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Georgians can list medical conditions on licenses

ATLANTA - Motorists with medical conditions can now opt to list them on the back of their Georgia driver's license or state identification card.

September 13, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Target grant aides LCSO community programs

Target on Thursday awarded the Liberty County Sheriff's Office a $750 grant, which Sheriff Steve Sikes said will fund community projects like neighborhood watch and Project Lifesaver.

September 13, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Richmond Hill detective sifted through Sept. 11 rubble with canine companion

Just as the memory of President John F. Kennedy's assassination nearly 50 years ago forever is woven into the fabric of society, anyone old enough to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America likely can recall exactly where they were and what they were doing when word came that the Twin Towers in New York City had been hit by two commercial jets.

September 12, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Brett Drive homes burglarized

Crimes reported to the Hinesville Police Department recently included:

September 09, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pooler McDonald's evacuated

POOLER - Ten people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after firefighters found two customers unconscious inside a bathroom and others struggling to breathe at a McDonald's restaurant, authorities said.

September 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Court allows life sentences for juveniles

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court on Wednesday held that juveniles convicted of murder can be sentenced to life in prison without parole, seeking to settle a lingering debate over how the courts punish minors who commit serious offenses.

September 08, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Aug. 31: Two residential burglaries were reported at neighboring houses on Mattie Street. The complainants, who are relatives, told police that two televisions and two window air-conditioning units were stolen. The items were valued at $1,250.

September 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


St. Catherines blazes not a threat

Since a powerful thunderstorm sent lightning bolts down to St. Catherines Island about two weeks ago, the island's fire department has battled 10 remote blazes.

September 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Bond set in soldier stabbing case

Bond was set last week in a stabbing that involved two Fort Stewart soldiers last month in Long County. Pfc. Leonard Coleman had a bond of $28,500 cash or $57,000 for property set Aug. 22. He is charged with stabbing Spc. Charles Olmstead on Aug. 21.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Alleged car thief captured in Florida

The hunt for a man who reportedly was linked to several stolen cars in the area came to an end this week in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Barrier keeps car from hitting justice center

A Liberty County bailiff who reportedly was struggling with emotional issues attempted to drive his car into the Liberty County Justice Center around 10 a.m. Friday morning.

September 06, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Lightning strike sends soldiers to hospital

Twenty-two 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team soldiers and one Army civilian training on Fort Stewart's Donovan Field experienced a lightning strike at about 4:35 p.m. Sunday.

September 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Firefighters still battling Terrell Mill Pond fire

The Georgia Forestry Commission and Hinesville Fire Department firefighters continuously are working to contain the Terrell Mill Pond fire that reignited this weekend. The fire started from a lightning strike June 28. Most of the area was in the smoldering stage before recent winds and dead debris intensified the fire Aug. 27.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Red Cross expects hurricane response to continue for weeks

SAVANNAH - With communities from North Carolina to New England suffering from significant flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages from Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food and other assistance.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Pembroke family rescued from river

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With thousands expected on Georgia reservoirs and rivers this holiday weekend, a new Department of Natural Resources video stresses water safety through the story of a south Georgia fishing trip that almost turned tragic.

September 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Weather Service still tracking two systems

Tropical Storm Gaston may become the third named hurricane of 2016 over the next week but poses no threat to Coastal Georgia, according to the ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bank customer's demeanor draws police

Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:

August 23, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Domestic dispute ends in stabbing

A domestic dispute early Thursday morning ended in a stabbing.

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


Tropical systems may pose threats

There is a chance that a tropical system in the Atlantic could develop into a storm and be in our area over the weekend or ...

August 22, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man kicked out of bar, threatens officer

Recent reports filed by the Liberty County Sheriff's Department include:

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fort Stewart conducting Emergency Response Exercise

STEWART GUARDIAN 16: From Monday through Friday (August 15-19), Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will conduct an Emergency Response Exercise, known as Stewart Guardian ...

August 17, 2016 | Press Release | Public Safety


Dead daughter's necklace stolen from car

Reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department Aug. 4 through 11 include:

August 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Extortion attempts fail

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers include:

August 15, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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


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