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Attorney: FEAR militia member has PTSD

Two men accused of murders that happened two years ago this month made their first appearance in Long County Superior Court Friday morning.

December 06, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Walthourville man arrested in theft charges

Long County Sheriff's Office Deputy Bruce Green recently was contacted by a man who had a chainsaw he believed was stolen, according to LCSO Lt. Tom Sollosi. The man said he received the saw from an Allenhurst resident, so Green followed up.

December 06, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Excavator burns, no injuries reported

An excavator used to build a burn pit and clear land caught fire Wednesday afternoon at a Hinesville subdivision.

December 06, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Transformers fail, power out in areas

Heavy usage caused two transformers in the vicinity of downtown Hinesville to blow out Thursday afternoon just after 3 p.m., according to Liberty Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Mike Hodges. Many residents in the area are without power, but Georgia Power crews are currently rerouting power to different transformers. They expect to have the situation remedied in 30-60 minutes.

December 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Happening now: Equipment fire

A fire broke out on an excavator in Hinesville Wednesday afternoon a few minutes ago. It is near Olmstead and Barrington Drive. Patty Leon is in the area and we'll have more about it as it develops.

December 04, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Dec. 4

Nov. 5: Auto theft - A South Main Street woman told police she last saw her vehicle this past March in the care of her estranged husband. When she contacted him to retrieve the vehicle, he told her he left it in an apartment-complex parking lot before he moved to Maryland. When she went to get the vehicle, she could not find it. Detectives discovered the vehicle had been sold and then crushed.

December 04, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Militia murder hearings this week

Two accused members of the anti-government militia group Forever Enduring Always Ready will be in Long County Superior Court this week. The men are believed to have fired the shots that killed Michael Roark, 19, and Tiffany York, 17, in December 2011 at Lake Morgan in Long County.

December 04, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities give few details on soldier's death

Military authorities are investigating the death of a 22-year-old soldier at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart. The man's body was found Saturday night at the campsite, which is used by military personnel and retirees. The site is roughly

December 04, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 3

Nov. 7: Disorderly conduct - A Highway 196 convenience store clerk told deputies a Ludowici woman came into the store where she works and began to yell at her. The woman threatened to "beat her a__" and took a swing at her, the clerk said. The clerk told deputies the woman accused her of sleeping with her ex-husband. The store owner and another man who was inside the story grabbed the woman to keep her from hitting the clerk.

December 03, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD works to make city streets safer

Between Jan. 1-Nov. 21, Hinesville had 1,049 traffic accidents that resulted in 310 injuries and three fatalities, Hinesville Police Cpl. Les Patton said.

December 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Apparent murder-suicide reported in Richmond Hill

Authorities are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide Monday morning in Richmond Hill.

December 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Dec. 2

Nov. 1: Suspicious acts - An officer conducting a foot patrol along Gen. Screven Way was flagged down by a citizen who found a shell casing in the parking lot of Stewart Way Apartments. The woman said she called police earlier that day after hearing gunshots and witnessing a group of people arguing in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Body found at Holbrook Pond

Military authorities are investigating the death of a man at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart. The man's body was found at the campsite, which is used by military personnel and retirees. The site is roughly 5 miles from the main post area and sits off of Ga. 144 east, about 10 miles from Richmond Hill.

November 30, 2013 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


New battered-women's shelter director sets goals

Cynthia Gates began her position as executive director of the Tri-County Protective Agency in August and now is "getting acclimated" to the job.

November 30, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Paper mill accident victim identified

A man was killed shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday at an Interstate Paper warehouse on Interstate Paper road in Riceboro.

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


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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 3: Burglary - A Fleming man told deputies that when he left his Sand Dollar Drive home at 4 p.m. one day, and returned at

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 24

Feb. 1: Obstruction/public drunk - A Fort Stewart man told police he lost his driver's license at a local sports bar/pool hall and could not get onto Fort Stewart without it. He complained that a sheriff's deputy who was working security would not help him find his license.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Flu-related death in Glynn County

CHATHAM COUNTY – The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Area's storm watch lifted

The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warch for Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties.

February 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tag-reader credited with more arrests

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has one patrol vehicle equipped with a new device that is paying off. The Tag Reader System was key in a drug bust earlier this week on I-95.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


One killed, seven injured by train in Jesup

One member of a Savannah-based Meddin Studios film crew shooting the Greg Allman biopic, "Midnight Rider," was killed in a train accident around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Jesup, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office Investigator Joe Gardner. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel. Seven others were injured, one of whom was taken by helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where her condition is unknown.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RH ranked among safest Georgia cities

Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia's 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.

February 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart will be burning nearly 1,200 acres of underbrush in forests on the post today, according to a release from its public affairs office.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Escaped inmate caught in Texas

A former Fort Stewart soldier who escaped with a second inmate from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 17 was arrested Saturday in Texas.

February 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Ex-priest gets 7 years for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.

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


Hinesville Police Department blotters

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February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Missing Midway teen found safe

Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar's missing 16-year-old daughter, Alexis Maureen Morningstar, was found safe Friday morning in a Jacksonville department store and has been returned to her mother.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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