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Parking mistake damages Liberty County Jail, no tickets

A Hinesville woman hit the gas pedal instead of the brake Tuesday while parking at the Liberty County Jail, damaging a part of the building.

September 20, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Public Safety


Men suspected of having sex in park bathroom

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 19, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Another hurricane on horizon

The Liberty Emergency Management Agency reports this morning that it is watching Hurricane Maria.

September 18, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Charges added on burglary suspect

A man recently arrested for a string of business burglaries faces new drug charges.

September 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fire destroys Long County home

A fire early Wednesday destroyed a mobile home on the 2000 block of Moody Bridge Road in Long County.

September 13, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Flooding ushers out Irma

As Hurricane Irma appeared to be leaving Liberty County with only light damage Monday afternoon, the storm surge and high spring tides flooded east-end homes and temporarily cut off thousands of residents.

September 12, 2017 | By Pat Watkins | Public Safety


Check power outages in area

You can find power outage information at the following websites: Canoochee EMC (http://outage.canoocheeemc.com:8889/), Coastal Electric (http://oms.coastalemc.com/OMSWebMap/OMSWebMap.htm?clientKey=undefined) and Georgia Power (http://outagemap.georgiapower.com/external/default.html?hp=tm_po_view_outage_map).

September 11, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Jose expected to peter out

Behind Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose is now not expected to be a threat to the United States.

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty battens down

Even with forecasts that project Hurricane Irma's path farther west and much of Coastal Georgia outside the storm's "cone of uncertainty," activity in Liberty County was slow Saturday morning.

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Closures, precautions being announced

As Hurricane Irma creeps toward the East Coast, area agencies and offices are taking pre-emptive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees and citizens.

September 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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


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Taser found on BI after basketball game

From recent Hinesville Police Department reports:

December 14, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murder suspect arrested in Long County

Kenny Jernigan, who is suspected in a fatal home invasion in Pierce County, was arrested in Long County Monday.

December 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Boot camp mate allegedly defrauds soldier

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 30, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


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