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Pooler McDonald's evacuated

POOLER - Ten people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after firefighters found two customers unconscious inside a bathroom and others struggling to breathe at a McDonald's restaurant, authorities said.

September 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety

Court allows life sentences for juveniles

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court on Wednesday held that juveniles convicted of murder can be sentenced to life in prison without parole, seeking to settle a lingering debate over how the courts punish minors who commit serious offenses.

September 08, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety

HPD blotter

Aug. 31: Two residential burglaries were reported at neighboring houses on Mattie Street. The complainants, who are relatives, told police that two televisions and two window air-conditioning units were stolen. The items were valued at $1,250.

September 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

St. Catherines blazes not a threat

Since a powerful thunderstorm sent lightning bolts down to St. Catherines Island about two weeks ago, the island's fire department has battled 10 remote blazes.

September 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety

Bond set in soldier stabbing case

Bond was set last week in a stabbing that involved two Fort Stewart soldiers last month in Long County. Pfc. Leonard Coleman had a bond of $28,500 cash or $57,000 for property set Aug. 22. He is charged with stabbing Spc. Charles Olmstead on Aug. 21.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety

Alleged car thief captured in Florida

The hunt for a man who reportedly was linked to several stolen cars in the area came to an end this week in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Barrier keeps car from hitting justice center

A Liberty County bailiff who reportedly was struggling with emotional issues attempted to drive his car into the Liberty County Justice Center around 10 a.m. Friday morning.

September 06, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety

Lightning strike sends soldiers to hospital

Twenty-two 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team soldiers and one Army civilian training on Fort Stewart's Donovan Field experienced a lightning strike at about 4:35 p.m. Sunday.

September 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Firefighters still battling Terrell Mill Pond fire

The Georgia Forestry Commission and Hinesville Fire Department firefighters continuously are working to contain the Terrell Mill Pond fire that reignited this weekend. The fire started from a lightning strike June 28. Most of the area was in the smoldering stage before recent winds and dead debris intensified the fire Aug. 27.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Red Cross expects hurricane response to continue for weeks

SAVANNAH - With communities from North Carolina to New England suffering from significant flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages from Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food and other assistance.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Pembroke family rescued from river

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With thousands expected on Georgia reservoirs and rivers this holiday weekend, a new Department of Natural Resources video stresses water safety through the story of a south Georgia fishing trip that almost turned tragic.

September 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

$7,000 lost in home burlgary

Aug. 23: A convenience store on South Main Street reported a burglary in which $1,625 was stolen. Store personnel told police they suspected a former employee.

August 31, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Terrell Mill Pond blaze reignites

We didn't kill the fire. It was always burning since the world's been turning - or at least since June 28, when a lightning strike set much of the 900-acre peat lands ablaze, according to Liberty County and Midway Georgia Forestry Commission Chief Ranger David Duke.

August 31, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Public Safety

Bomb scare closes Wendys for hours

A suspicious package left Sunday afternoon in Wendy's parking lot tied up police and traffic in Hinesville for a few hours.

August 31, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

Aug. 19: A resident of Deveraux Road told police a $700 guitar in its hard case was taken from his unsecured vehicle while he visited a store in Hinesville.

August 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

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One arrested on drug charges during raid

Long County officers arrested one person and confiscated drugs during an Oct. 17 raid on a Ludowici Apartment.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Crash on Fort Stewart kills young Long Co. man

Dillon Jacobs, who had recently decided to join the Army, died following a vehicle crash on Highway 144 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning.

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Crash closes Highway 144 in Fort Stewart

Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart is closed until further notice following a two-vehicle accident with one fatality, according to a news release from Fort ...

October 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Storm preparations open door for thieves

The following incidents are taken from Hinesville Police Department reports.

October 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Alleged burglar charged

A Ludowici man has been charged with burglary in connection with a Sept. 30 report.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Ludowici chief home after injury

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was home Friday afternoon, after being taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after his patrol car was ...

October 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety

GBI says local man shot himself after robbery

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died during an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ...

October 17, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety

How people weathered the storm

Hurricane Matthew brought rain and wind that knocked down trees and power lines in Liberty and Long counties.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King, Jeff Whitten, Dan Scott and Pat Watkins | Public Safety

City EMS and teams assessing damage

The City of Hinesville has reported that the fire department and EMS are back in full response, and linemen crews from Georgia Power, Coastal EMC ...

October 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Worst expected this afternoon, night

As local officials continued to urge area residents to evacuate Friday morning and help those without transportation to get out of the area, Hurricane Matthew ...

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

FEMA: Prepare for Matthew

WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is monitoring Hurricane Matthew and remains in close coordination with state emergency managers ...

October 06, 2016 | FEMA news release | Public Safety

Governor: Mandatory evacuation east of I-95

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a mandatory evacuation east ...

October 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Area still preparing as Matthew gets closer

With a hurricane watch issued for our area, emergency declarations by the governor and county commission and a voluntary evacuation order for some Liberty County ...

October 06, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Health department has flu vaccine

The Liberty County Health Department has announced that it has flu vaccine available.

October 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Midway man charged in connection with crime that led to fatal shooting

A Midway man has reportedly been arrested in connection with a home invasion report in Statesboro that eventually led to a fatal shooting of one ...

October 05, 2016 | By Al Hackle and Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety

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