Time and information is critical when a child is missing, that's why SIP Kids has teamed up with Liberty Chrysler Dodge Jeep to provide parents with FBI quality digital fingerprints and photographs of their children - free of charge.
"We will never know what the actual cause of the fire is," Liberty County Fire Coordinator and arson investigator James Ashdown said when questioned about the cause of an afternoon fire Sept. 23, at the Oglethorpe home of Dorothy Hines.
Disorderly conduct Shaw Road, Walthourville Sept. 18, 2007 A student apparently won't be getting an A in conduct this semester. A school bus driver reported the student used obscene and vulgar language in front of children under age 14 when told to move to the front of the bus. A review of the bus security tape showed the student said words using the letters M and F more than 10 times when referring to the ...
First-degree arson Aggravated assault County Road 20, Ludowici A man woke up to the smell of smoke, looked outside and saw his mobile home on fire. He ran next door to his father's house, and the pair doused the flames with a water hose and a fire extinguisher. No major damage was done. Two sets of prints - one with shoes and another barefoot - were seen coming from a dirt road and leading ...
The following cases were brought before the newly empanelled grand jury: State vs. Julie Lynette Barnard The grand jury has indicted Julie Lynette Barnard on one count of arson in the first degree and five counts of aggravated assault. Barnard is accused of starting a fire at the home of her estranged husband, John Barnard, in an apparent murder-suicide plot in the early morning hours of May 30. Along with John Barnard, their four ...
A 58-year-old Hinesville man died Monday after his motorcycle collided with a sports utility vehicle during mid-morning traffic.
GeoComm and the Long County E-911 Committee met Sept. 27 and reported residents should soon be informed of their new addresses.
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Simple battery S. Main Street, Sept. 22 An officer was dispatched to E.G. Miles Parkway in reference to a simply battery. When the officer arrived, he spoke with the complainant who said she had been in an argument with her husband and he punched her in the side of the head. When the officer observed her head, he noticed a large lump where she said she had been hit. The officer asked her where her ...
Wayne Thompson, 42, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault Thursday at the Long County Courthouse.
After five years of teaching child safety seat awareness, the Hinesville Fire Department continues to increase efforts to help ensure the well being of the community's youth.
Logs and diesel fuel closed a main road following a single-vehicle wreck Thursday afternoon. A tractor-trailer carrying a load of logs tilted on its side, dumping the load into the ditch and spilling diesel fuel on Talmadge Road. The road was closed in both directions for about 40 minutes while Liberty EMS tended to the male driver. The Walthourville Volunteer Fire Department along with units from the Hinesville Fire Department cleaned up fuel. According to ...
A Hinesville man was seriously injured Wednesday evening as he attempted to cross a Hinesville street.
Finding that Highway 196 was among the worst roadways for fatalities and wrecks, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety gave Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin a new handheld radar gun Wednesday.
Battery, cruelty to child Powers Blvd., Hinesville Sept. 8 Two deputies were dispatched in reference to a domestic dispute. The complainant said she heard a noise in the living room, went to check and found the victim lying on the floor. Her son had hit the victim in the mouth. The complainant also said the victim had a baby five days earlier and still had staples in her stomach. EMS arrived and checked the victim. ...
The Heritage Bank in Midway was robbed during the lunch hour Friday. Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar only could confirm the bank was robbed at 12:39 p.m. before deferring all questions to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
The death of a man found Wednesday morning in Wayne County is under investigation, and two people were arrested around 5 a.m. Thursday in Ludowici's Pecan Park in connection with the fatal shooting, according to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter and Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers.
A mobile-home fire Wednesday night in Long County has displaced a family of three.
Hinesville man was killed while attempting to cross the street Saturday night.
A Hinesville man was killed while attempting to cross the street Saturday night.
April 26: Burglary - A man reported a broken window at another residence in the 2400 block of Caswell Boulevard, and the responding officer noticed there were two TVs lying on a floor but was not sure whether they were left that way by burglars or by their owner. He contacted the resident, who said she has been away from the house for about a month, and they deduced that only a $250 laptop was taken from the home.
Two home-intrusion suspects who thought a Long County residence was deserted were surprised May 2 when a neighbor foiled their entry attempt and fired a shot at them.
April 22: Theft by taking - A resident in the 700 block of Bacon Road reported someone took the engine lift that was in her driveway. She said she asked her neighbors if they had seen anything suspicious and they had not, and the officer reported not seeing evidence of a vehicle that could move an engine lift.
The Liberty County Health Department recently listed the sanitation scores of food establishments, bars and institutional eateries. You can download a copy by clicking on the media player at left.
An argument Wednesday evening between two employees at the Hinesville Burger King ended with one man taking a bullet in the arm.
April 16: Simple battery/family violence/criminal trespass - A woman said her live-in boyfriend pushed and shoved her during a heated argument inside their Victory Manor Mobile Home residence. She said she called 911 so her boyfriend left the house but not before punching the wall and leaving a big hole in the wall. She refused medical treatment.
An argument between two employees at the Hinesville Burger King Wednesday evening ended with a shooting.
April 15: Theft by taking – felony -The owner of a landscaping and nursery business said his business office had not been open since Thanksgiving 2012. He said he went to the office to prepare for the upcoming busy season and found that during the time his business was closed someone took his trencher and a 100 pound bucket of scrap metals he had enclosed within the fenced area.
April 21: Shoplifting - Walmart's loss prevention manager called police with a suspected shoplifter whom he had reportedly seen placing items inside Walmart bags before leaving the store without paying.
Deputy H. Weyman Chapman Jr. of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office recently completed a basic radar operator course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.