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Appreciation cookout draws statewide firefighters

Firefighters throughout the state attended a Firefighter Appreciation Cookout on Oct. 11, organized by the Ware County Commissioners and hosted by Wayne Dasher.

November 01, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ceremony honors Georgia heroes

FORSYTH - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the recipients of the Governor's Public Safety Awards during a ceremony in Forsyth, recognizing 13 public safety professionals for acts of heroism and six for contributions to the profession.

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


Remains of fire victims still unidentified

The bodies of three people discovered in the smoldering rubble of an early morning fire Oct 4, have yet to be positively identified.

October 27, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


MACE story correction

In Wednesday's edition of the Coastal Courier, it was erroneously reported in a MACE drug task force story that 402 illegally obtained Darvocets where found inside Rebecca Flood's public housing residence. The drugs were confiscated from another location and not her current residence in the 400 block of Gassaway Street, Hinesville. The Courier regrets the error.

October 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter for Oct. 12

Disorderly conduct

October 27, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


MACE agents crack down on drugs

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force continues its battle to keep drugs and illegal prescriptions out of the hands of children.

October 25, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


MACE task force seizes $450,000 worth in September

August 2007

October 25, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Heart attack kills driver, wreck knocks out utilities

Authorities said a 48-year-old Midway man, who was employed as a trucker at Lyons Trucking in Richmond Hill, died after suffering an apparent heart attack Tuesday while traveling southbound on Highway 17, inside Bryan County.

October 24, 2007 | Staff reports | Public Safety


Smith accuser arrested

A man who accused Hinesville mayoral candidate Sampie Smith of having a gun at his side during a verbal altercation in June has been arrested.

October 23, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Children's fingerprinting offered

Time and information is critical when a child is missing, that's why SIP Kids has teamed up with Liberty Chrysler Dodge Jeep to provide parents with FBI quality digital fingerprints and photographs of their children - free of charge.

October 23, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Cause of fire likely to remain a mystery

"We will never know what the actual cause of the fire is," Liberty County Fire Coordinator and arson investigator James Ashdown said when questioned about the cause of an afternoon fire Sept. 23, at the Oglethorpe home of Dorothy Hines.

October 23, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Department blotter for Oct. 5

Disorderly conduct

October 20, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County Sheriff's blotter for Oct. 5

First-degree arson

October 20, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman indicted for trying to burn family

The following cases were brought before the newly empanelled grand jury:

October 18, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Motorcycle, SUV crash kills local man

A 58-year-old Hinesville man died Monday after his motorcycle collided with a sports utility vehicle during mid-morning traffic.

October 18, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | 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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