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Accident closes Talmadge for an hour

Talmadge Road was blocked in both directions Tuesday afternoon when a flatbed truck lost its load as the driver swerved to avoid hitting a car.

July 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Slain woman's partner now faces murder charge

Maurice Newsome, 21, the boyfriend of Savannah Smith, now faces murder charges in her death. Smith's body was found last month in Gum Branch.

July 21, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Body of Savannah Smith identified

According to autopsy results, a body found June 18 near Juanita Road in Liberty County is that of Hinesville woman Savannah Smith, 22, who previously had not been seen since June 8. Hinesville Police Department Detective Thomas Cribbs confirmed Smith's identity at 4 p.m. Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Teen shot in Elaine Street apartment

July 16, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ellabell man indicted in federal court

An Ellabell man is one of 32 people indicted in federal court on drug charges, it was announced late last week.

July 14, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Attorney tapped for Long Co. bench

Hinesville attorney Jeffery L. Arnold was chosen Monday for a judgeship on the State Court of Long County by Gov. Sonny Perdue's Judicial Nominating Commission.

July 14, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


ATM user robbed at gunpoint

What should have been a routine transaction Thursday night for Faye Parr at the Heritage Bank's Midway branch turned potentially deadly when a man robbed her at gunpoint.

July 12, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long deputy nabes Colorado fugitive

According to Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi, a man who escaped from the Colorado Department of Corrections was captured June 29 during a traffic stop on Georgia Highway 119.

July 12, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspect nabbed in Florida

A man wanted in connection with a March 9 shooting in Long County has bee captured June 27 in Duval County, Fla. The suspect, Edward Earl Holmes, 29, had been on the run for nearly four months, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

July 09, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Three injured in Long County wreck

A two-car wreck Tuesday in Long County sent three people to the hospital. Georgia State Patrol Trooper W.N. Bouman said he received a call just after 1 p.m. about a two-vehicle accident on Highway 301 South, just outside Ludowici's city limits.

July 09, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Child dies from injuries

The Hinesville toddler who was struck by a car Sunday as he sat in his stroller awaiting a 4th of July fireworks display died Wednesday afternoon, according to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Max McLendon.

July 08, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hit-and-run driver hits toddler

A toddler struck by a vehicle Sunday in Hinesville is in serious condition in a Savannah hospital.

July 07, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for July 2

June 20

July 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Time to put the phones down while driving

Two new laws took effect July 1. Senate Bill 360 bans texting while driving for adult drivers and House Bill 23 bans all cell phone use for teen drivers. Both of these new laws carry fines of $150 and one point added to the driving records of violators. The new laws are designed to reduce distracted driving. Twenty-five states already ban texting for all drivers and 25 states also ban all cell phone usage for teen drivers.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


EMA officials discuss oil spill's impact on Georgia

State, local and federal officials met Friday at Glynn County's Public Safety Center in Brunswick and discussed response plans for any potential threat to Georgia from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Wake swamps fisherman's boat

A man endured several hours slogging through a marsh Friday after the boat he was in was swamped by the wake of a larger boat that was passing.

February 27, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged wanted man sought

The Liberty County Sheriff Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted man.

February 27, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bomb threat at Long County High

Long County High School has been evacuated following a phone call claiming their was a bomb in the school.

February 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Surveillance shows person entering through drive-thru window

Jan. 5

February 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Texting may have caused fatal accident

The woman killed in a crash on I-95 Saturday has been identified as Emily Grubb, 19 from Poolesville, MD, and officials say she was apparently distracted by a text message when the accident happened.

February 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged shooter identified

The woman accused of firing a shot that nearly hit a sleeping woman in Hinesville about 6:30 a.m. Sunday has been identified as Neacie Blige, 51, according to HPD Det. Jeff Lui.

February 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Overloaded cord blamed for fire

An overloaded extension cord caused a fire that destroyed a Hinesville home Friday morning, displacing seven people.

February 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


I-95 crash near Midway kills woman

A woman was killed in a wreck on I-95 Saturday afternoon.

February 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire damages Hinesville home

A home on the 100 block of Thornbriar Drive was damaged when a fire swept through the single-story home Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged home-invasion shooter arrested, charged

Herbert Lewis, who allegedly shot a man during a home invasion in Walthourville last year, has been arrested and now faces three charges, including two aggravated assault.

February 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Young RH man falls to death at Savannah job

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the death of a roofing company employee who fell through a skylight of a warehouse Wednesday.

February 19, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Wind chill advisory issued for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area for early Thursday.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici car chase ends in Liberty County

A Feb. 11 car chase that began in Ludowici ended in Liberty County with the apprehension of two Savannah men.

February 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty looking to introduce re-entry program for released prisoners

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, jail administration and probation officers introduced the idea for a countywide prisoner re-entry program during a meeting last week at the Liberty County Justice Center.

February 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Rash of burlgaries include attempt at church

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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