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Hinesville names new assistant police chief

The Hinesville Police Department (HPD) has promoted Captain Bill Kirkendall to Assistant Chief of Police effective Dec. 1, following the retirement of current Assistant Chief of Police, Major Julian Hodges on Nov. 30.

November 26, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Wife says husband threatened to burn her

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 23, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Click it or ticket in effect

This Thanksgiving, law enforcement agencies statewide are teaming up for the Click It or Ticket seatbelt campaign with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety through Nov. 27 to make sure motorists are buckled up no matter where they're headed.

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


Hinesville Police blotter Nov. 16

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Former Fort Stewart soldier sentenced for child pornography

Former Fort Stewart soldier Lance Lightner, 24, was sentenced on Tuesday to 272 months in prison by Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood following his guilty pleas to charges of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography, according to a press release sent Thursday.

November 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Public Safety


One arrested on drug charges during raid

Long County officers arrested one person and confiscated drugs during an Oct. 17 raid on a Ludowici Apartment.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Crash on Fort Stewart kills young Long Co. man

Dillon Jacobs, who had recently decided to join the Army, died following a vehicle crash on Highway 144 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning.

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Crash closes Highway 144 in Fort Stewart

Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart is closed until further notice following a two-vehicle accident with one fatality, according to a news release from Fort Stewart PAO.

October 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Storm preparations open door for thieves

The following incidents are taken from Hinesville Police Department reports.

October 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Alleged burglar charged

A Ludowici man has been charged with burglary in connection with a Sept. 30 report.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici chief home after injury

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was home Friday afternoon, after being taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after his patrol car was hit by a pickup and burst into flames Thursday morning.

October 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


GBI says local man shot himself after robbery

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died during an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to preliminary autopsy reports.

October 17, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety


How people weathered the storm

Hurricane Matthew brought rain and wind that knocked down trees and power lines in Liberty and Long counties.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King, Jeff Whitten, Dan Scott and Pat Watkins | Public Safety


City EMS and teams assessing damage

The City of Hinesville has reported that the fire department and EMS are back in full response, and linemen crews from Georgia Power, Coastal EMC and Canoochee EMC will be working on power outages.

October 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Worst expected this afternoon, night

As local officials continued to urge area residents to evacuate Friday morning and help those without transportation to get out of the area, Hurricane Matthew continued on course to ravage Coastal Georgia.

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Woman hides shoplifted items in two purses and large trash can

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May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Victim ID’d

The soldier killed in a motorcycle crash on Gen. Screven Way has been identified as Pierre Ross, 25, according to Liberty County Coroner Reggie Pierce ...

May 24, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Tornado Watch for Liberty County effective until 11 p.m.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of northern Florida, southeastern Georgia, central and southern South Carolina coastal waters.

May 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Isle of Wight assault prompts man hunt

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Midway man in connection with an aggravated assault last week.

May 23, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Meth ring convictions send 13 to federal prison

Thirteen Southeast Georgia residents, including one from Fleming, were sentenced to federal prison last week in U.S. District Court for their roles in a ...

May 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fires take homes, pets

A Hinesville home was destroyed Sunday afternoon when flames raged through the structure.

May 17, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Alleged teen's sexting leads to extortion attempt

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 15, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire destroys mobile home, kills pet

A fire which destroyed a Gum Branch mobile home Saturday has displaced three people and killed a pet dog.

May 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Six crashes lead to two deaths in April

State troopers from the Rincon Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated six traffic crashes during the month of April in Bryan County.

May 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Murder suspect denied bond for second drug bust

A man charged in a January 2016 murder was denied bond Monday after his second drug arrest in six months.

May 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man steals extension cords, leaves bag of starch

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County man sentenced to 5 years prison

A Long County man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for starting a fire last summer that destroyed a historic shopping center in ...

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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