Two unrelated wrecks kept Hinesville traffic accident investigators and Liberty EMS busy Aug. 29. Just before noon, a male driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle as he attempted to make a turn from Highway 84 onto Courtland Drive. According to lead traffic investigator Les Patton, the driver attempted the turn while traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control, sending the Nissan into the median on Courtland Road. The vehicle stopped when it hit a palm tree, knocking it to the ground and partially blocking the north side of Courtland Drive. The driver told officers Patton and ...
Georgia state troopers and officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance and Capitol Police divisions are preparing for a busy 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period. Heavy traffic is expected throughout the weekend across the state as holiday vacation travel combines with holiday festivals and the start of the high school and college football seasons.
A Fort Stewart woman and her 9-month-old baby are lucky to be alive after the vehicle they were traveling in was struck by a log truck and then engulfed by fire minutes later, according to law enforcement authorities.
Theft by taking
Leonard Turner and his canine partner, Chase, attend the Midway Volunteer Fire Department open house Tuesday. Chase is part of the Eastern District's search and rescue team and was involved in the search for a lost person in the Magnolia Manor area and a missing girl search in Pooler. He can track and search by air scent. Chase is training to be a cadaver dog. Doug Salsberg from the Richmond Hill Police Department is helping the pair with their training. At home, Chase is just another member of the family, Turner said.
The Midway Volunteer Fire Department handed out tea, hot dogs and desserts while Angie's Diner was on hand frying food.
A bizarre case that involved a shooting and vehicle theft last Nov. 4 at the residence of Thelma and Calvin Caswell in Hinesville has ended with a guilty plea.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is still seeking two men responsible for a brazen, mid-day armed robbery of Pojo's Treasures and Things in Midway on May 31.
Domestic dispute, Aug. 3
Possession of cocaine, Aug. 7
The Long County Sheriff's Department has welcomed a new officer to its force.
During July, there were 58 cases and 56 offenders.
Leash law violation
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.