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HPD officer’s heroic act recognized

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and city council members recognized the heroism of Hinesville Police Officer Jassen Garrett as one the first items of business during Thursday's council meeting.

March 05, 2012 | | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 17: A Hinesville resident reported the theft of his wife's rings from his vehicle while the vehicle was being serviced at a business on West Oglethorpe Highway. The man told police the vehicle was the last place he and his wife saw the rings, valued at $3,300.

March 03, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Dog thrown from moving SUV

For the second time in recent weeks, the Hinesville Police Department is investigating another case of animal cruelty.

March 02, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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


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2014 Midway area murder case set for trial in October

A man suspected of killing his roommate nearly three years ago is set to go to jury trial in October.

August 21, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


July shooting suspect arrested

One of two suspects allegedly responsible for shooting a Walthourville man on July 23, has been arrested by U.S. Marshals.

August 21, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Patient pulls fire alarm at Hinesville VA

From Hinesville Police Department reports.

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


I-95 interchange ramp detour set for Sunday

Drivers heading east on I-16 to I-95 north overnight Sunday should expect delays, according to the state Department of Transportation.

August 18, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Army charges two with murder

The Army has charged two Third Infantry Division soldiers with murder under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to Army officials.

August 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Toddler drowns in Long Co.

A 19-month-old Long County child described as "an active country boy who enjoyed his hunting dogs, chickens, Mickey Mouse and anything outside," was found drowned ...

August 17, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Courier senior correspondent | Public Safety


Heat advisory issued again today

With temperatures expected to be in the mid to upper 90s and humidity at 50 percent and climbing to 80 percent over night, the National ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Raid at Long County store yields alleged drugs, shot-house sales

The Long County Sheriff's Office raided B's Corner Store uncovering alleged drugs and illegal alcohol sales Thursday.

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County toddler drowns

An 18-month-old Long County child was found drowned in a family pool Sunday morning.

August 13, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman fatally shot man in front of kids

It took a jury about an hour and a half Wednesday to find a woman guilty of aggravated assault and murder in the death of ...

August 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Bond reduction denied man accused of killing his mother

A judged refused during a hearing Monday to reduce bond on a Midway man who allegedly fatally shot his mother March 3 as they were ...

August 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Men knocked unconscious, woman steals wig

From Hinesville Police Department reports.

August 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Kids get mini-vacation with the law

A week shy of returning back to school, several children got to go fishing and bowling with law enforcement officers.

August 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Storm not expected to cause problems here

Tropical Storm Emily is not expected to have much effect on Coastal Georgia, according to weather forecasters.

July 31, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


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