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Grace period over for new texting ban

After the statewide anti-texting and driving law took effect July 1, many law enforcement agencies - including the Hinesville Police Department - gave

August 04, 2010 | By Amy Johstono Courier intern | Public Safety


Gunfire erupts near Highway 84 businesses

Gunfire erupted just before 3 a.m. Saturday in the middle of a cluster of businesses on East Oglethorpe Highway and a man was shot in the legs, according to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Department Patrol Officer Alexander Shirah.

August 04, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire closes post gym

Fort Stewart officials closed Newman Fitness Center on Thursday after an early-morning fire damaged the facility. There were no injuries.

July 31, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


High-speed chase ends in Ludowici

A high-speed chase that began in Glynn County, continued through Wayne County and ended in Ludowici resulted in damaged vehicles but no injuries.

July 30, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for July 28

July 19: • Forgery of checks, West Oglethorpe Highway

July 28, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Driver services site proving popular

The Department of Driver Services reported recently that more than 4,000 Georgia drivers conducted licensing business from the comfort of their homes or offices during the recent summer holiday via the Agency's website, www.dds.ga.gov.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldier accidentally shoots himself

A Fort Stewart soldier appears to be OK after accidentally shooting himself in the arm last weekend.

July 28, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man killed in wreck on Fort Stewart

A man driving a 1986 GMC 6 Safari Van was killed Thursday on Fort Stewart when he veered off the road and hit a tree.

July 23, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Truck driver killed on I-95 wreck

A Florida-based truck driver was killed on Intestate 95 on Wednesday when his 18-wheeler collided with another tractor trailer near Riceboro, Georgia State Patrol Trooper A.M. Cheney said.

July 23, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Business owner charged for slapping burglary suspect

Long County businessman Tim Works recently was charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly slapped a man who he said stole from him.

July 23, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


High temperatures produce high risks

Things are heating up in Liberty County, and it's not just because of the hotly contested primary races and upcoming elections.

July 21, 2010 | Amy Johstono Courier intern | Public Safety


Accident closes Talmadge for an hour

Talmadge Road was blocked in both directions Tuesday afternoon when a flatbed truck lost its load as the driver swerved to avoid hitting a car.

July 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Slain woman's partner now faces murder charge

Maurice Newsome, 21, the boyfriend of Savannah Smith, now faces murder charges in her death. Smith's body was found last month in Gum Branch.

July 21, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Body of Savannah Smith identified

According to autopsy results, a body found June 18 near Juanita Road in Liberty County is that of Hinesville woman Savannah Smith, 22, who previously had not been seen since June 8. Hinesville Police Department Detective Thomas Cribbs confirmed Smith's identity at 4 p.m. Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Teen shot in Elaine Street apartment

July 16, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Job offer was suspected scam

Recent crime reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Wreck blocks Highway 84 near Liberty County High School

A two-vehicle collision Monday morning near Liberty County High School sent two people to the hospital, authorities said.

April 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Car flips over in front of Hinesville Lowe's

A car flipped on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville after the driver lost control Sunday evening, police said.

April 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores April 27

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

April 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Former Long County High School assistant band director arrested

A former assistant band director at Long County High School has been arrested and charged with engaging in sexual misconduct with students, according to the ...

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


Hinesville man shot in leg

Authorities are investigating the shooting of a Hinesville man.

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


EMA: Be alert, Liberty

Hurricane season is coming, and the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency wants all residents to be ready with Alert Liberty.

April 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


Nineteen complete Savannah Tech's Peace Officer Academy

SAVANNAH - Nineteen students from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy celebrated graduating from the program with a completion ceremony last month.

April 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman stabbed in Walthourville; roommate in custody

A woman was stabbed and seriously injured during a domestic dispute between roommates in Walthourville, police said.

April 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville police seek missing woman

Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing woman.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores April 20

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

April 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Walthourville traffic stop leads to drug, weapons charges

The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Lonnie Bowman initiated a traffic stop at 6:30 p.m. Friday that ended ...

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


Man critical after small plane crash in Wayne County

A man is in critical condition after the small plane he was flying crashed in Wayne County on Friday afternoon, according to the Wayne County ...

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


Woman expected to recover from baseball bat assault during robbery

An early Thursday morning robbery at a South Newport service station left a woman injured.

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


Liberty County Sheriff's Office nabs main suspect in Walthourville store robbery

The main suspect in the Friday night robbery of the Family Dollar Store in Walthourville has been apprehended, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said Thursday.

April 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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