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Richmond Hill detective sifted through Sept. 11 rubble with canine companion

Just as the memory of President John F. Kennedy's assassination nearly 50 years ago forever is woven into the fabric of society, anyone old enough to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America likely can recall exactly where they were and what they were doing when word came that the Twin Towers in New York City had been hit by two commercial jets.

September 12, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Brett Drive homes burglarized

Crimes reported to the Hinesville Police Department recently included:

September 09, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pooler McDonald's evacuated

POOLER - Ten people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after firefighters found two customers unconscious inside a bathroom and others struggling to breathe at a McDonald's restaurant, authorities said.

September 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Court allows life sentences for juveniles

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court on Wednesday held that juveniles convicted of murder can be sentenced to life in prison without parole, seeking to settle a lingering debate over how the courts punish minors who commit serious offenses.

September 08, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Aug. 31: Two residential burglaries were reported at neighboring houses on Mattie Street. The complainants, who are relatives, told police that two televisions and two window air-conditioning units were stolen. The items were valued at $1,250.

September 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


St. Catherines blazes not a threat

Since a powerful thunderstorm sent lightning bolts down to St. Catherines Island about two weeks ago, the island's fire department has battled 10 remote blazes.

September 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Bond set in soldier stabbing case

Bond was set last week in a stabbing that involved two Fort Stewart soldiers last month in Long County. Pfc. Leonard Coleman had a bond of $28,500 cash or $57,000 for property set Aug. 22. He is charged with stabbing Spc. Charles Olmstead on Aug. 21.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Alleged car thief captured in Florida

The hunt for a man who reportedly was linked to several stolen cars in the area came to an end this week in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Barrier keeps car from hitting justice center

A Liberty County bailiff who reportedly was struggling with emotional issues attempted to drive his car into the Liberty County Justice Center around 10 a.m. Friday morning.

September 06, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Lightning strike sends soldiers to hospital

Twenty-two 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team soldiers and one Army civilian training on Fort Stewart's Donovan Field experienced a lightning strike at about 4:35 p.m. Sunday.

September 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Firefighters still battling Terrell Mill Pond fire

The Georgia Forestry Commission and Hinesville Fire Department firefighters continuously are working to contain the Terrell Mill Pond fire that reignited this weekend. The fire started from a lightning strike June 28. Most of the area was in the smoldering stage before recent winds and dead debris intensified the fire Aug. 27.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Red Cross expects hurricane response to continue for weeks

SAVANNAH - With communities from North Carolina to New England suffering from significant flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages from Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food and other assistance.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Pembroke family rescued from river

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With thousands expected on Georgia reservoirs and rivers this holiday weekend, a new Department of Natural Resources video stresses water safety through the story of a south Georgia fishing trip that almost turned tragic.

September 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


$7,000 lost in home burlgary

Aug. 23: A convenience store on South Main Street reported a burglary in which $1,625 was stolen. Store personnel told police they suspected a former employee.

August 31, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Terrell Mill Pond blaze reignites

We didn't kill the fire. It was always burning since the world's been turning - or at least since June 28, when a lightning strike set much of the 900-acre peat lands ablaze, according to Liberty County and Midway Georgia Forestry Commission Chief Ranger David Duke.

August 31, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Public Safety


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Restaurant sanitation scores for June

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

July 12, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


14 South Georgia residents indicted on federal drug trafficking charges

STATESBORO - A federal indictment has been returned charging a Glennville man and a Fleming man, along with 12 other South Georgia residents, with conspiring to ...

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Large amount of drugs found in Hinesville home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit has seized a large amount of narcotics.

July 11, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot and killed at Liberty County mobile home

Law-enforcement officials are investigating the shooting death of Dennis Pavao, 43.

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


Arrest made for R&J Produce fire

A man has been arrested in connection with a June 20 fire that destroyed R&J Produce store on E. G. Miles Parkway, according to ...

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


Suspects in Walthourville shooting, Hinesville standoff charged

A Walthourville man narrowly escaped injury Thursday after someone shot through his front door, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

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


Man, 28, charged with murder of Jesup man, 70

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged with killing a 70-year-old Jesup man, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

July 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Last roll call for HPD officer

The June 28 midnight patrol was the last for Hinesville police Lt. Thomas Ovitt, midnight shift watch commander.

July 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


'Possible homicide' investigated in Jesup

Authorities are investigating what they term a "possible homicide" in Jesup.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.comr | Public Safety


Hinesville man’s murder conviction, life term upheld

A Hinesville father convicted of killing his baby daughter had his murder conviction and life sentence upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court, according to a ...

July 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Fire displaces Hinesville couple

A Hinesville couple was displaced after a fire damaged their home Sunday night.

July 04, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


2 Hinesville police officers honored for saving man’s life

Star Cpl. Franklin Gallob and Cpl. Robert Smith of the Hinesville Police Department have received the Distinguished Service Award for their roles in saving a ...

July 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Public Safety


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