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Seasonal DUI crackdown is on

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Safety announced a monthlong enforcement effort targeted at impaired drivers on Georgia roads. Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said Georgia State troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division are concentrating on intercepting impaired drivers on the roads before they can cause a traffic crash.

December 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Resolve to be prepared in 2010

Georgia was no stranger to disasters in 2009, with everything from floods to a pandemic affecting our state. That's why GEMA's Ready Georgia campaign is asking all Georgians to Resolve to be Ready in 2010. Preparing, planning and staying informed now will make it easier for residents to respond during an unexpected event.

December 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici PD gets grant to buy translator

Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson told the Ludowici City Council on Dec. 8 the department received a grant to buy a new tool to translate languages.

December 14, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


Long County chase nabs alleged burglar

Last Friday, a Hinesville man led deputies on a 20-mile chase through Long County. Authorities eventually apprehended the suspect in McIntosh County and took him into custody.

December 09, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Dec. 9

• Nov. 4, Assist citizen. 825 West Oglethorpe Highway

December 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


MACE makes arrests

• Nov. 12 MACE agents arrested Bethany Brewer, 21, for allegedly forging a prescription at a pharmacy to obtain a controlled substance, percocet. She faces one count of prescription forgery first degree.

December 09, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Arrest clears as many as 37 area burglaries

A man who led the Long County Sheriff's Department on a 20-mile car chase across Long and McIntosh counties Friday morning is facing burglary charges in Liberty County and will likely face charges in other counties as well.

December 09, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Middle school student suspended for small knife

A Snelson-Golden Middle School student brought a small knife to school on Nov. 20, according to a Hinesville Police Department report.

December 04, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Fire destroys Ludowici home

On Monday, a Ludowici man lost his home at 74 Peach St. to a fire.

December 04, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man injured in one-vehicle crash

A wreck early Thursday in Liberty County seriously injured a man, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

December 04, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Few details releasesed about string of shootings

A former Hinesville resident could be a victim of an apparent string of shootings that left three people dead and one wounded.

December 04, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Two killed in Highways 196-17 wreck

Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck in Liberty County.

December 04, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Deceased man linked to Bryan County homicide

A Savannah man who shot himself to death in front of Savannah police Tuesday is being linked to last week's Bryan County homicide.

According to GBI Agent Cathy Sapp, Carlos Huntley is being closely looked at in Friday's slaying of Savannah man Jack Harley, whose body was found Nov. 27 on Clarkton Road in South Bryan.

December 02, 2009 | By Ross Blair Bryan County News | Public Safety


Fatal wreck at county line

A traffic accident at the intersection of Highways 196 and 17 at the Liberty/Long county line has killed at least one person.

December 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Man accused of hitting hydrant in stolen SUV faces more charges

A Ludowici man who destroyed a fire hydrant two weeks ago while trying to elude police officers has been charged with two more counts of car theft.

December 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Long County fatal-shooting victim identified

The victim of the Saturday night fatal shooting in Long County has been identified as Hunter Jack Kelly, 20, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said ...

August 31, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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


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