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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


Loan, grant would mean clean water

Preliminary steps have been taken to ensure residents in unincorporated areas of Liberty County have access to clean drinking water, but a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan and grant must first be approved for a rural water system to be put in place.

March 04, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Officials warn of sweepstakes scam

ATLANTA - The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection is warning consumers about a scam being perpetrated by a company calling itself American Direct Sweepstakes and Promotion Co.

March 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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I-95 interchange ramp detour set for Sunday

Drivers heading east on I-16 to I-95 north overnight Sunday should expect delays, according to the state Department of Transportation.

August 18, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Army charges two with murder

The Army has charged two Third Infantry Division soldiers with murder under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to Army officials.

August 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Toddler drowns in Long Co.

A 19-month-old Long County child described as "an active country boy who enjoyed his hunting dogs, chickens, Mickey Mouse and anything outside," was found drowned ...

August 17, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Courier senior correspondent | Public Safety


Heat advisory issued again today

With temperatures expected to be in the mid to upper 90s and humidity at 50 percent and climbing to 80 percent over night, the National ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Raid at Long County store yields alleged drugs, shot-house sales

The Long County Sheriff's Office raided B's Corner Store uncovering alleged drugs and illegal alcohol sales Thursday.

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County toddler drowns

An 18-month-old Long County child was found drowned in a family pool Sunday morning.

August 13, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman fatally shot man in front of kids

It took a jury about an hour and a half Wednesday to find a woman guilty of aggravated assault and murder in the death of ...

August 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Bond reduction denied man accused of killing his mother

A judged refused during a hearing Monday to reduce bond on a Midway man who allegedly fatally shot his mother March 3 as they were ...

August 10, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Men knocked unconscious, woman steals wig

From Hinesville Police Department reports.

August 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Kids get mini-vacation with the law

A week shy of returning back to school, several children got to go fishing and bowling with law enforcement officers.

August 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Storm not expected to cause problems here

Tropical Storm Emily is not expected to have much effect on Coastal Georgia, according to weather forecasters.

July 31, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Georgia State Patrol wants you

Getting to know the folks in the community and looking to add to their numbers, troopers with Georgia State Patrol Post 11 in Hinesville held ...

July 30, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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