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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


Soldiers help save motorcyclist after crash

Soldiers helped save a man's life after a traffic accident in Hinesville Wednesday night.

June 28, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter June 11

Hinesville police Blotters

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office blotter June 10

Liberty County Sheriff Blotter

June 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter June 5

Hinesville Police Blotter

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two hospitalized in Smiley Cross Roads wreck

A truck and a car were involved in an accident Tuesday at Smiley Cross Roads in Long County resulting in two being injured.

June 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Storms ahead, prepare today

Hurricane season has just begun, but it's not too late to prepare for a disastrous storm. According to Ready Georgia, an emergency preparedness campaign from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), preparing your home and family can be done quickly and easily, ensuring you have the resources needed to survive a hurricane for at least three days until help can arrive.

June 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long County participates in statewide hurricane drill

Last Tuesday and Wednesday, several Long County Emergency First Responders took part in Hurrex 2008, a statewide hurricane drill.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


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Ludowici hires new police chief

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday formally hired James Steiner as the new police chief. He had been serving as the interim chief since January.

April 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


EMA/911 host open house

Several families took the time to learn more about their county emergency services by touring the Liberty County EMA office and 911 call center during an open house Wednesday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Shot fired into home, man injured fleeing

One man was injured when he was trying not to get hit by multiple gunshots fired at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville this morning.

April 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Girl hit by car outside birthday party

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

April 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 11

March 9: Arrest with a warrant - A male passenger was placed under arrest when a check of his license showed he had an outstanding warrant. The man had failed to appear in court in Chatham County.

April 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


AARP holding safe-drivers class Wednesday

AARP will hold a safe-drivers class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Grace Christian Church on Highway 84.

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 9

March 7: • Aggravated cruelty to animals - A distraught grandfather reported that someone had shot his granddaughter's 15-month old Labrador retriever. The incident took place on John Wells Road.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Stabbing suspect pleads guilty

Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.

April 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Severe storm warning issued for area

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Liberty and Long counties, on top of our existing tornado watch.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff, BoE train for school safety

Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, whose office recently completed active-shooter training. The training, with the assistance of Global Tactical Training Group and the Midway Police Department, included all certified deputies and consisted of building entries, room entries and rappelling techniques.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for April 7

March 9: • Theft by taking: A Gause Street woman told police someone took two truck tires from her yard. The woman said she noticed the tires were missing when she returned home from a funeral. She told police a neighbor said he had spotted the tires in the back of a man's pickup when riding his bike through the neighborhood.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Drug bust nets $135,000 in cash

The Long County Sheriff's Office, in a joint effort with other law enforcement agencies, recently made two drug busts, obtaining cash and drugs with a street value of more than $150,000.

April 07, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty Prom Promise has serious message

Convicted felon Adam Cochrane told Liberty County High School students Thursday during a prom-promise that the choices one makes are like ripples on a pond - they leave behind consequences that affect others. Cochrane, a Bradwell Institute graduate, said his choosing to drink and drive one night in 2004 cost three people their lives.

April 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Disgruntled soldiers get life sentences for murders

Two members of the Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia pleaded guilty Thursday at the Long County Courthouse to the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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


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