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Man suspected in string of robberies

The man who recently robbed the El Cheapo in Midway probably also is responsible for robbing Subway restaurants in Richmond Hill and Savannah, according to police. Authorities are searching for a 25- to 30-year-old white male described as clean-cut and "preppy," who likely is driving a white Ford Expedition.

June 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


HFD firefighters train to respond at any time

Visitors to the Hinesville Fire Department won't find firefighters sitting around idly waiting for a call. Instead, firefighters spend a majority of their time training and preparing for calls to save property and lives. Hinesville firefighters recently conducted ventilation-training exercises, one of the many types of drills the firefighters must complete.

June 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD officer receives leadership award

During the annual Georgia Police Accreditation Coalition conference June 8, Hinesville Police Department Sgt. Bill Kirkendall was awarded the President's Leadership Award, the highest and most prestigious award and honor given by the organization.

June 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 10: A resident of Brantley Drive reported a burglary in which $1,850 worth of entertainment equipment was stolen.

June 18, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Area officers hone combat skills

The Midway Police Department hosted an combat skills course on May 23- 24 at the Richmond Hill Department of Natural Resources Firing Range.

June 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long firefighters receive equipment grant

The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department recently received a grant to purchase new protective gear for its firefighters. According to Assistant Chief Richard Truman, the $45,000 federal grant was used to purchase 26 sets of Globe G-Xtreme bunker gear for firefighters to wear when they battle blazes.

June 16, 2011 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Ludowici cracking down on bad driving

The Ludowici Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol continued their crackdown on speeding, impaired-driving and occupant-protection violations Thursday through the 100 Days of Heat campaign, which is the largest and most comprehensive traffic education and enforcement campaign in Georgia's history, according to gahighwaysafety.org.

June 16, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Death row inmate doesn't get clemency

ATLANTA - The state pardons board has rejected a bid for clemency for a Georgia death row inmate who is set to die this month for the 1978 slaying of an elderly woman in Savannah.

June 14, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Long County fire burns 600 acres

Fires continued to plague Long County over the weekend, burning 600 acres and destroying two deserted mobile homes.

June 13, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty sheriff’s office promotes five deputies

With Lt. Danny Pittman's recent retirement, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office had one slot to fill and several promotions to hand out during a ceremony Wednesday evening at the justice center.

June 10, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Retiring deputy’s zeal for life, sense of humor will be missed

After serving more than 40 years between the Army and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Danny "Cuz" Pittman is ready to retire.

June 10, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


New wildfires sparked around Okefenokee

FOLKSTON - Authorities say nearly 50 new wildfires have been sparked in and around the Okefenokee Swamp region of south Georgia.

June 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 23: A Bradwell Institute teacher reported a laptop taken from her classroom by a student. Video surveillance allowed administrators to identify the student. Administrators told police they would be pressing charges but that the student would be allowed to complete his exams.

June 09, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hams work airways during emergencies

What started out as a hobby for a small handful of community members has bloomed into a club that is now capable of assisting the county in emergencies or other major events.

June 08, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Public Safety


Eight companies recall pool, spa covers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with eight manufacturers of pool and spa drain covers, have announced a voluntary recall of certain drain covers because they were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.

June 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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

A man died Monday, and his femal 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


Authorities ask for help finding bank robber

The Jesup Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed the ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police: Hinesville hit-and-run leads to high-speed chase across Liberty County

A hit-and-run Tuesday night in Hinesville led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended near Holmestown Road when the suspect crashed, police said.

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


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