STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University officials say an Ogeechee Technical College student who reported being shot during an attempted armed robbery on the university's campus has been charged with making a false report.
Seventeen people responded to the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency's offer for a basic weather spotter class, and another 21 people attended the advanced class Nov. 5 at the agency's headquarters in downtown Hinesville.
During its November meeting, the Long County Commission received a report from Georgia Forestry Commission Long/Liberty County Chief Ranger David Duke, who predicted that 2011 will end up being the second-worst year on record for acres burned. In Long County, 115 fires cropped up and more than 7,000 acres were destroyed.
Nov. 1: Police charged one man with possession of marijuana and another with driving under the influence after stopping a vehicle at Brantley Drive and West Oglethorpe Highway for an inoperative brake light. During the stop, a K-9 officer registered a positive hit on the vehicle, and a rear passenger was arrested after attempting to swallow marijuana. The driver failed field sobriety tests conducted on the scene and was arrested for DUI.
Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes officially welcomed a new bonding agency to Liberty County. Sikes congratulated owner Ernie Walthour and commended him for going through the certification process. Sikes said Walthour's company offers the public options that once were limited.
Oct. 28: A resident of Demere Street reported his car's stereo amplifiers stolen. The amps were valued at $1,750.
A hitchhiker was killed Wednesday morning in Riceboro as he was sleeping on a dirt road near Montague Street, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Oct. 27: A resident of Handy Street told police she paid a house-moving company $4,000 to relocate a home for her but the work was never done and she could not locate the subject whom she signed a contract with. Police found that previous complaints had been filed against the same company and were unable to make contact with the company's operators.
A wreck involving a Liberty County school bus and several vehicles occurred Tuesday morning before 8 a.m. on Highway 84 in Midway. Eight students were taken to the hospital via emergency medical services for evaluation, according to Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer. Other students may have been taken by parents to the hospital to be checked out.
A total of eight people are in custody following a Thursday morning drug bust in Bryan and Chatham counties that broke up a meth operation.
ATLANTA - Prosecutors are forced to ignore misdemeanor violations to pursue more serious crimes. Judges are delaying trials to cope with layoffs and strained staffing levels. And in some cases, those charged with violent crimes, even murder, are set free because caseloads are too heavy to ensure they receive a speedy trial.
The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency needs weather spotters to assist them and the National Weather Service. In response to this need, EMA Deputy Director Larry Logan said his agency is offering special classes to train members of the community to spot and report weather conditions as they happen in their area.
The following incidents are taken from recent Hinesville Police Department reports:
A Hinesville family of five was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.
A Flemington man involved in an armed stand-off with police in October 2013 entered into a plea agreement in Liberty County Superior Court Monday.
A Hinesville family was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home.
The driver charged in the hit-and-run death of Midway native Ethan Pringle has been granted bond in Jasper County, South Carolina, Superior Court.
Coastal Georgia could get as much as seven inches of rain by Friday from the quickly-risen Tropical Storm Julia.
The back tires of a school bus from Joseph Martin Elementary School, carrying students slid into a ditch Tuesday afternoon.
The man allegedly responsible for the hit-and-run death of Midway resident Ethan Pringle, 26, has been arrested, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl ...
From Hinesville Police Department reports:
A Midway man, Ethan Pringle, 26, was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern.
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