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Fire closes Highway 196 temporarily

Despite weekend efforts by Georgia Forestry rangers to control a fire that has been burning in a peat moss bog near Ga. Highway 196 since Tuesday, a thick plume of smoke blanketed the heavily used road, bringing visibility to zero at times and prompting officials to temporarily close the highway.

July 06, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Buzz off: Combat summer pests

For more than 30 years, Jack Vereen has worked to "fight the bite."

July 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Brush fire flares up from peat

A fire that had smoldered in a peat bog since Tuesday became a major brush fire Friday in Hinesville.

July 05, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighters find 339 sticks of dynamite

WAYCROSS - Firefighters battling a massive wildfire in South Georgia discovered 339 sticks of dynamite, and a U.S. Army bomb squad from Fort Stewart was called to detonate the explosives.

July 02, 2011 | The Associated Press | Public Safety


Region’s fires continue to pose risk

Where's the fire?

July 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


HPD blotter

June 23: A church on Gen. Stewart Way reported checks from its assistance fund had been forged for a total amount of $1,975.

June 30, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Downtown tree lost to lightning

A member of Rogers Tree Service's crew takes down limbs from a large willow oak tree Tuesday morning in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park. A portion of the park near the tree had been closed to the public as a safety precaution after the tree was struck by lightning last week. Liberty County Extension Coordinator Robert Bell and an arborist assessed the tree and advised the city to take it down because the structural integrity of the top of the tree had been compromised.

June 29, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Public Safety


Second arrest made in Long machete case

A second arrest has been made in last week's case in which a homeowner used a machete to stop a man from burglarizing his home.

June 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Suspect in string of robberies arrested

Dublin police have apprehended a Savannah resident believed to be responsible for eight robberies between Athens and Orange Park, Fla., including one in Midway and one in Richmond Hill, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.

June 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Dept. blotter

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June 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO’s Jenkins promoted to captain

Liberty County Sheriff's Office in-house instructor Keith Jenkins was promoted to captain Friday as part of a department-wide restructuring. LCSO Sheriff Steve Sikes said Jenkins will oversee the department's revamped, more intensive training program.

June 27, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 16: A Pineview resident reported a burglary in which $100 in cash was taken. The victim told police her neighbor spotted a former acquaintance of the victim's on the property, and the victim told police she believed the former acquaintance also had been stealing cigarette butts from her front porch for several weeks.

June 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man thwarts break-in, nabs suspect

A Long County man thwarted a home invasion in progress Tuesday and detained an intruder at his residence in the Burnt Pines subdivision.

June 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Judd denied bond, considered flight risk

Christiane Judd, the former operator of Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Long County, appeared Tuesday morning before Long County Magistrate Judge Marie Middleton for a 10-minute hearing.

June 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 10: Officers charged two men with marijuana possession and possession with intent after attempting to stop a vehicle on Gen. Screven Way for a center-lane violation. Before pulling over, one of the vehicle's passengers threw a suspicious item out of the window and then bailed out of the vehicle and ran. The man was found down the street hiding on a porch and was arrested without further incident. He was found carrying marijuana and the discarded item also was determined to be marijuana. More contraband was found in another passenger's possession.

June 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Large amount of drugs found in Hinesville home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit has seized a large amount of narcotics.

July 11, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot and killed at Liberty County mobile home

Law-enforcement officials are investigating the shooting death of Dennis Pavao, 43.

July 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Arrest made for R&J Produce fire

A man has been arrested in connection with a June 20 fire that destroyed R&J Produce store on E. G. Miles Parkway, according to ...

July 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Suspects in Walthourville shooting, Hinesville standoff charged

A Walthourville man narrowly escaped injury Thursday after someone shot through his front door, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

July 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man, 28, charged with murder of Jesup man, 70

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged with killing a 70-year-old Jesup man, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

July 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Last roll call for HPD officer

The June 28 midnight patrol was the last for Hinesville police Lt. Thomas Ovitt, midnight shift watch commander.

July 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


'Possible homicide' investigated in Jesup

Authorities are investigating what they term a "possible homicide" in Jesup.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.comr | Public Safety


Hinesville man’s murder conviction, life term upheld

A Hinesville father convicted of killing his baby daughter had his murder conviction and life sentence upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court, according to a ...

July 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Fire displaces Hinesville couple

A Hinesville couple was displaced after a fire damaged their home Sunday night.

July 04, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


2 Hinesville police officers honored for saving man’s life

Star Cpl. Franklin Gallob and Cpl. Robert Smith of the Hinesville Police Department have received the Distinguished Service Award for their roles in saving a ...

July 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Public Safety


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