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Away for holidays: Tips to prevent burglaries

With many people away, visiting friends, or just out of the house for holiday shopping, burglars will have countless good prospects. Experts agree that it is a very vulnerable time for homeowners.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long residents to get calls about E-911

LUDOWICI - GeoComm is starting to contact Long County residents to update telephone company database records, Karl Larsen, a GIS specialist for the company, told the Long County E-911 Committee at its Nov. 25 meeting.

December 20, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 5

Nov. 15

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


MACE report for October

The Multi Agency Drug Task Force had 72 cases in October with 65 offenders. They seized $3,992 in cash and seized drugs that had a street value of $8,597.

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Businesses cited for underage alcohol sales

Wal-Mart Supercenter was one of 11 businesses placed on probation recently by the Hinesville City Council after being cited with selling alcohol to a minor, the third such punishment leveled against the local retail store in six years.

December 20, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


Long deputies train for terror attacks

Since 9/11, terrorism has become an issue in all American's lives. But for public safety workers such as firefighters, EMS personnel and police it is now a part of their job and they have to stay up-to-date on training involving terrorism constantly.

December 20, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire officials share fire safety tips

Liberty County Fire Coordinator James Ashdown sifted through the charred remains of a wooden deck at a mobile home on South Coastal Highway in Riceboro this past week hoping to find some clue as to the cause of a house fire that claimed the lives of Sylvania Sapp and her daughter, Sylvia Elaine Smith, earlier that morning.

December 20, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire in Long County is intentional

A prescribed fire covering an estimated 295 acres is burning today on Fort Stewart in Long County, accroding to the Georgia Forestry Commission Office in Ludowici.

December 14, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Decorate safely for holidays

Before you begin to 'deck your family's halls' this holiday season, you might want to consider a few safety tips. Safe Kids USA has some ideas on how to keep your family and home safe this year.

December 13, 2007 | By Rene Hopkins Columnist | Public Safety


Firefighters celebrate Thanksgiving with families

When the holidays arrive, most people are able to spend the time with their families. But for firefighters, police officers, and EMS personnel, the job must go on.

December 13, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Nov. 28

Nov. 8, 2007

December 13, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici couple sought in shooting

Law enforcement authorities are seeking a Ludowici couple in connection with a shooting Tuesday night in Jesup that left two men dead and two others injured.

December 11, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County Sheriff's blotter for Nov. 16

Harassment

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Grant deadline for fire departments near

Congressman Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) is urging fire departments to apply for Fire Prevention and Safety Grants available through the Department of Homeland Security.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


DDS awarded grant for enhancing teen alcohol, drug awareness

The Georgia Department of Driver Services has announced the receipt of a grant totaling $153,100 earmarked for the Alcohol and Drug Awareness program.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Hinesville PD blotter for April 21

March 10: Suspicious activity - A Robin Hood Drive woman told police a man claiming to be a sheriff's office deputy called her and said she had missed jury duty and needed to pay $900 to avoid an arrest.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


ATV crash victim identified

The man killed in Sundays ATV accident in Walthourville has been identified as Dwayne Cornell Chapman, 30 of Hinesville.

April 21, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Boating accident leads to homicide indictment

A man indicted for boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he caused the August death of Shana Crozier, 25, was in Bryan County Jail after he was denied bond Thursday.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 21

March 9: Simple battery/obstructing or hindering law enforcement/ obstructing or hindering persons making emergency - A woman called the police to her boyfriend's Coastal Highway residence after they fought and she reported he held her against her will. The woman said the fight began when she was gathering her belongings and calling her daughter to come pick her up.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Jesup man runs in front of truck, killed

Brandon Hill, 27, of Jesup, was killed Thursday afternoon when he ran into the path of a cement truck at the intersection of Highway 27 and North Third Street, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Raumando Thompson of the Brunswick post.

April 21, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman shot by toddler charged

The mother who was shot and wounded by her 2-year-old-child March 26 has been arrested and charged with reckless conduct.

April 21, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


City recognizes HPD officer's heroism

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting began with special recognition of Hinesville Police Department Sgt. Rhett Dill, who recently saved the life of Joseph T. McCallum Jr.

April 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Flashflood watch in effect in area

A flashflood watch has been issued for Liberty County and the rest of our area by the National Weather Service.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Missing phone leads to owner's arrest

An April 7 incident put in motion by a missing cellphone report ended with the phone's owner, a Macon woman, being arrested in Hinesville for obstruction of justice.

April 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Victim in on-post wreck was civilian

One man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart, and two soldiers were injured, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fatal accident on Fort Stewart

A Wednesday afternoon wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart has left one man dead and caused two other injuries, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Toddler hit by car is OK

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

April 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 16

March 9: Matter of record - A woman was appalled to find a pack of malicious dogs had mauled her cat outside her Lake George home. The woman said she heard the pack of dogs barking and thought they might have chased her cat up a tree. But she found her cat lying severely injured on the ground.

April 16, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shots at Cobra Circle home were inside

Gunfire erupted around 5 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville, and one person was transported to a Savannah hospital after being cut when he reportedly threw himself through a window.

April 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Jail escapee caught after 3 months on lam

Chad Dasher, who had been on the run since escaping from the Tattnall County jail Jan. 24, was caught early Tuesday morning, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles.

April 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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