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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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Restaurant sanitation scores for June

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in June by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

July 12, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


14 South Georgia residents indicted on federal drug trafficking charges

STATESBORO - A federal indictment has been returned charging a Glennville man and a Fleming man, along with 12 other South Georgia residents, with conspiring to ...

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Large amount of drugs found in Hinesville home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit has seized a large amount of narcotics.

July 11, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot and killed at Liberty County mobile home

Law-enforcement officials are investigating the shooting death of Dennis Pavao, 43.

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


Arrest made for R&J Produce fire

A man has been arrested in connection with a June 20 fire that destroyed R&J Produce store on E. G. Miles Parkway, according to ...

July 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Suspects in Walthourville shooting, Hinesville standoff charged

A Walthourville man narrowly escaped injury Thursday after someone shot through his front door, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

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


Man, 28, charged with murder of Jesup man, 70

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged with killing a 70-year-old Jesup man, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

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


Last roll call for HPD officer

The June 28 midnight patrol was the last for Hinesville police Lt. Thomas Ovitt, midnight shift watch commander.

July 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


'Possible homicide' investigated in Jesup

Authorities are investigating what they term a "possible homicide" in Jesup.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.comr | Public Safety


Hinesville man’s murder conviction, life term upheld

A Hinesville father convicted of killing his baby daughter had his murder conviction and life sentence upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court, according to a ...

July 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Fire displaces Hinesville couple

A Hinesville couple was displaced after a fire damaged their home Sunday night.

July 04, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


2 Hinesville police officers honored for saving man’s life

Star Cpl. Franklin Gallob and Cpl. Robert Smith of the Hinesville Police Department have received the Distinguished Service Award for their roles in saving a ...

July 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Public Safety


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