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State cracking down on DUI

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has again rolled out its annual holiday campaign, "Operation Zero Tolerance," and that means one thing - law-enforcement officers around the state are out in full force to crack down on drunk drivers through the New Year's holiday.

December 24, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Purse-snatching reported Friday

A woman's purse was snatched shortly after 7 p.m. Friday while she was shopping in the Walmart plaza in the 700 block of W. Oglethorpe Highway. She said she was loading items into her vehicle when it happened.

December 24, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Arrest in Long County theft

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently arrested a Ludowici man for his alleged involvement in a burglary in the Rye Patch community. They are looking for a second suspect.

December 24, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


DOT suspends lane closures for holidays

JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that all scheduled and ongoing construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes in Southeast Georgia would be suspended for the holidays until 5 a.m. Jan. 2.

December 23, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman injured during home invasion

Two residents at Cypress Bend mobile home park in the 900 block of E.G. Miles Parkway were victims of a home invasion early Friday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Detective Jeff Lui.

December 23, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire displaces family days before Christmas

A fire heavily damaged the home of a Fort Stewart soldier and his family Sunday afternoon.

December 22, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County Courthouse closed for mold removal

The Long County Courthouse will be closed this week due to removal of recently discovered mold.

December 22, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Don't let grinches target you

Local police and security experts caution residents to be wary of greedy grinches out to steal Christmas this holiday season and are offering tips on how to lessen the risk of becoming a victim.

December 18, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 18

Dec. 1: Suspending driver's license, speeding - A 28-year-old Jacksonville man was stopped by an LCSO deputy at 1:17 a.m. for driving 95 mph in a 55 mph zone. A check of the man's Florida driver's license revealed it was suspended. He was arrested and charged with speeding and driving on a suspended license. His vehicle was towed.

December 18, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Precautions help prevent holiday fires

It's true that there's no place like home for the holidays. With temperatures dropping, it's nice to bundle up with family around a fire to enjoy some seasonal cheer. However, the open hearths, candles and holiday cooking at this time of year increase the risk of house fires.

December 17, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Tornado suspected in Long County

Much of Long County lost power Saturday, and several homes reported damage from what is believed to have been a tornado.

December 16, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Dec. 16

Dec. 1: Burglary – forced entry - A Stewart Way Apartments resident called police and reported his unit had been burglarized. The man's TV and his wife's wallet and cellphone were missing. The woman said her phone was equipped with tracking software, and the phone was tracked to the intersection of West Oglethorpe Highway and Veterans Parkway. Police went to the location, found the woman's phone and returned it to her. The victims were given a case number and briefed on further procedures.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Soldier found dead at Holbrook identified

The deceased man found Nov. 30 at Holbrook Pond has been identified as Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank, 29, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier assigned to Fort Stewart.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. launches offender-watch site

Sheriff Craig Nobles and the Long County Sheriff's Office recently launched a new sex-offender registration and public-notification website called OffenderWatch. Long County now will be part of a nationwide network of more than 5,000 law-enforcement agencies, 40 of which are in Georgia.

December 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Area drug traffickers sentenced

Final sentences were handed down recently by Senior District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield in the case of a large-scale drug-trafficking organization operating in Liberty, Tattnall, Appling, Glynn and Chatham counties. Several of the people involved are from Hinesville.

December 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Long Co. assault suspects in custody

Two Long County suspects wanted in connection with a case involving a kidnapping, a vehicle hijacking, an armed robbery and aggravated assault are in custody.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged friend asked for help assaulted man

A Long County man sustained a brutal beating during a holdup between 1:30-3:50 a.m. July 2 in the Sandhill community.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man injured in ATV crash

A Walthourville man was injured Sunday in an ATV accident.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Apartment fire displaces four

A Wednesday morning fire heavily damaged a Hinesville apartment complex and displaced four people.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Fire damages single-wide mobile home

A Tuesday evening fire heavily damaged a mobile home in Hinesville, displacing the man who lived in the single-wide structure.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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