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Area officers hone combat skills

The Midway Police Department hosted an combat skills course on May 23- 24 at the Richmond Hill Department of Natural Resources Firing Range.

June 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Long firefighters receive equipment grant

The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department recently received a grant to purchase new protective gear for its firefighters. According to Assistant Chief Richard Truman, the $45,000 federal grant was used to purchase 26 sets of Globe G-Xtreme bunker gear for firefighters to wear when they battle blazes.

June 16, 2011 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety

Ludowici cracking down on bad driving

The Ludowici Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol continued their crackdown on speeding, impaired-driving and occupant-protection violations Thursday through the 100 Days of Heat campaign, which is the largest and most comprehensive traffic education and enforcement campaign in Georgia's history, according to

June 16, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Death row inmate doesn't get clemency

ATLANTA - The state pardons board has rejected a bid for clemency for a Georgia death row inmate who is set to die this month for the 1978 slaying of an elderly woman in Savannah.

June 14, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety

Long County fire burns 600 acres

Fires continued to plague Long County over the weekend, burning 600 acres and destroying two deserted mobile homes.

June 13, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Liberty sheriff’s office promotes five deputies

With Lt. Danny Pittman's recent retirement, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office had one slot to fill and several promotions to hand out during a ceremony Wednesday evening at the justice center.

June 10, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Retiring deputy’s zeal for life, sense of humor will be missed

After serving more than 40 years between the Army and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Danny "Cuz" Pittman is ready to retire.

June 10, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety

New wildfires sparked around Okefenokee

FOLKSTON - Authorities say nearly 50 new wildfires have been sparked in and around the Okefenokee Swamp region of south Georgia.

June 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 23: A Bradwell Institute teacher reported a laptop taken from her classroom by a student. Video surveillance allowed administrators to identify the student. Administrators told police they would be pressing charges but that the student would be allowed to complete his exams.

June 09, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Hams work airways during emergencies

What started out as a hobby for a small handful of community members has bloomed into a club that is now capable of assisting the county in emergencies or other major events.

June 08, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Public Safety

Eight companies recall pool, spa covers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with eight manufacturers of pool and spa drain covers, have announced a voluntary recall of certain drain covers because they were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.

June 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Coastal smoke drifting up from Florida

SAVANNAH - Smoke from wildfires burning in northern Florida drifted more than 130 miles north Monday to settle over parts of Savannah and neighboring Beaufort, S.C.

June 07, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety

Citizen’s Academy improves community

It's a two-way street; citizens want police protection and police want citizens' help in preventing crime.

June 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety

HPD organizing Citizens Academy

The Hinesville Police Department will have a citizens' academy starting Aug. 2. The course consists of 10 two-hour sessions and two two-hour ride-along sessions. Classes are from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evenings.

June 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Fire damages Long County home

A fire that substantially damaged a Long County home Thursday likely started in an electrical source in the attic.

June 06, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

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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 ...

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 ...

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

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