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Fire closes Highway 196 temporarily

Despite weekend efforts by Georgia Forestry rangers to control a fire that has been burning in a peat moss bog near Ga. Highway 196 since Tuesday, a thick plume of smoke blanketed the heavily used road, bringing visibility to zero at times and prompting officials to temporarily close the highway.

July 06, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Buzz off: Combat summer pests

For more than 30 years, Jack Vereen has worked to "fight the bite."

July 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety

Brush fire flares up from peat

A fire that had smoldered in a peat bog since Tuesday became a major brush fire Friday in Hinesville.

July 05, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Firefighters find 339 sticks of dynamite

WAYCROSS - Firefighters battling a massive wildfire in South Georgia discovered 339 sticks of dynamite, and a U.S. Army bomb squad from Fort Stewart was called to detonate the explosives.

July 02, 2011 | The Associated Press | Public Safety

Region’s fires continue to pose risk

Where's the fire?

July 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety

HPD blotter

June 23: A church on Gen. Stewart Way reported checks from its assistance fund had been forged for a total amount of $1,975.

June 30, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Downtown tree lost to lightning

A member of Rogers Tree Service's crew takes down limbs from a large willow oak tree Tuesday morning in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park. A portion of the park near the tree had been closed to the public as a safety precaution after the tree was struck by lightning last week. Liberty County Extension Coordinator Robert Bell and an arborist assessed the tree and advised the city to take it down because the structural integrity of the top of the tree had been compromised.

June 29, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Public Safety

Second arrest made in Long machete case

A second arrest has been made in last week's case in which a homeowner used a machete to stop a man from burglarizing his home.

June 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety

Suspect in string of robberies arrested

Dublin police have apprehended a Savannah resident believed to be responsible for eight robberies between Athens and Orange Park, Fla., including one in Midway and one in Richmond Hill, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.

June 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Dept. blotter

June 17

June 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

LCSO’s Jenkins promoted to captain

Liberty County Sheriff's Office in-house instructor Keith Jenkins was promoted to captain Friday as part of a department-wide restructuring. LCSO Sheriff Steve Sikes said Jenkins will oversee the department's revamped, more intensive training program.

June 27, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 16: A Pineview resident reported a burglary in which $100 in cash was taken. The victim told police her neighbor spotted a former acquaintance of the victim's on the property, and the victim told police she believed the former acquaintance also had been stealing cigarette butts from her front porch for several weeks.

June 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Man thwarts break-in, nabs suspect

A Long County man thwarted a home invasion in progress Tuesday and detained an intruder at his residence in the Burnt Pines subdivision.

June 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Judd denied bond, considered flight risk

Christiane Judd, the former operator of Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Long County, appeared Tuesday morning before Long County Magistrate Judge Marie Middleton for a 10-minute hearing.

June 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 10: Officers charged two men with marijuana possession and possession with intent after attempting to stop a vehicle on Gen. Screven Way for a center-lane violation. Before pulling over, one of the vehicle's passengers threw a suspicious item out of the window and then bailed out of the vehicle and ran. The man was found down the street hiding on a porch and was arrested without further incident. He was found carrying marijuana and the discarded item also was determined to be marijuana. More contraband was found in another passenger's possession.

June 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

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Liberty EMA briefing on Hurricane Matthew

October 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Decisions expected soon as hurricane approaches

The National Hurricane Center is still saying it is unclear what impact Hurricane Matthew will have on the East Coast of the United States.

October 05, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

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