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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

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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


Firefighters 'Fill the Boot' for MDA victims

The Hinesville Fire Department will be outside Walmart on West Oglethorpe Highway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday for the annual "Fill the Boot" drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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


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Long arm of law catches fugitive here

A fugitive from Florida recently fell into arms of law enforcement here, literally.

September 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fatal-shooting victim was 3rd ID cavalry scout

The soldier who was fatally shot Saturday night in Long County, like the soldier charged in connection with the incident, was a cavalry scout in ...

September 01, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici Police arrest shoplifter

A Long County man was arrested by the Ludowici Police Department on Aug. 10 after he allegedly stole some items from a local store.

August 31, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldier held without bond in death of fellow soldier

Fort Stewart soldier Hunter Jack Kelly, 20, died of a gunshot wound after a fellow soldier handled a weapon that discharged and struck him in ...

August 31, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI: Soldier is fatally shot during gathering at Long County home

A gathering Saturday night at a Long County home turned deadly when a Fort Stewart soldier was shot and killed.

August 30, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Erika dissipates near Cuba

Erika is no longer considered a tropical system, the National Hurricane Center announced Saturday morning.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes

Tropical Storm Erika appears to be less and less of a threat to coastal Georgia as time goes on.

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County hires new fire chief

The Long County Board of Commissioners selected McIntosh County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Deverger to be the next chief of the Ludowici/Long County ...

August 28, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Brunswick man pleads to stealing turtle eggs — again

A Brunswick man apparently can't keep his hands off turtle eggs.

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Erika's track shifts west

Tropical Storm Erika's track shifted to the west overnight, meaning that the storm is likely to make landfall in Florida before making its way ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Some Jansal Valley macadamia nuts recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley raw macadamia nuts distributed in Georgia because of potential ...

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Erika's winds affect Virgin Islands

A National Hurricane Center track posted Thursday night includes all of coastal Georgia, as well as Florida's entire Atlantic coast, in Tropical Storm Erica ...

August 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Wreck shuts down Walthourville road for hours

A tractor-trailer hauling logs struck a car Wednesday afternoon at Talmadge Road and E.B. Cooper Highway in Walthourville, police said.

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


Firearm stolen out of vehicle

Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

August 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


New tropical storm on horizon

On the heels of Hurricane Danny dissipating over the weekend, the National Hurricane Center warns that Tropical Storm Erika is following the earlier storm's ...

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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