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DHR warns seniors of 2 scams

ATLANTA - As the economy continues to decline and more people struggle financially, scams are on the rise again - including the resurfacing of the "Grandma Scam."

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Meth problem hasn't hit Liberty yet

For the first time ever, the state attorney general released a nationwide and statewide study on the economic costs of methamphetamine abuse, and justice system experts said the results were staggering.

February 16, 2009 | By Laren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE probe turns up drugs, guns

MACE agents conducted a four-month undercover investigation on a house on Dunlevie Road obtaining sufficient evidence to get a search warrant on Jan. 9 . As agents approached the house several people outside ran from the area, but a man taking a nap in his car parked behind the house was caught. The house belongs to Tom and James Blagmon who, according to MACE Commander Al Cato, are well known drug dealers in the area. They were not home when the warrant was served, but agents reportedly found tools of the crime, 30 grams of suspected marijuana, five grams of suspected ...

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Daytime burglaries on rose

Eleven days after being burglarized, Crystal Vasquez said every day she still notices more and more things that were taken from her home where she lives with her 4-year-old daughter.

February 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Long County massage clinic closed for alleged misconduct

LUDOWICI - The Bally Massage Clinic was shutdown Saturday by the Ludowici Police Department after one of its employees allegedly offered to perform sex acts for a fee.

February 11, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Sugar tragedy anniversary brings responders together

Tomorrow will mark the first anniversary of a sugar dust explosion that shook the hearts and minds of people across South Georgia.

February 06, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Three injured in early morning fire (updated)

LUDOWICI -- Three people were injured in a fire that likely was started by a space heater in a Long County home early Thursday morning.

February 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Assistant superintendent booked for DUI

Liberty County Board of Education Assistant Superintendent for administrative services Jason M. Rogers was arrested and booked for DUI and other charges on Jan. 23.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Long health care centers burglarized

LUDOWICI - Two healthcare businesses in Long County were broken into last weekend, and the Ludowici Police Department is asking for help in finding out who committed the crime.

February 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Alee Shriners promote burn prevention

SAVANNAH – Feb. 1-7 is Burn Awareness Week, and Shriners across North America are helping Shriner Hospitals for Children kick off of a yearlong campaign focused on preventing gasoline burn injuries. A special Web site has been developed for the campaign, WWW.burnawarenessweek.org.

February 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Two homes searched for drugs

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations Chatham County Narcotics division executed search warrants earlier this week at two Liberty County homes.

February 02, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Georgia prepares for stormy weather

Because Georgia is vulnerable to a range of natural disasters, severe weather preparation and education are vital to keeping residents safe.

February 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Soldier found in Florida returns to her unit

A Fort Stewart soldier who was reported missing almost two weeks ago has returned to her unit.

January 30, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | Public Safety


Emergency officials give residents an opportunity

When it comes to natural disasters, living near the coast can often be risky.

January 28, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger | Public Safety


MACE looking for this man

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force is seeking the community's help in finding a Liberty County man wanted on drug charges.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Stabbing suspect pleads guilty

Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.

April 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Severe storm warning issued for area

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Liberty and Long counties, on top of our existing tornado watch.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff, BoE train for school safety

Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, whose office recently completed active-shooter training. The training, with the assistance of Global Tactical Training Group and the Midway Police Department, included all certified deputies and consisted of building entries, room entries and rappelling techniques.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for April 7

March 9: • Theft by taking: A Gause Street woman told police someone took two truck tires from her yard. The woman said she noticed the tires were missing when she returned home from a funeral. She told police a neighbor said he had spotted the tires in the back of a man's pickup when riding his bike through the neighborhood.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Drug bust nets $135,000 in cash

The Long County Sheriff's Office, in a joint effort with other law enforcement agencies, recently made two drug busts, obtaining cash and drugs with a street value of more than $150,000.

April 07, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty Prom Promise has serious message

Convicted felon Adam Cochrane told Liberty County High School students Thursday during a prom-promise that the choices one makes are like ripples on a pond - they leave behind consequences that affect others. Cochrane, a Bradwell Institute graduate, said his choosing to drink and drive one night in 2004 cost three people their lives.

April 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Disgruntled soldiers get life sentences for murders

Two members of the Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia pleaded guilty Thursday at the Long County Courthouse to the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Truck driver charged after wreck

Michael Bullard, the Blackshear truck driver involved in a vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital last week, has been arrested and charged with four traffic violations.

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


Peden, Salmon admit guilt in murders

Christopher Salmon and Anthony Peden, accused members of the F.E.A.R. militia, appeared in Long County court this morning and pleaded guilty in negotiated deals worked out with the state, according to prosecutor Isabel Pauley. They had been facing charges in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Prom Promise warns students of risks

Teens think they're invincible, that they'll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.

April 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Alleged Sand Hill thief found in Florida

Susan M. Lash, 31, was arrested March 21 by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


FEAR militia suspects due in court Thusrday

Murder suspects Anthony Peden and Christopher Salmon will be in court Thursday in Long County. The two are scheduled to go before Judge Robert Russell III at 9 a.m. regarding their involvement in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 31

March 4: Criminal trespass - Someone used a brick to break open the back window of an office at the historic Dorchester Academy in Midway. The museum director said nothing appeared to be missing except for her office calculator, which was found outside the window.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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