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Train derails in Jesup

A CSX train derailed Thursday in Jesup, injuring one railroad employee, according to Jesup Fire Department Chief Billy Brantley.

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


HPD blotter

July 16: Officers stopped a vehicle on West Oglethorpe Highway that reportedly was involved in a Long County burglary. They recovered several pills that were determined to be oxycodone, a schedule 2 narcotic. The driver and passenger both were charged with possession and intent to distribute. Officers also recovered a crystalline substance suspected to be methamphetamine during a search of the vehicle.

July 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Driver rattled but not injured after lumber truck overturns

Accident responders investigate the scene where a Savannah-bound Wall Timber truck overturned while making a left turn from Highway 196 onto Highway 17 at 5:26 p.m. Monday.

July 27, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


LCSO busts Riceboro copper thief

One man was arrested Friday evening when Liberty County Sheriff deputies reportedly caught him in the process of taking copper wires from a Coastal EMC sub-station Friday in Riceboro.

July 27, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Local fire flares up again

Numerous residents of Happy Acres Mobile Home Park were asked to evacuate their homes as the Terrell Mill Pond fire flared up within yards of the MHP and nearby dwellings Monday evening.

July 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Office appreciates life after brush with death

Many people have to face the possibility of their own mortality before they ever realize just how important life is. But for one Ludowici Police Department officer, his perspective changed after responding to a burglary call in December.

July 25, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged Cay Creek stabber ID'd

A Fort Stewart soldier was identified but there still is no information regarding motive in a double stabbing incident that took place near the Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center on Wednesday morning.

July 25, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Liberty chamber members learn how to protect businesses during disaster

Mike Hodges told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members their No. 1 priority in preparing their businesses for a disaster or emergency is to help keep their employees safe.

July 23, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Peace officer class named in honor of late Sheriff Don Martin

SAVANNAH - Ten students will graduate from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy at its spring completion ceremony Aug. 8 in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah campus.

July 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Alleged Midway PD threats spur investigation

The Midway Police Department says it is opening an investigation into threats made against its officers, Chief Kelli Morningstar and family members.

July 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Stabbing victims found near Cay Creek

Police are looking at a Fort Stewart soldier as a person of interest in the stabbing death of a Midway man.

July 22, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Two people found stabbed in Midway

Two people were found stabbed at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center on Charlie Butler Road in Midway, according to Midway Fire Chief Terrell Chipp.

July 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

July 12: A resident of Birchfield Drive reported a burglary in which two boxes of military gear and personal clothing were taken while she was in the process of moving out.

July 21, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Attorneys question lethal injection drug

ATLANTA - Lawyers for a Georgia man scheduled to be executed this week have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop it, saying the drug authorities plan to use caused "needless suffering" when it was administered to another death row inmate.

July 19, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Car tag voting resumes online

ATLANTA - The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design.

July 19, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


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Hinesville Pizza Hut robbery suspect is denied bond

A 29-year-old Hinesville man was denied bond Monday in Magistrate Court in connection with the Saturday armed robbery of a local Pizza Hut.

June 28, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


5 arrested in Liberty County equipment theft ring

Five men were arrested Tuesday in connection with a Georgia Bureau Investigation probe into a possible equipment-theft ring, the GBI announced.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


UPDATE: Man dies, woman in critical condition after pickup flips in Gum Branch

A man died Monday, and his female passenger was in critical condition, after a single-vehicle accident in Gum Branch Saturday morning.

June 27, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Single-vehicle accident in Hinesville sends 1 to hospital

A Sunday morning accident on South Main Street at Eunice Road temporarily closed the street after a 2004 Lexus RX flipped over and ended up ...

June 26, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Robber apprehended after high speed chase

An alleged armed robber was apprehended after a high-speed chase wound through Hinesville Saturday just before noon.

June 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Waycross woman arrested after Amtrak train hits roadblock in Wayne County

An Amtrak train was damaged by what appeared to be an intentional roadblock on the tracks in Wayne County earlier this week, authorities said.

June 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County fire displaces man

A man was displaced after his home on the 200 block of Rye Patch Road in western Liberty County filled quickly with smoke Wednesday night.

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


Police: Driver avoids checkpoint, crashes into pole in Long County after high-speed chase

Troopers manning a checkpoint in Walthourville were led on a high-speed chase into Long County when the driver tried to avoid the stop, according to ...

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


Driver hurt in Lake George wreck

A single-vehicle wreck left the driver injured and knocked out power in the Lake George area.

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


Jacksonville man dies in I-95 wreck in Liberty County

A Jacksonville, Florida, man was killed when the pickup he was driving ran off Interstate 95 and rolled over.

June 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Arrest warrant issued in Liberty County theft investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued an arrest warrant in connection with an investigation into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring in Liberty County, and ...

June 20, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Attempt to fleece a scammer backfires

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

June 20, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire destroys Hinesville produce store

R&J Produce market in Hinesville was destroyed by a fire early Monday.

June 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI: Appling County sheriff shoots motorist in Wayne County

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting Friday by the Appling County sheriff just over the line in Wayne County, according to ...

June 18, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Ludowici Police blotters

Reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department the week of May 26 through June 2 included:

June 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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