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Nursing home fire just causes scare

A small fire made for a brief scare for residents at the Woodland Health and Rehabilitation Center in Midway early Thursday morning. No one was injured, nor any of the residents displaced.

September 21, 2007 | By Patty leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Woman killed in Long Co.

By Mike Riddle

September 19, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Former lawman sentenced

A former Liberty County law enforcement officer, who was charged in 2005 with the theft of county road equipment, has finally had his day in court.

September 19, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


First a semi, then a building

A Hinesville woman suffered only minor abrasions in a wreck Tuesday, according to an incident report filed by Ludowici police officer J.R. Downs Jr.

September 15, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


MACE, LCSD seize drugs, pistol, vehicles

The Multi Agency Drug Task Force and the Liberty County Sheriff's Department seized more than 30 pounds of marijuana, 7.6 grams of cocaine, a stolen 9mm handgun and three vehicles this past week in an increasing effort to reduce the amount of drugs and crime in the community, according to authorities.

September 15, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Bomb threat prompts courthouse search

Following a phoned in bomb threat, the Liberty County Courthouse and annex were locked down earlier this week.

September 15, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Public Safety


Wrecks keep emergency responders busy

Two unrelated wrecks kept Hinesville traffic accident investigators and Liberty EMS busy Aug. 29. Just before noon, a male driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle as he attempted to make a turn from Highway 84 onto Courtland Drive. According to lead traffic investigator Les Patton, the driver attempted the turn while traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control, sending the Nissan into the median on Courtland Road. The vehicle stopped when it hit a palm tree, knocking it to the ground and partially blocking the north side of Courtland Drive. The driver told officers Patton and ...

September 15, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Troopers prepare for busy holiday weekend

Georgia state troopers and officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance and Capitol Police divisions are preparing for a busy 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period. Heavy traffic is expected throughout the weekend across the state as holiday vacation travel combines with holiday festivals and the start of the high school and college football seasons.

September 15, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman, baby narrowly escape vehicle blaze

A Fort Stewart woman and her 9-month-old baby are lucky to be alive after the vehicle they were traveling in was struck by a log truck and then engulfed by fire minutes later, according to law enforcement authorities.

September 13, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Aug. 26

Theft by taking

September 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Dog used for search, rescue

Leonard Turner and his canine partner, Chase, attend the Midway Volunteer Fire Department open house Tuesday. Chase is part of the Eastern District's search and rescue team and was involved in the search for a lost person in the Magnolia Manor area and a missing girl search in Pooler. He can track and search by air scent. Chase is training to be a cadaver dog. Doug Salsberg from the Richmond Hill Police Department is helping the pair with their training. At home, Chase is just another member of the family, Turner said.

September 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Few turn out for fire department open house

The Midway Volunteer Fire Department handed out tea, hot dogs and desserts while Angie's Diner was on hand frying food.

September 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Man pleads to shootin

A bizarre case that involved a shooting and vehicle theft last Nov. 4 at the residence of Thelma and Calvin Caswell in Hinesville has ended with a guilty plea.

September 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


PoJo suspects still at large

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is still seeking two men responsible for a brazen, mid-day armed robbery of Pojo's Treasures and Things in Midway on May 31.

September 08, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County Sheriff's Department blotter for Aug. 24

Domestic dispute, Aug. 3

September 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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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


Young RH man falls to death at Savannah job

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the death of a roofing company employee who fell through a skylight of a warehouse Wednesday.

February 19, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Wind chill advisory issued for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area for early Thursday.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici car chase ends in Liberty County

A Feb. 11 car chase that began in Ludowici ended in Liberty County with the apprehension of two Savannah men.

February 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty looking to introduce re-entry program for released prisoners

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, jail administration and probation officers introduced the idea for a countywide prisoner re-entry program during a meeting last week at the Liberty County Justice Center.

February 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Rash of burlgaries include attempt at church

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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