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Life of crime almost inevitable?

The son of a man serving a life sentence for a 1990 manslaughter and feticide in Hinesville recently was sentenced to a similar fate in upstate New York.

May 14, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety

Device helps find those who can’t get home on own

Members of a Fort Stewart family said they will sleep easier knowing their child could be found within minutes if he wanders off.

May 11, 2012 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

DA reviewing shooting

Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden currently is reviewing the fatal shooting of Nathaniel Pruitt this past Sunday morning in the Bo Maz night club parking lot.

May 11, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety

HPD blotter

April 20: Police are investigating the report that a lawn care company was responsible for the damage done to a car window. The owner of the car claims a rock was thrown from a mower, damaging the window. The owner of the lawn care company said there were only two vehicles in the parking lot when they started working on the lawn and the damaged vehicle was not one of them. The company owner also said his mower has a guard to prevent flying rocks.

May 10, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety

Storms may move in today

Numerous, widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop across much of Southeast Georgia this afternoon and evening, according to the Liberty Emergency Management Agency.

May 09, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety

Two wanted for Long Co. crime give up

Two suspects in the April 26 beating and kidnapping of a man in the Allenhurst area of Long County have turned themselves in, according to Sheriff Craig Nobles.

May 09, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Deputy shoots, kills suspect

An off-duty Liberty County deputy sheriff, who was working security at a Walthourville night club, shot and killed a suspect early Sunday after repeatedly ordering him to drop his gun, according to an incident report.

May 08, 2012 | Staff Report | Public Safety

HPD blotter

April 20: Hinesville police were dispatched to a residence where a car was reportedly on fire. The officers found the rear of the car was ablaze. The fire department arrived and extinguished the fire. A brief investigation revealed the cause of the fire was suspicious. The case was turned over to arson investigators.

May 08, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety

Shooting suspect/victim identified

A fight that erupted inside Bo Maz Night Club on Sunday morning later spilled out in the parking lot, leaving one man dead.

May 07, 2012 | Staff report Correspondent | Public Safety

New all-way stop set for 119

A new all-way stop condition will be activated on Highway 119 on Wednesday, weather permitting, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. The stop will be at Barrington Ferry Road in Riceboro. Currently, Highway 119 carries free-flow traffic, with Barrington Ferry Road being a stop condition. The new modifications to the intersection will include all-way stop signage and overhead flashing red beacons.

May 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Deputy shoots, kills suspect in Walthourville

According to Walthourville Police Chief Tracy McFadden, a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed an armed man Sunday morning in the parking lot of Bo Maz night club in Walthourville.

May 06, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Sheriff recognizes military support for training

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes recently presented two certificates of appreciation to Fort Stewart Range Control workers for assistance with deputy training.

May 06, 2012 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

LCSO blotter

April 11: A family was not hurt when their vehicle went up in flames on I-95. The driver reported she was driving to Florida when she started to smell smoke coming from her van. She pulled over and saw smoke coming from the engine and immediately got her family out. She said the van went up in flames minutes later.

May 05, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety

Safe Kids Day set

The 2012 Hinesville Safe Kids Day will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday on Central Avenue.

May 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

HPD blotters

April 3: Patrol officers heard what sounded like a single gunshot in the vicinity of The Dugout at 818 E.G. Miles Parkway. They responded to the scene and saw several hundred people moving in all directions from the building. They asked several people where the shooter was and if anyone was injured, and got several negative responses. They made their way to the front door, where a male victim was lying on the floor.

May 03, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety

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Severe storms expected this afternoon

Severe thunderstorms are forecast for our area Tuesday afternoon.

March 20, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety

Man shot multiple times Sunday

A man, visiting his father Sunday morning at Eagle Creek Mobile Home Park, was shot multiple times outside his father's residence.

March 19, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Flu lingering; numbers dropping quickly

The latest Georgia data continue to show the flu epidemic trending downward in the state.

March 08, 2018 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety


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