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Home burglarized while family at funeral

A Hinesville family suffered two tragedies recently - the death of a loved one and the burglary of their home while they were away for the funeral.

December 29, 2007 | By Sonya Campbell-Kurth Editor | Public Safety


Red Cross seeking donations

ATLANTA - The American Red Cross and blood donors share a singular mission: to make sure that blood is available where it is needed, when it is needed.

December 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Jesup woman drowns in Long County

Judy Carol Yonkosky, 37, of Jesup drowned at about 1 a.m. Friday while swimming in the Altamaha River in Long County, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Det. Ty Smith.

December 29, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


EMAP honors GEMA

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency recently received a major distinction from the national Emergency Management Accreditation Program.

December 29, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


Wayne Prison honors retirees

Warden James L. Lanier and the staff of Wayne State Prison recently honored the 2007 Georgia Department of Corrections retirees. A dinner and recognition service was hosted Nov. 15 in the chapel at the Wayne State Prison.

December 29, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Variety of factors kept storm season calm

Cooler water and wind shear in the central tropical Atlantic resulted in this season not being above average as predicted by the Colorado State University hurricane forecast team.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Treat drought like other disasters

ATLANTA - Georgia's Drought Response Unified Command recommends Georgia families treat the drought like all potential disasters and emergencies. Georgians should always be prepared with a disaster supply kit, including a three-day supply of food and water as well as a first aid kit, a radio, batteries and any necessary medication.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Dec. 12

Theft by taking (teeth)

December 27, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Dry conditions pose dangers

This vehicle caught fire Dec. 6 after someone using a burn barrel failed to properly extinguish the fire.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County getting more dry hydrants

"We currently have dry hydrants, but we still need to purchase the PVC pipe to install them and get them installed", said Code Enforcement officer John Bradley during the Long County Commission meeting Dec. 4.

December 27, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County woman missing a week

LUDOWICI -- A Long County woman, reported missing Monday after nearly a week since she was last seen, was still missing as of Tuesday evening.

December 26, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Escaped jail trusty caught

A fugitive from the Georgia Department of Corrections was apprehended without incident around 10:40 p.m. Thursday.

December 22, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 5

Nov. 13

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bug helped run truck into river

All Gordon Clark wanted to do was capture the scenic Georgia coastline in photographs from his pickup while parked near a boat ramp in South Newport.

December 20, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Away for holidays: Tips to prevent burglaries

With many people away, visiting friends, or just out of the house for holiday shopping, burglars will have countless good prospects. Experts agree that it is a very vulnerable time for homeowners.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | 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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