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DNR rangers, fisherman rescue family

REIDSVILLE - Authorities say two Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers and a fisherman rescued two boys and their father from the Ohoopee River.

July 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Fire closes Highway 196 temporarily

Despite weekend efforts by Georgia Forestry rangers to control a fire that has been burning in a peat moss bog near Ga. Highway 196 since Tuesday, a thick plume of smoke blanketed the heavily used road, bringing visibility to zero at times and prompting officials to temporarily close the highway.

July 06, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Buzz off: Combat summer pests

For more than 30 years, Jack Vereen has worked to "fight the bite."

July 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Brush fire flares up from peat

A fire that had smoldered in a peat bog since Tuesday became a major brush fire Friday in Hinesville.

July 05, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighters find 339 sticks of dynamite

WAYCROSS - Firefighters battling a massive wildfire in South Georgia discovered 339 sticks of dynamite, and a U.S. Army bomb squad from Fort Stewart was called to detonate the explosives.

July 02, 2011 | The Associated Press | Public Safety


Region’s fires continue to pose risk

Where's the fire?

July 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


HPD blotter

June 23: A church on Gen. Stewart Way reported checks from its assistance fund had been forged for a total amount of $1,975.

June 30, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Downtown tree lost to lightning

A member of Rogers Tree Service's crew takes down limbs from a large willow oak tree Tuesday morning in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park. A portion of the park near the tree had been closed to the public as a safety precaution after the tree was struck by lightning last week. Liberty County Extension Coordinator Robert Bell and an arborist assessed the tree and advised the city to take it down because the structural integrity of the top of the tree had been compromised.

June 29, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Public Safety


Second arrest made in Long machete case

A second arrest has been made in last week's case in which a homeowner used a machete to stop a man from burglarizing his home.

June 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Suspect in string of robberies arrested

Dublin police have apprehended a Savannah resident believed to be responsible for eight robberies between Athens and Orange Park, Fla., including one in Midway and one in Richmond Hill, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.

June 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Dept. blotter

June 17

June 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO’s Jenkins promoted to captain

Liberty County Sheriff's Office in-house instructor Keith Jenkins was promoted to captain Friday as part of a department-wide restructuring. LCSO Sheriff Steve Sikes said Jenkins will oversee the department's revamped, more intensive training program.

June 27, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 16: A Pineview resident reported a burglary in which $100 in cash was taken. The victim told police her neighbor spotted a former acquaintance of the victim's on the property, and the victim told police she believed the former acquaintance also had been stealing cigarette butts from her front porch for several weeks.

June 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man thwarts break-in, nabs suspect

A Long County man thwarted a home invasion in progress Tuesday and detained an intruder at his residence in the Burnt Pines subdivision.

June 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Judd denied bond, considered flight risk

Christiane Judd, the former operator of Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Long County, appeared Tuesday morning before Long County Magistrate Judge Marie Middleton for a 10-minute hearing.

June 23, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Weather Service still tracking two systems

Tropical Storm Gaston may become the third named hurricane of 2016 over the next week but poses no threat to Coastal Georgia, according to the ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bank customer's demeanor draws police

Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:

August 23, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Domestic dispute ends in stabbing

A domestic dispute early Thursday morning ended in a stabbing.

August 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Tropical systems may pose threats

There is a chance that a tropical system in the Atlantic could develop into a storm and be in our area over the weekend or ...

August 22, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man kicked out of bar, threatens officer

Recent reports filed by the Liberty County Sheriff's Department include:

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fort Stewart conducting Emergency Response Exercise

STEWART GUARDIAN 16: From Monday through Friday (August 15-19), Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will conduct an Emergency Response Exercise, known as Stewart Guardian ...

August 17, 2016 | Press Release | Public Safety


Dead daughter's necklace stolen from car

Reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department Aug. 4 through 11 include:

August 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Extortion attempts fail

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers include:

August 15, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff organizing citizens academy

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes is organizing a citizens academy that will begin this month.

August 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter Aug. 10

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers include:

August 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Zika not only threat from area mosquitoes

You have probably heard the news there have been confirmed cases of the Zika virus in north Miami. The potential of contracting the Zika virus ...

August 08, 2016 | Robert Bell Extension agent | Public Safety


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