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Missing soldier found in Georgia

A Fort Stewart soldier reported missing in early November 2010 was found unharmed, according to the Hinesville Police Department.

January 19, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Raccoon theft is first for Pembroke cops

Pembroke police have an unusual theft case on their hands.

January 17, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Civilian law will patrol post roads

Fort Stewart will soon relieve military police of their responsibilities for making traffic stops and writing tickets on two state highways cutting through the southeast Georgia Army post.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Brush fire forces evacuation

A brush fire Saturday that scorched five acres in Hinesville prompted the evacuation of residents in the Crystal Lake subdivision near Airport Road. The fire began shortly before 12:30 p.m. and spread quickly because of the area's dry conditions. The flames raged behind homes in the neighborhood, which is on Rowe Street.

January 12, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Winter storm fizzles out here

Forecasters' weekend weather warnings had coastal Georgia residents bracing for treacherous road conditions, but the intermittent rain and freezing temperatures that moved into Liberty County on Monday fell short of what many in the area had expected.

January 12, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Fugitive caught in Ludowici

A Long County fugitive who had been on the loose for more than a month was apprehended Thursday.

January 10, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Long County suspect still on the loose

Long County law enforcement authorities are still looking for a suspect who is believed to be armed and dangerous, Thomas Darnell Jefferson, 23.

January 07, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Midway officer finds missing woman

A Midway police officer found a missing Alzheimer's patient at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at a truck stop in Liberty County.

January 07, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Post speed limits changing

Effective Jan. 17, the speed limit on Georgia Highway 144 West and 119 will change from 55 mph to 45 mph.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Man charged with stealing from blind neighbor

A Long County man recently was arrested for reportedly stealing from a blind woman who lives in his neighborhood.

January 07, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Two judge nominations sent to Senate

ATLANTA - The White House is trying again to get two Georgia attorneys appointed to the federal bench.

January 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety

New Year's relatively quiet here

Although fireworks-related injuries on New Year's Eve usually are par for the course throughout the United States, Liberty County didn't have any incidents that involved people being rushed to the emergency room.

January 05, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Public Safety

Bogus exercise equipment seized

SAVANNAH - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they intercepted and seized 1,783 pieces of counterfeit exercise equipment imported from China at the port of Savannah.

January 04, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety

Officials step up DUI patrols

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office's warning is clear: Absolutely do not drink and drive this weekend.

December 31, 2010 | Seraine Page | Public Safety

Apparent kidnapping ends in Liberty

A woman was forced into the trunk of her car Wednesday night in Richmond Hill and driven to Liberty County, according to police.

December 31, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Public Safety

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One arrested on drug charges during raid

Long County officers arrested one person and confiscated drugs during an Oct. 17 raid on a Ludowici Apartment.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Crash on Fort Stewart kills young Long Co. man

Dillon Jacobs, who had recently decided to join the Army, died following a vehicle crash on Highway 144 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning.

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Crash closes Highway 144 in Fort Stewart

Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart is closed until further notice following a two-vehicle accident with one fatality, according to a news release from Fort ...

October 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Storm preparations open door for thieves

The following incidents are taken from Hinesville Police Department reports.

October 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Alleged burglar charged

A Ludowici man has been charged with burglary in connection with a Sept. 30 report.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Ludowici chief home after injury

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was home Friday afternoon, after being taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after his patrol car was ...

October 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety

GBI says local man shot himself after robbery

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died during an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ...

October 17, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety

How people weathered the storm

Hurricane Matthew brought rain and wind that knocked down trees and power lines in Liberty and Long counties.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King, Jeff Whitten, Dan Scott and Pat Watkins | Public Safety

City EMS and teams assessing damage

The City of Hinesville has reported that the fire department and EMS are back in full response, and linemen crews from Georgia Power, Coastal EMC ...

October 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Worst expected this afternoon, night

As local officials continued to urge area residents to evacuate Friday morning and help those without transportation to get out of the area, Hurricane Matthew ...

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

FEMA: Prepare for Matthew

WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is monitoring Hurricane Matthew and remains in close coordination with state emergency managers ...

October 06, 2016 | FEMA news release | Public Safety

Governor: Mandatory evacuation east of I-95

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a mandatory evacuation east ...

October 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Area still preparing as Matthew gets closer

With a hurricane watch issued for our area, emergency declarations by the governor and county commission and a voluntary evacuation order for some Liberty County ...

October 06, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Health department has flu vaccine

The Liberty County Health Department has announced that it has flu vaccine available.

October 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Midway man charged in connection with crime that led to fatal shooting

A Midway man has reportedly been arrested in connection with a home invasion report in Statesboro that eventually led to a fatal shooting of one ...

October 05, 2016 | By Al Hackle and Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety

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