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Police certification should save city money

Frank Rotondo, executive director of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, issued an official state law enforcement re-certification to the Hinesville Police Department last week, grouping them with the 15 percent of state law enforcement agencies to earn the credentials.

April 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Police involved as two men dare death

LUDOWICI – Two Long County men are lucky to be alive after actions that drew attention of the law.

April 10, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for April 10

• Welfare check/ DFACS referral

April 10, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long residents urged to use 911 addresses

The Long County E-911 Committee recently had its March meeting with representatives of McIntosh County and GeoComm.

April 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Youth charged in arson cases

A juvenile was charged last week after a string of shed fires prompted Hinesville Police to investigate and nearby residents to post reward signs.

April 08, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Burglaries prompt offer for reward

LUDOWICI - Two burglaries occurred in the Davenport Acres subdivision of Long County in a span of four days, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Investigator Ty Smith.

April 06, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


St. Simons man slain in beachfront restroom

BRUNSWICK - A 39-year-old Glynn County man is jailed in the stabbing death of a St. Simons Island man who was attacked in a beachfront restroom.

Authorities said Harry Edward Reese, 70, was killed at Massengale Park early Wednesday night.

April 03, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Firefighters quick to save Ludowici home

LUDOWICI - A fire in a home here Friday could have been a lot worse had it not been for the fire department's quick response.

April 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long first responders hone driving skills

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department and the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department recently conducted driver training to help hone their skills as emergency first responders.

March 30, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Fugitive wanted in Gum Branch murders caught

Jason Howard, who has been sought in connection with the shooting deaths of his mother and stepfather in Gum Branch in 2004, was captured in Macon, while trying to allegedly breaking into vehicles.

According to a press release issued by Macon Police, Howard was arrested at approximately 12:30 a.m. Friday. A Macon Police sergeant saw a man breaking into vehicles inside of the fenced area of Enterprise Rental at 2135 Riverside Drive. The man was caught inside a vehicle. He identified himself as Kevin Wayne Lewis. He was charged with two counts of entering auto, possession of a ...

March 28, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver escapes burning taxi

A Yellow Cab on its way to pick up a fare became engulfed in flames at the corner of Welborn Street and West Court on Thursday morning. The driver escaped uninjured.

March 27, 2009 | By Patty Leon and Frenchi Jones Staff writers | Public Safety


Riceboro man arrested in N.Y. for shooting here

A Riceboro man, wanted in connection with a shooting last year, has been returned to Liberty County after being found in New York.

March 25, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


MACE blotter for March 25

Feb. 3

March 25, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pile-up accident on 84 stalls traffic

A pile-up, involving a flipped Escalade, brought after-school traffic to a standstill along Highway 84 on Monday afternoon.

March 23, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Public Safety


Walthourville readies for police, new city hall

"Four eyes are better than two. Eight eyes are better than four," according to Walthourville Police Chief Terry Harget, who said he wants to get out, be seen and deter crime.

March 20, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


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19-year-old victim works at Suites

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspects in custody

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in downtown Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot in Richmond Hill parking lot

A man was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Suites at Station Exchange parking lot in Richmond Hill.

August 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Police officers apparently prevent suicide

Recent reports with the Hinesville Police Department included one of two officers, veterans themselves, talking a soldier out of committing suicide:

August 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Robbery charges added in Lake George assault

The two people who allegedly stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night now face burglary and other charges, according to police.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Downed power line starts fire in Ludowici

Smiley Elementary School was briefly evacuated around 2 p.m. Tuesday when stormy conditions caused a tree to fall on a power line outside the school. The downed line started a small fire in the woods and caused a surge inside the school, which knocked out power and caused the fire alarm to go off, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Man stabbed in Lake George Sunday

The two people who alleged stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night have been charged with aggravated assault, according to police.

August 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 18

This are recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. wreck injures four

A wreck Thursday night at the intersection of Rye Patch and Wilkerson roads in Long County sent four people to the hospital, according to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Truman.

August 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 15

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

August 15, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO blotters for Aug 13

July 21: Disorderly conduct, criminal trespass - On Live Oak Road in Hinesville, people gathered in the complainant's yard, threatening to beat up her daughter. She said that they have done this twice. A woman the complainant knew came to the door both times and knocked aggressively. She even came to the door with a hoe in hand, wanting to fight the complainant's daughter over a man. When asked to leave the property, the woman refused. However, the suspect said the daughter came to her house earlier to talk to the man, and the woman only came to the ...

August 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Firefighters work for access to hydrants

During a semi-annual fire hydrant testing period and several fire-related incidents, members of the Hinesville Fire Department recently reported increased obstruction of fire hydrants.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Reward offered for information about fire

The Georgia State Fire Marshal's Office is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or people involved in a suspicious fire that broke out in Walthourville the morning of Aug. 6 and destroyed an unoccupied home.

August 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fun, learning at Hinesville Night Out

National Night Out recently was held in Hinesville, featuring music, dancing and fun while addressing the serious question of how to fight crime.

August 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County Night Out growing

Long County held its annual National Night Out on Thursday at the Long County Recreation Complex.

August 11, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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