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Man thwarts break-in, nabs suspect

A Long County man thwarted a home invasion in progress Tuesday and detained an intruder at his residence in the Burnt Pines subdivision.

June 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Judd denied bond, considered flight risk

Christiane Judd, the former operator of Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Long County, appeared Tuesday morning before Long County Magistrate Judge Marie Middleton for a 10-minute hearing.

June 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 10: Officers charged two men with marijuana possession and possession with intent after attempting to stop a vehicle on Gen. Screven Way for a center-lane violation. Before pulling over, one of the vehicle's passengers threw a suspicious item out of the window and then bailed out of the vehicle and ran. The man was found down the street hiding on a porch and was arrested without further incident. He was found carrying marijuana and the discarded item also was determined to be marijuana. More contraband was found in another passenger's possession.

June 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man suspected in string of robberies

The man who recently robbed the El Cheapo in Midway probably also is responsible for robbing Subway restaurants in Richmond Hill and Savannah, according to police. Authorities are searching for a 25- to 30-year-old white male described as clean-cut and "preppy," who likely is driving a white Ford Expedition.

June 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


HFD firefighters train to respond at any time

Visitors to the Hinesville Fire Department won't find firefighters sitting around idly waiting for a call. Instead, firefighters spend a majority of their time training and preparing for calls to save property and lives. Hinesville firefighters recently conducted ventilation-training exercises, one of the many types of drills the firefighters must complete.

June 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD officer receives leadership award

During the annual Georgia Police Accreditation Coalition conference June 8, Hinesville Police Department Sgt. Bill Kirkendall was awarded the President's Leadership Award, the highest and most prestigious award and honor given by the organization.

June 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 10: A resident of Brantley Drive reported a burglary in which $1,850 worth of entertainment equipment was stolen.

June 18, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Area officers hone combat skills

The Midway Police Department hosted an combat skills course on May 23- 24 at the Richmond Hill Department of Natural Resources Firing Range.

June 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long firefighters receive equipment grant

The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department recently received a grant to purchase new protective gear for its firefighters. According to Assistant Chief Richard Truman, the $45,000 federal grant was used to purchase 26 sets of Globe G-Xtreme bunker gear for firefighters to wear when they battle blazes.

June 16, 2011 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Ludowici cracking down on bad driving

The Ludowici Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol continued their crackdown on speeding, impaired-driving and occupant-protection violations Thursday through the 100 Days of Heat campaign, which is the largest and most comprehensive traffic education and enforcement campaign in Georgia's history, according to gahighwaysafety.org.

June 16, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Death row inmate doesn't get clemency

ATLANTA - The state pardons board has rejected a bid for clemency for a Georgia death row inmate who is set to die this month for the 1978 slaying of an elderly woman in Savannah.

June 14, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Long County fire burns 600 acres

Fires continued to plague Long County over the weekend, burning 600 acres and destroying two deserted mobile homes.

June 13, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty sheriff’s office promotes five deputies

With Lt. Danny Pittman's recent retirement, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office had one slot to fill and several promotions to hand out during a ceremony Wednesday evening at the justice center.

June 10, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Retiring deputy’s zeal for life, sense of humor will be missed

After serving more than 40 years between the Army and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Danny "Cuz" Pittman is ready to retire.

June 10, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


New wildfires sparked around Okefenokee

FOLKSTON - Authorities say nearly 50 new wildfires have been sparked in and around the Okefenokee Swamp region of south Georgia.

June 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


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Update: Authorities say threat unfounded

A threat against Midway Middle School today was deemed by authorities to be unfounded.

January 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


Walthourville Police investigating shooting fatality

Walthourville Police Department and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that resulted in a fatality. The incident occurred roughly 40 minutes ...

January 25, 2016 | Lewis Levine /Patty Leon | Public Safety


Long County woman killed in wreck on Lanier Bridge

A Long County woman was killed Thursday afternoon after the car she was driving struck a bridge guard rail.

January 21, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores

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

January 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Smash-and-grab burglary at phone store

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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