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Hinesville man arrested in statewide child-porn investigation

Eighteen people, including a Hinesville man, were arrested and charged with crimes related to possession, production, or distribution of images of child pornography after a three-month statewide investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit and the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

October 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Man arrested for alleged assault on mother

At least three cars recently were keyed at the Long County Recreation Department, according to Director Henry Strickland.

October 15, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Crash victim identified as soldier

The man killed in a vehicle accident in Savannah on Sunday has been identified as Spc. Christopher M. Lewis, 23, of San Antonio, Texas.

October 14, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Exhaust pollution leads to tickets

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 14, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Carolina floods remind Georgians to be prepared

In light of the recent storms that have impacted the state of South Carolina, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security, or GEMA/HS, reminds all Georgians that disasters can strike at any time. South Carolina's terrain is similar to Georgia's, and areas of our state have the same risk of flooding. As we've seen, you don't have to live near the water to feel the effects of a major storm.

October 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville church goes through active-shooter training

The fatal shooting of nine church members in a Charleston, South Carolina church in June has prompted church members in Hinesville's Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church to take action to ensure something similar doesn't happen here.

October 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Correction, update on bank robbery

Editor's note: The suspect in the Oct. 2 robbery of the Ameris Bank on Gen. Screven Way was identified by police as Fleming native Joseph Futch. An article on page 3B on Oct. 4 listed an incorrect surname.

October 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Ga. Driver Services, Revenue departments warn of email scam

The Georgia Department of Driver Services and the Georgia Department of Revenue are warning the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driver's license details or face license suspension. The e-mail, which claims to have been sent from the Department of Motor Vehicles, appears to be a common phishing scam designed to steal personal information from recipients. Information collected may be used by Internet criminals to commit identity theft.

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Tips for Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is a great time to get your house prepared for fire prevention. Agent Lynn Bennett of The Bennett Agency would like to remind Liberty Countians that Fire Prevention Week is this week, through Saturday. Fire Prevention Day is Friday.

October 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Arrest made in series of thefts from area vehicles

RICHMOND HILL - Police arrested a Savannah man Thursday and are looking for more suspects in a series of vehicle entries in Liberty, Bryan and Effingham counties.

October 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Neighbor reportedly steals electric power

Recent crime reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 05, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Grand jury hands out indictments

The following were filed Sept. 15:

October 05, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Update: Jones not guilty in murder case

Terrence G. Jones was found not guilty on all 23 counts in a murder case stemming from a 2010 armed robbery that ended in a fatal shooting in a Hinesville apartment.

October 03, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Update: Police foil bank robbery, name suspect

Police arrested a suspected bank robber Friday after a witness reported that one of the Ameris Bank branches in Hinesville was possibly being robbed.

October 02, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Caitlin Kenney Staff Writers | Public Safety


Afraid, not scorned

The woman described by Liberty County Public Defender Joshua Brockington as a scorned ex-girlfriend, took the stand offering a compelling account of what transpired the day Orlejandro Mark Smalls was killed during a poker game held at a friend's house in the 600 block of South Main Street.

September 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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Police: Hinesville hit-and-run leads to high-speed chase across Liberty County

A hit-and-run Tuesday night in Hinesville led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended near Holmestown Road when the suspect crashed, police said.

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


UPDATE: Vehicle recovered from Altamaha River; Jesup man still missing

A vehicle recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Altamaha River was a pickup truck that had been reported stolen in 2005, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles ...

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI investigates theft of construction equipment in Liberty County

A large amount of stolen equipment has been recovered in Liberty County after a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring.

June 13, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged with murder in Walthourville shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Walthourville was charged with felony murder Friday, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

June 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County man arrested in Glennville arson

A Long County man has been charged with four counts of arson in connection with the early Sunday fire that destroyed four downtown Glennville businesses.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged in Walthourville fatal shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with the early Wednesday shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Walthourville.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Training helps Liberty County officers better deal with people in crisis

Local law-enforcement officers received mental health awareness training this week.

June 07, 2016 | Tiffany King | Public Safety


Boy, 9, steals hearts across Hinesville

The Hinesville Fire Department, which is made up of men and women who put their emotions in check when dealing with tragedy, shed tears last ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Glennville fire ruled arson; reward offered

A fire destroyed four businesses on Barnard Street in downtown Glennville early Sunday, and authorities said Tuesday that it has been ruled arson.

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Charges filed in Hinesville wreck, officer scuffle

Charges ranging from traffic violations to theft and destruction of government property have been filed against two women involved in a traffic accident in Hinesville ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Colin soaks the area

Tropical Storm Colin proved to be a big rainmaker for Liberty and Long counties, but the region was spared from major damage.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


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