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Storms, fires cause record timber loss

LUDOWICI - After a wildfire torched most of his 400 acres of rural timberland, Tom Houston hired loggers to quickly harvest whatever blackened pine and cypress they could salvage - stripping the land bare save for a few scattered trees left standing like spent matchsticks.

May 25, 2011 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Public Safety


Blaze destroys Long Co. home

Fires continued to plague Long County last weekend when a double-wide mobile home was destroyed and two more forest fires ignited.

May 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

May 11

May 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Forecasters: Don't expect break from storms to conintue

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters announced Thursday they expect three to six major hurricanes from an above average Atlantic storm season.

May 21, 2011 | By Jennifer Kay Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 6

May 21, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for May 20

May 6: Three people were arrested for possession of marijuana and violating open-container laws, as well as a minor in possession of alcohol, after being pulled over for seat-belt violations on Kelly Drive. The two male passengers were found with marijuana in their possession, and an open beer can and blunt wrappers were found during a search of the vehicle.

May 20, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long team looks at wildfire management

Fires have ravaged Long County in the past few months, but the Ludowici/Long County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee recently met to discuss goals that the community could set to help combat fires in the future.

May 20, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


49 pot plants confiscated by officials

The Long County Sheriff's Office impounded and destroyed 49 marijuana plants last week in the Tibet community.

May 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HFD named regional test site

The Hinesville Fire Department officially was recognized Wednesday as a regional test site for Georgia Certifications and National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) Certifications. This means firefighters from across the state can train and test here for various levels of fire-fighting certifications. The department has a classroom set aside for training and testing on the top floor of HFD Station 2 on Airport Road.

May 17, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Alleged victim admits false report

A Richmond Hill woman who claimed in December that she'd been carjacked, forced into the trunk of her car and kidnapped admitted earlier this week that her claims were untrue.

May 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Post shooting was public suicide

At approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday, a soldier from 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot at the Fort Stewart Behavioral Health Clinic this morning.

May 14, 2011 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 5

May 14, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Mobile home standoff ends peacefully

A standoff Wednesday night between police and a Fort Stewart soldier in a Hinesville mobile home park ended peacefully when the soldier surrendered.

May 13, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter for May 11

May 1: A resident of Eunice Road reported a burglary in which $4,217 worth of household goods and entertainment equipment were stolen while he was out of town.

May 11, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Stolen trailers found in Long County

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently filed charges of theft by receiving stolen property against Ludowici resident James Edward Judd after discovering he was in possession of a stolen Shadow mobile trailer on his property.

May 11, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Long County ranger wins DNR Law Enforcement Torch Award

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division announced earlier this week that Ranger 1st Class Patrick Gibbs, who is assigned to ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police issue BOLO for fatal shooting suspect

The Hinesville Police Department issued a "be on the lookout" alert for the man suspected of fatally shooting the spouse of a Fort Stewart soldier ...

July 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Restaurant Sanitation Scores, July 13

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in June by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

July 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores for June

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in June by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

July 12, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


14 South Georgia residents indicted on federal drug trafficking charges

STATESBORO - A federal indictment has been returned charging a Glennville man and a Fleming man, along with 12 other South Georgia residents, with conspiring to ...

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Large amount of drugs found in Hinesville home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit has seized a large amount of narcotics.

July 11, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot and killed at Liberty County mobile home

Law-enforcement officials are investigating the shooting death of Dennis Pavao, 43.

July 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Arrest made for R&J Produce fire

A man has been arrested in connection with a June 20 fire that destroyed R&J Produce store on E. G. Miles Parkway, according to ...

July 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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