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Home invader shoots Ludowici man

A Long County man was shot in his home during an apparent break-in Wednesday morning.

June 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Child killer pleads to reduced charge

Facing the possibility of life plus 30 years for murder, Cortez A. Johnson accepted a plea agreement that reduced charges against him to one count of voluntary manslaughter.

June 10, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Missing child, now in his 20s possibly spotted in Hinesville Wal-Mart

Hinesville Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs is asking for help in find a long-missing person.

June 08, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Public Safety


Traffic stop leads to drug charges

LUDOWICI - A stop of a driver not wearing a seatbelt, led to a man being arrested for multiple drug charges.

June 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man pleads guilty to molestation charges

A Hinesville man pled guilty to charges of child molestation and was sentenced to prison on Monday, June 1, in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart.

June 08, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Tips, not evidence often thaw cold cases

It has been 17 years since Don Rowson's body was found inside a truck parked in the parking lot of the Gold and Silver Pawn shopping center.

June 08, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Ruling delayed in case of missing woman

LUDOWICI - A Long County court has delayed ruling on whether a woman should be presumed dead after she has been missing for a year and a half .

June 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Grant buying Long County firetruck

The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department recently received a check for $199,501 to buy a new fire tanker. These funds were approved through an Assistance to Firefighter's Grant, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's U.S. Department of Homeland Security program.

June 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Vandals hit Walthourville's Johnnie Frasier Park

Investigations continue as police follow leads to find those responsible for vandalizing Walthourville's Johnnie Frasier Park this weekend.

June 03, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Wreck kills teen on his way to prom

A teen riding with his stepfather from the Fort Stewart Youth Challenge to his senior prom in Wayne County was killed last weekend in a two-vehicle collision.

June 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Officials seek new clues in missing woman case

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation recently confirmed that new leads in the Debora Gail Deloach Moody missing person case have encouraged them to search for more clues.

June 01, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Ludowici man charged with vehicular homicide

A Ludowici man was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol after after he was involved in a wreck that killed a Glenville man.

June 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


MACE blotter for May 30

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June 01, 2009 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


MACE report for April

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 47 cases in April.

June 01, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Motorcycle thefts on rise in area

Melanie Albright spent Friday morning wallpapering Hinesville with signs offering a reward for information about her husband's motorcycle, which was stolen from the couple's driveway Thursday.

June 01, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


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Police officers apparently prevent suicide

Recent reports with the Hinesville Police Department included one of two officers, veterans themselves, talking a soldier out of committing suicide:

August 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Robbery charges added in Lake George assault

The two people who allegedly stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night now face burglary and other charges, according to police.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Downed power line starts fire in Ludowici

Smiley Elementary School was briefly evacuated around 2 p.m. Tuesday when stormy conditions caused a tree to fall on a power line outside the school. The downed line started a small fire in the woods and caused a surge inside the school, which knocked out power and caused the fire alarm to go off, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Man stabbed in Lake George Sunday

The two people who alleged stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night have been charged with aggravated assault, according to police.

August 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 18

This are recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. wreck injures four

A wreck Thursday night at the intersection of Rye Patch and Wilkerson roads in Long County sent four people to the hospital, according to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Truman.

August 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 15

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

August 15, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO blotters for Aug 13

July 21: Disorderly conduct, criminal trespass - On Live Oak Road in Hinesville, people gathered in the complainant's yard, threatening to beat up her daughter. She said that they have done this twice. A woman the complainant knew came to the door both times and knocked aggressively. She even came to the door with a hoe in hand, wanting to fight the complainant's daughter over a man. When asked to leave the property, the woman refused. However, the suspect said the daughter came to her house earlier to talk to the man, and the woman only came to the ...

August 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Firefighters work for access to hydrants

During a semi-annual fire hydrant testing period and several fire-related incidents, members of the Hinesville Fire Department recently reported increased obstruction of fire hydrants.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Reward offered for information about fire

The Georgia State Fire Marshal's Office is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or people involved in a suspicious fire that broke out in Walthourville the morning of Aug. 6 and destroyed an unoccupied home.

August 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fun, learning at Hinesville Night Out

National Night Out recently was held in Hinesville, featuring music, dancing and fun while addressing the serious question of how to fight crime.

August 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County Night Out growing

Long County held its annual National Night Out on Thursday at the Long County Recreation Complex.

August 11, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 11

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Flood watch cancelled

The National Weather Service has cancelled a flood watch for our area that was orginally set to go through tonight.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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