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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


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Oct. 27: A resident of Handy Street told police she paid a house-moving company $4,000 to relocate a home for her but the work was never done and she could not locate the subject whom she signed a contract with. Police found that previous complaints had been filed against the same company and were unable to make contact with the company's operators.

November 03, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bus wreck sends eight to hospital

A wreck involving a Liberty County school bus and several vehicles occurred Tuesday morning before 8 a.m. on Highway 84 in Midway. Eight students were taken to the hospital via emergency medical services for evaluation, according to Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer. Other students may have been taken by parents to the hospital to be checked out.

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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October 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Meth ring convictions send 13 to federal prison

Thirteen Southeast Georgia residents, including one from Fleming, were sentenced to federal prison last week in U.S. District Court for their roles in a ...

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


Fires take homes, pets

A Hinesville home was destroyed Sunday afternoon when flames raged through the structure.

May 17, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Alleged teen's sexting leads to extortion attempt

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May 15, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire destroys mobile home, kills pet

A fire which destroyed a Gum Branch mobile home Saturday has displaced three people and killed a pet dog.

May 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Six crashes lead to two deaths in April

State troopers from the Rincon Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated six traffic crashes during the month of April in Bryan County.

May 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Murder suspect denied bond for second drug bust

A man charged in a January 2016 murder was denied bond Monday after his second drug arrest in six months.

May 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man steals extension cords, leaves bag of starch

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County man sentenced to 5 years prison

A Long County man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for starting a fire last summer that destroyed a historic shopping center in ...

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Lane closures tonight on I-95 in Chatham County

Drivers traveling on I-95 through Chatham County should expect lane closures tonight.

May 03, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Cinco de Mayo is no time for drunk driving

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety joins all state and local law enforcement officers in reminding drivers to not get behind the wheel if ...

May 02, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Man runs vehicle into Flash Foods, runs away leaving mother behind

Police say a man who struck the front of a service station in Hinesville fled the scene after the accident leaving behind his elderly mother.

May 01, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Handgun found under car

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May 01, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


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