyed four businesses on Barnard Street in downtown Glennville early Sunday, and authorities said Tuesday that it has been ruled arson.

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Charges filed in Hinesville wreck, officer scuffle

Charges ranging from traffic violations to theft and destruction of government property have been filed against two women involved in a traffic accident in Hinesville ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Colin soaks the area

Tropical Storm Colin proved to be a big rainmaker for Liberty and Long counties, but the region was spared from major damage.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Identities released in Hinesville vehicle-motorcycle crash

The identities of the people involved in the Sunday night wreck that ended up in a confrontation with police and an injured motorcyclist were released ...

June 06, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ex trying to exact revenge with alleged nude photos

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police Department officers include:

June 06, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fox in Midway area tests positive for rabies

A fox that showed signs of aggression toward residents on Jerico Marsh Road in Midway has tested positive for rabies, according to the Liberty County ...

June 06, 2016 | Special to the News | Public Safety


UPDATE: Minor flooding reported in Hinesville; Colin about to make Florida landfall

11 p.m. update

June 06, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


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