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Lightning strike sends soldiers to hospital

Twenty-two 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team soldiers and one Army civilian training on Fort Stewart's Donovan Field experienced a lightning strike at about 4:35 p.m. Sunday.

September 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Firefighters still battling Terrell Mill Pond fire

The Georgia Forestry Commission and Hinesville Fire Department firefighters continuously are working to contain the Terrell Mill Pond fire that reignited this weekend. The fire started from a lightning strike June 28. Most of the area was in the smoldering stage before recent winds and dead debris intensified the fire Aug. 27.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Red Cross expects hurricane response to continue for weeks

SAVANNAH - With communities from North Carolina to New England suffering from significant flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages from Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food and other assistance.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Pembroke family rescued from river

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With thousands expected on Georgia reservoirs and rivers this holiday weekend, a new Department of Natural Resources video stresses water safety through the story of a south Georgia fishing trip that almost turned tragic.

September 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


$7,000 lost in home burlgary

Aug. 23: A convenience store on South Main Street reported a burglary in which $1,625 was stolen. Store personnel told police they suspected a former employee.

August 31, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Terrell Mill Pond blaze reignites

We didn't kill the fire. It was always burning since the world's been turning - or at least since June 28, when a lightning strike set much of the 900-acre peat lands ablaze, according to Liberty County and Midway Georgia Forestry Commission Chief Ranger David Duke.

August 31, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Public Safety


Bomb scare closes Wendys for hours

A suspicious package left Sunday afternoon in Wendy's parking lot tied up police and traffic in Hinesville for a few hours.

August 31, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Aug. 19: A resident of Deveraux Road told police a $700 guitar in its hard case was taken from his unsecured vehicle while he visited a store in Hinesville.

August 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Aug. 16: Police responded to a report of an unresponsive child on Flo Zechman Drive. The mother told officers she put the child to sleep in her bed, and two hours later found the child unresponsive. The child was resuscitated at the hospital but died later that day.

August 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Feds dedicate new law enforcement center

BRUNSWICK - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and other federal officials have dedicated a new building at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center designed to help agents learn how to deal with problems in mass transit settings.

August 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Coast watching for Irene

SAVANNAH - Emergency officials in coastal Georgia are keeping nervous eyes on Hurricane Irene and say they are already getting calls from anxious residents worried that the storm will make landfall in the Southeast by the end of the week.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Aug. 22

Aug. 13: A resident of School House Road reported a burglary in which flatware, jewelry, entertainment equipment and other household goods valued at a total of $4,103 were stolen.

August 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici PD seeks information on van

The Ludowici Police Department is looking for leads regarding a stolen vehicle and is asking people to slow down in school zones.

August 22, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman loses home, dogs to fire

A 72-year-old Liberty County woman lost her home and three of her dogs Thursday night when a fire raced through her residence in the 1800 block of Mount Olivet Church Road in the Fleming community.

August 22, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Mailbox bomb in Bryan called isolated

What has been referred to as a homemade bomb blew up a mailbox in South Bryan County on Tuesday.

August 22, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Public Safety


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Nuclear plant's safety discussed at meeting

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of the Hatch Nuclear Power Plant during an open house from 4-6 p.m ...

April 19, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD Reports

From Hinesville Police Department reports. Editor's note: Due to computer issues at the city, reports have been unavailable in recent weeks. They are back ...

April 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Child critical after collision with pickup

A 9-year-old boy was critically injured Tuesday when he was riding a bike south of Riceboro and was hit by a pickup.

April 18, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One dead, another injured after domestic dispute

Liberty County authorities are searching for a 41-year-old man in connection with a homicide and the injury of another person in Walthourville early Thursday.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Early forecast calls for 6-8 hurricanes

When Liberty County Emergency Management Deputy Director emailed a graphic with the 2018 hurricane forecast, he added a caveat.

April 09, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murder suspect gets $1M bond

The man accused of fatally shooting James Caswell Jones had bond set at $1 milllion on March 19, by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert ...

April 02, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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