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Man beaten during home invasion

A Midway man was attacked and robbed early Sunday morning, according to law-enforcement authorities.

February 29, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


House votes to ban sex offenders from driving buses

ATLANTA - Sex offenders would be banned from driving school and passenger buses under a bill passed by Georgia's House of Representatives.

February 28, 2012 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Criminal justice overhaul introduced

ATLANTA - Seeking to balance public safety with the growing cost of the state's prison system, Georgia lawmakers on Monday introduced legislation to substantially overhaul the criminal justice system, with changes ranging from how courts are run to how offenders are sentenced.

February 28, 2012 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Feb. 27

Recent reports of crimes and activity by the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 27, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Crime tip leads to arrests

Fighting fires as Midway Volunteer Fire Department's fire chief for the past 31 years is just one aspect of Terrell Chipp's service to the community.

February 27, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Active tonado season expected, especially in SE

WASHINGTON - With the month of March looming, tornado chasers are already watching the Southeast as a nasty storm brews with the potential to spin off a batch of tornadoes.

February 25, 2012 | By Seth Borenstein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 17: A woman was arrested at a business on West Highway 196 for possession of marijuana and a controlled substance after being spotted by her bail bondsman, who told police she gave him a false name during her bonding. Marijuana was found in the vehicle she was traveling in, and an Oxycontin pill and straw were found on her person.

February 25, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Area put under a tornado watch

Liberty and Long counties are among many Georgia counties to be put under a wind advisory and tornado watch, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston.

February 24, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County fugitive caught in N.C.

A Long County man who had been on the run for more than a year recently was apprehended by authorities in North Carolina.

February 24, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 13: A Brantley Drive resident reported a burglary in which a laptop, valued at $900, was stolen.

February 23, 2012 | Staff reports | Public Safety


Firefighter finishes arson training

FORSYTH - Earnest M. McDuffie, Sr., a lieutenant with the Hinesville Fire Department, recently completed the arson investigator certification program taught by the state police academy division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

February 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


BI band teacher investigated

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a Bradwell Institute band director after receiving reports that he had been exchanging emails of a sexual nature with a student.

February 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Driver faces molestation charges

A former Long County School System bus driver was charged with two counts of child molestation last week, according to Ludowici Police Department Chief Diannia Duncan and Long County Sheriff's Office Capt. Nickey Anderson.

February 20, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 4: A Berkshire Terrace resident reported the theft of a laptop and scratch case valued at $1,698. The man told police he believed a former houseguest may have taken the items.

February 18, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fatal wreck reported in Long County

A man was killed early Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Long County, according to GSP Trooper William Bowman and Adam Denton. The man reportedly was traveling at a high rate of speed on Arnold Drive near Pearl Davis Road when he lost control of his 1995 Pontiac Gran Am. The vehicle veered off the road, struck several trees and rolled over. The driver was ejected several feet from where the car rested, according to the troopers.

February 17, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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Drivers who speed are warned to slow down

Motorists who think they can drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror ...

July 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Friday crash kills local man

Investigators are unsure what caused a local man to run off South Coastal Highway Friday night. He was killed when his car hit a tree.

July 15, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Suspect in bouncer’s death out of jail on bond

A murder suspect made bond this week while another murder suspect had his bond reduced and a convicted murderer requested a new trial.

July 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Deputy hurt when suspect rams cruiser

A Liberty County Sheriff's deputy was taken to a hospital after being involved in a wreck Friday night.

July 07, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Search for alleged robber continues

Hinesville Police are still searching for Michael Earl Palmer, who allegedly robbed the PetSmart on Oglethorpe Highway on June 22.

July 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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