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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


Away for holidays: Tips to prevent burglaries

With many people away, visiting friends, or just out of the house for holiday shopping, burglars will have countless good prospects. Experts agree that it is a very vulnerable time for homeowners.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long residents to get calls about E-911

LUDOWICI - GeoComm is starting to contact Long County residents to update telephone company database records, Karl Larsen, a GIS specialist for the company, told the Long County E-911 Committee at its Nov. 25 meeting.

December 20, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 5

Nov. 15

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 3: Burglary - A Fleming man told deputies that when he left his Sand Dollar Drive home at 4 p.m. one day, and returned at

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 1: Obstruction/public drunk - A Fort Stewart man told police he lost his driver's license at a local sports bar/pool hall and could not get onto Fort Stewart without it. He complained that a sheriff's deputy who was working security would not help him find his license.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Flu-related death in Glynn County

CHATHAM COUNTY – The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Area's storm watch lifted

The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warch for Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties.

February 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tag-reader credited with more arrests

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has one patrol vehicle equipped with a new device that is paying off. The Tag Reader System was key in a drug bust earlier this week on I-95.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


One killed, seven injured by train in Jesup

One member of a Savannah-based Meddin Studios film crew shooting the Greg Allman biopic, "Midnight Rider," was killed in a train accident around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Jesup, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office Investigator Joe Gardner. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel. Seven others were injured, one of whom was taken by helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where her condition is unknown.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RH ranked among safest Georgia cities

Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia's 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.

February 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart will be burning nearly 1,200 acres of underbrush in forests on the post today, according to a release from its public affairs office.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Escaped inmate caught in Texas

A former Fort Stewart soldier who escaped with a second inmate from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 17 was arrested Saturday in Texas.

February 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Ex-priest gets 7 years for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.

February 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters

Feb. 3

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Missing Midway teen found safe

Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar's missing 16-year-old daughter, Alexis Maureen Morningstar, was found safe Friday morning in a Jacksonville department store and has been returned to her mother.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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