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Young burn victim home

Caleb Hamacher, 6, seriously was burned Feb. 11 when a small backyard fire at a home in the 900 block of Primrose Lane in Hinesville flared up after gasoline was used to get it going. Now, a month and a half after the child was taken to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta and listed in critical condition, Caleb is back home with his family.

March 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for March 18

March 7: An ATM customer in Hinesville recovered and returned $500 to a previous customer who had driven off without the money. The customer who discovered the money called police, who later witnessed the money's owner return to retrieve her funds.

March 18, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tsunami: Should coastal Georgia residents be worried?

After seeing and hearing newscasts about the terrible devastation in northern Japan since the Pacific island nation was rocked by an earthquake and submerged by a tsunami last Friday, many people here on the coast have asked, "Can it happen to us?"

March 17, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Reporter heads out on patrol for a night with HPD

Friday nights with the Hinesville Police Department are like a scaled-down version of the television show, "Cops." There are lots of traffic stops, people found to be under the influence of mind-altering substances and drug busts. Basically, for a reporter, it means a night full of stories.

March 16, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Locals battling McIntosh blaze

DARIEN - Firefighters have been battling a 500-acre brush fire off Highway 17, just north of Darien in McIntosh County.

March 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Liberty County 911 has interpreters on call

Imagine you are experiencing a life-or-death emergency and dial 911 for help. A calm voice answers, ready to help. Now imagine your ability to speak English is limited. Fortunately, the Liberty County 911 dispatcher can connect you to a trained interpreter. You relax a little, knowing Liberty County's first responders will receive valuable information to save lives and property.

March 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Jail expansion in works, county funds architecture

In January, a Liberty County Grand Jury committee found the Liberty County jail to be "well maintained and spotlessly clean," according to a legal notice run in the Feb. 9 issue of the Coastal Courier. However, the committee also expressed concern over the facility's ability to accommodate an increasing inmate population. The grand jurors recommended county officials and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office stay committed to expanding the jail in the near future.

March 14, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for March 11

March 2: Stalking, Atkinson Drive: An Atkinson Drive woman told police her ex-boyfriend had been stalking her since they broke up in 2007.

March 11, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire leaves area family homeless

A Wednesday fire in Gum Branch left a family of three homeless. The fire broke out shortly after 3:30 p.m. at 103 Dolly Jane Drive, according to Gum Branch Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Charles Helton. John Barnard and his two teenage sons live at the residence but were not home at the time of the fire.

March 11, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Toddler dies, care-giver charged with murder

Hinesville Police arrested a soldier last week in connection with the death of toddler.

March 10, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One dead another injured in shooting

One man is dead and another injured following a double-shooting in Fleming Wednesday night.

March 10, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire claims Walthourville family's home

A fire Thursday in the 300 block of King Road in Walthourville left a family homeless.

March 07, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Deputies train for quick action

Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies are instructed in how to save lives through quick response by participating in a department-wide active-shooter training exercise each year. The LCSO held its training for 45-50 deputies this week at the shoot house on Fort Stewart's installation range.

March 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Burglary suspect considered dangerous

The Long County Sheriff's Office is looking for a burglary suspect who is considered armed and dangerous.

March 07, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Farm fire believed to be arson

A fire that broke out Feb. 20 at Walden Farms in Long County is believed to be a case of arson, Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi said.

March 07, 2011 | By Mike Stobbe Correspondent | Public Safety


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More than 200 marijuana plants seized from Lake George home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office on Monday seized a large amount of homegrown marijuana near Midway.

July 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Georgia Power warns off Pokémon Go players

ATLANTA - As thousands of Georgians seek to #CatchEmAll while playing the mobile Pokémon Go game, Georgia Power reminds players to keep safety in mind ...

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman allegedly cashed check after depositing it

Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 26, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tank work to drop water pressure in western Liberty County

Correction: During the July 21 city council meeting, updated information was provided that the work was going to be delayed for several months. The Coastal ...

July 23, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police give advice on how to respond during traffic stop

With the backdrop of several high-profile fatal shootings by - and of - police officers across the nation in recent weeks, the Hinesville Police Department hosted a ...

July 23, 2016 | By Lewis Levine and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Mosquito control contractors need state license

Enjoy the outdoors this summer and help stop the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses by following these tips from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Commissioner ...

July 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


1.6 million gallons of wastewater spills into Taylors Creek

An electrical failure at the city of Hinesville's wastewater treatment plant led to more than a million gallons of partially treated wastewater to spill ...

July 22, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Hinesville murder suspect arrested in Camden County

The man who was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Fort Stewart soldier's spouse in Hinesville has been arrested, police said.

July 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Georgia Power offers tips to stay safe during summer storms

ATLANTA - As summer storms routinely bring heavy rains and high winds to Georgia, Georgia Power monitors the changing weather around the clock and says it ...

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Grand Jury Indictments July 13-16

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Wreck backs up traffic on Hwy. 84

An accident with injuries is backing up traffic near Liberty County High School.

July 21, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


June courts-martial: Four Fort Stewart soldiers convicted of sexual abuse of children

The following is a list of June courts-martial from the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Fort Stewart. Information was obtained from the U.S. Army ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


FEMA updates mobile app as hurricane season heats up

ATLANTA - With FEMA's updated free app, you can get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation.

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Social media posts get scrutiny

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 19, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici Police Department blotters

Reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department June 29 through July 7 include:

July 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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