Friday nights with the Hinesville Police Department are like a scaled-down version of the television show, "Cops." There are lots of traffic stops, people found to be under the influence of mind-altering substances and drug busts. Basically, for a reporter, it means a night full of stories.
DARIEN - Firefighters have been battling a 500-acre brush fire off Highway 17, just north of Darien in McIntosh County.
Imagine you are experiencing a life-or-death emergency and dial 911 for help. A calm voice answers, ready to help. Now imagine your ability to speak English is limited. Fortunately, the Liberty County 911 dispatcher can connect you to a trained interpreter. You relax a little, knowing Liberty County's first responders will receive valuable information to save lives and property.
In January, a Liberty County Grand Jury committee found the Liberty County jail to be "well maintained and spotlessly clean," according to a legal notice run in the Feb. 9 issue of the Coastal Courier. However, the committee also expressed concern over the facility's ability to accommodate an increasing inmate population. The grand jurors recommended county officials and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office stay committed to expanding the jail in the near future.
March 2: Stalking, Atkinson Drive: An Atkinson Drive woman told police her ex-boyfriend had been stalking her since they broke up in 2007.
A Wednesday fire in Gum Branch left a family of three homeless. The fire broke out shortly after 3:30 p.m. at 103 Dolly Jane Drive, according to Gum Branch Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Charles Helton. John Barnard and his two teenage sons live at the residence but were not home at the time of the fire.
Hinesville Police arrested a soldier last week in connection with the death of toddler.
One man is dead and another injured following a double-shooting in Fleming Wednesday night.
A fire Thursday in the 300 block of King Road in Walthourville left a family homeless.
Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies are instructed in how to save lives through quick response by participating in a department-wide active-shooter training exercise each year. The LCSO held its training for 45-50 deputies this week at the shoot house on Fort Stewart's installation range.
The Long County Sheriff's Office is looking for a burglary suspect who is considered armed and dangerous.
A fire that broke out Feb. 20 at Walden Farms in Long County is believed to be a case of arson, Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi said.
The Long County/Ludowici Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee met recently at the Ludowici City Hall to identify and prioritize possible disasters that could hit the area. Local emergency responders, along with other area agencies, offered input to hazard mitigation planner Kathy Flournoy.
Georgia Forestry Commission, Ogeechee District ranger David Duke said the No. 1 cause of wildfires in Liberty County is residents unintentionally allowing their yard-debris burns to get out of hand. Duke said weather conditions have been dry lately, even with a few recent light rains, and therefore homeowners should take extra care when burning residential yard debris.
Preliminary steps have been taken to ensure residents in unincorporated areas of Liberty County have access to clean drinking water, but a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan and grant must first be approved for a rural water system to be put in place.
A Long County high-speed chase ended in the arrest of a man facing hit-and-run charges in Chatham County.
Hinesville police are looking for a suspect in the recent break-in of a local church.
Personnel at Fort Stewart are carrying on with nearly normal activities as the installation continues to clean up and recover from Wednesday's EF-1 tornado.
A woman is being held without bond after being arrested in the June shooting death of her husband, the Long County Sheriff's Office announced ...
The volunteers, law officers, supervision authorities and steering committee for the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition say the program to reintegrate inmates leaving jail into the ...
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A 14-year-old driver was seriously injured following a high-speed chase in eastern Liberty County early Wednesday morning, authorities said.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal, in collaboration with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and the National Weather Service, looks to remind Georgians about the ...
The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville was denied bond during his first court appearance Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Angela Rogers.
The suspect in last week's fatal shooting in Walthourville is in custody, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:
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 ...
A four-vehicle wreck in Ludowici resulted in two being taken to the hospital Friday afternoon.
A Hinesville man was struck by a vehicle and injured Friday night on West Oglethorpe Highway, police said.
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 ...