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FEMA authorizes federal funds to battle Ga. wildfires

ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Georgia to fight the Elim Church Road fire in Long County and the Mosley Road fire in Coffee County.

April 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 24

April 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Forum focuses on wildfire, prevention

Long County held a community-awareness public meeting Wednesday at the high school to inform people about what happened during last week's fire. The forum also provided safety tips for how to help prevent wildfires.

April 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Georgia Forestry monitors fire remnants

The Long County division of the Georgia Forestry Commission on Thursday reassumed responsibility for monitoring the remnants of the fire that burned more than 4,000 acres last week in Long County.

April 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 22

March 31, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


RAD to teach women awareness, self-defense

Hinesville Police Staff Sgt. Gerald Morris taught his wife and daughter years ago "simple, everyday" preventative measures they could implement to protect themselves.

March 30, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Communities rally around firefighters, volunteers

The massive wildfire that broke out last week in a wooded area near Elim Church Road left part of Long County in ruins; however, it appears to have strengthened the bond between area residents and neighboring communities.

March 30, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighters douse hot spots

The fire that broke out in Long County on Thursday afternoon ravaged 4,035 acres and burned 10 structures, three of which were occupied homes, said Darrell Ballance, Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Chief and Emergency Management Agency Director. The cause of the blaze still is unknown, but the Georgia Forestry Commission will conduct a full investigation.

March 30, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Supreme court rejects death row appeal

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia prosecutors who spent more than two decades trying to execute Troy Davis have won what may be their final legal battle in the U.S. Supreme Court, yet state prison officials still can't schedule his execution.

March 29, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 19

March 29, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Health officials: Avoid wildfire smoke inhalation

Coastal Health District officials are asking residents to take precautions to avoid health problems related to the smoky conditions caused by recent wildfires throughout the district's eight-county area.

March 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Three homes, 4,000 acres burn

Highway 84 through Long County was closed again Saturday, evidence that a massive wildfire that broke out Thursday had not been extinguished.

March 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County burglary suspect apprehended

The Long County Sheriff's Office captured burglary suspect Brandon Izzard, 23, on Wednesday. He had been on the loose since being released from Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah four weeks ago.

March 26, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Long County fire 95 percent contained

A massive wildfire that engulfed parts of Long County on Thursday and closed Highway 84 is 95 percent contained within firebreaks, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Darrell Ballance and Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Assistant Chief Richard Truman. The officials estimate that more than 1,000 acres have burned, but could not say exactly how much land had been destroyed. Firefighters are still putting out hot spots and two helicopters are doing water drops, Truman said, although he did not know how long the water drops would continue.

March 25, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Long County Schools closed due to fire

Long County schools are closed Friday because of the massive wildfire that began Thursday afternoon near Elim Church Road and has now burned more than 1,000 acres. The blaze quickly spread to the wooded areas surrounding Highway 84 and officials closed the road in both directions. Long County High Schools is being used to house evacuees.

March 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Drivers who speed are warned to slow down

Motorists who think they can drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror ...

July 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Friday crash kills local man

Investigators are unsure what caused a local man to run off South Coastal Highway Friday night. He was killed when his car hit a tree.

July 15, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Suspect in bouncer’s death out of jail on bond

A murder suspect made bond this week while another murder suspect had his bond reduced and a convicted murderer requested a new trial.

July 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Deputy hurt when suspect rams cruiser

A Liberty County Sheriff's deputy was taken to a hospital after being involved in a wreck Friday night.

July 07, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Search for alleged robber continues

Hinesville Police are still searching for Michael Earl Palmer, who allegedly robbed the PetSmart on Oglethorpe Highway on June 22.

July 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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