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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


Attempted robbery at Interstate Unlimited Credit Union

An attempted robbery was reported Wednesday morning at the Interstate Unlimited Credit Union on Highway 84 in Midway. Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said two people tried to rob the financial institution but did not make off with any money.

November 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


144 widening in Bryan could start in 2015

The long, long, long-awaited widening of Highway 144 in South Bryan is currently scheduled to begin in 2015, according to the Georgia DOT. The project, which will cover 4.6 miles from Timber Trail Road east to Belfast River Road, is estimated to cost around $23 million and could be finished in 2018.

November 09, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


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Hinesville PD blotter for April 7

March 9: • Theft by taking: A Gause Street woman told police someone took two truck tires from her yard. The woman said she noticed the tires were missing when she returned home from a funeral. She told police a neighbor said he had spotted the tires in the back of a man's pickup when riding his bike through the neighborhood.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Drug bust nets $135,000 in cash

The Long County Sheriff's Office, in a joint effort with other law enforcement agencies, recently made two drug busts, obtaining cash and drugs with a street value of more than $150,000.

April 07, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty Prom Promise has serious message

Convicted felon Adam Cochrane told Liberty County High School students Thursday during a prom-promise that the choices one makes are like ripples on a pond - they leave behind consequences that affect others. Cochrane, a Bradwell Institute graduate, said his choosing to drink and drive one night in 2004 cost three people their lives.

April 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Disgruntled soldiers get life sentences for murders

Two members of the Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia pleaded guilty Thursday at the Long County Courthouse to the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Truck driver charged after wreck

Michael Bullard, the Blackshear truck driver involved in a vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital last week, has been arrested and charged with four traffic violations.

April 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Peden, Salmon admit guilt in murders

Christopher Salmon and Anthony Peden, accused members of the F.E.A.R. militia, appeared in Long County court this morning and pleaded guilty in negotiated deals worked out with the state, according to prosecutor Isabel Pauley. They had been facing charges in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Prom Promise warns students of risks

Teens think they're invincible, that they'll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.

April 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Alleged Sand Hill thief found in Florida

Susan M. Lash, 31, was arrested March 21 by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


FEAR militia suspects due in court Thusrday

Murder suspects Anthony Peden and Christopher Salmon will be in court Thursday in Long County. The two are scheduled to go before Judge Robert Russell III at 9 a.m. regarding their involvement in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 31

March 4: Criminal trespass - Someone used a brick to break open the back window of an office at the historic Dorchester Academy in Midway. The museum director said nothing appeared to be missing except for her office calculator, which was found outside the window.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Middle school student reports being followed

A Snelson-Golden Middle School student told authorities on Monday that she was followed by man driving a white van.

March 28, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Police: Toddler got loaded gun off nightstand

A Hinesville woman was shot and wounded by her 2-year-old son early Wednesday morning. According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Scott Mercer, he and several officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting in the 100 block of Deann Drive.

March 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Area man charged with child molestation

DARIEN - A band instructor and youth minister is facing child-molestation charges in Glynn County.

March 28, 2014 | By Don Logana WTOC news | Public Safety


Bomb hoax spurs eatery evacuation

McDonald's on E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville was evacuated early Thursday afternoon when several restaurant patrons spotted a suspicious device in the restroom and reported it to the manager.

March 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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