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Forensics camp being probed

Entrepreneuring educator Ronald Armstrong appeared to be the right person to open an educational day camp in Liberty County for area students.

August 06, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety


Grace period over for new texting ban

After the statewide anti-texting and driving law took effect July 1, many law enforcement agencies - including the Hinesville Police Department - gave

August 04, 2010 | By Amy Johstono Courier intern | Public Safety


Gunfire erupts near Highway 84 businesses

Gunfire erupted just before 3 a.m. Saturday in the middle of a cluster of businesses on East Oglethorpe Highway and a man was shot in the legs, according to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Department Patrol Officer Alexander Shirah.

August 04, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire closes post gym

Fort Stewart officials closed Newman Fitness Center on Thursday after an early-morning fire damaged the facility. There were no injuries.

July 31, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


High-speed chase ends in Ludowici

A high-speed chase that began in Glynn County, continued through Wayne County and ended in Ludowici resulted in damaged vehicles but no injuries.

July 30, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for July 28

July 19: • Forgery of checks, West Oglethorpe Highway

July 28, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Driver services site proving popular

The Department of Driver Services reported recently that more than 4,000 Georgia drivers conducted licensing business from the comfort of their homes or offices during the recent summer holiday via the Agency's website, www.dds.ga.gov.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldier accidentally shoots himself

A Fort Stewart soldier appears to be OK after accidentally shooting himself in the arm last weekend.

July 28, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man killed in wreck on Fort Stewart

A man driving a 1986 GMC 6 Safari Van was killed Thursday on Fort Stewart when he veered off the road and hit a tree.

July 23, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Truck driver killed on I-95 wreck

A Florida-based truck driver was killed on Intestate 95 on Wednesday when his 18-wheeler collided with another tractor trailer near Riceboro, Georgia State Patrol Trooper A.M. Cheney said.

July 23, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Business owner charged for slapping burglary suspect

Long County businessman Tim Works recently was charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly slapped a man who he said stole from him.

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


High temperatures produce high risks

Things are heating up in Liberty County, and it's not just because of the hotly contested primary races and upcoming elections.

July 21, 2010 | Amy Johstono Courier intern | Public Safety


Accident closes Talmadge for an hour

Talmadge Road was blocked in both directions Tuesday afternoon when a flatbed truck lost its load as the driver swerved to avoid hitting a car.

July 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Slain woman's partner now faces murder charge

Maurice Newsome, 21, the boyfriend of Savannah Smith, now faces murder charges in her death. Smith's body was found last month in Gum Branch.

July 21, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Body of Savannah Smith identified

According to autopsy results, a body found June 18 near Juanita Road in Liberty County is that of Hinesville woman Savannah Smith, 22, who previously had not been seen since June 8. Hinesville Police Department Detective Thomas Cribbs confirmed Smith's identity at 4 p.m. Friday.

July 16, 2010 | 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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