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Attorneys question lethal injection drug

ATLANTA - Lawyers for a Georgia man scheduled to be executed this week have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop it, saying the drug authorities plan to use caused "needless suffering" when it was administered to another death row inmate.

July 19, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Car tag voting resumes online

ATLANTA - The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design.

July 19, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


HFD will use grant to improve communications

The Hinesville Fire Department recently received $957,068 - with a required match of $239,267 - from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant to buy interoperable radios and related components. The grant was a joint effort through Liberty County and the city.

July 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

July 9: A Hinesville couple told police they found obscene photos of a young male on their juvenile granddaughter's computer. The juvenile reportedly had been sending messages to the young man, requesting naked photos of him.

July 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


GBI alerts on Facebook, Twitter

ATLANTA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will be releasing child abduction and other crime alerts on Twitter and Facebook accounts.

July 14, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

July 3: A store owner on West Oglethorpe Highway reported spotting an armed robbery suspect in his store. The suspect agreed to speak with police, who confirmed he had an active warrant in Liberty County for armed robbery. The suspect also was found to be in possession of marijuana during a subsequent search.

July 14, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pittman’s retirement party draws a crowd

Hugs, tears and a lot of jokes and stories flowed freely Saturday night at Club Stewart, where Lt. Danny Pittman's retirement party drew hundreds of well-wishers.

July 13, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Terrell Mill fire contained

The Terrell Mill Pond fire in Hinesville that was sparked June 28 by a lightning strike is 100 percent contained, according to information provided by Nicole Hawk, public affairs specialist for the USDA Forest Service.

July 13, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Georgia forestry worker terminated

Georgia Forestry Commission Long County Ranger Paul Robertson was terminated by the commission Monday.

July 13, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Heat advisory upgraded to warning

ATLANTA - Weather forecasters say more above-average temperatures are in store for Georgia, with a heat advisory issued for much of the state and an excessive heat warning in effect in some southeastern areas.

July 13, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Rape defense class offered here

The Armstrong Atlantic State University Police Department will offer a Rape Aggression Defense class for women 18 and older. The 12-hour program will be split into three sessions July 17, 24, and 31 from 2-6 p.m. Training will take place in the Hinesville YMCA at 201 Mary Lou Drive.

July 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

July 6

July 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Forestry worker is arson suspect

A Georgia Forestry Commission employee, who is a suspect in an arson investigation, has been placed on leave.

July 11, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Crews bring Hinesville fire closer to containment

The Hinesville fire near Terrell Mill Pond that temporarily closed Ga. Highway 196 earlier this week is about

July 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


HPD blotter

June 29: A resident of Independence Place told police his bicycle, worth $560, was stolen from his apartment. He told officers the apartment may have been left unsecured but he did not know who could have taken the bike.

July 07, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Meth ring convictions send 13 to federal prison

Thirteen Southeast Georgia residents, including one from Fleming, were sentenced to federal prison last week in U.S. District Court for their roles in a ...

May 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fires take homes, pets

A Hinesville home was destroyed Sunday afternoon when flames raged through the structure.

May 17, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Alleged teen's sexting leads to extortion attempt

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 15, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire destroys mobile home, kills pet

A fire which destroyed a Gum Branch mobile home Saturday has displaced three people and killed a pet dog.

May 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Six crashes lead to two deaths in April

State troopers from the Rincon Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated six traffic crashes during the month of April in Bryan County.

May 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Murder suspect denied bond for second drug bust

A man charged in a January 2016 murder was denied bond Monday after his second drug arrest in six months.

May 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man steals extension cords, leaves bag of starch

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County man sentenced to 5 years prison

A Long County man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for starting a fire last summer that destroyed a historic shopping center in ...

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Lane closures tonight on I-95 in Chatham County

Drivers traveling on I-95 through Chatham County should expect lane closures tonight.

May 03, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Cinco de Mayo is no time for drunk driving

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety joins all state and local law enforcement officers in reminding drivers to not get behind the wheel if ...

May 02, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Man runs vehicle into Flash Foods, runs away leaving mother behind

Police say a man who struck the front of a service station in Hinesville fled the scene after the accident leaving behind his elderly mother.

May 01, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Handgun found under car

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 01, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


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