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Best things: Safely burn yard debris

Georgia Forestry Commission, Ogeechee District ranger David Duke said the No. 1 cause of wildfires in Liberty County is residents unintentionally allowing their yard-debris burns to get out of hand. Duke said weather conditions have been dry lately, even with a few recent light rains, and therefore homeowners should take extra care when burning residential yard debris.

March 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety

Loan, grant would mean clean water

Preliminary steps have been taken to ensure residents in unincorporated areas of Liberty County have access to clean drinking water, but a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan and grant must first be approved for a rural water system to be put in place.

March 04, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety

Officials warn of sweepstakes scam

ATLANTA - The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection is warning consumers about a scam being perpetrated by a company calling itself American Direct Sweepstakes and Promotion Co.

March 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Deputy Struffolino promoted to corporal

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Deputy Vincent Struffolino was promoted to corporal Wednesday morning in a brief ceremony with his superiors and Sheriff Steve Sikes.

March 01, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

GDOT to allow standardized road memorials

In a policy reversal, the Georgia Department of Transportation will now allow standardized signs memorializing fatal traffic accident victims to be posted along federal and state highway right of ways in Georgia.

February 28, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety

GSP troopers certify to keep kids safe

Georgia State Patrol Post 11 hosted a GSP training Thursday at Lowe's in Hinesville so troopers could become certified as child passenger safety technicians and parents could be sure their child's car seats were properly installed.

February 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Residents get answers about Beulah Road work

More than a month ago, residents of Beulah Road complained to the Liberty County Commission about the poor condition of the street, which they say sometimes prevents them from getting to and from their homes.

February 22, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety

HPD mourns K-9 handler

The flag outside the Hinesville police station on M.L. King Jr. Drive recently was lowered to half mast by city officials to honor Hinesville police officer and K-9 handler Cpl. Joseph M. Matthews, 50, who died Wednesday from complications following a surgical procedure.

February 21, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Area officers receive valor awards

Three of four area law enforcement officers honored Thursday by the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire said they had never fired a weapon in the line of duty until confronted by a gunman last March. They all expressed deep regret over the suspect's loss of life and said they do not consider themselves heroes; rather, they said they were simply doing their jobs.

February 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety

Burn victim’s condition still unknown

There was no official update Tuesday on the condition of a 6-year-old boy who sustained burns Friday night at a backyard fire where friends and family members had gathered outside of a home in the 900 block of Primrose Lane in Hinesville.

February 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Stewart soldier drowns, memorial is planned

The body of 3rd Infantry Division soldier Cpl. Catlin May was recovered Saturday, from Fort Stewart recreational pond No. 28.

February 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Soldier escapee considered armed, dangerous

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier who escaped from law enforcement last week is to be considered armed and dangerous, warns the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Foul played ruled out in soldier's drowning

The body of Cpl. Catlin May, a 3rd ID soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, was recovered Saturday evening by installation emergency services from recreational Pond 28 on Fort Stewart.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Escaped soldier considered armed, dangerous

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Departments announced Monday that Pvt. Daniel Brazelton, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who escaped from custody Friday, is considered armed and dangerous.

February 15, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Soldier found dead in post pond

The body of a Fort Stewart Soldier was recovered Saturday night by installation emergency services from a recreational pond here after receiving a call from fishermen who witnessed the soldier falling into the water.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

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One arrested on drug charges during raid

Long County officers arrested one person and confiscated drugs during an Oct. 17 raid on a Ludowici Apartment.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Crash on Fort Stewart kills young Long Co. man

Dillon Jacobs, who had recently decided to join the Army, died following a vehicle crash on Highway 144 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning.

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Crash closes Highway 144 in Fort Stewart

Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart is closed until further notice following a two-vehicle accident with one fatality, according to a news release from Fort ...

October 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Storm preparations open door for thieves

The following incidents are taken from Hinesville Police Department reports.

October 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Alleged burglar charged

A Ludowici man has been charged with burglary in connection with a Sept. 30 report.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Ludowici chief home after injury

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was home Friday afternoon, after being taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after his patrol car was ...

October 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety

GBI says local man shot himself after robbery

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died during an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ...

October 17, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety

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 ...

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 ...

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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