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Murder charge leveled in Long County

Rosie Payne, 54, of Ludowici was charged with murder on Tuesday in the death of Doris Warshup, 50.

February 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Baytree Apartments fire injures four

A fire Thursday night in Hinesville sent four people to hospitals. The number of injured was initially reported as two.

February 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Murder trial postponed, not reset yet

Tuesday morning's jury trial for suspected killer Richard Earl Geiger was postponed until a future date. Geiger's public defender, Brett Williams, had to leave the court room when he received notification of a family health issue. Geiger allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Rosie L. Smith, to death after a domestic dispute and reportedly hid her body in the closet of her Raintree Apartments home in March 2007. There are more details about this story in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

February 17, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Missing Savannah teen found in Liberty

February 17, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici rehires police chief

The Ludowici City Council voted during a Feb. 3 special meeting to rehire former Police Chief Richard Robertson.

February 17, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


GSP post receives two radar guns

Georgia State Patrol Post 11 in Hinesville recently received two Genesis II Select radar guns, donated by the Darien Police Department. Chief Donnie Howard, who heads DPD, was instrumental in making the donation, said GSP post commander Sgt. Thornell King.

February 17, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Feb. 17

• Feb. 8, Aggravated assault, 217 Bradwell St.

February 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Feb. 14

• Jan. 22, Child molestation, Whippoorwill Way

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


House fire displaces family of three

A mobile home fire Sunday morning in the 3800 block of E.B. Cooper Highway displaced a husband and wife and their granddaughter. Charlie Houston and his family had lived in the home for more than 15 years.

February 10, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Feb. 7

• Dec. 10, Theft by shoplifting, 1246 W. Oglethorpe Highway

February 08, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 7

• Dec. 14, Disorderly conduct, Wilder Road

February 08, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Another wreck claims local woman

A Hinesville woman, Charise Frasier, 30, was killed in a single-car accident early this morning, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper A.M. Cheney .

February 05, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Statesboro fatality has ties to Liberty

No charges have been filed in the accident last week that took the lives of a Statesboro grandmother and her 3-year-old grandson.

February 03, 2010 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Wreck victims identified

The two people killed in a Tuesday evening wreck near Riceboro have been identified.

February 03, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Post exercise tests readiness

Fort Stewart conducted exercise "2009 Stewart Guardian" last Wednesday and, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the operation went well.

February 03, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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McGruff visits Long County Library

Kids from all over the area got a treat recently as they met McGruff the Crime Dog at the Long County Library.

July 28, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Tinted windows, cardboard tag lead to arrests

Recent crime reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

July 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three plead not guilty to murder charges

Three men accused of gunning down Macon-area rapper Markese Mahone recently were in Liberty County Superior Court, each pleaded not guilty during their formal arraignments.

July 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville man shot to death in Savannah robbery

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Hinesville man during a reported robbery in the parking lot of a post office ...

July 26, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Crash victims identified, driver to be ticketed

Six people were injured in a two-car accident on Leroy Coffer Highway Thursday afternoon, according to GSP Trooper Harry Middleton.

July 24, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fleming wreck ejected toddler; soldier stopped to help

More details were released Friday on the Thursday-afternoon wreck that injured six people, including two toddlers.

July 23, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's Office Blotters

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July 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Murder suspects plead to voluntary manslaughter

A murder suspect entered a plea of guilty of manslaughter that resulted in the stabbing death of Davis Williams Jr., in January 2013.

July 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Georgia announces recall of Aspen Foods chicken products

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Aspen Foods stuffed chicken products distributed in Georgia because of potential ...

July 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


LCSO runs safety checkpoints on 4th weekend

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he wanted to ensure citizens had a safe Fourth of July weekend. His department's patrol unit was out ...

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville police seek public’s help in Parker’s robbery

Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in solving a strong-arm robbery that occurred last week at Parker's convenience store.

July 15, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Mother, son fight over money

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Drugs, weapons seized in Long County bust

A search of a Country Manor Mobile Home Park residence Tuesday morning turned up a cache of drugs, according to the Long County Sheriff's ...

July 13, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Storm damage on Isle of Wight

Strong winds toppled trees in Midway Saturday night, causing damage to a home.

July 12, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


F.E.A.R. matriarch pleads guilty

The last of the initial five members from the radical militia group Forever Enduring Always Ready, or F.E.A.R., pleaded guilty Thursday for ...

July 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


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