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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


$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


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Ludowici woman dies in Florida hospital after accident

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction. An earlier version of this online article incorrectly listed Rita Simmons Deen ...

May 29, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Rabies clinics in Long County Saturday

Long County will host two rabies clinics Saturday.

May 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Wayne County football coach, wife charged with theft

Jody Grooms, the former head coach of Wayne County High School's football team, and his wife, Sharon Grooms, a former teacher at Arthur Williams ...

May 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Police: Man flees officers in Allenhurst, is run over by his vehicle

A Liberty County deputy patrolling the St. Johns Road area in Allenhurst around 3 a.m. Saturday following a rash of vehicle break-ins spotted a ...

May 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


House fire displaces Hinesville family

An early Saturday morning fire has displaced a Hinesville family.

May 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici Police Blotter

Recent reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department include:

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Officers say they intercepted contraband headed to prison

Long County authorities believe they intercepted drugs and cellphones that two women were trying to get to prisoners at the Long State Prison.

May 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Second Long County mobile home burns

Firefighters were called to the scene of another mobile home fire in Long County on Wednesday afternoon, the second this week.

May 18, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


1 injured in Hinesville shooting

An altercation between two men Monday morning sent one to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

May 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hurricane Preparedness Week runs through Saturday

ATLANTA - National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs through Saturday, and officials are urging residents to use the time to get prepared.

May 16, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire damages mobile home in northeastern Long County

Long County and Gum Branch firefighters fought a structure fire Monday at Diggers Farm on Marcus Nobles Road.

May 16, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Movie prop bills being passed as real

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

May 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville man arrested in child predator sting

A Hinesville man was one of 18 men arrested in Glynn County as part of "Operation Riptide," which targeted online child predators, the Georgia Bureau ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Woman's leg broken when pickup careens off wreck and hits her

A Hinesville woman, who was loading up items from a yard sale at the Hinesville American Legion Post Saturday, was injured when a small pickup ...

May 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Long County

A 72-year-old woman riding a bicycle shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday was injured when she was struck by a passing motorist on Rye Patch ...

May 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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