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Arson board offers holiday fire-safety tips

Keep the appropriate fire safety tips handy while preparing for the holiday season this year. Agent Tico Brown of Country Financial and the Georgia Arson Control Board urge residents of Liberty County to keep safety in mind when decorating their homes for the holidays. Brown offers the following tips:

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Loaded gun found on side of road in Ludowici

A trash-pickup effort held in Ludowici picked up more than just trash on Nov. 7. A loaded pistol also was found.

November 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Sheriff's academy teaches 10 about LCSO

Ten Liberty County residents learned about the Liberty County Sheriff's Office during the 10-week Citizens Academy. They graduated from the class Nov. 4.

November 13, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman charged with beating up son

The Ludowici Police Department recently made two arrests, and Chief Robert Poppell answered questions regarding prison work details.

November 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Could Kate be last gasp of hurricane season

Tropical Storm Kate will bring strong winds and rough seas in the area from the Southeast Coast to Bermuda into Wednesday.

November 10, 2015 | By Kristine Pydynowski Senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.com | Public Safety


Drive-through flu clinic Nov. 17

The Liberty County Health Department will host a drive-through flu-vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Shuman Recreation Center, 800 Tupelo Trail (behind the health department) in Hinesville.

November 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Police recognize alleged counterfeiter on video

Reports recently filed by the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Midway man charged with murder

The suspect in a shooting in which the victim later died now faces a charge of malice murder, according to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Chris Reed.

November 05, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI: Man shot in Long County home by resident who didn't know he was there

A resident who lives in the Long County home where a man's body was found early Wednesday shot him, not previously aware that the man was in the home, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

November 05, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Long County shooting victim identified

A man's body was found at a home early Wednesday morning in a home on Taylor Creek Spur Northeast in unincorporated Long County, Sheriff Craig Nobles said.

November 04, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Liberty County prison re-entry group gives Ga. officials an update

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's paper. The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless was recently given the Re-entry Partnership Housing Award from the state Community Affairs and Community Supervision departments. The funding was incorrectly stated in a front-page article Wednesday concerning the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition.

November 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


3rd ID soldier dies in boating accident

The man whose body was recovered Monday after a weekend boating accident on the Savannah River was a 3rd Infantry Division soldier, according to the Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office.

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


No drugs found in search at Bradwell

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

November 03, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Authorities: Man leads police on high-speed chase — with 2 small children as passengers

A high-speed chase that began in Liberty County ended up in Tattnall County, and to the officers' surprise, two children were found in the back seat.

November 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County shooting victim dies

A man has died from complications stemming from a shooting last month in Liberty County.

November 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Woman arrested for New and Not fire

A 28-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a fire Sunday that damaged the New and Not Shop in Hinesville.

September 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bus driver arrested for DUI on her way to get kids

A Long County school bus driver was arrested for DUI shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday while on her way to pick up students, according ...

September 27, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Obstinate suspect shows police work

The following incidents are taken from recent Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 22, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Family burned out of home identified

A Hinesville family of five was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.

September 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man pleads, sentenced for armed standoff

A Flemington man involved in an armed stand-off with police in October 2013 entered into a plea agreement in Liberty County Superior Court Monday.

September 21, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Monday night fire damage home

A Hinesville family was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.

September 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged hit-and-run driver granted bond

The driver charged in the hit-and-run death of Midway native Ethan Pringle has been granted bond in Jasper County, South Carolina, Superior Court.

September 19, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Rain only expected from tropical storm

Coastal Georgia could get as much as seven inches of rain by Friday from the quickly-risen Tropical Storm Julia.

September 14, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bus slides off road; no injuries

The back tires of a school bus from Joseph Martin Elementary School, carrying students slid into a ditch Tuesday afternoon.

September 13, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Rincon man charged for fatal hit-and-run

The man allegedly responsible for the hit-and-run death of Midway resident Ethan Pringle, 26, has been arrested, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl ...

September 13, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


More than $30,000 missing from account

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 12, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Midway man dies after hit-and-run

A Midway man, Ethan Pringle, 26, was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern.

September 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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