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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


Hinesville Police Department blotters for June 20

May 28: Suspicious person - An officer was dispatched to Timber Ridge Trail for an anonymous complaint of a young man hanging around the area.

June 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long sheriff adopts Project Lifesaver

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently joined forces with Project Lifesaver International to help locate community members who wander away from their homes.

June 19, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for June 18

Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for June 18

Recent reports filed withe Hinesville Police Department included:

June 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Victims of Sunday's wreck identified

Two of the three people injured in Sunday afternoon's wreck in Walthourville are in critical but stable condition.

June 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for June 16

May 31: Criminal trespass - A complainant living on Ruben Wells Road in Hinesville said that at 3:45 a.m., she found the rear driver's side window of her car broken along with all of its doors unlocked. The glove box also was open, but she said nothing was stolen from the vehicle.

June 17, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Young drowning victim identified

A 23-month-old child drowned Friday in a private pond in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley.

June 16, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Sunday head-on crash involves Appling jail employee

At least one of three people injured Sunday afternoon wreck in Walthourville is in stable condition.

June 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Toddler drowns in Long County

A 23-month-old child has drowned in a private pond in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley.

June 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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Apartment fire displaces four

A Wednesday morning fire heavily damaged a Hinesville apartment complex and displaced four people.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Fire damages single-wide mobile home

A Tuesday evening fire heavily damaged a mobile home in Hinesville, displacing the man who lived in the single-wide structure.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Residents warned to be cautious in heat

For many people, summer means spending lots of time outdoors. Officials from the Coastal Health District - which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties - want Coastal Georgia residents to make the most of that time by preventing illness and injury that some summer-related activities can bring.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty Sheriff’s blotters

June 20

July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Suspects sought in Long Co. assault

Two people are wanted in connection with a case involving a kidnapping, a vehicle hijacking, an armed robbery and aggravated assault. It was reported in Long County on July 2. The incident reportedly happened between 1:30-3:50 a.m. at a residence in the Sandhill community, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Al Cato.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Walthourville man hurt in ATV wreck

A Walthourville man was injured Sunday night in an ATV accident.

July 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Illegal booze, cigarette ring uncovered

A Fort Stewart soldier and a woman face numerous charges after they were arrested Thursday for allegedly illegally selling alcohol and tobacco products from a Walthourville home.

July 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotters

June 13

July 04, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters

June 20

July 04, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


County approves a false-alarm ordinance

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved a false-alarm ordinance at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening.

July 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Public Safety


Parker arson case delayed again

The case of the state of Georgia vs. Robert Parker, a former Long County Sheriff's deputy, was delayed again Wednesday morning when First District Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Robert L. Russell III agreed to set Aug. 1 for a "Rule 20" hearing to allow Parker to enter a plea.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


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