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Grant to increase safety seats for kids

The Liberty County Health Department has won a grant from the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health to distribute automobile child restraints and educational information to eligible parents.

January 31, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Kingston honors area firefighters

This area's U.S. representative, Jack Kingston (R-Savannah), had a gift for local firefighters and emergency service agencies during a stop in Midway Thursday.

January 31, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


Cycle rider injured in crash

A Hinesville man received minor injuries when he crashed his motorcycle into a culvert retaining wall Monday afternoon.

January 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Four blood types at less than a day's supply

ATLANTA - The winter is a difficult time of year for blood donations. With less than two weeks into the new year, the American Red Cross is already facing shortages of several blood types.

January 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


New deputies sworn in

January 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Parent-teen driving contract could save lives

ATLANTA - Throughout the dangerous holiday driving season, hundreds of teen drivers will be involved in automobile accidents.

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


Locals react to reports of child deaths

As the search for the bodies of four children continues in Alabama, the people who live in the Victory Village MHP in Hinesville were reacting to the news that a former neighbor, Lam Luong, had confessed to throwing the youngsters off a bridge in Bayou Batre.

January 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Jan. 11

Battery

January 26, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man accused to killing 4 children linked to Hinesville

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (AP) _ Authorities searched coastal waters Wednesday for the bodies of four young children believed to have been thrown off a bridge by their father in a dispute with his wife.

January 24, 2008 | By Garry Mitchell Associated Press Writer | Public Safety


Copper theft results in arrest

A Jesup man has been charged with burglary after an investigation reportedly linked him to a theft in a new subdivision in Long County.

January 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Home heating safety tips

With cold weather in the forecast, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is reminding Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter:

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici Police chief retiring

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClelland Sr. retired Dec. 28 after serving in law enforcement for more than 31 years.

January 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


196 wreck slows traffic; minor injuries

A wreck involving a semi-tractor trailer and a landscaping company's truck closed an artery between Hinesville and Richmond Hill for about two hours at the height of rush hour Friday afternoon. Only minor injuries were reported.

January 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Candlelight vigil for missing woman

Despite chilly temperatures, family members and friends of Deborah Gail Moody held a candlelight vigil at Gum Branch Baptist Church on Thursday evening.

January 17, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Public Safety


Keeping alert even on Christmas

As stores began to close for Christmas Eve and last-minute shoppers tried to beat the clock, Pamela Strickland and her four operators reported for duty promptly at 6 p.m. to begin their 12-hour shift at the Liberty County 9-1-1 Communications Center.

January 12, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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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


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


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