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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


BI band teacher investigated

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a Bradwell Institute band director after receiving reports that he had been exchanging emails of a sexual nature with a student.

February 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Driver faces molestation charges

A former Long County School System bus driver was charged with two counts of child molestation last week, according to Ludowici Police Department Chief Diannia Duncan and Long County Sheriff's Office Capt. Nickey Anderson.

February 20, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 4: A Berkshire Terrace resident reported the theft of a laptop and scratch case valued at $1,698. The man told police he believed a former houseguest may have taken the items.

February 18, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fatal wreck reported in Long County

A man was killed early Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Long County, according to GSP Trooper William Bowman and Adam Denton. The man reportedly was traveling at a high rate of speed on Arnold Drive near Pearl Davis Road when he lost control of his 1995 Pontiac Gran Am. The vehicle veered off the road, struck several trees and rolled over. The driver was ejected several feet from where the car rested, according to the troopers.

February 17, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Passenger killed in wreck on Highway 84

A Hinesville man was killed Tuesday night when the 1986 Toyota pickup he was riding in collided with another vehicle at the intersection of West Oglethorpe Highway and Maple Drive shortly before 10 p.m.

February 17, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Van driven into a local eatery

A 13-year-old Hinesville boy faces charges after he allegedly drove a vehicle into a Hinesville business Tuesday night. The teen's identity is being withheld because he is a minor.

February 17, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Juvenile justice worker fired in Claxton

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice has announced the firing of a juvenile probation and parole specialist in Claxton.

February 16, 2012 | Associated Press | Public Safety


'Bait' dog rescued in Effingham County

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case of animal cruelty and possible dog fighting after a tortured "bait" dog was found near Old Louisville Road.

February 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Freedom gone in a flush

A Liberty County Jail inmate who would have been bonded out Friday now faces additional charges after he allegedly tried to steal thousands of dollars from the bail bondsman who came to his rescue.

February 15, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Money bag taken from restaurant

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February 13, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


First responders get hazmat training

A two-day hazardous material training course that prepared local emergency responders to identify and react to radiological hazards was conducted Thursday and Friday by the U.S. Department of Energy at Hinesville's Fire Department Station 2.

February 13, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Public Safety


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Nuclear plant's safety discussed at meeting

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of the Hatch Nuclear Power Plant during an open house from 4-6 p.m ...

April 19, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD Reports

From Hinesville Police Department reports. Editor's note: Due to computer issues at the city, reports have been unavailable in recent weeks. They are back ...

April 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Child critical after collision with pickup

A 9-year-old boy was critically injured Tuesday when he was riding a bike south of Riceboro and was hit by a pickup.

April 18, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One dead, another injured after domestic dispute

Liberty County authorities are searching for a 41-year-old man in connection with a homicide and the injury of another person in Walthourville early Thursday.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Early forecast calls for 6-8 hurricanes

When Liberty County Emergency Management Deputy Director emailed a graphic with the 2018 hurricane forecast, he added a caveat.

April 09, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murder suspect gets $1M bond

The man accused of fatally shooting James Caswell Jones had bond set at $1 milllion on March 19, by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert ...

April 02, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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