The Superior Court of Liberty County convened Dec. 10 before Judge Robert Russell for the following arraignments and non-jury criminal trials:
Georgia State Patrol Post 11 in Hinesville is participating in the "Operation Zero Tolerance" statewide campaign through Jan. 1, to pair driving safety with celebration during the holidays.
The holiday season is a critical period for blood collections for the American Red Cross. The organization typically sees blood shortages due to schools being out, businesses being closed and people traveling to spend the holidays with loved ones. Unfortunately, blood supplies suffer during this time.
ATLANTA - After months of preparation and training, new food service regulations approved earlier this year by the Georgia Department of Human Resources took effect Dec. 1.
The state of Georgia Arson Control Unit along with the owner of Oliver's Bushhogging Company are offering a combined $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the destruction of company equipment a few weeks ago on the Devendorf's property in Midway.
Hinesville Fire Department promoted John Hass as their first senior firefighter this past month, and the newly created position brings with it a lot of responsibility.
ATLANTA - Governor Sonny Perdue recently announced the following executive appointment to the Board of Corrections:
Authorities are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Deborah Gail Moody, 42, of Long County, who has been missing for about 10 days.
The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire is looking for volunteers in Liberty County. Become a member of the SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) at Winn Army Hospital and Liberty Regional Medical Center. Counsel victims on the 24-hour crisis line during a four to six-hour shift. The calls are forwarded to your own phone so that you can volunteer from the privacy of your own home.
A Hinesville family suffered two tragedies recently - the death of a loved one and the burglary of their home while they were away for the funeral.
ATLANTA - The American Red Cross and blood donors share a singular mission: to make sure that blood is available where it is needed, when it is needed.
Judy Carol Yonkosky, 37, of Jesup drowned at about 1 a.m. Friday while swimming in the Altamaha River in Long County, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Det. Ty Smith.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency recently received a major distinction from the national Emergency Management Accreditation Program.
Warden James L. Lanier and the staff of Wayne State Prison recently honored the 2007 Georgia Department of Corrections retirees. A dinner and recognition service was hosted Nov. 15 in the chapel at the Wayne State Prison.
A standoff between police and an armed man in Flemington ended Saturday evening with the suspect shot and wounded.
Sept. 10: Burglary-forced entry, residence - A Sequoia Lane man said he left for work at 8:30 a.m. and came home at 8:26 p.m. and noticed his side door was open.
It appears Tropical Storm Karen will have little effect on Liberty and Long counties.
Police are searching for a man, who robbed a sandwich shop at gunpoint Friday night.
A Fort Stewart soldier who died Saturday while riding his dirt bike has been identified. Spc. Michael Lee Myers, 33, of Greenville, Tenn., served as a wheeled-vehicle mechanic with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.
Three Long County men were arrested earlier this week for their alleged involvement in multiple recent burglaries.
Law-enforcement personnel from Long and Liberty counties recently attended the annual Cops and Coffee on Fort Stewart.
Sept. 18: Identity theft fraud - A Hinesville woman contacted deputies and said she'd received a call from Target regarding the credit card she'd recently applied for in Pennsylvania. The woman said she'd never applied for a credit card at Target. The Target representative reportedly told the woman that the person who applied for the card had all of her personal information. The woman said she contacted the Federal Trade Commission and was told to file a report with local authorities. The complainant was given a case number.
Representatives from the Target Distribution Center in Midway were in Hinesville on Friday afternoon to present the Liberty County Sheriff's Office a $1,000 check to help fund Project Lifesaver.
Sept. 9: Simple battery - An officer went to a Franklin Street home in reference to an anonymous domestic dispute complaint. A male resident said he and his wife had been arguing about their pending divorce and his departure for Iowa, when his wife slapped him in the face. The man said he did not hit is wife, and it was not the first time she had hit him. The wife confirmed her husband's description of the incident and said she's upset about her family being split up. Due to the minor nature of the incident and lack of ...
Sept. 16: Driving while license suspended, third offense, no insurance - A deputy on patrol ran the plates on a Hyundai he was traveling behind and found the vehicle's registration was suspended and the driver had no valid insurance. The deputy stopped the vehicle and asked the driver for his license, but the driver told him it was suspended. He also said he'd canceled his insurance. The driver was arrested, taken to jail and given citations and a court date. The Hyundai was towed.
A Catholic priest, who once worked in Pembroke, was found guilty last week of criminal child sex abuse in U.S. Federal Court in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Sept. 6: Theft by taking - An officer was called to a West Oglethorpe Highway restaurant, where a waitress claimed some customers left without paying their full bill. Another employee at the restaurant said she was familiar with the suspects who were involved in the incident. She said the suspects work at a local gentleman's club, but she did not know their names. The waitress was able to provide a license-plate number to the officer. The vehicle was registered to a man in Manchester, Ga. The officer said he would attempt to make contact with one of the suspects.
One man was killed and several injured in a multi-vehicle accident Saturday night in Hinesville.
One man is dead following a fiery accident late Saturday night in Hinesville.