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Ludowici chief home after injury

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was home Friday afternoon, after being taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after his patrol car was hit by a pickup and burst into flames Thursday morning.

October 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


GBI says local man shot himself after robbery

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died during an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to preliminary autopsy reports.

October 17, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety


How people weathered the storm

Hurricane Matthew brought rain and wind that knocked down trees and power lines in Liberty and Long counties.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King, Jeff Whitten, Dan Scott and Pat Watkins | Public Safety


City EMS and teams assessing damage

The City of Hinesville has reported that the fire department and EMS are back in full response, and linemen crews from Georgia Power, Coastal EMC and Canoochee EMC will be working on power outages.

October 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Worst expected this afternoon, night

As local officials continued to urge area residents to evacuate Friday morning and help those without transportation to get out of the area, Hurricane Matthew continued on course to ravage Coastal Georgia.

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


FEMA: Prepare for Matthew

WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is monitoring Hurricane Matthew and remains in close coordination with state emergency managers and tribal officials, as well as our federal partners at the National Weather Service forecast offices. FEMA is urging residents in potentially affected states – from Florida to the Mid-Atlantic – to familiarize themselves with evacuation routes now, prepare, and to take direction from state, local, and tribal officials.

October 06, 2016 | FEMA news release | Public Safety


Governor: Mandatory evacuation east of I-95

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a mandatory evacuation east of Interstate 95 for six coastal counties. The voluntary evacuation request, issued yesterday, remains in effect for residents west of I-95 in those counties.

October 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Area still preparing as Matthew gets closer

With a hurricane watch issued for our area, emergency declarations by the governor and county commission and a voluntary evacuation order for some Liberty County residents, little has changed from Wednesday as Hurricane Matthew approaches the area.

October 06, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Health department has flu vaccine

The Liberty County Health Department has announced that it has flu vaccine available.

October 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Midway man charged in connection with crime that led to fatal shooting

A Midway man has reportedly been arrested in connection with a home invasion report in Statesboro that eventually led to a fatal shooting of one suspect.

October 05, 2016 | By Al Hackle and Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty EMA briefing on Hurricane Matthew

October 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Decisions expected soon as hurricane approaches

The National Hurricane Center is still saying it is unclear what impact Hurricane Matthew will have on the East Coast of the United States.

October 05, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Governor declares state of emergency

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a state of emergency for 13 counties in Georgia's coastal areas.

October 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hurricane expected to sweep along East Coast

Forecasters are saying it is too early to say what impact Hurricane Matthew will have on Coastal Georgia. But, they say, it could be severe.

October 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Babies don't steal

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

October 03, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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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


Daughter tries to fight ex at mom's house

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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