Liberty County High School seniors, juniors and their dates will get glossed and glittered Saturday for the prom rite of passage, but they'll also have in mind a fresh lesson about safety.
March 14, 16: Auto thefts - A man reported his blue 1985 Buick Regal stolen on March 14 outside his home on Main Street. He said he went home around 11 p.m. and locked the doors before going inside. The next morning, he noticed the car was stolen. Another man reported the silver 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo his daughter drives was stolen from outside Pine Square Apartments on Eagan Road on March 16. The daughter said she locked the doors on the vehicle around 3:30 a.m. then noticed it missing later that day. She said the car had ...
A former deputy with the Long County Sheriff's Office has been arrested and charged with three counts of child cruelty.
The Long County Commission has not yet decided which Emergency Medical Services company will serve as the county's provider in the future. The commission discussed the issue at length during its April 2 meeting, but has not yet been updated on the bidding process.
March 10: Criminal trespass - An argument between a husband and wife led to the woman purposely cutting a coolant-system hose on her husband's car. The man claimed his wife had done this before.
Three Long County residents recently were arrested and charged with manufacturing an illegal drug, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi. Justin Kidwell, Pamela K. Boguszewski and Bobby E. Hall are in custody.
A familiar face is returning to the Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office, and two long-serving Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies were promoted this week.
A grand jury on Nov. 16, 2012, found evidence that there was enough probable cause to proceed with multiple assault charges against two Liberty County men, according to an indictment filed with the Clerk of Superior Court. Atlantic Judicial Circuit of Georgia District Attorney Tom Durden said one of men since has agreed to testify against the other when the case goes to trial later this summer.
Firth Rixson Forgings is bringing in large press parts through Half Moon Marina in Liberty County to help accommodate the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Tradeport East. From April 5-23, delays may be experienced on Islands Highway. Sunbury Road may be used as an alternate route.
A 3rd Infantry Division soldier cited as the alleged ring-leader of the FEAR militia was charged Wednesday in the 2011 death of his wife and their unborn child.
The Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court held a graduation ceremony Monday morning in a third-floor courtroom of the Liberty County Justice Center for 11 students who recently completed the intensive two-year outpatient program.
March 9: Matter of record - Neighbors concerned about the safety of a group of siblings living off Perry Drive reported that some of the younger children were playing outdoors unsupervised. The concern stemmed from the fact that there are several large bodies of water near the home where the youngest of the kids, two 3-year old twins, possibly could drown. Deputies spoke with the children's parents about the dangers of the surrounding lakes.
A bicyclist hit by a semi-truck on Highway 17 on Friday afternoon has been released from the hospital, according to Capt. Mike Maxwell with the Bryan County Sheriff's Department.
Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.
Emergency responders stopped traffic on Highway 17 southbound just outside Richmond Hill following a Friday afternoon accident.
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.
Sept. 26: Suicidal threats, mental subject - A woman called police to report her sister had threatened to kill herself. The woman said her sister was a diagnosed schizophrenic and had been off her medication for two days. The woman said when she went to check, her sister was angry, throwing things around and picked up a pair of scissors and threatened to do herself bodily harm. The woman took the scissors from her sister, gave her the prescribed medication and attempted to calm her down. She then took her sister to her house, called her sister's doctor and was ...
A Walthourville man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a stabbing that happened Friday in Long County.
Sept. 24: Simple battery - A police officer was dispatched to a home on Slayton Circle regarding a domestic dispute. The woman told the officer the dispute started the day before when her husband failed to respond when she called him to come home. She said she needed to attend to a personal matter, but he intentionally refused to come home. When he did come home, she left and didn't return until the next morning. She said she stayed with a friend to avoid a confrontation.
A Long County man was rushed to a Savannah hospital Friday night after he was stabbed during a reported altercation in the backyard of a home on Izzard Road.
Sept. 19: Burglary, forced entry - An HPD officer was dispatched to an apartment complex in Regency Plaza regarding a burglary. The officer met with the site supervisor of company renovating the apartments. He told the officer his men left 10 100-pound bags of recyclable copper and 21 air-conditioner regulators on the floor of a vacant apartment. He ensured the apartment doors were locked when they left at 5:30 p.m. When they returned at 7:30 a.m., the materials were gone. The officer found a broken bedroom window. The copper is valued at $2,000; the regulator is ...
Sept. 28: Simple battery - A woman slapped her husband when she allegedly found information in his belongings indicating he was talking to other women and cheating on her.
A Richmond Hill man was indicted earlier this month by a federal grand jury for allegedly burning a cross in a neighbor's yard because he believed the man to be an African-American, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.
GUYTON - A fight that began on Facebook escalated into one teenager stabbing another on Oct. 10.
Sept. 25: Arrest for another agency; Doing business without a license - While on patrol, an HPD officer noticed a blue Direct TV canopy set up near a service station on Gen. Screven Way.
SAVANNAH - Five people are in custody after a methamphetamine ring between Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties was brought down earlier this week.
Sept. 19: Possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, DUI - Two deputies pulled over a truck they noticed weaving over the road. The driver exited with his hands in the air, walked to the rear of his truck and placed his hands on the tailgate.
A home in the 700 block of Leroy Coffer Highway in the Fleming community was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon.
What originally was a report of a suicide attempt Saturday turned into a potentially deadly standoff that endangered dozens of area officers and residents of a normally quiet neighborhood.