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More arrests at local hotels as MACE sweeps the area

After a string of arrests, some related to prostitution, during a March 28 raid at the San's Inn hotel, the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Commander Al Cato said surrounding hotels are cooperating to clean up their businesses.

May 17, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Busy hurricane season predicted

BAHAMAS -- The Colorado State University forecast team upgraded its early season forecast Friday at the Bahamas Weather Conference, saying the U.S. Atlantic basin will likely experience a well above-average hurricane season.

May 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hospitals asked to conserve blood because of shortage

Donald Lovett, head of the lab at Liberty Regional Medical Center, reports the American Red Cross is urging hospitals to plan ways to cut back on blood use because of a nationwide shortage of type O negative blood.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office blotter April 28

April 6

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter April 28

Disorderly conduct

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


HPD hopes to close down burglary ring

Search warrants were served last week and Hinesville Police hope to start making arrests for a string of more than 40 residential and business burglaries in April.

May 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Firefighters control natural gas leak

County workers snagged a gas pipe Wednesday afternoon while clearing the area where the new justice center will be built, releasing natural gas and requiring assistance from the Hinesville Fire Department.

May 10, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Public Safety


New boat helps in search and rescue

A new investment for the Eastern District Volunteer Fire Department is already paying out dividends, according to Chief Joseph Martin.

May 10, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


A thanks to those that save lives behind the scenes

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is when people from all over the public safety field and beyond express appreciation for the people who make telecommunications work.

May 08, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Federal money aims at regional radio networks

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced Liberty County, as part of a regional radio network, will share in $20 million in Public Safety Interoperable Communications grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

May 08, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Public Safety


MACE March report

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 76 cases in March associated with 104 total offenders.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Friday wreck kills local man

One man was killed Friday night and two others injured in a head-on collision on Highway 196 East in Liberty County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

May 06, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


5-vehicle pile-up at busy intersection hurts woman

A woman was flown by LifeStar to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah with face and head injuries after a five-car pile on Highway 196 Thursday afternoon.

May 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Tips to reduce damage from high winds

ATLANTA -- The recent tornadoes that struck Georgia came with little notice. Taking precautions long before storm clouds form is the best answer for minimizing damage from such foul weather.

May 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Boy sustains minor injuries when bike, truck collide

Last Thursday, a bicycle and truck collided on Smiley Road in Long County. No serious injuries were reported.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 3: Burglary - A Fleming man told deputies that when he left his Sand Dollar Drive home at 4 p.m. one day, and returned at

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 1: Obstruction/public drunk - A Fort Stewart man told police he lost his driver's license at a local sports bar/pool hall and could not get onto Fort Stewart without it. He complained that a sheriff's deputy who was working security would not help him find his license.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Flu-related death in Glynn County

CHATHAM COUNTY – The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Area's storm watch lifted

The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warch for Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties.

February 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tag-reader credited with more arrests

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has one patrol vehicle equipped with a new device that is paying off. The Tag Reader System was key in a drug bust earlier this week on I-95.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


One killed, seven injured by train in Jesup

One member of a Savannah-based Meddin Studios film crew shooting the Greg Allman biopic, "Midnight Rider," was killed in a train accident around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Jesup, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office Investigator Joe Gardner. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel. Seven others were injured, one of whom was taken by helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where her condition is unknown.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RH ranked among safest Georgia cities

Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia's 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.

February 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart will be burning nearly 1,200 acres of underbrush in forests on the post today, according to a release from its public affairs office.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Escaped inmate caught in Texas

A former Fort Stewart soldier who escaped with a second inmate from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 17 was arrested Saturday in Texas.

February 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Ex-priest gets 7 years for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.

February 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters

Feb. 3

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Missing Midway teen found safe

Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar's missing 16-year-old daughter, Alexis Maureen Morningstar, was found safe Friday morning in a Jacksonville department store and has been returned to her mother.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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