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Forecast brings hurricane near coast

As Puerto Ricans clean up, weather forecasters are urging residents of Florida and coastal Georgia to keep an eye on Hurricane Irene.

August 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Soldier stabbed trying to stop assault

A Fort Stewart soldier was stabbed multiple times Sunday in Long County while he reportedly was attempting to aid a woman who was being assaulted.

August 22, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Aug. 4: A resident of Meloney Drive reported a theft of factory tires, rims and a lawnmower valued at a total of $5,090.

August 20, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County finalizing disaster preparation plan

The Long County Joint Hazard Mitigation committee recently completed its initial draft of the updated county disaster preparation plan, according to committee member Kathy Flournoy.

August 20, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Project Lifesaver’s tracking device offers peace of mind, comfort to local families

When Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes implemented Project Lifesaver in Liberty County, he did so knowing it would bring "peace of mind to local families in need."

August 20, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Aug. 7: Police spotted a vehicle in an area known for drug activity and stopped the driver for a seat-belt violation at Flowers Drive. The driver admitted to carrying marijuana, and a search of the vehicle turned up a digital scale and other items identified as contraband. The driver was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

August 18, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Microburst damages condo complex, grocery store

A microburst damaged a Hinesville condominium complex Saturday afternoon. The storm blew into Hinesville Ravenwood Condos on Pineland Avenue shortly before 3 p.m., sending tree limbs crashing onto vehicles and porches.

August 17, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville, Flemington negotiating fire service agreement

Hinesville city officials decided Hinesville residents no longer should foot the bill for providing fire service outside the city limits, namely to Flemington and parts of unincorporated Liberty County. The Hinesville City Council discussed renegotiating a fire service agreement with the county and Flemington during an off-site planning session last week on St. Simons Island.

August 17, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


LCSO promotes two officers

Rising up within the ranks of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office were Jim Chapman and Jeffrey Hein, who were honored for their accomplishments Thursday afternoon in Sheriff Steve Sikes' office at the Liberty County Justice Center.

August 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville, Fort Stewart monitor sewage spill

A sewage spill occurred at the city of Hinesville/Fort Stewart Regional Water Pollution Control Plant on Aug. 9. An estimated 100,000 gallons of sewage entered a Taylors Creek tributary due to a pipe blockage and recent heavy rains.

August 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO promotes two officers

Rising up within the ranks of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office were Jim Chapman and Jeffrey Hein, who were honored for their accomplishments Thursday afternoon in Sheriff Steve Sikes' office at the Liberty County Justice Center.

August 15, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man shot by sheriff’s deputy after brandishing weapon

A McIntosh County man was shot by a sheriff's deputy after the man allegedly pulled out a gun during a search of his home.

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


Shots, chase, crash end siblings' run from law

PUEBLO, Colo. - An FBI manhunt for three heavily armed siblings accused of shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a Georgia bank ended Wednesday with a police chase in Colorado, where shots were fired at officers before the suspects' car rolled and crashed into a guard rail.

August 11, 2011 | By Ivan Moreno Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Aug. 2: Police arrested a driver for possession of marijuana and a seat-belt violation after stopping him at Kacey Drive and South Main Street. The driver would not obey police commands during the stop, and a K-9 officer registered a hit on the vehicle. A search of the driver revealed a small baggie of marijuana on his person.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman charged for child's heat death

WARNER ROBINS - A Warner Robins woman has been charged with murder in the heat-related death of a 3-year-old left inside a car.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


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Nuclear plant's safety discussed at meeting

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of the Hatch Nuclear Power Plant during an open house from 4-6 p.m ...

April 19, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD Reports

From Hinesville Police Department reports. Editor's note: Due to computer issues at the city, reports have been unavailable in recent weeks. They are back ...

April 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Child critical after collision with pickup

A 9-year-old boy was critically injured Tuesday when he was riding a bike south of Riceboro and was hit by a pickup.

April 18, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One dead, another injured after domestic dispute

Liberty County authorities are searching for a 41-year-old man in connection with a homicide and the injury of another person in Walthourville early Thursday.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Early forecast calls for 6-8 hurricanes

When Liberty County Emergency Management Deputy Director emailed a graphic with the 2018 hurricane forecast, he added a caveat.

April 09, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murder suspect gets $1M bond

The man accused of fatally shooting James Caswell Jones had bond set at $1 milllion on March 19, by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert ...

April 02, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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