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Locals sentenced in drug ring

DUBLIN, Ga. - Twenty-one defendants have been sentenced for their involvement in a Dodge County area drug-trafficking organization, including two men from Hinesville and one from Ludowici.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Long deputy stops high-speed chase

A high-speed chase that began in Wayne County shortly before noon ended in Long County when a Long County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped the suspect using the pit maneuver, causing the fleeing driver to wreck.

July 01, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotters for June 29

June 7: Aggravated assault (vehicle) - An officer was dispatched to the scene of an apparent hit-and-run accident on Abrahms Ally. A white SUV reportedly struck a man and then left the area.

July 01, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hospital authority donates to fire and rescue

On behalf of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County and the Liberty Regional Foundation, Will Darsey recently presented a donation to Joe Martin and Joe Cannon of the Eastern District Fire Rescue in Midway.

July 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD wants you to know ...

According to code O.C.G.A. 40-8-73.1, in Georgia, it's unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle that has material applied to the rear windshield or the side windows that reduce light transmission through the windshield or windows to less than 32 percent. The rear windows of a truck or multipurpose vehicle are exempt from parts of this law, however the windows to the left and right of the driver and the front windshield must be in compliance.

June 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Discarded pizza box sparks blaze

A fire Thursday night in Gum Branch destroyed a single-wide trailer in the 400 block of Wells Road, displacing seven people. Five adults lived in the home - three women and two men - and two girls, ages 6 and 12.

June 30, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotters for June 27

June 2: Disorderly conduct - An officer went to Kroger in reference to threats. A woman said she pulled into the Kroger parking lot and saw her husband with his girlfriend and girlfriend's daughter.

June 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s blotters June 27

June 5: Verbal dispute - Two deputies were dispatched to McCumber Drive in Hinesville due to a domestic dispute. The complainant, parked outside of her mother's house, said her mother went to her grandmother's house and took her belongings. The mother told the deputy that she told her daughter to move out because she wasn't helping around the house.

June 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fatal wreck apparently caused by victim

Long County resident Jessie Parker, 35, died from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday in Long County. Fort Stewart soldier Karl Stephan was injured in the accident.

June 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


State remounts 'Zero Tolerance DUI'

Drivers who drink before getting behind the wheel might want to think twice.

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County man killed in wreck

Long County resident Jessie Parker died from injuries he sustained in a wreck Wednesday afternoon in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Director Bob Heffley.

June 25, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Fatal wreck reported in Long County

Savannah media are reporting about a fatal wreck on Highway 196, near Flowers Road in Long County.

June 25, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storm damages school bus loading area

A heavy storm that swept through the area Monday night apparently damaged the bus shelter at Snelson-Golden Middle School. Authorities currently are investigating what happened, according to Liberty County EMA Director Mike Hodges, who added that there were no reports of tornadic or rotation activity in the area. Hodges is working with the weather center in Charleston, S.C., to determine what kind of weather-related occurrence caused the damage.

June 25, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Firefighters put on first aid classes

The Hinesville Fire Department offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first-aid classes that lead to certification by the American Heart Association, said senior firefighter and CPR instructor Graham Martin.

June 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Four locals arrested in FBI sex-trafficking sting

During the past week, the FBI Atlanta Field Office, along with its Macon, Augusta, and Savannah Resident Agencies and their associated Child Exploitation Task Forces, conducted law-enforcement operations in support of Operation Cross Country VIII to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States.

June 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Drug arrest at apartments draws crowd

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Soldier charged in wife's death

A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of his wife in Hinesville earlier this month.

November 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robbery at convenience store

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Force of crash folds pickup in half

The force of a wreck on E.B. Cooper Highway Thursday night seemed to fold a pickup in half. No one was injured, even though the crash also brought down a power pole and a couple other vehicles got entangled in the wires.

November 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Wreck at Airport and 196 tying up traffic

Update: A wreck at the corner of Airport Road and Highway 196 West in Hinesville tied up traffic for roughly two hours Wednesday. According to GSP Trooper Lyle Thurmond the wreck happened at 3 p.m. Three vehicles were involved and authorities had to re-route traffic around the area. Traffic headed westbound on 196 toward Gum Branch was closed for about two hours.

November 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Truck fire near Riceboro closes highway

A truck hauling bales of cardboard caught fire and closed a highway in Liberty County Tuesday night.

November 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Domestic dispute turns violent

Recent reports to Hinesville Police include:

November 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Dogs attack another, draw leash-law violation

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Man shot in Walthourville

A man was shot at Walthourville mobile home park late Monday afternoon.

November 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Alleged child predators arrested

ATLANTA - Six people, including three from Liberty County were arrested in an inter-agency law enforcement operation focusing on child exploitation in the area, according to J. Britt Johnson, special agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office.

November 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Suspected prostitutes asked to leave motel

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Surveillance reveals falsified hit-and-run

A Jesup woman apparently dreaming of a large payday reportedly filed a police report claiming she had been struck by a vehicle in Hinesville. However, she soon found herself under investigation and later was arrested for filing a false report.

November 04, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Teacher believes student's parents harassing her

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

November 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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