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One arrested on drug charges during raid

Long County officers arrested one person and confiscated drugs during an Oct. 17 raid on a Ludowici Apartment.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Crash on Fort Stewart kills young Long Co. man

Dillon Jacobs, who had recently decided to join the Army, died following a vehicle crash on Highway 144 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning.

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Crash closes Highway 144 in Fort Stewart

Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart is closed until further notice following a two-vehicle accident with one fatality, according to a news release from Fort Stewart PAO.

October 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Storm preparations open door for thieves

The following incidents are taken from Hinesville Police Department reports.

October 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Alleged burglar charged

A Ludowici man has been charged with burglary in connection with a Sept. 30 report.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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


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Meth ring convictions send 13 to federal prison

Thirteen Southeast Georgia residents, including one from Fleming, were sentenced to federal prison last week in U.S. District Court for their roles in a ...

May 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fires take homes, pets

A Hinesville home was destroyed Sunday afternoon when flames raged through the structure.

May 17, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Alleged teen's sexting leads to extortion attempt

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 15, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire destroys mobile home, kills pet

A fire which destroyed a Gum Branch mobile home Saturday has displaced three people and killed a pet dog.

May 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Six crashes lead to two deaths in April

State troopers from the Rincon Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated six traffic crashes during the month of April in Bryan County.

May 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Murder suspect denied bond for second drug bust

A man charged in a January 2016 murder was denied bond Monday after his second drug arrest in six months.

May 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man steals extension cords, leaves bag of starch

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County man sentenced to 5 years prison

A Long County man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for starting a fire last summer that destroyed a historic shopping center in ...

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Lane closures tonight on I-95 in Chatham County

Drivers traveling on I-95 through Chatham County should expect lane closures tonight.

May 03, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Cinco de Mayo is no time for drunk driving

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety joins all state and local law enforcement officers in reminding drivers to not get behind the wheel if ...

May 02, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Man runs vehicle into Flash Foods, runs away leaving mother behind

Police say a man who struck the front of a service station in Hinesville fled the scene after the accident leaving behind his elderly mother.

May 01, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Handgun found under car

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 01, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


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