Some folks steal money, others cars, and some try to steal lawnmowers - or at least that is what two Hinesville men were charged with trying to do in Long County.
The Long County E-911 Committee met with the GeoComm staff Oct. 25 during its monthly meeting.
Jerome Shawn Bell, 20, was arrested Nov. 4, and is facing multiple charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, after he reportedly tried to elude police in Ludowici.
Attorneys for a woman facing a death penalty case have filed for a change of venue in Liberty County Superior Court.
Former Liberty County law enforcement officer and Long County resident Weyman Chapman has been given 11 years to pay off thousands of dollars he owes for the theft of county and privately owned heavy equipment that was discovered at his residence.
Cruelty to animals
Long County police and first responders were busy recently, as there were two wrecks of local residents resulting in the drivers having to be airlifted to Savannah for medical treatment.
Smoke in the Hinesville area Thursday morning was coming from controlled burns associated with land clearing just southeast of town, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission's Midway office.
Many of the police cars running around Hinesville with sirens blaring Thursday were part of an exercise.
The Hinesville Police Department are participating in an exercise in conjunction with the Fort Stewart / Hunter Army Airfield and other surrounding civilian agencies.
LUDOWICI - Red Cross Resource Development Coordinator Denese Register is looking for volunteers to be a part of the Heroes for the American Red Cross campaign in Long, Liberty Bryan, Evans and Tattnall counties.
Two men aroused suspicion at the Interstate Unlimited Federal Credit Union on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway on Wednesday morning when law-enforcement officers were busy dealing with a bomb threat at nearby Midway Middle School.
Children have been evacuated from Midway Middle School after what appears to be an explosive device was found near the school, according to Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar.
An attempted robbery was reported Wednesday morning at the Interstate Unlimited Credit Union on Highway 84 in Midway. Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said two people tried to rob the financial institution but did not make off with any money.
The long, long, long-awaited widening of Highway 144 in South Bryan is currently scheduled to begin in 2015, according to the Georgia DOT. The project, which will cover 4.6 miles from Timber Trail Road east to Belfast River Road, is estimated to cost around $23 million and could be finished in 2018.
Richmond Hill's acting fire chief reportedly has been let go just days after being arrested in Tattnall County for allegedly driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
Sept. 30: Theft by taking - A woman told police she has allowed a male friend who was homeless to stay with her.
A routine traffic stop Tuesday on southbound Interstate 95 resulted in a large drug bust for the Liberty County Sheriff's Office. Two Jacksonville residents were arrested after 2.2 pounds of crystal meth were found in their vehicle.
A Midway fire that broke out Wednesday morning left a family of five without a home.
A newly formed joint task force consisting of detectives from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and the Hinesville Police Department has been paying off.
A newly formed joint task force consisting of detectives from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and the Hinesville Police Department has been hard at work, and the members' efforts are paying off.Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier announced the task force's creation Wednesday, and followed up Thursday with even bigger news.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office held its Citizens' Academy graduation Oct. 23.
Sept. 29: Theft by taking (firearm) - A woman told police her silver-and-black handgun was missing. She said the last time she saw the gun was when she had placed it under the mattress.
The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has issued an alert for a missing girl.
A Hinesville man was shot multiple times at the Eagles Landing apartment complex shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday. Police have released very few details. The victim was flown by Life Star to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, and his condition is unknown.
There was a large vehicle fire on Highway 196 in Fleming this morning. Both westbound lanes were closed and one eastbound lane was devoted to diverted westbound traffic. Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies were directing traffic, and the Fleming fire department was on the scene. The Courier will provide more information about this incident as details emerge.