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Fire claims deejay, family's home

Local radio personality and entrepreneur, Lissette Flores, aka DJ L' Boogie, husband Frank 'Nitty' Tolbert and his 4-year-old son, Zamir Smiley, were lucky to have escaped a fire that broke out near 2 a.m. Monday morning at their Fleming residence.

July 27, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Fire destroys Ludowici home

LUDOWICI - A Long County man and his wife lost their home to a fire Friday morning, according to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Darrell Ballance.

July 27, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


FBI sees no connection in bank robberies

According to Stephen Emmett with the Atlanta FBI, there have been no advances or arrests made in connection with The Heritage Bank robbery in Midway a few weeks ago.

July 24, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Local thwarts scam attempt

As the FBI reports a new scam spreading through the country, a Riceboro woman reports she was approached, but didn't fall for an well-worn scheme.

July 24, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Local agencies hellp U.S. marshals in sweep

Members of the Liberty County Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office assisted the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in a succesful raid under operation Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. The operation led to the arrests of 326 people in the region, 1,927 statewide and 190 nationally during the second week of July.

July 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Molester pleads guilty, gets 10 years probation

A 48-year-old Hinesville woman accused of molesting an 8-year-old relative entered a guilty plea before Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart and received a 10-year probated sentence Thursday.

July 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Police: Soldier slain for car, ID

SAVANNAH - A Georgia-based soldier charged with killing an Army buddy was days away from being kicked out of the military and may have committed the crime to steal the victim's car and identity, a police detective testified in court Wednesday.

Savannah-Chatham County police say Pvt. Sylvester Denmark Horton shot Spc. Necco McCraw four times and left his body on a dirt road near the Savannah River on July 2. The slain soldier's 1-year-old son, who had been with McCraw, was found stranded but unharmed near a busy highway, and McCraw's debit card was used to buy two ...

July 23, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Families spend time together in jail

Last week, two Long County families put a new twist on the old adage "a family that plays together stays together." There wasn't much playing involved but, due to some bad judgments, the families did end up staying together - in the Ludowici jail.

July 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Child molestation suspect pleads not guilty

Facing two counts of cruelty to children, three counts of child molestation and one count of criminal attempt to cause a child pain, suspect Nicholas Lewis stood before Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose and entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment hearing July 14.

July 22, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Darien bank robbery suspects caught

DARIEN - Authorities have arrested two of three Florida men accused of robbing a bank on U.S. 17 in Darien.

July 22, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Bond denied to shooting suspect

A man is currently being held in the Liberty County Jail for a shooting in Walthourville during 4th of July weekend.

July 21, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Family grapples Long County woman's disappearance

Debora Gail DeLoach Moody was last seen Dec. 4, 2007. The Long County woman's disappearance shocked the local community and has been especially hard on Moody's family.

July 17, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Still no suspect in bank robbery

As of Tuesday night, there were still no suspect arrests in connection with last Wednesday's robbery of The Heritage Bank in Midway, said Atlanta FBI Agent Stephen Emmett.

July 15, 2009 | Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Murder, assault suspects arraigned

A man suspected of killing his mother and stepfather, a father accused of killing his 7-month-old daughter and a man suspected of sexual assault and false imprisonment all entered pleas of not guilty Monday morning during their respective arraignment hearing at the Liberty County Jail before Liberty Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart.

July 15, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


LRMC working on EMS building

Liberty Regional Medical Center isn't waiting around for county money to build its new, much-needed EMS headquarters building.

July 13, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


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Joint Operation Leads to the Largest Cash Seizure in CNT History

In the late months of 2016, the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) collaborated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the ...

March 29, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Suspected pusher busted

A Liberty County drug dog unit discovered narcotics during a traffic stop on Monday in Hinesville that was enough to warrant six distribution charges, according ...

March 29, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments February term:

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record for the February 2017 term. All ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man gets life for death of aspiring Macon rapper

The man convicted of killing aspiring Macon-area rapper Markese "Pain City" Mahone was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge ...

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter March 22

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Bond set for man accused of killing teen

The man accused of killing teen Clyde Austin Weeks was in court Monday for a bond hearing.

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Reward upped for info on Long crimes

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people targeting the elderly in Long County has increased from $700 to $4,000.

March 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


'Hatchet man' back in court this week

The man who earned the nickname the Hatchet Man for attacking a woman with a hatchet in 1996 is expected back in court Thursday, according ...

March 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Daughter tries to fight ex at mom's house

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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