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Arrest made in series of thefts from area vehicles

RICHMOND HILL - Police arrested a Savannah man Thursday and are looking for more suspects in a series of vehicle entries in Liberty, Bryan and Effingham counties.

October 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Neighbor reportedly steals electric power

Recent crime reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 05, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Grand jury hands out indictments

The following were filed Sept. 15:

October 05, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Update: Jones not guilty in murder case

Terrence G. Jones was found not guilty on all 23 counts in a murder case stemming from a 2010 armed robbery that ended in a fatal shooting in a Hinesville apartment.

October 03, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Update: Police foil bank robbery, name suspect

Police arrested a suspected bank robber Friday after a witness reported that one of the Ameris Bank branches in Hinesville was possibly being robbed.

October 02, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Caitlin Kenney Staff Writers | Public Safety


Afraid, not scorned

The woman described by Liberty County Public Defender Joshua Brockington as a scorned ex-girlfriend, took the stand offering a compelling account of what transpired the day Orlejandro Mark Smalls was killed during a poker game held at a friend's house in the 600 block of South Main Street.

September 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Lake George vehicle break-ins investigated

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating 40 vehicle break-ins that occurred in the Lake George community, Sheriff Steve Sikes said.

September 30, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Trial in 2010 Hinesville slaying begins

The trial of Terrence G. Jones started Tuesday morning inside courtroom C of the Liberty County Justice Center. Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart had the 12 jurors and two alternates sworn in, and opening arguments immediately followed.

September 29, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Murder trial stemming from cold case starts Tuesday morning

Two men and 12 women were selected to the jury and alternate panel for a murder trial set to start Tuesday morning in Liberty County Superior Court.

September 28, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Midway councilman claims speeding ticket is retaliation

Midway City Councilman Dr. Stanley Brown Sr. said during a hearing Thursday that his recent speeding citation is retaliation for speaking up about what he says are problems with the city's Police Department.

September 26, 2015 | Tiffany King | Public Safety


Ludowici residents to get free emergency air-transport service

The Ludowici City Council recently voted to provide free emergency air-transport service to its residents.

September 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


UPDATED: Highway 144 down to one lane because of broken down vehicle

UPDATE: As of 5:36 pm, traffic is back to normal, according to the Fort Stewart public affairs office.

September 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD blotters

Sept. 12

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sued hotel has new owner, management

A Flemington hotel that was recently sued in connection with the October death of a rapper is under new ownership and management.

September 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville man dies in SC wreck

A Hinesville man died in a single-vehicle wreck shortly before noon Monday in South Carolina, authorities said.

September 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Walthourville slaying suspect in custody

The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville is in custody, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

February 01, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged porno video used as blackmail goad

Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 01, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man gets life plus 40 in Hinesville burglary, murder

The defendant in a burglary that resulted in the murder of a soldier has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life with parole plus 40 ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


4 vehicles collide in Ludowici; 2 taken to hospital

A four-vehicle wreck in Ludowici resulted in two being taken to the hospital Friday afternoon.

January 30, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Car strikes pedestrian on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville

A Hinesville man was struck by a vehicle and injured Friday night on West Oglethorpe Highway, police said.

January 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


City gets help with emergency equipment

Hinesville participates in the Georgia Municipal Association's workers compensation and Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency property and liability programs, which recently reimburse city departments ...

January 28, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Public Safety


Man dies after being shot at his Walthourville home

When an argument on the front steps of a mobile home turned into a fatal shooting Monday morning, it marked the first homicide in Walthourville ...

January 26, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Semi runs off road, catches fire; driver dies

Authorities are on hand of a fatal accident in Wayne County involving a tractor trailer.

January 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Update: Authorities say threat unfounded

A threat against Midway Middle School today was deemed by authorities to be unfounded.

January 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


Walthourville Police investigating shooting fatality

Walthourville Police Department and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that resulted in a fatality. The incident occurred roughly 40 minutes ...

January 25, 2016 | Lewis Levine /Patty Leon | Public Safety


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