A tentative trial has been scheduled for former Midway volunteer firefighter Calvin Chipp for May 29. He is charged with murder in the April 2005 death of Roger Harrell. They got into a fight at the Sky Box in Midway. A grand jury felt enough evidence was presented to proceed with a trial dated in the case that also alleges Chipp was in possession of a vehicle with altered identification during the reported offense.
Fleeing and attempting to elude/speeding April 16, 2007 Shuman Road, Hinesville A gray Nissan traveling at a high rate of speed tried to elude deputies when they tried to conduct a traffic stop. The driver of the Nissan proceeded at a high rate of speed through Groover and Ray roads until the deputies saw him returning to Highway 196 and turning turn onto Mobley Road. The driver was arrested for speeding and attempting to elude. ...
A Long County jury took less than one hour to find Michael Clements guilty this past week of kidnapping and two counts of aggravated sodomy.
Criminal trespass April 21, 2007 Cherokee Circle A couple having dinner in their home was startled by a loud crashing noise at the back of their residence. Immediately afterwards, their neighbor's dogs began to bark. When the couple checked their premises, they saw four to five individuals running away from the back their home. They discovered a window had been broken and a blue bandanna on the ground. Theft of automobile April 21, 2007 Saunders ...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning remains the second leading cause of injury-related death in children ages 1 to 14. Help keep your child safe this summer by following these precautions from the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center.
Three young people have lost their lives during the past three years in Long County as a result of wrecks on all-terrain vehicles.
Two 3rd Infantry Division soldiers killed Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 80 have been identified.
A Fort Stewart soldier made an unscheduled stop Monday when he drove his new Toyota Scion into the breakfast room of the Liberty Inn and Suites, 213 W. Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville.
Fleeing/DUI April 10, Kacey Drive, Hinesville Police became involved in a chase with a vehicle when the driver refused to pull over after deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver continued to weave through traffic, sometimes at a high rate of speed, cutting off a tractor-trailer, driving on the wrong side of the road and running a stop sign. In his attempt to elude police, the driver even drove through someone's yard. The ...
A Georgia Emergency Management Agency Search and Rescue Recertification Course was conducted March 31 at Liberty-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency.
Found property April 12, 2007 Liberty Manor Court A worker reported finding a gun in an apartment she was inspecting after the tenants moved out. A trace of the gun's serial number did not indicate it had been stolen. The weapon was described as a silver Jennings .22 caliber semi-automatic, serial number 639558. HPD placed the gun into the evidence locker for safekeeping. Interference with custody April 12, 2007 Sequoia Circle A complainant reported her ...
Suspicious death April 17, 2007 Miller Park, Flemington Liberty County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of 20-year-old Briana Varnedoe of Midway. According to initial reports, Varnedoe was with a friend at Miller's Park Tuesday night when she became ill and collapsed. Her friend called 911, which responded to the scene and took the victim to Liberty Regional Medical Center. Varnedoe was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Initial autopsy reports indicate there were no ...
The Riceboro mayor, council, and community will pay tribute to the Riceboro Volunteer Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Briar Bay Park on Barrington Ferry Road.
Hinesville firefighters extinguished a vehicle fire that tied up traffic on Highway 84 in front of Liberty County High School on Wednesday.
Two men are facing drug-related charges after being arrested Saturday by Ludowici police. According to police investigator Richard Robertson, Corp. Frankie Goff and Officer Walt Pelton were watching a home at 28-C Macon Street for possible drug activity. At about 7:30 p.m, the officers saw a Chevy Caprice back out of the driveway and then reverse direction and nearly slam into the residence. The driver, later identified as Sam Edwards, then attempted to back out ...
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.