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Keep kids safe on Halloween

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays for children because they can dress up in costumes and act out of character. However, as the sun goes down and trick-or-treaters start roaming the streets of your neighborhood, there are several things to worry about as a parent or guardian. Potentially hazardous costumes or accessories, tainted candy and crossing the street at night without supervision are only a few concerns that should be addressed prior to a child leaving the house.

October 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Two men arrested in teen's death

Hinesville police officers executed a raid Thursday night at a home in the 400 block of Willow Oak Lane in connection with the Wednesday shooting death of Rodtavis Platt.

October 11, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Teen victim of drive-by identified

A shooting Wednesday on Welborn Street in Hinesville left a teenager dead and police are searching for a suspect, according to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Alexander Shirah.

October 08, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

County OKs $630,000 police radio tower

Liberty County Commission members gathered Tuesday for their monthly meeting to discuss ongoing business items on the agenda.

October 08, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Public Safety

Drive-by shooting leaves one dead

A drive-by shooting in Hinesville Wednesday night has left one man dead.

October 07, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety

Corporal completes DUI training course

Corporal Sascha Krumnow of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office completed a DUI detection and standardized field sobriety testing course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Midway man critical after bike wreck

SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating an accident that shut down Highway 17 northbound at Highway 204 for more than two hours Thursday morning and injured a Midway man.

October 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Body found in Long County

A body was found around 11 a.m. Wednesday on Tower Road in Long County, law enforcement officials confirmed. No identification has been made and officials could not say whether the body is that of Lori Arrowood, 42, who recently was reported missing from her Gum Branch home.

September 29, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety

Mother of 2-year-old, who was shot, charged with cruelty

The mother of a 2-year old child who was shot Thursday in Long County was arrested Saturday.

September 29, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Two dead, child injured in Long shooting

A shooting Thursday at a mobile home in Long County left two men dead, a 2-year-old girl in serious condition and her mother injured.

September 25, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Woman charged with theft from Liberty merchants

SAVANNAH - Jacqueline Denise Brown, 44, formerly of Hinesville, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of mail fraud and identity theft for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from Liberty County merchants to whom she may have passed fraudulent checks.

September 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

LCSO looking for two men for questioning

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is searching for two people of interest stemming from an incident on Sept. 2 at the Sherlock Self Storage in Fleming.

September 24, 2010 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Hinesville Police blotter for Sept. 24

• Sept. 13: Terroristic threats, E. Oglethorpe Highway

September 24, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety

Child injured in Long County shooting

Authorities swarmed a mobile home on Rye Patch Road in Long County on Thursday evening where, according to Long County Chief Deputy Robert Berry, two men were killed, a 2-year-old child was shot and the child's mother was injured.

September 24, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Man allegedly pays $200 to be shot

Law enforcement officers say a man who was found shot last month in a Long County wildlife management area paid a convicted felon $200 to kill him.

September 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

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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

Liberty EMA briefing on Hurricane Matthew

October 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety

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