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Motorist killed in wreck on 144

One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident just after 8 a.m. Tuesday on Ga. Highway 144, according to GSP Trooper Thornell King. The wreck happened near the sniper range on Fort Stewart, according to Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson. Because no military personnel were involved, the accident investigation was turned over to the Georgia State Patrol.

November 16, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Woman killed in wreck on Ga. Highway 144

One person was killed in a vehicle accident just after 8 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 144, near the sniper range on Fort Stewart, according to Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson. Because no military personnel were involved, the accident investigation was turned over to the Georgia State Patrol.

November 15, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Savannah man missing in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas - Police in the Bahamas are requesting the public's help in locating a 45-year-old Georgia man who was swept into the Atlantic Ocean a week ago.

November 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


HFD offers fire-safety classes

According to a report by the Georgia State Fire Marshal's Office, 2,565 people died in home fires nationwide in 2009.

November 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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November 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


False robbery report charge filed at GSU

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University officials say an Ogeechee Technical College student who reported being shot during an attempted armed robbery on the university's campus has been charged with making a false report.

November 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Dozens respond to EMA weather spotter class

Seventeen people responded to the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency's offer for a basic weather spotter class, and another 21 people attended the advanced class Nov. 5 at the agency's headquarters in downtown Hinesville.

November 10, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Forestry ranger predicts active year for fires

During its November meeting, the Long County Commission received a report from Georgia Forestry Commission Long/Liberty County Chief Ranger David Duke, who predicted that 2011 will end up being the second-worst year on record for acres burned. In Long County, 115 fires cropped up and more than 7,000 acres were destroyed.

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


HPD blotter

Nov. 1: Police charged one man with possession of marijuana and another with driving under the influence after stopping a vehicle at Brantley Drive and West Oglethorpe Highway for an inoperative brake light. During the stop, a K-9 officer registered a positive hit on the vehicle, and a rear passenger was arrested after attempting to swallow marijuana. The driver failed field sobriety tests conducted on the scene and was arrested for DUI.

November 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff welcomes new bonding agency

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes officially welcomed a new bonding agency to Liberty County. Sikes congratulated owner Ernie Walthour and commended him for going through the certification process. Sikes said Walthour's company offers the public options that once were limited.

November 08, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Oct. 28: A resident of Demere Street reported his car's stereo amplifiers stolen. The amps were valued at $1,750.

November 05, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hitchhiker accidentally killed on road

A hitchhiker was killed Wednesday morning in Riceboro as he was sleeping on a dirt road near Montague Street, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

November 04, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Oct. 27: A resident of Handy Street told police she paid a house-moving company $4,000 to relocate a home for her but the work was never done and she could not locate the subject whom she signed a contract with. Police found that previous complaints had been filed against the same company and were unable to make contact with the company's operators.

November 03, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bus wreck sends eight to hospital

A wreck involving a Liberty County school bus and several vehicles occurred Tuesday morning before 8 a.m. on Highway 84 in Midway. Eight students were taken to the hospital via emergency medical services for evaluation, according to Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer. Other students may have been taken by parents to the hospital to be checked out.

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Final debris sweep to start Dec. 12

CrowderGulf, the debris removal company that Hinesville and Liberty County contracted to remove hurricane debris, will begin its third and final pass Dec. 12.

December 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores

In recent inspections by the Liberty County Health Department's Sanitation workers, eating establishments in the county earned these grades:

November 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville names new assistant police chief

The Hinesville Police Department (HPD) has promoted Captain Bill Kirkendall to Assistant Chief of Police effective Dec. 1, following the retirement of current Assistant Chief ...

November 26, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Wife says husband threatened to burn her

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 23, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Click it or ticket in effect

This Thanksgiving, law enforcement agencies statewide are teaming up for the Click It or Ticket seatbelt campaign with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety ...

November 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter Nov. 16

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November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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