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Long Co. authorities make arrests, work cases

The Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office recently made several arrests.

April 07, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 30

April 07, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ex Pembroke councilman faces fifth DUI

Former Pembroke City Council member Elijah Lewis Jr. was arrested around 4 a.m. March 26 for allegedly driving drunk. This is his fifth arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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


Beavers are a gnawing problem in Gum Branch

When Gum Branch resident Jim Woodard saw water wash over the section of Ga. Highway 196 that runs by his house, he knew the beavers that inhabit the area were up to no good. As it turns out, the water-loving creatures dammed up a canal in the area, spurring a small flood.

April 06, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 29

April 05, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall | Public Safety


Beware of local bank scam

Online banking customers should monitor their inboxes and proceed with caution when it comes to following emailed instructions and directives.

April 04, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


FEMA authorizes federal funds to battle Ga. wildfires

ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Georgia to fight the Elim Church Road fire in Long County and the Mosley Road fire in Coffee County.

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


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 24

April 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Forum focuses on wildfire, prevention

Long County held a community-awareness public meeting Wednesday at the high school to inform people about what happened during last week's fire. The forum also provided safety tips for how to help prevent wildfires.

April 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Georgia Forestry monitors fire remnants

The Long County division of the Georgia Forestry Commission on Thursday reassumed responsibility for monitoring the remnants of the fire that burned more than 4,000 acres last week in Long County.

April 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 22

March 31, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


RAD to teach women awareness, self-defense

Hinesville Police Staff Sgt. Gerald Morris taught his wife and daughter years ago "simple, everyday" preventative measures they could implement to protect themselves.

March 30, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Communities rally around firefighters, volunteers

The massive wildfire that broke out last week in a wooded area near Elim Church Road left part of Long County in ruins; however, it appears to have strengthened the bond between area residents and neighboring communities.

March 30, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighters douse hot spots

The fire that broke out in Long County on Thursday afternoon ravaged 4,035 acres and burned 10 structures, three of which were occupied homes, said Darrell Ballance, Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Chief and Emergency Management Agency Director. The cause of the blaze still is unknown, but the Georgia Forestry Commission will conduct a full investigation.

March 30, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Supreme court rejects death row appeal

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia prosecutors who spent more than two decades trying to execute Troy Davis have won what may be their final legal battle in the U.S. Supreme Court, yet state prison officials still can't schedule his execution.

March 29, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


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Hinesville Police blotter

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Special needs registry for evacuation

Public health officials encourage residents in Liberty County, who may have functional, access or medical needs and no way to evacuate if a storm is ...

June 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Meeting on storm readiness June 29

Want information about the upcoming hurricane season and what you can do to be prepared?

June 12, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storm advice from head of Long Co. EMA

Editor's note: The following was submitted by Ed Brewer, the director of Long County Emergency Management Agency.

June 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Judge denies bond reduction for suspect

A man suspected by police of killing a man in an alleged drug deal gone wrong last July was denied a lower bond last week.

June 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Officers respond to possible mental health situations

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Teen driving safety event returning to Georgia

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is honored to announce Georgia is one of five states selected to receive a teen driving safety grant ...

June 06, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Traffic enforcement initiative starts Monday

State and local law enforcement officers across Georgia starting Monday will kick off a traffic campaign to take drunken and drugged drivers off the roads ...

June 03, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


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