Maurice Newsome, 21, the boyfriend of Savannah Smith, now faces murder charges in her death. Smith's body was found last month in Gum Branch.
According to autopsy results, a body found June 18 near Juanita Road in Liberty County is that of Hinesville woman Savannah Smith, 22, who previously had not been seen since June 8. Hinesville Police Department Detective Thomas Cribbs confirmed Smith's identity at 4 p.m. Friday.
An Ellabell man is one of 32 people indicted in federal court on drug charges, it was announced late last week.
Hinesville attorney Jeffery L. Arnold was chosen Monday for a judgeship on the State Court of Long County by Gov. Sonny Perdue's Judicial Nominating Commission.
What should have been a routine transaction Thursday night for Faye Parr at the Heritage Bank's Midway branch turned potentially deadly when a man robbed her at gunpoint.
According to Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi, a man who escaped from the Colorado Department of Corrections was captured June 29 during a traffic stop on Georgia Highway 119.
A man wanted in connection with a March 9 shooting in Long County has bee captured June 27 in Duval County, Fla. The suspect, Edward Earl Holmes, 29, had been on the run for nearly four months, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.
A two-car wreck Tuesday in Long County sent three people to the hospital. Georgia State Patrol Trooper W.N. Bouman said he received a call just after 1 p.m. about a two-vehicle accident on Highway 301 South, just outside Ludowici's city limits.
The Hinesville toddler who was struck by a car Sunday as he sat in his stroller awaiting a 4th of July fireworks display died Wednesday afternoon, according to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Max McLendon.
A toddler struck by a vehicle Sunday in Hinesville is in serious condition in a Savannah hospital.
Two new laws took effect July 1. Senate Bill 360 bans texting while driving for adult drivers and House Bill 23 bans all cell phone use for teen drivers. Both of these new laws carry fines of $150 and one point added to the driving records of violators. The new laws are designed to reduce distracted driving. Twenty-five states already ban texting for all drivers and 25 states also ban all cell phone usage for teen drivers.
State, local and federal officials met Friday at Glynn County's Public Safety Center in Brunswick and discussed response plans for any potential threat to Georgia from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Hinesville Fire Department will be outside Walmart on West Oglethorpe Highway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday for the annual "Fill the Boot" drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
A Ludowici man faces charges after police said he allowed a juvenile to set a brush fire near Pecan Park.
The Hinesville Fire Department and the Liberty County office of the Georgia Forestry Commission are at the scene of a brush fire behind the Hinesville Cemetery on South Main Street. The incident was reported around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
A Fort Stewart soldier, identified as Matthew Caron, 28, was killed Sunday in Savannah when his 2014 BMW overturned.
Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
Family Dollar in Ludowici recently was targeted by alleged shoplifters.
Hinesville Police think they know who the person is whose skeleton was found Sunday evening, but officers were awaiting forensic reports before making any announcement.