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Search for Pembroke woman suspended

The search for the elderly North Bryan woman who has been missing since July 18 has been suspended. According to Bryan County Emergency Management Director Jim Anderson, officials are now to the point that "we literally do not know where else to look."

July 28, 2009 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Fire claims deejay, family's home

Local radio personality and entrepreneur, Lissette Flores, aka DJ L' Boogie, husband Frank 'Nitty' Tolbert and his 4-year-old son, Zamir Smiley, were lucky to have escaped a fire that broke out near 2 a.m. Monday morning at their Fleming residence.

July 27, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Fire destroys Ludowici home

LUDOWICI - A Long County man and his wife lost their home to a fire Friday morning, according to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Darrell Ballance.

July 27, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Public Safety


FBI sees no connection in bank robberies

According to Stephen Emmett with the Atlanta FBI, there have been no advances or arrests made in connection with The Heritage Bank robbery in Midway a few weeks ago.

July 24, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Local thwarts scam attempt

As the FBI reports a new scam spreading through the country, a Riceboro woman reports she was approached, but didn't fall for an well-worn scheme.

July 24, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Local agencies hellp U.S. marshals in sweep

Members of the Liberty County Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office assisted the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in a succesful raid under operation Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. The operation led to the arrests of 326 people in the region, 1,927 statewide and 190 nationally during the second week of July.

July 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Molester pleads guilty, gets 10 years probation

A 48-year-old Hinesville woman accused of molesting an 8-year-old relative entered a guilty plea before Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart and received a 10-year probated sentence Thursday.

July 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Police: Soldier slain for car, ID

SAVANNAH - A Georgia-based soldier charged with killing an Army buddy was days away from being kicked out of the military and may have committed the crime to steal the victim's car and identity, a police detective testified in court Wednesday.

Savannah-Chatham County police say Pvt. Sylvester Denmark Horton shot Spc. Necco McCraw four times and left his body on a dirt road near the Savannah River on July 2. The slain soldier's 1-year-old son, who had been with McCraw, was found stranded but unharmed near a busy highway, and McCraw's debit card was used to buy two ...

July 23, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Families spend time together in jail

Last week, two Long County families put a new twist on the old adage "a family that plays together stays together." There wasn't much playing involved but, due to some bad judgments, the families did end up staying together - in the Ludowici jail.

July 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Child molestation suspect pleads not guilty

Facing two counts of cruelty to children, three counts of child molestation and one count of criminal attempt to cause a child pain, suspect Nicholas Lewis stood before Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose and entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment hearing July 14.

July 22, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Darien bank robbery suspects caught

DARIEN - Authorities have arrested two of three Florida men accused of robbing a bank on U.S. 17 in Darien.

July 22, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Bond denied to shooting suspect

A man is currently being held in the Liberty County Jail for a shooting in Walthourville during 4th of July weekend.

July 21, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Family grapples Long County woman's disappearance

Debora Gail DeLoach Moody was last seen Dec. 4, 2007. The Long County woman's disappearance shocked the local community and has been especially hard on Moody's family.

July 17, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Still no suspect in bank robbery

As of Tuesday night, there were still no suspect arrests in connection with last Wednesday's robbery of The Heritage Bank in Midway, said Atlanta FBI Agent Stephen Emmett.

July 15, 2009 | Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Murder, assault suspects arraigned

A man suspected of killing his mother and stepfather, a father accused of killing his 7-month-old daughter and a man suspected of sexual assault and false imprisonment all entered pleas of not guilty Monday morning during their respective arraignment hearing at the Liberty County Jail before Liberty Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart.

July 15, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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All-terrain vehicles stolen

Recent reports made to the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

May 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Car wedges under moving truck on I-95

A Florida woman can count her blessings this morning after she was dragged under a tractor trailer on northbound Interstate 95 in Liberty County.

May 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Wrongful death suit filed in I-16 wreck

The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern University students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter.

May 01, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety


Late Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles to be honored on Law Day

Long County will host its annual Law Day celebration Tuesday in Ludowici.

May 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Moving truck gets stuck under tree in Hinesville

A National Van Lines moving truck got stuck under a tree Wednesday afternoon.

April 30, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff seeks help catching crook

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man allegedly responsible for an armed robbery in Riceboro Sunday.

April 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ludowici stop bags drugs, stolen goods

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Deanna DeLoach Parker, 31, of Ludowici, also has pending felony warrants from Wayne County. The wrong suspect was identified as having those pending warrants in a front-page article Wednesday.

April 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


$50 fine for using cell phone in city court

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fatal crash victims all GSU nursing students

Five Georgia Southern University students were killed in a crash early Wednesday morning on Interstate 16 in North Bryan County.

April 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Bull throws, stomps on Fort Stewart soldier

A Fort Stewart Soldier was injured Wednesday evening when he was thrown from a bull, then stomped on by the animal, at a Ludowici ranch.

April 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County fire captain dies

A Liberty County fire captain died Wednesday afternoon while driving, police said.

April 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GSU president confirms wreck claims students

Five people were killed and at least two others were seriously injured in a seven-vehicle pileup early Wednesday morning on eastbound I-16 in Bryan County that apparently was caused by a traffic jam behind an earlier crash involving a tractor-trailer and an RV.

April 22, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


$700 phone stolen from unlocked vehicle

Recent reports to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

April 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fort Stewart Police offer reward for information on vandalism

Fort Stewart Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information pertaining vandalism of several buildings and signs on post.

April 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Unlicensed driver stopped going 96 in 70 mph zone

Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office inlcude:

April 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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