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State urges residents to ‘Tip ’n’ Toss’ to prevent spread of Zika

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging residents to clean up around their homes, yards and communities and discard unnecessary items that can hold water. "Tip 'n' Toss" after every rainfall to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent the spread of Zika virus in Georgia. To date, no locally transmitted Zika cases have been reported in the state, but cases have been reported in returning travelers.

April 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fire damages mobile home

A fire Saturday night in Hinesvillle displaced a man from his home.

April 06, 2016 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Man dies after truck flips over in Gum Branch

Authorities are investigating a fatal accident that happened early Wednesday morning in Gum Branch.

April 06, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


12 arrested at Long County road checkpoint

The Long County Sheriff's Office had a road safety check Thursday night on Highway 84 west of Ludowici, near the Wayne County line.

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


Accident reports available online

The Hinesville Police Department recently launched a service that makes accident reports available online.

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


Don't stop on RR tracks in Ludowici

Ludowici police Chief Robert Poppell asks drivers stuck in traffic at the intersection of Highway 57 and McDonald Street not to stop on the CSX railroad tracks.

April 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Robbers get in store after tearing holes in walls

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire heavily damages Hinesville mobile home

A fire Saturday night in Hinesvillle displaced a man from his home.

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


Seized drug money buys rifles

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently bought rifles with confiscated funds.

April 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Armed robbers hold up Walthourville dollar store

Armed robbers endangered three people and took an undisclosed amount of money from the Family Dollar in Walthourville Friday night.

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


3 sentenced to federal prison in Liberty County drug, gun cases

SAVANNAH - Three defendants - two from Liberty County and one from Long County - have been sentenced in federal drug and gun cases, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia announced Thursday.

March 31, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Resident confronts men who rang bell, gets shot

A doorbell early Sunday woke up a Thornbriar Drive resident and started a chain of events that left him with a gunshot wound, police said.

March 31, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Man arrested in theft of saddles from N.C. Ranch in Long County

A Wayne County man was arrested Monday and charged with stealing two saddles in September from N.C. Ranch, Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Thomas Sollosi said.

March 29, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Man charged with murder in Glennville nightclub shooting

GLENNVILLE - A man has been charged with felony murder in connection with a fatal March 19 shooting at The Social Club, 10451 Highway 23, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

March 29, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Outside fires require burn permits

Since January there have been more than 70 fires in and near Liberty County, according the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges.

March 29, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


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Obstinate suspect shows police work

The following incidents are taken from recent Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 22, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Family burned out of home identified

A Hinesville family of five was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.

September 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man pleads, sentenced for armed standoff

A Flemington man involved in an armed stand-off with police in October 2013 entered into a plea agreement in Liberty County Superior Court Monday.

September 21, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Monday night fire damage home

A Hinesville family was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.

September 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged hit-and-run driver granted bond

The driver charged in the hit-and-run death of Midway native Ethan Pringle has been granted bond in Jasper County, South Carolina, Superior Court.

September 19, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Rain only expected from tropical storm

Coastal Georgia could get as much as seven inches of rain by Friday from the quickly-risen Tropical Storm Julia.

September 14, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bus slides off road; no injuries

The back tires of a school bus from Joseph Martin Elementary School, carrying students slid into a ditch Tuesday afternoon.

September 13, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Rincon man charged for fatal hit-and-run

The man allegedly responsible for the hit-and-run death of Midway resident Ethan Pringle, 26, has been arrested, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl ...

September 13, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


More than $30,000 missing from account

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 12, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Midway man dies after hit-and-run

A Midway man, Ethan Pringle, 26, was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern.

September 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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