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Bomb threats cleared in city

The bomb threat at the Hinesville Walmart has been cleared as of noon today, according to Hinesville Police Detective Lt. Loyd Slater.

February 12, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Update: Suspect arrested in drive-by shooting

A man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon at Waldo Pafford Elementary School.

February 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


School apparent target of drive-by shooting

Waldo Pafford Elementary School was the apparent target of a drive-by shooting about 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to Hinesville Police Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

February 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Two burglaries reported

Crimes reported to Hinesville Police include:

February 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Statewide tornado drill is Friday

The Liberty Emergency Management Agency is observing Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which runs through Friday. EMA Director Mike Hodges said that since the area is susceptible to a variety of natural disasters and severe weather is dangerous and can strike with little warning, it's important to prepare in advance. Each day during Severe Weather Preparedness Week focuses on a different type of threat faced by Georgians. Topics include:

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Authorities hunting RH armed robbery

The FBI and Bryan County and Richmond Hill police are looking for a man who robbed the Navy Federal Credit Union in Richmond Hill. Here's the press release from the FBI:

February 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Flushed pills prompt couple's fight

Missing pills recently prompted an argument between a Long County couple, which eventually required authorities to intervene.

February 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Toddler left in car outside gym, dad arrested

A Port Wentworth father has been arrested and charged with reckless conduct after leaving his child locked in a car in Hinesville on Jan. 26.

February 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Taser ends confrontation over movie ticket

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

February 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


HPD officer helps save baby's life

When Hinesville Police Officer Angela Reynolds pulled into the Hinesville Glass and Mirror parking lot in the 1100 block of West Oglethorpe Highway on Tuesday morning, she had no idea she would be saving the life of an infant born minutes earlier in the front seat of a family Chevy.

February 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities investigating apparent assault-suicide

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating what appears to be an aggravated assault and suicide that occurred sometime Saturday morning at a home on the 300 block of Springs Grove Road near Jesup.

January 31, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Stabbing victim identified

A Liberty County man was rushed to the hospital Sunday afternoon after he was stabbed during a domestic dispute.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Friday fire injures one, displaces three

A Long County man was injured as he escaped from his burning home Friday. Three people were displaced by the fire.

January 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle and Lewis Levine Correspondents | Public Safety


Meth-lab suspect caught

A man who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges was apprehended Monday by a team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies.

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Burglar may have left cell phone at scene

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Riceboro burglary results in $1,500 loss of electronics

Recent reports filed by Liberty County Sheriff's deputies include:

June 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville police seek help identifying suspect

The Hinesville Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a black male wearing a blue hoodie who used a stolen credit card to make a purchase June 2 at Flash Foods on West Gen. Screven Way.

June 12, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


2 children, ages 3 and 5, drown in Wayne County pond

JESUP - Two children in the care of their disabled grandmother drowned Wednesday afternoon in Wayne County, authorities said.

June 10, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Stalker turns out to be private eye on insurance case

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

June 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County EMA reviews projects for emergency plan

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency held a review and update meeting yesterday for the county's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is updated every five years, with city and county officials developing an action plan for emergencies. Attendees were asked to review projects listed in the plan for their jurisdiction from 2010, then revise projects, add new ones or eliminate unnecessary projects. They were encouraged to have action-oriented projects that are impactful on their communities and can obtain possible grant funding. These projects can include improving building codes, updating flood warning systems, draining lakes behind weakened dams or ...

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


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