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Officials encourage preparing for storms

In a way, talking about hurricane season in Georgia is like crying wolf. Or beating a dead horse. About this time each year, public safety officials warn the public to prepare for hurricane season.

June 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Three men face drug charges

Complaints and intel led to the arrest of three Hinesville men on narcotics and stolen property charges.

June 02, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged burgler arrested

According to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi, Christopher Tilley, 25, was arrested Thursday for his alleged involvement in two area residential burglaries.

June 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Gas line cut on Commerce Street

A gas line accidentally was cut Tuesday afternoon by AD Williams Construction Company workers as they worked on the parking lot behind the Courthouse Annex on Commerce Street.

May 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for May 23

Here are some of the recent reports made by Hinesville Police officers:

May 23, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Search for Midway bear called off

Area authorities spent much of Thursday searching Midway for a wayward bear spotted in the morning near Medway Road and North Coastal Highway by a motorist.

May 23, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Simulated storm tests preparations

Coastal Georgia residents were unaware when Tropical Storm Bruce hit Hilton Head Island on May 14.

May 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


RV fire closes Islands Highway

An RV fire on Islands Highway around 9 a.m. Tuesday temporarily shut down the road between Fort Morris and Trade Hill roads.

May 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for May 21

Here are reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

May 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Midway trailer fire displaces woman, 3 kids

A mobile-home fire Monday night in Midway displaced a woman and three children.

May 20, 2014 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Report of man with gun sparks school lock down

Waldo Pafford Elementary School was locked down briefly Friday afternoon in Hinesville.

May 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One-year-old thrown from car during crash

An accident early Friday in Walthourville sent an infant to a burn center in Augusta.

May 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bikers hurt in hit-and-run on 196

Law-enforcement authorities are searching for a black, four-door, foreign-made sedan that likely has rear-end damage resulting from its involvement Thursday night in an apparent hit-and-run accident in front of Revolutions night club in Hinesville, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper John Snipe.

May 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Health Dept. seeks names for registry

The last time Georgia's coast was evacuated for a hurricane was in 1999 and, to put it bluntly, it was a mess.

May 15, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Teen drowns in Long County

A 17-year-old Long County High School senior drowned Tuesday in a borrow pit on Louvanda Lane, off Joe Kennedy Road in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Hesley.

May 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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Shooting victim critical

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile home park on Wilder Road.

July 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Sheriff's academy for Liberty residents

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office will host another 10-week Citizen's Academy beginning Aug.6.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Police probing Walthourville shooting

Authorities are investigating how a man was shot in Walthourville Monday night, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden.

July 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Ludowici earns safety grant

The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced that the city of Ludowici received a safety grant check for $6,000. The funds will be used to purchase helmets, gloves, handbooks, manuals and radio systems.

July 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 14

June 26: Simple battery - An officer was called to a disturbance on Deer Trail Lane in Midway. The complainant said her friend came over drunk at 6:30 a.m. They hung out all day until the friend wanted the complainant to get off the phone and go for a walk with her. The complainant said no, which made the friend mad, and she began swinging at her.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters for July 11

June 28: Criminal trespass - An officer responded at Ballard Drive in reference to two unidentified men knocking on the complainant's door.

July 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three structure fires on 16 hours

Between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, three structure fires were reported in Liberty and Long counties. No one was injured, but 10 area residents now are without homes. The blazes appear to be unrelated.

July 11, 2014 | By Lewis Levine and Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


GeoVista Credit Union robbed

A search is under way in Hinesville for the person who robbed the GeoVista Credit Union on Link Street on Thursday morning.

July 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Long Co. woman, son homeless after fire

A disabled Long County woman and her son lost everything Wednesday in a house fire on Macedonia Church Road.

July 09, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for July 9

June 23: Burglary, forced entry - At 2:30 p.m., an officer went to a residence off Oglethorpe Highway because of an alleged burglary. The complainant noticed a window broken at her residence. She said she left her house about an hour prior, with all doors and windows locked. When she returned, she didn't notice anything wrong until she went into the living room and saw shattered glass from the patio door. She was missing an Xbox, controller and several Xbox games. The officer found a brick in the living room and believed it was used to break the ...

July 09, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. assault suspects in custody

Two Long County suspects wanted in connection with a case involving a kidnapping, a vehicle hijacking, an armed robbery and aggravated assault are in custody.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged friend asked for help assaulted man

A Long County man sustained a brutal beating during a holdup between 1:30-3:50 a.m. July 2 in the Sandhill community.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man injured in ATV crash

A Walthourville man was injured Sunday in an ATV accident.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Apartment fire displaces four

A Wednesday morning fire heavily damaged a Hinesville apartment complex and displaced four people.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Fire damages single-wide mobile home

A Tuesday evening fire heavily damaged a mobile home in Hinesville, displacing the man who lived in the single-wide structure.

July 09, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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