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Slain woman's partner now faces murder charge

Maurice Newsome, 21, the boyfriend of Savannah Smith, now faces murder charges in her death. Smith's body was found last month in Gum Branch.

July 21, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Body of Savannah Smith identified

According to autopsy results, a body found June 18 near Juanita Road in Liberty County is that of Hinesville woman Savannah Smith, 22, who previously had not been seen since June 8. Hinesville Police Department Detective Thomas Cribbs confirmed Smith's identity at 4 p.m. Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Teen shot in Elaine Street apartment

July 16, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ellabell man indicted in federal court

An Ellabell man is one of 32 people indicted in federal court on drug charges, it was announced late last week.

July 14, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Attorney tapped for Long Co. bench

Hinesville attorney Jeffery L. Arnold was chosen Monday for a judgeship on the State Court of Long County by Gov. Sonny Perdue's Judicial Nominating Commission.

July 14, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


ATM user robbed at gunpoint

What should have been a routine transaction Thursday night for Faye Parr at the Heritage Bank's Midway branch turned potentially deadly when a man robbed her at gunpoint.

July 12, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long deputy nabes Colorado fugitive

According to Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi, a man who escaped from the Colorado Department of Corrections was captured June 29 during a traffic stop on Georgia Highway 119.

July 12, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspect nabbed in Florida

A man wanted in connection with a March 9 shooting in Long County has bee captured June 27 in Duval County, Fla. The suspect, Edward Earl Holmes, 29, had been on the run for nearly four months, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

July 09, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Three injured in Long County wreck

A two-car wreck Tuesday in Long County sent three people to the hospital. Georgia State Patrol Trooper W.N. Bouman said he received a call just after 1 p.m. about a two-vehicle accident on Highway 301 South, just outside Ludowici's city limits.

July 09, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Child dies from injuries

The Hinesville toddler who was struck by a car Sunday as he sat in his stroller awaiting a 4th of July fireworks display died Wednesday afternoon, according to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Max McLendon.

July 08, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hit-and-run driver hits toddler

A toddler struck by a vehicle Sunday in Hinesville is in serious condition in a Savannah hospital.

July 07, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for July 2

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July 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Time to put the phones down while driving

Two new laws took effect July 1. Senate Bill 360 bans texting while driving for adult drivers and House Bill 23 bans all cell phone use for teen drivers. Both of these new laws carry fines of $150 and one point added to the driving records of violators. The new laws are designed to reduce distracted driving. Twenty-five states already ban texting for all drivers and 25 states also ban all cell phone usage for teen drivers.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


EMA officials discuss oil spill's impact on Georgia

State, local and federal officials met Friday at Glynn County's Public Safety Center in Brunswick and discussed response plans for any potential threat to Georgia from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Firefighters 'Fill the Boot' for MDA victims

The Hinesville Fire Department will be outside Walmart on West Oglethorpe Highway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday for the annual "Fill the Boot" drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Florida teen arrested in Liberty County

A Florida teen was arrested Thursday night in Liberty County in connection with a school bus shooting that left two teens injured.

May 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville police call off search for large bear

Hinesville police officers attempted to track a bear within the city limits Thursday night. But shortly before midnight, they called off the search because it had disappeared into the woods.

May 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities capture escaped inmate in northwest Georgia

People in southeast Georgia- especially in the Sunbury area near Fort Morris - can breath a little easier.

May 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldier's killer gets three life terms

Carl Evan Swain was sentenced Monday to three life sentences in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, according to 1st Assistant U.S. Attorney James Durham.

May 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Home burglaries spur neighborhood-watch

Fleming residents are a bit fed up with the recent increase in home burglaries within their community.

May 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Search expanded for escaped inmate

The search for an inmate whom authorities say walked away from a work detail in the Fort Morris area has expanded well beyond Liberty County.

May 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Prisoner reportedly escapes from work detail

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is searching for a prisoner who walked away from road-work detail Monday afternoon.

May 18, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Walthourville firefighters help with unusual request

In their day-to-day activities, they heroically battle residential and wild fires. On rare occasions, they help rescue a cat that might be stuck in a tree.

May 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


'Below-normal' hurricane season in forecast

AccuWeather reports despite a premature start to the Atlantic hurricane season, due to the development of Ana, forecasters predict that the number of storms this year will again fall below normal.

May 14, 2015 | By Justin Roberti AccuWeather.com staff writer | Public Safety


GBI trains officers to investigate infant deaths

About 50 law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders from Liberty County and surrounding communities gathered at Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus to receive formal instructions on a new procedure being implemented statewide by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

May 13, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Sexual assault report on post not backed up

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police department include:

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici continues drug crackdown

The Ludowici Police Department continued its crackdown on drugs with another recent drug bust.

May 06, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Probation revoked on trucker who hit officer

Robert Lee Turner's probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 10 months in jail with credit for time served Tuesday by Liberty County State Court Judge Leon Braun.

May 06, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


All-terrain vehicles stolen

Recent reports made to the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

May 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Car wedges under moving truck on I-95

A Florida woman can count her blessings this morning after she was dragged under a tractor trailer on northbound Interstate 95 in Liberty County.

May 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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