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Hinesville Police Department blotter

Sept. 29: Police found a baggie of marijuana in the women's restroom at a convenience store on West Oglethorpe Highway.

October 13, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Midway honors firefighters

Emergency-management-services employees roamed the grounds of Midway's Historical Dorchester Academy on Saturday, but they were not responding to an emergency. Instead, they were there to help the city of Midway promote its first Fire Red Jamboree.

October 12, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Agents find drug paraphernalia

Agents from the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement team and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation raided a mobile home Friday in Liberty County and seized equipment they believe was used to manufacture a significant amount of meth, which then was distributed around the region.

October 10, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 24: A convenience store on South Main Street reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill from a customer. The customer told police she received the bill as change from a classmate.

October 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Citizens Academy grads help police spot, prevent crime

Nine local residents will become the Hinesville Police Department's eyes on the street once they graduate from the department's Citizens Academy next week.

October 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Fire destroys condos in Hinesville

No one was injured but several families were displaced after a structure fire broke out Thursday morning at a Hinesville condominium complex. Units from the Hinesville and Fort Stewart fire departments battled the blaze in the middle section of a two-story structure at Magnolia Place Condos.

October 07, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Anonymous caller thwarts robbery

An accused armed robber was taken by surprise twice Wednesday night when he tried to make off with a bag of cash from a Hinesville business.

October 07, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 17: Officers arrested a Hinesville man for driving under the influence after a witness called in to report an erratic driver near Bacon Drive and Mahoney Road. The driver failed field sobriety tests but would not submit to a breathalyzer test.

October 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


City amps up mosquito control

The city of Hinesville currently is developing a new mosquito control program that will include improved methods of trapping and tracking mosquitoes.

October 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Phone scammer working area

A South Bryan resident is offering a warning to others after he received a call from someone who tried to scam him out of his credit card number.

October 04, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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October 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


LCSO nets $5 million drug bust

Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a routine traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 95 and ended up uncovering 17.9 pounds of crystal meth with an estimated street value of $5 million.

October 03, 2011 | by Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 21: A grocery store on Highway 196 reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill from a customer. A store associate told police the customer left after attempting to get change from the bill.

October 01, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


$5M worth of meth seized on I-95

Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a routine traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 95 and ended up uncovering 17.9 pounds of crystal meth with estimated street value of $5 million.

September 30, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Ex-firefighter pleads guilty to arson

A former city of Walthourville firefighter pleaded guilty to third-degree arson to land Monday in Liberty County Superior Court. According to public records, Julian Adkins waived a formal indictment by the grand jury and entered his guilty plea in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Charles Rose.

September 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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Local DNR’s first K-9 sniffs out new role

At 19 months old, "Case" still has a lot of growing up to do.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Public Safety


Maria's predictions look good for area

Path predictions for Hurricane Maria are good news for Coastal Georgia.

September 21, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Parking mistake damages Liberty County Jail, no tickets

A Hinesville woman hit the gas pedal instead of the brake Tuesday while parking at the Liberty County Jail, damaging a part of the building.

September 20, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Public Safety


Men suspected of having sex in park bathroom

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 19, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Another hurricane on horizon

The Liberty Emergency Management Agency reports this morning that it is watching Hurricane Maria.

September 18, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Charges added on burglary suspect

A man recently arrested for a string of business burglaries faces new drug charges.

September 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fire destroys Long County home

A fire early Wednesday destroyed a mobile home on the 2000 block of Moody Bridge Road in Long County.

September 13, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Flooding ushers out Irma

As Hurricane Irma appeared to be leaving Liberty County with only light damage Monday afternoon, the storm surge and high spring tides flooded east-end homes ...

September 12, 2017 | By Pat Watkins | Public Safety


Check power outages in area

You can find power outage information at the following websites: Canoochee EMC (http://outage.canoocheeemc.com:8889/), Coastal Electric (http://oms.coastalemc.com/OMSWebMap/OMSWebMap ...

September 11, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Jose expected to peter out

Behind Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose is now not expected to be a threat to the United States.

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty battens down

Even with forecasts that project Hurricane Irma's path farther west and much of Coastal Georgia outside the storm's "cone of uncertainty," activity in ...

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Closures, precautions being announced

As Hurricane Irma creeps toward the East Coast, area agencies and offices are taking pre-emptive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees ...

September 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Governor issues evacuation order east of I-95

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his ...

September 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


What our storm surge may look like

The accompanying maps show possible storm surge in our area. They were created by the National Hurricane Center to depict vulnerability of people living in ...

September 07, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


South Florida landfall could influence turn

AccuWeather reports after blasting the northern Caribbean, dangerous Hurricane Irma will turn toward the United States, potentially bringing life-threatening impacts from Florida to the Carolinas ...

September 07, 2017 | By Renee Duff AccuWeather meteorologist | Public Safety


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