A pre-Christmas fire that damaged a home in Hinesville is thought to have been intentionally set, according to local investigators and Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine's office.
Cpl. Shonda Fletcher is a "party of one," keeping track of nearly 100 registered sex offenders in Liberty County, but available resources, regular communication with each person and the flexibility to make in-person visits allow her to keep a close eye on sex offenders under her supervision.
The 18-wheel tractor trailer that plowed into a Pittsburgh family's van killing a 3-year-old boy on Sunday is believed to have been going too fast for traffic conditions, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
At a recent meeting, for the upcoming Long County Commissioners budget, the Long County Sheriff's Department took criticism from both citizens of the county and commissioners over the amount of overtime deputies got last year and the amount budgeted for this year.
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Nov. 20, Criminal trespass, 215 Pointe South Drive
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Safety announced a monthlong enforcement effort targeted at impaired drivers on Georgia roads. Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said Georgia State troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division are concentrating on intercepting impaired drivers on the roads before they can cause a traffic crash.
Georgia was no stranger to disasters in 2009, with everything from floods to a pandemic affecting our state. That's why GEMA's Ready Georgia campaign is asking all Georgians to Resolve to be Ready in 2010. Preparing, planning and staying informed now will make it easier for residents to respond during an unexpected event.
Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson told the Ludowici City Council on Dec. 8 the department received a grant to buy a new tool to translate languages.
Last Friday, a Hinesville man led deputies on a 20-mile chase through Long County. Authorities eventually apprehended the suspect in McIntosh County and took him into custody.
• Nov. 4, Assist citizen. 825 West Oglethorpe Highway
• Nov. 12 MACE agents arrested Bethany Brewer, 21, for allegedly forging a prescription at a pharmacy to obtain a controlled substance, percocet. She faces one count of prescription forgery first degree.
A man who led the Long County Sheriff's Department on a 20-mile car chase across Long and McIntosh counties Friday morning is facing burglary charges in Liberty County and will likely face charges in other counties as well.
A Snelson-Golden Middle School student brought a small knife to school on Nov. 20, according to a Hinesville Police Department report.
On Monday, a Ludowici man lost his home at 74 Peach St. to a fire.
A man was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Suites at Station Exchange parking lot in Richmond Hill.
Recent reports with the Hinesville Police Department included one of two officers, veterans themselves, talking a soldier out of committing suicide:
The two people who allegedly stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night now face burglary and other charges, according to police.
Smiley Elementary School was briefly evacuated around 2 p.m. Tuesday when stormy conditions caused a tree to fall on a power line outside the school. The downed line started a small fire in the woods and caused a surge inside the school, which knocked out power and caused the fire alarm to go off, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.
The two people who alleged stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night have been charged with aggravated assault, according to police.
This are recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:
A wreck Thursday night at the intersection of Rye Patch and Wilkerson roads in Long County sent four people to the hospital, according to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Truman.
Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
July 21: Disorderly conduct, criminal trespass - On Live Oak Road in Hinesville, people gathered in the complainant's yard, threatening to beat up her daughter. She said that they have done this twice. A woman the complainant knew came to the door both times and knocked aggressively. She even came to the door with a hoe in hand, wanting to fight the complainant's daughter over a man. When asked to leave the property, the woman refused. However, the suspect said the daughter came to her house earlier to talk to the man, and the woman only came to the ...
During a semi-annual fire hydrant testing period and several fire-related incidents, members of the Hinesville Fire Department recently reported increased obstruction of fire hydrants.
The Georgia State Fire Marshal's Office is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or people involved in a suspicious fire that broke out in Walthourville the morning of Aug. 6 and destroyed an unoccupied home.
National Night Out recently was held in Hinesville, featuring music, dancing and fun while addressing the serious question of how to fight crime.