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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

• Nov. 23

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


Hinesville Police blotter for Dec. 9

• Nov. 4, Assist citizen. 825 West Oglethorpe Highway

December 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


MACE makes arrests

• Nov. 12 MACE agents arrested Bethany Brewer, 21, for allegedly forging a prescription at a pharmacy to obtain a controlled substance, percocet. She faces one count of prescription forgery first degree.

December 09, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Arrest clears as many as 37 area burglaries

A man who led the Long County Sheriff's Department on a 20-mile car chase across Long and McIntosh counties Friday morning is facing burglary charges in Liberty County and will likely face charges in other counties as well.

December 09, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Middle school student suspended for small knife

A Snelson-Golden Middle School student brought a small knife to school on Nov. 20, according to a Hinesville Police Department report.

December 04, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Fire destroys Ludowici home

On Monday, a Ludowici man lost his home at 74 Peach St. to a fire.

December 04, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Five-vehicle I-95 crash kills one, injures other

One woman was killed and other people were injured in a five-vehicle accident on I-95 a couple miles south of Midway early Monday.

March 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Wake swamps fisherman's boat

A man endured several hours slogging through a marsh Friday after the boat he was in was swamped by the wake of a larger boat that was passing.

February 27, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged wanted man sought

The Liberty County Sheriff Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted man.

February 27, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bomb threat at Long County High

Long County High School has been evacuated following a phone call claiming their was a bomb in the school.

February 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Surveillance shows person entering through drive-thru window

Jan. 5

February 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Texting may have caused fatal accident

The woman killed in a crash on I-95 Saturday has been identified as Emily Grubb, 19 from Poolesville, MD, and officials say she was apparently distracted by a text message when the accident happened.

February 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged shooter identified

The woman accused of firing a shot that nearly hit a sleeping woman in Hinesville about 6:30 a.m. Sunday has been identified as Neacie Blige, 51, according to HPD Det. Jeff Lui.

February 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Overloaded cord blamed for fire

An overloaded extension cord caused a fire that destroyed a Hinesville home Friday morning, displacing seven people.

February 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


I-95 crash near Midway kills woman

A woman was killed in a wreck on I-95 Saturday afternoon.

February 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire damages Hinesville home

A home on the 100 block of Thornbriar Drive was damaged when a fire swept through the single-story home Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged home-invasion shooter arrested, charged

Herbert Lewis, who allegedly shot a man during a home invasion in Walthourville last year, has been arrested and now faces three charges, including two aggravated assault.

February 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Young RH man falls to death at Savannah job

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the death of a roofing company employee who fell through a skylight of a warehouse Wednesday.

February 19, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Wind chill advisory issued for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area for early Thursday.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici car chase ends in Liberty County

A Feb. 11 car chase that began in Ludowici ended in Liberty County with the apprehension of two Savannah men.

February 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty looking to introduce re-entry program for released prisoners

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, jail administration and probation officers introduced the idea for a countywide prisoner re-entry program during a meeting last week at the Liberty County Justice Center.

February 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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