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Man indicted in 2015 homicide of Hinesville man

Another Savannah man has been indicted on murder charges this week. Investigators say Qwaizon Lee is connected to the OTF, or Only the Family gang. He was indicted this week on charges of shooting and killing Hakeem Clark during a robbery attempt in September 2015.


Update: Richmond Hill Police say Michelle Jackson was last seen in Savannah, still missing

Michelle was last seen in Savannah after a cab dropped her off at a hotel. It appears that she did not have a room at the hotel and may have left the area. She appeared to be okay, but still has not contacted her family. She is still listed as a missing person.


Georgia Sheriff: Angry Waffle House patron throws drink at worker

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff's office in Georgia says a woman threw a soft drink at a Waffle House worker who put her change on the counter instead of in her hand. The Covington News reports the Newton County Sheriff's Office says the woman was angry about the placement of her change and threw th


Rain, storms, flurries this weekend in north Georgia

A powerful weather system will sweep through north Georgia this weekend, bringing rain, isolated storms, very cold temperatures and even flurries to north Georgia. After dense fog Friday morning, conditions have improved in metro Atlanta for the afternoon and evening.

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Murder charges filed in November shooting of Savannah father

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Last November, a father of four was gunned down on West 61st Street in Savannah. This week, Victor McMillar was charged with murder in connection to the death of Donte Chisolm. Police say McMillar shot at Chisolm and his wife on November 3.


UPDATE: Fort Stewart soldier accused of murder appears in Liberty County courtroom

LIBERTY COUNTY, Ga. - UPDATE: Jan. 15 at 9 a.m.-- Jeremy Cuellar made his first appearance in a Liberty County courtroom on Monday before Magistrate Angie Rogers and waived extradition. He will now be transported to Michigan where he is accused of killing a fellow Fort Stewart soldier, Army Sgt. Tyr


Two active-duty soldiers charged after they murdered Army sergeant in "love triangle gone wrong"

Two active-duty soldiers were arrested for killing an Army sergeant in what prosecutors described as a "love triangle gone wrong," as per multiple reports. According to reports, Kemia Hassel, 22, and Jeremy Cuellar, 24, conspired to kill the former's husband Tyrone Hassel III, 23, in a bid to collec


Ft. Stewart holds vigil for soldier killed on New Year's Eve

Fort Stewart, Ga. (WSAV) - A memorial service was held Thursday at Fort Stewart in honor of U.S Army Sargeant Tyrone Hassel, III. Investigators say around 11 p.m., on New Year's Eve, active U.S. Army Sergeant, 23-year-old, Tyrone Hassel III, was shot and killed outside his father's home in St. Josep


Georgia police officer arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of children

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Georgia police officer has been arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of children, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Friday. Lake City police Officer Jonathan Balsam, 31, was charged with obscene internet contact with a child, electronically furnishing obscene mat


Deputies charge suspect in Kay Jewelry robbery, attempt to identify accomplice

Deputies have charged a Savannah, Georgia man in connection with the Aug. 11, 2018 robbery of the Kay Jewelers in Town Center. Deputies identified the suspect, 25-year-old Tyrone Lamar Walker, as one half of the duo that entered the store during working hours and stole $21,794 in jewelry, according


Palm Coast jewel theft suspect behind bars in Savannah

DNA from blood left behind when a thief smashed a Kay Jewelers display case with a sledgehammer five months ago helped investigators track a suspect to Georgia this week, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.


Strong wind will move into Georgia on Saturday

MACON, Ga. -- A cold front will pass through Middle Georgia on Saturday. Rain is likely and thunderstorms are possible, but strong wind will be our biggest threat. Severe weather is possible during the afternoon when the cold front moves through. If we had to put it on a scale of 1-5, our threat now


Gilbertown man arrested in Georgia

POOLER, GA – A Georgia television station is reporting that a Gilbertown man has been arrested after allegedly trying to solicit an underage girl for sex. According to a report from WJCL news, an ABC affiliate station, Lance Coby Smith, 31, was arrested on Sunday night at a recreation center in Pool


Pooler police seeking CVS shoplifting suspect

Pooler police are seeking a woman wanted in relation to a shoplifting case at CVS Pharmacy in Pooler. Police are seeking the identity of the woman shown in security camera photos at CVS on Jan. 1.


Chatham County Health Department warns public of potential hepatitis A exposure from Savannah restaurant worker

A case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in a food handler at Gryphon Tea Room in downtown Savannah, according to a press release from the Chatham County Health Department. An investigation found that the employee worked while ill Jan. 2, 5, 8, 10 and 12. It is relatively rare for restaurant patrons


Baraniak named Richmond Hill mayor pro tem, council residency issue continues

Councilwoman Tara Baraniak was unanimously elected mayor pro tem by her fellow councilmembers at Richmond Hill’s council meeting Jan. 14. After being sworn in by Mayor Russ Carpenter, the emotional Baraniak said she would much rather have Johnny Murphy sitting next to her.


Liberty's former athletes climb the pro-sports ladder

Several of Liberty County’s former student athlete stars are making names for themselves in the professional sports world. Here’s an update on how these athletes are doing today.


Residents unite to restore emergency services

Folks who live along the Islands Highway Corridor, especially those who live east of U.S. Highway 17, gathered together Tuesday night at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. The meeting was held to select a committee that would represent the East-enders as they seek a resolution to the recent and su


BOC should allow public comment

To the surprise of the Courier news staff, we found out this week that the Liberty County Board of Commissioners does not allow public comment during regular commission meetings.


BI to host 26th annual memorial tournament set for Saturday, Jan. 19

The 26th annual Donell Woods Memorial Basketball Tournament tips off 10 a.m. Jan. 19, and will feature some of the area’s best junior-varsity squads. The event is free and open to the public.