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.
D. Jay Stewart attended the National Drug Court Professionals' 19th annual training conference July 14-17 in Washington, D.C.
The cause of a fire that destroyed a home Wednesday night in the 700 block of Pate Rogers Road in Liberty County still is undetermined, according to Liberty County Fire Coordinator James Ashdown, who has requested that the state fire marshal conduct an investigation.
July 7: DUI, obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers - Two deputies stopped a vehicle that passed by playing loud music.
No one apparently was injured when a mobile home in the 700 block of Pate Rogers Road was destroyed by fire Wednesday night.
People from across the area came out Aug. 5 to join Long County for its Community Night Out at the Long County Recreation Complex.
July 5: Burglary, forced entry, residence, second degree - As an officer was on foot patrol, he noticed the door open of a residence in Country Side Mobile Home Park. The officer entered, and there was no one there. Later, the resident showed up. He said he saw his front door open, and because he was new to the country, he did not know to call 911, so he left the residence. Nothing was missing from the residence, but two sprayer machines were missing from the utility trailer, which total $4,000.
Candice and Torres Boles briefly were in court Monday morning, where they waived their rights to a formal arraignment and entered pleas of not guilty.
ATLANTA - The FBI has asked for the public's assistance in identifying and locating the person or people responsible for the Aug. 7 armed robbery of The Heritage Bank in Midway, according to Special Agent in Charge Mark F. Giuliano.