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Time to put the phones down while driving

Two new laws took effect July 1. Senate Bill 360 bans texting while driving for adult drivers and House Bill 23 bans all cell phone use for teen drivers. Both of these new laws carry fines of $150 and one point added to the driving records of violators. The new laws are designed to reduce distracted driving. Twenty-five states already ban texting for all drivers and 25 states also ban all cell phone usage for teen drivers.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


EMA officials discuss oil spill's impact on Georgia

State, local and federal officials met Friday at Glynn County's Public Safety Center in Brunswick and discussed response plans for any potential threat to Georgia from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Firefighters 'Fill the Boot' for MDA victims

The Hinesville Fire Department will be outside Walmart on West Oglethorpe Highway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday for the annual "Fill the Boot" drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long County deputy complete training course

Deputy Sheriff Mark I. Hall of the Long County Sherriff's Office completed a radar operator recertification course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Midway man killed in wreck

A crash Wednesday night in Midway killed one Liberty County resident and injured another man.

July 01, 2010 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Public Safety


Hurricane season is here - are you ready?

Barely a month into the 2010 hurricane season, weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic are already ripe for producing potential storms.

June 28, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety


Two more nabbed for child porn

Two Hinesville men were arrested last weekend and charged with several counts of sexual exploitation of children.

June 25, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Child drowns in Long County

Tragedy struck Long County Sunday when a 1-year-old boy apparently drowned.

June 23, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire breaks out at deputy's home

Long County Sheriff's Office Deputy Robert Parker lost a portion of his home Tuesday night to a blaze that firefighters reportedly fought for more than four hours.

June 23, 2010 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD: Bradwell student robbed, shot

Hinesville Police Department detectives are investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old Bradwell Institute student Sunday night during an armed robbery on the 100 block of Deal Street.

June 23, 2010 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici man busted for child porn

A Ludowici man was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual exploitation of children.

June 21, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot during robbery Sunday

Hinesville Police Department detectives are investigating an armed robbery and shooting that occurred just after 10 Sunday night.

June 21, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Autopsy on body this weekend

Authorities had not released the identity of human remains found in west Liberty County Friday morning by Saturday evening.

June 20, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Contained wildfire burning on Fort Stewart

A contained wildfire burning in the Fort Stewart training area is expected to burn itself out later today, post officials reported.

June 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Gas leak shuts down Court Street

West Court Street in downtown Hinesville was closed in both directions after construction crews taking down a house on the street this morning hit a gas line.

June 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Hinesville police seek public’s help in Parker’s robbery

Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in solving a strong-arm robbery that occurred last week at Parker's convenience store.

July 15, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Mother, son fight over money

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Drugs, weapons seized in Long County bust

A search of a Country Manor Mobile Home Park residence Tuesday morning turned up a cache of drugs, according to the Long County Sheriff's ...

July 13, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Storm damage on Isle of Wight

Strong winds toppled trees in Midway Saturday night, causing damage to a home.

July 12, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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