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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


Coastal smoke drifting up from Florida

SAVANNAH - Smoke from wildfires burning in northern Florida drifted more than 130 miles north Monday to settle over parts of Savannah and neighboring Beaufort, S.C.

June 07, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Citizen’s Academy improves community

It's a two-way street; citizens want police protection and police want citizens' help in preventing crime.

June 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


HPD organizing Citizens Academy

The Hinesville Police Department will have a citizens' academy starting Aug. 2. The course consists of 10 two-hour sessions and two two-hour ride-along sessions. Classes are from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evenings.

June 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fire damages Long County home

A fire that substantially damaged a Long County home Thursday likely started in an electrical source in the attic.

June 06, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 16: Construction crews at a site on Gen. Stewart Way reported damage to construction equipment that was not damaged the day before.

June 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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May 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ashdown named regional DOD Fire Officer of Year

Fort Stewart Fire Department Station Chief James H. Ashdown joined the family business 26 years ago. His brother, nephew, wife and sons also are carrying on the Ashdown firefighting tradition.

May 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 12

May 26, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storms, fires cause record timber loss

LUDOWICI - After a wildfire torched most of his 400 acres of rural timberland, Tom Houston hired loggers to quickly harvest whatever blackened pine and cypress they could salvage - stripping the land bare save for a few scattered trees left standing like spent matchsticks.

May 25, 2011 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Public Safety


Blaze destroys Long Co. home

Fires continued to plague Long County last weekend when a double-wide mobile home was destroyed and two more forest fires ignited.

May 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | 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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