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SPLOST money buys Midway fire truck

It took eight years but the Midway Volunteer Fire Department finally drove a new service truck into the station last Friday. Mayor Don Emmons said the truck was possible because of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

June 19, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville man shot, killed

A man was shot and killed in a mobile home park in Hinesville Tuesday night.

According to Hinesville Police Department Chief of Detectives, Maj. Thomas Cribbs, David Anthony Jones Jr., 28, was at home alone in the Tapco Mobile Home Park in the 100 block of Folker Road.

June 17, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot in home invasion treated, released

LUDOWICI - A Long County man was shot last week in an apparent break-in at his home.

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


Police don't fault parents over child drowning

A get-together turned tragic Sunday evening when a toddler drowned.

June 17, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Accused turtle theft case delayed

TYBEE ISLAND (AP) - Two people accused of stealing endangered turtles from the Tybee Island Marine Science Center are getting a short reprieve before their case goes to court.

A Municipal Court judge delayed until July 28 a preliminary hearing for Thomas Stewart II and Desiree Pulse of Hinesville. Both are charged with theft and animal cruelty.

June 17, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotters for June 14

• Driving under the influence/resisting arrest/terroristic threats

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Juvenile activity leads to arrests

Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier said when school is out and the weather is nice, it's normal to see students out, walking on the streets and playing in droves.

June 15, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Home invader shoots Ludowici man

A Long County man was shot in his home during an apparent break-in Wednesday morning.

June 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Child killer pleads to reduced charge

Facing the possibility of life plus 30 years for murder, Cortez A. Johnson accepted a plea agreement that reduced charges against him to one count of voluntary manslaughter.

June 10, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Missing child, now in his 20s possibly spotted in Hinesville Wal-Mart

Hinesville Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs is asking for help in find a long-missing person.

June 08, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Public Safety


Traffic stop leads to drug charges

LUDOWICI - A stop of a driver not wearing a seatbelt, led to a man being arrested for multiple drug charges.

June 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man pleads guilty to molestation charges

A Hinesville man pled guilty to charges of child molestation and was sentenced to prison on Monday, June 1, in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart.

June 08, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Tips, not evidence often thaw cold cases

It has been 17 years since Don Rowson's body was found inside a truck parked in the parking lot of the Gold and Silver Pawn shopping center.

June 08, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Ruling delayed in case of missing woman

LUDOWICI - A Long County court has delayed ruling on whether a woman should be presumed dead after she has been missing for a year and a half .

June 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Grant buying Long County firetruck

The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department recently received a check for $199,501 to buy a new fire tanker. These funds were approved through an Assistance to Firefighter's Grant, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's U.S. Department of Homeland Security program.

June 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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$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


Murder suspect allegedly shot man in motel

The man arrested by Liberty County Sheriff's Office case Tuesday evening alleged shot a man to death April 8 in Tucker.

April 15, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire department gets new trucks

A partnership between the Department of Defense and the Georgia Forestry Commission allows local fire departments to acquire military-surplus equipment and vehicles.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


John waiting for prostitute draws attention, charges

Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Vehicles and building vandalized at Long County school

Five vehicles were vandalized recently at Walker Middle School, Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell said.

April 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


2 arrested at scene of active Hinesville meth lab

A man and a woman were arrested Monday night after officers responded to a mobile home that was the site of an active meth lab, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

April 13, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Church reports theft from choir dues

Editor's note: The following item, which appeared in Sunday's edition, did not accurately state the facts as they were contained in a Liberty County Sheriff's Office incident report. The item, revised to more accurately reflect the incident report, appears below:

April 13, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Injured former Liberty County deputy continues to improve

It's been one month since former Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority Police Officer William Solomon was struck by a tractor-trailer while directing traffic.

April 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


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