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3rd ID soldier still missing

SAVANNAH - The search continued through Thursday for a Fort Stewart soldier who was reported missing after she failed to pick up her teenage daughter from school Monday.

January 16, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Missing soldier works on Fort Stewart

SAVANNAH (AP) - Savannah-Chatham County police were searching Wednesday for an Army soldier who was reported missing after she failed to pick up her teenage daughter from school.

Sgt. Charlana McKenzie, 32, was last seen by her 14-year-old daughter Sunday night, police spokeswoman Judy Pal said. The daughter told police she normally goes to school after McKenzie heads to work at nearby Fort Stewart, but her mother picks her up every afternoon, which she failed to do Monday.

January 14, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Long County inmate escapes

A Long State Prison inmate escaped Tuesday, while on a work detail in Jesup.

January 14, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Meth labs found in Effingham Co.

SRINGFIELD - A half dozen methamphetamine labs have been dismantled in north Effingham County.

The Effingham County Sheriff's office said the labs were discovered Tuesday afternoon and led to the arrest of a man and woman who face multiple drug charges.

January 14, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Student hit by car in Ludowici

LUDOWICI -- According to Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson, at about 8 this morning a student was hit by a vehicle as the child was crossing McDonald Street in front of the board of education office.

"From what one witness told us, the child apparently ran out in front of the car, and was hit; at this point it doesn't appear that the driver was at fault, but everything is still under investigation", said Robertson.

January 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Sunday wreck injures five

A wreck involving a Long County man, and a woman, who was traveling with three passengers, appears to be alcohol related, according to Georgia State Patrol, Trooper William Bowman.

January 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Teen accidentally shot in stomach

Hinesville police have confirmed a teenager was shot at a home in the Eagles Landing subdivision Friday night.

The shooting occurred at a house on the 1400 block of Abrahms Ally shortly before 7 p.m. The teen was rushed to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah with a gunshot wound to the right side of his abdomen.

January 10, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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


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Stabbing victim identified

A Liberty County man was rushed to the hospital Sunday afternoon after he was stabbed during a domestic dispute.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Friday fire injures one, displaces three

A Long County man was injured as he escaped from his burning home Friday. Three people were displaced by the fire.

January 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle and Lewis Levine Correspondents | Public Safety


Meth-lab suspect caught

A man who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges was apprehended Monday by a team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies.

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Burglar may have left cell phone at scene

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Update: St. Catherines diver found alive

The diver that went missing Tuesday morning in St. Catherines Sound, Bill Eberlein, has been found alive and was treated on a Sea Tow boat, according to Liberty County Eastern District Volunteer Fire and Rescue firefighter Joe Cannon.

January 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robberies, burglaries plague city

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Marshals seek alleged fugitive

The United States Marshals Service is looking for Frank S. Monsegue Sr.

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici hit-and-run investigated

An alleged hit-and-run occurred Tuesday night in Ludowici, and law enforcement is asking for the public's help in the investigation.

January 19, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville gets grant for police cars

The Georgia Municipal Association presented safety-grant checks Jan. 8 to Hinesville for special mirrors and cameras for Hinesville Police Department cars. The city received $5,995 for digital video mirrors and $5,474 for thermal-imaging cameras.

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Pembroke hires new police chief

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 15, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robbery at birthday party

Reports recently filed a the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fence doesn't make for good neighbors

Reports filed recently with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

January 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Mother seeks answers in son's death

In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.

January 13, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety


Electronics targeted in home burglaries

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three cars stolen in one night

One determined alleged car thief was busy Dec. 29, stealing vehicles from three different locations in Long County and Ludowici.

January 12, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


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