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Microburst damages condo complex, grocery store

A microburst damaged a Hinesville condominium complex Saturday afternoon. The storm blew into Hinesville Ravenwood Condos on Pineland Avenue shortly before 3 p.m., sending tree limbs crashing onto vehicles and porches.

August 17, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville, Flemington negotiating fire service agreement

Hinesville city officials decided Hinesville residents no longer should foot the bill for providing fire service outside the city limits, namely to Flemington and parts of unincorporated Liberty County. The Hinesville City Council discussed renegotiating a fire service agreement with the county and Flemington during an off-site planning session last week on St. Simons Island.

August 17, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


LCSO promotes two officers

Rising up within the ranks of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office were Jim Chapman and Jeffrey Hein, who were honored for their accomplishments Thursday afternoon in Sheriff Steve Sikes' office at the Liberty County Justice Center.

August 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville, Fort Stewart monitor sewage spill

A sewage spill occurred at the city of Hinesville/Fort Stewart Regional Water Pollution Control Plant on Aug. 9. An estimated 100,000 gallons of sewage entered a Taylors Creek tributary due to a pipe blockage and recent heavy rains.

August 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO promotes two officers

Rising up within the ranks of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office were Jim Chapman and Jeffrey Hein, who were honored for their accomplishments Thursday afternoon in Sheriff Steve Sikes' office at the Liberty County Justice Center.

August 15, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man shot by sheriff’s deputy after brandishing weapon

A McIntosh County man was shot by a sheriff's deputy after the man allegedly pulled out a gun during a search of his home.

August 12, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shots, chase, crash end siblings' run from law

PUEBLO, Colo. - An FBI manhunt for three heavily armed siblings accused of shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a Georgia bank ended Wednesday with a police chase in Colorado, where shots were fired at officers before the suspects' car rolled and crashed into a guard rail.

August 11, 2011 | By Ivan Moreno Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Aug. 2: Police arrested a driver for possession of marijuana and a seat-belt violation after stopping him at Kacey Drive and South Main Street. The driver would not obey police commands during the stop, and a K-9 officer registered a hit on the vehicle. A search of the driver revealed a small baggie of marijuana on his person.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman charged for child's heat death

WARNER ROBINS - A Warner Robins woman has been charged with murder in the heat-related death of a 3-year-old left inside a car.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Fugitive siblings caught in Colorado

DENVER - The FBI is confirming that two men and a woman wanted for crimes in Florida and Georgia have been captured.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Cops release video of chase shootout

ATLANTA (AP) - The three siblings accused of opening fire at a Florida officer and then robbing a bank in Georgia escaped police pursuit after shooting out the officer's tire at a convenience store parking lot, according to dash-cam video released Monday by Florida authorities.

August 09, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Sheriff: Sibling fugitives extremely dangerous

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says he hopes three fugitive siblings will make a mistake as they continue to elude authorities after allegedly shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a bank in Georgia.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Aug. 7

Aug. 2: Police arrested a man with a history of violent offenses after he was accused of kidnapping a child he claimed was his daughter. Responding officers found the man on Deer Wood Drive holding the child after he took her from a residence on Glenn Bryant Road. The suspect told police he believed the child was being abused by her caretakers. Police did not observe physical signs of harm on the child. The child's grandmother, who claimed guardianship, was at the scene. Officers were able to take the child away from the suspect and held her until the ...

August 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter

July 30: Police arrested a driver wanted for a probation violation and also charged him with an open container violation after stopping him on West Oglethorpe Highway for a seat-belt violation. An open can of beer was observed on the floor between the driver's feet.

August 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. woman thanks fire dept. with fundraiser

Brush fires that broke out in May and June near Simmons Crossing and on Fraser Harris Road, respectively, took a toll on Long County resident Jessica Simmons, who owns Horse Creek Riding Stables.

August 06, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


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UPDATE: Vehicle recovered from Altamaha River; Jesup man still missing

A vehicle recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Altamaha River was a pickup truck that had been reported stolen in 2005, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles ...

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI investigates theft of construction equipment in Liberty County

A large amount of stolen equipment has been recovered in Liberty County after a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring.

June 13, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged with murder in Walthourville shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Walthourville was charged with felony murder Friday, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

June 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County man arrested in Glennville arson

A Long County man has been charged with four counts of arson in connection with the early Sunday fire that destroyed four downtown Glennville businesses.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged in Walthourville fatal shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with the early Wednesday shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Walthourville.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Training helps Liberty County officers better deal with people in crisis

Local law-enforcement officers received mental health awareness training this week.

June 07, 2016 | Tiffany King | Public Safety


Boy, 9, steals hearts across Hinesville

The Hinesville Fire Department, which is made up of men and women who put their emotions in check when dealing with tragedy, shed tears last ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Glennville fire ruled arson; reward offered

A fire destroyed four businesses on Barnard Street in downtown Glennville early Sunday, and authorities said Tuesday that it has been ruled arson.

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Charges filed in Hinesville wreck, officer scuffle

Charges ranging from traffic violations to theft and destruction of government property have been filed against two women involved in a traffic accident in Hinesville ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Colin soaks the area

Tropical Storm Colin proved to be a big rainmaker for Liberty and Long counties, but the region was spared from major damage.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


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