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Fish kills prompts $1M agreement

ATLANTA - A textile firm must spend $1 million on improvement projects in the Ogeechee River watershed to settle pollution violations that were discovered as officials investigated the sudden deaths of nearly 39,000 fish.

September 22, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Sept. 7: A sports bar on E.G. Miles Parkway received a counterfeit $50 bill from a customer. Police responding to the report spoke to the customer, who told officers he was unaware the bill was counterfeit.

September 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Four hurt in wreck on Elim Church Road

Four women were injured in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Elim Church and Lee Place roads Saturday night, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Shane Middleton. All four victims were transported to local hospitals.

September 22, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Counterfeit bills spotted in Hinesville

Shoppers and cashiers, check your currency.

September 21, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Midway Motel damaged by blaze

A well-known Midway business was damaged early Tuesday morning. The Midway Motel, which has been in operation for more than 30 years in the 200 block of North Coastal Highway, was damaged by a fire that gutted the living and operating section of the motel, Midway Fire and Rescue Chief Terrell Chipp said. No one was hurt.

September 21, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Kittens shot with BB gun

A Fort Stewart soldier has been charged with shooting a neighbor's cats in Hinesville on Friday. He was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

September 19, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Motorcycle driver airlifted after crash

A soldier was airlifted to Savannah after she was struck by a vehicle and thrown off her motorcycle Tuesday afternoon.

September 17, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 5: A grocery store on E.G. Miles Parkway reported receiving a counterfeit $10 bill from a customer. Police confiscated the bill.

September 17, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Two found dead in Savannah this morning

SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham police say they found two men dead within three blocks of each other in west Savannah.

September 16, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Eight shot, wounded in 4 hours in Macon

MACON - City leaders in Macon say they're trying to come up with a plan to stop a recent spree of gun and gang violence.

September 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Gas from soda fountain blamed for death

SAVANNAH - Carbon dioxide piped through gas lines to a soda fountain leaked in a McDonald's in Georgia and sickened 10 people, including a woman who later died after being found unconscious in a restroom, police said Wednesday.

September 15, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 1: A rental store employee reported finding suspicious documents on the hard drive of a laptop that was surrendered for nonpayment. The documents included blank Social Security forms and templates for a Florida driver's license.

September 15, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Local first responders honored at Long County 9/11 ceremony

Long County residents commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and honored local first responders Saturday at First Baptist Church of Ludowici. Associate Pastor Durwood Miller welcomed the crowd and talked to those in attendance about how Sept. 11, 2001, changed the United States. Pastor Eric Rentz also addressed the group.

September 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Justice center crash suspect hospitalized

A man charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor after he allegedly attempted to drive his car into the Liberty County Justice Center is being held in a nearby hospital and was denied bond, authorities said.

September 14, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Georgians can list medical conditions on licenses

ATLANTA - Motorists with medical conditions can now opt to list them on the back of their Georgia driver's license or state identification card.

September 13, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


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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


Restaurant Sanitation Scores, July 13

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in June by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

July 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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