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GDOT to allow standardized road memorials

In a policy reversal, the Georgia Department of Transportation will now allow standardized signs memorializing fatal traffic accident victims to be posted along federal and state highway right of ways in Georgia.

February 28, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


GSP troopers certify to keep kids safe

Georgia State Patrol Post 11 hosted a GSP training Thursday at Lowe's in Hinesville so troopers could become certified as child passenger safety technicians and parents could be sure their child's car seats were properly installed.

February 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Residents get answers about Beulah Road work

More than a month ago, residents of Beulah Road complained to the Liberty County Commission about the poor condition of the street, which they say sometimes prevents them from getting to and from their homes.

February 22, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


HPD mourns K-9 handler

The flag outside the Hinesville police station on M.L. King Jr. Drive recently was lowered to half mast by city officials to honor Hinesville police officer and K-9 handler Cpl. Joseph M. Matthews, 50, who died Wednesday from complications following a surgical procedure.

February 21, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Area officers receive valor awards

Three of four area law enforcement officers honored Thursday by the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire said they had never fired a weapon in the line of duty until confronted by a gunman last March. They all expressed deep regret over the suspect's loss of life and said they do not consider themselves heroes; rather, they said they were simply doing their jobs.

February 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Burn victim’s condition still unknown

There was no official update Tuesday on the condition of a 6-year-old boy who sustained burns Friday night at a backyard fire where friends and family members had gathered outside of a home in the 900 block of Primrose Lane in Hinesville.

February 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Stewart soldier drowns, memorial is planned

The body of 3rd Infantry Division soldier Cpl. Catlin May was recovered Saturday, from Fort Stewart recreational pond No. 28.

February 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Soldier escapee considered armed, dangerous

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier who escaped from law enforcement last week is to be considered armed and dangerous, warns the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Foul played ruled out in soldier's drowning

The body of Cpl. Catlin May, a 3rd ID soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, was recovered Saturday evening by installation emergency services from recreational Pond 28 on Fort Stewart.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Escaped soldier considered armed, dangerous

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Departments announced Monday that Pvt. Daniel Brazelton, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who escaped from custody Friday, is considered armed and dangerous.

February 15, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Soldier found dead in post pond

The body of a Fort Stewart Soldier was recovered Saturday night by installation emergency services from a recreational pond here after receiving a call from fishermen who witnessed the soldier falling into the water.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Two children, adult burned at bonfire

In what Hinesville Police Department Det. Kyle Larimore is calling an unfortunate accident, two children and one adult sustained burns after gasoline was used to expand a bonfire.

February 12, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Army, civilian law looking for escapee

Pvt. Daniel Brazelton, 3-15th Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, fled from custody Friday as he was being taken from Fort Stewart to Liberty County Jail, post officials reported Friday evening.

February 12, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff talks with residents about concerns

Sheriff Steve Sikes and his staff are ready to get the bad guys off the streets.

February 11, 2011 | Seraine page | Public Safety


Drug dealers get time in prison

SAVANNAH - Andre Jamaal Guyton of Ludowici was sentenced by District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. to 210 months imprisonment following his conviction on two counts of distributing controlled substances in Liberty County. The case was tried before Moore on Oct. 13 at the U.S. Courthouse in Savannah. The

February 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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Rabies clinics in Long County Saturday

Long County will host two rabies clinics Saturday.

May 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Wayne County football coach, wife charged with theft

Jody Grooms, the former head coach of Wayne County High School's football team, and his wife, Sharon Grooms, a former teacher at Arthur Williams ...

May 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Police: Man flees officers in Allenhurst, is run over by his vehicle

A Liberty County deputy patrolling the St. Johns Road area in Allenhurst around 3 a.m. Saturday following a rash of vehicle break-ins spotted a ...

May 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


House fire displaces Hinesville family

An early Saturday morning fire has displaced a Hinesville family.

May 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici Police Blotter

Recent reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department include:

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Officers say they intercepted contraband headed to prison

Long County authorities believe they intercepted drugs and cellphones that two women were trying to get to prisoners at the Long State Prison.

May 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Second Long County mobile home burns

Firefighters were called to the scene of another mobile home fire in Long County on Wednesday afternoon, the second this week.

May 18, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


1 injured in Hinesville shooting

An altercation between two men Monday morning sent one to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

May 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hurricane Preparedness Week runs through Saturday

ATLANTA - National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs through Saturday, and officials are urging residents to use the time to get prepared.

May 16, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire damages mobile home in northeastern Long County

Long County and Gum Branch firefighters fought a structure fire Monday at Diggers Farm on Marcus Nobles Road.

May 16, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Movie prop bills being passed as real

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

May 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville man arrested in child predator sting

A Hinesville man was one of 18 men arrested in Glynn County as part of "Operation Riptide," which targeted online child predators, the Georgia Bureau ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Woman's leg broken when pickup careens off wreck and hits her

A Hinesville woman, who was loading up items from a yard sale at the Hinesville American Legion Post Saturday, was injured when a small pickup ...

May 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Long County

A 72-year-old woman riding a bicycle shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday was injured when she was struck by a passing motorist on Rye Patch ...

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


Shots fired in mobile home parks

Recent reports filed by officers of the Hinesville Police Department include:

May 09, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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