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OSHA: Riceboro lumber mill ‘repeatedly’ exposes workers to hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Interstate Resources Inc., doing business as RB Lumber LLC, for repeat safety violations.

October 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Police cruiser in wreck, officer not injured

A Hinesville Police Department traffic accident investigator was struck head-on after a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon.

October 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Woman who died in Liberty County wreck identified

A woman was killed Monday evening in a single-vehicle accident on Leroy Coffer Highway near Luke Road in Liberty County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Opinions sought on hazardous mitigation plan

Public input is needed to update the Liberty County Hazard Mitigation Plan during a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Liberty County Courthouse Annex board room.

October 19, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety

Indictments range from child molestation to speeding

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

October 19, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Update: More details on child-porn suspects

A Department of Defense educator and U.S. Army captain have been snared as part of a statewide child-pornography investigation, authorities said.

October 17, 2015 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety

Hinesville man arrested in statewide child-porn investigation

Eighteen people, including a Hinesville man, were arrested and charged with crimes related to possession, production, or distribution of images of child pornography after a three-month statewide investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit and the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

October 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Man arrested for alleged assault on mother

At least three cars recently were keyed at the Long County Recreation Department, according to Director Henry Strickland.

October 15, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Crash victim identified as soldier

The man killed in a vehicle accident in Savannah on Sunday has been identified as Spc. Christopher M. Lewis, 23, of San Antonio, Texas.

October 14, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Exhaust pollution leads to tickets

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 14, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Carolina floods remind Georgians to be prepared

In light of the recent storms that have impacted the state of South Carolina, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security, or GEMA/HS, reminds all Georgians that disasters can strike at any time. South Carolina's terrain is similar to Georgia's, and areas of our state have the same risk of flooding. As we've seen, you don't have to live near the water to feel the effects of a major storm.

October 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Hinesville church goes through active-shooter training

The fatal shooting of nine church members in a Charleston, South Carolina church in June has prompted church members in Hinesville's Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church to take action to ensure something similar doesn't happen here.

October 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Correction, update on bank robbery

Editor's note: The suspect in the Oct. 2 robbery of the Ameris Bank on Gen. Screven Way was identified by police as Fleming native Joseph Futch. An article on page 3B on Oct. 4 listed an incorrect surname.

October 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Ga. Driver Services, Revenue departments warn of email scam

The Georgia Department of Driver Services and the Georgia Department of Revenue are warning the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driver's license details or face license suspension. The e-mail, which claims to have been sent from the Department of Motor Vehicles, appears to be a common phishing scam designed to steal personal information from recipients. Information collected may be used by Internet criminals to commit identity theft.

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Tips for Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is a great time to get your house prepared for fire prevention. Agent Lynn Bennett of The Bennett Agency would like to remind Liberty Countians that Fire Prevention Week is this week, through Saturday. Fire Prevention Day is Friday.

October 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

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4 vehicles collide in Ludowici; 2 taken to hospital

A four-vehicle wreck in Ludowici resulted in two being taken to the hospital Friday afternoon.

January 30, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety

Car strikes pedestrian on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville

A Hinesville man was struck by a vehicle and injured Friday night on West Oglethorpe Highway, police said.

January 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

City gets help with emergency equipment

Hinesville participates in the Georgia Municipal Association's workers compensation and Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency property and liability programs, which recently reimburse city departments ...

January 28, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety

Man dies after being shot at his Walthourville home

When an argument on the front steps of a mobile home turned into a fatal shooting Monday morning, it marked the first homicide in Walthourville ...

January 26, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Semi runs off road, catches fire; driver dies

Authorities are on hand of a fatal accident in Wayne County involving a tractor trailer.

January 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Public Safety

Update: Authorities say threat unfounded

A threat against Midway Middle School today was deemed by authorities to be unfounded.

January 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety

Walthourville Police investigating shooting fatality

Walthourville Police Department and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that resulted in a fatality. The incident occurred roughly 40 minutes ...

January 25, 2016 | Lewis Levine /Patty Leon | Public Safety

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