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Governor issues evacuation order east of I-95

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his emergency declaration to include 24 additional counties, with a total of 30 counties now included in a state of emergency. Deal also issued a mandatory evacuation order for all areas east of I-95, all of Chatham County and some areas west of I-95 that could be impacted by potential storm surge from Hurricane Irma. The executive order also authorized up to 5,000 Georgia National Guard members to be on state active duty to support ...

September 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


What our storm surge may look like

The accompanying maps show possible storm surge in our area. They were created by the National Hurricane Center to depict vulnerability of people living in coastal areas.

September 07, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


South Florida landfall could influence turn

AccuWeather reports after blasting the northern Caribbean, dangerous Hurricane Irma will turn toward the United States, potentially bringing life-threatening impacts from Florida to the Carolinas beginning this weekend.

September 07, 2017 | By Renee Duff AccuWeather meteorologist | Public Safety


Riceboro murder case against Wallace LeCounte James continued

A competency hearing for a man charged with four counts of murder, five counts of aggravated assault and one count of cruelty to children was continued.

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hurricane Irma has area's attention

Just 11 months after Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on Liberty County and Coastal Georgia, area officials are monitoring Hurricane Irma and urging residents to take steps now to prepare.

September 05, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office helping Liberty, Texas

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is looking to help the county's Texas namesake, The Liberty County, Texas, Sheriff's Office, by accepting donations for the recovery of officers who suffered losses to Hurricane Harvey.

September 03, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Attention turns to storm in Atlantic

With former Hurricane Harvey tracking north, northeast along the Mississippi River, storm trackers are turning attention to Irma, which was upgraded to hurricane status Thursday morning.

August 31, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Two sides to assault with a golf club story

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

August 28, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


East end burglary arrest

A man wanted for burglary on the east end of Liberty County is under arrest, according to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Capt. Tracy Jennings.

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fire displaces woman and son

A Long County woman and her son were displaced from their home by a fire Wednesday morning.

August 22, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Courier senior correspondent | Public Safety


2014 Midway area murder case set for trial in October

A man suspected of killing his roommate nearly three years ago is set to go to jury trial in October.

August 21, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


July shooting suspect arrested

One of two suspects allegedly responsible for shooting a Walthourville man on July 23, has been arrested by U.S. Marshals.

August 21, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Patient pulls fire alarm at Hinesville VA

From Hinesville Police Department reports.

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


I-95 interchange ramp detour set for Sunday

Drivers heading east on I-16 to I-95 north overnight Sunday should expect delays, according to the state Department of Transportation.

August 18, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Army charges two with murder

The Army has charged two Third Infantry Division soldiers with murder under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to Army officials.

August 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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Updated: Man recovered from river

Searchers have recovered the body of a Wayne County man who was feared to have drowned Sunday in the Altahama River.

November 20, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


‘Grandparents’ targeted in scam

A recurring scam has apparently reared its ugly head in the area.

November 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Coworkers' dispute prompts call to police

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 06, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shots fired during fight at Pineland

Hinesville police are investigating after a fight resulted in several shots being fired around 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at Pineland Square Apartments.

November 06, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County grand jury indictments by the September 2017 term. All suspects are considered innocent ...

November 05, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Update: Pedestrian hit by SUV identified

A woman trying to cross West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville was struck by a vehicle and died, according too Hinesville Police Traffic Accident Investigator Richard ...

November 04, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hatchet bonded out on own recognizance

The man known as Hatchet Man for his 1996 attack on a woman using a hatchet and arrested in February on allegations of sexual abuse ...

November 02, 2017 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Officers recognized after shootout

Four federal law enforcement officers were recently honored for their actions during a shootout in Allenhurst last year.

November 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Busy term for September grand jury

Liberty County's grand jury handed down a number of indictments during its September term.

November 01, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety


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