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Walthourville man faces drug, endangerment charges

LUDOWICI - A Walthourville man was charged with four counts of child endangerment this past week, when he was arrested for possession of cocaine at a motel here.

March 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Assisted suicide probe reaches into Georgia

ATLANTA - A wide-ranging investigation into an alleged suicide assistance ring led to charges against four people and raids in nine states as authorities looked into how many deaths might have been involved.

Four members of the Final Exit Network were charged Wednesday with helping a 58-year-old Georgia man end his life by inhaling helium. The group assigns those seeking to end their lives a guide who instructs them to purchase two new helium tanks and a hood, known as an "exit bag," the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

February 26, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Ludowici stores alleged to be selling to minors

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department charged four businesses with selling alcohol to minors during an undercover sting last week.

February 25, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


These fires set intentionally

Members of Fort Stewart's Forestry Division conducted controlled burns on more than 1,000 acres of land Friday during annual prescribed burns of the fort's ranges. Fire planner David Pope said the burnings are mandated and make it safer for soldiers to train.

February 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff's office blotters

Jan. 26

• Making a false report/giving false information, Independence Place Drive

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


DHR warns seniors of 2 scams

ATLANTA - As the economy continues to decline and more people struggle financially, scams are on the rise again - including the resurfacing of the "Grandma Scam."

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Meth problem hasn't hit Liberty yet

For the first time ever, the state attorney general released a nationwide and statewide study on the economic costs of methamphetamine abuse, and justice system experts said the results were staggering.

February 16, 2009 | By Laren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE probe turns up drugs, guns

MACE agents conducted a four-month undercover investigation on a house on Dunlevie Road obtaining sufficient evidence to get a search warrant on Jan. 9 . As agents approached the house several people outside ran from the area, but a man taking a nap in his car parked behind the house was caught. The house belongs to Tom and James Blagmon who, according to MACE Commander Al Cato, are well known drug dealers in the area. They were not home when the warrant was served, but agents reportedly found tools of the crime, 30 grams of suspected marijuana, five grams of suspected ...

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Daytime burglaries on rose

Eleven days after being burglarized, Crystal Vasquez said every day she still notices more and more things that were taken from her home where she lives with her 4-year-old daughter.

February 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Long County massage clinic closed for alleged misconduct

LUDOWICI - The Bally Massage Clinic was shutdown Saturday by the Ludowici Police Department after one of its employees allegedly offered to perform sex acts for a fee.

February 11, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Sugar tragedy anniversary brings responders together

Tomorrow will mark the first anniversary of a sugar dust explosion that shook the hearts and minds of people across South Georgia.

February 06, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Three injured in early morning fire (updated)

LUDOWICI -- Three people were injured in a fire that likely was started by a space heater in a Long County home early Thursday morning.

February 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Assistant superintendent booked for DUI

Liberty County Board of Education Assistant Superintendent for administrative services Jason M. Rogers was arrested and booked for DUI and other charges on Jan. 23.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Long health care centers burglarized

LUDOWICI - Two healthcare businesses in Long County were broken into last weekend, and the Ludowici Police Department is asking for help in finding out who committed the crime.

February 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Alee Shriners promote burn prevention

SAVANNAH – Feb. 1-7 is Burn Awareness Week, and Shriners across North America are helping Shriner Hospitals for Children kick off of a yearlong campaign focused on preventing gasoline burn injuries. A special Web site has been developed for the campaign, WWW.burnawarenessweek.org.

February 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Authorities investigating apparent assault-suicide

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating what appears to be an aggravated assault and suicide that occurred sometime Saturday morning at a home on the 300 block of Springs Grove Road near Jesup.

January 31, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Stabbing victim identified

A Liberty County man was rushed to the hospital Sunday afternoon after he was stabbed during a domestic dispute.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Friday fire injures one, displaces three

A Long County man was injured as he escaped from his burning home Friday. Three people were displaced by the fire.

January 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle and Lewis Levine Correspondents | Public Safety


Meth-lab suspect caught

A man who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges was apprehended Monday by a team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies.

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Burglar may have left cell phone at scene

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Update: St. Catherines diver found alive

The diver that went missing Tuesday morning in St. Catherines Sound, Bill Eberlein, has been found alive and was treated on a Sea Tow boat, according to Liberty County Eastern District Volunteer Fire and Rescue firefighter Joe Cannon.

January 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robberies, burglaries plague city

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Marshals seek alleged fugitive

The United States Marshals Service is looking for Frank S. Monsegue Sr.

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici hit-and-run investigated

An alleged hit-and-run occurred Tuesday night in Ludowici, and law enforcement is asking for the public's help in the investigation.

January 19, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville gets grant for police cars

The Georgia Municipal Association presented safety-grant checks Jan. 8 to Hinesville for special mirrors and cameras for Hinesville Police Department cars. The city received $5,995 for digital video mirrors and $5,474 for thermal-imaging cameras.

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Pembroke hires new police chief

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 15, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robbery at birthday party

Reports recently filed a the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fence doesn't make for good neighbors

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

January 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Mother seeks answers in son's death

In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.

January 13, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety


Electronics targeted in home burglaries

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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