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Fatality reported at paper mill

A man was killed Wednesday afternoon in an industrial accident at Interstate Paper in Riceboro. Midway Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Joe Feinhals could not provide additional details, but said the incident involved a forklift. The accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. at a warehouse on the site of Interstate Paper. The incident is under investigation.

November 29, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway teen dies from accidential gunshot

A Liberty County High School senior, Austin John Eisner, 18, died from an accidental gunshot wound Sunday at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. The accidental shooting took place Saturday at Coastal Auto Parts and Recycling near Walthourville. Eisner was transported to Memorial by helicopter.

November 29, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Fatality reported at Interstate Paper

A man was killed Wednesday afternoon in an industrial accident at Interstate Paper in Riceboro. Midway Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Joe Feinhals could not provide additional details, but said the incident involved a forklift. The accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. at a warehouse on the site of Interstate Paper. The incident is under investigation.

November 27, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Schools continually testing safety procedures

School administrators are well aware that a crisis can happen anywhere - even here - putting staff and students at risk, which is why the district prioritizes safety.

November 27, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Storms may be headed this way

The National Weather Service is warning that severe thunderstorms are possible in our area today, into tonight.

November 26, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Nov. 25

Oct. 28: Burglary, forced entry -A Zachary Court resident returned home to find her front door kicked in and about $2,200 in televisions, gaming machines, an iPad and fire safe taken.

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter

Oct. 13: Rape - A woman on Palmetto Trace in Hinesville reported being sexually assaulted while at a house party on Plantation Road. The woman said she drank several beers and a mixed drink then went to a bedroom in the back of the house to lie down. She said she fell asleep and later woke to find a man she knew from the party assaulting her. She said she screamed and several people came into the room. Another party guest hit the alleged aggressor in the face. The woman later admitted hitting him herself. The man told the woman and ...

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Nov. 22

Sept. 30: Simple battery - A school bus driver will be filing a report after two of his Snelson-Golden Middle School bus riders allegedly got into a fight. One of the kids said he accidentally hit the other boy with his back pack as he exited the bus.

November 22, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Nov. 20

Oct. 1: Criminal attempt, burglary - A woman told police while she was at a dental appointment her assistant called to inform her of a possible break-in at her home.

November 20, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire destroys Riceboro home

A fire Monday night in Riceboro destroyed a man's home.

November 20, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Four charged with attempted bank robbery

Four Savannah residents have been charged in connection with an alleged attempted armed robbery in Midway Wednesday.

November 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Bomb scare not tied into robbery attempt

A reported bomb scare Wednesday morning spurred the evacuation of Midway Middle School and a lockdown at nearby Liberty Elementary.

November 15, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotters for Nov. 15

Sept. 30: Threats -A woman told police another woman had been sending her threatening messages by posting the comments on her Facebook page since January.

November 15, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Four held for alleged credit union robbery attempt

Two men aroused suspicion at the Interstate Unlimited Federal Credit Union on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway on Wednesday morning when law-enforcement officers were busy dealing with a bomb threat at nearby Midway Middle School.

November 15, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Middle school being evacuated

Children have been evacuated from Midway Middle School after what appears to be an explosive device was found near the school, according to Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar.

November 13, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Court-martial update: Witnesses start

The court martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui began today at Fort Stewart with Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass presiding.

March 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Nearby bust nets $42K in drugs

Three illegal immigrants are in custody after a three-county operation helped seize $42,000 worth of cocaine in Effingham and Bryan counties.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 24

March 8: Obstruction, arrest for other agency - A Midway man told police he was giving his friend, a Screven woman, a ride home because she was drunk, but brought her to the police station instead because she had urinated on herself and he wanted her to clean it up. The woman's pre-teenage son also was in the car.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Injured soldier identified

Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Stewart is in serious but stable condition following Tuesday's accident involving a tractor-trailer in Hinesville.

March 21, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 21

Feb. 24: Suspicious fire - A woman spent most of the day working from her home office at her Wells Road residence and decided to step out to run a few errands. She said when she returned, the fire department was on scene, extinguishing a small fire.

March 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Court-martial for alleged murder starts Monday

The court martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui will begin on Monday on Fort Stewart and is scheduled to last four days, according to a news lrease from Fort Stewart.

March 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Total St. Patrick's arrest tally: 64

Five arrests on Monday, the final day of the four-day 2014 St. Patrick's Day Festival, "pushed the number made by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police to 64," a police spokesman says.

March 20, 2014 | Connect Savannah | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 19

Feb. 20: Carrying a weapon on school property - A 20-year special needs student was spotted by school officials at Bradwell Institute carrying a brown paper bag that appeared to be alcohol. He was stopped by officers and asked if the bag contained alcohol. He said it did not. He then lifted his shirt and said, "But I am carrying one of these." It was a large folding knife. He said he carried it when he walked to school because he didn't feel safe. He turned over the knife and was arrested for carrying a weapon on school property.

March 19, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Soldier hurt in wreck, airlifted to Savannah

A Fort Stewart soldier was injured this afternoon in three-vehicle accident on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Soldiers among child exploitation arrests

Two Fort Stewart soldiers were swept up in the Friday arrest of six men now facing charges of crimes against children.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Call scams spreading

Incidents pertaining to a Liberty County jury-duty scam first reported on last week are escalating, and some area residents have fallen prey to it.

March 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 14

Feb. 20: Driving without a valid license (felony)/speeding - A deputy stopped a red Dodge Durango that was traveling at 76 miles per hour in a posted 55 zone. The woman did not have a valid license and was taken to jail.

March 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Brush fire raging in Long County

Firefighters reportedly are battling a large brush fire in the vicinity of Joe Kennedy Road in Long County. Although few details are available at this time, Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman did say about 20 acres have burned so far.

March 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Woman agrees to plea for deputy's death

SAVANNAH - The Richmond Hill woman charged in the 2012 wrong-way crash that killed a Bryan County Sheriff's deputy has agreed to an open-ended plea on April 29 in Savannah, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's office.

March 12, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Jury-duty call scam making rounds

A jury-duty scam has hit Liberty County. An unidentified company is calling residents of Liberty County posing as an officer of the local court system, according to Liberty County Clerk of Courts Barry Wilkes.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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