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Controlled burn season on Fort Stewart

Fort Stewart's Forestry Branch is continuing its most recent controlled burn season, which began in November.

January 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long fire department moves to part-time

According to members of the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department, the toughest part of their jobs is getting equipment to a fire in a timely manner. After a house fire is reported, firefighters say they must head to the fire station, pick up the fire truck and equipment and drive to the fire, by which time, the structure is usually fully engulfed.

January 27, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


HPD offers citizen's academy

For those who as children claimed they wanted to be police officers when they grew up, it's not too late. The Hinesville Police Department will hold a citizen's academy to teach residents what police officers do.

January 27, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Area getting new marshal

Steve Smith, a 28-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department and a decorated Vietnam War veteran, has been appointed by President Barack Obama as the U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Georgia, following U.S. Senate confirmation in December.

January 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldier found dead in barracks

A soldier's body was found Friday night in a barracks on Fort Stewart, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson.

January 25, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Minor injuries in Thursday wreck

Pieces of shattered glass illuminated the ground Thursday night as Hinesville police officers responded to a three-car crash involving a Bradwell Institute student.

January 25, 2010 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Public Safety


Car stolen from side of road, scrapped

An Allenhurst woman discovered her car was sold for scrap and crushed after it was stolen earlier this month.

January 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


America's Most Wanted features local case

A Long County woman missing for more than two years will be featured in a segment on "Americas Most Wanted" on Saturday.

January 22, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bicyclist hit on 196 in fair condition

Tony Jamel Walker, who was struck by a sport utility vehicle last week while riding his bicycle across Highway 196, is listed in fair condition.

January 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


DA unhurt in blow-out crash

Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden crashed his 2006 Ford Crown Victoria into a fence off Highway 196 in Gum Branch while on his way to work Monday morning.

January 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Fire damanges Holmestown home

A fire Saturday night damaged a home in the Holmestown community.

January 13, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Child porn reportedly found in local raids

Authorities are not saying much about the roundup of suspects in a child pornography ring, except that warrants have been served in Liberty County.

January 12, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


No charges yet from fatal van wreck

The McIntosh District Attorney's Office confirmed Friday that no charges have yet been filed against Willie Hill, the truck driver involved in a crash that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy.

January 11, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Two women injured in 196 collision

Two women were injured in a head-on collision Friday in Hinesville.

January 11, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Baby dies in fire

Tragedy struck a Liberty County family Friday morning when a fire consumed their home, killing a 2-month-old baby and seriously burning a man.

The wooden Island Highway home was destroyed despite attempts by the Eastern District, Riceboro and Midway volunteer fire departments who were on scene within minutes of the 911 call, which came in just before 8:45 a.m.

January 08, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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GBI: Soldier is fatally shot during gathering at Long County home

A gathering Saturday night at a Long County home turned deadly when a Fort Stewart soldier was shot and killed.

August 30, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Erika dissipates near Cuba

Erika is no longer considered a tropical system, the National Hurricane Center announced Saturday morning.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes

Tropical Storm Erika appears to be less and less of a threat to coastal Georgia as time goes on.

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County hires new fire chief

The Long County Board of Commissioners selected McIntosh County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Deverger to be the next chief of the Ludowici/Long County ...

August 28, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Brunswick man pleads to stealing turtle eggs — again

A Brunswick man apparently can't keep his hands off turtle eggs.

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Erika's track shifts west

Tropical Storm Erika's track shifted to the west overnight, meaning that the storm is likely to make landfall in Florida before making its way ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Some Jansal Valley macadamia nuts recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley raw macadamia nuts distributed in Georgia because of potential ...

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Erika's winds affect Virgin Islands

A National Hurricane Center track posted Thursday night includes all of coastal Georgia, as well as Florida's entire Atlantic coast, in Tropical Storm Erica ...

August 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Wreck shuts down Walthourville road for hours

A tractor-trailer hauling logs struck a car Wednesday afternoon at Talmadge Road and E.B. Cooper Highway in Walthourville, police said.

August 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Firearm stolen out of vehicle

Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

August 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


New tropical storm on horizon

On the heels of Hurricane Danny dissipating over the weekend, the National Hurricane Center warns that Tropical Storm Erika is following the earlier storm's ...

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Danny becomes a hurricane

Danny has become the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, according to AccuWeather.

August 20, 2015 | By Alex Sosnowski AccuWeather.com meteorologist | Public Safety


Long County makes two drug busts

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested Anthony D. Cargill, 19, on Aug. 3 on several drug-related charges after discovering illegal drugs and other drug-related ...

August 20, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Test confirms Georgia patient has plague

Public-health officials said Wednesday that initial tests have identified a case of the plague in Georgia.

August 20, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety


Fire snarls traffic on East Oglethorpe and Veterans Parkway

A trash truck caught on fire Wednesday morning closing Veterans Parkway and snarling traffic in Hinesville.

August 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


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