A 23-month-old child has drowned in a private pond in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley.
Alleged FEAR (Forever Enduring Always Ready) militia member and co-conspirator Heather Salmon went before Superior Court Judge Robert L. Russell III on Thursday at the Long County Courthouse in Ludowici. Salmon was in court to begin proceedings regarding her assignment of a new defense attorney in the December 2011 murder case of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.
A Riceboro woman currently serving a life sentence for murdering her toddler cousin was denied a new trial Monday, according to documents filed in public records at the Liberty County Justice Center.
Hurricane season has not affected the Liberty County area in recent years. In fact, the last major hurricane to hit Georgia happened over a century ago.
Here are some recent reports filed by deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:
A 30-year-old man, who was shot Thursday, died in a Savannah hospital Saturday and the young woman accused of shooting him in the head, is expected to be charged with murder, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.
James Stewart, 30, died Saturday afternoon at a Savannah hospital after he had been shot Thursday, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.
Marquana Adale Jasper, who is accused of shooting a man Thursday, has been denied bond.
Construction crews hit a gas line Friday afternoon around 5 p.m. near Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The northbound lanes of the road were closed for about 30 minutes while the line was repaired. The strong smell of gas drifted toward Oglethorpe Highway, but it remained open.
A Gum Branch man suffering from a bullet wound to the head was found in a ditch Thursday night near the intersection of Elim Road and Highway 196, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.
A five-vehicle crash on Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington late Wednesday afternoon caused a major traffic jam at the height of rush hour.
Here are some of the recent reports filed by deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:
The Long County Sheriff's Office and the Ludowici Police Department have stepped up patrols and road stops in recent weeks to support the Governor's Office of Highway Safety's Click-It-Or-Ticket campaign and Summer HEAT initiative.
Here are some of the recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers:
Liberty County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jon Long was one of 160 law enforcement officers at the Georgia Sheriffs' Association 2014 Command Staff Training Conference last month in Hall County.
Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police department included:
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.