On Saturday, paintball enthusiasts and law enforcement agencies led the way in raising money for the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes. The event, called Cops and Robbers, was an eight-hour paintball battle at the Low Country Paintball Club in Long County. In addition to local paintball competitors, members from the Ludowici Police Department, Long County Sheriff's Office, Georgia State Patrol, Secret Service, MACE, ATF, FBI, Georgia Forestry Commission and the Department of Natural Resources also competed.
The update of the public safety communications equipment is coming along as expected, according to county officials.
ATLANTA - Just before a jury began debating how to punish the man convicted of killing her sister, Kellie Wiggins took the witness stand and urged them not to forget one thing about the victim: "No one gave compassion to her. No one fought for her life."
Long County is likely to see a dry spring and more drought-related fires. At the county commission's Tuesday meeting, Georgia Forestry Commission acting Chief Ranger Paul Robertson said the area has already experienced a substantial increase in the number of forest fires this fiscal year in comparison to last year's total.
The Ludowici Police Department hosted Taser training at its station last week to certify new officers and recertify the veterans.
Liberty and Long's county sheriffs donated money to Georgia State Patrol Post 11 Thursday to help troopers keep drunk drivers off county roads by making sure the local GSP can afford to fill its patrol cars' gas tanks.
A Hinesville Yellow Cab driver was allegedly robbed, pistol-whipped and kidnapped Sunday, according to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Lyle Thurmond.
Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes made time to speak with the Coastal Courier this week about his first 60 days in office. Sikes, the son and grandson of former Liberty County sheriffs, was sworn into office Dec. 7. He told the Courier he has been getting to know his staff, the county's elected officials and administrators and meeting with other local law enforcement agencies.
Jan. 6, 2011
A driver charged with vehicular homicide last month for allegedly causing a fatal accident in October has been arrested for driving under the influence, according to a Hinesville Police report.
The multiple arms of the law wasted no time snatching up speeders on Fort Stewart's roads this week.
A Lewis Frasier Middle School sixth grade math teacher was arrested on Dec. 10, on charges of criminal intent to entice a child for indecent purposes and child molestation, Hinesville Police Det. Melvin Kesner has confirmed.
SAVANNAH - Attorneys for Troy Anthony Davis are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a federal judge who decided last year the Georgia death row inmate failed to clear his name after getting a rare chance to prove his innocence.
Liberty County is cracking the whip even harder on repeat DUI offenders starting next Thursday.
A Fort Stewart soldier recently was arrested for impersonating a police officer after he allegedly told authorities he was an MP following an accident involving his automobile.
Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include: