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First responders get hazmat training

A two-day hazardous material training course that prepared local emergency responders to identify and react to radiological hazards was conducted Thursday and Friday by the U.S. Department of Energy at Hinesville's Fire Department Station 2.

February 13, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Public Safety


Load limit put on bridge

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently announced temporary load-limit changes on the state Route 119/E.B. Cooper Highway bridge over Russell Swamp in Liberty County.

February 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldier killed in bike wreck

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier was killed in a motorcycle acci-dent on Fort Stewart late Sunday night, according to a news release provided by Fort Stewart Public Affairs.

February 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fire kills Midway man, his dog

A Woodland Lakes man and his dog were found dead when firefighters extinguished a house fire at 313 Court Dr. around 11:30 p.m. Monday, according to Lake George Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Samantha Ashdown.

February 07, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bad wildfire season predicted

BRUNSWICK - With forecasters predicting an early spring in southeast Georgia, forestry officials are gearing up for what could be an early start to a fire season they fear could be a repeat of 2011.

February 07, 2012 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Soldier killed in bike crash on post

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier was killed in a motorcycle accident on Fort Stewart early this morning.

February 06, 2012 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Jan. 28: A man and woman reported their personal property missing after taking a cab ride back to Fort Stewart lodging from a nightclub on E.G. Miles Parkway. The two told police they believed their phones, cash and bank cards may still be in the cab, but when police located the cab and its driver nothing was found in the vehicle

February 04, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


MACE task force likely to disband shortly

After about 17 years in operation, the Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force likely will disband this summer.

February 04, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


LCSO uncovers suspected weapon

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office recovered a weapon Wednesday afternoon that officials suspect was used in a Jan. 26 stabbing in Fleming.

February 03, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Soldier killed in bike wreck

A Fort Stewart soldier was killed in a motorcycle accident Wednesday night in Long County.

February 03, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Bike crash kills soldier

A Fort Stewart soldier was killed in a motorcycle accident Wednesday night in Long County.

February 02, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Jan. 25: A resident of South Main Street reported a burglary in which $4,500 worth of military gear and a laptop were stolen.

February 02, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Severe-weather awareness helps to save lives

Knowing current weather conditions and what to do during severe weather situations can save lives, according to Ready Georgia, a statewide campaign by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

February 02, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


George promoted to advance deputy

After completing all his required classes and receiving a good evaluation, Liberty County Deputy Fernando George was promoted to advance deputy sheriff during a ceremony Friday at the Liberty County Justice Center.

February 02, 2012 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Blaze destroys lumber building

Law-enforcement officials are investigating the cause of a Monday morning Riceboro fire that destroyed a building that housed lumber.

February 01, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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Men suspected of having sex in park bathroom

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 19, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Another hurricane on horizon

The Liberty Emergency Management Agency reports this morning that it is watching Hurricane Maria.

September 18, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Charges added on burglary suspect

A man recently arrested for a string of business burglaries faces new drug charges.

September 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fire destroys Long County home

A fire early Wednesday destroyed a mobile home on the 2000 block of Moody Bridge Road in Long County.

September 13, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Flooding ushers out Irma

As Hurricane Irma appeared to be leaving Liberty County with only light damage Monday afternoon, the storm surge and high spring tides flooded east-end homes ...

September 12, 2017 | By Pat Watkins | Public Safety


Check power outages in area

You can find power outage information at the following websites: Canoochee EMC (http://outage.canoocheeemc.com:8889/), Coastal Electric (http://oms.coastalemc.com/OMSWebMap/OMSWebMap ...

September 11, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Jose expected to peter out

Behind Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose is now not expected to be a threat to the United States.

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty battens down

Even with forecasts that project Hurricane Irma's path farther west and much of Coastal Georgia outside the storm's "cone of uncertainty," activity in ...

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Closures, precautions being announced

As Hurricane Irma creeps toward the East Coast, area agencies and offices are taking pre-emptive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees ...

September 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Governor issues evacuation order east of I-95

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his ...

September 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


What our storm surge may look like

The accompanying maps show possible storm surge in our area. They were created by the National Hurricane Center to depict vulnerability of people living in ...

September 07, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


South Florida landfall could influence turn

AccuWeather reports after blasting the northern Caribbean, dangerous Hurricane Irma will turn toward the United States, potentially bringing life-threatening impacts from Florida to the Carolinas ...

September 07, 2017 | By Renee Duff AccuWeather meteorologist | Public Safety


Riceboro murder case against Wallace LeCounte James continued

A competency hearing for a man charged with four counts of murder, five counts of aggravated assault and one count of cruelty to children was ...

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hurricane Irma has area's attention

Just 11 months after Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on Liberty County and Coastal Georgia, area officials are monitoring Hurricane Irma and urging residents to take ...

September 05, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office helping Liberty, Texas

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is looking to help the county's Texas namesake, The Liberty County, Texas, Sheriff's Office, by accepting donations ...

September 03, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


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