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Liberty preps for tornado season

March is Severe Storm and Tornado Preparedness Month, and in an effort to keep Liberty County residents safe from the natural disaster known for high winds and heavy rains, the Emergency Management Agency will launch a city-wide tornado drill tomorrow.

March 04, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Nobles honored for long tenure

LUDOWICI - The Georgia Senate last week passed a resolution honor Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles for his service to the state.

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


Walthourville man faces drug, endangerment charges

LUDOWICI - A Walthourville man was charged with four counts of child endangerment this past week, when he was arrested for possession of cocaine at a motel here.

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


Assisted suicide probe reaches into Georgia

ATLANTA - A wide-ranging investigation into an alleged suicide assistance ring led to charges against four people and raids in nine states as authorities looked into how many deaths might have been involved.

Four members of the Final Exit Network were charged Wednesday with helping a 58-year-old Georgia man end his life by inhaling helium. The group assigns those seeking to end their lives a guide who instructs them to purchase two new helium tanks and a hood, known as an "exit bag," the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

February 26, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Ludowici stores alleged to be selling to minors

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department charged four businesses with selling alcohol to minors during an undercover sting last week.

February 25, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


These fires set intentionally

Members of Fort Stewart's Forestry Division conducted controlled burns on more than 1,000 acres of land Friday during annual prescribed burns of the fort's ranges. Fire planner David Pope said the burnings are mandated and make it safer for soldiers to train.

February 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff's office blotters

Jan. 26

• Making a false report/giving false information, Independence Place Drive

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


DHR warns seniors of 2 scams

ATLANTA - As the economy continues to decline and more people struggle financially, scams are on the rise again - including the resurfacing of the "Grandma Scam."

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Meth problem hasn't hit Liberty yet

For the first time ever, the state attorney general released a nationwide and statewide study on the economic costs of methamphetamine abuse, and justice system experts said the results were staggering.

February 16, 2009 | By Laren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE probe turns up drugs, guns

MACE agents conducted a four-month undercover investigation on a house on Dunlevie Road obtaining sufficient evidence to get a search warrant on Jan. 9 . As agents approached the house several people outside ran from the area, but a man taking a nap in his car parked behind the house was caught. The house belongs to Tom and James Blagmon who, according to MACE Commander Al Cato, are well known drug dealers in the area. They were not home when the warrant was served, but agents reportedly found tools of the crime, 30 grams of suspected marijuana, five grams of suspected ...

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Daytime burglaries on rose

Eleven days after being burglarized, Crystal Vasquez said every day she still notices more and more things that were taken from her home where she lives with her 4-year-old daughter.

February 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Long County massage clinic closed for alleged misconduct

LUDOWICI - The Bally Massage Clinic was shutdown Saturday by the Ludowici Police Department after one of its employees allegedly offered to perform sex acts for a fee.

February 11, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Sugar tragedy anniversary brings responders together

Tomorrow will mark the first anniversary of a sugar dust explosion that shook the hearts and minds of people across South Georgia.

February 06, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Three injured in early morning fire (updated)

LUDOWICI -- Three people were injured in a fire that likely was started by a space heater in a Long County home early Thursday morning.

February 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Assistant superintendent booked for DUI

Liberty County Board of Education Assistant Superintendent for administrative services Jason M. Rogers was arrested and booked for DUI and other charges on Jan. 23.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Ludowici PD impounds semi rig

The Ludowici Police Department is investigating two recent vehicle-related incidents.

December 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County wreck kills young man

A Glennville man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Long County.

December 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Booze ruins Thanksgiving dinners

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

December 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Woman foils apparent burglary attempt

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

December 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


$1,150 cellphone bill subject of fraud

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

December 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Voodoo part of couple's fight

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

December 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two flu-related deaths in area

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related deaths of two elderly women in the Coastal Health District – one from Chatham County and one from Effingham County.

December 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


LCSO searching for robbery suspect

Late on the evening of Nov. 22, the Grab a Bag gas station on Leroy Coffer Highway was robbed by two armed men wearing all-black clothing. They demanded money and took lottery tickets. After learning the tickets were being cashed in at other locations by three people, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Lottery investigators identified the suspects as Domania Johnson of Hinesville, Jasmine Anderson of Hinesville and Jamal Roberts. Johnson and Anderson were apprehended and face multiple charges. However, authorities still are on the lookout for Roberts. He is wanted for armed robbery by the Liberty County ...

December 05, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Vacant home used as party house, damaged

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Drug suspect allegedly tried to run over detective

Three people were arrested last week on drug charges in Liberty County, and a narcotics detective narrowly escaped injuries when a suspect he was trying to apprehend drove straight toward him.

December 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Lineman honored for rescuing firefighter

A lineman at Coastal Electric Cooperative has been recognized by a state cooperative association for saving the life of a firefighter injured during a tree-removal operation.

November 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


High-speed chase winds through Liberty

A Florida woman led several police agencies on a high-speed chase from Jasper County, SC, until she was forced off the road in Glynn County Thursday morning. She was injured but is recovering in a Jacksonville hospital.

November 27, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty DUI court wins safety grant

Liberty County State Court Judge Leon M. Braun Jr., who presides over the Liberty County DUI Court Program, recently announced that the court has received a $25,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman rats out neighbor, is wrong in allegation

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Flooding advisory issued for area

The National Weather Service is warning that there could be minor flooding in Bryan, Liberty and Long counties today.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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