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. ...
Finding that Highway 196 was among the worst roadways for fatalities and wrecks, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety gave sheriff Don Martin a new hand held radar gun Wednesday morning.
Burglary-residence Kelly Dr., Sept. 4 A complainant told an officer she had been away from her mobile home for a few days and returned Sept. 4 to find the front door had been pried open, damaging the frame. She said she was missing two bins from a closet that contained all of her military and banking paperwork. She said the documents have her Social Security number on them. She also noted clothing, food and a ...
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.