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More arrests at local hotels as MACE sweeps the area

After a string of arrests, some related to prostitution, during a March 28 raid at the San's Inn hotel, the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Commander Al Cato said surrounding hotels are cooperating to clean up their businesses.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Busy hurricane season predicted

BAHAMAS -- The Colorado State University forecast team upgraded its early season forecast Friday at the Bahamas Weather Conference, saying the U.S. Atlantic basin will likely experience a well above-average hurricane season.

May 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hospitals asked to conserve blood because of shortage

Donald Lovett, head of the lab at Liberty Regional Medical Center, reports the American Red Cross is urging hospitals to plan ways to cut back on blood use because of a nationwide shortage of type O negative blood.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office blotter April 28

April 6

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter April 28

Disorderly conduct

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


HPD hopes to close down burglary ring

Search warrants were served last week and Hinesville Police hope to start making arrests for a string of more than 40 residential and business burglaries in April.

May 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Firefighters control natural gas leak

County workers snagged a gas pipe Wednesday afternoon while clearing the area where the new justice center will be built, releasing natural gas and requiring assistance from the Hinesville Fire Department.

May 10, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Public Safety


New boat helps in search and rescue

A new investment for the Eastern District Volunteer Fire Department is already paying out dividends, according to Chief Joseph Martin.

May 10, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


A thanks to those that save lives behind the scenes

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is when people from all over the public safety field and beyond express appreciation for the people who make telecommunications work.

May 08, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Federal money aims at regional radio networks

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced Liberty County, as part of a regional radio network, will share in $20 million in Public Safety Interoperable Communications grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

May 08, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


MACE March report

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 76 cases in March associated with 104 total offenders.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Friday wreck kills local man

One man was killed Friday night and two others injured in a head-on collision on Highway 196 East in Liberty County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

May 06, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


5-vehicle pile-up at busy intersection hurts woman

A woman was flown by LifeStar to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah with face and head injuries after a five-car pile on Highway 196 Thursday afternoon.

May 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Tips to reduce damage from high winds

ATLANTA -- The recent tornadoes that struck Georgia came with little notice. Taking precautions long before storm clouds form is the best answer for minimizing damage from such foul weather.

May 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Boy sustains minor injuries when bike, truck collide

Last Thursday, a bicycle and truck collided on Smiley Road in Long County. No serious injuries were reported.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


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Fatal accident on Fort Stewart

A Wednesday afternoon wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart has left one man dead and caused two other injuries, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Toddler hit by car is OK

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

April 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 16

March 9: Matter of record - A woman was appalled to find a pack of malicious dogs had mauled her cat outside her Lake George home. The woman said she heard the pack of dogs barking and thought they might have chased her cat up a tree. But she found her cat lying severely injured on the ground.

April 16, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shots at Cobra Circle home were inside

Gunfire erupted around 5 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville, and one person was transported to a Savannah hospital after being cut when he reportedly threw himself through a window.

April 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Jail escapee caught after 3 months on lam

Chad Dasher, who had been on the run since escaping from the Tattnall County jail Jan. 24, was caught early Tuesday morning, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles.

April 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici hires new police chief

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday formally hired James Steiner as the new police chief. He had been serving as the interim chief since January.

April 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


EMA/911 host open house

Several families took the time to learn more about their county emergency services by touring the Liberty County EMA office and 911 call center during an open house Wednesday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Shot fired into home, man injured fleeing

One man was injured when he was trying not to get hit by multiple gunshots fired at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville this morning.

April 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Girl hit by car outside birthday party

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

April 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 11

March 9: Arrest with a warrant - A male passenger was placed under arrest when a check of his license showed he had an outstanding warrant. The man had failed to appear in court in Chatham County.

April 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


AARP holding safe-drivers class Wednesday

AARP will hold a safe-drivers class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Grace Christian Church on Highway 84.

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 9

March 7: • Aggravated cruelty to animals - A distraught grandfather reported that someone had shot his granddaughter's 15-month old Labrador retriever. The incident took place on John Wells Road.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Stabbing suspect pleads guilty

Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.

April 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Severe storm warning issued for area

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Liberty and Long counties, on top of our existing tornado watch.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff, BoE train for school safety

Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, whose office recently completed active-shooter training. The training, with the assistance of Global Tactical Training Group and the Midway Police Department, included all certified deputies and consisted of building entries, room entries and rappelling techniques.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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