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Ex Pembroke councilman faces fifth DUI

Former Pembroke City Council member Elijah Lewis Jr. was arrested around 4 a.m. March 26 for allegedly driving drunk. This is his fifth arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.

April 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Beavers are a gnawing problem in Gum Branch

When Gum Branch resident Jim Woodard saw water wash over the section of Ga. Highway 196 that runs by his house, he knew the beavers that inhabit the area were up to no good. As it turns out, the water-loving creatures dammed up a canal in the area, spurring a small flood.

April 06, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 29

April 05, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall | Public Safety


Beware of local bank scam

Online banking customers should monitor their inboxes and proceed with caution when it comes to following emailed instructions and directives.

April 04, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


FEMA authorizes federal funds to battle Ga. wildfires

ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Georgia to fight the Elim Church Road fire in Long County and the Mosley Road fire in Coffee County.

April 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 24

April 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Forum focuses on wildfire, prevention

Long County held a community-awareness public meeting Wednesday at the high school to inform people about what happened during last week's fire. The forum also provided safety tips for how to help prevent wildfires.

April 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Georgia Forestry monitors fire remnants

The Long County division of the Georgia Forestry Commission on Thursday reassumed responsibility for monitoring the remnants of the fire that burned more than 4,000 acres last week in Long County.

April 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 22

March 31, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


RAD to teach women awareness, self-defense

Hinesville Police Staff Sgt. Gerald Morris taught his wife and daughter years ago "simple, everyday" preventative measures they could implement to protect themselves.

March 30, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Communities rally around firefighters, volunteers

The massive wildfire that broke out last week in a wooded area near Elim Church Road left part of Long County in ruins; however, it appears to have strengthened the bond between area residents and neighboring communities.

March 30, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighters douse hot spots

The fire that broke out in Long County on Thursday afternoon ravaged 4,035 acres and burned 10 structures, three of which were occupied homes, said Darrell Ballance, Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Chief and Emergency Management Agency Director. The cause of the blaze still is unknown, but the Georgia Forestry Commission will conduct a full investigation.

March 30, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Supreme court rejects death row appeal

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia prosecutors who spent more than two decades trying to execute Troy Davis have won what may be their final legal battle in the U.S. Supreme Court, yet state prison officials still can't schedule his execution.

March 29, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 19

March 29, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Health officials: Avoid wildfire smoke inhalation

Coastal Health District officials are asking residents to take precautions to avoid health problems related to the smoky conditions caused by recent wildfires throughout the district's eight-county area.

March 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | 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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