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First responders practice communications

First responders must be able to communicate with each other, other government agencies and the public in order to assist victims of natural and man-made disasters.

March 09, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


EMA: Stay put during tornado

Georgia residents got a reminder last weekend about tornado preparedness.

March 09, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Men plead not guilty to kidnapping

Three Pembroke men have pleaded not guilty to federal charges in association with the kidnappings of two Bryan County residents.

March 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 28: A known offender was arrested for obstruction, possession of marijuana, a suspended license and several counts of unrestrained minors in the vehicle after he was pulled over for a broken taillight at West Mills Avenue and North Main Street.

March 08, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Georgia targets rogue pain clinic owners

ATLANTA - Clinics that specialize in dispensing prescription painkillers would fall under more scrutiny under a bill House lawmakers passed Monday targeting the illegal drug trade.

March 07, 2012 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Search continues for missing teen

The Hinesville Police Department still is actively searching for missing Hinesville teen Dannon Prichard.

March 07, 2012 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


IGA grocery store broken into

The Ludowici IGA grocery store was broken into last week.

March 07, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Storm center chief predicts more accurate forecasts

CHARLESTON - National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read said Monday that science will improve to the point where forecasters can reliably issue forecasts showing where a hurricane will be a week ahead of time.

March 07, 2012 | By Bruce Smith Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 29: A construction worker reported the theft of two ground compactors, valued at $10,000, from a job site on Marne Boulevard.

March 06, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD officer’s heroic act recognized

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and city council members recognized the heroism of Hinesville Police Officer Jassen Garrett as one the first items of business during Thursday's council meeting.

March 05, 2012 | | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 17: A Hinesville resident reported the theft of his wife's rings from his vehicle while the vehicle was being serviced at a business on West Oglethorpe Highway. The man told police the vehicle was the last place he and his wife saw the rings, valued at $3,300.

March 03, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Dog thrown from moving SUV

For the second time in recent weeks, the Hinesville Police Department is investigating another case of animal cruelty.

March 02, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Lumpkin to face death penalty possibility

Former Liberty County corrections officer Kenneth Lumpkin appeared Tuesday in Long County Superior Court, where he was served with papers expressing the prosecution's intent to seek the death penalty in Lumpkin's upcoming murder trial, according to Liberty County Clerk of Court Frank Middleton.

March 02, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


House passes juvenile justice overhaul

ATLANTA - Juvenile courts would have to conduct an assessment of children's mental health needs before committing them into state custody as part of an overhaul of the juvenile justice code passed Wednesday by House lawmakers.

March 01, 2012 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 22: A Hinesville business owner reported the theft of a portable storage container, valued at $2,000. The owner said the customer stopped paying on the rented storage container and told police a witness saw the container emptied and towed from the customer's property.

March 01, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Updated: Man recovered from river

Searchers have recovered the body of a Wayne County man who was feared to have drowned Sunday in the Altahama River.

November 20, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


‘Grandparents’ targeted in scam

A recurring scam has apparently reared its ugly head in the area.

November 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Coworkers' dispute prompts call to police

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 06, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shots fired during fight at Pineland

Hinesville police are investigating after a fight resulted in several shots being fired around 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at Pineland Square Apartments.

November 06, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County grand jury indictments by the September 2017 term. All suspects are considered innocent ...

November 05, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Update: Pedestrian hit by SUV identified

A woman trying to cross West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville was struck by a vehicle and died, according too Hinesville Police Traffic Accident Investigator Richard ...

November 04, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hatchet bonded out on own recognizance

The man known as Hatchet Man for his 1996 attack on a woman using a hatchet and arrested in February on allegations of sexual abuse ...

November 02, 2017 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Officers recognized after shootout

Four federal law enforcement officers were recently honored for their actions during a shootout in Allenhurst last year.

November 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Busy term for September grand jury

Liberty County's grand jury handed down a number of indictments during its September term.

November 01, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety


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