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Freeze warning issued for area

A freeze warning is in effect for Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long Counties. But no storms are predicted.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


H-ville man shot to death in Jesup

Area law-enforcement agencies are tight-lipped following the discovery of a Hinesville man's body Dec. 23 on Whaley Street in Jesup and a Christmas Eve shooting at the intersection of South West Broad and Cherry streets that injured three people.

December 31, 2013 | By Derby Waters Jesup Press-Sentinel | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Dec. 30

Dec. 14: Suspicious person - Scared by the sudden appearance of a man wearing a dark ski mask and trench coat outside her Barony Court home, a woman called her father, who quickly dispatched a 911 call. The woman said the man parked his car outside her home, walked at a fast pace to the front door and rang the doorbell. The man waited for 15 minutes before driving away. Police spoke with a neighbor who said he saw a man in a late-model Mazda park in front of the woman's house. The neighbor said it was a white male ...

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Arrest warrant alleges robbery

The Long County Sheriff's Office has gotten an arrest warrant for Collen Marie Covington, who has been indicted on charges of criminal trespass, stalking and burglary, according to LCSO Lt. Tom Sollosi. Anyone who has seen Covington or knows of her whereabouts should call a local law-enforcement agency or the Long County Sheriff's Office at 545-2118.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 27

Dec. 8: Driving with suspended license/tag light required/unsafe vehicle - A woman was stopped at Lewis Frasier Road in Midway when a deputy noticed a broken tag light on her Grand Prix. The deputy ran her information through the system and discovered she had a suspended license and was wanted in Bibb County. She was cited for faulty tag lights and unsafe vehicle and was taken to jail on a hold for the outstanding warrant.

December 27, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotters for Dec. 25

Dec. 13: Unlawful dumping - The owners of the Family Dollar Store on E.G. Miles Parkway called police to complain about someone using their company Dumpster to dispose of personal trash.

December 25, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


State cracking down on DUI

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has again rolled out its annual holiday campaign, "Operation Zero Tolerance," and that means one thing - law-enforcement officers around the state are out in full force to crack down on drunk drivers through the New Year's holiday.

December 24, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Purse-snatching reported Friday

A woman's purse was snatched shortly after 7 p.m. Friday while she was shopping in the Walmart plaza in the 700 block of W. Oglethorpe Highway. She said she was loading items into her vehicle when it happened.

December 24, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Arrest in Long County theft

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently arrested a Ludowici man for his alleged involvement in a burglary in the Rye Patch community. They are looking for a second suspect.

December 24, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


DOT suspends lane closures for holidays

JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that all scheduled and ongoing construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes in Southeast Georgia would be suspended for the holidays until 5 a.m. Jan. 2.

December 23, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman injured during home invasion

Two residents at Cypress Bend mobile home park in the 900 block of E.G. Miles Parkway were victims of a home invasion early Friday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Detective Jeff Lui.

December 23, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire displaces family days before Christmas

A fire heavily damaged the home of a Fort Stewart soldier and his family Sunday afternoon.

December 22, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County Courthouse closed for mold removal

The Long County Courthouse will be closed this week due to removal of recently discovered mold.

December 22, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Don't let grinches target you

Local police and security experts caution residents to be wary of greedy grinches out to steal Christmas this holiday season and are offering tips on how to lessen the risk of becoming a victim.

December 18, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 18

Dec. 1: Suspending driver's license, speeding - A 28-year-old Jacksonville man was stopped by an LCSO deputy at 1:17 a.m. for driving 95 mph in a 55 mph zone. A check of the man's Florida driver's license revealed it was suspended. He was arrested and charged with speeding and driving on a suspended license. His vehicle was towed.

December 18, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Peden, Salmon admit guilt in murders

Christopher Salmon and Anthony Peden, accused members of the F.E.A.R. militia, appeared in Long County court this morning and pleaded guilty in negotiated deals worked out with the state, according to prosecutor Isabel Pauley. They had been facing charges in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Prom Promise warns students of risks

Teens think they're invincible, that they'll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.

April 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


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