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Officials investigate fires in Hinesville

Hinesville Fire Department officials are investigating several area fires that broke out in the past few days. The fires were in the vicinity of the Terrell Mill Pond fire but were not a result of that fire.

August 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD looks to go high-tech with wearable cameras

The Hinesville Police Department hopes to get some high-tech tools to fight crime. The city applied last month to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for a $20,536 grant to buy five digital video mirrors and 13 wearable video cameras.

August 04, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


HPD blotter

July 26: A man was cited for possession of a Schedule II narcotic after he and others were stopped for questioning in connection with a burglary report. The man agreed to a search of his belongings, and officers found generic medication used to treat attention deficit disorder. The medication was not in a prescription bottle.

August 04, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Search on for suicidal soldier

Law officers and soldiers are searching in Hinesville for a 20-year-old soldier who is believed to be a danger to himself.

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Apparent murder/suicide in Richmond Hill

A Richmond Hill couple is dead after what police are investigating as a murder/suicide.

August 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

July 23: A man was cited for driving under the influence after being stopped in connection with an incident where a pedestrian accused him of waving a pistol at him while driving by. The man appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests.

August 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. establishes volunteer disaster-preparedness team

The Long County Emergency Management Agency recently established a community emergency response team comprised of volunteers from the area.

August 02, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Home burns in Happy Acres

Hinesville Fire Department Lt. Earnest McDuffie (in front) and Cpt. Chris Moss poke through the ashes of a home Saturday morning in Happy Acres mobile home park on Kelly Drive.

August 01, 2011 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Night Out is mixer for cops, public

Liberty County residents can interact with their protectors and learn more about staying safe during the 2011 National Night Out from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at Bradwell Park in downtown Hinesville.

August 01, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


HPD blotter

July 22: A resident of Saunders Avenue told police someone stole a game system and games worth $440 from his home. He told police he lost his keys and was unable to secure the residence.

July 30, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Heat advisory issued for area

A heat advisory is in effect from noon until 8 this evening for 11 counties in southeast Georgia, including Liberty, Bryan and Long, according to Liberty County EMS Director Mike Hodges.

July 29, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Train derails in Jesup

A CSX train derailed Thursday in Jesup, injuring one railroad employee, according to Jesup Fire Department Chief Billy Brantley.

July 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

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


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UPDATE: Vehicle recovered from Altamaha River; Jesup man still missing

A vehicle recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Altamaha River was a pickup truck that had been reported stolen in 2005, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles ...

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI investigates theft of construction equipment in Liberty County

A large amount of stolen equipment has been recovered in Liberty County after a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring.

June 13, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged with murder in Walthourville shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Walthourville was charged with felony murder Friday, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

June 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County man arrested in Glennville arson

A Long County man has been charged with four counts of arson in connection with the early Sunday fire that destroyed four downtown Glennville businesses.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged in Walthourville fatal shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with the early Wednesday shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Walthourville.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Training helps Liberty County officers better deal with people in crisis

Local law-enforcement officers received mental health awareness training this week.

June 07, 2016 | Tiffany King | Public Safety


Boy, 9, steals hearts across Hinesville

The Hinesville Fire Department, which is made up of men and women who put their emotions in check when dealing with tragedy, shed tears last ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Glennville fire ruled arson; reward offered

A fire destroyed four businesses on Barnard Street in downtown Glennville early Sunday, and authorities said Tuesday that it has been ruled arson.

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Charges filed in Hinesville wreck, officer scuffle

Charges ranging from traffic violations to theft and destruction of government property have been filed against two women involved in a traffic accident in Hinesville ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Colin soaks the area

Tropical Storm Colin proved to be a big rainmaker for Liberty and Long counties, but the region was spared from major damage.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Identities released in Hinesville vehicle-motorcycle crash

The identities of the people involved in the Sunday night wreck that ended up in a confrontation with police and an injured motorcyclist were released ...

June 06, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ex trying to exact revenge with alleged nude photos

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police Department officers include:

June 06, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fox in Midway area tests positive for rabies

A fox that showed signs of aggression toward residents on Jerico Marsh Road in Midway has tested positive for rabies, according to the Liberty County ...

June 06, 2016 | Special to the News | Public Safety


UPDATE: Minor flooding reported in Hinesville; Colin about to make Florida landfall

11 p.m. update

June 06, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


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