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Rape charges reduced in plea deals

Two men originally accused of one count of rape (felony) and two counts each of child molestation agreed to plea deals in Liberty County Superior Court last Wednesday, according to county documents.

August 28, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Pre-release center staying open for now

Talk throughout Long County about the close of the Long Pre-Release Center appears to be nothing more than rumors.

August 28, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


HPD, Sheriff's blotters for Aug. 6

July 26

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Storm does minor damage near Riceboro

A powerful storm moved through Riceboro Thursday afternoon, taking branches and even entire trees down as it passed.

August 26, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan Courier intern | Public Safety


Follow the law when following buses

As the new school year starts, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety reminds motorists they soon will be sharing the road with precious cargo. And carrying that precious cargo will be convoys of big, yellow school buses.

August 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici honors

August 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Despite setbacks Long 911 progressing

LUDOWICI -- Despite the chief architect dying and the Wiregrass Communication Center being destroyed, both happening within days of each other in May, the E-911 plan for Long County still continues on.

August 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighters take search, rescue drill

The Hinesville Fire Department recently sent five firefighters to take part in a structural collapse exercise in Covington.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


State toughens up DUI law

ATLANTA -- Effective July 1, the Multiple Offender Program of the Addictive Disease Section of the Department of Human Resources has been renamed the DUI Intervention Program.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Georgia out-of-gas emergency calls jump

The number of Georgians running out of gas on the highway skyrocketed 51 percent in the first five months of 2008 compared with the same time last year, according to the Allstate Motor Club. From January through May of 2008, Georgians called the motor club for fuel delivery 298 times.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldier shoots self while 'playing' with gun

LUDOWICI -- A Fort Stewart soldier was found dead Wednesday night in front of a mobile home in what Long County Sheriff Department officials are calling an accidental self-inflicted shooting.

August 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici car fire quickly put out

LUDOWICI -- A car fire Wednesday on Cypress Street slowed traffic, but was taken care of quickly. There were and no major problems with traffic.

July 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


State patrol promotes Jon Long

Liberty County resident Jon Long, chairman of the hospital authority, has been promoted to captain in the Georgia State Patrol.

July 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Interim Emergency Management Agency director speaks to Rotary Club

Iowa's slow recovery from floods that ravaged a community near the Mississippi River comes as a solemn reminder that it is essential to prepare for natural disasters, said David L. McIntosh, acting director of the county's Emergency Management Agency. McIntosh spoke to members of the Hinesville Rotary Club and warned them that nothing is predictable during hurricane season.

July 05, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Public Safety


Lightning sparks home fire

A Hinesville woman's home was damaged by a fire that was apparently started by a bolt of lightning Sunday afternoon.

July 05, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 3: Burglary - A Fleming man told deputies that when he left his Sand Dollar Drive home at 4 p.m. one day, and returned at

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 1: Obstruction/public drunk - A Fort Stewart man told police he lost his driver's license at a local sports bar/pool hall and could not get onto Fort Stewart without it. He complained that a sheriff's deputy who was working security would not help him find his license.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Flu-related death in Glynn County

CHATHAM COUNTY – The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Area's storm watch lifted

The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warch for Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties.

February 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tag-reader credited with more arrests

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has one patrol vehicle equipped with a new device that is paying off. The Tag Reader System was key in a drug bust earlier this week on I-95.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


One killed, seven injured by train in Jesup

One member of a Savannah-based Meddin Studios film crew shooting the Greg Allman biopic, "Midnight Rider," was killed in a train accident around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Jesup, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office Investigator Joe Gardner. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel. Seven others were injured, one of whom was taken by helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where her condition is unknown.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RH ranked among safest Georgia cities

Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia's 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.

February 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart will be burning nearly 1,200 acres of underbrush in forests on the post today, according to a release from its public affairs office.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Escaped inmate caught in Texas

A former Fort Stewart soldier who escaped with a second inmate from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 17 was arrested Saturday in Texas.

February 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Ex-priest gets 7 years for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.

February 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters

Feb. 3

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Missing Midway teen found safe

Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar's missing 16-year-old daughter, Alexis Maureen Morningstar, was found safe Friday morning in a Jacksonville department store and has been returned to her mother.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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