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Cumberland fire far from historic structures

SAVANNAH - Firefighters used hand tools to battle a slow-moving wilderness fire Thursday on Cumberland Island, forcing the National Park Service to close portions of the federally protected island to tourists visiting the Georgia coast.

January 05, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Part of Cumberland Island closed by fire

CUMBERLAND ISLAND - Firefighters are battling a 45-acre wilderness fire on Cumberland Island, forcing the National Park Service to close portions of the federally protected island to tourists.

January 05, 2012 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Three treated after fire on Hunter

SAVANNAH - Authorities say three people were taken to a hospital and treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in a housing unit at Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah.

January 04, 2012 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Local Subway restaurant robbed

An armed robber struck a Hinesville business Friday night, making it the forth area business to be targeted by a gunman in a two-week period.

January 04, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Gunman strikes Subway shop

An armed robber struck a Hinesville business Friday night, making it the forth area business to be targeted by a gunman in a two-week period.

December 31, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Officials focus on road safety

While many will toast the New Year this weekend with a fizzy libation in hand, Liberty County law enforcement officers will dedicate their weekend to ensuring area residents safely enjoy their bowl games and black-eyed peas.

December 30, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Officer’s safety warnings save woman’s life

Lifelong Ludowici resident Georgina Grippe understands the importance of wearing a seat belt. It took a few reminders, but when Grippe begrudgingly agreed to buckle up, the simple move ended up saving her life.

December 30, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Local convenience store robbed

For the third time in about a week, a local business was targeted by a gunman.

December 28, 2011 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Blotters for Dec. 28

Dec. 21

December 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Gunman holds up yogurt shop

For the second time in less than a week, an armed gunman has struck a Hinesville business.

December 27, 2011 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Dec. 18

December 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Agents bust Midway meth lab

A man and his girlfriend were arrested Wednesday morning in Midway when agents from the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement team reportedly found an active methamphetamine lab in a home in the 100 block of Hollingsworth Boulevard. Two toddlers also were found in the home.

December 23, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office honors residents

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes presented meritorious awards to residents Ansel Thomas and Jill Dalton on Thursday afternoon for their services to the community that led to two separate arrests Dec. 5.

December 22, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Dec. 14: A business on E.G. Miles Parkway was broken into and $3,200 in cash taken from the register. The subject was captured on security footage shooting through the glass door before entering the business and jumping the counter.

December 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Meth lab busted in Midway

Authorities busted a meth lab in the 100 block of Hollingsworth Boulevard in Midway on Wednesday afternoon, according to MACE Lt. Jeff Hein.

December 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Joint Operation Leads to the Largest Cash Seizure in CNT History

In the late months of 2016, the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) collaborated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the ...

March 29, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Suspected pusher busted

A Liberty County drug dog unit discovered narcotics during a traffic stop on Monday in Hinesville that was enough to warrant six distribution charges, according ...

March 29, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments February term:

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record for the February 2017 term. All ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man gets life for death of aspiring Macon rapper

The man convicted of killing aspiring Macon-area rapper Markese "Pain City" Mahone was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge ...

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter March 22

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Bond set for man accused of killing teen

The man accused of killing teen Clyde Austin Weeks was in court Monday for a bond hearing.

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Reward upped for info on Long crimes

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people targeting the elderly in Long County has increased from $700 to $4,000.

March 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


'Hatchet man' back in court this week

The man who earned the nickname the Hatchet Man for attacking a woman with a hatchet in 1996 is expected back in court Thursday, according ...

March 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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