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Bomb threats cleared in city

The bomb threat at the Hinesville Walmart has been cleared as of noon today, according to Hinesville Police Detective Lt. Loyd Slater.

February 12, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Update: Suspect arrested in drive-by shooting

A man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon at Waldo Pafford Elementary School.

February 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


School apparent target of drive-by shooting

Waldo Pafford Elementary School was the apparent target of a drive-by shooting about 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to Hinesville Police Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

February 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Two burglaries reported

Crimes reported to Hinesville Police include:

February 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Statewide tornado drill is Friday

The Liberty Emergency Management Agency is observing Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which runs through Friday. EMA Director Mike Hodges said that since the area is susceptible to a variety of natural disasters and severe weather is dangerous and can strike with little warning, it's important to prepare in advance. Each day during Severe Weather Preparedness Week focuses on a different type of threat faced by Georgians. Topics include:

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Authorities hunting RH armed robbery

The FBI and Bryan County and Richmond Hill police are looking for a man who robbed the Navy Federal Credit Union in Richmond Hill. Here's the press release from the FBI:

February 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Flushed pills prompt couple's fight

Missing pills recently prompted an argument between a Long County couple, which eventually required authorities to intervene.

February 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Toddler left in car outside gym, dad arrested

A Port Wentworth father has been arrested and charged with reckless conduct after leaving his child locked in a car in Hinesville on Jan. 26.

February 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Taser ends confrontation over movie ticket

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

February 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


HPD officer helps save baby's life

When Hinesville Police Officer Angela Reynolds pulled into the Hinesville Glass and Mirror parking lot in the 1100 block of West Oglethorpe Highway on Tuesday morning, she had no idea she would be saving the life of an infant born minutes earlier in the front seat of a family Chevy.

February 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities investigating apparent assault-suicide

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating what appears to be an aggravated assault and suicide that occurred sometime Saturday morning at a home on the 300 block of Springs Grove Road near Jesup.

January 31, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Stabbing victim identified

A Liberty County man was rushed to the hospital Sunday afternoon after he was stabbed during a domestic dispute.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Friday fire injures one, displaces three

A Long County man was injured as he escaped from his burning home Friday. Three people were displaced by the fire.

January 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle and Lewis Levine Correspondents | Public Safety


Meth-lab suspect caught

A man who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges was apprehended Monday by a team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies.

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Burglar may have left cell phone at scene

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Break-in at the EconoLodge on E. Oglethorpe Highway

Feb. 11 - Broken windows/criminal trespass - Officers responded to a Sequoia Circle residence in reference to criminal trespass. The complainant stated that someone shot a BB gun at her residence, breaking the front windows. HPD officers observed the broken windows and several BBs on the ground near the windows.

March 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Possession of cocaine, driving on suspended license

Feb. 11- Speeding, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude, driving without a valid license, possession of marijuana, failing to obey stop sign - An 18-year-old Midway man was stopped on Limerick Road after failing to stop at stop sign. He did not stop when the deputy turned on his lights and siren and was driving 55 mph in a 25 mph speed zone. The man lost control of his vehicle and nearly wrecked twice while trying to flee. When his Toyota Corolla skidded to a stop near Woods Drive, the deputy stopped in front of his vehicle so he couldn ...

March 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Former Liberty deputy injured on job at port

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy who now works security at the Georgia Ports Authority, was injured when he was struck by a tractor trailer there Monday, according to GSP Trooper Jamie Wilson.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Harassing phone calls to elderly woman

Feb. 8 : DUI/Speeding/Possession of open container - A Long County man was clocked doing 90 mph in a 55 zone and was pulled over next to Ward's Auto Body Shop off Highway 84.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Crash victim identified

The woman who died early Monday in a five-vehicle accident on I-95 has been identified as Vicki Persons, 62, of McIntosh County, according to GSP Trooper Quincy Melvin

March 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Wake swamps fisherman's boat

A man endured several hours slogging through a marsh Friday after the boat he was in was swamped by the wake of a larger boat that was passing.

February 27, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged wanted man sought

The Liberty County Sheriff Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted man.

February 27, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bomb threat at Long County High

Long County High School has been evacuated following a phone call claiming their was a bomb in the school.

February 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Surveillance shows person entering through drive-thru window

Jan. 5

February 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Texting may have caused fatal accident

The woman killed in a crash on I-95 Saturday has been identified as Emily Grubb, 19 from Poolesville, MD, and officials say she was apparently distracted by a text message when the accident happened.

February 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged shooter identified

The woman accused of firing a shot that nearly hit a sleeping woman in Hinesville about 6:30 a.m. Sunday has been identified as Neacie Blige, 51, according to HPD Det. Jeff Lui.

February 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Overloaded cord blamed for fire

An overloaded extension cord caused a fire that destroyed a Hinesville home Friday morning, displacing seven people.

February 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


I-95 crash near Midway kills woman

A woman was killed in a wreck on I-95 Saturday afternoon.

February 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire damages Hinesville home

A home on the 100 block of Thornbriar Drive was damaged when a fire swept through the single-story home Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged home-invasion shooter arrested, charged

Herbert Lewis, who allegedly shot a man during a home invasion in Walthourville last year, has been arrested and now faces three charges, including two aggravated assault.

February 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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