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MACE, Hinesville PD help marshals wtih arrest

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, along with the Hinesville Police Department and the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, helped the U.S. Marshals Savannah Office track down and arrest a fugitive wanted by the Leon County Sheriff's Department in Tallahassee, Fla.

May 29, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Motorcycle crash kills local man

A Hinesville resident was killed when he reportedly lost control of his 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle and hit a concrete and brick driveway culvert around 8 p.m. Monday.

May 27, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Soldier dies from wreck injuries

The 3rd Infantry Division soldier, who was injured in a wreck Wednesday evening, died Thursday.

May 25, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


USDA grant adds cars to Ludowici Police

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department received a $44,500 grant Monday, along with an additional $36,500 loan from the USDA to buy three new police cars.

May 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Plans for new EMS headquarters taking shape

Survey crews finished up this week at Liberty County Regional Medical Center's new emergency services headquarters building. Site design still is being worked out, according to EMS Director Jim Turner.

May 22, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


NCO charged with growing pot

On Tuesday, Fort Stewart officials confirmed that a 3rd Infantry Division soldier has been relieved of his duties as a squad leader for his alleged involvement in a drug-growing and distribution operation.

May 22, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


BI grad back to intern with prosecutor

Looking to get a glimpse of the prosecutorial system, Bradwell Institute graduate Nicholas Heron has returned to Hinesville for a summer internship with the Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's office. He will be working closely with DA Tom Durden and his team.

May 22, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Soldiers in on-post wreck identified

The four Fort Stewart soldiers injured in a wreck on Fort Stewart Thursday have been identified.

May 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Four soldiers hurt in wreck on post

SAVANNAH - The Army says four soldiers at Fort Stewart were injured when two-vehicles collided near the east entrance to the military installation.

The head-on crash occurred on Georgia Route 47 at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

May 21, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Two charged for turtle thefts

Two Hinesville residents have been accused of stealing five diamondback terrapins from the Tybee Island Marine Center.

May 20, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Teacher resigns after posititve drug test

An eighth-grade teacher at Lewis Frasier Middle School resigned Monday morning after she was allegedly found with a residual quantity of suspected marijuana at school on May 12 and a urine test indicated a positive result for the drug a few days later.

May 20, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for May 20

• Pointing or aiming gun at another

May 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Locals hurt in May 9 accident in Richmond Hill

RICHMOND HILL - A motorcyclist and his passenger were sent to Memorial Health University Medical Center on May 9 after colliding with a Lincoln Towncar in front of the Richmond Hill Arby's.

May 20, 2009 | By Ross Blair Bryan County News | Public Safety


Slow-speed chase ends with arrest, injuries

LUDOWICI - A car chase, allegedly involving a Glennville man, ended in Ludowici with an uninvolved driver's car being hit, and two Ludowici Police Officers injured.

May 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Accused killer denied bond

Accused murderer Jason Howard went before Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose in a bond hearing Monday morning at the Liberty County Jail.

May 15, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Soldiers risk lives to extinguish fire

Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.

July 18, 2014 | By Sgt. Alexandra Shea 1st ABCT, 3rd ID | Public Safety


Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville official's home destroyed

The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified, shooter still loose

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


More arrests in alcohol, tobacco fraud ring

The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hensler completes impaired-driving enforcement course

Corporal Scott Hensler of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired-driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Shooting victim critical

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile home park on Wilder Road.

July 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Sheriff's academy for Liberty residents

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office will host another 10-week Citizen's Academy beginning Aug.6.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Police probing Walthourville shooting

Authorities are investigating how a man was shot in Walthourville Monday night, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden.

July 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Ludowici earns safety grant

The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced that the city of Ludowici received a safety grant check for $6,000. The funds will be used to purchase helmets, gloves, handbooks, manuals and radio systems.

July 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 14

June 26: Simple battery - An officer was called to a disturbance on Deer Trail Lane in Midway. The complainant said her friend came over drunk at 6:30 a.m. They hung out all day until the friend wanted the complainant to get off the phone and go for a walk with her. The complainant said no, which made the friend mad, and she began swinging at her.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters for July 11

June 28: Criminal trespass - An officer responded at Ballard Drive in reference to two unidentified men knocking on the complainant's door.

July 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three structure fires on 16 hours

Between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, three structure fires were reported in Liberty and Long counties. No one was injured, but 10 area residents now are without homes. The blazes appear to be unrelated.

July 11, 2014 | By Lewis Levine and Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


GeoVista Credit Union robbed

A search is under way in Hinesville for the person who robbed the GeoVista Credit Union on Link Street on Thursday morning.

July 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Long Co. woman, son homeless after fire

A disabled Long County woman and her son lost everything Wednesday in a house fire on Macedonia Church Road.

July 09, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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