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Imagine hurricane making landfall on Georgia

Imagine a hurricane making landfall near Georgia's coastline – pushing a surge of water through Georgia's coastal communities and further inland, causing flooding as the storm moves across the state. It has spawned tornadoes, and high winds have blown down trees and power lines causing power outages.

June 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Hinesville OKs safety grant applications

In a called meeting Thursday, the Hinesville City Council approved grant applications to the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, applying for funding to buy equipment for the city's fire and police departments.

May 31, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety

Long County man accused of molesting child

A man has been charged with child molestation and simple battery by the Long County Sheriff's Department.

May 29, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Don't become statistic over holiday

ATLANTA - The 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period begins Friday evening and the Georgia State Patrol will be watching for impaired drivers and other traffic violations that could potentially cause a traffic crash.

May 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Hurricane season on the horizon

With a new hurricane season approaching, new changes for how and when warnings are issued as well as new assessments of Liberty County's hurricane-prone coastline will affect how residents prepare for storm-related circumstances. Hurricane season began earlier this month, with peak activity expected between September and October.

May 21, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety

Buckle up or pay the Price

With the school year coming to an end, Memorial Day weekend approaching and summer festivities about to kick into high gear, officials at the Governor's Office of Highway Safety say they want people to be safe in their travels.

May 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Emergency personnel complete training

Thirty-five firefighters and emergency personnel from 10 regional agencies completed a search and rescue course through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency last month. The 14-hour course was conducted in Riceboro at the Coastal EMC on April 17-18.

May 21, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety

Walthourville home hit by gunfire

A Walthourville home was fired on early Sunday morning, and a bullet missed a sleeping child by inches. According to Liberty County Sheriff's Det. Brian Barnes, the shooting happened just before 2 a.m. in the 100 block of Sabreena Circle. A mother and her two toddlers were asleep in the home, Barnes said. Someone fired five times with a 9 mm automatic handgun. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Couirer.

May 19, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Wiregrass E-911 center opens

May 17, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Drug court celebrates first year

In celebration of National Drug Court Month, the Liberty County drug court had a ceremony Monday morning at the Liberty County Courthouse. The Honorable Judge D. Jay Stewart presided.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Community marks Safe Kids Day

Safe Kids Day in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park last Saturday stressed the importance of safety to school-aged children and educated the community with games, demonstrations and other activities.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Bikers remind to use caution during safety month

May is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's motorcycle safety month, and transportation officials are reminding riders to stay safe while enjoying their rides.

May 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Elderly Bryan County man still missing

Authorities are still seeking an 82-year-old Ellabell man with Alzheimer's disease who has been missing since Thursday.

May 12, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety

Terry Bernard named to pardons board

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed two members to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, clearing the way for executions and clemency hearings to continue.

Perdue appointed Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Albert Murray and Republican state Rep. Terry Barnard to the five-member clemency panel. He is also recommending that current pardons board member Garland Hunt take Murray's former job.

May 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Public Safety

Man on trial for girlfriend's death

Attorneys made opening statements Thursday morning in the murder trial of Richard Geiger, who is charged in the March 2007 death of his girlfriend, Rosie Smith, in her Raintree Apartment on Saunders Avenue.

May 07, 2010 | | Public Safety

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Sued hotel has new owner, management

A Flemington hotel that was recently sued in connection with the October death of a rapper is under new ownership and management.

September 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Hinesville man dies in SC wreck

A Hinesville man died in a single-vehicle wreck shortly before noon Monday in South Carolina, authorities said.

September 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Vandals target Liberty County subdivision

Liberty County's Woodland Lakes subdivision recently was the target of vandals when homes, vehicles and signs were spray-painted with alleged gang graffiti.

September 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Woman believes mother, boyfriend stole debit card

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

September 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

18 arrested in Long County drug sweep

The Long County Sheriff's Office joined several other area law-enforcement agencies Sept. 4 to make a sweep in the western part of Long County ...

September 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

New Long County fire chief will still be Hinesville firefighter

In a specially called meeting Thursday, the Long County Board of Commissioners hired Hinesville firefighter Chris Moss as the new part-time fire chief in a ...

September 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Fire destroys eastern Liberty County home

A Friday-morning fire destroyed a home in eastern Liberty County.

September 18, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

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