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Storm does minor damage near Riceboro

A powerful storm moved through Riceboro Thursday afternoon, taking branches and even entire trees down as it passed.

August 26, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan Courier intern | Public Safety


Follow the law when following buses

As the new school year starts, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety reminds motorists they soon will be sharing the road with precious cargo. And carrying that precious cargo will be convoys of big, yellow school buses.

August 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici honors

August 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Despite setbacks Long 911 progressing

LUDOWICI -- Despite the chief architect dying and the Wiregrass Communication Center being destroyed, both happening within days of each other in May, the E-911 plan for Long County still continues on.

August 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighters take search, rescue drill

The Hinesville Fire Department recently sent five firefighters to take part in a structural collapse exercise in Covington.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


State toughens up DUI law

ATLANTA -- Effective July 1, the Multiple Offender Program of the Addictive Disease Section of the Department of Human Resources has been renamed the DUI Intervention Program.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Georgia out-of-gas emergency calls jump

The number of Georgians running out of gas on the highway skyrocketed 51 percent in the first five months of 2008 compared with the same time last year, according to the Allstate Motor Club. From January through May of 2008, Georgians called the motor club for fuel delivery 298 times.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldier shoots self while 'playing' with gun

LUDOWICI -- A Fort Stewart soldier was found dead Wednesday night in front of a mobile home in what Long County Sheriff Department officials are calling an accidental self-inflicted shooting.

August 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici car fire quickly put out

LUDOWICI -- A car fire Wednesday on Cypress Street slowed traffic, but was taken care of quickly. There were and no major problems with traffic.

July 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


State patrol promotes Jon Long

Liberty County resident Jon Long, chairman of the hospital authority, has been promoted to captain in the Georgia State Patrol.

July 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Interim Emergency Management Agency director speaks to Rotary Club

Iowa's slow recovery from floods that ravaged a community near the Mississippi River comes as a solemn reminder that it is essential to prepare for natural disasters, said David L. McIntosh, acting director of the county's Emergency Management Agency. McIntosh spoke to members of the Hinesville Rotary Club and warned them that nothing is predictable during hurricane season.

July 05, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Public Safety


Lightning sparks home fire

A Hinesville woman's home was damaged by a fire that was apparently started by a bolt of lightning Sunday afternoon.

July 05, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Five "Ds" of prevention can protect against mosquito-borne diseases

Summer is here and so is prime mosquito season. It's important to remember that mosquitoes can be more than just bothersome pests; they can also carry potentially dangerous viruses such as West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus. Both WNV and EEEV are transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes and can cause serious illness.

July 04, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Health and fire safety advocates stress fireworks safety

Urging the public to stay away from what they say is an extremely dangerous product, national health and fire safety advocates joined District of Columbia fire officials at a press conference today to denounce the use of consumer fireworks and launch new public service announcements in advance of the 4th of July holiday.

July 04, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Experts offer tips for preparing for hurricane season

WASHINGTON - Hurricane season officially began June 1, and people across the country are gearing up for another season of strong winds, torrential rains, hail and flying debris.

July 03, 2008 | By Meghan Vittrup American Forces Press Service | Public Safety


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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


Middle school student reports being followed

A Snelson-Golden Middle School student told authorities on Monday that she was followed by man driving a white van.

March 28, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Police: Toddler got loaded gun off nightstand

A Hinesville woman was shot and wounded by her 2-year-old son early Wednesday morning. According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Scott Mercer, he and several officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting in the 100 block of Deann Drive.

March 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Area man charged with child molestation

DARIEN - A band instructor and youth minister is facing child-molestation charges in Glynn County.

March 28, 2014 | By Don Logana WTOC news | Public Safety


Bomb hoax spurs eatery evacuation

McDonald's on E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville was evacuated early Thursday afternoon when several restaurant patrons spotted a suspicious device in the restroom and reported it to the manager.

March 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville woman shot by 2-year-old

A Hinesville woman was shot and wounded by her 2-year-old son early Wednesday morning. According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Scott Mercer, he and several officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting in the 100 block of Deann Drive. When Mercer arrived, he found the woman sitting in the front doorway, crying for help. Once the residence was cleared, Mercer administered first aid to the woman until emergency medical personnel arrived. Meanwhile, HPD Officer Ivan Saez found the woman's daughter and son inside the home.

March 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Mail, phone scams plague area

The Long County Sheriff's Office wants to get the word out that job seekers who are looking to work from home are falling prey to an ongoing mail-fraud scam.

March 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 26

March 1: Child molestation - A Flemington woman filed a complaint with the Liberty County Sherriff's Office that her ex-husband had molested their 8-year-old son. The 50-year-old Richmond Hill man reportedly picked up their son Feb. 28 to take him to the Jacksonville Zoo. The boy told his mother his dad stopped first to get a bottle of vodka. Before going to the zoo on Saturday, they stayed at a motel in Jacksonville that only had one bed. He said his father was drinking that night and that he touched him under his clothes in the front and back of ...

March 26, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Truck wreck results in beer spill

Two tractor-trailers collided about 7 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 95, near mile marker 47, in McIntosh County, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Lyle Thurmond.

March 25, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Court-martial update: Witnesses start

The court martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui began today at Fort Stewart with Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass presiding.

March 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


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