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July 16: Officers stopped a vehicle on West Oglethorpe Highway that reportedly was involved in a Long County burglary. They recovered several pills that were determined to be oxycodone, a schedule 2 narcotic. The driver and passenger both were charged with possession and intent to distribute. Officers also recovered a crystalline substance suspected to be methamphetamine during a search of the vehicle.

July 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Driver rattled but not injured after lumber truck overturns

Accident responders investigate the scene where a Savannah-bound Wall Timber truck overturned while making a left turn from Highway 196 onto Highway 17 at 5:26 p.m. Monday.

July 27, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


LCSO busts Riceboro copper thief

One man was arrested Friday evening when Liberty County Sheriff deputies reportedly caught him in the process of taking copper wires from a Coastal EMC sub-station Friday in Riceboro.

July 27, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Local fire flares up again

Numerous residents of Happy Acres Mobile Home Park were asked to evacuate their homes as the Terrell Mill Pond fire flared up within yards of the MHP and nearby dwellings Monday evening.

July 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Office appreciates life after brush with death

Many people have to face the possibility of their own mortality before they ever realize just how important life is. But for one Ludowici Police Department officer, his perspective changed after responding to a burglary call in December.

July 25, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged Cay Creek stabber ID'd

A Fort Stewart soldier was identified but there still is no information regarding motive in a double stabbing incident that took place near the Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center on Wednesday morning.

July 25, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Liberty chamber members learn how to protect businesses during disaster

Mike Hodges told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members their No. 1 priority in preparing their businesses for a disaster or emergency is to help keep their employees safe.

July 23, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Peace officer class named in honor of late Sheriff Don Martin

SAVANNAH - Ten students will graduate from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy at its spring completion ceremony Aug. 8 in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah campus.

July 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Alleged Midway PD threats spur investigation

The Midway Police Department says it is opening an investigation into threats made against its officers, Chief Kelli Morningstar and family members.

July 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Stabbing victims found near Cay Creek

Police are looking at a Fort Stewart soldier as a person of interest in the stabbing death of a Midway man.

July 22, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Two people found stabbed in Midway

Two people were found stabbed at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center on Charlie Butler Road in Midway, according to Midway Fire Chief Terrell Chipp.

July 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

July 12: A resident of Birchfield Drive reported a burglary in which two boxes of military gear and personal clothing were taken while she was in the process of moving out.

July 21, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Attorneys question lethal injection drug

ATLANTA - Lawyers for a Georgia man scheduled to be executed this week have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop it, saying the drug authorities plan to use caused "needless suffering" when it was administered to another death row inmate.

July 19, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Car tag voting resumes online

ATLANTA - The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design.

July 19, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


HFD will use grant to improve communications

The Hinesville Fire Department recently received $957,068 - with a required match of $239,267 - from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant to buy interoperable radios and related components. The grant was a joint effort through Liberty County and the city.

July 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Woman arrested for New and Not fire

A 28-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a fire Sunday that damaged the New and Not Shop in Hinesville.

September 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bus driver arrested for DUI on her way to get kids

A Long County school bus driver was arrested for DUI shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday while on her way to pick up students, according ...

September 27, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Obstinate suspect shows police work

The following incidents are taken from recent Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 22, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Family burned out of home identified

A Hinesville family of five was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.

September 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man pleads, sentenced for armed standoff

A Flemington man involved in an armed stand-off with police in October 2013 entered into a plea agreement in Liberty County Superior Court Monday.

September 21, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Monday night fire damage home

A Hinesville family was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.

September 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged hit-and-run driver granted bond

The driver charged in the hit-and-run death of Midway native Ethan Pringle has been granted bond in Jasper County, South Carolina, Superior Court.

September 19, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Rain only expected from tropical storm

Coastal Georgia could get as much as seven inches of rain by Friday from the quickly-risen Tropical Storm Julia.

September 14, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bus slides off road; no injuries

The back tires of a school bus from Joseph Martin Elementary School, carrying students slid into a ditch Tuesday afternoon.

September 13, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Rincon man charged for fatal hit-and-run

The man allegedly responsible for the hit-and-run death of Midway resident Ethan Pringle, 26, has been arrested, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl ...

September 13, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


More than $30,000 missing from account

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 12, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Midway man dies after hit-and-run

A Midway man, Ethan Pringle, 26, was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern.

September 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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