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Raccoon theft is first for Pembroke cops

Pembroke police have an unusual theft case on their hands.

January 17, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Civilian law will patrol post roads

Fort Stewart will soon relieve military police of their responsibilities for making traffic stops and writing tickets on two state highways cutting through the southeast Georgia Army post.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Brush fire forces evacuation

A brush fire Saturday that scorched five acres in Hinesville prompted the evacuation of residents in the Crystal Lake subdivision near Airport Road. The fire began shortly before 12:30 p.m. and spread quickly because of the area's dry conditions. The flames raged behind homes in the neighborhood, which is on Rowe Street.

January 12, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Winter storm fizzles out here

Forecasters' weekend weather warnings had coastal Georgia residents bracing for treacherous road conditions, but the intermittent rain and freezing temperatures that moved into Liberty County on Monday fell short of what many in the area had expected.

January 12, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fugitive caught in Ludowici

A Long County fugitive who had been on the loose for more than a month was apprehended Thursday.

January 10, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County suspect still on the loose

Long County law enforcement authorities are still looking for a suspect who is believed to be armed and dangerous, Thomas Darnell Jefferson, 23.

January 07, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway officer finds missing woman

A Midway police officer found a missing Alzheimer's patient at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at a truck stop in Liberty County.

January 07, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Post speed limits changing

Effective Jan. 17, the speed limit on Georgia Highway 144 West and 119 will change from 55 mph to 45 mph.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Man charged with stealing from blind neighbor

A Long County man recently was arrested for reportedly stealing from a blind woman who lives in his neighborhood.

January 07, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Two judge nominations sent to Senate

ATLANTA - The White House is trying again to get two Georgia attorneys appointed to the federal bench.

January 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


New Year's relatively quiet here

Although fireworks-related injuries on New Year's Eve usually are par for the course throughout the United States, Liberty County didn't have any incidents that involved people being rushed to the emergency room.

January 05, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Public Safety


Bogus exercise equipment seized

SAVANNAH - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they intercepted and seized 1,783 pieces of counterfeit exercise equipment imported from China at the port of Savannah.

January 04, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Officials step up DUI patrols

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office's warning is clear: Absolutely do not drink and drive this weekend.

December 31, 2010 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


Apparent kidnapping ends in Liberty

A woman was forced into the trunk of her car Wednesday night in Richmond Hill and driven to Liberty County, according to police.

December 31, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici PD has first female investigator

Many years ago, Long County law enforcement entities primarily were known for speed traps. They've come a long way, though. Today, both the Long County Sheriff's Office and the Ludowici Police Department have shed that image and have established themselves as professional departments respected in the surrounding area and in the state.

December 30, 2010 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Woman arrested for New and Not fire

A 28-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a fire Sunday that damaged the New and Not Shop in Hinesville.

September 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bus driver arrested for DUI on her way to get kids

A Long County school bus driver was arrested for DUI shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday while on her way to pick up students, according ...

September 27, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Obstinate suspect shows police work

The following incidents are taken from recent Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 22, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Family burned out of home identified

A Hinesville family of five was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.

September 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man pleads, sentenced for armed standoff

A Flemington man involved in an armed stand-off with police in October 2013 entered into a plea agreement in Liberty County Superior Court Monday.

September 21, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Monday night fire damage home

A Hinesville family was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.

September 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged hit-and-run driver granted bond

The driver charged in the hit-and-run death of Midway native Ethan Pringle has been granted bond in Jasper County, South Carolina, Superior Court.

September 19, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Rain only expected from tropical storm

Coastal Georgia could get as much as seven inches of rain by Friday from the quickly-risen Tropical Storm Julia.

September 14, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bus slides off road; no injuries

The back tires of a school bus from Joseph Martin Elementary School, carrying students slid into a ditch Tuesday afternoon.

September 13, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Rincon man charged for fatal hit-and-run

The man allegedly responsible for the hit-and-run death of Midway resident Ethan Pringle, 26, has been arrested, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl ...

September 13, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


More than $30,000 missing from account

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 12, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Midway man dies after hit-and-run

A Midway man, Ethan Pringle, 26, was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern.

September 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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