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Woman loses home, dogs to fire

A 72-year-old Liberty County woman lost her home and three of her dogs Thursday night when a fire raced through her residence in the 1800 block of Mount Olivet Church Road in the Fleming community.

August 22, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Mailbox bomb in Bryan called isolated

What has been referred to as a homemade bomb blew up a mailbox in South Bryan County on Tuesday.

August 22, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Public Safety


Forecast brings hurricane near coast

As Puerto Ricans clean up, weather forecasters are urging residents of Florida and coastal Georgia to keep an eye on Hurricane Irene.

August 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Soldier stabbed trying to stop assault

A Fort Stewart soldier was stabbed multiple times Sunday in Long County while he reportedly was attempting to aid a woman who was being assaulted.

August 22, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Aug. 4: A resident of Meloney Drive reported a theft of factory tires, rims and a lawnmower valued at a total of $5,090.

August 20, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County finalizing disaster preparation plan

The Long County Joint Hazard Mitigation committee recently completed its initial draft of the updated county disaster preparation plan, according to committee member Kathy Flournoy.

August 20, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Project Lifesaver’s tracking device offers peace of mind, comfort to local families

When Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes implemented Project Lifesaver in Liberty County, he did so knowing it would bring "peace of mind to local families in need."

August 20, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Aug. 7: Police spotted a vehicle in an area known for drug activity and stopped the driver for a seat-belt violation at Flowers Drive. The driver admitted to carrying marijuana, and a search of the vehicle turned up a digital scale and other items identified as contraband. The driver was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

August 18, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Microburst damages condo complex, grocery store

A microburst damaged a Hinesville condominium complex Saturday afternoon. The storm blew into Hinesville Ravenwood Condos on Pineland Avenue shortly before 3 p.m., sending tree limbs crashing onto vehicles and porches.

August 17, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville, Flemington negotiating fire service agreement

Hinesville city officials decided Hinesville residents no longer should foot the bill for providing fire service outside the city limits, namely to Flemington and parts of unincorporated Liberty County. The Hinesville City Council discussed renegotiating a fire service agreement with the county and Flemington during an off-site planning session last week on St. Simons Island.

August 17, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


LCSO promotes two officers

Rising up within the ranks of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office were Jim Chapman and Jeffrey Hein, who were honored for their accomplishments Thursday afternoon in Sheriff Steve Sikes' office at the Liberty County Justice Center.

August 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville, Fort Stewart monitor sewage spill

A sewage spill occurred at the city of Hinesville/Fort Stewart Regional Water Pollution Control Plant on Aug. 9. An estimated 100,000 gallons of sewage entered a Taylors Creek tributary due to a pipe blockage and recent heavy rains.

August 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO promotes two officers

Rising up within the ranks of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office were Jim Chapman and Jeffrey Hein, who were honored for their accomplishments Thursday afternoon in Sheriff Steve Sikes' office at the Liberty County Justice Center.

August 15, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man shot by sheriff’s deputy after brandishing weapon

A McIntosh County man was shot by a sheriff's deputy after the man allegedly pulled out a gun during a search of his home.

August 12, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shots, chase, crash end siblings' run from law

PUEBLO, Colo. - An FBI manhunt for three heavily armed siblings accused of shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a Georgia bank ended Wednesday with a police chase in Colorado, where shots were fired at officers before the suspects' car rolled and crashed into a guard rail.

August 11, 2011 | By Ivan Moreno Associated Press writer | Public Safety


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Local DNR’s first K-9 sniffs out new role

At 19 months old, "Case" still has a lot of growing up to do.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Public Safety


Maria's predictions look good for area

Path predictions for Hurricane Maria are good news for Coastal Georgia.

September 21, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Parking mistake damages Liberty County Jail, no tickets

A Hinesville woman hit the gas pedal instead of the brake Tuesday while parking at the Liberty County Jail, damaging a part of the building.

September 20, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Public Safety


Men suspected of having sex in park bathroom

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 19, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Another hurricane on horizon

The Liberty Emergency Management Agency reports this morning that it is watching Hurricane Maria.

September 18, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Charges added on burglary suspect

A man recently arrested for a string of business burglaries faces new drug charges.

September 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fire destroys Long County home

A fire early Wednesday destroyed a mobile home on the 2000 block of Moody Bridge Road in Long County.

September 13, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Flooding ushers out Irma

As Hurricane Irma appeared to be leaving Liberty County with only light damage Monday afternoon, the storm surge and high spring tides flooded east-end homes ...

September 12, 2017 | By Pat Watkins | Public Safety


Check power outages in area

You can find power outage information at the following websites: Canoochee EMC (http://outage.canoocheeemc.com:8889/), Coastal Electric (http://oms.coastalemc.com/OMSWebMap/OMSWebMap ...

September 11, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Jose expected to peter out

Behind Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose is now not expected to be a threat to the United States.

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty battens down

Even with forecasts that project Hurricane Irma's path farther west and much of Coastal Georgia outside the storm's "cone of uncertainty," activity in ...

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Closures, precautions being announced

As Hurricane Irma creeps toward the East Coast, area agencies and offices are taking pre-emptive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees ...

September 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Governor issues evacuation order east of I-95

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his ...

September 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


What our storm surge may look like

The accompanying maps show possible storm surge in our area. They were created by the National Hurricane Center to depict vulnerability of people living in ...

September 07, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


South Florida landfall could influence turn

AccuWeather reports after blasting the northern Caribbean, dangerous Hurricane Irma will turn toward the United States, potentially bringing life-threatening impacts from Florida to the Carolinas ...

September 07, 2017 | By Renee Duff AccuWeather meteorologist | Public Safety


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