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Deputies train for quick action

Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies are instructed in how to save lives through quick response by participating in a department-wide active-shooter training exercise each year. The LCSO held its training for 45-50 deputies this week at the shoot house on Fort Stewart's installation range.

March 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety

Burglary suspect considered dangerous

The Long County Sheriff's Office is looking for a burglary suspect who is considered armed and dangerous.

March 07, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Farm fire believed to be arson

A fire that broke out Feb. 20 at Walden Farms in Long County is believed to be a case of arson, Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi said.

March 07, 2011 | By Mike Stobbe Correspondent | Public Safety

Hazard planners discuss disaster scenarios

The Long County/Ludowici Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee met recently at the Ludowici City Hall to identify and prioritize possible disasters that could hit the area. Local emergency responders, along with other area agencies, offered input to hazard mitigation planner Kathy Flournoy.

March 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

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

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Articles by Section - Public Safety

New Long County fire chief will still be Hinesville firefighter

In a specially called meeting Thursday, the Long County Board of Commissioners hired Hinesville firefighter Chris Moss as the new part-time fire chief in a ...

September 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Fire destroys eastern Liberty County home

A Friday-morning fire destroyed a home in eastern Liberty County.

September 18, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Man dies in Wayne County boat accident

One man is dead and two others injured after a boating accident Thursday afternoon in Wayne County.

September 17, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Woman tries to cover damage with burglary report

Reports filed recently by Hinesville Police Department officer include:

September 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Flemington hotel sued in rapper’s death

The mother of young man killed at a local Days Inn has filed a wrongful-death suit against the hotel brand and Shyamasanna LLC, the local ...

September 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Hinesville teen dies after being run over by big rig

The person who told police he wanted to take a nap under a tractor-trailer, and was subsequently run over, has died.

September 15, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Supreme Court upholds Riceboro couple’s murder convictions in toddler’s death

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder convictions and life sentences for a couple in the death of a toddler in Riceboro.

September 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

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