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Sheriff organizing citizens academy

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes is organizing a citizens academy that will begin this month.

August 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Hinesville Police blotter Aug. 10

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers include:

August 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Zika not only threat from area mosquitoes

You have probably heard the news there have been confirmed cases of the Zika virus in north Miami. The potential of contracting the Zika virus has all of us concerned but it's not the only threat from mosquitoes. West Nile virus also continues to be a concern.

August 08, 2016 | Robert Bell Extension agent | Public Safety

Camera found hidden in gas station restroom

A Riceboro man was detained by the Richmond Hill Police Department for obstruction after a hidden camera was discovered in the women's restroom at the Shell gas station at 1000 Sommers Blvd. off U.S.17 near I-95.

August 03, 2016 | Ted O'Neil Assistant Editor, Bryan County News | Public Safety

More than 200 marijuana plants seized from Lake George home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office on Monday seized a large amount of homegrown marijuana near Midway.

July 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Georgia Power warns off Pokémon Go players

ATLANTA - As thousands of Georgians seek to #CatchEmAll while playing the mobile Pokémon Go game, Georgia Power reminds players to keep safety in mind at all times and in all places, especially where electrical equipment is concerned.

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Woman allegedly cashed check after depositing it

Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 26, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Tank work to drop water pressure in western Liberty County

Correction: During the July 21 city council meeting, updated information was provided that the work was going to be delayed for several months. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

July 23, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Hinesville police give advice on how to respond during traffic stop

With the backdrop of several high-profile fatal shootings by - and of - police officers across the nation in recent weeks, the Hinesville Police Department hosted a brief workshop to let people know how to respond during a traffic stop.

July 23, 2016 | By Lewis Levine and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Public Safety

Mosquito control contractors need state license

Enjoy the outdoors this summer and help stop the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses by following these tips from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Commissioner Gary W. Black to ensure the safety of family, friends and pets.

July 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

1.6 million gallons of wastewater spills into Taylors Creek

An electrical failure at the city of Hinesville's wastewater treatment plant led to more than a million gallons of partially treated wastewater to spill into Taylors Creek from Wednesday evening until Thursday morning.

July 22, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety

Hinesville murder suspect arrested in Camden County

The man who was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Fort Stewart soldier's spouse in Hinesville has been arrested, police said.

July 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Georgia Power offers tips to stay safe during summer storms

ATLANTA - As summer storms routinely bring heavy rains and high winds to Georgia, Georgia Power monitors the changing weather around the clock and says it is prepared to respond to any service interruptions.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Grand Jury Indictments July 13-16

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

July 21, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Wreck backs up traffic on Hwy. 84

An accident with injuries is backing up traffic near Liberty County High School.

July 21, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

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Articles by Section - Public Safety

One arrested on drug charges during raid

Long County officers arrested one person and confiscated drugs during an Oct. 17 raid on a Ludowici Apartment.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Crash on Fort Stewart kills young Long Co. man

Dillon Jacobs, who had recently decided to join the Army, died following a vehicle crash on Highway 144 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning.

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Crash closes Highway 144 in Fort Stewart

Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart is closed until further notice following a two-vehicle accident with one fatality, according to a news release from Fort ...

October 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Storm preparations open door for thieves

The following incidents are taken from Hinesville Police Department reports.

October 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Alleged burglar charged

A Ludowici man has been charged with burglary in connection with a Sept. 30 report.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Ludowici chief home after injury

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was home Friday afternoon, after being taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after his patrol car was ...

October 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety

GBI says local man shot himself after robbery

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died during an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ...

October 17, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety

How people weathered the storm

Hurricane Matthew brought rain and wind that knocked down trees and power lines in Liberty and Long counties.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King, Jeff Whitten, Dan Scott and Pat Watkins | Public Safety

City EMS and teams assessing damage

The City of Hinesville has reported that the fire department and EMS are back in full response, and linemen crews from Georgia Power, Coastal EMC ...

October 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Worst expected this afternoon, night

As local officials continued to urge area residents to evacuate Friday morning and help those without transportation to get out of the area, Hurricane Matthew ...

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

FEMA: Prepare for Matthew

WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is monitoring Hurricane Matthew and remains in close coordination with state emergency managers ...

October 06, 2016 | FEMA news release | Public Safety

Governor: Mandatory evacuation east of I-95

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a mandatory evacuation east ...

October 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Area still preparing as Matthew gets closer

With a hurricane watch issued for our area, emergency declarations by the governor and county commission and a voluntary evacuation order for some Liberty County ...

October 06, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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