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Parent-teen driving contract could save lives

ATLANTA - Throughout the dangerous holiday driving season, hundreds of teen drivers will be involved in automobile accidents.

January 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Locals react to reports of child deaths

As the search for the bodies of four children continues in Alabama, the people who live in the Victory Village MHP in Hinesville were reacting to the news that a former neighbor, Lam Luong, had confessed to throwing the youngsters off a bridge in Bayou Batre.

January 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Jan. 11

Battery

January 26, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man accused to killing 4 children linked to Hinesville

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (AP) _ Authorities searched coastal waters Wednesday for the bodies of four young children believed to have been thrown off a bridge by their father in a dispute with his wife.

January 24, 2008 | By Garry Mitchell Associated Press Writer | Public Safety


Copper theft results in arrest

A Jesup man has been charged with burglary after an investigation reportedly linked him to a theft in a new subdivision in Long County.

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


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


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Shooting kills 1 in Long County

A fatal shooting happened shortly after 11 p.m. in Long County, according to the sheriff's office.

August 30, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Erika dissipates near Cuba

Erika is no longer considered a tropical system, the National Hurricane Center announced Saturday morning.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes

Tropical Storm Erika appears to be less and less of a threat to coastal Georgia as time goes on.

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County hires new fire chief

The Long County Board of Commissioners selected McIntosh County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Deverger to be the next chief of the Ludowici/Long County ...

August 28, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Brunswick man pleads to stealing turtle eggs — again

A Brunswick man apparently can't keep his hands off turtle eggs.

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Erika's track shifts west

Tropical Storm Erika's track shifted to the west overnight, meaning that the storm is likely to make landfall in Florida before making its way ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Some Jansal Valley macadamia nuts recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley raw macadamia nuts distributed in Georgia because of potential ...

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Erika's winds affect Virgin Islands

A National Hurricane Center track posted Thursday night includes all of coastal Georgia, as well as Florida's entire Atlantic coast, in Tropical Storm Erica ...

August 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Wreck shuts down Walthourville road for hours

A tractor-trailer hauling logs struck a car Wednesday afternoon at Talmadge Road and E.B. Cooper Highway in Walthourville, police said.

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


Firearm stolen out of vehicle

Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

August 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


New tropical storm on horizon

On the heels of Hurricane Danny dissipating over the weekend, the National Hurricane Center warns that Tropical Storm Erika is following the earlier storm's ...

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Danny becomes a hurricane

Danny has become the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, according to AccuWeather.

August 20, 2015 | By Alex Sosnowski AccuWeather.com meteorologist | Public Safety


Long County makes two drug busts

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested Anthony D. Cargill, 19, on Aug. 3 on several drug-related charges after discovering illegal drugs and other drug-related ...

August 20, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Test confirms Georgia patient has plague

Public-health officials said Wednesday that initial tests have identified a case of the plague in Georgia.

August 20, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety


Fire snarls traffic on East Oglethorpe and Veterans Parkway

A trash truck caught on fire Wednesday morning closing Veterans Parkway and snarling traffic in Hinesville.

August 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


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