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Liberty sheriff’s office promotes five deputies

With Lt. Danny Pittman's recent retirement, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office had one slot to fill and several promotions to hand out during a ceremony Wednesday evening at the justice center.

June 10, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Retiring deputy’s zeal for life, sense of humor will be missed

After serving more than 40 years between the Army and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Danny "Cuz" Pittman is ready to retire.

June 10, 2011 | Seraine Page | Public Safety


New wildfires sparked around Okefenokee

FOLKSTON - Authorities say nearly 50 new wildfires have been sparked in and around the Okefenokee Swamp region of south Georgia.

June 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 23: A Bradwell Institute teacher reported a laptop taken from her classroom by a student. Video surveillance allowed administrators to identify the student. Administrators told police they would be pressing charges but that the student would be allowed to complete his exams.

June 09, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hams work airways during emergencies

What started out as a hobby for a small handful of community members has bloomed into a club that is now capable of assisting the county in emergencies or other major events.

June 08, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Public Safety


Eight companies recall pool, spa covers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with eight manufacturers of pool and spa drain covers, have announced a voluntary recall of certain drain covers because they were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.

June 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Coastal smoke drifting up from Florida

SAVANNAH - Smoke from wildfires burning in northern Florida drifted more than 130 miles north Monday to settle over parts of Savannah and neighboring Beaufort, S.C.

June 07, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Citizen’s Academy improves community

It's a two-way street; citizens want police protection and police want citizens' help in preventing crime.

June 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


HPD organizing Citizens Academy

The Hinesville Police Department will have a citizens' academy starting Aug. 2. The course consists of 10 two-hour sessions and two two-hour ride-along sessions. Classes are from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evenings.

June 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fire damages Long County home

A fire that substantially damaged a Long County home Thursday likely started in an electrical source in the attic.

June 06, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 16: Construction crews at a site on Gen. Stewart Way reported damage to construction equipment that was not damaged the day before.

June 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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May 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ashdown named regional DOD Fire Officer of Year

Fort Stewart Fire Department Station Chief James H. Ashdown joined the family business 26 years ago. His brother, nephew, wife and sons also are carrying on the Ashdown firefighting tradition.

May 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 12

May 26, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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


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Nuclear plant's safety discussed at meeting

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of the Hatch Nuclear Power Plant during an open house from 4-6 p.m ...

April 19, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD Reports

From Hinesville Police Department reports. Editor's note: Due to computer issues at the city, reports have been unavailable in recent weeks. They are back ...

April 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Child critical after collision with pickup

A 9-year-old boy was critically injured Tuesday when he was riding a bike south of Riceboro and was hit by a pickup.

April 18, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One dead, another injured after domestic dispute

Liberty County authorities are searching for a 41-year-old man in connection with a homicide and the injury of another person in Walthourville early Thursday.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Early forecast calls for 6-8 hurricanes

When Liberty County Emergency Management Deputy Director emailed a graphic with the 2018 hurricane forecast, he added a caveat.

April 09, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murder suspect gets $1M bond

The man accused of fatally shooting James Caswell Jones had bond set at $1 milllion on March 19, by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert ...

April 02, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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