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Home heating safety tips

With cold weather in the forecast, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is reminding Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter:

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici Police chief retiring

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClelland Sr. retired Dec. 28 after serving in law enforcement for more than 31 years.

January 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


196 wreck slows traffic; minor injuries

A wreck involving a semi-tractor trailer and a landscaping company's truck closed an artery between Hinesville and Richmond Hill for about two hours at the height of rush hour Friday afternoon. Only minor injuries were reported.

January 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Candlelight vigil for missing woman

Despite chilly temperatures, family members and friends of Deborah Gail Moody held a candlelight vigil at Gum Branch Baptist Church on Thursday evening.

January 17, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Public Safety


Keeping alert even on Christmas

As stores began to close for Christmas Eve and last-minute shoppers tried to beat the clock, Pamela Strickland and her four operators reported for duty promptly at 6 p.m. to begin their 12-hour shift at the Liberty County 9-1-1 Communications Center.

January 12, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Steroid conviction draws 2 years prison

SAVANNAH - Edmund A. Booth Jr., United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, has announced David Paul Jack was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Brunswick by U.S. District Judge Anthony A. Alaimo on Dec.18 for conviction for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute anabolic steroids.

January 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Blood drive set for Jan. 11

The holiday season is a critical period for blood collections for the American Red Cross. The organization typically sees blood shortages due to schools being out, businesses being closed and people traveling to spend the holidays with loved ones. Unfortunately, blood supplies suffer during this time.

January 11, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 26

Dec. 1, 2007

January 10, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Homeland Security funding equipment here

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston has announced that Hinesville Police have received funding for new equipment from the Department of Homeland Security.

January 10, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Dec. 26

Theft by taking - mothballs

January 10, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Mom pleads not guilty to murder-suicide plot

The Superior Court of Liberty County convened Dec. 10 before Judge Robert Russell for the following arraignments and non-jury criminal trials:

January 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


State targeting drunk drivers on holidays

Georgia State Patrol Post 11 in Hinesville is participating in the "Operation Zero Tolerance" statewide campaign through Jan. 1, to pair driving safety with celebration during the holidays.

January 05, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Public Safety


Blood donors sought over holidays

The holiday season is a critical period for blood collections for the American Red Cross. The organization typically sees blood shortages due to schools being out, businesses being closed and people traveling to spend the holidays with loved ones. Unfortunately, blood supplies suffer during this time.

January 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


New health rules affect food service

ATLANTA - After months of preparation and training, new food service regulations approved earlier this year by the Georgia Department of Human Resources took effect Dec. 1.

January 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Million dollar arson draws $15,000 reward

The state of Georgia Arson Control Unit along with the owner of Oliver's Bushhogging Company are offering a combined $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the destruction of company equipment a few weeks ago on the Devendorf's property in Midway.

January 03, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


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Break-in at the EconoLodge on E. Oglethorpe Highway

Feb. 11 - Broken windows/criminal trespass - Officers responded to a Sequoia Circle residence in reference to criminal trespass. The complainant stated that someone shot a BB gun at her residence, breaking the front windows. HPD officers observed the broken windows and several BBs on the ground near the windows.

March 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Possession of cocaine, driving on suspended license

Feb. 11- Speeding, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude, driving without a valid license, possession of marijuana, failing to obey stop sign - An 18-year-old Midway man was stopped on Limerick Road after failing to stop at stop sign. He did not stop when the deputy turned on his lights and siren and was driving 55 mph in a 25 mph speed zone. The man lost control of his vehicle and nearly wrecked twice while trying to flee. When his Toyota Corolla skidded to a stop near Woods Drive, the deputy stopped in front of his vehicle so he couldn ...

March 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Former Liberty deputy injured on job at port

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy who now works security at the Georgia Ports Authority, was injured when he was struck by a tractor trailer there Monday, according to GSP Trooper Jamie Wilson.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Harassing phone calls to elderly woman

Feb. 8 : DUI/Speeding/Possession of open container - A Long County man was clocked doing 90 mph in a 55 zone and was pulled over next to Ward's Auto Body Shop off Highway 84.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Crash victim identified

The woman who died early Monday in a five-vehicle accident on I-95 has been identified as Vicki Persons, 62, of McIntosh County, according to GSP Trooper Quincy Melvin

March 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Wake swamps fisherman's boat

A man endured several hours slogging through a marsh Friday after the boat he was in was swamped by the wake of a larger boat that was passing.

February 27, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged wanted man sought

The Liberty County Sheriff Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted man.

February 27, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bomb threat at Long County High

Long County High School has been evacuated following a phone call claiming their was a bomb in the school.

February 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Surveillance shows person entering through drive-thru window

Jan. 5

February 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Texting may have caused fatal accident

The woman killed in a crash on I-95 Saturday has been identified as Emily Grubb, 19 from Poolesville, MD, and officials say she was apparently distracted by a text message when the accident happened.

February 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged shooter identified

The woman accused of firing a shot that nearly hit a sleeping woman in Hinesville about 6:30 a.m. Sunday has been identified as Neacie Blige, 51, according to HPD Det. Jeff Lui.

February 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Overloaded cord blamed for fire

An overloaded extension cord caused a fire that destroyed a Hinesville home Friday morning, displacing seven people.

February 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


I-95 crash near Midway kills woman

A woman was killed in a wreck on I-95 Saturday afternoon.

February 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire damages Hinesville home

A home on the 100 block of Thornbriar Drive was damaged when a fire swept through the single-story home Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged home-invasion shooter arrested, charged

Herbert Lewis, who allegedly shot a man during a home invasion in Walthourville last year, has been arrested and now faces three charges, including two aggravated assault.

February 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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