LUDOWICI - Two men and a woman were recently robbed at gun point during a home invasion in the Rye Patch Area of Long County.
A head-on collision in Douglas last Sunday claimed the life of 13-year-old Savannah Highsmith of Midway, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The body of another 3rd Infantry Division soldier was found on post Saturday.
LUDOWICI - The Grinch may have tried to steal Christmas, but one Ludowici man probably succeeded when he allegedly stole from his mother over Christmas.
SAVANNAH - Although the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department no longer lists Charlana McKinsie as a missing person, as of Saturday, her whereabouts and status with the Army still are unknown.
The FBI released its preliminary, semiannual Uniform Crime Report on Monday and found that on a national level both violent crimes and property crimes have decreased in the past year; a 3.5 percent drop for violent crime and a 2.5 percent drop for property crime.
SAVANNAH -- Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are no longer listing Charlana McKinsie as a missing person.
Metro Police announced in a news release at 3:40 Thursday that it is closing its investigation into the whereabouts of the Fort Stewart soldier who was reported missing after she did not pick her daughter up after school Monday afternoon.
LUDOWICI - A Long State Prison inmate, who escaped Tuesday, is back behind bars.
According to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, a man robbed the Clyde's Market at Butler Avenue and Highway 84 in Midway at about 1:10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9.
SAVANNAH - The search continued through Thursday for a Fort Stewart soldier who was reported missing after she failed to pick up her teenage daughter from school Monday.
SAVANNAH (AP) - Savannah-Chatham County police were searching Wednesday for an Army soldier who was reported missing after she failed to pick up her teenage daughter from school.
Sgt. Charlana McKenzie, 32, was last seen by her 14-year-old daughter Sunday night, police spokeswoman Judy Pal said. The daughter told police she normally goes to school after McKenzie heads to work at nearby Fort Stewart, but her mother picks her up every afternoon, which she failed to do Monday.
A Long State Prison inmate escaped Tuesday, while on a work detail in Jesup.
SRINGFIELD - A half dozen methamphetamine labs have been dismantled in north Effingham County.
The Effingham County Sheriff's office said the labs were discovered Tuesday afternoon and led to the arrest of a man and woman who face multiple drug charges.
LUDOWICI -- According to Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson, at about 8 this morning a student was hit by a vehicle as the child was crossing McDonald Street in front of the board of education office.
"From what one witness told us, the child apparently ran out in front of the car, and was hit; at this point it doesn't appear that the driver was at fault, but everything is still under investigation", said Robertson.
A wreck involving a Long County man, and a woman, who was traveling with three passengers, appears to be alcohol related, according to Georgia State Patrol, Trooper William Bowman.
A shooting has been reported at Hillery Park in Walthourville. It happened just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden. The victim was taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center, but his condition is unknown. Authorities are on the lookout for the suspects, described as two black males in a white Ford Escort. Anyone with information should call 911. Currently, few details are known about the incident, but the Courier will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.
The Hinesville Police Department recently received a grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to provide funding for a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000 breath alcohol testing instrument.
For the past year, the provider of Long County's future emergency medical services has been shrouded in uncertainty. But Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley said last week that there soon will be no cause for concern.
July 2: Verbal dispute - A Hinesville man called a deputy to his residence due to a fight he had with a woman.
July 5: Criminal attempt to commit burglary - A Hinesville resident believed someone tried to enter his house through the front door.
Several vehicles were damaged following a vehicle accident Friday on West Oglethorpe and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The Liberty Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM dealership had several vehicles damaged on its lot when a pickup truck traveling on West Oglethorpe Highway was involved in an accident with another vehicle. The pick up struck used and new trucks, damaging the vehicles.
Jenorris McKenzie was denied bond on his first appearance before a magistrate Friday, according to Hinesville Chief of Detectives Maj. Thomas Cribbs. McKenzie is accused of driving his Honda through Kroger on Highway 84 on Wednesday night. No one was hurt in the incident, but the store was heavily damaged.
William Bass, who was believed to be living in Liberty County, is being looked at as the primary suspect in last week's GeoVista robbery in Hinesville.
The Carter Road home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.
Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.
A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.
The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.
A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.
The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.
Corporal Scott Hensler of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired-driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.