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OSHA: Riceboro lumber mill ‘repeatedly’ exposes workers to hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Interstate Resources Inc., doing business as RB Lumber LLC, for repeat safety violations.

October 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Police cruiser in wreck, officer not injured

A Hinesville Police Department traffic accident investigator was struck head-on after a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon.

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

Woman who died in Liberty County wreck identified

A woman was killed Monday evening in a single-vehicle accident on Leroy Coffer Highway near Luke Road in Liberty County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Opinions sought on hazardous mitigation plan

Public input is needed to update the Liberty County Hazard Mitigation Plan during a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Liberty County Courthouse Annex board room.

October 19, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety

Indictments range from child molestation to speeding

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

October 19, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Update: More details on child-porn suspects

A Department of Defense educator and U.S. Army captain have been snared as part of a statewide child-pornography investigation, authorities said.

October 17, 2015 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety

Hinesville man arrested in statewide child-porn investigation

Eighteen people, including a Hinesville man, were arrested and charged with crimes related to possession, production, or distribution of images of child pornography after a three-month statewide investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit and the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

October 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Man arrested for alleged assault on mother

At least three cars recently were keyed at the Long County Recreation Department, according to Director Henry Strickland.

October 15, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Crash victim identified as soldier

The man killed in a vehicle accident in Savannah on Sunday has been identified as Spc. Christopher M. Lewis, 23, of San Antonio, Texas.

October 14, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Exhaust pollution leads to tickets

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 14, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Carolina floods remind Georgians to be prepared

In light of the recent storms that have impacted the state of South Carolina, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security, or GEMA/HS, reminds all Georgians that disasters can strike at any time. South Carolina's terrain is similar to Georgia's, and areas of our state have the same risk of flooding. As we've seen, you don't have to live near the water to feel the effects of a major storm.

October 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Hinesville church goes through active-shooter training

The fatal shooting of nine church members in a Charleston, South Carolina church in June has prompted church members in Hinesville's Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church to take action to ensure something similar doesn't happen here.

October 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Correction, update on bank robbery

Editor's note: The suspect in the Oct. 2 robbery of the Ameris Bank on Gen. Screven Way was identified by police as Fleming native Joseph Futch. An article on page 3B on Oct. 4 listed an incorrect surname.

October 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Ga. Driver Services, Revenue departments warn of email scam

The Georgia Department of Driver Services and the Georgia Department of Revenue are warning the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driver's license details or face license suspension. The e-mail, which claims to have been sent from the Department of Motor Vehicles, appears to be a common phishing scam designed to steal personal information from recipients. Information collected may be used by Internet criminals to commit identity theft.

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Tips for Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is a great time to get your house prepared for fire prevention. Agent Lynn Bennett of The Bennett Agency would like to remind Liberty Countians that Fire Prevention Week is this week, through Saturday. Fire Prevention Day is Friday.

October 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

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Articles by Section - Public Safety

Persistent shoplifter won't leave store alone

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers include:

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

First couple throw weight behind safe driving project

ATLANTA - The Thanksgiving travel period has always been one of the busiest times on Georgia roads and because of that, the Governor's Office of ...

November 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Boles sentenced to 30 years

Candice Nicole Boles was sentenced to 30 years to serve for her part in the death of her 3-year old daughter Andraia Boles in February ...

November 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Fallen deputy was epitome of service

When Liberty County Deputy William Solomon told Sheriff Steve Sikes in 2013 that he had the chance to make a good career move, taking a ...

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

Former Liberty County deputy dies from injuries in March accident

Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon has died of injuries he sustained after being struck by a tractor-trailer in March while directing traffic by the ...

November 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Arson board offers holiday fire-safety tips

Keep the appropriate fire safety tips handy while preparing for the holiday season this year. Agent Tico Brown of Country Financial and the Georgia Arson ...

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Loaded gun found on side of road in Ludowici

A trash-pickup effort held in Ludowici picked up more than just trash on Nov. 7. A loaded pistol also was found.

November 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety

Sheriff's academy teaches 10 about LCSO

Ten Liberty County residents learned about the Liberty County Sheriff's Office during the 10-week Citizens Academy. They graduated from the class Nov. 4.

November 13, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Woman charged with beating up son

The Ludowici Police Department recently made two arrests, and Chief Robert Poppell answered questions regarding prison work details.

November 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Could Kate be last gasp of hurricane season

Tropical Storm Kate will bring strong winds and rough seas in the area from the Southeast Coast to Bermuda into Wednesday.

November 10, 2015 | By Kristine Pydynowski Senior meteorologist with | Public Safety

Police recognize alleged counterfeiter on video

Reports recently filed by the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Midway man charged with murder

The suspect in a shooting in which the victim later died now faces a charge of malice murder, according to Liberty County Sheriff's Office ...

November 05, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

GBI: Man shot in Long County home by resident who didn't know he was there

A resident who lives in the Long County home where a man's body was found early Wednesday shot him, not previously aware that the ...

November 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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