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.
The Ludowici City Council voted during a Feb. 3 special meeting to rehire former Police Chief Richard Robertson.
Georgia State Patrol Post 11 in Hinesville recently received two Genesis II Select radar guns, donated by the Darien Police Department. Chief Donnie Howard, who heads DPD, was instrumental in making the donation, said GSP post commander Sgt. Thornell King.
• Feb. 8, Aggravated assault, 217 Bradwell St.
• Jan. 22, Child molestation, Whippoorwill Way
A mobile home fire Sunday morning in the 3800 block of E.B. Cooper Highway displaced a husband and wife and their granddaughter. Charlie Houston and his family had lived in the home for more than 15 years.
The bones found last month in a wooded area of Hinesville have been identified as a man who had been reported missing last year.
A man suspected in the strangulation death of his wife in Dec. is behind bars, charged Wednesday with murder.
Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
A local man who ran from Ludowici police officers trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant bit one of those officers, leaving an impression on her forearm, police said.