A 29-year-old man may have drowned Thursday afternoon in a pond off Wells Cemetery Road near Gum Branch. At press time, Liberty County first responders were searching the pond for the man's body, and a diving team was en route from Jesup. According to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Brian Barnes, the man reportedly had been swimming with a friend around 4 p.m. when he went under the water and did not resurface. The friend then went to get help. Liberty EMA, the sheriff's office and area fire departments were assisting at the scene.
March 16: Simple battery - A Freedman Grove Road woman told deputies her neighbor grabbed and hit her after their children fought. The woman said her minor daughter was playing outside with the neighbor's minor son. The children argued, and the boy got hurt. The woman told deputies the neighbor came to her house, yelling and cursing for her to come outside.
A Bryan County High School teacher allegedly involved in inappropriate behavior with a female student has resigned "effective immediately," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Brooksher in a press release issued Friday morning.
A tractor-trailer driver and his wife, who are from Augusta, escaped unharmed when their truck caught fire Tuesday morning on Highway 196 in Long County's Sand Hill community, near the Time Saver convenience store. The couple, hauling a load of compressed cardboard, had been traveling east around 11:30 a.m. when a tire blew and caught fire. The driver pulled off the highway into a dirt parking lot, where the blaze spread to the whole trailer. The cab sustained minor damage, and no one was injured. The Long County Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene minutes later ...
The Midway owner of a pregnant cat that was stuck in a tree for nearly 30 hours is relieved and grateful to local first responders who learned of her pet's situation and came to its rescue.
The motorcyclist accident Monday afternoon near Midway killed the spouse of a soldier assigned to Fort Stewart, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Harry Middleton.
Two connected robberies last week in Liberty County led to the eventual discovery of an active moonshine still by law-enforcement authorities.
Former Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia member Anthony Peden was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19. Peden, 28, and his co-defendant, Christopher Salmon, 27, pleaded guilty to the murders last month in Long County court. They were arrested more than two years ago following a investigation into the militia's operation and the teens' deaths at Morgan Lake.
The Long County Protective Services Auxiliary recently had its annual Safety Awareness Day at the Long County Recreation Complex. Supporters of the auxiliary include the Long County Sheriff's Office, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department, Long/Liberty County EMS Service, the Georgia Forestry Commission, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the AirEvaq Lifeteam.
March 10: Suspicious activity - A man who resides at a boarding house on Ola B Lane said he thinks his landlord is stealing from him. The man said he receives a monthly Social Security check for $721. His landlord keeps the check and gives him $50 a month to spend. The man said he didn't receive his $50 or his medication for the past month. The landlord said the man made arrangements to have his check deposited directly into her account. She added that she used the $50 to pay for his probation fees last month.
In the end, Chatham County Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley said he couldn't understand what led former Richmond Hill High School honor student and HOPE scholar Patricia Ann Collins to get behind the wheel on June 15, 2012, after drinking heavily at bars in Savannah.
While no storm watches have been issued by the Charleston office of the National Weather Service for Coastal Georgia, its forecasts are warning that two days of storms, some possibly severe, are possible.
Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit Felony Drug Court recently announced that the drug court now is fully certified and eligible to receive state grant funding in fiscal years 2015 and 2016. The Atlantic Judicial Circuit Felony Drug Court has been in operation since January 2009 and has been providing taxpayers savings and quality services to its participants in Liberty, Long, Tattnall, Bryan, McIntosh and Evans counties. Funding would provide for treatment costs, community supervision, drug and alcohol testing kits and administrative costs.
A home invasion robbery was reported to Hinesville Police Monday evening.
Two unrelated attempted traffic stops in Liberty County on Thursday night led to separate high-speed chases through the area.
Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office included:
A fatal wreck Saturday afternoon on Highway 301 in Long County appears to have ties to an incident that occurred at a Richmond Hill hotel earlier that day.
Recent reports filed with the Hinesville POlice Department include:
Three people were injured Tuesday night in a single-car crash in Long County.
Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
Police Chief Robert Poppell said officers made an arrest after hearing about an Oct. 4 robbery on South Macon Street.
A man arrested inside a dry cleaners early Monday has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary, according to Hinesville Police Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs.
The Oct. 1 deaths of an elderly Ellabell couple apparently were the result of a murder-suicide, according to a Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Two of the three suspects in last week's shooting death of a Macon man made first appearances in magistrate's court Monday morning in the courtroom located in the Liberty County jail.
Recent reports to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:
Authorities arrested three suspects in the shooting death of Markese Mahone, a Macon-area rapper who was killed early Friday morning at a Days Inn just outside Hinesville city limits.
The man killed in an early Friday shooting at a Flemington hotel has been identified as Markese Mahone, 25, of Macon, according to the incident report filed by Liberty County Deputy Dustin Rushing.
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