Jan. 16 Matter of record North Coastal Highway, Midway A report was filed claiming that a nurse heard one of the female patients yelling in her room, alleging that a rape had occurred. A deputy met with the patient and was told that nothing happened. The patient said she could have spoke out while in the midst of a psychotic episode. The nursing director confirmed that the patient has a history of psychotic behavior. As ...
FBI officials confirmed Thursday the death of an unidentified man found on Fort Stewart a week ago is being investigated as a homicide.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of an unidentified man found floating in a pond on Fort Stewart early Thursday evening, Fort Stewart Public Affairs spokesman Kevin Larson said Tuesday.
A prescribed fire measuring an estimated 257 acres is burning today in South Bryan County on Fort Stewart. The prescribed burn is being conducted by Fort Stewart Forestry to reduce hazardous forest fire fuels. Smoke from the prescribed burn will be noticed primarily in Chatham, Liberty and southern Bryan counties.
Poole's Deli won't have its normal lunch rush on Friday. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., a group of volunteers will be carrying lunch trays, refilling beverages and clearing tables at the popular lunch spot. The volunteers will be asking for contributions to the American Red Cross. The bus team slated for the event includes James Rogers, Melissa Deal, Amy Nutting, Trevor Sikes, Jason Floyd, Kim Sills, Slade Sikes, Isabel Hernandez and Josh Wheeler. The Red ...
Robbery-business-gun W. General Screven Way Jan. 18 An officer was dispatched to Clyde's on General Screven Way for an armed robbery. The complainant/manager told the officer that a man wearing a black hoody, sunglasses and black pants entered the store asking to use the bathroom. After the suspect used the bathroom he walked to the rear of the store (beer section). He then walked up to the complainant, who was behind the register, and pulled ...
Gov. Sonny Perdue has proclaimed the week of Feb. 3-9, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia, encouraging Georgians to practice emergency preparedness and response procedures for all types of severe weather. "On Sunday, Feb. 3, the focus is Family Preparedness Day," says Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director David L. McIntosh. "Family Preparedness Day is the perfect time for every family in Liberty County to plan and rehearse what they should do during the ...
Jan. 1 Speeding/open container Highway 196 at Luke Road A deputy stopped a car after he clocked it going 78 mph in a 55 mph zone. While asking the driver for his license the deputy noticed several open containers of alcohol in the vehicle. The driver's license check returned showing he was wanted for child support violation in Liberty County. All three men in the car were cited for open container violations and the driver ...
Tracy Howard, a detective with the Hinesville Police Department, spoke at the Hinesville Rotary Club's weekly meeting on Jan. 15. He addressed street gangs in Hinesville. There are 36 active gangs within the city and there are more than 1,000 young people involved in gangs in Liberty County. The average age of when children start participating in gang-related activities is 11-13. Howard stressed the importance of having alternative programs for children to participate in so ...
The Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement team recently released its monthly reports for November and December:
The Liberty County Health Department has won a grant from the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health to distribute automobile child restraints and educational information to eligible parents.
This area's U.S. representative, Jack Kingston (R-Savannah), had a gift for local firefighters and emergency service agencies during a stop in Midway Thursday.
A Hinesville man received minor injuries when he crashed his motorcycle into a culvert retaining wall Monday afternoon.
ATLANTA - The winter is a difficult time of year for blood donations. With less than two weeks into the new year, the American Red Cross is already facing shortages of several blood types.
Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin swears in two new deputies Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 8). Newly sworn deputy Jim Chapman and William Solomon were immediately welcomed to the department.
A Fleming couple and their two children are undergoing preventive treatment for rabies after the family dog tested positive for the disease, according to the Coastal Health District.The dog was not up-to-date on rabies vaccinations, Sally Silberman, spokeswoman for the district, said.Liberty County Environmental Health officials remind residents to get all pets vaccinated, which is required by law.
Carl Evans Swain, 41, of Jasper, Ala., is being held as part of an investigation into a death on Fort Stewart last week, according to a release from the FBI's Birmingham office.
Nov. 7: Vicious animal - An Independence Place man was taken to a hospital for a dog bite on his groin. The man was allegedly intoxicated, having consumed five to six beers and two to three shots and tried to swat away the hands of EMS personnel when they first tried to treat him, according to police. The man's friends told police the dog was black, but they did not know its breed. The friends ...
Facing more than 46 charges - including five for murder - Terrence Gabriel Jones was denied bond Monday morning in Liberty County Superior Court. Jones was arrested in October after Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier formed a joint task force to gather information in the July shooting death of youth basketball mentor and coach Ernie Walthour.
With the holiday season in full swing, large gatherings of people at parties are a given. Long County law-enforcement officers are warning merrymakers to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and sliding behind the wheel of a car.
Nov. 6: Simple battery - A Knott's Drive man told police his girlfriend's daughter sprayed him in the face with mace. The man was arguing with his girlfriend when the daughter stepped between them.
The Richmond Hill Police Department released the names Wednesday afternoon of a mother and son found dead Monday in a Mainstreet subdivision home and say evidence points to a murder-suicide.
Nov. 27: Damage to vehicle - A motorist said he was driving his Ford pickup in the area of Highways 196 and 25 in Fleming when a chair flew out of the bed of the gold Chevy pickup in front of him and hit his truck. The driver of the vehicle that had been carrying the chair did not stop when the cargo flew out. The complainant was provided a case number and briefed on additional procedures.
Two men accused of murders that happened two years ago this month made their first appearance in Long County Superior Court on Friday morning.
Nov. 25: Theft by taking, misdemeanor - A deputy was dispatched to the scene of a reported theft at Oak Creek and Little Oak roads. A man claimed someone had stolen his deer stand, which had been attached to a tree on the hunting land he owns. The man said he had been having problems with neighbors trespassing on his property. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources was made aware of the situation.
Two men accused of murders that happened two years ago this month made their first appearance in Long County Superior Court Friday morning.
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.
An excavator used to build a burn pit and clear land caught fire Wednesday afternoon at a Hinesville subdivision.
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.
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.