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Court to divert minor drug users into rehab

Liberty County Monday launched a court designed to divert drug users from a life of addiction.

January 07, 2009 | By Laruen Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Pot farm case settled

In a plea bargain Monday, Shawn Martin, admitted to one of six drug charges leveled against him after a raid of his 140-acre estate in August 2007.

January 07, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


No fatalities in our area

The Georgia State Patrol says 20 people died on state roads in traffic accidents over the holiday weekend, but none were inn our area.

"We had no fatalities and no serious wrecks," Hinesville Police Department Lt. Max Mclendon said Monday.

January 05, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE blotters

Agents were called in to assist the Liberty County Sheriff's Department on Nov. 26 after deputies made a routine stop on a car for having its taillight out. The stop reportedly led to a search of the vehicle, where the deputies allegedly found a black bag containing a sawed-off shotgun, another altered firearm, ammunition and 1.5 grams of marijuana.

January 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two DUIs on holiday

Reporting only one DUI incident each, the Hinesville Police Department and Fort Stewart's Military Police said that local residents started 2009 on a safe note.

January 05, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsbeger Staff writer | Public Safety


Law looking to stamp out New Year DUIs

New Year's Eve is synonymous with midnight kisses, resolutions, and for many, champagne and cocktails.

December 31, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE drug arrests in November

Agents on Nov. 19 arrested Joshua Hicks, who was reportedly found in the possession of several stolen items. Among those items was an M-4 assault rifle reportedly belonging to Jonathan Guzman. Cato said Guzman was called in to claim his rifle, and during the conversation that followed, agents discovered he had a failure to appear warrant. Cato said MACE learned Guzman had been indicted for child molestation, statutory rape and giving alcohol to an underage person. Guzman, a soldier stationed at Fort Stewart, is currently out on bond. Since he was under indictment, he is not allowed to possess any ...

December 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Inmate's death ruled suicide

An Indiana man's death in the Long County Jail this past Friday has been ruled a suicide, according to Ludowici Police Department Chief Richard Robertson.

December 31, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


$100,000 bond set on fireman

SAVANNAH - A South Carolina judge ordered a Savannah firefighter to be held on a high bond following his arrest for a fatal hit-and-run crash that left a bicycle rider dead.

Bluffton, S.C., police said 29-year-old Ryan Scott Cudlip was formally charged Sunday with involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Patrol predicts deadly weekend

ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol is predicting 20 traffic deaths on Georgia roads during the 102-hour New Year's Day holiday weekend that begins Wednesday at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday.

The patrol estimates there will be 3,008 accidents with 1,350 injuries.

December 30, 2008 | Associated Press | Public Safety


House fire ruled an accident

The home of a Long County Sheriff's Department deputy that recently burned down was determined to have been an accident.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Savannah firefighter charged with hit-and-run death

SAVANNAH - A Savannah firefighter has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run wreck in South Carolina.

29-year-old Ryan Scott Cudlip surrendered to Bluffton, S.C., police officers Sunday morning.

December 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Body of man found in Effingham County

SPRINGFIELD - Authorities are trying to identify the body of a male found in a wooded area in Effingham County.

The body was found Sunday morning.

December 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Double shooting in Savannah kills one

SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham police say a double shooting overnight left a man dead and a woman injured.

Police said the shootings occurred near a funeral home at the corners of Commerce and Commercial Drives. Gene Harley, a police spokesman, said officers responded to the scene at around 7:30 p.m. Thursday

December 27, 2008 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville man turns himself in, another search begins

Last week's Coastal Courier story regarding Delano Clancy led the 21-year-old Hinesville man to turn himself in after hearing from his family that the police were looking for him. The arrest of Clancy has encouraged the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force to again ask for community support in locating a person wanted for probation violations and drug charges.

December 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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5 arrested in Liberty County equipment theft ring

Five men were arrested Tuesday in connection with a Georgia Bureau Investigation probe into a possible equipment-theft ring, the GBI announced.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


UPDATE: Man dies, woman in critical condition after pickup flips in Gum Branch

A man died Monday, and his femal passenger was in critical condition, after a single-vehicle accident in Gum Branch Saturday morning.

June 27, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Single-vehicle accident in Hinesville sends 1 to hospital

A Sunday morning accident on South Main Street at Eunice Road temporarily closed the street after a 2004 Lexus RX flipped over and ended up ...

June 26, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Robber apprehended after high speed chase

An alleged armed robber was apprehended after a high-speed chase wound through Hinesville Saturday just before noon.

June 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Waycross woman arrested after Amtrak train hits roadblock in Wayne County

An Amtrak train was damaged by what appeared to be an intentional roadblock on the tracks in Wayne County earlier this week, authorities said.

June 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County fire displaces man

A man was displaced after his home on the 200 block of Rye Patch Road in western Liberty County filled quickly with smoke Wednesday night.

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Police: Driver avoids checkpoint, crashes into pole in Long County after high-speed chase

Troopers manning a checkpoint in Walthourville were led on a high-speed chase into Long County when the driver tried to avoid the stop, according to ...

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver hurt in Lake George wreck

A single-vehicle wreck left the driver injured and knocked out power in the Lake George area.

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Jacksonville man dies in I-95 wreck in Liberty County

A Jacksonville, Florida, man was killed when the pickup he was driving ran off Interstate 95 and rolled over.

June 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Arrest warrant issued in Liberty County theft investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued an arrest warrant in connection with an investigation into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring in Liberty County, and ...

June 20, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Attempt to fleece a scammer backfires

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

June 20, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire destroys Hinesville produce store

R&J Produce market in Hinesville was destroyed by a fire early Monday.

June 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI: Appling County sheriff shoots motorist in Wayne County

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting Friday by the Appling County sheriff just over the line in Wayne County, according to ...

June 18, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Ludowici Police blotters

Reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department the week of May 26 through June 2 included:

June 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Authorities ask for help finding bank robber

The Jesup Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed the ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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