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Fire damages apartment complex

A fire early Monday morning damaged the Stewart Pines apartment complex on the 300 block of Beverly Street in Hinesville. A second-floor apartment was destroyed and a ground-floor apartment was damaged by smoke and water, Fire Investigator Christopher Moss said.

August 09, 2010 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety

Forensics camp being probed

Entrepreneuring educator Ronald Armstrong appeared to be the right person to open an educational day camp in Liberty County for area students.

August 06, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety

Grace period over for new texting ban

After the statewide anti-texting and driving law took effect July 1, many law enforcement agencies - including the Hinesville Police Department - gave

August 04, 2010 | By Amy Johstono Courier intern | Public Safety

Gunfire erupts near Highway 84 businesses

Gunfire erupted just before 3 a.m. Saturday in the middle of a cluster of businesses on East Oglethorpe Highway and a man was shot in the legs, according to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Department Patrol Officer Alexander Shirah.

August 04, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Fire closes post gym

Fort Stewart officials closed Newman Fitness Center on Thursday after an early-morning fire damaged the facility. There were no injuries.

July 31, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety

High-speed chase ends in Ludowici

A high-speed chase that began in Glynn County, continued through Wayne County and ended in Ludowici resulted in damaged vehicles but no injuries.

July 30, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety

Hinesville Police blotter for July 28

July 19: • Forgery of checks, West Oglethorpe Highway

July 28, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety

Driver services site proving popular

The Department of Driver Services reported recently that more than 4,000 Georgia drivers conducted licensing business from the comfort of their homes or offices during the recent summer holiday via the Agency's website,

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Soldier accidentally shoots himself

A Fort Stewart soldier appears to be OK after accidentally shooting himself in the arm last weekend.

July 28, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Man killed in wreck on Fort Stewart

A man driving a 1986 GMC 6 Safari Van was killed Thursday on Fort Stewart when he veered off the road and hit a tree.

July 23, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety

Truck driver killed on I-95 wreck

A Florida-based truck driver was killed on Intestate 95 on Wednesday when his 18-wheeler collided with another tractor trailer near Riceboro, Georgia State Patrol Trooper A.M. Cheney said.

July 23, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Business owner charged for slapping burglary suspect

Long County businessman Tim Works recently was charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly slapped a man who he said stole from him.

July 23, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

High temperatures produce high risks

Things are heating up in Liberty County, and it's not just because of the hotly contested primary races and upcoming elections.

July 21, 2010 | Amy Johstono Courier intern | Public Safety

Accident closes Talmadge for an hour

Talmadge Road was blocked in both directions Tuesday afternoon when a flatbed truck lost its load as the driver swerved to avoid hitting a car.

July 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Slain woman's partner now faces murder charge

Maurice Newsome, 21, the boyfriend of Savannah Smith, now faces murder charges in her death. Smith's body was found last month in Gum Branch.

July 21, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

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Ga. Driver Services, Revenue departments warn of email scam

The Georgia Department of Driver Services and the Georgia Department of Revenue are warning the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify ...

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Tips for Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is a great time to get your house prepared for fire prevention. Agent Lynn Bennett of The Bennett Agency would like to ...

October 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Arrest made in series of thefts from area vehicles

RICHMOND HILL - Police arrested a Savannah man Thursday and are looking for more suspects in a series of vehicle entries in Liberty, Bryan and Effingham ...

October 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Public Safety

Neighbor reportedly steals electric power

Recent crime reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 05, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Grand jury hands out indictments

The following were filed Sept. 15:

October 05, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Update: Jones not guilty in murder case

Terrence G. Jones was found not guilty on all 23 counts in a murder case stemming from a 2010 armed robbery that ended in a ...

October 03, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety

Update: Police foil bank robbery, name suspect

Police arrested a suspected bank robber Friday after a witness reported that one of the Ameris Bank branches in Hinesville was possibly being robbed.

October 02, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Caitlin Kenney Staff Writers | Public Safety

Afraid, not scorned

The woman described by Liberty County Public Defender Joshua Brockington as a scorned ex-girlfriend, took the stand offering a compelling account of what transpired the ...

September 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Lake George vehicle break-ins investigated

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating 40 vehicle break-ins that occurred in the Lake George community, Sheriff Steve Sikes said.

September 30, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Trial in 2010 Hinesville slaying begins

The trial of Terrence G. Jones started Tuesday morning inside courtroom C of the Liberty County Justice Center. Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay ...

September 29, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Murder trial stemming from cold case starts Tuesday morning

Two men and 12 women were selected to the jury and alternate panel for a murder trial set to start Tuesday morning in Liberty County ...

September 28, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Midway councilman claims speeding ticket is retaliation

Midway City Councilman Dr. Stanley Brown Sr. said during a hearing Thursday that his recent speeding citation is retaliation for speaking up about what he ...

September 26, 2015 | Tiffany King | Public Safety

Ludowici residents to get free emergency air-transport service

The Ludowici City Council recently voted to provide free emergency air-transport service to its residents.

September 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety

UPDATED: Highway 144 down to one lane because of broken down vehicle

UPDATE: As of 5:36 pm, traffic is back to normal, according to the Fort Stewart public affairs office.

September 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

HPD blotters

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September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

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