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Take precautions when hearing homes

With nighttime low temperatures expected to dip into the 20s and 30s during January, many folks will likely turn to alternative sources of fuel such as space heaters and fireplaces to warm their homes. Alternative sources of fuel can be beneficial, but firefighters warn they can also pose fire hazards if safety guidelines are ignored.

January 04, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE arrests 13 as belonging to gang

Working with Walthourville Police and the K-9 section of the Chatham County Sheriff's Department, agents from the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force were able to round up 13 alleged members of the Dog Pound Gang in Liberty and Wayne counties on Dec. 9.

December 31, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Jan. 1

Dec. 11, Criminal trespass, 371 Davis Street

December 31, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Jan. 1

Dec. 3, 2009, Mental subject, South Main Street

December 31, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Contractor dies at Long County mine

A contractor working for the CEMIX Mining Company in Long County died Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack while on company property on Morgan Lake.

December 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


Home fire called arson

A pre-Christmas fire that damaged a home in Hinesville is thought to have been intentionally set, according to local investigators and Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine's office.

December 31, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Corporal monitors area sex offenders

Cpl. Shonda Fletcher is a "party of one," keeping track of nearly 100 registered sex offenders in Liberty County, but available resources, regular communication with each person and the flexibility to make in-person visits allow her to keep a close eye on sex offenders under her supervision.

December 30, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety


I-95 wreck kills toddler

The 18-wheel tractor trailer that plowed into a Pittsburgh family's van killing a 3-year-old boy on Sunday is believed to have been going too fast for traffic conditions, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

December 30, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Long sheriff defends department spending

At a recent meeting, for the upcoming Long County Commissioners budget, the Long County Sheriff's Department took criticism from both citizens of the county and commissioners over the amount of overtime deputies got last year and the amount budgeted for this year.

December 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 20

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December 21, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Dec. 20

Nov. 20, Criminal trespass, 215 Pointe South Drive

December 21, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Seasonal DUI crackdown is on

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Safety announced a monthlong enforcement effort targeted at impaired drivers on Georgia roads. Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said Georgia State troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division are concentrating on intercepting impaired drivers on the roads before they can cause a traffic crash.

December 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Resolve to be prepared in 2010

Georgia was no stranger to disasters in 2009, with everything from floods to a pandemic affecting our state. That's why GEMA's Ready Georgia campaign is asking all Georgians to Resolve to be Ready in 2010. Preparing, planning and staying informed now will make it easier for residents to respond during an unexpected event.

December 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici PD gets grant to buy translator

Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson told the Ludowici City Council on Dec. 8 the department received a grant to buy a new tool to translate languages.

December 14, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


Long County chase nabs alleged burglar

Last Friday, a Hinesville man led deputies on a 20-mile chase through Long County. Authorities eventually apprehended the suspect in McIntosh County and took him into custody.

December 09, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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'Mint' doesn't deliver purchased coins

Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office included:

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Crash was apparent murder-suicide attemp

A fatal wreck Saturday afternoon on Highway 301 in Long County appears to have ties to an incident that occurred at a Richmond Hill hotel earlier that day.

October 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Tombstone damaged in Taylors Creek Cemetery

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville POlice Department include:

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Three in critical condition after wreck

Three people were injured Tuesday night in a single-car crash in Long County.

October 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Some couples should've never got together

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Tips lead to Ludowici arrests

Police Chief Robert Poppell said officers made an arrest after hearing about an Oct. 4 robbery on South Macon Street.

October 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Bond set for burglary suspect

A man arrested inside a dry cleaners early Monday has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary, according to Hinesville Police Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

October 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent murder-suicide in Ellabell

The Oct. 1 deaths of an elderly Ellabell couple apparently were the result of a murder-suicide, according to a Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident report.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspects charged, denied bond

Two of the three suspects in last week's shooting death of a Macon man made first appearances in magistrate's court Monday morning in the courtroom located in the Liberty County jail.

October 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Cows damage crops

Recent reports to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

October 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three arrested in Days Inn shooting

Authorities arrested three suspects in the shooting death of Markese Mahone, a Macon-area rapper who was killed early Friday morning at a Days Inn just outside Hinesville city limits.

October 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified

The man killed in an early Friday shooting at a Flemington hotel has been identified as Markese Mahone, 25, of Macon, according to the incident report filed by Liberty County Deputy Dustin Rushing.

October 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


LCSO deputies involved in high-speed chase

Shortly after midnight Sept. 21, a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped black Ford F-150 driven by a man the deputy suspected was intoxicated. Before back up could arrive, the driver of the truck fled, driving east-bound on Highway 84 at speeds of over 100 mph.

October 02, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities say Bryan Co. victim was shot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that an autopsy conducted Monday at its Coastal Crime Laboratory Medical Examiner's Office in Savannah revealed that James Michael Bragg died of a gunshot wound during an alter-cation around 12 a.m. Saturday morning on Lincoln Circle in Kilkenny.

October 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Employee complains of sexual harassment

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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