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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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Man shot multiple times Sunday

A man, visiting his father Sunday morning at Eagle Creek Mobile Home Park, was shot multiple times outside his father's residence.

March 19, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Flu lingering; numbers dropping quickly

The latest Georgia data continue to show the flu epidemic trending downward in the state.

March 08, 2018 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety

Wreck shows turpentine stills moves through area

Highway 84 between Dunlevie Road and Kent Road in Allenhurst was shut down for several hours in all directions Wednesday due to a traffic accident.

February 26, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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