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Peace officer class named in honor of late Sheriff Don Martin

SAVANNAH - Ten students will graduate from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy at its spring completion ceremony Aug. 8 in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah campus.

July 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Alleged Midway PD threats spur investigation

The Midway Police Department says it is opening an investigation into threats made against its officers, Chief Kelli Morningstar and family members.

July 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Stabbing victims found near Cay Creek

Police are looking at a Fort Stewart soldier as a person of interest in the stabbing death of a Midway man.

July 22, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Two people found stabbed in Midway

Two people were found stabbed at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center on Charlie Butler Road in Midway, according to Midway Fire Chief Terrell Chipp.

July 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

July 12: A resident of Birchfield Drive reported a burglary in which two boxes of military gear and personal clothing were taken while she was in the process of moving out.

July 21, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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


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Man charged with murder in Walthourville shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Walthourville was charged with felony murder Friday, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

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


Long County man arrested in Glennville arson

A Long County man has been charged with four counts of arson in connection with the early Sunday fire that destroyed four downtown Glennville businesses.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged in Walthourville fatal shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with the early Wednesday shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Walthourville.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Training helps Liberty County officers better deal with people in crisis

Local law-enforcement officers received mental health awareness training this week.

June 07, 2016 | Tiffany King | Public Safety


Boy, 9, steals hearts across Hinesville

The Hinesville Fire Department, which is made up of men and women who put their emotions in check when dealing with tragedy, shed tears last ...

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


Glennville fire ruled arson; reward offered

A fire destroyed four businesses on Barnard Street in downtown Glennville early Sunday, and authorities said Tuesday that it has been ruled arson.

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


Charges filed in Hinesville wreck, officer scuffle

Charges ranging from traffic violations to theft and destruction of government property have been filed against two women involved in a traffic accident in Hinesville ...

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


Colin soaks the area

Tropical Storm Colin proved to be a big rainmaker for Liberty and Long counties, but the region was spared from major damage.

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


Identities released in Hinesville vehicle-motorcycle crash

The identities of the people involved in the Sunday night wreck that ended up in a confrontation with police and an injured motorcyclist were released ...

June 06, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ex trying to exact revenge with alleged nude photos

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police Department officers include:

June 06, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fox in Midway area tests positive for rabies

A fox that showed signs of aggression toward residents on Jerico Marsh Road in Midway has tested positive for rabies, according to the Liberty County ...

June 06, 2016 | Special to the News | Public Safety


UPDATE: Minor flooding reported in Hinesville; Colin about to make Florida landfall

11 p.m. update

June 06, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police: Women scuffle with officers after vehicle strikes motorcycle

A motorcycle rider was injured in Hinesville Sunday night after colliding with a car.

June 05, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


UPDATE: Coastal Liberty County under tropical storm watch

11 p.m. update

June 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Lightning strike sparks fire at Walthourville home

A Walthourville home was damaged by a lightning strike Sunday afternoon during a storm.

June 05, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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