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Fire takes home from family of six

A fire in Walthourville Friday afternoon left a family of six homeless.

March 18, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Safety seminar in Riceboro

Riceboro and the Riceboro Volunteer Fire Department will host a fire safety program on Saturday, March 15, at the youth center in Riceboro.

March 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RH teen now facing charges

The Richmond Hill teen police initially thought was kidnapped from a local motel room has been arrested by police in Orlando, Fla.

March 15, 2008 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office Blotter Feb. 29

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Blotter

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Deputies find drugs and weapons during routine stop

Reading recent headlines regarding being pulled over for having a taillight out, you'd think the criminal element would make sure all was working before hitting the road with drugs.

March 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter Feb. 28

Simple assault

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Teen abduction now called unlikely

RICHMOND HILL -- The investigation into the alleged abduction of Melinda Poole by ex-boyfriend James Randall Myers has now changed in nature, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.

March 14, 2008 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Tragic month for kids in Southeast Georgia

Fire Rescue Units in Tattnall, Toombs, and Appling counties worked triple tragedies last month.

March 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


911 turned forty

The three digit number known for saving countless lives turned 40 on Feb. 16.

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Public Safety


Long County to Have County-Wide Emergency Test via Phones

LUDOWICI - Sometime in March, the Long County-Emergency Management Agency will test the new crisis communication system.

March 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Red Cross provides relief after sugar refinery blast

Denise Register with the American Red Cross spoke at Tuesday's Rotary meeting about the work the Red Cross has done in the wake of the Imperial Sugar Refinery explosion. More than $27,000 has been donated, 913 bulk items such as Chapstick, sunscreen, and socks have been distributed, and more than 27,000 meals have been prepared. To learn more about the Red Cross, call the Savannah Chapter at (912) 651-5300 or visit www.savannahredcross.org

March 11, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Public Safety


Robbery suspected indicted

A Liberty County grand jury has handed out four true bills against Christopher Jamal Fletcher for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery and sexual assault at the Ok Cha Beauty supply store on West Oglethorpe Highway last March.

March 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Riceboro firefighters want you safe

The Riceboro and its volunteer fire department will host a fire safety program on Saturday, March 15, at the youth center.

March 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Feb. 5 wreck claims second victim

A second person has died from injuries sustained Feb. 5 in a car crash in the intersection of Bacon and Fleming roads in Hinesville.

March 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Drowning victim identified

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Keith Moran said family members have identified the man who drowned after a police chase in Flemington last Friday as Jermaine Elkins of Claxton.

March 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | 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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