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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


Hinesville man turns himself in, another search begins

Last week's Coastal Courier story regarding Delano Clancy led the 21-year-old Hinesville man to turn himself in after hearing from his family that the police were looking for him. The arrest of Clancy has encouraged the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force to again ask for community support in locating a person wanted for probation violations and drug charges.

December 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Two high-speed chases start in Liberty

Two unrelated attempted traffic stops in Liberty County on Thursday night led to separate high-speed chases through the area.

October 23, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


'Mint' doesn't deliver purchased coins

Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office included:

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Crash was apparent murder-suicide attemp

A fatal wreck Saturday afternoon on Highway 301 in Long County appears to have ties to an incident that occurred at a Richmond Hill hotel earlier that day.

October 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Tombstone damaged in Taylors Creek Cemetery

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville POlice Department include:

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Three in critical condition after wreck

Three people were injured Tuesday night in a single-car crash in Long County.

October 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Some couples should've never got together

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Tips lead to Ludowici arrests

Police Chief Robert Poppell said officers made an arrest after hearing about an Oct. 4 robbery on South Macon Street.

October 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Bond set for burglary suspect

A man arrested inside a dry cleaners early Monday has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary, according to Hinesville Police Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

October 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent murder-suicide in Ellabell

The Oct. 1 deaths of an elderly Ellabell couple apparently were the result of a murder-suicide, according to a Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident report.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspects charged, denied bond

Two of the three suspects in last week's shooting death of a Macon man made first appearances in magistrate's court Monday morning in the courtroom located in the Liberty County jail.

October 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Cows damage crops

Recent reports to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

October 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three arrested in Days Inn shooting

Authorities arrested three suspects in the shooting death of Markese Mahone, a Macon-area rapper who was killed early Friday morning at a Days Inn just outside Hinesville city limits.

October 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified

The man killed in an early Friday shooting at a Flemington hotel has been identified as Markese Mahone, 25, of Macon, according to the incident report filed by Liberty County Deputy Dustin Rushing.

October 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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