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Grant deadline for fire departments near

Congressman Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) is urging fire departments to apply for Fire Prevention and Safety Grants available through the Department of Homeland Security.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


DDS awarded grant for enhancing teen alcohol, drug awareness

The Georgia Department of Driver Services has announced the receipt of a grant totaling $153,100 earmarked for the Alcohol and Drug Awareness program.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


American Lung Association offers free flu shot clinic

Finding a nearby spot to get a flu vaccine is just a click away because of the American Lung Association's fast and free "Flu Clinic Locator" now available at www.lungusa.org

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Nov. 16

Found property

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fugitives arrested

Law enforcement authorities arrested a Ludowici couple Friday night in connection with a shooting Tuesday in Jesup that left two men dead and two others injured, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

December 11, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Long County man charged in stabbing

An argument between a man and his former wife's boyfriend reportedly escalated into a stabbing this past Tuesday in Long County, according to authorities.

December 11, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Operation 'Click it or Ticket' under way

It's a fact of life ... and death: Failure to use safety belts is a major contributing factor in more than half of Georgia's Thanksgiving holiday traffic deaths.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Bus, truck collide; no students hurt

An early morning wreck on Thursday involved a Liberty County school bus and a small truck and left the two drivers with minor injuries, but did not hurt any students since it occurred before any were on the bus.

December 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


Two charged with mower theft

Some folks steal money, others cars, and some try to steal lawnmowers - or at least that is what two Hinesville men were charged with trying to do in Long County.

November 29, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long to get new E-911 addresses

The Long County E-911 Committee met with the GeoComm staff Oct. 25 during its monthly meeting.

November 29, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter

Criminal trespass

November 29, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Traffic stop leads to weapons arrest

Jerome Shawn Bell, 20, was arrested Nov. 4, and is facing multiple charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, after he reportedly tried to elude police in Ludowici.

November 24, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County Sheriff's blotter

Domestic dispute

November 22, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Move requested for death penalty case

Attorneys for a woman facing a death penalty case have filed for a change of venue in Liberty County Superior Court.

November 22, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Lawman-turned-thief to repay thousands

Former Liberty County law enforcement officer and Long County resident Weyman Chapman has been given 11 years to pay off thousands of dollars he owes for the theft of county and privately owned heavy equipment that was discovered at his residence.

November 17, 2007 | 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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