Some folks steal money, others cars, and some try to steal lawnmowers - or at least that is what two Hinesville men were charged with trying to do in Long County.
The Long County E-911 Committee met with the GeoComm staff Oct. 25 during its monthly meeting.
Jerome Shawn Bell, 20, was arrested Nov. 4, and is facing multiple charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, after he reportedly tried to elude police in Ludowici.
Attorneys for a woman facing a death penalty case have filed for a change of venue in Liberty County Superior Court.
Former Liberty County law enforcement officer and Long County resident Weyman Chapman has been given 11 years to pay off thousands of dollars he owes for the theft of county and privately owned heavy equipment that was discovered at his residence.
Cruelty to animals
Long County police and first responders were busy recently, as there were two wrecks of local residents resulting in the drivers having to be airlifted to Savannah for medical treatment.
Smoke in the Hinesville area Thursday morning was coming from controlled burns associated with land clearing just southeast of town, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission's Midway office.
Many of the police cars running around Hinesville with sirens blaring Thursday were part of an exercise.
The Hinesville Police Department are participating in an exercise in conjunction with the Fort Stewart / Hunter Army Airfield and other surrounding civilian agencies.
LUDOWICI - Red Cross Resource Development Coordinator Denese Register is looking for volunteers to be a part of the Heroes for the American Red Cross campaign in Long, Liberty Bryan, Evans and Tattnall counties.
A jury-duty scam has hit Liberty County. An unidentified company is calling residents of Liberty County posing as an officer of the local court system, according to Liberty County Clerk of Courts Barry Wilkes.
Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is planning two controlled burns in on-post training areas today:
An uninsured family that consists of a single dad and his two children lost their Liberty County home to fire Monday.
A Hinesville man reportedly was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night by two men who stopped him on Deerwood Drive, claiming they needed a ride.
But to become proficient at using this high-tech equipment, firefighters have to train and practice using specialized tools, such as the Jaws of Life. Last weekend, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department hosted an extrication class for its members and other firefighters from the area.
The Eastern District Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department recently completed refurbishiong its 29-foot fire rescue boat, Marine 1. In honor of the event, a dinner and awards ceremony were held at the firehouse.
A Walthourville home was damaged, but no one injured Sunday night as flames spread quickly through the single-story home in the 2400 block of Shaw Road.
Long County High School graduate Nicholas Ribal recently joined the DeKalb County Fire and Rescue in Tucker, fulfilling his dream of becoming a firefighter.
Feb. 10: Matter of record - A juvenile girl told deputies a male acquaintance wanted her to send him nude photos of herself. When she refused, he threatened to leak a video of the two of them having sex on the Internet. Deputies advised the girl to speak to her mother. The girl said she would not tell her mother and would not give deputies information on the male acquaintance.
Hinesville Rotary Club members heard some hard facts about burglaries during Tuesday's lunch meeting, where Hinesville Police Officer James Williams told the group that HPD has investigated 42 burglaries since Jan. 1.
Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning nearly 600 acres of underbrush today and smoke should be visible from the cantonment area and Hinesville.
Feb. 5: Aggravated assault - Deputies responded to a call about a stabbing at a McIver Road home. The witness who called 911 said a Midway man had sliced the face of the resident. Deputies found blood on the porch and front door, and the resident sitting in a chair with a bloodied shirt over the left side of his face. Deputies told the resident that they would treat him in an ambulance until air assistance arrived.
Convicted murderers Corey Allan Brown and Andrea Renee Wilson requested new trials Monday in a hearing before Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart at the Liberty County Justice Center in downtown Hinesville.
A Monday afternoon fire heavily damaged a Gum Branch structure that serves as a residence and a business.
Feb. 3: Burglary - A Fleming man told deputies that when he left his Sand Dollar Drive home at 4 p.m. one day, and returned at