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Long team looks at wildfire management

Fires have ravaged Long County in the past few months, but the Ludowici/Long County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee recently met to discuss goals that the community could set to help combat fires in the future.

May 20, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


49 pot plants confiscated by officials

The Long County Sheriff's Office impounded and destroyed 49 marijuana plants last week in the Tibet community.

May 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HFD named regional test site

The Hinesville Fire Department officially was recognized Wednesday as a regional test site for Georgia Certifications and National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) Certifications. This means firefighters from across the state can train and test here for various levels of fire-fighting certifications. The department has a classroom set aside for training and testing on the top floor of HFD Station 2 on Airport Road.

May 17, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Alleged victim admits false report

A Richmond Hill woman who claimed in December that she'd been carjacked, forced into the trunk of her car and kidnapped admitted earlier this week that her claims were untrue.

May 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Post shooting was public suicide

At approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday, a soldier from 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot at the Fort Stewart Behavioral Health Clinic this morning.

May 14, 2011 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 5

May 14, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Mobile home standoff ends peacefully

A standoff Wednesday night between police and a Fort Stewart soldier in a Hinesville mobile home park ended peacefully when the soldier surrendered.

May 13, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter for May 11

May 1: A resident of Eunice Road reported a burglary in which $4,217 worth of household goods and entertainment equipment were stolen while he was out of town.

May 11, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Stolen trailers found in Long County

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently filed charges of theft by receiving stolen property against Ludowici resident James Edward Judd after discovering he was in possession of a stolen Shadow mobile trailer on his property.

May 11, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long has Safety Awareness Day

Long County held a communitywide Safety Awareness Day on April 30 to promote local safety programs.

May 11, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Some Long Co. fires may be arson

One fire in Long County intentionally was started and officials believe four others intentionally may have been set, according to Georgia Forestry Commission Long County Division Acting Chief Ranger Paul Robertson.

May 11, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


One man injured in Hinesville shooting

One man was injured Tuesday when gunfire erupted at a Hinesville apartment complex.

May 11, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Governor signs booster seat bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that increases the age requirements for children to be in child safety systems in cars registered in Georgia.

May 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 30

May 10, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire in Long Co. burns about 750 acres

Several small brush fires and woods fires were reported this week in Long County, but another fire burned an estimated 750 acres in the Griffin Ridge area Wednesday and required forestry units to call for additional help.

May 10, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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Tank work to drop water pressure in western Liberty County

According to a recent CH2M report, the Airport Road Water Tank will undergo interior renovations beginning Monday. The work will be performed by Utility Service ...

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


Long County ranger wins DNR Law Enforcement Torch Award

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division announced earlier this week that Ranger 1st Class Patrick Gibbs, who is assigned to ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police issue BOLO for fatal shooting suspect

The Hinesville Police Department issued a "be on the lookout" alert for the man suspected of fatally shooting the spouse of a Fort Stewart soldier ...

July 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Restaurant Sanitation Scores, July 13

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in June by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

July 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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