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Bus wreck sends eight to hospital

A wreck involving a Liberty County school bus and several vehicles occurred Tuesday morning before 8 a.m. on Highway 84 in Midway. Eight students were taken to the hospital via emergency medical services for evaluation, according to Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer. Other students may have been taken by parents to the hospital to be checked out.

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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October 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Meth sweep nets eight in two counties

A total of eight people are in custody following a Thursday morning drug bust in Bryan and Chatham counties that broke up a meth operation.

October 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


State cuts clog criminal justice system

ATLANTA - Prosecutors are forced to ignore misdemeanor violations to pursue more serious crimes. Judges are delaying trials to cope with layoffs and strained staffing levels. And in some cases, those charged with violent crimes, even murder, are set free because caseloads are too heavy to ensure they receive a speedy trial.

October 29, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


EMA offering classes to train weather spotters

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency needs weather spotters to assist them and the National Weather Service. In response to this need, EMA Deputy Director Larry Logan said his agency is offering special classes to train members of the community to spot and report weather conditions as they happen in their area.

October 29, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Oct. 22: A resident of Ralph Quarterman Drive reported a burglary in which several rooms were disturbed and $30 worth of chicken was stolen from her freezer.

October 29, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff looks to make night safer

Calling it a proactive move to provide children with a safe evening of trick-or-treating, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes announced Thursday that many registered sex offenders living in the county are required to attend a mandatory meeting from 5-8 p.m. Monday.

October 28, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man gets 25 years for wreck that killed teen

A Long County man who was charged with vehicular homicide in a 2009 wreck that killed a teenage boy was sentenced to 25 years Tuesday.

October 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Several Long Co. meth labs busted

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently made two methamphetamine drug busts and discovered what previously had been an active meth lab.

October 26, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Oct. 9: A Hinesville resident told police she was held against her will by a man who claimed she damaged his vehicle. When she went to the man's residence on Deerwood Court to deny the claim, the suspect reportedly tied her up and gagged her, then threatened to shave her head if she didn't tell the truth. The man then reportedly released her, saying he believed she didn't damage his vehicle. The woman told police she didn't want to press charges.

October 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sikes promotes deputies to corporals

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes on Monday promoted Deputies Jason Colvin and Matthew Marchand to the rank of corporal.

October 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tattnall County wreck kills five, leaves boy in critical condition

A two-car collision Thursday in Tattnall County killed five people and left a child in critical condition, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Denney Garner.

October 24, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Five dead in tragic Glennville accident

A two-car collision Thursday on Highway 144 in Tattnall County killed five people and left a child in critical condition, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Denney Garner.

October 21, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Murder case moving toward trial

The case against murder suspect Jason Howard appears to be moving toward a trial.

October 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hunters told not to dump carcasses

Archery and black powder hunting already are in full swing, and with firearms hunting season kicking off Saturday, area forests likely will be filled with hunters of all ages. As with every hunting season, officials already are concerned about hunters leaving deer carcasses in public places, according to Long County Commissioner Wallace Shaw.

October 21, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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Toddler drowns in Long Co.

A 19-month-old Long County child described as "an active country boy who enjoyed his hunting dogs, chickens, Mickey Mouse and anything outside," was found drowned ...

August 17, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Courier senior correspondent | Public Safety


Heat advisory issued again today

With temperatures expected to be in the mid to upper 90s and humidity at 50 percent and climbing to 80 percent over night, the National ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Raid at Long County store yields alleged drugs, shot-house sales

The Long County Sheriff's Office raided B's Corner Store uncovering alleged drugs and illegal alcohol sales Thursday.

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County toddler drowns

An 18-month-old Long County child was found drowned in a family pool Sunday morning.

August 13, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman fatally shot man in front of kids

It took a jury about an hour and a half Wednesday to find a woman guilty of aggravated assault and murder in the death of ...

August 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Bond reduction denied man accused of killing his mother

A judged refused during a hearing Monday to reduce bond on a Midway man who allegedly fatally shot his mother March 3 as they were ...

August 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Men knocked unconscious, woman steals wig

From Hinesville Police Department reports.

August 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Kids get mini-vacation with the law

A week shy of returning back to school, several children got to go fishing and bowling with law enforcement officers.

August 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Storm not expected to cause problems here

Tropical Storm Emily is not expected to have much effect on Coastal Georgia, according to weather forecasters.

July 31, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Georgia State Patrol wants you

Getting to know the folks in the community and looking to add to their numbers, troopers with Georgia State Patrol Post 11 in Hinesville held ...

July 30, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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