June 17: Pedestrian under the influence - A deputy was dispatched to West Oglethorpe Highway due to a pedestrian lying on the side of the road. Once contact was made with the pedestrian, it was obvious that he was under the influence. The pedestrian told the deputy that he was walking from Hinesville to his residence in Ludowici, but then he got tired and laid down to rest. He smelled of alcohol and did admit to drinking. He also had an empty vodka bottle on him. The pedestrian agreed to a breath sample, which came out positive, and he was arrested.
Liberty County Mosquito Control is continuing its efforts to protect the public against disease-carrying mosquitoes, but is asking residents to take precautions to keep themselves and their families safe.
The National Hurricane Center has started watching a tropical storm in the Atlantic that could threaten the Southeast United States next week.
June 10: Disorderly conduct - An officer was dispatched to the Country Inn and Suites after a customer dropped his keys down an elevator shaft. The customer called the fire department, but dispatchers said it would be another 45 minutes before they could respond. A hotel staff member said that she heard a customer say that he was not going to wait 45 minutes. The same customer walked down a hallway, and then the fire alarm went off. The employee identified the man to the officer, and the offender explained that he couldn't wait that long because he had children ...
Police are searching for two men who robbed a Hinesville convenience store late Tuesday night.
The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred just after 9 p.m. Sunday at a Strickland Street home.
June 16: DUI, possession of open alcohol container - A deputy stopped a vehicle after he noticed the car had a broken tail light.
Accused anti-government militia leader Isaac Aguigui pleaded guilty Friday morning in Long County Superior Court to hatching a plot that resulted in the December 2011 shooting deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.
Hinesville firefighters assigned to Station 1 got hands-on training this week learning how to help air ambulances land safely. An emergency-helicopter crew from Air Evac Lifeteam's Jesup base offered firefighters pre-hospital landing-zone classes this week.
June 9: Public drunkness - An officer was dispatched to a Hinesville woman's residence after she complained about an unknown male knocking and kicking on her back door.
A Bulloch County sheriff's deputy hydroplaned Saturday as he responded to a call and ended up in a ditch full of rainwater.
Liberty County Chief Deputy Jon Long recently attended and received training and information emphasizing highway safety and leadership.
The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency in March teamed up with Everbridge System, an interactive communication and mass-notification solutions provider, to notify the community of emergency and non-emergency alerts.
The city of Hinesville, along with Target and other community partners, again are joining forces for a communitywide crime-prevention event.
The Richmond Hill 17-year-old who was declared missing last week has been found, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.
Cold air pushing down from the north and moist air coming up from the Gulf could make for some pretty crappy weather in our area over the next few days.
SAVANNAH - Seven former officers of First National Bank recently pled guilty for their roles in a massive loan-fraud scheme against the institution and other federally insured banks.
A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty in connection with an abandoned, starving dog found locked in a Hinesville home Wednesday.
A Guyton man was shot and wounded Friday night in Midway.
A Midway man was severely burned Saturday afternoon while burning trash.
Two Tattnall County Jail inmates remained at large Saturday after escaping from the jail Friday morning.
Dec. 22: Simple batter/FVA - A Madison Drive woman told police her boyfriend got physically violent with her following an argument. The woman said her boyfriend grabbed a camera she uses for work, took it outside and indicated he was going to break it.
Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston on Jan. 10 received the 2013 report from the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform. Building on the success of the criminal-justice reform passed in the 2012 and 2013 sessions, the council primarily focused on potential reforms to help rehabilitated offenders re-enter society.
A medical helicopter did land Monday afternoon near the Liberty County DFCS office, reportedly to transport a patient who had attempted suicide. It is the Courier's policy not to offer in-depth coverage of suicides or suicide attempts.
The Courier has received word that an ATV on which five teenagers were riding flipped over just after 4:30 p.m. Friday on Peacock Trail, injuring several of the young people. One teen was flown by Life Star for treatment at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Two were taken to Winn Army Community Hospital. The other two teens, identified as males, reportedly left the scene to alert their parents and get help.
A man who was struck by a vehicle shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Gen. Screven Way and South Main Street died early Thursday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Cpl. Les Patton.
The Jan. 5 armed robbery of a Pembroke gas station next door to City Hall has led the city's police department to post fliers in local businesses warning residents against wearing masks, hoods "or (a) device which conceals the identity of a wearer" into businesses.
A man was struck by a vehicle shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Gen. Screven Way and South Main Street in Hinesville, according to authorities. He was flown by Life Star to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
Dec. 20: Simple battery - A Georgia Avenue woman told police her mother had "bumped" her knee with the front of her vehicle before leaving the home after the two had argued. The daughter said she was smoking outside when her mother approached her about burning a hole in the back seat of the car. The daughter said her mother had called her "a deadbeat" single-mother and then sprayed her in the face with air freshener.
Dec. 22: • DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol - A deputy pulled over a driver whose vehicle was weaving from side to side on Highway 38 in Midway. When the deputy approached the woman, she told him she had been talking on her cellphone. The deputy smelled alcohol coming from the woman's vehicle.