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Rape crisis center seeks volunteers

The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire is looking for volunteers in Liberty County. Become a member of the SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) at Winn Army Hospital and Liberty Regional Medical Center. Counsel victims on the 24-hour crisis line during a four to six-hour shift. The calls are forwarded to your own phone so that you can volunteer from the privacy of your own home.

December 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Home burglarized while family at funeral

A Hinesville family suffered two tragedies recently - the death of a loved one and the burglary of their home while they were away for the funeral.

December 29, 2007 | By Sonya Campbell-Kurth Editor | Public Safety


Red Cross seeking donations

ATLANTA - The American Red Cross and blood donors share a singular mission: to make sure that blood is available where it is needed, when it is needed.

December 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Jesup woman drowns in Long County

Judy Carol Yonkosky, 37, of Jesup drowned at about 1 a.m. Friday while swimming in the Altamaha River in Long County, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Det. Ty Smith.

December 29, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


EMAP honors GEMA

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency recently received a major distinction from the national Emergency Management Accreditation Program.

December 29, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


Wayne Prison honors retirees

Warden James L. Lanier and the staff of Wayne State Prison recently honored the 2007 Georgia Department of Corrections retirees. A dinner and recognition service was hosted Nov. 15 in the chapel at the Wayne State Prison.

December 29, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Variety of factors kept storm season calm

Cooler water and wind shear in the central tropical Atlantic resulted in this season not being above average as predicted by the Colorado State University hurricane forecast team.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Treat drought like other disasters

ATLANTA - Georgia's Drought Response Unified Command recommends Georgia families treat the drought like all potential disasters and emergencies. Georgians should always be prepared with a disaster supply kit, including a three-day supply of food and water as well as a first aid kit, a radio, batteries and any necessary medication.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Dec. 12

Theft by taking (teeth)

December 27, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Dry conditions pose dangers

This vehicle caught fire Dec. 6 after someone using a burn barrel failed to properly extinguish the fire.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County getting more dry hydrants

"We currently have dry hydrants, but we still need to purchase the PVC pipe to install them and get them installed", said Code Enforcement officer John Bradley during the Long County Commission meeting Dec. 4.

December 27, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County woman missing a week

LUDOWICI -- A Long County woman, reported missing Monday after nearly a week since she was last seen, was still missing as of Tuesday evening.

December 26, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Escaped jail trusty caught

A fugitive from the Georgia Department of Corrections was apprehended without incident around 10:40 p.m. Thursday.

December 22, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 5

Nov. 13

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bug helped run truck into river

All Gordon Clark wanted to do was capture the scenic Georgia coastline in photographs from his pickup while parked near a boat ramp in South Newport.

December 20, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Wind chill advisory issued for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area for early Thursday.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici car chase ends in Liberty County

A Feb. 11 car chase that began in Ludowici ended in Liberty County with the apprehension of two Savannah men.

February 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty looking to introduce re-entry program for released prisoners

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, jail administration and probation officers introduced the idea for a countywide prisoner re-entry program during a meeting last week at the Liberty County Justice Center.

February 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Rash of burlgaries include attempt at church

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Suspected school drive-by shooter denied bond

The suspect arrested in connection with Wednesday afternoon's drive-by shooting at Waldo Pafford Elementary School was denied bond Friday, according to Hinesville Police Department Detective Gail Poulsen.

February 17, 2015 | By Lewis Levine and Jeremy McAbee | Public Safety


Fire reportedly started by 7-year-old damages house

A Hinesville home was damaged Friday night by a fire allegedly started by a 7-year-old.

February 14, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Bomb threats cleared in city

The bomb threat at the Hinesville Walmart has been cleared as of noon today, according to Hinesville Police Detective Lt. Loyd Slater.

February 12, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Update: Suspect arrested in drive-by shooting

A man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon at Waldo Pafford Elementary School.

February 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


School apparent target of drive-by shooting

Waldo Pafford Elementary School was the apparent target of a drive-by shooting about 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to Hinesville Police Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

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


Two burglaries reported

Crimes reported to Hinesville Police include:

February 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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