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Fire destroys condos in Hinesville

No one was injured but several families were displaced after a structure fire broke out Thursday morning at a Hinesville condominium complex. Units from the Hinesville and Fort Stewart fire departments battled the blaze in the middle section of a two-story structure at Magnolia Place Condos.

October 07, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Anonymous caller thwarts robbery

An accused armed robber was taken by surprise twice Wednesday night when he tried to make off with a bag of cash from a Hinesville business.

October 07, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 17: Officers arrested a Hinesville man for driving under the influence after a witness called in to report an erratic driver near Bacon Drive and Mahoney Road. The driver failed field sobriety tests but would not submit to a breathalyzer test.

October 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


City amps up mosquito control

The city of Hinesville currently is developing a new mosquito control program that will include improved methods of trapping and tracking mosquitoes.

October 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Phone scammer working area

A South Bryan resident is offering a warning to others after he received a call from someone who tried to scam him out of his credit card number.

October 04, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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October 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


LCSO nets $5 million drug bust

Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a routine traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 95 and ended up uncovering 17.9 pounds of crystal meth with an estimated street value of $5 million.

October 03, 2011 | by Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 21: A grocery store on Highway 196 reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill from a customer. A store associate told police the customer left after attempting to get change from the bill.

October 01, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


$5M worth of meth seized on I-95

Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a routine traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 95 and ended up uncovering 17.9 pounds of crystal meth with estimated street value of $5 million.

September 30, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Ex-firefighter pleads guilty to arson

A former city of Walthourville firefighter pleaded guilty to third-degree arson to land Monday in Liberty County Superior Court. According to public records, Julian Adkins waived a formal indictment by the grand jury and entered his guilty plea in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Charles Rose.

September 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Challenge showcases area firefighters

Two firefighters from the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department competed in the third annual Southeast Georgia Firefighter Combat Challenge last week.

September 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Execution sparks eyewitness debate

SAVANNAH - Before he was executed in Georgia last week, Troy Davis brought worldwide attention to his case by challenging the trustworthiness of bystanders who said they saw him shoot a police officer. Davis lost the battle to spare his life, but experts say his case adds fuel to an already-simmering debate over how much weight courts should give to eyewitness testimony.

September 27, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 15: A resident of Taylor Road reported his military gear missing after he and his sister moved out of their former residence. The man told police he wasn't sure if the gear, worth $1,600, was moved by his sister, who now lives in Florida in an unknown location.

September 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Campaign to find missing children

The 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run's Race to Recover America's Missing Children will visit Coastal Chevrolet in Savannah from noon-2:30 p.m. Monday.

September 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Sheriff’s office launches new website

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes launched the department's new website Monday, saying it was time to catch up on current technology and offer a more user-friendly reference for folks in the community. The department contracted with a website designer, and LCSO Chief Deputy Keith Moran used his technology skills to develop the site's content.

September 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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Woman allegedly cashed check after depositing it

Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 26, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tank work to drop water pressure in western Liberty County

Correction: During the July 21 city council meeting, updated information was provided that the work was going to be delayed for several months. The Coastal ...

July 23, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police give advice on how to respond during traffic stop

With the backdrop of several high-profile fatal shootings by - and of - police officers across the nation in recent weeks, the Hinesville Police Department hosted a ...

July 23, 2016 | By Lewis Levine and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Mosquito control contractors need state license

Enjoy the outdoors this summer and help stop the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses by following these tips from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Commissioner ...

July 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


1.6 million gallons of wastewater spills into Taylors Creek

An electrical failure at the city of Hinesville's wastewater treatment plant led to more than a million gallons of partially treated wastewater to spill ...

July 22, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Hinesville murder suspect arrested in Camden County

The man who was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Fort Stewart soldier's spouse in Hinesville has been arrested, police said.

July 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Georgia Power offers tips to stay safe during summer storms

ATLANTA - As summer storms routinely bring heavy rains and high winds to Georgia, Georgia Power monitors the changing weather around the clock and says it ...

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Grand Jury Indictments July 13-16

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Wreck backs up traffic on Hwy. 84

An accident with injuries is backing up traffic near Liberty County High School.

July 21, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


June courts-martial: Four Fort Stewart soldiers convicted of sexual abuse of children

The following is a list of June courts-martial from the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Fort Stewart. Information was obtained from the U.S. Army ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


FEMA updates mobile app as hurricane season heats up

ATLANTA - With FEMA's updated free app, you can get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation.

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Social media posts get scrutiny

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 19, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici Police Department blotters

Reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department June 29 through July 7 include:

July 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County ranger wins DNR Law Enforcement Torch Award

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division announced earlier this week that Ranger 1st Class Patrick Gibbs, who is assigned to ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police issue BOLO for fatal shooting suspect

The Hinesville Police Department issued a "be on the lookout" alert for the man suspected of fatally shooting the spouse of a Fort Stewart soldier ...

July 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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