A woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck on Leroy Coffer Highway, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Quincy Melvin.
A woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck on Leroy Coffer Highway, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Quincy Melvin. A Liberty County woman and her daughter were traveling in minivan on the highway when a dump truck attempted to cross the intersection from Freedman Grove Road onto Pate Rogers Road. The truck struck the Dodge Caravan on the driver's side, trapping the 28-year-old-woman. She later was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. The child was transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
The final environmental-impact statement for the proposed modernization and expansion of Townsend Bombing Range in McIntosh and Long counties has been published and now is available to the public. A copy of the federal-register notice and the final EIS can be found at www.townsendbombingrangeeis.com.
Torres Boles was in court Monday morning for a preliminary hearing in connection with the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of his 3-year-old daughter, Andrea Boles.
Torres Boles was in court Monday morning in a preliminary hearing regarding the suspicious circumstances of the death of his 3-year-old daughter Andrea Boles.
March 8: Domestic disturbance - Deputies were dispatched to the parking lot of Connections Church on Patriots Trail in reference to a domestic disturbance. A man said he witnessed a couple pull into the church's parking lot and start yelling and tossing items out of the car. The man said the couple soon left the lot, but he decided to report the incident because he was concerned about the woman's safety.
Feb. 26: Prowling - A Hinesville woman said someone loudly pounded on her front door. Since she was not expecting visitors, she did not respond. A short time later, she heard someone trying to open her sliding-glass back door. The woman said her dogs barked, but since she did not look outside, she did not see anyone. Neighbors who had been outside said they didn't see anyone in the area. The woman was put in contact with the neighborhood watch program officer and given crime-prevention techniques for her residence.
A Frank Long Elementary School employee was assaulted in the school's parking lot Wednesday morning before dawn.
Feb. 27: Criminal trespass - A Hinesville woman complained that a black pickup truck backed up to a pole barn across the road from her residence. Since the area is private property, she said she confronted the driver. The man said he'd just pulled off the road to talk on his cell phone. She advised him to leave and he did so without further incident.
Four men and one woman on Wednesday turned a new page as the inaugural Liberty County DUI Court graduating class.
Feb. 20: Possession of marijuana - A deputy stopped a car for improperly displaying a license plate. The driver consented to a search of the vehicle. The deputy found an open can of beer and an open pint of vodka. He also smelled marijuana when he picked up one passenger's jacket. He found what appeared to be a partially smoked marijuana cigarette in the pocket of the garment. The passenger was issued citations for possession of marijuana and open-container violations and given a court date. The driver was cited for improperly displaying a license plate. The marijuana was placed in ...
The Armstrong Atlantic State University Police Department is partnering with the Hinesville Police Department to offer a self-defense training class for women.
Feb. 15: Matter of record - Two residents in Lake View mobile home park on Dunlevie Road disagreed over an interaction between their 9-year-old sons that resulted in one boy's glasses breaking. The complainant said his son went to ask the neighbor to play when he was rushed, grabbed and slung to the ground, resulting in his glasses breaking. The neighbor boy's father said the children had been wrestling and the boy broke his glasses but was afraid he would get in trouble for breaking them. Both parties indicated there have been past disagreements between the two boys, but ...
Feb. 4: Parole violation, Burglary - A man walked in to the Hinesville Police department requesting a criminal background check and was arrested for having an active warrant for parole violation in Atlanta.
There was a large vehicle fire on Highway 196 in Fleming this morning. Both westbound lanes were closed and one eastbound lane was devoted to diverted westbound traffic. Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies were directing traffic, and the Fleming fire department was on the scene. The Courier will provide more information about this incident as details emerge.
Sept. 26: Suicidal threats, mental subject - A woman called police to report her sister had threatened to kill herself. The woman said her sister was a diagnosed schizophrenic and had been off her medication for two days. The woman said when she went to check, her sister was angry, throwing things around and picked up a pair of scissors and threatened to do herself bodily harm. The woman took the scissors from her sister, gave her the prescribed medication and attempted to calm her down. She then took her sister to her house, called her sister's doctor and was ...
A Walthourville man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a stabbing that happened Friday in Long County.
Sept. 24: Simple battery - A police officer was dispatched to a home on Slayton Circle regarding a domestic dispute. The woman told the officer the dispute started the day before when her husband failed to respond when she called him to come home. She said she needed to attend to a personal matter, but he intentionally refused to come home. When he did come home, she left and didn't return until the next morning. She said she stayed with a friend to avoid a confrontation.
A Long County man was rushed to a Savannah hospital Friday night after he was stabbed during a reported altercation in the backyard of a home on Izzard Road.
Sept. 19: Burglary, forced entry - An HPD officer was dispatched to an apartment complex in Regency Plaza regarding a burglary. The officer met with the site supervisor of company renovating the apartments. He told the officer his men left 10 100-pound bags of recyclable copper and 21 air-conditioner regulators on the floor of a vacant apartment. He ensured the apartment doors were locked when they left at 5:30 p.m. When they returned at 7:30 a.m., the materials were gone. The officer found a broken bedroom window. The copper is valued at $2,000; the regulator is ...
Sept. 28: Simple battery - A woman slapped her husband when she allegedly found information in his belongings indicating he was talking to other women and cheating on her.
A Richmond Hill man was indicted earlier this month by a federal grand jury for allegedly burning a cross in a neighbor's yard because he believed the man to be an African-American, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.
GUYTON - A fight that began on Facebook escalated into one teenager stabbing another on Oct. 10.
Sept. 25: Arrest for another agency; Doing business without a license - While on patrol, an HPD officer noticed a blue Direct TV canopy set up near a service station on Gen. Screven Way.
SAVANNAH - Five people are in custody after a methamphetamine ring between Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties was brought down earlier this week.
Sept. 19: Possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, DUI - Two deputies pulled over a truck they noticed weaving over the road. The driver exited with his hands in the air, walked to the rear of his truck and placed his hands on the tailgate.
A home in the 700 block of Leroy Coffer Highway in the Fleming community was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon.
What originally was a report of a suicide attempt Saturday turned into a potentially deadly standoff that endangered dozens of area officers and residents of a normally quiet neighborhood.