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Nobles honored for long tenure

LUDOWICI - The Georgia Senate last week passed a resolution honor Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles for his service to the state.

March 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Walthourville man faces drug, endangerment charges

LUDOWICI - A Walthourville man was charged with four counts of child endangerment this past week, when he was arrested for possession of cocaine at a motel here.

March 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Assisted suicide probe reaches into Georgia

ATLANTA - A wide-ranging investigation into an alleged suicide assistance ring led to charges against four people and raids in nine states as authorities looked into how many deaths might have been involved.

Four members of the Final Exit Network were charged Wednesday with helping a 58-year-old Georgia man end his life by inhaling helium. The group assigns those seeking to end their lives a guide who instructs them to purchase two new helium tanks and a hood, known as an "exit bag," the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

February 26, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety

Ludowici stores alleged to be selling to minors

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department charged four businesses with selling alcohol to minors during an undercover sting last week.

February 25, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

These fires set intentionally

Members of Fort Stewart's Forestry Division conducted controlled burns on more than 1,000 acres of land Friday during annual prescribed burns of the fort's ranges. Fire planner David Pope said the burnings are mandated and make it safer for soldiers to train.

February 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety

Sheriff's office blotters

Jan. 26

• Making a false report/giving false information, Independence Place Drive

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety

DHR warns seniors of 2 scams

ATLANTA - As the economy continues to decline and more people struggle financially, scams are on the rise again - including the resurfacing of the "Grandma Scam."

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Meth problem hasn't hit Liberty yet

For the first time ever, the state attorney general released a nationwide and statewide study on the economic costs of methamphetamine abuse, and justice system experts said the results were staggering.

February 16, 2009 | By Laren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety

MACE probe turns up drugs, guns

MACE agents conducted a four-month undercover investigation on a house on Dunlevie Road obtaining sufficient evidence to get a search warrant on Jan. 9 . As agents approached the house several people outside ran from the area, but a man taking a nap in his car parked behind the house was caught. The house belongs to Tom and James Blagmon who, according to MACE Commander Al Cato, are well known drug dealers in the area. They were not home when the warrant was served, but agents reportedly found tools of the crime, 30 grams of suspected marijuana, five grams of suspected ...

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Daytime burglaries on rose

Eleven days after being burglarized, Crystal Vasquez said every day she still notices more and more things that were taken from her home where she lives with her 4-year-old daughter.

February 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety

Long County massage clinic closed for alleged misconduct

LUDOWICI - The Bally Massage Clinic was shutdown Saturday by the Ludowici Police Department after one of its employees allegedly offered to perform sex acts for a fee.

February 11, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety

Sugar tragedy anniversary brings responders together

Tomorrow will mark the first anniversary of a sugar dust explosion that shook the hearts and minds of people across South Georgia.

February 06, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety

Three injured in early morning fire (updated)

LUDOWICI -- Three people were injured in a fire that likely was started by a space heater in a Long County home early Thursday morning.

February 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Assistant superintendent booked for DUI

Liberty County Board of Education Assistant Superintendent for administrative services Jason M. Rogers was arrested and booked for DUI and other charges on Jan. 23.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Long health care centers burglarized

LUDOWICI - Two healthcare businesses in Long County were broken into last weekend, and the Ludowici Police Department is asking for help in finding out who committed the crime.

February 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

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Articles by Section - Public Safety

Persistent shoplifter won't leave store alone

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers include:

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

First couple throw weight behind safe driving project

ATLANTA - The Thanksgiving travel period has always been one of the busiest times on Georgia roads and because of that, the Governor's Office of ...

November 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Boles sentenced to 30 years

Candice Nicole Boles was sentenced to 30 years to serve for her part in the death of her 3-year old daughter Andraia Boles in February ...

November 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Fallen deputy was epitome of service

When Liberty County Deputy William Solomon told Sheriff Steve Sikes in 2013 that he had the chance to make a good career move, taking a ...

November 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Former Liberty County deputy dies from injuries in March accident

Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon has died of injuries he sustained after being struck by a tractor-trailer in March while directing traffic by the ...

November 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

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 ...

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 | Public Safety

Police recognize alleged counterfeiter on video

Reports recently filed by the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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