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Hospital authority donates to fire and rescue

On behalf of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County and the Liberty Regional Foundation, Will Darsey recently presented a donation to Joe Martin and Joe Cannon of the Eastern District Fire Rescue in Midway.

July 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD wants you to know ...

According to code O.C.G.A. 40-8-73.1, in Georgia, it's unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle that has material applied to the rear windshield or the side windows that reduce light transmission through the windshield or windows to less than 32 percent. The rear windows of a truck or multipurpose vehicle are exempt from parts of this law, however the windows to the left and right of the driver and the front windshield must be in compliance.

June 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Discarded pizza box sparks blaze

A fire Thursday night in Gum Branch destroyed a single-wide trailer in the 400 block of Wells Road, displacing seven people. Five adults lived in the home - three women and two men - and two girls, ages 6 and 12.

June 30, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotters for June 27

June 2: Disorderly conduct - An officer went to Kroger in reference to threats. A woman said she pulled into the Kroger parking lot and saw her husband with his girlfriend and girlfriend's daughter.

June 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s blotters June 27

June 5: Verbal dispute - Two deputies were dispatched to McCumber Drive in Hinesville due to a domestic dispute. The complainant, parked outside of her mother's house, said her mother went to her grandmother's house and took her belongings. The mother told the deputy that she told her daughter to move out because she wasn't helping around the house.

June 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fatal wreck apparently caused by victim

Long County resident Jessie Parker, 35, died from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday in Long County. Fort Stewart soldier Karl Stephan was injured in the accident.

June 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


State remounts 'Zero Tolerance DUI'

Drivers who drink before getting behind the wheel might want to think twice.

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County man killed in wreck

Long County resident Jessie Parker died from injuries he sustained in a wreck Wednesday afternoon in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Director Bob Heffley.

June 25, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Fatal wreck reported in Long County

Savannah media are reporting about a fatal wreck on Highway 196, near Flowers Road in Long County.

June 25, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storm damages school bus loading area

A heavy storm that swept through the area Monday night apparently damaged the bus shelter at Snelson-Golden Middle School. Authorities currently are investigating what happened, according to Liberty County EMA Director Mike Hodges, who added that there were no reports of tornadic or rotation activity in the area. Hodges is working with the weather center in Charleston, S.C., to determine what kind of weather-related occurrence caused the damage.

June 25, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Firefighters put on first aid classes

The Hinesville Fire Department offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first-aid classes that lead to certification by the American Heart Association, said senior firefighter and CPR instructor Graham Martin.

June 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Four locals arrested in FBI sex-trafficking sting

During the past week, the FBI Atlanta Field Office, along with its Macon, Augusta, and Savannah Resident Agencies and their associated Child Exploitation Task Forces, conducted law-enforcement operations in support of Operation Cross Country VIII to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States.

June 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for June 23

Here are some recent reports filed by Hinesville Police Department officers:

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Three injured in Bryan Co. accident

Three people were injured Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Bryan County.

June 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Flemington church hit by car

St. Peter's AME church in Flemington was struck by a vehicle Friday night.

June 21, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | 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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