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GDOT to allow standardized road memorials

In a policy reversal, the Georgia Department of Transportation will now allow standardized signs memorializing fatal traffic accident victims to be posted along federal and state highway right of ways in Georgia.

February 28, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


GSP troopers certify to keep kids safe

Georgia State Patrol Post 11 hosted a GSP training Thursday at Lowe's in Hinesville so troopers could become certified as child passenger safety technicians and parents could be sure their child's car seats were properly installed.

February 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Residents get answers about Beulah Road work

More than a month ago, residents of Beulah Road complained to the Liberty County Commission about the poor condition of the street, which they say sometimes prevents them from getting to and from their homes.

February 22, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


HPD mourns K-9 handler

The flag outside the Hinesville police station on M.L. King Jr. Drive recently was lowered to half mast by city officials to honor Hinesville police officer and K-9 handler Cpl. Joseph M. Matthews, 50, who died Wednesday from complications following a surgical procedure.

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


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


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'We were very lucky'

Personnel at Fort Stewart are carrying on with nearly normal activities as the installation continues to clean up and recover from Wednesday's EF-1 tornado.

February 06, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Long County woman arrested in shooting death of her husband

A woman is being held without bond after being arrested in the June shooting death of her husband, the Long County Sheriff's Office announced ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Prison re-entry program hopes to have office open within 40 days

The volunteers, law officers, supervision authorities and steering committee for the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition say the program to reintegrate inmates leaving jail into the ...

February 05, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Super Bowl fans don't let others drive home drunk

ATLANTA - The Super Bowl is America's most watched sporting event and on Sunday, drunk drivers will be the most watched motorists by Georgia law ...

February 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Driver, 14, seriously injured after high-speed chase in Liberty County

A 14-year-old driver was seriously injured following a high-speed chase in eastern Liberty County early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

February 03, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Emergency planners set statewide tornado drill set for Wednesday morning

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal, in collaboration with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and the National Weather Service, looks to remind Georgians about the ...

February 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect denied bond

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville was denied bond during his first court appearance Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Angela Rogers.

February 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect in custody

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville is in custody, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 01, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged porno video used as blackmail goad

Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 01, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man gets life plus 40 in Hinesville burglary, murder

The defendant in a burglary that resulted in the murder of a soldier has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life with parole plus 40 ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


4 vehicles collide in Ludowici; 2 taken to hospital

A four-vehicle wreck in Ludowici resulted in two being taken to the hospital Friday afternoon.

January 30, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Car strikes pedestrian on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville

A Hinesville man was struck by a vehicle and injured Friday night on West Oglethorpe Highway, police said.

January 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


City gets help with emergency equipment

Hinesville participates in the Georgia Municipal Association's workers compensation and Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency property and liability programs, which recently reimburse city departments ...

January 28, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Man dies after being shot at his Walthourville home

When an argument on the front steps of a mobile home turned into a fatal shooting Monday morning, it marked the first homicide in Walthourville ...

January 26, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Semi runs off road, catches fire; driver dies

Authorities are on hand of a fatal accident in Wayne County involving a tractor trailer.

January 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


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