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Area officers receive valor awards

Three of four area law enforcement officers honored Thursday by the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire said they had never fired a weapon in the line of duty until confronted by a gunman last March. They all expressed deep regret over the suspect's loss of life and said they do not consider themselves heroes; rather, they said they were simply doing their jobs.

February 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety

Burn victim’s condition still unknown

There was no official update Tuesday on the condition of a 6-year-old boy who sustained burns Friday night at a backyard fire where friends and family members had gathered outside of a home in the 900 block of Primrose Lane in Hinesville.

February 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Stewart soldier drowns, memorial is planned

The body of 3rd Infantry Division soldier Cpl. Catlin May was recovered Saturday, from Fort Stewart recreational pond No. 28.

February 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Soldier escapee considered armed, dangerous

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier who escaped from law enforcement last week is to be considered armed and dangerous, warns the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Foul played ruled out in soldier's drowning

The body of Cpl. Catlin May, a 3rd ID soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, was recovered Saturday evening by installation emergency services from recreational Pond 28 on Fort Stewart.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Escaped soldier considered armed, dangerous

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Departments announced Monday that Pvt. Daniel Brazelton, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who escaped from custody Friday, is considered armed and dangerous.

February 15, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Soldier found dead in post pond

The body of a Fort Stewart Soldier was recovered Saturday night by installation emergency services from a recreational pond here after receiving a call from fishermen who witnessed the soldier falling into the water.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Two children, adult burned at bonfire

In what Hinesville Police Department Det. Kyle Larimore is calling an unfortunate accident, two children and one adult sustained burns after gasoline was used to expand a bonfire.

February 12, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Army, civilian law looking for escapee

Pvt. Daniel Brazelton, 3-15th Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, fled from custody Friday as he was being taken from Fort Stewart to Liberty County Jail, post officials reported Friday evening.

February 12, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Sheriff talks with residents about concerns

Sheriff Steve Sikes and his staff are ready to get the bad guys off the streets.

February 11, 2011 | Seraine page | Public Safety

Drug dealers get time in prison

SAVANNAH - Andre Jamaal Guyton of Ludowici was sentenced by District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. to 210 months imprisonment following his conviction on two counts of distributing controlled substances in Liberty County. The case was tried before Moore on Oct. 13 at the U.S. Courthouse in Savannah. The

February 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Local woman arrested in alleged meth sting

A Hinesville woman was among four people arrested Friday night in Coweta County in an undercover sting for allegedly selling methamphetamine.

February 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Melville Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Officers sport paint for charity

On Saturday, paintball enthusiasts and law enforcement agencies led the way in raising money for the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes. The event, called Cops and Robbers, was an eight-hour paintball battle at the Low Country Paintball Club in Long County. In addition to local paintball competitors, members from the Ludowici Police Department, Long County Sheriff's Office, Georgia State Patrol, Secret Service, MACE, ATF, FBI, Georgia Forestry Commission and the Department of Natural Resources also competed.

February 09, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Towers up at old airport, in Midway

The update of the public safety communications equipment is coming along as expected, according to county officials.

February 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety

High court weighs 'emotional' testimony in death penalty cases

ATLANTA - Just before a jury began debating how to punish the man convicted of killing her sister, Kellie Wiggins took the witness stand and urged them not to forget one thing about the victim: "No one gave compassion to her. No one fought for her life."

February 08, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety

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Ga. Driver Services, Revenue departments warn of email scam

The Georgia Department of Driver Services and the Georgia Department of Revenue are warning the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify ...

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Tips for Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is a great time to get your house prepared for fire prevention. Agent Lynn Bennett of The Bennett Agency would like to ...

October 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Arrest made in series of thefts from area vehicles

RICHMOND HILL - Police arrested a Savannah man Thursday and are looking for more suspects in a series of vehicle entries in Liberty, Bryan and Effingham ...

October 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Public Safety

Neighbor reportedly steals electric power

Recent crime reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 05, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Grand jury hands out indictments

The following were filed Sept. 15:

October 05, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Update: Jones not guilty in murder case

Terrence G. Jones was found not guilty on all 23 counts in a murder case stemming from a 2010 armed robbery that ended in a ...

October 03, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety

Update: Police foil bank robbery, name suspect

Police arrested a suspected bank robber Friday after a witness reported that one of the Ameris Bank branches in Hinesville was possibly being robbed.

October 02, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Caitlin Kenney Staff Writers | Public Safety

Afraid, not scorned

The woman described by Liberty County Public Defender Joshua Brockington as a scorned ex-girlfriend, took the stand offering a compelling account of what transpired the ...

September 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Lake George vehicle break-ins investigated

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating 40 vehicle break-ins that occurred in the Lake George community, Sheriff Steve Sikes said.

September 30, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Trial in 2010 Hinesville slaying begins

The trial of Terrence G. Jones started Tuesday morning inside courtroom C of the Liberty County Justice Center. Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay ...

September 29, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Murder trial stemming from cold case starts Tuesday morning

Two men and 12 women were selected to the jury and alternate panel for a murder trial set to start Tuesday morning in Liberty County ...

September 28, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Midway councilman claims speeding ticket is retaliation

Midway City Councilman Dr. Stanley Brown Sr. said during a hearing Thursday that his recent speeding citation is retaliation for speaking up about what he ...

September 26, 2015 | Tiffany King | Public Safety

Ludowici residents to get free emergency air-transport service

The Ludowici City Council recently voted to provide free emergency air-transport service to its residents.

September 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety

UPDATED: Highway 144 down to one lane because of broken down vehicle

UPDATE: As of 5:36 pm, traffic is back to normal, according to the Fort Stewart public affairs office.

September 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

HPD blotters

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September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

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