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16-year-old gets life in prison for murder

SAVANNAH - A 16-year-old has pleaded guilty to felony murder and armed robbery charges in Savannah and has been sentenced to life in prison.

November 17, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Nov. 8: A resident of Gause Street reported a burglary in which $468 worth of clothes, shoes and a gaming system were stolen.

November 17, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Motorist killed in wreck on 144

One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident just after 8 a.m. Tuesday on Ga. Highway 144, according to GSP Trooper Thornell King. The wreck happened near the sniper range on Fort Stewart, according to Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson. Because no military personnel were involved, the accident investigation was turned over to the Georgia State Patrol.

November 16, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Woman killed in wreck on Ga. Highway 144

One person was killed in a vehicle accident just after 8 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 144, near the sniper range on Fort Stewart, according to Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson. Because no military personnel were involved, the accident investigation was turned over to the Georgia State Patrol.

November 15, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Savannah man missing in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas - Police in the Bahamas are requesting the public's help in locating a 45-year-old Georgia man who was swept into the Atlantic Ocean a week ago.

November 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


HFD offers fire-safety classes

According to a report by the Georgia State Fire Marshal's Office, 2,565 people died in home fires nationwide in 2009.

November 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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November 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


False robbery report charge filed at GSU

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University officials say an Ogeechee Technical College student who reported being shot during an attempted armed robbery on the university's campus has been charged with making a false report.

November 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Dozens respond to EMA weather spotter class

Seventeen people responded to the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency's offer for a basic weather spotter class, and another 21 people attended the advanced class Nov. 5 at the agency's headquarters in downtown Hinesville.

November 10, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Forestry ranger predicts active year for fires

During its November meeting, the Long County Commission received a report from Georgia Forestry Commission Long/Liberty County Chief Ranger David Duke, who predicted that 2011 will end up being the second-worst year on record for acres burned. In Long County, 115 fires cropped up and more than 7,000 acres were destroyed.

November 09, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Nov. 1: Police charged one man with possession of marijuana and another with driving under the influence after stopping a vehicle at Brantley Drive and West Oglethorpe Highway for an inoperative brake light. During the stop, a K-9 officer registered a positive hit on the vehicle, and a rear passenger was arrested after attempting to swallow marijuana. The driver failed field sobriety tests conducted on the scene and was arrested for DUI.

November 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff welcomes new bonding agency

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes officially welcomed a new bonding agency to Liberty County. Sikes congratulated owner Ernie Walthour and commended him for going through the certification process. Sikes said Walthour's company offers the public options that once were limited.

November 08, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Oct. 28: A resident of Demere Street reported his car's stereo amplifiers stolen. The amps were valued at $1,750.

November 05, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hitchhiker accidentally killed on road

A hitchhiker was killed Wednesday morning in Riceboro as he was sleeping on a dirt road near Montague Street, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

November 04, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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Hinesville Police blotter

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Special needs registry for evacuation

Public health officials encourage residents in Liberty County, who may have functional, access or medical needs and no way to evacuate if a storm is ...

June 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Meeting on storm readiness June 29

Want information about the upcoming hurricane season and what you can do to be prepared?

June 12, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storm advice from head of Long Co. EMA

Editor's note: The following was submitted by Ed Brewer, the director of Long County Emergency Management Agency.

June 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Judge denies bond reduction for suspect

A man suspected by police of killing a man in an alleged drug deal gone wrong last July was denied a lower bond last week.

June 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Officers respond to possible mental health situations

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Teen driving safety event returning to Georgia

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is honored to announce Georgia is one of five states selected to receive a teen driving safety grant ...

June 06, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


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