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Hinesville names new assistant police chief

The Hinesville Police Department (HPD) has promoted Captain Bill Kirkendall to Assistant Chief of Police effective Dec. 1, following the retirement of current Assistant Chief of Police, Major Julian Hodges on Nov. 30.

November 26, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Wife says husband threatened to burn her

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 23, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Click it or ticket in effect

This Thanksgiving, law enforcement agencies statewide are teaming up for the Click It or Ticket seatbelt campaign with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety through Nov. 27 to make sure motorists are buckled up no matter where they're headed.

November 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter Nov. 16

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Former Fort Stewart soldier sentenced for child pornography

Former Fort Stewart soldier Lance Lightner, 24, was sentenced on Tuesday to 272 months in prison by Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood following his guilty pleas to charges of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography, according to a press release sent Thursday.

November 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Public Safety


One arrested on drug charges during raid

Long County officers arrested one person and confiscated drugs during an Oct. 17 raid on a Ludowici Apartment.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Crash on Fort Stewart kills young Long Co. man

Dillon Jacobs, who had recently decided to join the Army, died following a vehicle crash on Highway 144 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning.

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Crash closes Highway 144 in Fort Stewart

Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart is closed until further notice following a two-vehicle accident with one fatality, according to a news release from Fort Stewart PAO.

October 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Storm preparations open door for thieves

The following incidents are taken from Hinesville Police Department reports.

October 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Alleged burglar charged

A Ludowici man has been charged with burglary in connection with a Sept. 30 report.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici chief home after injury

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was home Friday afternoon, after being taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after his patrol car was hit by a pickup and burst into flames Thursday morning.

October 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


GBI says local man shot himself after robbery

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died during an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to preliminary autopsy reports.

October 17, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety


How people weathered the storm

Hurricane Matthew brought rain and wind that knocked down trees and power lines in Liberty and Long counties.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King, Jeff Whitten, Dan Scott and Pat Watkins | Public Safety


City EMS and teams assessing damage

The City of Hinesville has reported that the fire department and EMS are back in full response, and linemen crews from Georgia Power, Coastal EMC and Canoochee EMC will be working on power outages.

October 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Worst expected this afternoon, night

As local officials continued to urge area residents to evacuate Friday morning and help those without transportation to get out of the area, Hurricane Matthew continued on course to ravage Coastal Georgia.

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Riceboro murder case against Wallace LeCounte James continued

A competency hearing for a man charged with four counts of murder, five counts of aggravated assault and one count of cruelty to children was ...

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hurricane Irma has area's attention

Just 11 months after Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on Liberty County and Coastal Georgia, area officials are monitoring Hurricane Irma and urging residents to take ...

September 05, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office helping Liberty, Texas

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is looking to help the county's Texas namesake, The Liberty County, Texas, Sheriff's Office, by accepting donations ...

September 03, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Attention turns to storm in Atlantic

With former Hurricane Harvey tracking north, northeast along the Mississippi River, storm trackers are turning attention to Irma, which was upgraded to hurricane status Thursday ...

August 31, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


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