Long County police and first responders were busy recently, as there were two wrecks of local residents resulting in the drivers having to be airlifted to Savannah for medical treatment.
Smoke in the Hinesville area Thursday morning was coming from controlled burns associated with land clearing just southeast of town, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission's Midway office.
Many of the police cars running around Hinesville with sirens blaring Thursday were part of an exercise.
The Hinesville Police Department are participating in an exercise in conjunction with the Fort Stewart / Hunter Army Airfield and other surrounding civilian agencies.
LUDOWICI - Red Cross Resource Development Coordinator Denese Register is looking for volunteers to be a part of the Heroes for the American Red Cross campaign in Long, Liberty Bryan, Evans and Tattnall counties.
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LUDOWICI - Long County law officers had some shocking training Wednesday.
The Lake George Fire Department will host an event to coincide with Fire Prevention Month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lake George Fire Station. There will be a Life Star helicopter, Smokey the Bear, EMS, state and county police officers, the Fort Stewart fire dog, the Jesup roll-over machine and much more. Lake George will be accepting applications for new firefighters and people will have the opportunity to meet the new fire officers. There will also be a parade at 8 p.m. with fire trucks that will travel through Lake George and Woodwind ...
The week of Oct. 7-13 was recognized as National Fire Prevention Week.
Firefighters throughout the state attended a Firefighter Appreciation Cookout on Oct. 11, organized by the Ware County Commissioners and hosted by Wayne Dasher.
FORSYTH - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the recipients of the Governor's Public Safety Awards during a ceremony in Forsyth, recognizing 13 public safety professionals for acts of heroism and six for contributions to the profession.
The bodies of three people discovered in the smoldering rubble of an early morning fire Oct 4, have yet to be positively identified.
In Wednesday's edition of the Coastal Courier, it was erroneously reported in a MACE drug task force story that 402 illegally obtained Darvocets where found inside Rebecca Flood's public housing residence. The drugs were confiscated from another location and not her current residence in the 400 block of Gassaway Street, Hinesville. The Courier regrets the error.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area for early Thursday.
A Feb. 11 car chase that began in Ludowici ended in Liberty County with the apprehension of two Savannah men.
Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, jail administration and probation officers introduced the idea for a countywide prisoner re-entry program during a meeting last week at the Liberty County Justice Center.
Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
The suspect arrested in connection with Wednesday afternoon's drive-by shooting at Waldo Pafford Elementary School was denied bond Friday, according to Hinesville Police Department Detective Gail Poulsen.
A Hinesville home was damaged Friday night by a fire allegedly started by a 7-year-old.
The bomb threat at the Hinesville Walmart has been cleared as of noon today, according to Hinesville Police Detective Lt. Loyd Slater.
A man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon at Waldo Pafford Elementary School.
Waldo Pafford Elementary School was the apparent target of a drive-by shooting about 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to Hinesville Police Maj. Thomas Cribbs.
Crimes reported to Hinesville Police include: