The three digit number known for saving countless lives turned 40 on Feb. 16. While many take for granted the ease and efficiency provided by 911 in dispatching emergency personnel where needed. There was a time when, just like everything else, the fight to launch 911 first was a battle for power and authority between AT&T and a smaller independent phone company. According to Dispatch Monthly Magazine, AT&T first announced its plan to introduce a ...
LUDOWICI - Sometime in March, the Long County-Emergency Management Agency will test the new crisis communication system.
Denise Register with the American Red Cross spoke at Tuesday's Rotary meeting about the work the Red Cross has done in the wake of the Imperial Sugar Refinery explosion. More than $27,000 has been donated, 913 bulk items such as Chapstick, sunscreen, and socks have been distributed, and more than 27,000 meals have been prepared. To learn more about the Red Cross, call the Savannah Chapter at (912) 651-5300 or visit www.savannahredcross.org.
A Liberty County grand jury has handed out four true bills against Christopher Jamal Fletcher for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery and sexual assault at the Ok Cha Beauty supply store on West Oglethorpe Highway last March.
The Riceboro and its volunteer fire department will host a fire safety program on Saturday, March 15, at the youth center.
A second person has died from injuries sustained Feb. 5 in a car crash in the intersection of Bacon and Fleming roads in Hinesville.
Liberty County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Keith Moran said family members have identified the man who drowned after a police chase in Flemington last Friday as Jermaine Elkins of Claxton.
LUDOWICI -- On Feb. 13, the Long Pre-Release Center started the first commercial driver's license class in a prison in the state.
MACE opened a total of 48 cases with 72 offenders and confiscated narcotics and controlled substances with a monetary street value of $31,344 during January.
Feb. 7 Simple battery Lake Pamona Road, Midway An altercation between a man and his estranged wife and mother-in-law led to an argument and a glass of tea being thrown by the mother-in-law, hitting the wife in the face. The fight started when the husband and mother-in-law showed up at the wife's house so he could gather some of his belongings. She had changed the locks on the residence and didn't want either of them ...
Strong-arm robbery Burglary Malibu Drive Feb. 11 An officer was dispatched in reference to robbery by intimidation. The victim said he was inside his garage when he heard a noise inside his home. He said that as he opened the front door, he was hit on his head and fell. The suspect then reached into a pants pocket and stole his house keys and a pack of cigarettes. The officer noticed the victim had a ...
SAVANNAH -- Spc. Ryan Verch was sentenced to 262 months imprisonment for his conviction for production of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor last week, according to Edmund A. Booth, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia,
ATLANTA -- The FBI started warning the public about the "hit man" scam early in 2007, and recently it has shown up in Coastal Georgia.
LUDOWICI - On Feb. 3 a busted rear taillight led to a Garden City man's arrest here for drug possession and the possession of a stolen firearm.
Liberty County Deputy Travis Palmer had a busy night last Sunday in Walthourville, making two arrests on drug related charges within two hours.
The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has issued an alert for a missing girl.
A Hinesville man was shot multiple times at the Eagles Landing apartment complex shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday. Police have released very few details. The victim was flown by Life Star to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, and his condition is unknown.
There was a large vehicle fire on Highway 196 in Fleming this morning. Both westbound lanes were closed and one eastbound lane was devoted to diverted westbound traffic. Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies were directing traffic, and the Fleming fire department was on the scene. The Courier will provide more information about this incident as details emerge.
Sept. 26: Suicidal threats, mental subject - A woman called police to report her sister had threatened to kill herself. The woman said her sister was a diagnosed schizophrenic and had been off her medication for two days. The woman said when she went to check, her sister was angry, throwing things around and picked up a pair of scissors and threatened to do herself bodily harm. The woman took the scissors from her sister, ...
A Walthourville man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a stabbing that happened Friday in Long County.
Sept. 24: Simple battery - A police officer was dispatched to a home on Slayton Circle regarding a domestic dispute. The woman told the officer the dispute started the day before when her husband failed to respond when she called him to come home. She said she needed to attend to a personal matter, but he intentionally refused to come home. When he did come home, she left and didn't return until the next morning. ...
A Long County man was rushed to a Savannah hospital Friday night after he was stabbed during a reported altercation in the backyard of a home on Izzard Road.
Sept. 19: Burglary, forced entry - An HPD officer was dispatched to an apartment complex in Regency Plaza regarding a burglary. The officer met with the site supervisor of company renovating the apartments. He told the officer his men left 10 100-pound bags of recyclable copper and 21 air-conditioner regulators on the floor of a vacant apartment. He ensured the apartment doors were locked when they left at 5:30 p.m. When they returned at 7:30 ...
Sept. 28: Simple battery - A woman slapped her husband when she allegedly found information in his belongings indicating he was talking to other women and cheating on her.
A Richmond Hill man was indicted earlier this month by a federal grand jury for allegedly burning a cross in a neighbor's yard because he believed the man to be an African-American, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.
GUYTON - A fight that began on Facebook escalated into one teenager stabbing another on Oct. 10.
Sept. 25: Arrest for another agency; Doing business without a license - While on patrol, an HPD officer noticed a blue Direct TV canopy set up near a service station on Gen. Screven Way.
SAVANNAH - Five people are in custody after a methamphetamine ring between Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties was brought down earlier this week.
Sept. 19: Possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, DUI - Two deputies pulled over a truck they noticed weaving over the road. The driver exited with his hands in the air, walked to the rear of his truck and placed his hands on the tailgate.