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HPD’s Safe Kids Day set for Saturday

Parents and children are invited to Bradwell Park on Saturday for the annual Safe Kids Day event geared toward educating parents and children on safety measures.

May 05, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Court martial takes recess

An Army judge has ordered a recess in the court-martial of a Fort Stewart sergeant charged with murder in the 2008 slayings of a superior and a fellow U.S. soldier in Iraq.

May 04, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Fire destroys deserted Long Co. home

A deserted old home on Rye Patch Road burned to the ground Saturday, and the blaze reignited Sunday but was extinguished by Long County firefighters.

May 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Fort Stewart tightens security

Security at Fort Stewart's gates has been tightened following a directive sent out by the Department of Defense.

May 03, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department crime reports

April 22

May 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Forestry meeting on wildfires

In response to an unusually severe wildfire season, the Georgia Forestry Commission will host a town-hall meeting called "After the Smoke Clears" from 6-8 p.m. May 11 at the Long County High School cafeteria in Ludowici.

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


Authorities apprehend suspect after six-month search

Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi reported that Thomas Darnell Jefferson, who had been on the run for several months, was apprehended April 21.

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


Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 18

April 30, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Best things: Pack for emergency

With severe storms and tornadoes ravaging the Southeast and hurricane season just around the corner, American Red Cross Program Coordinator Mark Hunt of the Savannah Chapter's Liberty branch offered his input on five categories of items that should be included in every disaster-preparedness kit.

April 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fire leaves 13 homeless

A fire in Riceboro on Wednesday afternoon left a family of five adults and eight children homeless.

April 29, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Storm does little to our area

A tornado watch that covered Liberty and Long counties was lifted at 4 p.m. yesterday and, other than brief spurts of rain, the community seems to have dodged the severe storms and tornados that claimed the lives of more than 280 people in six states throughout the Southeast, according to reports.

April 29, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Weather could still get 'nasty'

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in Liberty and Long County until 4 p.m. today. An extreme band of bad weather is moving across the southeast. This band of storm has already killed at least 202 people in six states according to reports posted by the Associated Press and cnn.com.

April 28, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Area under tornado watch

As the line of storms accompanying the front moves across Georgia our area could still see bad weather, according to the National Weather Service.

April 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 16

April 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. officials tend to wreck, fires

Chaos reigned Monday in Long County when an 18-wheeler ran off the road in Ludowici and struck two power poles, snarling traffic for two hours and cutting off electricity to parts of the city. Soon after that, two brush fires - unrelated to the wreck - broke out and agencies from neighboring areas were called in to assist.

April 27, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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GBI investigates theft of construction equipment in Liberty County

A large amount of stolen equipment has been recovered in Liberty County after a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring.

June 13, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged with murder in Walthourville shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Walthourville was charged with felony murder Friday, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

June 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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


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