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More arrests at local hotels as MACE sweeps the area

After a string of arrests, some related to prostitution, during a March 28 raid at the San's Inn hotel, the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Commander Al Cato said surrounding hotels are cooperating to clean up their businesses.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Busy hurricane season predicted

BAHAMAS -- The Colorado State University forecast team upgraded its early season forecast Friday at the Bahamas Weather Conference, saying the U.S. Atlantic basin will likely experience a well above-average hurricane season.

May 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hospitals asked to conserve blood because of shortage

Donald Lovett, head of the lab at Liberty Regional Medical Center, reports the American Red Cross is urging hospitals to plan ways to cut back on blood use because of a nationwide shortage of type O negative blood.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office blotter April 28

April 6

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter April 28

Disorderly conduct

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


HPD hopes to close down burglary ring

Search warrants were served last week and Hinesville Police hope to start making arrests for a string of more than 40 residential and business burglaries in April.

May 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Firefighters control natural gas leak

County workers snagged a gas pipe Wednesday afternoon while clearing the area where the new justice center will be built, releasing natural gas and requiring assistance from the Hinesville Fire Department.

May 10, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Public Safety


New boat helps in search and rescue

A new investment for the Eastern District Volunteer Fire Department is already paying out dividends, according to Chief Joseph Martin.

May 10, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


A thanks to those that save lives behind the scenes

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is when people from all over the public safety field and beyond express appreciation for the people who make telecommunications work.

May 08, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Federal money aims at regional radio networks

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced Liberty County, as part of a regional radio network, will share in $20 million in Public Safety Interoperable Communications grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

May 08, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


MACE March report

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 76 cases in March associated with 104 total offenders.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Friday wreck kills local man

One man was killed Friday night and two others injured in a head-on collision on Highway 196 East in Liberty County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

May 06, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


5-vehicle pile-up at busy intersection hurts woman

A woman was flown by LifeStar to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah with face and head injuries after a five-car pile on Highway 196 Thursday afternoon.

May 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Tips to reduce damage from high winds

ATLANTA -- The recent tornadoes that struck Georgia came with little notice. Taking precautions long before storm clouds form is the best answer for minimizing damage from such foul weather.

May 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Boy sustains minor injuries when bike, truck collide

Last Thursday, a bicycle and truck collided on Smiley Road in Long County. No serious injuries were reported.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


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Mail, phone scams plague area

The Long County Sheriff's Office wants to get the word out that job seekers who are looking to work from home are falling prey to an ongoing mail-fraud scam.

March 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 26

March 1: Child molestation - A Flemington woman filed a complaint with the Liberty County Sherriff's Office that her ex-husband had molested their 8-year-old son. The 50-year-old Richmond Hill man reportedly picked up their son Feb. 28 to take him to the Jacksonville Zoo. The boy told his mother his dad stopped first to get a bottle of vodka. Before going to the zoo on Saturday, they stayed at a motel in Jacksonville that only had one bed. He said his father was drinking that night and that he touched him under his clothes in the front and back of ...

March 26, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Truck wreck results in beer spill

Two tractor-trailers collided about 7 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 95, near mile marker 47, in McIntosh County, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Lyle Thurmond.

March 25, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Court-martial update: Witnesses start

The court martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui began today at Fort Stewart with Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass presiding.

March 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Nearby bust nets $42K in drugs

Three illegal immigrants are in custody after a three-county operation helped seize $42,000 worth of cocaine in Effingham and Bryan counties.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 24

March 8: Obstruction, arrest for other agency - A Midway man told police he was giving his friend, a Screven woman, a ride home because she was drunk, but brought her to the police station instead because she had urinated on herself and he wanted her to clean it up. The woman's pre-teenage son also was in the car.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Injured soldier identified

Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Stewart is in serious but stable condition following Tuesday's accident involving a tractor-trailer in Hinesville.

March 21, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 21

Feb. 24: Suspicious fire - A woman spent most of the day working from her home office at her Wells Road residence and decided to step out to run a few errands. She said when she returned, the fire department was on scene, extinguishing a small fire.

March 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Court-martial for alleged murder starts Monday

The court martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui will begin on Monday on Fort Stewart and is scheduled to last four days, according to a news lrease from Fort Stewart.

March 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Total St. Patrick's arrest tally: 64

Five arrests on Monday, the final day of the four-day 2014 St. Patrick's Day Festival, "pushed the number made by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police to 64," a police spokesman says.

March 20, 2014 | Connect Savannah | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 19

Feb. 20: Carrying a weapon on school property - A 20-year special needs student was spotted by school officials at Bradwell Institute carrying a brown paper bag that appeared to be alcohol. He was stopped by officers and asked if the bag contained alcohol. He said it did not. He then lifted his shirt and said, "But I am carrying one of these." It was a large folding knife. He said he carried it when he walked to school because he didn't feel safe. He turned over the knife and was arrested for carrying a weapon on school property.

March 19, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Soldier hurt in wreck, airlifted to Savannah

A Fort Stewart soldier was injured this afternoon in three-vehicle accident on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Soldiers among child exploitation arrests

Two Fort Stewart soldiers were swept up in the Friday arrest of six men now facing charges of crimes against children.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Call scams spreading

Incidents pertaining to a Liberty County jury-duty scam first reported on last week are escalating, and some area residents have fallen prey to it.

March 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 14

Feb. 20: Driving without a valid license (felony)/speeding - A deputy stopped a red Dodge Durango that was traveling at 76 miles per hour in a posted 55 zone. The woman did not have a valid license and was taken to jail.

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


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