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 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.
A Walthourville police officer has been arrested and charged with sexual assault.
Wyommie Mack, program manager for the Department of Juvenile Justice in Liberty, Long and Bryan counties, on Tuesday updated the Hinesville Rotary Club on reforms being made to the state juvenile justice system.
A Walthourville police officer has been arrested and charged with sexual assault. According to GBI Agent Eve Rogers, Kevin Rayley was arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault. Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden said the charge stems from a traffic stop Rayley initiated Aug. 23. Durden, who is awaiting the report, was unable to provide details on the type of assault that allegedly occurred. Walthourville Police Chief Tracy McFadden said Rayley had been with the department since April 2012 and has resigned from the force. Rayley posted bond, according to Durden.
Highway 144 east on Fort Stewart was closed for several hours Wednesday afternoon due to a three-vehicle accident just after 1 p.m. near mile-marker 12. A pickup, a car and a dump truck were involved. Four people were injured, two of whom were taken by life flight to area hospitals. The highway was closed at the entrance to Holbrook Pond and at the intersection of 144 and Old Sunbury Road. Electric lines were down. Motorists were advised to avoid the area.
Sept. 1: Suspicious acts - A woman told deputies she went to bed at about 11 p.m. and when she left her house the next morning at 9:30 a.m. she found plastic forks all around her yard, stuck upright in the ground. She said she did not know who would want to play a prank on her, that she was more concerned about someone being in her yard late at night.
Aug. 28: Verbal dispute - A woman told deputies she took money from her husband's wallet to buy lottery tickets for her father. When she returned, her husband yelled at her for spending money.
Air Evac Life Team No. 96 from Jesup recently conducted a landing-zone safety class for members of volunteer fire departments from Lake George, Midway and Riceboro and a member of Liberty County's CERT Program. The Riceboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department hosted the training. Riceboro Chief Dennis Fitzgerald said the training is important for the safety of the first responders and for those who are involved in such incidents.
Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles on Monday administered the oath of office to two new law-enforcement officers.
Aug. 30: Lost or mislaid property - A man told police he had been discussing gun rights with his wife and her friend.
Aug. 24: Open Container/weaving across roadway/driving while license is suspended - Police stopped a man who was weaving on Highway 84 from Veteran Parkway to Dunlevie Road.
An arrest has been made in connection with several bomb threats that have targeted Hinesville businesses the past few days.