Caleb Hamacher, 6, seriously was burned Feb. 11 when a small backyard fire at a home in the 900 block of Primrose Lane in Hinesville flared up after gasoline was used to get it going. Now, a month and a half after the child was taken to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta and listed in critical condition, Caleb is back home with his family.
March 7: An ATM customer in Hinesville recovered and returned $500 to a previous customer who had driven off without the money. The customer who discovered the money called police, who later witnessed the money's owner return to retrieve her funds.
After seeing and hearing newscasts about the terrible devastation in northern Japan since the Pacific island nation was rocked by an earthquake and submerged by a tsunami last Friday, many people here on the coast have asked, "Can it happen to us?"
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 Liberty County Sheriff's Office on Monday seized a large amount of homegrown marijuana near Midway.
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Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:
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The man who was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Fort Stewart soldier's spouse in Hinesville has been arrested, police said.
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This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven ...
An accident with injuries is backing up traffic near Liberty County High School.
The following is a list of June courts-martial from the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Fort Stewart. Information was obtained from the U.S. Army ...
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Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
Reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department June 29 through July 7 include: