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Post exercise tests readiness

Fort Stewart conducted exercise "2009 Stewart Guardian" last Wednesday and, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the operation went well.

February 03, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Fort Stewart housing fire damages property

A fire consumed two families' personal belongings on Jan. 27 in the Southern Oaks housing area of Fort Stewart. No injuries were reported.

February 03, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Jan. 31

Jan. 20, Fraud, identity theft, Garden Circle

February 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Apparent Humvee joy ride lands reservist in jail

Army reservist Sean Aaron Johnson, 23, was arrested at 10:25 a.m. Monday and charged with grand theft (of a motor vehicle valued greater than $100,000) by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office in Florida. Johnson had allegedly stolen a Humvee from Fort Stewart and driven it across state lines. For more on the story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

January 29, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Sting nets 11 alleged narcotics suspects

A three-month, undercover investigation by the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, the Hinesville Police K-9 Unit and the Chatham County Sheriff's Department led to the arrest of 11 suspected drug dealers in December.

January 29, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Controlled burn season on Fort Stewart

Fort Stewart's Forestry Branch is continuing its most recent controlled burn season, which began in November.

January 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long fire department moves to part-time

According to members of the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department, the toughest part of their jobs is getting equipment to a fire in a timely manner. After a house fire is reported, firefighters say they must head to the fire station, pick up the fire truck and equipment and drive to the fire, by which time, the structure is usually fully engulfed.

January 27, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


HPD offers citizen's academy

For those who as children claimed they wanted to be police officers when they grew up, it's not too late. The Hinesville Police Department will hold a citizen's academy to teach residents what police officers do.

January 27, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Area getting new marshal

Steve Smith, a 28-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department and a decorated Vietnam War veteran, has been appointed by President Barack Obama as the U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Georgia, following U.S. Senate confirmation in December.

January 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldier found dead in barracks

A soldier's body was found Friday night in a barracks on Fort Stewart, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson.

January 25, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Minor injuries in Thursday wreck

Pieces of shattered glass illuminated the ground Thursday night as Hinesville police officers responded to a three-car crash involving a Bradwell Institute student.

January 25, 2010 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Public Safety


Car stolen from side of road, scrapped

An Allenhurst woman discovered her car was sold for scrap and crushed after it was stolen earlier this month.

January 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


America's Most Wanted features local case

A Long County woman missing for more than two years will be featured in a segment on "Americas Most Wanted" on Saturday.

January 22, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bicyclist hit on 196 in fair condition

Tony Jamel Walker, who was struck by a sport utility vehicle last week while riding his bicycle across Highway 196, is listed in fair condition.

January 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


DA unhurt in blow-out crash

Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden crashed his 2006 Ford Crown Victoria into a fence off Highway 196 in Gum Branch while on his way to work Monday morning.

January 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | 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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