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Murder suspect agrees to plea

In a surprising turn of events, what was expected to be a weeklong trial ended abruptly when murder suspect Jason Howard suddenly accepted a deal in exchange for pleading guilty to two counts of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the 2004 deaths of his mother and stepfather, Mildred and Jewel Cleveland, in their Gum Branch home.

March 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 12: A resident of South Main Street reported the theft of his laptop, valued at $550, from his residence. The man told police he believes a relative may have taken the laptop.

March 20, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 8: A man was cited for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at West Hendry Street. The driver had an expired license plate and was found with a baggie of marijuana on his person.

March 17, 2012 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Shots fired in Long County domestic dispute

Three shots reportedly were fired last week during a domestic dispute in the northeastern section of Long County.

March 16, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 1: A man reported the theft of his car stereo and amps while the car was stored at an auto repair shop on West Memorial Drive. The items were valued at $1,550.

March 15, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Jan. 25: A Hinesville resident told police someone stole more than $18,000 worth of home furnishings, military gear and personal items from his locked storage unit. The man told police he believed a woman he met at a local restaurant who helped him retrieve some items from the unit earlier may have taken one of the storage unit keys and the electronic access code from him. The woman was captured on the storage facility's security cameras entering the facility just after the man's access code was entered.

March 11, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 2: Police responded to an affray at a park on East Oglethorpe Highway after one patrol officer heard several shots fired in the vicinity. Two subjects were detained on the scene but one was released after witnesses verified his lack of involvement. A third subject, later identified as the shooter, fled the scene but later was apprehended. The weapon was recovered and previously was reported stolen. The shooter faces charges of theft by receiving stolen property, discharging a firearm near a public street and carrying a weapon without a license.

March 10, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


First responders practice communications

First responders must be able to communicate with each other, other government agencies and the public in order to assist victims of natural and man-made disasters.

March 09, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


EMA: Stay put during tornado

Georgia residents got a reminder last weekend about tornado preparedness.

March 09, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Men plead not guilty to kidnapping

Three Pembroke men have pleaded not guilty to federal charges in association with the kidnappings of two Bryan County residents.

March 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 28: A known offender was arrested for obstruction, possession of marijuana, a suspended license and several counts of unrestrained minors in the vehicle after he was pulled over for a broken taillight at West Mills Avenue and North Main Street.

March 08, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Georgia targets rogue pain clinic owners

ATLANTA - Clinics that specialize in dispensing prescription painkillers would fall under more scrutiny under a bill House lawmakers passed Monday targeting the illegal drug trade.

March 07, 2012 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Search continues for missing teen

The Hinesville Police Department still is actively searching for missing Hinesville teen Dannon Prichard.

March 07, 2012 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


IGA grocery store broken into

The Ludowici IGA grocery store was broken into last week.

March 07, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Storm center chief predicts more accurate forecasts

CHARLESTON - National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read said Monday that science will improve to the point where forecasters can reliably issue forecasts showing where a hurricane will be a week ahead of time.

March 07, 2012 | By Bruce Smith Associated Press writer | Public Safety


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Nuclear plant's safety discussed at meeting

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of the Hatch Nuclear Power Plant during an open house from 4-6 p.m ...

April 19, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD Reports

From Hinesville Police Department reports. Editor's note: Due to computer issues at the city, reports have been unavailable in recent weeks. They are back ...

April 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Child critical after collision with pickup

A 9-year-old boy was critically injured Tuesday when he was riding a bike south of Riceboro and was hit by a pickup.

April 18, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One dead, another injured after domestic dispute

Liberty County authorities are searching for a 41-year-old man in connection with a homicide and the injury of another person in Walthourville early Thursday.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Early forecast calls for 6-8 hurricanes

When Liberty County Emergency Management Deputy Director emailed a graphic with the 2018 hurricane forecast, he added a caveat.

April 09, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murder suspect gets $1M bond

The man accused of fatally shooting James Caswell Jones had bond set at $1 milllion on March 19, by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert ...

April 02, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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