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Storms, fires cause record timber loss

LUDOWICI - After a wildfire torched most of his 400 acres of rural timberland, Tom Houston hired loggers to quickly harvest whatever blackened pine and cypress they could salvage - stripping the land bare save for a few scattered trees left standing like spent matchsticks.

May 25, 2011 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Public Safety


Blaze destroys Long Co. home

Fires continued to plague Long County last weekend when a double-wide mobile home was destroyed and two more forest fires ignited.

May 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

May 11

May 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Forecasters: Don't expect break from storms to conintue

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters announced Thursday they expect three to six major hurricanes from an above average Atlantic storm season.

May 21, 2011 | By Jennifer Kay Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 6

May 21, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for May 20

May 6: Three people were arrested for possession of marijuana and violating open-container laws, as well as a minor in possession of alcohol, after being pulled over for seat-belt violations on Kelly Drive. The two male passengers were found with marijuana in their possession, and an open beer can and blunt wrappers were found during a search of the vehicle.

May 20, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long team looks at wildfire management

Fires have ravaged Long County in the past few months, but the Ludowici/Long County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee recently met to discuss goals that the community could set to help combat fires in the future.

May 20, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


49 pot plants confiscated by officials

The Long County Sheriff's Office impounded and destroyed 49 marijuana plants last week in the Tibet community.

May 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HFD named regional test site

The Hinesville Fire Department officially was recognized Wednesday as a regional test site for Georgia Certifications and National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) Certifications. This means firefighters from across the state can train and test here for various levels of fire-fighting certifications. The department has a classroom set aside for training and testing on the top floor of HFD Station 2 on Airport Road.

May 17, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Alleged victim admits false report

A Richmond Hill woman who claimed in December that she'd been carjacked, forced into the trunk of her car and kidnapped admitted earlier this week that her claims were untrue.

May 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Post shooting was public suicide

At approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday, a soldier from 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot at the Fort Stewart Behavioral Health Clinic this morning.

May 14, 2011 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 5

May 14, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Mobile home standoff ends peacefully

A standoff Wednesday night between police and a Fort Stewart soldier in a Hinesville mobile home park ended peacefully when the soldier surrendered.

May 13, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter for May 11

May 1: A resident of Eunice Road reported a burglary in which $4,217 worth of household goods and entertainment equipment were stolen while he was out of town.

May 11, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Stolen trailers found in Long County

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently filed charges of theft by receiving stolen property against Ludowici resident James Edward Judd after discovering he was in possession of a stolen Shadow mobile trailer on his property.

May 11, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Long County man arrested in Glennville arson

A Long County man has been charged with four counts of arson in connection with the early Sunday fire that destroyed four downtown Glennville businesses.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged in Walthourville fatal shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with the early Wednesday shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Walthourville.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Training helps Liberty County officers better deal with people in crisis

Local law-enforcement officers received mental health awareness training this week.

June 07, 2016 | Tiffany King | Public Safety


Boy, 9, steals hearts across Hinesville

The Hinesville Fire Department, which is made up of men and women who put their emotions in check when dealing with tragedy, shed tears last ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Glennville fire ruled arson; reward offered

A fire destroyed four businesses on Barnard Street in downtown Glennville early Sunday, and authorities said Tuesday that it has been ruled arson.

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Charges filed in Hinesville wreck, officer scuffle

Charges ranging from traffic violations to theft and destruction of government property have been filed against two women involved in a traffic accident in Hinesville ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Colin soaks the area

Tropical Storm Colin proved to be a big rainmaker for Liberty and Long counties, but the region was spared from major damage.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Identities released in Hinesville vehicle-motorcycle crash

The identities of the people involved in the Sunday night wreck that ended up in a confrontation with police and an injured motorcyclist were released ...

June 06, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ex trying to exact revenge with alleged nude photos

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police Department officers include:

June 06, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fox in Midway area tests positive for rabies

A fox that showed signs of aggression toward residents on Jerico Marsh Road in Midway has tested positive for rabies, according to the Liberty County ...

June 06, 2016 | Special to the News | Public Safety


UPDATE: Minor flooding reported in Hinesville; Colin about to make Florida landfall

11 p.m. update

June 06, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police: Women scuffle with officers after vehicle strikes motorcycle

A motorcycle rider was injured in Hinesville Sunday night after colliding with a car.

June 05, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


UPDATE: Coastal Liberty County under tropical storm watch

11 p.m. update

June 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Lightning strike sparks fire at Walthourville home

A Walthourville home was damaged by a lightning strike Sunday afternoon during a storm.

June 05, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire destroys four Glennville businesses

GLENNVILLE - A large fire destroyed four businesses on Barnard Street in downtown Glennville early Sunday morning.

June 05, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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