MERIDEN, Conn. - Fall is the worst time of year for automobile collisions involving deer. From October through December each year, these accidents account for more than 150 human and nearly 1.5 million deer fatalities. Experts attribute the problem to the combination of deer mating and migration habits and shortened daylight hours.
Halloween is one of the most enjoyable holidays for adults and children alike. It's also a time for making sure children are safe - in their costumes, on the street, and while enjoying all the treats collected. The following tips will help ensure your trick-or-treaters play it safe while haunting neighborhoods and gathering goodies.
Hinesville recently received a $5,000 safety and liability management grant from the Georgia Municipal Association.
The Ludowici Police Department arrested three suspects Monday in three different school break-ins in Ludowici.
After more than seven hours of deliberation, the jury assigned to Eddie Goodwin's trial was unable to come to an agreement on four charges of malice murder, felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and aggravated assault.
Hinesville Patrolman Michael Troutman was driving a prisoner Saturday evening to the Liberty County Regional Jail, and had stopped for the traffic light at the intersection of Frank Cochran and West Oglethorpe Highway when he was struck from behind by Akeem Walthour, 20, of Riceboro - driving an older model Buick. Walthour had a passenger, Chuckie Youmans, 17, in the vehicle with him.
James Smiley, 59 was killed in a single vehicle accident Saturday morning according to GSP Trooper Robert Barry.
Aug. 21, Burglary/forced entry, West Oglethorpe Hwy.
LUDOWICI - A traffic stop in Ludowici led to the arrest of a man charged in a kidnapping case in Texas.
Shoppers at Wal-Mart got more than they bargained for Saturday afternoon as smoke filled the sky behind the store and flames shot nearly 100 feet in the air.
INDIANAPOLIS - The American Legion sped up its process to assist Legionnaires and Sons of the American Legion members who have been victimized by Hurricanes Ike or Gustav. Financial grants are available through the organization's National Emergency Fund.
Wallace James, the man allegedly responsible for a double homicide in Riceboro on Aug. 28, was denied bond Monday morning in Liberty County Superior Court.
Despite having earlier relations with John E. Schneider, a Sunbury area woman testified Wednesday that they did not engage in consensual sexual relations on the night that resulted in charges being filed against Schneider.
During the September mid-month county commissioners meeting last Tuesday, officials said they liked the idea of moving some inmate hearings from the downtown courthouse to the courtroom housed in the Liberty County jail.
The jury was selected and testimony began Tuesday in Liberty County Superior Court in the trial of a man accused of raping a Sunbury woman. The case, which has been likened to a crime novel, was once described as the trial of the century by attorneys. This trial and others that may follow promise several twists and turns.
On top of the heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service in our area today, it now has a severe thunderstorm watch in effect.
These were the recent police reports in Hinesville:
Here are some recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:
Two Hinesville firefighters were injured in an explosion Thursday morning, according to HFD Capt. Kris Johanson.
Midway Police Officer Russell Knox said it was solid police work and some luck that led to his apprehension of three armed-robbery suspects early Wednesday morning.
Recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:
A shooting has been reported at Hillery Park in Walthourville. It happened just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden. The victim was taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center, but his condition is unknown. Authorities are on the lookout for the suspects, described as two black males in a white Ford Escort. Anyone with information should call 911. Currently, few details are known about the incident, but the Courier will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.
The Hinesville Police Department recently received a grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to provide funding for a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000 breath alcohol testing instrument.
For the past year, the provider of Long County's future emergency medical services has been shrouded in uncertainty. But Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley said last week that there soon will be no cause for concern.
July 2: Verbal dispute - A Hinesville man called a deputy to his residence due to a fight he had with a woman.
July 5: Criminal attempt to commit burglary - A Hinesville resident believed someone tried to enter his house through the front door.
Several vehicles were damaged following a vehicle accident Friday on West Oglethorpe and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The Liberty Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM dealership had several vehicles damaged on its lot when a pickup truck traveling on West Oglethorpe Highway was involved in an accident with another vehicle. The pick up struck used and new trucks, damaging the vehicles.
Jenorris McKenzie was denied bond on his first appearance before a magistrate Friday, according to Hinesville Chief of Detectives Maj. Thomas Cribbs. McKenzie is accused of driving his Honda through Kroger on Highway 84 on Wednesday night. No one was hurt in the incident, but the store was heavily damaged.
William Bass, who was believed to be living in Liberty County, is being looked at as the primary suspect in last week's GeoVista robbery in Hinesville.
The Carter Road home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.