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Best things: Pack for emergency

With severe storms and tornadoes ravaging the Southeast and hurricane season just around the corner, American Red Cross Program Coordinator Mark Hunt of the Savannah Chapter's Liberty branch offered his input on five categories of items that should be included in every disaster-preparedness kit.

April 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fire leaves 13 homeless

A fire in Riceboro on Wednesday afternoon left a family of five adults and eight children homeless.

April 29, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Storm does little to our area

A tornado watch that covered Liberty and Long counties was lifted at 4 p.m. yesterday and, other than brief spurts of rain, the community seems to have dodged the severe storms and tornados that claimed the lives of more than 280 people in six states throughout the Southeast, according to reports.

April 29, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Weather could still get 'nasty'

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in Liberty and Long County until 4 p.m. today. An extreme band of bad weather is moving across the southeast. This band of storm has already killed at least 202 people in six states according to reports posted by the Associated Press and cnn.com.

April 28, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Area under tornado watch

As the line of storms accompanying the front moves across Georgia our area could still see bad weather, according to the National Weather Service.

April 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 16

April 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. officials tend to wreck, fires

Chaos reigned Monday in Long County when an 18-wheeler ran off the road in Ludowici and struck two power poles, snarling traffic for two hours and cutting off electricity to parts of the city. Soon after that, two brush fires - unrelated to the wreck - broke out and agencies from neighboring areas were called in to assist.

April 27, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Two deputies promoted to corporal

Liberty County Sheriff Office deputies Dennis Abbgy and Jeff Dawson were promoted to corporal Wednesday morning. The deputies received their stripes from LCSO Chief Deputy Keith Moran during a brief ceremony in the chief's office on Paul Sikes Road.

April 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 12

April 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. places Towrific in rotation, still no wrecker ordinance

The Long County Commission at its April meeting finally resolved a months-long issue regarding a towing company.

April 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for April 22

April 12: A resident on Desert Storm Drive reported a burglary in which $2,354 worth of entertainment equipment had been stolen.

April 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Officer injured thwarting bank robbery

A Hinesville Police Department officer sustained a broken nose this morning when he got into a scuffle with a suspect who reportedly was robbing Bank of America in Hinesville.

April 20, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Staff writer | Public Safety


Child advocates being recruited

Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates will hold training classes for Liberty, Long and Bryan county volunteers from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every Friday from May 13-June 10 at the Liberty County Health Department conference room on Hwy. 84 in Hinesville.

April 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Annual cookout honors law enforcement officers

Three former pillars of the legal and law-enforcement systems were remembered and honored Thursday at the 24th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout in Tattnall County.

April 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 11

April 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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'We were very lucky'

Personnel at Fort Stewart are carrying on with nearly normal activities as the installation continues to clean up and recover from Wednesday's EF-1 tornado.

February 06, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Long County woman arrested in shooting death of her husband

A woman is being held without bond after being arrested in the June shooting death of her husband, the Long County Sheriff's Office announced ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Prison re-entry program hopes to have office open within 40 days

The volunteers, law officers, supervision authorities and steering committee for the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition say the program to reintegrate inmates leaving jail into the ...

February 05, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Super Bowl fans don't let others drive home drunk

ATLANTA - The Super Bowl is America's most watched sporting event and on Sunday, drunk drivers will be the most watched motorists by Georgia law ...

February 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Driver, 14, seriously injured after high-speed chase in Liberty County

A 14-year-old driver was seriously injured following a high-speed chase in eastern Liberty County early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

February 03, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Emergency planners set statewide tornado drill set for Wednesday morning

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal, in collaboration with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and the National Weather Service, looks to remind Georgians about the ...

February 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect denied bond

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville was denied bond during his first court appearance Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Angela Rogers.

February 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville slaying suspect in custody

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville is in custody, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 01, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged porno video used as blackmail goad

Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 01, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man gets life plus 40 in Hinesville burglary, murder

The defendant in a burglary that resulted in the murder of a soldier has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life with parole plus 40 ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


4 vehicles collide in Ludowici; 2 taken to hospital

A four-vehicle wreck in Ludowici resulted in two being taken to the hospital Friday afternoon.

January 30, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Car strikes pedestrian on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville

A Hinesville man was struck by a vehicle and injured Friday night on West Oglethorpe Highway, police said.

January 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


City gets help with emergency equipment

Hinesville participates in the Georgia Municipal Association's workers compensation and Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency property and liability programs, which recently reimburse city departments ...

January 28, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Man dies after being shot at his Walthourville home

When an argument on the front steps of a mobile home turned into a fatal shooting Monday morning, it marked the first homicide in Walthourville ...

January 26, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Semi runs off road, catches fire; driver dies

Authorities are on hand of a fatal accident in Wayne County involving a tractor trailer.

January 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


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