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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 of Police, Major Julian Hodges on Nov. 30.

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 through Nov. 27 to make sure motorists are buckled up no matter where they're headed.

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


Hinesville Police blotter Nov. 16

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Former Fort Stewart soldier sentenced for child pornography

Former Fort Stewart soldier Lance Lightner, 24, was sentenced on Tuesday to 272 months in prison by Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood following his guilty pleas to charges of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography, according to a press release sent Thursday.

November 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Public Safety


One arrested on drug charges during raid

Long County officers arrested one person and confiscated drugs during an Oct. 17 raid on a Ludowici Apartment.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Crash on Fort Stewart kills young Long Co. man

Dillon Jacobs, who had recently decided to join the Army, died following a vehicle crash on Highway 144 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning.

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Crash closes Highway 144 in Fort Stewart

Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart is closed until further notice following a two-vehicle accident with one fatality, according to a news release from Fort Stewart PAO.

October 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Storm preparations open door for thieves

The following incidents are taken from Hinesville Police Department reports.

October 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Alleged burglar charged

A Ludowici man has been charged with burglary in connection with a Sept. 30 report.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici chief home after injury

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was home Friday afternoon, after being taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after his patrol car was hit by a pickup and burst into flames Thursday morning.

October 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


GBI says local man shot himself after robbery

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died during an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to preliminary autopsy reports.

October 17, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety


How people weathered the storm

Hurricane Matthew brought rain and wind that knocked down trees and power lines in Liberty and Long counties.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King, Jeff Whitten, Dan Scott and Pat Watkins | Public Safety


City EMS and teams assessing damage

The City of Hinesville has reported that the fire department and EMS are back in full response, and linemen crews from Georgia Power, Coastal EMC and Canoochee EMC will be working on power outages.

October 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Worst expected this afternoon, night

As local officials continued to urge area residents to evacuate Friday morning and help those without transportation to get out of the area, Hurricane Matthew continued on course to ravage Coastal Georgia.

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Long County Sheriff’s Office needs public's help in locating missing man

According to Long County Sheriff's Detective, Tom Sollosi, Larry Anthony "Tony" Thompson has been reported missing, by his family. Mr. Thompson is 46 years ...

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Verbal dispute over game cards leads to punches

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

April 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Store employee gives customers free items

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hearing sheds more light on double homicide

The co-defendant in the double-homicide of two Fort Stewart soldiers was denied bond in court Monday.

April 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Forecasters call for below-normal storm season

AccuWeather reports forecasters are calling for a below-normal hurricane season this year, as a potential El Niño may limit the development of storms.

April 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long County stages Prom Promise at HS

Several Long County agencies helped stage Long County High School's Prom Promise March 31.

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


LCSO: Traffic stop leads to drug bust

A Liberty County drug dog unit discovered narcotics during a traffic stop on March 27 in Hinesville, according to Liberty County Sheriffs Office Maj. Jeff ...

April 06, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Courier senior correspondent | Public Safety


Bond reduced in killing of bouncer

Bond was reduced for a man accused of killing a bouncer at Cream Sports Bar in Hinesville. The shooting occurred in December.

April 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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