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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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Man gets life for death of aspiring Macon rapper

The man convicted of killing aspiring Macon-area rapper Markese "Pain City" Mahone was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge ...

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Hinesville Police blotter March 22

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Bond set for man accused of killing teen

The man accused of killing teen Clyde Austin Weeks was in court Monday for a bond hearing.

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Reward upped for info on Long crimes

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people targeting the elderly in Long County has increased from $700 to $4,000.

March 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


'Hatchet man' back in court this week

The man who earned the nickname the Hatchet Man for attacking a woman with a hatchet in 1996 is expected back in court Thursday, according ...

March 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Daughter tries to fight ex at mom's house

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RV fire backs up traffic on I-95

A recreation vehicle caught fire on Interstate 95 Wednesday afternoon, backing up traffic for several miles.

March 02, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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