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How people weathered the storm

Hurricane Matthew brought rain and wind that knocked down trees and power lines in Liberty and Long counties.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King, Jeff Whitten, Dan Scott and Pat Watkins | Public Safety


City EMS and teams assessing damage

The City of Hinesville has reported that the fire department and EMS are back in full response, and linemen crews from Georgia Power, Coastal EMC and Canoochee EMC will be working on power outages.

October 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Worst expected this afternoon, night

As local officials continued to urge area residents to evacuate Friday morning and help those without transportation to get out of the area, Hurricane Matthew continued on course to ravage Coastal Georgia.

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


FEMA: Prepare for Matthew

WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is monitoring Hurricane Matthew and remains in close coordination with state emergency managers and tribal officials, as well as our federal partners at the National Weather Service forecast offices. FEMA is urging residents in potentially affected states – from Florida to the Mid-Atlantic – to familiarize themselves with evacuation routes now, prepare, and to take direction from state, local, and tribal officials.

October 06, 2016 | FEMA news release | Public Safety


Governor: Mandatory evacuation east of I-95

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a mandatory evacuation east of Interstate 95 for six coastal counties. The voluntary evacuation request, issued yesterday, remains in effect for residents west of I-95 in those counties.

October 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Area still preparing as Matthew gets closer

With a hurricane watch issued for our area, emergency declarations by the governor and county commission and a voluntary evacuation order for some Liberty County residents, little has changed from Wednesday as Hurricane Matthew approaches the area.

October 06, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Health department has flu vaccine

The Liberty County Health Department has announced that it has flu vaccine available.

October 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Midway man charged in connection with crime that led to fatal shooting

A Midway man has reportedly been arrested in connection with a home invasion report in Statesboro that eventually led to a fatal shooting of one suspect.

October 05, 2016 | By Al Hackle and Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty EMA briefing on Hurricane Matthew

October 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Decisions expected soon as hurricane approaches

The National Hurricane Center is still saying it is unclear what impact Hurricane Matthew will have on the East Coast of the United States.

October 05, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Governor declares state of emergency

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a state of emergency for 13 counties in Georgia's coastal areas.

October 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hurricane expected to sweep along East Coast

Forecasters are saying it is too early to say what impact Hurricane Matthew will have on Coastal Georgia. But, they say, it could be severe.

October 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Babies don't steal

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

October 03, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bicyclist hit by truck

A bicyclist was sideswiped by a tractor trailer shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of West Oglethorpe Highway in front of the GeoVista Credit Union.

October 03, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman arrested for New and Not fire

A 28-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a fire Sunday that damaged the New and Not Shop in Hinesville.

September 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Georgia drops in Well-Being Index

Georgia dropped from 29th to 31st in a measurement that reflects how people feel about and experience their daily lives.

February 20, 2018 | By Georgia Health News | Public Safety


'Toy' stolen AR-15 style rifle causes stir

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

February 19, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman steals cat right out of store

From recent Hinesville Police Department reports:

February 12, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire damages Long County home

A fire Friday morning displaced two adults, according to Long County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Capt. Chris Moss.

February 09, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Public safety: School lockdown

Robbery suspects

February 07, 2018 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Arrest made in connection with slaying

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes reports that an arrest in connection with the slaying last Monday of James Jones, 62, was made Monday morning at ...

February 05, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


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