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Midway man suffers burns

A Midway man was severely burned Saturday afternoon while burning trash.

January 25, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Area county-jail escapees still at large

Two Tattnall County Jail inmates remained at large Saturday after escaping from the jail Friday morning.

January 25, 2014 | By Dan Scott Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Jan. 22

Dec. 22: Simple batter/FVA - A Madison Drive woman told police her boyfriend got physically violent with her following an argument. The woman said her boyfriend grabbed a camera she uses for work, took it outside and indicated he was going to break it.

January 22, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


State targeting recidivism

Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston on Jan. 10 received the 2013 report from the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform. Building on the success of the criminal-justice reform passed in the 2012 and 2013 sessions, the council primarily focused on potential reforms to help rehabilitated offenders re-enter society.

January 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Medical helicopter lands near DFCS

A medical helicopter did land Monday afternoon near the Liberty County DFCS office, reportedly to transport a patient who had attempted suicide. It is the Courier's policy not to offer in-depth coverage of suicides or suicide attempts.

January 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Teens hurt in ATV accident

The Courier has received word that an ATV on which five teenagers were riding flipped over just after 4:30 p.m. Friday on Peacock Trail, injuring several of the young people. One teen was flown by Life Star for treatment at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Two were taken to Winn Army Community Hospital. The other two teens, identified as males, reportedly left the scene to alert their parents and get help.

January 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Pedestrian killed by car identified

A man who was struck by a vehicle shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Gen. Screven Way and South Main Street died early Thursday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Cpl. Les Patton.

January 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Many masks illegal in Pembroke businesses

The Jan. 5 armed robbery of a Pembroke gas station next door to City Hall has led the city's police department to post fliers in local businesses warning residents against wearing masks, hoods "or (a) device which conceals the identity of a wearer" into businesses.

January 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Pedestrian struck by car in Hinesville

A man was struck by a vehicle shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Gen. Screven Way and South Main Street in Hinesville, according to authorities. He was flown by Life Star to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

January 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Jan. 15

Dec. 20: Simple battery - A Georgia Avenue woman told police her mother had "bumped" her knee with the front of her vehicle before leaving the home after the two had argued. The daughter said she was smoking outside when her mother approached her about burning a hole in the back seat of the car. The daughter said her mother had called her "a deadbeat" single-mother and then sprayed her in the face with air freshener.

January 15, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Jan. 13

Dec. 22: • DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol - A deputy pulled over a driver whose vehicle was weaving from side to side on Highway 38 in Midway. When the deputy approached the woman, she told him she had been talking on her cellphone. The deputy smelled alcohol coming from the woman's vehicle.

January 14, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Richmond Hill hires new fire chief

Richmond Hill has a new fire chief, as city-council members voted to offer the job and its $70,000 salary to Ralph Catlett following a brief closed session at Tuesday night's regular meeting in city hall.

January 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Jan. 13

Dec. 18: Simple battery - A woman police described as frantic said she was having a verbal dispute with husband at their Stewart Drive residence when things became physical. The woman said she confronted her husband about photos and emails she found that were about another woman. She admitted to police she slapped her husband in the face and told him to leave if he was going to cheat on her. She said he became angry and started to choke her.

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tornado warning issued in area

A tornado warning was issued for Liberty and Long counties about 3:30 and is to be in effect until 4:15.

January 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storms possible this afternoon

Thunderstorms are expected to sweep across Southeast Georgia this afternoon.

January 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Area man charged with child molestation

DARIEN - A band instructor and youth minister is facing child-molestation charges in Glynn County.

March 28, 2014 | By Don Logana WTOC news | Public Safety


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