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Storms, fires cause record timber loss

LUDOWICI - After a wildfire torched most of his 400 acres of rural timberland, Tom Houston hired loggers to quickly harvest whatever blackened pine and cypress they could salvage - stripping the land bare save for a few scattered trees left standing like spent matchsticks.

May 25, 2011 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Public Safety

Blaze destroys Long Co. home

Fires continued to plague Long County last weekend when a double-wide mobile home was destroyed and two more forest fires ignited.

May 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department reports

May 11

May 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Forecasters: Don't expect break from storms to conintue

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters announced Thursday they expect three to six major hurricanes from an above average Atlantic storm season.

May 21, 2011 | By Jennifer Kay Associated Press writer | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 6

May 21, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Hinesville PD blotter for May 20

May 6: Three people were arrested for possession of marijuana and violating open-container laws, as well as a minor in possession of alcohol, after being pulled over for seat-belt violations on Kelly Drive. The two male passengers were found with marijuana in their possession, and an open beer can and blunt wrappers were found during a search of the vehicle.

May 20, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Long team looks at wildfire management

Fires have ravaged Long County in the past few months, but the Ludowici/Long County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee recently met to discuss goals that the community could set to help combat fires in the future.

May 20, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

49 pot plants confiscated by officials

The Long County Sheriff's Office impounded and destroyed 49 marijuana plants last week in the Tibet community.

May 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

HFD named regional test site

The Hinesville Fire Department officially was recognized Wednesday as a regional test site for Georgia Certifications and National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) Certifications. This means firefighters from across the state can train and test here for various levels of fire-fighting certifications. The department has a classroom set aside for training and testing on the top floor of HFD Station 2 on Airport Road.

May 17, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety

Alleged victim admits false report

A Richmond Hill woman who claimed in December that she'd been carjacked, forced into the trunk of her car and kidnapped admitted earlier this week that her claims were untrue.

May 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Post shooting was public suicide

At approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday, a soldier from 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot at the Fort Stewart Behavioral Health Clinic this morning.

May 14, 2011 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 5

May 14, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Mobile home standoff ends peacefully

A standoff Wednesday night between police and a Fort Stewart soldier in a Hinesville mobile home park ended peacefully when the soldier surrendered.

May 13, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

HPD blotter for May 11

May 1: A resident of Eunice Road reported a burglary in which $4,217 worth of household goods and entertainment equipment were stolen while he was out of town.

May 11, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Stolen trailers found in Long County

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently filed charges of theft by receiving stolen property against Ludowici resident James Edward Judd after discovering he was in possession of a stolen Shadow mobile trailer on his property.

May 11, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

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One arrested on drug charges during raid

Long County officers arrested one person and confiscated drugs during an Oct. 17 raid on a Ludowici Apartment.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Crash on Fort Stewart kills young Long Co. man

Dillon Jacobs, who had recently decided to join the Army, died following a vehicle crash on Highway 144 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning.

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Crash closes Highway 144 in Fort Stewart

Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart is closed until further notice following a two-vehicle accident with one fatality, according to a news release from Fort ...

October 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Storm preparations open door for thieves

The following incidents are taken from Hinesville Police Department reports.

October 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Alleged burglar charged

A Ludowici man has been charged with burglary in connection with a Sept. 30 report.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Ludowici chief home after injury

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was home Friday afternoon, after being taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after his patrol car was ...

October 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety

GBI says local man shot himself after robbery

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died during an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ...

October 17, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety

How people weathered the storm

Hurricane Matthew brought rain and wind that knocked down trees and power lines in Liberty and Long counties.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King, Jeff Whitten, Dan Scott and Pat Watkins | Public Safety

City EMS and teams assessing damage

The City of Hinesville has reported that the fire department and EMS are back in full response, and linemen crews from Georgia Power, Coastal EMC ...

October 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Worst expected this afternoon, night

As local officials continued to urge area residents to evacuate Friday morning and help those without transportation to get out of the area, Hurricane Matthew ...

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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