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HPD mourns K-9 handler

The flag outside the Hinesville police station on M.L. King Jr. Drive recently was lowered to half mast by city officials to honor Hinesville police officer and K-9 handler Cpl. Joseph M. Matthews, 50, who died Wednesday from complications following a surgical procedure.

February 21, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Area officers receive valor awards

Three of four area law enforcement officers honored Thursday by the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire said they had never fired a weapon in the line of duty until confronted by a gunman last March. They all expressed deep regret over the suspect's loss of life and said they do not consider themselves heroes; rather, they said they were simply doing their jobs.

February 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Burn victim’s condition still unknown

There was no official update Tuesday on the condition of a 6-year-old boy who sustained burns Friday night at a backyard fire where friends and family members had gathered outside of a home in the 900 block of Primrose Lane in Hinesville.

February 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Stewart soldier drowns, memorial is planned

The body of 3rd Infantry Division soldier Cpl. Catlin May was recovered Saturday, from Fort Stewart recreational pond No. 28.

February 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Soldier escapee considered armed, dangerous

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier who escaped from law enforcement last week is to be considered armed and dangerous, warns the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Foul played ruled out in soldier's drowning

The body of Cpl. Catlin May, a 3rd ID soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, was recovered Saturday evening by installation emergency services from recreational Pond 28 on Fort Stewart.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Escaped soldier considered armed, dangerous

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Departments announced Monday that Pvt. Daniel Brazelton, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who escaped from custody Friday, is considered armed and dangerous.

February 15, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Soldier found dead in post pond

The body of a Fort Stewart Soldier was recovered Saturday night by installation emergency services from a recreational pond here after receiving a call from fishermen who witnessed the soldier falling into the water.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Two children, adult burned at bonfire

In what Hinesville Police Department Det. Kyle Larimore is calling an unfortunate accident, two children and one adult sustained burns after gasoline was used to expand a bonfire.

February 12, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Army, civilian law looking for escapee

Pvt. Daniel Brazelton, 3-15th Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, fled from custody Friday as he was being taken from Fort Stewart to Liberty County Jail, post officials reported Friday evening.

February 12, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff talks with residents about concerns

Sheriff Steve Sikes and his staff are ready to get the bad guys off the streets.

February 11, 2011 | Seraine page | Public Safety


Drug dealers get time in prison

SAVANNAH - Andre Jamaal Guyton of Ludowici was sentenced by District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. to 210 months imprisonment following his conviction on two counts of distributing controlled substances in Liberty County. The case was tried before Moore on Oct. 13 at the U.S. Courthouse in Savannah. The

February 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Local woman arrested in alleged meth sting

A Hinesville woman was among four people arrested Friday night in Coweta County in an undercover sting for allegedly selling methamphetamine.

February 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Melville Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Officers sport paint for charity

On Saturday, paintball enthusiasts and law enforcement agencies led the way in raising money for the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes. The event, called Cops and Robbers, was an eight-hour paintball battle at the Low Country Paintball Club in Long County. In addition to local paintball competitors, members from the Ludowici Police Department, Long County Sheriff's Office, Georgia State Patrol, Secret Service, MACE, ATF, FBI, Georgia Forestry Commission and the Department of Natural Resources also competed.

February 09, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Towers up at old airport, in Midway

The update of the public safety communications equipment is coming along as expected, according to county officials.

February 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


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Tank work to drop water pressure in western Liberty County

According to a recent CH2M report, the Airport Road Water Tank will undergo interior renovations beginning Monday. The work will be performed by Utility Service ...

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


Long County ranger wins DNR Law Enforcement Torch Award

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division announced earlier this week that Ranger 1st Class Patrick Gibbs, who is assigned to ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police issue BOLO for fatal shooting suspect

The Hinesville Police Department issued a "be on the lookout" alert for the man suspected of fatally shooting the spouse of a Fort Stewart soldier ...

July 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Restaurant Sanitation Scores, July 13

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in June by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

July 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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