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Storm watch issued for area

On top of the heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service in our area today, it now has a severe thunderstorm watch in effect.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2014 4:32 p.m.
Hinesville Police Blotter: July 6-11

Hinesville Police Blotter: July 6-11

These were the recent police reports in Hinesville:

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Posted: jul. 28, 2014 3:42 p.m.
Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 27

Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 27

Here are some recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

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Posted: jul. 28, 2014 12:46 p.m. | Updated: jul. 28, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Two firefighters injured

Two firefighters injured

Two Hinesville firefighters were injured in an explosion Thursday morning, according to HFD Capt. Kris Johanson.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 2:20 p.m.
Midway officer nabs suspects minutes after crime

Midway officer nabs suspects minutes after crime

Midway Police Officer Russell Knox said it was solid police work and some luck that led to his apprehension of three armed-robbery suspects early Wednesday morning.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 12:10 p.m.
Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 23

Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 23

Recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

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Posted: jul. 23, 2014 11:39 a.m.
Shooting reported at Hillery Park

Shooting reported at Hillery Park

A shooting has been reported at Hillery Park in Walthourville. It happened just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden. The victim was taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center, but his condition is unknown. Authorities are on the lookout for the suspects, described as two black males in a white Ford Escort. Anyone with information should call 911. Currently, few details are known about the incident, but the Courier will continue to provide updates as information becomes available. 

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 8:12 p.m.
HPD gets new DUI-test equipment

HPD gets new DUI-test equipment

The Hinesville Police Department recently received a grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to provide funding for a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000 breath alcohol testing instrument.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2014 11:23 a.m.
Long County resolves EMS issue

Long County resolves EMS issue

For the past year, the provider of Long County’s future emergency medical services has been shrouded in uncertainty. But Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley said last week that there soon will be no cause for concern.  

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Posted: jul. 21, 2014 10:55 a.m.
Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotters July 18

Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotters July 18

July 2: Verbal dispute ­— A Hinesville man called a deputy to his residence due to a fight he had with a woman.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 6:45 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Hinesville Police Department Blotters July 18

Hinesville Police Department Blotters July 18

July 5: Criminal attempt to commit burglary — A Hinesville resident believed someone tried to enter his house through the front door.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 6:36 p.m.
Nearby wreck damaged dealer's cars

Nearby wreck damaged dealer's cars

Several vehicles were damaged following a vehicle accident Friday on West Oglethorpe and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The Liberty Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM dealership had several vehicles damaged on its lot when a pickup truck traveling on West Oglethorpe Highway was involved in an accident  with  another vehicle. The pick up struck used and new trucks, damaging the vehicles.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 5:19 p.m.
Kroger drive-through suspect denied bond

Kroger drive-through suspect denied bond

 Jenorris McKenzie was denied bond on his first appearance before a magistrate Friday, according to Hinesville Chief of Detectives Maj. Thomas Cribbs. McKenzie is accused of driving his Honda through Kroger on Highway 84 on Wednesday night. No one was hurt in the incident, but the store was heavily damaged.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 3:13 p.m.
Authorities hope they have GeoVista robber

Authorities hope they have GeoVista robber

William Bass, who was believed to be living in Liberty County, is being looked at as the primary suspect in last week’s GeoVista robbery in Hinesville.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 11:59 a.m.
Electrical problem may have started fire

Electrical problem may have started fire

The Carter Road home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 11:43 a.m.
Soldiers risk lives to extinguish fire

Soldiers risk lives to extinguish fire

Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 10:40 a.m.
Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 9:13 a.m.
Walthourville official's home destroyed

Walthourville official's home destroyed

The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2014 12:05 p.m.
Shooting victim identified, shooter still loose

Shooting victim identified, shooter still loose

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2014 11:12 a.m.
More arrests in alcohol, tobacco fraud ring

More arrests in alcohol, tobacco fraud ring

The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2014 10:17 a.m.
Hensler completes impaired-driving enforcement course

Hensler completes impaired-driving enforcement course

Corporal Scott Hensler of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired-driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

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Posted: jul. 14, 2014 10:50 a.m. | Updated: jul. 15, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Shooting victim critical

Shooting victim critical

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile home park on Wilder Road.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2014 8:55 a.m.
Sheriff's academy for Liberty residents

Sheriff's academy for Liberty residents

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office will host another 10-week Citizen’s Academy beginning Aug.6.

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Posted: jul. 14, 2014 12:24 p.m. | Updated: jul. 15, 2014 7:00 a.m.


Police probing Walthourville shooting

Authorities are investigating how a man was shot in Walthourville Monday night, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden.

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Posted: jul. 14, 2014 9:42 p.m.
Ludowici earns safety grant

Ludowici earns safety grant

The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced that the city of Ludowici received a safety grant check for $6,000. The funds will be used to purchase helmets, gloves, handbooks, manuals and radio systems.

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Posted: jul. 14, 2014 12:29 p.m. | Updated: jul. 14, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 14

Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 14

June 26: Simple battery — An officer was called to a disturbance on Deer Trail Lane in Midway. The complainant said her friend came over drunk at 6:30 a.m. They hung out all day until the friend wanted the complainant to get off the phone and go for a walk with her. The complainant said no, which made the friend mad, and she began swinging at her.

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Posted: jul. 14, 2014 9:58 a.m.
Hinesville Police Department blotters for July 11

Hinesville Police Department blotters for July 11

June 28Criminal trespass — An officer responded at Ballard Drive in reference to two unidentified men knocking on the complainant’s door.

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Posted: jul. 11, 2014 12:36 p.m. | Updated: jul. 11, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Three structure fires on 16 hours

Three structure fires on 16 hours

Between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, three structure fires were reported in Liberty and Long counties. No one was injured, but 10 area residents now are without homes. The blazes appear to be unrelated.

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Posted: jul. 11, 2014 9:53 a.m.
GeoVista Credit Union robbed

GeoVista Credit Union robbed

A search is under way in Hinesville for the person who robbed the GeoVista Credit Union on Link Street on Thursday morning.

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Posted: jul. 10, 2014 1:21 p.m.
Long Co. woman, son homeless after fire

Long Co. woman, son homeless after fire

A disabled Long County woman and her son lost everything Wednesday in a house fire on Macedonia Church Road.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2014 1:03 p.m.
Hinesville PD blotter for July 9

Hinesville PD blotter for July 9

June 23: Burglary, forced entry — At 2:30 p.m., an officer went to a residence off Oglethorpe Highway because of an alleged burglary. The complainant noticed a window broken at her residence. She said she left her house about an hour prior, with all doors and windows locked. When she returned, she didn’t notice anything wrong until she went into the living room and saw shattered glass from the patio door. She was missing an Xbox, controller and several Xbox games. The officer found a brick in the living room and believed it was used to break the ...

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Posted: jul. 09, 2014 11:42 a.m.
Long Co. assault suspects in custody

Long Co. assault suspects in custody

Two Long County suspects wanted in connection with a case involving a kidnapping, a vehicle hijacking, an armed robbery and aggravated assault are in custody.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2014 11:22 a.m.
Alleged friend asked for help assaulted man

Alleged friend asked for help assaulted man

A Long County man sustained a brutal beating during a holdup between 1:30-3:50 a.m. July 2 in the Sandhill community.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2014 10:35 a.m.
Man injured in ATV crash

Man injured in ATV crash

A Walthourville man was injured Sunday in an ATV accident.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2014 10:28 a.m.
Apartment fire displaces four

Apartment fire displaces four

A Wednesday morning fire heavily damaged a Hinesville apartment complex and displaced four people.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2014 9:39 a.m.
Fire damages single-wide mobile home

Fire damages single-wide mobile home

A Tuesday evening fire heavily damaged a mobile home in Hinesville, displacing the man who lived in the single-wide structure.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2014 9:29 a.m.
Residents warned to be cautious in heat

Residents warned to be cautious in heat

For many people, summer means spending lots of time outdoors. Officials from the Coastal Health District — which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties — want Coastal Georgia residents to make the most of that time by preventing illness and injury that some summer-related activities can bring.

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Posted: jul. 07, 2014 11:42 a.m. | Updated: jul. 07, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Liberty Sheriff’s blotters

Liberty Sheriff’s blotters

June 20

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Posted: jul. 07, 2014 11:37 a.m. | Updated: jul. 07, 2014 12:00 p.m.
Suspects sought in Long Co. assault

Suspects sought in Long Co. assault

Two people are wanted in connection with a case involving a kidnapping, a vehicle hijacking, an armed robbery and aggravated assault. It was reported in Long County on July 2. The incident reportedly happened between 1:30-3:50 a.m. at a residence in the Sandhill community, according to Long County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Al Cato.

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Posted: jul. 07, 2014 10:52 a.m.
Walthourville man hurt in ATV wreck

Walthourville man hurt in ATV wreck

A Walthourville man was injured Sunday night in an ATV accident.

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Posted: jul. 07, 2014 9:26 a.m.

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