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Area officers receive valor awards

Three of four area law enforcement officers honored Thursday by the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire said they had never fired a weapon in the line of duty until confronted by a gunman last March. They all expressed deep regret over the suspect's loss of life and said they do not consider themselves heroes; rather, they said they were simply doing their jobs.

February 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety

Burn victim’s condition still unknown

There was no official update Tuesday on the condition of a 6-year-old boy who sustained burns Friday night at a backyard fire where friends and family members had gathered outside of a home in the 900 block of Primrose Lane in Hinesville.

February 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Stewart soldier drowns, memorial is planned

The body of 3rd Infantry Division soldier Cpl. Catlin May was recovered Saturday, from Fort Stewart recreational pond No. 28.

February 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Soldier escapee considered armed, dangerous

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier who escaped from law enforcement last week is to be considered armed and dangerous, warns the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Foul played ruled out in soldier's drowning

The body of Cpl. Catlin May, a 3rd ID soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, was recovered Saturday evening by installation emergency services from recreational Pond 28 on Fort Stewart.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Escaped soldier considered armed, dangerous

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Departments announced Monday that Pvt. Daniel Brazelton, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who escaped from custody Friday, is considered armed and dangerous.

February 15, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Soldier found dead in post pond

The body of a Fort Stewart Soldier was recovered Saturday night by installation emergency services from a recreational pond here after receiving a call from fishermen who witnessed the soldier falling into the water.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Two children, adult burned at bonfire

In what Hinesville Police Department Det. Kyle Larimore is calling an unfortunate accident, two children and one adult sustained burns after gasoline was used to expand a bonfire.

February 12, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Army, civilian law looking for escapee

Pvt. Daniel Brazelton, 3-15th Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, fled from custody Friday as he was being taken from Fort Stewart to Liberty County Jail, post officials reported Friday evening.

February 12, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Sheriff talks with residents about concerns

Sheriff Steve Sikes and his staff are ready to get the bad guys off the streets.

February 11, 2011 | Seraine page | Public Safety

Drug dealers get time in prison

SAVANNAH - Andre Jamaal Guyton of Ludowici was sentenced by District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. to 210 months imprisonment following his conviction on two counts of distributing controlled substances in Liberty County. The case was tried before Moore on Oct. 13 at the U.S. Courthouse in Savannah. The

February 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Local woman arrested in alleged meth sting

A Hinesville woman was among four people arrested Friday night in Coweta County in an undercover sting for allegedly selling methamphetamine.

February 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Melville Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Officers sport paint for charity

On Saturday, paintball enthusiasts and law enforcement agencies led the way in raising money for the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes. The event, called Cops and Robbers, was an eight-hour paintball battle at the Low Country Paintball Club in Long County. In addition to local paintball competitors, members from the Ludowici Police Department, Long County Sheriff's Office, Georgia State Patrol, Secret Service, MACE, ATF, FBI, Georgia Forestry Commission and the Department of Natural Resources also competed.

February 09, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Towers up at old airport, in Midway

The update of the public safety communications equipment is coming along as expected, according to county officials.

February 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety

High court weighs 'emotional' testimony in death penalty cases

ATLANTA - Just before a jury began debating how to punish the man convicted of killing her sister, Kellie Wiggins took the witness stand and urged them not to forget one thing about the victim: "No one gave compassion to her. No one fought for her life."

February 08, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety

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Hinesville man dies in SC wreck

A Hinesville man died in a single-vehicle wreck shortly before noon Monday in South Carolina, authorities said.

September 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Vandals target Liberty County subdivision

Liberty County's Woodland Lakes subdivision recently was the target of vandals when homes, vehicles and signs were spray-painted with alleged gang graffiti.

September 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Woman believes mother, boyfriend stole debit card

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

September 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

18 arrested in Long County drug sweep

The Long County Sheriff's Office joined several other area law-enforcement agencies Sept. 4 to make a sweep in the western part of Long County ...

September 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

New Long County fire chief will still be Hinesville firefighter

In a specially called meeting Thursday, the Long County Board of Commissioners hired Hinesville firefighter Chris Moss as the new part-time fire chief in a ...

September 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Fire destroys eastern Liberty County home

A Friday-morning fire destroyed a home in eastern Liberty County.

September 18, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Man dies in Wayne County boat accident

One man is dead and two others injured after a boating accident Thursday afternoon in Wayne County.

September 17, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Woman tries to cover damage with burglary report

Reports filed recently by Hinesville Police Department officer include:

September 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

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