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Million dollar arson draws $15,000 reward

The state of Georgia Arson Control Unit along with the owner of Oliver's Bushhogging Company are offering a combined $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the destruction of company equipment a few weeks ago on the Devendorf's property in Midway.

January 03, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Dec. 19

Suspicious activity

January 03, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


HFD names its first senior firefighter

Hinesville Fire Department promoted John Hass as their first senior firefighter this past month, and the newly created position brings with it a lot of responsibility.

January 03, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County sheriff on prisons board

ATLANTA - Governor Sonny Perdue recently announced the following executive appointment to the Board of Corrections:

January 01, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County woman still missing

Authorities are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Deborah Gail Moody, 42, of Long County, who has been missing for about 10 days.

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


Rape crisis center seeks volunteers

The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire is looking for volunteers in Liberty County. Become a member of the SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) at Winn Army Hospital and Liberty Regional Medical Center. Counsel victims on the 24-hour crisis line during a four to six-hour shift. The calls are forwarded to your own phone so that you can volunteer from the privacy of your own home.

December 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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


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Long deputy completes training

FORSYTH - Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff's Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff adds, promotes personnel

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Chief Deputy Jon Long and jail administrator Jeff Hein officiated the swearing-in ceremony for several new deputies Wednesday morning at the Liberty County Justice Center.

September 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Ludowici thefts raise concerns, LPD gets new car

The Ludowici Police Department recently added another police car to its fleet.

September 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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