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Accident closes Talmadge for an hour

Talmadge Road was blocked in both directions Tuesday afternoon when a flatbed truck lost its load as the driver swerved to avoid hitting a car.

July 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Slain woman's partner now faces murder charge

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.

July 21, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Body of Savannah Smith identified

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.

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Teen shot in Elaine Street apartment

July 16, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ellabell man indicted in federal court

An Ellabell man is one of 32 people indicted in federal court on drug charges, it was announced late last week.

July 14, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Attorney tapped for Long Co. bench

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.

July 14, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


ATM user robbed at gunpoint

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.

July 12, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long deputy nabes Colorado fugitive

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.

July 12, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspect nabbed in Florida

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.

July 09, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Three injured in Long County wreck

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.

July 09, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Child dies from injuries

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.

July 08, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hit-and-run driver hits toddler

A toddler struck by a vehicle Sunday in Hinesville is in serious condition in a Savannah hospital.

July 07, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for July 2

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July 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Time to put the phones down while driving

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.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


EMA officials discuss oil spill's impact on Georgia

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.

July 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Vandals cause thousands of dollars of damage

Three juveniles were arrested Thursday afternoon after a criminal investigation into several homes being vandalized at new housing developments.

May 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Former Long County teacher had been warned about behavior

During his short tenure at Long County High School, former assistant band director and choral activities director Michael Loredo had a number of problems that ...

April 29, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Public Safety


Job offer was suspected scam

Recent crime reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Wreck blocks Highway 84 near Liberty County High School

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Tasha Waye was driving ...

April 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Car flips over in front of Hinesville Lowe's

A car flipped on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville after the driver lost control Sunday evening, police said.

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


Restaurant sanitation scores April 27

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Former Long County High School assistant band director arrested

A former assistant band director at Long County High School has been arrested and charged with engaging in sexual misconduct with students, according to the ...

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


Hinesville man shot in leg

Authorities are investigating the shooting of a Hinesville man.

April 20, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


EMA: Be alert, Liberty

Hurricane season is coming, and the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency wants all residents to be ready with Alert Liberty.

April 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


Nineteen complete Savannah Tech's Peace Officer Academy

SAVANNAH - Nineteen students from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy celebrated graduating from the program with a completion ceremony last month.

April 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman stabbed in Walthourville; roommate in custody

A woman was stabbed and seriously injured during a domestic dispute between roommates in Walthourville, police said.

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


Hinesville police seek missing woman

Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing woman.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores April 20

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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