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Tsunami: Should coastal Georgia residents be worried?

After seeing and hearing newscasts about the terrible devastation in northern Japan since the Pacific island nation was rocked by an earthquake and submerged by a tsunami last Friday, many people here on the coast have asked, "Can it happen to us?"

March 17, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Reporter heads out on patrol for a night with HPD

Friday nights with the Hinesville Police Department are like a scaled-down version of the television show, "Cops." There are lots of traffic stops, people found to be under the influence of mind-altering substances and drug busts. Basically, for a reporter, it means a night full of stories.

March 16, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Locals battling McIntosh blaze

DARIEN - Firefighters have been battling a 500-acre brush fire off Highway 17, just north of Darien in McIntosh County.

March 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Liberty County 911 has interpreters on call

Imagine you are experiencing a life-or-death emergency and dial 911 for help. A calm voice answers, ready to help. Now imagine your ability to speak English is limited. Fortunately, the Liberty County 911 dispatcher can connect you to a trained interpreter. You relax a little, knowing Liberty County's first responders will receive valuable information to save lives and property.

March 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Jail expansion in works, county funds architecture

In January, a Liberty County Grand Jury committee found the Liberty County jail to be "well maintained and spotlessly clean," according to a legal notice run in the Feb. 9 issue of the Coastal Courier. However, the committee also expressed concern over the facility's ability to accommodate an increasing inmate population. The grand jurors recommended county officials and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office stay committed to expanding the jail in the near future.

March 14, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for March 11

March 2: Stalking, Atkinson Drive: An Atkinson Drive woman told police her ex-boyfriend had been stalking her since they broke up in 2007.

March 11, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire leaves area family homeless

A Wednesday fire in Gum Branch left a family of three homeless. The fire broke out shortly after 3:30 p.m. at 103 Dolly Jane Drive, according to Gum Branch Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Charles Helton. John Barnard and his two teenage sons live at the residence but were not home at the time of the fire.

March 11, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Toddler dies, care-giver charged with murder

Hinesville Police arrested a soldier last week in connection with the death of toddler.

March 10, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One dead another injured in shooting

One man is dead and another injured following a double-shooting in Fleming Wednesday night.

March 10, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire claims Walthourville family's home

A fire Thursday in the 300 block of King Road in Walthourville left a family homeless.

March 07, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Deputies train for quick action

Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies are instructed in how to save lives through quick response by participating in a department-wide active-shooter training exercise each year. The LCSO held its training for 45-50 deputies this week at the shoot house on Fort Stewart's installation range.

March 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Burglary suspect considered dangerous

The Long County Sheriff's Office is looking for a burglary suspect who is considered armed and dangerous.

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


Farm fire believed to be arson

A fire that broke out Feb. 20 at Walden Farms in Long County is believed to be a case of arson, Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi said.

March 07, 2011 | By Mike Stobbe Correspondent | Public Safety


Hazard planners discuss disaster scenarios

The Long County/Ludowici Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee met recently at the Ludowici City Hall to identify and prioritize possible disasters that could hit the area. Local emergency responders, along with other area agencies, offered input to hazard mitigation planner Kathy Flournoy.

March 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Best things: Safely burn yard debris

Georgia Forestry Commission, Ogeechee District ranger David Duke said the No. 1 cause of wildfires in Liberty County is residents unintentionally allowing their yard-debris burns to get out of hand. Duke said weather conditions have been dry lately, even with a few recent light rains, and therefore homeowners should take extra care when burning residential yard debris.

March 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


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Store employee gives customers free items

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hearing sheds more light on double homicide

The co-defendant in the double-homicide of two Fort Stewart soldiers was denied bond in court Monday.

April 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Forecasters call for below-normal storm season

AccuWeather reports forecasters are calling for a below-normal hurricane season this year, as a potential El Niño may limit the development of storms.

April 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long County stages Prom Promise at HS

Several Long County agencies helped stage Long County High School's Prom Promise March 31.

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


LCSO: Traffic stop leads to drug bust

A Liberty County drug dog unit discovered narcotics during a traffic stop on March 27 in Hinesville, according to Liberty County Sheriffs Office Maj. Jeff ...

April 06, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Courier senior correspondent | Public Safety


Bond reduced in killing of bouncer

Bond was reduced for a man accused of killing a bouncer at Cream Sports Bar in Hinesville. The shooting occurred in December.

April 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Stun gun at school was mistake

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

April 03, 2017 | Staff writer | Public Safety


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