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Pembroke hires new police chief

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 15, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robbery at birthday party

Reports recently filed a the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fence doesn't make for good neighbors

Reports filed recently with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

January 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Mother seeks answers in son's death

In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.

January 13, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety


Electronics targeted in home burglaries

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three cars stolen in one night

One determined alleged car thief was busy Dec. 29, stealing vehicles from three different locations in Long County and Ludowici.

January 12, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Three robbery suspects arrested

A Thursday-night raid on a mobile home in Ludowici snagged three suspects wanted in connection with armed robberies in Liberty County, according to Sheriff Steve Sikes.

January 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Home burglaries reported in rural areas

Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Department include:

January 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


It's going to be cold tonight, Thursday

Freeze and wind chill advisories have been issued for tonight and tomorrow morning for our area, according to the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

January 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Theft reports include city water, private trees

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Job offer was apparently a scam

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Midway woman apparently strangled, beaten

Dana Ziegler of Midway had been strangled and beaten before she was found dead on Dec. 19.

January 03, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


S Bank in Hinesville robbed

The S Bank at 119 W. Gen. Screven Way was robbed Friday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Detective Joshua Heath. The suspect, a white male with bandage on his nose and chin wearing a light-blue, zip-up hooded jacket and jeans, entered the bank shortly after it opened at 9 a.m. and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

January 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Florida murder suspect arrested in Hinesville

Members of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Hinesville Police Department officers on Wednesday arrested a man wanted in connection with a Tampa, Florida, homicide last week.

December 31, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Aggressive driver almost strikes school bus

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

December 31, 2014 | 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


All-terrain vehicles stolen

Recent reports made to the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

May 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Car wedges under moving truck on I-95

A Florida woman can count her blessings this morning after she was dragged under a tractor trailer on northbound Interstate 95 in Liberty County.

May 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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