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Tips to reduce damage from high winds

ATLANTA -- The recent tornadoes that struck Georgia came with little notice. Taking precautions long before storm clouds form is the best answer for minimizing damage from such foul weather.

May 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Boy sustains minor injuries when bike, truck collide

Last Thursday, a bicycle and truck collided on Smiley Road in Long County. No serious injuries were reported.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Law enforcement appreciation cookout draws crowd

GLENNVILLE - The 21st annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond on Highway 196 April 20 drew an estimated 3,000 people from all over the state.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


District gets new federal judge

WASHINGTON - The Senate, last week, confirmed an Augusta attorney as the next judge for the federal court's Southern District of Georgia.

May 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Invest an hour, save three days

In the wake of the devastating tornadoes that hit Georgia in March, it has become clear that citizens need to be prepared for such unexpected emergencies.

May 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Drug bust exposes possible prostitution ring

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, known for drug busts, added a crime specialty during a March 28 raid at a local motel.

May 01, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter April 15

Suspicious activity

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Law hunts shooting suspect

The Liberty County Sheriff's Department asking for help capturing a suspect in the shooting of two people in Riceboro last month.

April 29, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter April 10

Harassing communication

April 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Volunteers learn best ways to free crash victims

Area personnel completed a Georgia Emergency Management Agency crash victim extrication course at Lake George Fire Department

April 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Police recruits sworn in

April 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff deputies busy with drug busts

Deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff's Department closed out March with a spurt of drug busts.

April 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office blotter April 8

March 11

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Cases moving closer to trial dates

Several cases pending in the Liberty County Superior Court are moving forward as they are moved from the criminal plea calendar to the trial calendar beginning April 21.

April 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Dog bite draws complaint from father in Long County

LUDOWICI -- Scott Griffin met with Long County Board of Health Chairman Randy Wilson on March 26 to complain about how his son being bitten by a dog was handled.

April 18, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


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Stabbing suspect pleads guilty

Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.

April 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Severe storm warning issued for area

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Liberty and Long counties, on top of our existing tornado watch.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff, BoE train for school safety

Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, whose office recently completed active-shooter training. The training, with the assistance of Global Tactical Training Group and the Midway Police Department, included all certified deputies and consisted of building entries, room entries and rappelling techniques.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for April 7

March 9: • Theft by taking: A Gause Street woman told police someone took two truck tires from her yard. The woman said she noticed the tires were missing when she returned home from a funeral. She told police a neighbor said he had spotted the tires in the back of a man's pickup when riding his bike through the neighborhood.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Drug bust nets $135,000 in cash

The Long County Sheriff's Office, in a joint effort with other law enforcement agencies, recently made two drug busts, obtaining cash and drugs with a street value of more than $150,000.

April 07, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty Prom Promise has serious message

Convicted felon Adam Cochrane told Liberty County High School students Thursday during a prom-promise that the choices one makes are like ripples on a pond - they leave behind consequences that affect others. Cochrane, a Bradwell Institute graduate, said his choosing to drink and drive one night in 2004 cost three people their lives.

April 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Disgruntled soldiers get life sentences for murders

Two members of the Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia pleaded guilty Thursday at the Long County Courthouse to the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Truck driver charged after wreck

Michael Bullard, the Blackshear truck driver involved in a vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital last week, has been arrested and charged with four traffic violations.

April 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Peden, Salmon admit guilt in murders

Christopher Salmon and Anthony Peden, accused members of the F.E.A.R. militia, appeared in Long County court this morning and pleaded guilty in negotiated deals worked out with the state, according to prosecutor Isabel Pauley. They had been facing charges in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Prom Promise warns students of risks

Teens think they're invincible, that they'll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.

April 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Alleged Sand Hill thief found in Florida

Susan M. Lash, 31, was arrested March 21 by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


FEAR militia suspects due in court Thusrday

Murder suspects Anthony Peden and Christopher Salmon will be in court Thursday in Long County. The two are scheduled to go before Judge Robert Russell III at 9 a.m. regarding their involvement in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 31

March 4: Criminal trespass - Someone used a brick to break open the back window of an office at the historic Dorchester Academy in Midway. The museum director said nothing appeared to be missing except for her office calculator, which was found outside the window.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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