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Pooler McDonald's evacuated

POOLER - Ten people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after firefighters found two customers unconscious inside a bathroom and others struggling to breathe at a McDonald's restaurant, authorities said.

September 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Court allows life sentences for juveniles

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court on Wednesday held that juveniles convicted of murder can be sentenced to life in prison without parole, seeking to settle a lingering debate over how the courts punish minors who commit serious offenses.

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


HPD blotter

Aug. 31: Two residential burglaries were reported at neighboring houses on Mattie Street. The complainants, who are relatives, told police that two televisions and two window air-conditioning units were stolen. The items were valued at $1,250.

September 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


St. Catherines blazes not a threat

Since a powerful thunderstorm sent lightning bolts down to St. Catherines Island about two weeks ago, the island's fire department has battled 10 remote blazes.

September 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Bond set in soldier stabbing case

Bond was set last week in a stabbing that involved two Fort Stewart soldiers last month in Long County. Pfc. Leonard Coleman had a bond of $28,500 cash or $57,000 for property set Aug. 22. He is charged with stabbing Spc. Charles Olmstead on Aug. 21.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Alleged car thief captured in Florida

The hunt for a man who reportedly was linked to several stolen cars in the area came to an end this week in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Barrier keeps car from hitting justice center

A Liberty County bailiff who reportedly was struggling with emotional issues attempted to drive his car into the Liberty County Justice Center around 10 a.m. Friday morning.

September 06, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Lightning strike sends soldiers to hospital

Twenty-two 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team soldiers and one Army civilian training on Fort Stewart's Donovan Field experienced a lightning strike at about 4:35 p.m. Sunday.

September 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Firefighters still battling Terrell Mill Pond fire

The Georgia Forestry Commission and Hinesville Fire Department firefighters continuously are working to contain the Terrell Mill Pond fire that reignited this weekend. The fire started from a lightning strike June 28. Most of the area was in the smoldering stage before recent winds and dead debris intensified the fire Aug. 27.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Red Cross expects hurricane response to continue for weeks

SAVANNAH - With communities from North Carolina to New England suffering from significant flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages from Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food and other assistance.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Pembroke family rescued from river

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With thousands expected on Georgia reservoirs and rivers this holiday weekend, a new Department of Natural Resources video stresses water safety through the story of a south Georgia fishing trip that almost turned tragic.

September 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


$7,000 lost in home burlgary

Aug. 23: A convenience store on South Main Street reported a burglary in which $1,625 was stolen. Store personnel told police they suspected a former employee.

August 31, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Terrell Mill Pond blaze reignites

We didn't kill the fire. It was always burning since the world's been turning - or at least since June 28, when a lightning strike set much of the 900-acre peat lands ablaze, according to Liberty County and Midway Georgia Forestry Commission Chief Ranger David Duke.

August 31, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Public Safety


Bomb scare closes Wendys for hours

A suspicious package left Sunday afternoon in Wendy's parking lot tied up police and traffic in Hinesville for a few hours.

August 31, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Aug. 19: A resident of Deveraux Road told police a $700 guitar in its hard case was taken from his unsecured vehicle while he visited a store in Hinesville.

August 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Joint Operation Leads to the Largest Cash Seizure in CNT History

In the late months of 2016, the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) collaborated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the ...

March 29, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Suspected pusher busted

A Liberty County drug dog unit discovered narcotics during a traffic stop on Monday in Hinesville that was enough to warrant six distribution charges, according ...

March 29, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments February term:

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record for the February 2017 term. All ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man gets life for death of aspiring Macon rapper

The man convicted of killing aspiring Macon-area rapper Markese "Pain City" Mahone was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge ...

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter March 22

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Bond set for man accused of killing teen

The man accused of killing teen Clyde Austin Weeks was in court Monday for a bond hearing.

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Reward upped for info on Long crimes

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people targeting the elderly in Long County has increased from $700 to $4,000.

March 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


'Hatchet man' back in court this week

The man who earned the nickname the Hatchet Man for attacking a woman with a hatchet in 1996 is expected back in court Thursday, according ...

March 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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