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Buzz off: Combat summer pests

For more than 30 years, Jack Vereen has worked to "fight the bite."

July 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Brush fire flares up from peat

A fire that had smoldered in a peat bog since Tuesday became a major brush fire Friday in Hinesville.

July 05, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighters find 339 sticks of dynamite

WAYCROSS - Firefighters battling a massive wildfire in South Georgia discovered 339 sticks of dynamite, and a U.S. Army bomb squad from Fort Stewart was called to detonate the explosives.

July 02, 2011 | The Associated Press | Public Safety


Region’s fires continue to pose risk

Where's the fire?

July 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


HPD blotter

June 23: A church on Gen. Stewart Way reported checks from its assistance fund had been forged for a total amount of $1,975.

June 30, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Downtown tree lost to lightning

A member of Rogers Tree Service's crew takes down limbs from a large willow oak tree Tuesday morning in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park. A portion of the park near the tree had been closed to the public as a safety precaution after the tree was struck by lightning last week. Liberty County Extension Coordinator Robert Bell and an arborist assessed the tree and advised the city to take it down because the structural integrity of the top of the tree had been compromised.

June 29, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Public Safety


Second arrest made in Long machete case

A second arrest has been made in last week's case in which a homeowner used a machete to stop a man from burglarizing his home.

June 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Suspect in string of robberies arrested

Dublin police have apprehended a Savannah resident believed to be responsible for eight robberies between Athens and Orange Park, Fla., including one in Midway and one in Richmond Hill, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.

June 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Dept. blotter

June 17

June 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO’s Jenkins promoted to captain

Liberty County Sheriff's Office in-house instructor Keith Jenkins was promoted to captain Friday as part of a department-wide restructuring. LCSO Sheriff Steve Sikes said Jenkins will oversee the department's revamped, more intensive training program.

June 27, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 16: A Pineview resident reported a burglary in which $100 in cash was taken. The victim told police her neighbor spotted a former acquaintance of the victim's on the property, and the victim told police she believed the former acquaintance also had been stealing cigarette butts from her front porch for several weeks.

June 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man thwarts break-in, nabs suspect

A Long County man thwarted a home invasion in progress Tuesday and detained an intruder at his residence in the Burnt Pines subdivision.

June 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Judd denied bond, considered flight risk

Christiane Judd, the former operator of Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Long County, appeared Tuesday morning before Long County Magistrate Judge Marie Middleton for a 10-minute hearing.

June 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 10: Officers charged two men with marijuana possession and possession with intent after attempting to stop a vehicle on Gen. Screven Way for a center-lane violation. Before pulling over, one of the vehicle's passengers threw a suspicious item out of the window and then bailed out of the vehicle and ran. The man was found down the street hiding on a porch and was arrested without further incident. He was found carrying marijuana and the discarded item also was determined to be marijuana. More contraband was found in another passenger's possession.

June 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man suspected in string of robberies

The man who recently robbed the El Cheapo in Midway probably also is responsible for robbing Subway restaurants in Richmond Hill and Savannah, according to police. Authorities are searching for a 25- to 30-year-old white male described as clean-cut and "preppy," who likely is driving a white Ford Expedition.

June 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Woman arrested for New and Not fire

A 28-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a fire Sunday that damaged the New and Not Shop in Hinesville.

September 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bus driver arrested for DUI on her way to get kids

A Long County school bus driver was arrested for DUI shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday while on her way to pick up students, according ...

September 27, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Obstinate suspect shows police work

The following incidents are taken from recent Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 22, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Family burned out of home identified

A Hinesville family of five was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.

September 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man pleads, sentenced for armed standoff

A Flemington man involved in an armed stand-off with police in October 2013 entered into a plea agreement in Liberty County Superior Court Monday.

September 21, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Monday night fire damage home

A Hinesville family was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.

September 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged hit-and-run driver granted bond

The driver charged in the hit-and-run death of Midway native Ethan Pringle has been granted bond in Jasper County, South Carolina, Superior Court.

September 19, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Rain only expected from tropical storm

Coastal Georgia could get as much as seven inches of rain by Friday from the quickly-risen Tropical Storm Julia.

September 14, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bus slides off road; no injuries

The back tires of a school bus from Joseph Martin Elementary School, carrying students slid into a ditch Tuesday afternoon.

September 13, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Rincon man charged for fatal hit-and-run

The man allegedly responsible for the hit-and-run death of Midway resident Ethan Pringle, 26, has been arrested, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl ...

September 13, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


More than $30,000 missing from account

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 12, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Midway man dies after hit-and-run

A Midway man, Ethan Pringle, 26, was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern.

September 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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