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Cycle rider injured in crash

A Hinesville man received minor injuries when he crashed his motorcycle into a culvert retaining wall Monday afternoon.

January 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Four blood types at less than a day's supply

ATLANTA - The winter is a difficult time of year for blood donations. With less than two weeks into the new year, the American Red Cross is already facing shortages of several blood types.

January 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety

New deputies sworn in

January 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Parent-teen driving contract could save lives

ATLANTA - Throughout the dangerous holiday driving season, hundreds of teen drivers will be involved in automobile accidents.

January 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Locals react to reports of child deaths

As the search for the bodies of four children continues in Alabama, the people who live in the Victory Village MHP in Hinesville were reacting to the news that a former neighbor, Lam Luong, had confessed to throwing the youngsters off a bridge in Bayou Batre.

January 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety

Hinesville Police blotter for Jan. 11


January 26, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety

Man accused to killing 4 children linked to Hinesville

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (AP) _ Authorities searched coastal waters Wednesday for the bodies of four young children believed to have been thrown off a bridge by their father in a dispute with his wife.

January 24, 2008 | By Garry Mitchell Associated Press Writer | Public Safety

Copper theft results in arrest

A Jesup man has been charged with burglary after an investigation reportedly linked him to a theft in a new subdivision in Long County.

January 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Home heating safety tips

With cold weather in the forecast, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is reminding Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter:

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Ludowici Police chief retiring

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClelland Sr. retired Dec. 28 after serving in law enforcement for more than 31 years.

January 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

196 wreck slows traffic; minor injuries

A wreck involving a semi-tractor trailer and a landscaping company's truck closed an artery between Hinesville and Richmond Hill for about two hours at the height of rush hour Friday afternoon. Only minor injuries were reported.

January 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety

Candlelight vigil for missing woman

Despite chilly temperatures, family members and friends of Deborah Gail Moody held a candlelight vigil at Gum Branch Baptist Church on Thursday evening.

January 17, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Public Safety

Keeping alert even on Christmas

As stores began to close for Christmas Eve and last-minute shoppers tried to beat the clock, Pamela Strickland and her four operators reported for duty promptly at 6 p.m. to begin their 12-hour shift at the Liberty County 9-1-1 Communications Center.

January 12, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Steroid conviction draws 2 years prison

SAVANNAH - Edmund A. Booth Jr., United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, has announced David Paul Jack was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Brunswick by U.S. District Judge Anthony A. Alaimo on Dec.18 for conviction for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute anabolic steroids.

January 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Blood drive set for Jan. 11

The holiday season is a critical period for blood collections for the American Red Cross. The organization typically sees blood shortages due to schools being out, businesses being closed and people traveling to spend the holidays with loved ones. Unfortunately, blood supplies suffer during this time.

January 11, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety

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Brush fire raging in Long County

Firefighters reportedly are battling a large brush fire in the vicinity of Joe Kennedy Road in Long County. Although few details are available at this time, Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman did say about 20 acres have burned so far.

March 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Woman agrees to plea for deputy's death

SAVANNAH - The Richmond Hill woman charged in the 2012 wrong-way crash that killed a Bryan County Sheriff's deputy has agreed to an open-ended plea on April 29 in Savannah, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's office.

March 12, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety

Jury-duty call scam making rounds

A jury-duty scam has hit Liberty County. An unidentified company is calling residents of Liberty County posing as an officer of the local court system, according to Liberty County Clerk of Courts Barry Wilkes.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Fire destroys uninsured family's home

An uninsured family that consists of a single dad and his two children lost their Liberty County home to fire Monday.

March 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Motorist robbed by hitchhikers

A Hinesville man reportedly was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night by two men who stopped him on Deerwood Drive, claiming they needed a ride.

March 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Firefighters train with Jaws of Life

But to become proficient at using this high-tech equipment, firefighters have to train and practice using specialized tools, such as the Jaws of Life. Last weekend, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department hosted an extrication class for its members and other firefighters from the area.

March 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Eastern District firefighters mark achievements

The Eastern District Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department recently completed refurbishiong its 29-foot fire rescue boat, Marine 1. In honor of the event, a dinner and awards ceremony were held at the firehouse.

March 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Fire damages Walthourville residence

A Walthourville home was damaged, but no one injured Sunday night as flames spread quickly through the single-story home in the 2400 block of Shaw Road.

March 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Burn victim turns hardship into opportunity

Long County High School graduate Nicholas Ribal recently joined the DeKalb County Fire and Rescue in Tucker, fulfilling his dream of becoming a firefighter.

March 03, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 3

Feb. 10: Matter of record - A juvenile girl told deputies a male acquaintance wanted her to send him nude photos of herself. When she refused, he threatened to leak a video of the two of them having sex on the Internet. Deputies advised the girl to speak to her mother. The girl said she would not tell her mother and would not give deputies information on the male acquaintance.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety

Club gets scoop on burglary-prevention

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard some hard facts about burglaries during Tuesday's lunch meeting, where Hinesville Police Officer James Williams told the group that HPD has investigated 42 burglaries since Jan. 1.

February 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety

Big burn today, should be visible in Hinesville

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning nearly 600 acres of underbrush today and smoke should be visible from the cantonment area and Hinesville.

February 28, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety

Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 27

Feb. 5: Aggravated assault - Deputies responded to a call about a stabbing at a McIver Road home. The witness who called 911 said a Midway man had sliced the face of the resident. Deputies found blood on the porch and front door, and the resident sitting in a chair with a bloodied shirt over the left side of his face. Deputies told the resident that they would treat him in an ambulance until air assistance arrived.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety

Murderers request new trials

Convicted murderers Corey Allan Brown and Andrea Renee Wilson requested new trials Monday in a hearing before Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart at the Liberty County Justice Center in downtown Hinesville.

February 26, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety

Gum Branch home damaged by fire

A Monday afternoon fire heavily damaged a Gum Branch structure that serves as a residence and a business.

February 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

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