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Time to put the phones down while driving

Two new laws took effect July 1. Senate Bill 360 bans texting while driving for adult drivers and House Bill 23 bans all cell phone use for teen drivers. Both of these new laws carry fines of $150 and one point added to the driving records of violators. The new laws are designed to reduce distracted driving. Twenty-five states already ban texting for all drivers and 25 states also ban all cell phone usage for teen drivers.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


EMA officials discuss oil spill's impact on Georgia

State, local and federal officials met Friday at Glynn County's Public Safety Center in Brunswick and discussed response plans for any potential threat to Georgia from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Firefighters 'Fill the Boot' for MDA victims

The Hinesville Fire Department will be outside Walmart on West Oglethorpe Highway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday for the annual "Fill the Boot" drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long County deputy complete training course

Deputy Sheriff Mark I. Hall of the Long County Sherriff's Office completed a radar operator recertification course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Midway man killed in wreck

A crash Wednesday night in Midway killed one Liberty County resident and injured another man.

July 01, 2010 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Public Safety


Hurricane season is here - are you ready?

Barely a month into the 2010 hurricane season, weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic are already ripe for producing potential storms.

June 28, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety


Two more nabbed for child porn

Two Hinesville men were arrested last weekend and charged with several counts of sexual exploitation of children.

June 25, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Child drowns in Long County

Tragedy struck Long County Sunday when a 1-year-old boy apparently drowned.

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


Fire breaks out at deputy's home

Long County Sheriff's Office Deputy Robert Parker lost a portion of his home Tuesday night to a blaze that firefighters reportedly fought for more than four hours.

June 23, 2010 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD: Bradwell student robbed, shot

Hinesville Police Department detectives are investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old Bradwell Institute student Sunday night during an armed robbery on the 100 block of Deal Street.

June 23, 2010 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici man busted for child porn

A Ludowici man was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual exploitation of children.

June 21, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot during robbery Sunday

Hinesville Police Department detectives are investigating an armed robbery and shooting that occurred just after 10 Sunday night.

June 21, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Autopsy on body this weekend

Authorities had not released the identity of human remains found in west Liberty County Friday morning by Saturday evening.

June 20, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Contained wildfire burning on Fort Stewart

A contained wildfire burning in the Fort Stewart training area is expected to burn itself out later today, post officials reported.

June 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Gas leak shuts down Court Street

West Court Street in downtown Hinesville was closed in both directions after construction crews taking down a house on the street this morning hit a gas line.

June 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Hinesville Police Blotters Feb. 10

Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 10, 2016 | By Staff Report | Public Safety


High-speed chase ends in arrest in Long County

A Long County high-speed chase ended in the arrest of a man facing hit-and-run charges in Chatham County.

February 09, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Hinesville police investigate church break-in

Hinesville police are looking for a suspect in the recent break-in of a local church.

February 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


'We were very lucky'

Personnel at Fort Stewart are carrying on with nearly normal activities as the installation continues to clean up and recover from Wednesday's EF-1 tornado.

February 06, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Long County woman arrested in shooting death of her husband

A woman is being held without bond after being arrested in the June shooting death of her husband, the Long County Sheriff's Office announced ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Prison re-entry program hopes to have office open within 40 days

The volunteers, law officers, supervision authorities and steering committee for the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition say the program to reintegrate inmates leaving jail into the ...

February 05, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Super Bowl fans don't let others drive home drunk

ATLANTA - The Super Bowl is America's most watched sporting event and on Sunday, drunk drivers will be the most watched motorists by Georgia law ...

February 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Driver, 14, seriously injured after high-speed chase in Liberty County

A 14-year-old driver was seriously injured following a high-speed chase in eastern Liberty County early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

February 03, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Emergency planners set statewide tornado drill set for Wednesday morning

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal, in collaboration with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and the National Weather Service, looks to remind Georgians about the ...

February 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect denied bond

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville was denied bond during his first court appearance Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Angela Rogers.

February 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect in custody

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville is in custody, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 01, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged porno video used as blackmail goad

Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 01, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man gets life plus 40 in Hinesville burglary, murder

The defendant in a burglary that resulted in the murder of a soldier has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life with parole plus 40 ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


4 vehicles collide in Ludowici; 2 taken to hospital

A four-vehicle wreck in Ludowici resulted in two being taken to the hospital Friday afternoon.

January 30, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Car strikes pedestrian on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville

A Hinesville man was struck by a vehicle and injured Friday night on West Oglethorpe Highway, police said.

January 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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