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HPD’s Safe Kids Day set for Saturday

Parents and children are invited to Bradwell Park on Saturday for the annual Safe Kids Day event geared toward educating parents and children on safety measures.

May 05, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety

Court martial takes recess

An Army judge has ordered a recess in the court-martial of a Fort Stewart sergeant charged with murder in the 2008 slayings of a superior and a fellow U.S. soldier in Iraq.

May 04, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety

Fire destroys deserted Long Co. home

A deserted old home on Rye Patch Road burned to the ground Saturday, and the blaze reignited Sunday but was extinguished by Long County firefighters.

May 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Fort Stewart tightens security

Security at Fort Stewart's gates has been tightened following a directive sent out by the Department of Defense.

May 03, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department crime reports

April 22

May 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Forestry meeting on wildfires

In response to an unusually severe wildfire season, the Georgia Forestry Commission will host a town-hall meeting called "After the Smoke Clears" from 6-8 p.m. May 11 at the Long County High School cafeteria in Ludowici.

May 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Authorities apprehend suspect after six-month search

Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi reported that Thomas Darnell Jefferson, who had been on the run for several months, was apprehended April 21.

April 30, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 18

April 30, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Best things: Pack for emergency

With severe storms and tornadoes ravaging the Southeast and hurricane season just around the corner, American Red Cross Program Coordinator Mark Hunt of the Savannah Chapter's Liberty branch offered his input on five categories of items that should be included in every disaster-preparedness kit.

April 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Fire leaves 13 homeless

A fire in Riceboro on Wednesday afternoon left a family of five adults and eight children homeless.

April 29, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Storm does little to our area

A tornado watch that covered Liberty and Long counties was lifted at 4 p.m. yesterday and, other than brief spurts of rain, the community seems to have dodged the severe storms and tornados that claimed the lives of more than 280 people in six states throughout the Southeast, according to reports.

April 29, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Weather could still get 'nasty'

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in Liberty and Long County until 4 p.m. today. An extreme band of bad weather is moving across the southeast. This band of storm has already killed at least 202 people in six states according to reports posted by the Associated Press and

April 28, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Area under tornado watch

As the line of storms accompanying the front moves across Georgia our area could still see bad weather, according to the National Weather Service.

April 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 16

April 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Long Co. officials tend to wreck, fires

Chaos reigned Monday in Long County when an 18-wheeler ran off the road in Ludowici and struck two power poles, snarling traffic for two hours and cutting off electricity to parts of the city. Soon after that, two brush fires - unrelated to the wreck - broke out and agencies from neighboring areas were called in to assist.

April 27, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

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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

Liberty EMA briefing on Hurricane Matthew

October 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Decisions expected soon as hurricane approaches

The National Hurricane Center is still saying it is unclear what impact Hurricane Matthew will have on the East Coast of the United States.

October 05, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

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