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Buzz off: Combat summer pests

For more than 30 years, Jack Vereen has worked to "fight the bite."

July 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Brush fire flares up from peat

A fire that had smoldered in a peat bog since Tuesday became a major brush fire Friday in Hinesville.

July 05, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighters find 339 sticks of dynamite

WAYCROSS - Firefighters battling a massive wildfire in South Georgia discovered 339 sticks of dynamite, and a U.S. Army bomb squad from Fort Stewart was called to detonate the explosives.

July 02, 2011 | The Associated Press | Public Safety


Region’s fires continue to pose risk

Where's the fire?

July 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


HPD blotter

June 23: A church on Gen. Stewart Way reported checks from its assistance fund had been forged for a total amount of $1,975.

June 30, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Downtown tree lost to lightning

A member of Rogers Tree Service's crew takes down limbs from a large willow oak tree Tuesday morning in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park. A portion of the park near the tree had been closed to the public as a safety precaution after the tree was struck by lightning last week. Liberty County Extension Coordinator Robert Bell and an arborist assessed the tree and advised the city to take it down because the structural integrity of the top of the tree had been compromised.

June 29, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Public Safety


Second arrest made in Long machete case

A second arrest has been made in last week's case in which a homeowner used a machete to stop a man from burglarizing his home.

June 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Suspect in string of robberies arrested

Dublin police have apprehended a Savannah resident believed to be responsible for eight robberies between Athens and Orange Park, Fla., including one in Midway and one in Richmond Hill, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.

June 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Dept. blotter

June 17

June 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO’s Jenkins promoted to captain

Liberty County Sheriff's Office in-house instructor Keith Jenkins was promoted to captain Friday as part of a department-wide restructuring. LCSO Sheriff Steve Sikes said Jenkins will oversee the department's revamped, more intensive training program.

June 27, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 16: A Pineview resident reported a burglary in which $100 in cash was taken. The victim told police her neighbor spotted a former acquaintance of the victim's on the property, and the victim told police she believed the former acquaintance also had been stealing cigarette butts from her front porch for several weeks.

June 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man thwarts break-in, nabs suspect

A Long County man thwarted a home invasion in progress Tuesday and detained an intruder at his residence in the Burnt Pines subdivision.

June 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Judd denied bond, considered flight risk

Christiane Judd, the former operator of Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Long County, appeared Tuesday morning before Long County Magistrate Judge Marie Middleton for a 10-minute hearing.

June 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 10: Officers charged two men with marijuana possession and possession with intent after attempting to stop a vehicle on Gen. Screven Way for a center-lane violation. Before pulling over, one of the vehicle's passengers threw a suspicious item out of the window and then bailed out of the vehicle and ran. The man was found down the street hiding on a porch and was arrested without further incident. He was found carrying marijuana and the discarded item also was determined to be marijuana. More contraband was found in another passenger's possession.

June 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man suspected in string of robberies

The man who recently robbed the El Cheapo in Midway probably also is responsible for robbing Subway restaurants in Richmond Hill and Savannah, according to police. Authorities are searching for a 25- to 30-year-old white male described as clean-cut and "preppy," who likely is driving a white Ford Expedition.

June 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Job offer was suspected scam

Recent crime reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Wreck blocks Highway 84 near Liberty County High School

A two-vehicle collision Monday morning near Liberty County High School sent two people to the hospital, authorities said.

April 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Car flips over in front of Hinesville Lowe's

A car flipped on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville after the driver lost control Sunday evening, police said.

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


Restaurant sanitation scores April 27

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Former Long County High School assistant band director arrested

A former assistant band director at Long County High School has been arrested and charged with engaging in sexual misconduct with students, according to the ...

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


Hinesville man shot in leg

Authorities are investigating the shooting of a Hinesville man.

April 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


EMA: Be alert, Liberty

Hurricane season is coming, and the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency wants all residents to be ready with Alert Liberty.

April 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


Nineteen complete Savannah Tech's Peace Officer Academy

SAVANNAH - Nineteen students from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy celebrated graduating from the program with a completion ceremony last month.

April 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman stabbed in Walthourville; roommate in custody

A woman was stabbed and seriously injured during a domestic dispute between roommates in Walthourville, police said.

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


Hinesville police seek missing woman

Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing woman.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores April 20

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Walthourville traffic stop leads to drug, weapons charges

The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Lonnie Bowman initiated a traffic stop at 6:30 p.m. Friday that ended ...

April 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man critical after small plane crash in Wayne County

A man is in critical condition after the small plane he was flying crashed in Wayne County on Friday afternoon, according to the Wayne County ...

April 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman expected to recover from baseball bat assault during robbery

An early Thursday morning robbery at a South Newport service station left a woman injured.

April 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office nabs main suspect in Walthourville store robbery

The main suspect in the Friday night robbery of the Family Dollar Store in Walthourville has been apprehended, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said Thursday.

April 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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