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Firefighters train with Jaws of Life

But to become proficient at using this high-tech equipment, firefighters have to train and practice using specialized tools, such as the Jaws of Life. Last weekend, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department hosted an extrication class for its members and other firefighters from the area.

March 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Eastern District firefighters mark achievements

The Eastern District Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department recently completed refurbishiong its 29-foot fire rescue boat, Marine 1. In honor of the event, a dinner and awards ceremony were held at the firehouse.

March 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fire damages Walthourville residence

A Walthourville home was damaged, but no one injured Sunday night as flames spread quickly through the single-story home in the 2400 block of Shaw Road.

March 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Burn victim turns hardship into opportunity

Long County High School graduate Nicholas Ribal recently joined the DeKalb County Fire and Rescue in Tucker, fulfilling his dream of becoming a firefighter.

March 03, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 3

Feb. 10: Matter of record - A juvenile girl told deputies a male acquaintance wanted her to send him nude photos of herself. When she refused, he threatened to leak a video of the two of them having sex on the Internet. Deputies advised the girl to speak to her mother. The girl said she would not tell her mother and would not give deputies information on the male acquaintance.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Club gets scoop on burglary-prevention

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard some hard facts about burglaries during Tuesday's lunch meeting, where Hinesville Police Officer James Williams told the group that HPD has investigated 42 burglaries since Jan. 1.

February 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Big burn today, should be visible in Hinesville

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning nearly 600 acres of underbrush today and smoke should be visible from the cantonment area and Hinesville.

February 28, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 27

Feb. 5: Aggravated assault - Deputies responded to a call about a stabbing at a McIver Road home. The witness who called 911 said a Midway man had sliced the face of the resident. Deputies found blood on the porch and front door, and the resident sitting in a chair with a bloodied shirt over the left side of his face. Deputies told the resident that they would treat him in an ambulance until air assistance arrived.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murderers request new trials

Convicted murderers Corey Allan Brown and Andrea Renee Wilson requested new trials Monday in a hearing before Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart at the Liberty County Justice Center in downtown Hinesville.

February 26, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Gum Branch home damaged by fire

A Monday afternoon fire heavily damaged a Gum Branch structure that serves as a residence and a business.

February 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 3: Burglary - A Fleming man told deputies that when he left his Sand Dollar Drive home at 4 p.m. one day, and returned at

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 1: Obstruction/public drunk - A Fort Stewart man told police he lost his driver's license at a local sports bar/pool hall and could not get onto Fort Stewart without it. He complained that a sheriff's deputy who was working security would not help him find his license.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Flu-related death in Glynn County

CHATHAM COUNTY – The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Area's storm watch lifted

The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warch for Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties.

February 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tag-reader credited with more arrests

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has one patrol vehicle equipped with a new device that is paying off. The Tag Reader System was key in a drug bust earlier this week on I-95.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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Flashflood watch in effect in area

A flashflood watch has been issued for Liberty County and the rest of our area by the National Weather Service.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Missing phone leads to owner's arrest

An April 7 incident put in motion by a missing cellphone report ended with the phone's owner, a Macon woman, being arrested in Hinesville for obstruction of justice.

April 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Victim in on-post wreck was civilian

One man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart, and two soldiers were injured, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fatal accident on Fort Stewart

A Wednesday afternoon wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart has left one man dead and caused two other injuries, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Toddler hit by car is OK

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

April 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 16

March 9: Matter of record - A woman was appalled to find a pack of malicious dogs had mauled her cat outside her Lake George home. The woman said she heard the pack of dogs barking and thought they might have chased her cat up a tree. But she found her cat lying severely injured on the ground.

April 16, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shots at Cobra Circle home were inside

Gunfire erupted around 5 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville, and one person was transported to a Savannah hospital after being cut when he reportedly threw himself through a window.

April 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Jail escapee caught after 3 months on lam

Chad Dasher, who had been on the run since escaping from the Tattnall County jail Jan. 24, was caught early Tuesday morning, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles.

April 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici hires new police chief

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday formally hired James Steiner as the new police chief. He had been serving as the interim chief since January.

April 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


EMA/911 host open house

Several families took the time to learn more about their county emergency services by touring the Liberty County EMA office and 911 call center during an open house Wednesday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Shot fired into home, man injured fleeing

One man was injured when he was trying not to get hit by multiple gunshots fired at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville this morning.

April 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Girl hit by car outside birthday party

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

April 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 11

March 9: Arrest with a warrant - A male passenger was placed under arrest when a check of his license showed he had an outstanding warrant. The man had failed to appear in court in Chatham County.

April 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


AARP holding safe-drivers class Wednesday

AARP will hold a safe-drivers class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Grace Christian Church on Highway 84.

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 9

March 7: • Aggravated cruelty to animals - A distraught grandfather reported that someone had shot his granddaughter's 15-month old Labrador retriever. The incident took place on John Wells Road.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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