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New wildfires sparked around Okefenokee

FOLKSTON - Authorities say nearly 50 new wildfires have been sparked in and around the Okefenokee Swamp region of south Georgia.

June 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 23: A Bradwell Institute teacher reported a laptop taken from her classroom by a student. Video surveillance allowed administrators to identify the student. Administrators told police they would be pressing charges but that the student would be allowed to complete his exams.

June 09, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hams work airways during emergencies

What started out as a hobby for a small handful of community members has bloomed into a club that is now capable of assisting the county in emergencies or other major events.

June 08, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Public Safety


Eight companies recall pool, spa covers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with eight manufacturers of pool and spa drain covers, have announced a voluntary recall of certain drain covers because they were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.

June 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Coastal smoke drifting up from Florida

SAVANNAH - Smoke from wildfires burning in northern Florida drifted more than 130 miles north Monday to settle over parts of Savannah and neighboring Beaufort, S.C.

June 07, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Citizen’s Academy improves community

It's a two-way street; citizens want police protection and police want citizens' help in preventing crime.

June 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


HPD organizing Citizens Academy

The Hinesville Police Department will have a citizens' academy starting Aug. 2. The course consists of 10 two-hour sessions and two two-hour ride-along sessions. Classes are from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evenings.

June 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fire damages Long County home

A fire that substantially damaged a Long County home Thursday likely started in an electrical source in the attic.

June 06, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 16: Construction crews at a site on Gen. Stewart Way reported damage to construction equipment that was not damaged the day before.

June 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

May 12

May 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ashdown named regional DOD Fire Officer of Year

Fort Stewart Fire Department Station Chief James H. Ashdown joined the family business 26 years ago. His brother, nephew, wife and sons also are carrying on the Ashdown firefighting tradition.

May 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 12

May 26, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storms, fires cause record timber loss

LUDOWICI - After a wildfire torched most of his 400 acres of rural timberland, Tom Houston hired loggers to quickly harvest whatever blackened pine and cypress they could salvage - stripping the land bare save for a few scattered trees left standing like spent matchsticks.

May 25, 2011 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Public Safety


Blaze destroys Long Co. home

Fires continued to plague Long County last weekend when a double-wide mobile home was destroyed and two more forest fires ignited.

May 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

May 11

May 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Articles by Section - Public Safety


More than 200 marijuana plants seized from Lake George home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office on Monday seized a large amount of homegrown marijuana near Midway.

July 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Georgia Power warns off Pokémon Go players

ATLANTA - As thousands of Georgians seek to #CatchEmAll while playing the mobile Pokémon Go game, Georgia Power reminds players to keep safety in mind ...

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman allegedly cashed check after depositing it

Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 26, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tank work to drop water pressure in western Liberty County

Correction: During the July 21 city council meeting, updated information was provided that the work was going to be delayed for several months. The Coastal ...

July 23, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police give advice on how to respond during traffic stop

With the backdrop of several high-profile fatal shootings by - and of - police officers across the nation in recent weeks, the Hinesville Police Department hosted a ...

July 23, 2016 | By Lewis Levine and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Mosquito control contractors need state license

Enjoy the outdoors this summer and help stop the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses by following these tips from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Commissioner ...

July 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


1.6 million gallons of wastewater spills into Taylors Creek

An electrical failure at the city of Hinesville's wastewater treatment plant led to more than a million gallons of partially treated wastewater to spill ...

July 22, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Hinesville murder suspect arrested in Camden County

The man who was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Fort Stewart soldier's spouse in Hinesville has been arrested, police said.

July 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Georgia Power offers tips to stay safe during summer storms

ATLANTA - As summer storms routinely bring heavy rains and high winds to Georgia, Georgia Power monitors the changing weather around the clock and says it ...

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Grand Jury Indictments July 13-16

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Wreck backs up traffic on Hwy. 84

An accident with injuries is backing up traffic near Liberty County High School.

July 21, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


June courts-martial: Four Fort Stewart soldiers convicted of sexual abuse of children

The following is a list of June courts-martial from the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Fort Stewart. Information was obtained from the U.S. Army ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


FEMA updates mobile app as hurricane season heats up

ATLANTA - With FEMA's updated free app, you can get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation.

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


Social media posts get scrutiny

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 19, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici Police Department blotters

Reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department June 29 through July 7 include:

July 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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