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 ...
Hinesville police detectives confirmed Thursday nothing was stolen in an armed robbery that put a Domino's store manager in the hospital with gunshot wounds to the arm and chest.
Feb. 12, Battery (FVA), cruelty toward child third degree, 300 Brantley Drive
A former Long County Department of Family and Children's Services worker recently was charged with killing her sister, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Investigator Nickey Anderson.
A Midway man was killed Monday night in a single-vehicle accident in the Lake George area.
Ray Huff, 51, of Hinesville was shot through a closed door during a robbery that occurred at 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Domino's pizza store at 327 W. Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The complete story is in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.
Five people, including a 7-year-old boy, were taken to area hospitals after an apartment fire in Hinesville Thursday night.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced that the Riceboro Fire and Rescue Department will receive a $19,214 grant as part of the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Rosie Payne, 54, of Ludowici was charged with murder on Tuesday in the death of Doris Warshup, 50.
A fire Thursday night in Hinesville sent four people to hospitals. The number of injured was initially reported as two.
Tuesday morning's jury trial for suspected killer Richard Earl Geiger was postponed until a future date. Geiger's public defender, Brett Williams, had to leave the court room when he received notification of a family health issue. Geiger allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Rosie L. Smith, to death after a domestic dispute and reportedly hid her body in the closet of her Raintree Apartments home in March 2007. There are more details about this story in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.
A Fort Stewart soldier, identified as Matthew Caron, 28, was killed Sunday in Savannah when his 2014 BMW overturned.
Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
Family Dollar in Ludowici recently was targeted by alleged shoplifters.
Hinesville Police think they know who the person is whose skeleton was found Sunday evening, but officers were awaiting forensic reports before making any announcement.
Two Long County residents face charges for allegedly driving recklessly in Ludowici.
The skeleton of an as-yet unidentified woman was found about 6 p.m. Sunday by a woman out walking her dog.
Feb. 11 - Broken windows/criminal trespass - Officers responded to a Sequoia Circle residence in reference to criminal trespass. The complainant stated that someone shot a BB gun at her residence, breaking the front windows. HPD officers observed the broken windows and several BBs on the ground near the windows.