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.
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.
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.
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.
New Year's Eve is synonymous with midnight kisses, resolutions, and for many, champagne and cocktails.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
The home of a Long County Sheriff's Department deputy that recently burned down was determined to have been an accident.
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.
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.
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
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.
Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.
A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.
The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.
A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.
The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.
Corporal Scott Hensler of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired-driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.
A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile home park on Wilder Road.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office will host another 10-week Citizen's Academy beginning Aug.6.
Authorities are investigating how a man was shot in Walthourville Monday night, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden.
The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced that the city of Ludowici received a safety grant check for $6,000. The funds will be used to purchase helmets, gloves, handbooks, manuals and radio systems.
June 26: Simple battery - An officer was called to a disturbance on Deer Trail Lane in Midway. The complainant said her friend came over drunk at 6:30 a.m. They hung out all day until the friend wanted the complainant to get off the phone and go for a walk with her. The complainant said no, which made the friend mad, and she began swinging at her.
June 28: Criminal trespass - An officer responded at Ballard Drive in reference to two unidentified men knocking on the complainant's door.
Between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, three structure fires were reported in Liberty and Long counties. No one was injured, but 10 area residents now are without homes. The blazes appear to be unrelated.
A search is under way in Hinesville for the person who robbed the GeoVista Credit Union on Link Street on Thursday morning.
A disabled Long County woman and her son lost everything Wednesday in a house fire on Macedonia Church Road.