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.
• Dec. 10, Theft by shoplifting, 1246 W. Oglethorpe Highway
• Dec. 14, Disorderly conduct, Wilder Road
A Hinesville woman, Charise Frasier, 30, was killed in a single-car accident early this morning, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper A.M. Cheney .
No charges have been filed in the accident last week that took the lives of a Statesboro grandmother and her 3-year-old grandson.
ATLANTA - Six people, including three from Liberty County were arrested in an inter-agency law enforcement operation focusing on child exploitation in the area, according to J. Britt Johnson, special agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office.
Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
A Jesup woman apparently dreaming of a large payday reportedly filed a police report claiming she had been struck by a vehicle in Hinesville. However, she soon found herself under investigation and later was arrested for filing a false report.