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State toughens up DUI law

ATLANTA -- Effective July 1, the Multiple Offender Program of the Addictive Disease Section of the Department of Human Resources has been renamed the DUI Intervention Program.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Georgia out-of-gas emergency calls jump

The number of Georgians running out of gas on the highway skyrocketed 51 percent in the first five months of 2008 compared with the same time last year, according to the Allstate Motor Club. From January through May of 2008, Georgians called the motor club for fuel delivery 298 times.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldier shoots self while 'playing' with gun

LUDOWICI -- A Fort Stewart soldier was found dead Wednesday night in front of a mobile home in what Long County Sheriff Department officials are calling an accidental self-inflicted shooting.

August 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici car fire quickly put out

LUDOWICI -- A car fire Wednesday on Cypress Street slowed traffic, but was taken care of quickly. There were and no major problems with traffic.

July 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


State patrol promotes Jon Long

Liberty County resident Jon Long, chairman of the hospital authority, has been promoted to captain in the Georgia State Patrol.

July 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Interim Emergency Management Agency director speaks to Rotary Club

Iowa's slow recovery from floods that ravaged a community near the Mississippi River comes as a solemn reminder that it is essential to prepare for natural disasters, said David L. McIntosh, acting director of the county's Emergency Management Agency. McIntosh spoke to members of the Hinesville Rotary Club and warned them that nothing is predictable during hurricane season.

July 05, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Public Safety


Lightning sparks home fire

A Hinesville woman's home was damaged by a fire that was apparently started by a bolt of lightning Sunday afternoon.

July 05, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Five "Ds" of prevention can protect against mosquito-borne diseases

Summer is here and so is prime mosquito season. It's important to remember that mosquitoes can be more than just bothersome pests; they can also carry potentially dangerous viruses such as West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus. Both WNV and EEEV are transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes and can cause serious illness.

July 04, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Health and fire safety advocates stress fireworks safety

Urging the public to stay away from what they say is an extremely dangerous product, national health and fire safety advocates joined District of Columbia fire officials at a press conference today to denounce the use of consumer fireworks and launch new public service announcements in advance of the 4th of July holiday.

July 04, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Experts offer tips for preparing for hurricane season

WASHINGTON - Hurricane season officially began June 1, and people across the country are gearing up for another season of strong winds, torrential rains, hail and flying debris.

July 03, 2008 | By Meghan Vittrup American Forces Press Service | Public Safety


Soldiers help save motorcyclist after crash

Soldiers helped save a man's life after a traffic accident in Hinesville Wednesday night.

June 28, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter June 11

Hinesville police Blotters

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office blotter June 10

Liberty County Sheriff Blotter

June 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter June 5

Hinesville Police Blotter

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two hospitalized in Smiley Cross Roads wreck

A truck and a car were involved in an accident Tuesday at Smiley Cross Roads in Long County resulting in two being injured.

June 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Authorities hope they have GeoVista robber

William Bass, who was believed to be living in Liberty County, is being looked at as the primary suspect in last week's GeoVista robbery in Hinesville.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Electrical problem may have started fire

The Carter Road home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldiers risk lives to extinguish fire

Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.

July 18, 2014 | By Sgt. Alexandra Shea 1st ABCT, 3rd ID | Public Safety


Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville official's home destroyed

The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified, shooter still loose

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


More arrests in alcohol, tobacco fraud ring

The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hensler completes impaired-driving enforcement course

Corporal Scott Hensler of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired-driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Shooting victim critical

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile home park on Wilder Road.

July 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Sheriff's academy for Liberty residents

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office will host another 10-week Citizen's Academy beginning Aug.6.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Police probing Walthourville shooting

Authorities are investigating how a man was shot in Walthourville Monday night, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden.

July 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Ludowici earns safety grant

The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced that the city of Ludowici received a safety grant check for $6,000. The funds will be used to purchase helmets, gloves, handbooks, manuals and radio systems.

July 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 14

June 26: Simple battery - An officer was called to a disturbance on Deer Trail Lane in Midway. The complainant said her friend came over drunk at 6:30 a.m. They hung out all day until the friend wanted the complainant to get off the phone and go for a walk with her. The complainant said no, which made the friend mad, and she began swinging at her.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters for July 11

June 28: Criminal trespass - An officer responded at Ballard Drive in reference to two unidentified men knocking on the complainant's door.

July 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three structure fires on 16 hours

Between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, three structure fires were reported in Liberty and Long counties. No one was injured, but 10 area residents now are without homes. The blazes appear to be unrelated.

July 11, 2014 | By Lewis Levine and Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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