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Young drowning victim identified

A 23-month-old child drowned Friday in a private pond in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley.

June 16, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Sunday head-on crash involves Appling jail employee

At least one of three people injured Sunday afternoon wreck in Walthourville is in stable condition.

June 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Toddler drowns in Long County

A 23-month-old child has drowned in a private pond in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley.

June 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Domestic terror suspect to get new attorney

Alleged FEAR (Forever Enduring Always Ready) militia member and co-conspirator Heather Salmon went before Superior Court Judge Robert L. Russell III on Thursday at the Long County Courthouse in Ludowici. Salmon was in court to begin proceedings regarding her assignment of a new defense attorney in the December 2011 murder case of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

June 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Convicted child murderer denied new trial

A Riceboro woman currently serving a life sentence for murdering her toddler cousin was denied a new trial Monday, according to documents filed in public records at the Liberty County Justice Center.

June 13, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Some forecasts predict light hurricane season

Hurricane season has not affected the Liberty County area in recent years. In fact, the last major hurricane to hit Georgia happened over a century ago.

June 11, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for June 11

Here are some recent reports filed by deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

June 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Victim, alleged shooter spent much of day together

A 30-year-old man, who was shot Thursday, died in a Savannah hospital Saturday and the young woman accused of shooting him in the head, is expected to be charged with murder, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

June 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim dies

James Stewart, 30, died Saturday afternoon at a Savannah hospital after he had been shot Thursday, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

June 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged shooter denied bond

Marquana Adale Jasper, who is accused of shooting a man Thursday, has been denied bond.

June 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Gas leak briefly closes part of Veterans Parkway

Construction crews hit a gas line Friday afternoon around 5 p.m. near Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The northbound lanes of the road were closed for about 30 minutes while the line was repaired. The strong smell of gas drifted toward Oglethorpe Highway, but it remained open.

June 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim found in ditch

A Gum Branch man suffering from a bullet wound to the head was found in a ditch Thursday night near the intersection of Elim Road and Highway 196, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

June 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


5-car crash causes 84 traffic jam

A five-vehicle crash on Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington late Wednesday afternoon caused a major traffic jam at the height of rush hour.

June 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for June 5

Here are some of the recent reports filed by deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long law focusing on driving safety

The Long County Sheriff's Office and the Ludowici Police Department have stepped up patrols and road stops in recent weeks to support the Governor's Office of Highway Safety's Click-It-Or-Ticket campaign and Summer HEAT initiative.

June 05, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Long deputy completes training

FORSYTH - Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff's Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff adds, promotes personnel

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Chief Deputy Jon Long and jail administrator Jeff Hein officiated the swearing-in ceremony for several new deputies Wednesday morning at the Liberty County Justice Center.

September 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Ludowici thefts raise concerns, LPD gets new car

The Ludowici Police Department recently added another police car to its fleet.

September 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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