• March 4, Statutory rape, 302 W. Gen. Stewart Way
A suspect was apparently hit by a bullet fired by a lawman in Liberty County Monday afternoon shortly after 4 p.m.
A Claxton man riding in a car stopped by a Long County police officer last week in Ludowici for not having headlights on eventually was arrested for drug possession.
• March 7, Mental subject, 1000 Islands Highway, Midway
A Coastal Georgia resident has been appointed to a four-year term on the Georgia Board of Public Safety. Daniel M. "Danny" Bryant of Richmond Hill was administered the oath of office recently during the Board of Public Safety's regular meeting in Atlanta.
A man who allegedly shot another man March 9 in Long County is still on the loose, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office.
• Jan. 1-March 1, Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, 565 Dunlevie Road, Allenhurst
A man who allegedly shot another man Tuesday after the two were involved in a fight is still at large, according to the Long County Sheriff's Department.
Contrary to a rumor rapidly spreading across town, a Pinewood Christian Academy bus and a pickup were not involved in a serious crash at 4:30 p.m. Monday on Highway 196. Georgia State Patrol troopers reported the almost-routine traffic accident resulted in a few minor injuries.
CLYO - Sheriff's deputies Effingham County are investigating a human skeleton found in some woods in southern Georgia.
Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor says authorities discovered the skeletal remains of an unidentified man Monday after someone called in a tip. The bones were found in woods near Clyo, 35 miles north of Savannah.
ATLANTA - A bill that would allow gun owners with permits to carry firearms onto college campuses and into churches and bars passed a key Senate committee on Monday and could soon be headed for the full Senate.
The Special Judiciary Committee voted 7 to 1 in favor of Senate Bill 308. State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, the sponsor, reiterated on Monday that the bill is aimed at clarifying the firearms carry law for Georgia's 300,000 gun owners with permits to carry weapons.
A Richmond Hill pilot died some time Friday when his plane crashed into a pond on Savannah's Southside, the Savannah Morning News has reported.
The Pines at Willowbrook residents greeted one another with smiles and hugs last week before the start of their February neighborhood watch meeting. Parents with teens, tweens and toddlers in tow settled themselves in their community club house while apartment manager Cynthia Bryant and a group of neighborhood watch volunteers offered refreshments.
Deputy Lt. Danny Pittman, with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, misses the days when American families - no matter where they lived - were close to their neighbors and could count on them in times of need. And he and others in law enforcement are working to bring back that feeling of community to make neighborhoods in Hinesville and across Liberty County safer. The Coastal Courier ran the first of a two part series on neighborhood watches and cutting crime in the area in Wednesday's edition. The second part will run Friday. Pick up a copy of the paper to ...
FORSYTH - Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff's Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.
Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."
Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Chief Deputy Jon Long and jail administrator Jeff Hein officiated the swearing-in ceremony for several new deputies Wednesday morning at the Liberty County Justice Center.
The Ludowici Police Department recently added another police car to its fleet.