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Peace officer class named in honor of late Sheriff Don Martin

SAVANNAH - Ten students will graduate from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy at its spring completion ceremony Aug. 8 in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah campus.

July 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Alleged Midway PD threats spur investigation

The Midway Police Department says it is opening an investigation into threats made against its officers, Chief Kelli Morningstar and family members.

July 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Stabbing victims found near Cay Creek

Police are looking at a Fort Stewart soldier as a person of interest in the stabbing death of a Midway man.

July 22, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Two people found stabbed in Midway

Two people were found stabbed at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center on Charlie Butler Road in Midway, according to Midway Fire Chief Terrell Chipp.

July 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

July 12: A resident of Birchfield Drive reported a burglary in which two boxes of military gear and personal clothing were taken while she was in the process of moving out.

July 21, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Attorneys question lethal injection drug

ATLANTA - Lawyers for a Georgia man scheduled to be executed this week have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop it, saying the drug authorities plan to use caused "needless suffering" when it was administered to another death row inmate.

July 19, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Car tag voting resumes online

ATLANTA - The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design.

July 19, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


HFD will use grant to improve communications

The Hinesville Fire Department recently received $957,068 - with a required match of $239,267 - from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant to buy interoperable radios and related components. The grant was a joint effort through Liberty County and the city.

July 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

July 9: A Hinesville couple told police they found obscene photos of a young male on their juvenile granddaughter's computer. The juvenile reportedly had been sending messages to the young man, requesting naked photos of him.

July 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


GBI alerts on Facebook, Twitter

ATLANTA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will be releasing child abduction and other crime alerts on Twitter and Facebook accounts.

July 14, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

July 3: A store owner on West Oglethorpe Highway reported spotting an armed robbery suspect in his store. The suspect agreed to speak with police, who confirmed he had an active warrant in Liberty County for armed robbery. The suspect also was found to be in possession of marijuana during a subsequent search.

July 14, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pittman’s retirement party draws a crowd

Hugs, tears and a lot of jokes and stories flowed freely Saturday night at Club Stewart, where Lt. Danny Pittman's retirement party drew hundreds of well-wishers.

July 13, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Terrell Mill fire contained

The Terrell Mill Pond fire in Hinesville that was sparked June 28 by a lightning strike is 100 percent contained, according to information provided by Nicole Hawk, public affairs specialist for the USDA Forest Service.

July 13, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Georgia forestry worker terminated

Georgia Forestry Commission Long County Ranger Paul Robertson was terminated by the commission Monday.

July 13, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Heat advisory upgraded to warning

ATLANTA - Weather forecasters say more above-average temperatures are in store for Georgia, with a heat advisory issued for much of the state and an excessive heat warning in effect in some southeastern areas.

July 13, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


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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


Riceboro murder case against Wallace LeCounte James continued

A competency hearing for a man charged with four counts of murder, five counts of aggravated assault and one count of cruelty to children was ...

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hurricane Irma has area's attention

Just 11 months after Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on Liberty County and Coastal Georgia, area officials are monitoring Hurricane Irma and urging residents to take ...

September 05, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office helping Liberty, Texas

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is looking to help the county's Texas namesake, The Liberty County, Texas, Sheriff's Office, by accepting donations ...

September 03, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


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