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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


MACE blotter for Dec. 10

Nov. 5

December 25, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 1: Obstruction/public drunk - A Fort Stewart man told police he lost his driver's license at a local sports bar/pool hall and could not get onto Fort Stewart without it. He complained that a sheriff's deputy who was working security would not help him find his license.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Flu-related death in Glynn County

CHATHAM COUNTY – The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Area's storm watch lifted

The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warch for Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties.

February 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tag-reader credited with more arrests

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has one patrol vehicle equipped with a new device that is paying off. The Tag Reader System was key in a drug bust earlier this week on I-95.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


One killed, seven injured by train in Jesup

One member of a Savannah-based Meddin Studios film crew shooting the Greg Allman biopic, "Midnight Rider," was killed in a train accident around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Jesup, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office Investigator Joe Gardner. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel. Seven others were injured, one of whom was taken by helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where her condition is unknown.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RH ranked among safest Georgia cities

Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia's 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.

February 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart will be burning nearly 1,200 acres of underbrush in forests on the post today, according to a release from its public affairs office.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Escaped inmate caught in Texas

A former Fort Stewart soldier who escaped with a second inmate from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 17 was arrested Saturday in Texas.

February 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Ex-priest gets 7 years for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.

February 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters

Feb. 3

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Missing Midway teen found safe

Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar's missing 16-year-old daughter, Alexis Maureen Morningstar, was found safe Friday morning in a Jacksonville department store and has been returned to her mother.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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