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Hurricane season on the horizon

With a new hurricane season approaching, new changes for how and when warnings are issued as well as new assessments of Liberty County's hurricane-prone coastline will affect how residents prepare for storm-related circumstances. Hurricane season began earlier this month, with peak activity expected between September and October.

May 21, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety


Buckle up or pay the Price

With the school year coming to an end, Memorial Day weekend approaching and summer festivities about to kick into high gear, officials at the Governor's Office of Highway Safety say they want people to be safe in their travels.

May 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Emergency personnel complete training

Thirty-five firefighters and emergency personnel from 10 regional agencies completed a search and rescue course through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency last month. The 14-hour course was conducted in Riceboro at the Coastal EMC on April 17-18.

May 21, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Walthourville home hit by gunfire

A Walthourville home was fired on early Sunday morning, and a bullet missed a sleeping child by inches. According to Liberty County Sheriff's Det. Brian Barnes, the shooting happened just before 2 a.m. in the 100 block of Sabreena Circle. A mother and her two toddlers were asleep in the home, Barnes said. Someone fired five times with a 9 mm automatic handgun. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Couirer.

May 19, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Wiregrass E-911 center opens

May 17, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Drug court celebrates first year

In celebration of National Drug Court Month, the Liberty County drug court had a ceremony Monday morning at the Liberty County Courthouse. The Honorable Judge D. Jay Stewart presided.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Community marks Safe Kids Day

Safe Kids Day in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park last Saturday stressed the importance of safety to school-aged children and educated the community with games, demonstrations and other activities.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Bikers remind to use caution during safety month

May is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's motorcycle safety month, and transportation officials are reminding riders to stay safe while enjoying their rides.

May 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Elderly Bryan County man still missing

Authorities are still seeking an 82-year-old Ellabell man with Alzheimer's disease who has been missing since Thursday.

May 12, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Terry Bernard named to pardons board

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed two members to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, clearing the way for executions and clemency hearings to continue.

Perdue appointed Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Albert Murray and Republican state Rep. Terry Barnard to the five-member clemency panel. He is also recommending that current pardons board member Garland Hunt take Murray's former job.

May 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Man on trial for girlfriend's death

Attorneys made opening statements Thursday morning in the murder trial of Richard Geiger, who is charged in the March 2007 death of his girlfriend, Rosie Smith, in her Raintree Apartment on Saunders Avenue.

May 07, 2010 | pleon@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Friday wreck kills Fleming man

A Fleming man was killed in a vehicle accident that occurred at about 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 17 at mile marker 14, according to a report filed by the Georgia State Patrol. The report said Walter "Herman Phillips Jr., 53, died. There will be more about the accident in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 03, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for May 2

• April 7, Harassing communication, Whisper Lane

May 03, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


'Good police work' nabs escapees here

Two escapees from a Harris County jail were caught in Liberty County Monday. According to Liberty County Sheriff Chief Deputy Keith Moran, deputies were led to the duo after a series of events landed the reported escape artists in county limits, trying to cash in allegedly stolen lottery tickets. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

April 30, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Midway fire victim identified

An elderly Liberty County man was found dead in his home Friday on the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road after firefighters extinguished a structure fire that broke out just before 2 p.m., according to county fire coordinator James Ashdown.

April 26, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Fire snarls traffic on East Oglethorpe and Veterans Parkway

A trash truck caught on fire Wednesday morning closing Veterans Parkway and snarling traffic in Hinesville.

August 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire snarls traffic in west Hinesville

A trash truck caught on fire Wednesday morning, closing Veterans Parkway and snarling traffic in Hinesville.

August 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Tropical storm forms in Atlantic

Tropical Depression 4 has strengthened to Tropical Storm Danny and has the potential to become the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season.

August 18, 2015 | By Justin Roberti AccuWeather.com staff writer | Public Safety


Domestic disputes get physical

Recent crime reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

August 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville police: Woman stabs man

A woman is being questioned following a stabbing Tuesday evening in the Gateway II apartment complex on Gause Street in Hinesville.

August 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Woman shot in foot at Midway gathering

A gathering at a Midway residence took a violent turn when shots were fired from a passing vehicle, striking one woman, according to the Liberty ...

August 10, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


LCSO Blotters

July 4

August 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Grand-jury indictments

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 ...

August 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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