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Lightning strike sends soldiers to hospital

Twenty-two 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team soldiers and one Army civilian training on Fort Stewart's Donovan Field experienced a lightning strike at about 4:35 p.m. Sunday.

September 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Firefighters still battling Terrell Mill Pond fire

The Georgia Forestry Commission and Hinesville Fire Department firefighters continuously are working to contain the Terrell Mill Pond fire that reignited this weekend. The fire started from a lightning strike June 28. Most of the area was in the smoldering stage before recent winds and dead debris intensified the fire Aug. 27.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Red Cross expects hurricane response to continue for weeks

SAVANNAH - With communities from North Carolina to New England suffering from significant flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages from Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food and other assistance.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Pembroke family rescued from river

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With thousands expected on Georgia reservoirs and rivers this holiday weekend, a new Department of Natural Resources video stresses water safety through the story of a south Georgia fishing trip that almost turned tragic.

September 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


$7,000 lost in home burlgary

Aug. 23: A convenience store on South Main Street reported a burglary in which $1,625 was stolen. Store personnel told police they suspected a former employee.

August 31, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Terrell Mill Pond blaze reignites

We didn't kill the fire. It was always burning since the world's been turning - or at least since June 28, when a lightning strike set much of the 900-acre peat lands ablaze, according to Liberty County and Midway Georgia Forestry Commission Chief Ranger David Duke.

August 31, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Public Safety


Bomb scare closes Wendys for hours

A suspicious package left Sunday afternoon in Wendy's parking lot tied up police and traffic in Hinesville for a few hours.

August 31, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Aug. 19: A resident of Deveraux Road told police a $700 guitar in its hard case was taken from his unsecured vehicle while he visited a store in Hinesville.

August 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Aug. 16: Police responded to a report of an unresponsive child on Flo Zechman Drive. The mother told officers she put the child to sleep in her bed, and two hours later found the child unresponsive. The child was resuscitated at the hospital but died later that day.

August 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Feds dedicate new law enforcement center

BRUNSWICK - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and other federal officials have dedicated a new building at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center designed to help agents learn how to deal with problems in mass transit settings.

August 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Coast watching for Irene

SAVANNAH - Emergency officials in coastal Georgia are keeping nervous eyes on Hurricane Irene and say they are already getting calls from anxious residents worried that the storm will make landfall in the Southeast by the end of the week.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Aug. 22

Aug. 13: A resident of School House Road reported a burglary in which flatware, jewelry, entertainment equipment and other household goods valued at a total of $4,103 were stolen.

August 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici PD seeks information on van

The Ludowici Police Department is looking for leads regarding a stolen vehicle and is asking people to slow down in school zones.

August 22, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman loses home, dogs to fire

A 72-year-old Liberty County woman lost her home and three of her dogs Thursday night when a fire raced through her residence in the 1800 block of Mount Olivet Church Road in the Fleming community.

August 22, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Mailbox bomb in Bryan called isolated

What has been referred to as a homemade bomb blew up a mailbox in South Bryan County on Tuesday.

August 22, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Public Safety


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Victim ID’d

The soldier killed in a motorcycle crash on Gen. Screven Way has been identified as Pierre Ross, 25, according to Liberty County Coroner Reggie Pierce ...

May 24, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Tornado Watch for Liberty County effective until 11 p.m.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of northern Florida, southeastern Georgia, central and southern South Carolina coastal waters.

May 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Isle of Wight assault prompts man hunt

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Midway man in connection with an aggravated assault last week.

May 23, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


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

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

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


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