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Pedestrian struck by car in Hinesville

A man was struck by a vehicle shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Gen. Screven Way and South Main Street in Hinesville, according to authorities. He was flown by Life Star to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

January 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Jan. 15

Dec. 20: Simple battery - A Georgia Avenue woman told police her mother had "bumped" her knee with the front of her vehicle before leaving the home after the two had argued. The daughter said she was smoking outside when her mother approached her about burning a hole in the back seat of the car. The daughter said her mother had called her "a deadbeat" single-mother and then sprayed her in the face with air freshener.

January 15, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Jan. 13

Dec. 22: • DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol - A deputy pulled over a driver whose vehicle was weaving from side to side on Highway 38 in Midway. When the deputy approached the woman, she told him she had been talking on her cellphone. The deputy smelled alcohol coming from the woman's vehicle.

January 14, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Richmond Hill hires new fire chief

Richmond Hill has a new fire chief, as city-council members voted to offer the job and its $70,000 salary to Ralph Catlett following a brief closed session at Tuesday night's regular meeting in city hall.

January 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Jan. 13

Dec. 18: Simple battery - A woman police described as frantic said she was having a verbal dispute with husband at their Stewart Drive residence when things became physical. The woman said she confronted her husband about photos and emails she found that were about another woman. She admitted to police she slapped her husband in the face and told him to leave if he was going to cheat on her. She said he became angry and started to choke her.

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tornado warning issued in area

A tornado warning was issued for Liberty and Long counties about 3:30 and is to be in effect until 4:15.

January 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storms possible this afternoon

Thunderstorms are expected to sweep across Southeast Georgia this afternoon.

January 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Gunman robs convenience store

A robbery early Wednesday morning left a store clerk shaken but not hurt.

January 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Jan. 10

Dec. 19: Matter of record - A Midway woman called deputies about a possible suicide attempt when a male relative reportedly told his family "goodbye" and said he loved them before leaving the home on foot.

January 10, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Home invasion results in shooting

A Hinesville man was shot Wednesday night during a scuffle with an intruder at his Pineland Square Apartments home. An unknown gunman reportedly forced his way in the apartment the victim shares with his girlfriend.

January 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Suspect indicted in 3rd ID soldier's death

A federal grand jury in Savannah indicted Carl Evan Swain, 43, of Alabama, on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 30 death of a Fort Stewart soldier, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia, Savannah Office.

January 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Man shot at Hinesville apartment

A man was shot Wednesday night at Pineland Square apartments on Pineland Avenue in Hinesville. According to Hinesville Police Department Maj. Thomas Cribbs, the victim was at home when a female friend came to the door. As she entered the apartment, a man reportedly accosted her and tried to force his way in. Two other men reportedly lingered behind the first man. A skirmish allegedly ensued between the first suspect and the apartment resident, which is when the victim was shot in the left shoulder. Although the man's wound appeared to be non-life-threatening, Cribbs said he was taken to ...

January 08, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Jan. 8

Dec. 13: Theft by conversion - A woman and her boyfriend living with her mother claimed the mother tossed them out without a proper eviction. The couple said they left and returned the next day to retrieve their property but the mother had locked up 250 of her DVD movies and refused to give them back.

January 08, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Cold weather tips from insurance commish

Atlanta – With bitter cold weather on us, state Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens reminds Georgians of important insurance and fire safety tips.

January 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Wind chill advisories up this morning

Wind chill advisories are up across Southeast Georgia this morning as the breeze is making the 15-20 degree temperatures seem much colder.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Soldiers risk lives to extinguish fire

Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.

July 18, 2014 | By Sgt. Alexandra Shea 1st ABCT, 3rd ID | Public Safety


Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville official's home destroyed

The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified, shooter still loose

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


More arrests in alcohol, tobacco fraud ring

The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hensler completes impaired-driving enforcement course

Corporal Scott Hensler of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired-driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Shooting victim critical

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile home park on Wilder Road.

July 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Sheriff's academy for Liberty residents

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office will host another 10-week Citizen's Academy beginning Aug.6.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Police probing Walthourville shooting

Authorities are investigating how a man was shot in Walthourville Monday night, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden.

July 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Ludowici earns safety grant

The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced that the city of Ludowici received a safety grant check for $6,000. The funds will be used to purchase helmets, gloves, handbooks, manuals and radio systems.

July 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 14

June 26: Simple battery - An officer was called to a disturbance on Deer Trail Lane in Midway. The complainant said her friend came over drunk at 6:30 a.m. They hung out all day until the friend wanted the complainant to get off the phone and go for a walk with her. The complainant said no, which made the friend mad, and she began swinging at her.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters for July 11

June 28: Criminal trespass - An officer responded at Ballard Drive in reference to two unidentified men knocking on the complainant's door.

July 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three structure fires on 16 hours

Between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, three structure fires were reported in Liberty and Long counties. No one was injured, but 10 area residents now are without homes. The blazes appear to be unrelated.

July 11, 2014 | By Lewis Levine and Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


GeoVista Credit Union robbed

A search is under way in Hinesville for the person who robbed the GeoVista Credit Union on Link Street on Thursday morning.

July 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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