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Deputies train for quick action

Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies are instructed in how to save lives through quick response by participating in a department-wide active-shooter training exercise each year. The LCSO held its training for 45-50 deputies this week at the shoot house on Fort Stewart's installation range.

March 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Burglary suspect considered dangerous

The Long County Sheriff's Office is looking for a burglary suspect who is considered armed and dangerous.

March 07, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Farm fire believed to be arson

A fire that broke out Feb. 20 at Walden Farms in Long County is believed to be a case of arson, Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi said.

March 07, 2011 | By Mike Stobbe Correspondent | Public Safety


Hazard planners discuss disaster scenarios

The Long County/Ludowici Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee met recently at the Ludowici City Hall to identify and prioritize possible disasters that could hit the area. Local emergency responders, along with other area agencies, offered input to hazard mitigation planner Kathy Flournoy.

March 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Best things: Safely burn yard debris

Georgia Forestry Commission, Ogeechee District ranger David Duke said the No. 1 cause of wildfires in Liberty County is residents unintentionally allowing their yard-debris burns to get out of hand. Duke said weather conditions have been dry lately, even with a few recent light rains, and therefore homeowners should take extra care when burning residential yard debris.

March 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Loan, grant would mean clean water

Preliminary steps have been taken to ensure residents in unincorporated areas of Liberty County have access to clean drinking water, but a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan and grant must first be approved for a rural water system to be put in place.

March 04, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Officials warn of sweepstakes scam

ATLANTA - The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection is warning consumers about a scam being perpetrated by a company calling itself American Direct Sweepstakes and Promotion Co.

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


Deputy Struffolino promoted to corporal

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Deputy Vincent Struffolino was promoted to corporal Wednesday morning in a brief ceremony with his superiors and Sheriff Steve Sikes.

March 01, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


GDOT to allow standardized road memorials

In a policy reversal, the Georgia Department of Transportation will now allow standardized signs memorializing fatal traffic accident victims to be posted along federal and state highway right of ways in Georgia.

February 28, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


GSP troopers certify to keep kids safe

Georgia State Patrol Post 11 hosted a GSP training Thursday at Lowe's in Hinesville so troopers could become certified as child passenger safety technicians and parents could be sure their child's car seats were properly installed.

February 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Residents get answers about Beulah Road work

More than a month ago, residents of Beulah Road complained to the Liberty County Commission about the poor condition of the street, which they say sometimes prevents them from getting to and from their homes.

February 22, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


HPD mourns K-9 handler

The flag outside the Hinesville police station on M.L. King Jr. Drive recently was lowered to half mast by city officials to honor Hinesville police officer and K-9 handler Cpl. Joseph M. Matthews, 50, who died Wednesday from complications following a surgical procedure.

February 21, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Area officers receive valor awards

Three of four area law enforcement officers honored Thursday by the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire said they had never fired a weapon in the line of duty until confronted by a gunman last March. They all expressed deep regret over the suspect's loss of life and said they do not consider themselves heroes; rather, they said they were simply doing their jobs.

February 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Burn victim’s condition still unknown

There was no official update Tuesday on the condition of a 6-year-old boy who sustained burns Friday night at a backyard fire where friends and family members had gathered outside of a home in the 900 block of Primrose Lane in Hinesville.

February 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Stewart soldier drowns, memorial is planned

The body of 3rd Infantry Division soldier Cpl. Catlin May was recovered Saturday, from Fort Stewart recreational pond No. 28.

February 16, 2011 | Staff report | 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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