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Lumpkin to face death penalty possibility

Former Liberty County corrections officer Kenneth Lumpkin appeared Tuesday in Long County Superior Court, where he was served with papers expressing the prosecution's intent to seek the death penalty in Lumpkin's upcoming murder trial, according to Liberty County Clerk of Court Frank Middleton.

March 02, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety

House passes juvenile justice overhaul

ATLANTA - Juvenile courts would have to conduct an assessment of children's mental health needs before committing them into state custody as part of an overhaul of the juvenile justice code passed Wednesday by House lawmakers.

March 01, 2012 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 22: A Hinesville business owner reported the theft of a portable storage container, valued at $2,000. The owner said the customer stopped paying on the rented storage container and told police a witness saw the container emptied and towed from the customer's property.

March 01, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety

Prepare for tornadoes, season starts Thursday

ATLANTA - Last spring, a series of tornadoes struck Georgia, killing 15 people and injuring 143 across the state.

February 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Man beaten during home invasion

A Midway man was attacked and robbed early Sunday morning, according to law-enforcement authorities.

February 29, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

House votes to ban sex offenders from driving buses

ATLANTA - Sex offenders would be banned from driving school and passenger buses under a bill passed by Georgia's House of Representatives.

February 28, 2012 | Associated Press | Public Safety

Criminal justice overhaul introduced

ATLANTA - Seeking to balance public safety with the growing cost of the state's prison system, Georgia lawmakers on Monday introduced legislation to substantially overhaul the criminal justice system, with changes ranging from how courts are run to how offenders are sentenced.

February 28, 2012 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Public Safety

Hinesville Police blotter for Feb. 27

Recent reports of crimes and activity by the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 27, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety

Crime tip leads to arrests

Fighting fires as Midway Volunteer Fire Department's fire chief for the past 31 years is just one aspect of Terrell Chipp's service to the community.

February 27, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Active tonado season expected, especially in SE

WASHINGTON - With the month of March looming, tornado chasers are already watching the Southeast as a nasty storm brews with the potential to spin off a batch of tornadoes.

February 25, 2012 | By Seth Borenstein Associated Press writer | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 17: A woman was arrested at a business on West Highway 196 for possession of marijuana and a controlled substance after being spotted by her bail bondsman, who told police she gave him a false name during her bonding. Marijuana was found in the vehicle she was traveling in, and an Oxycontin pill and straw were found on her person.

February 25, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety

Area put under a tornado watch

Liberty and Long counties are among many Georgia counties to be put under a wind advisory and tornado watch, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston.

February 24, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety

Long County fugitive caught in N.C.

A Long County man who had been on the run for more than a year recently was apprehended by authorities in North Carolina.

February 24, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 13: A Brantley Drive resident reported a burglary in which a laptop, valued at $900, was stolen.

February 23, 2012 | Staff reports | Public Safety

Firefighter finishes arson training

FORSYTH - Earnest M. McDuffie, Sr., a lieutenant with the Hinesville Fire Department, recently completed the arson investigator certification program taught by the state police academy division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

February 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

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Flu lingering; numbers dropping quickly

The latest Georgia data continue to show the flu epidemic trending downward in the state.

March 08, 2018 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety

Wreck shows turpentine stills moves through area

Highway 84 between Dunlevie Road and Kent Road in Allenhurst was shut down for several hours in all directions Wednesday due to a traffic accident.

February 26, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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