SAVANNAH - Seven former officers of First National Bank recently pled guilty for their roles in a massive loan-fraud scheme against the institution and other federally insured banks.
A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty in connection with an abandoned, starving dog found locked in a Hinesville home Wednesday.
A Guyton man was shot and wounded Friday night in Midway.
A Midway man was severely burned Saturday afternoon while burning trash.
Two Tattnall County Jail inmates remained at large Saturday after escaping from the jail Friday morning.
Dec. 22: Simple batter/FVA - A Madison Drive woman told police her boyfriend got physically violent with her following an argument. The woman said her boyfriend grabbed a camera she uses for work, took it outside and indicated he was going to break it.
Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston on Jan. 10 received the 2013 report from the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform. Building on the success of the criminal-justice reform passed in the 2012 and 2013 sessions, the council primarily focused on potential reforms to help rehabilitated offenders re-enter society.
A medical helicopter did land Monday afternoon near the Liberty County DFCS office, reportedly to transport a patient who had attempted suicide. It is the Courier's policy not to offer in-depth coverage of suicides or suicide attempts.
The Courier has received word that an ATV on which five teenagers were riding flipped over just after 4:30 p.m. Friday on Peacock Trail, injuring several of the young people. One teen was flown by Life Star for treatment at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Two were taken to Winn Army Community Hospital. The other two teens, identified as males, reportedly left the scene to alert their parents and get help.
A man who was struck by a vehicle shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Gen. Screven Way and South Main Street died early Thursday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Cpl. Les Patton.
The Jan. 5 armed robbery of a Pembroke gas station next door to City Hall has led the city's police department to post fliers in local businesses warning residents against wearing masks, hoods "or (a) device which conceals the identity of a wearer" into businesses.
A man was struck by a vehicle shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Gen. Screven Way and South Main Street in Hinesville, according to authorities. He was flown by Life Star to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
Dec. 20: Simple battery - A Georgia Avenue woman told police her mother had "bumped" her knee with the front of her vehicle before leaving the home after the two had argued. The daughter said she was smoking outside when her mother approached her about burning a hole in the back seat of the car. The daughter said her mother had called her "a deadbeat" single-mother and then sprayed her in the face with air freshener.
Dec. 22: • DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol - A deputy pulled over a driver whose vehicle was weaving from side to side on Highway 38 in Midway. When the deputy approached the woman, she told him she had been talking on her cellphone. The deputy smelled alcohol coming from the woman's vehicle.
Richmond Hill has a new fire chief, as city-council members voted to offer the job and its $70,000 salary to Ralph Catlett following a brief closed session at Tuesday night's regular meeting in city hall.
Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Liberty and Long counties, on top of our existing tornado watch.
Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, whose office recently completed active-shooter training. The training, with the assistance of Global Tactical Training Group and the Midway Police Department, included all certified deputies and consisted of building entries, room entries and rappelling techniques.
March 9: • Theft by taking: A Gause Street woman told police someone took two truck tires from her yard. The woman said she noticed the tires were missing when she returned home from a funeral. She told police a neighbor said he had spotted the tires in the back of a man's pickup when riding his bike through the neighborhood.
The Long County Sheriff's Office, in a joint effort with other law enforcement agencies, recently made two drug busts, obtaining cash and drugs with a street value of more than $150,000.
Convicted felon Adam Cochrane told Liberty County High School students Thursday during a prom-promise that the choices one makes are like ripples on a pond - they leave behind consequences that affect others. Cochrane, a Bradwell Institute graduate, said his choosing to drink and drive one night in 2004 cost three people their lives.
Two members of the Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia pleaded guilty Thursday at the Long County Courthouse to the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.
Michael Bullard, the Blackshear truck driver involved in a vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital last week, has been arrested and charged with four traffic violations.
Christopher Salmon and Anthony Peden, accused members of the F.E.A.R. militia, appeared in Long County court this morning and pleaded guilty in negotiated deals worked out with the state, according to prosecutor Isabel Pauley. They had been facing charges in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.
Teens think they're invincible, that they'll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.
Susan M. Lash, 31, was arrested March 21 by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.
Murder suspects Anthony Peden and Christopher Salmon will be in court Thursday in Long County. The two are scheduled to go before Judge Robert Russell III at 9 a.m. regarding their involvement in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.
March 4: Criminal trespass - Someone used a brick to break open the back window of an office at the historic Dorchester Academy in Midway. The museum director said nothing appeared to be missing except for her office calculator, which was found outside the window.