Fort Stewart's Department of Public Works Forestry Branch reports it has not being doing prescribed burning in the forests on post for more than a month, and asks others to not set any fires there.
The Riceboro community gathered Saturday to honor its volunteer firefighters - recognition which turns out to be surprisingly rare.
A Hinesville man convicted of molesting three children received a 260-year sentence Monday.
The children of Mary Lee Cox's class received a treat thanks to Liberty County Fire Coordinator James Ashdown and the Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation.
Several accidents involving emergency vehicles being driven by volunteers has prompted the Liberty County Commission to look at tightening its policies.
By Patty Leon
Structure fire, April 30
ATLANTA - It seems like every day there is news about a violent episode on a campus that raises concerns for our children and the safety of their school.
Two men are facing theft charges in Long County following their arrests in separate incidents.
While the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department was fighting a woods fire Monday that destroyed about 90 acres on Elim Church Road, additional units were dispatched to Sandy Ridge Drive on the opposite side of the county in response to a structure fire.
SAVANNAH - Ten of the 11 students taking EMT courses at Savannah Technical College this fall passed the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certification Exam, according to the school.
The Liberty County Chapter of the American Red Cross is teaming up with others to raise money for the work the relief agency does.
Interference of custody, April 22, 2007
Aug. 21: Theft by taking - A lawn mower and air compressor went missing from the front yard of a home on Wells Cemetery Road. The owner of the items said she left them in the front carport, which she kept well-lit at night. She said the mower was a push mower and her air compressor was manufactured by Kobalt. Police noticed tracks made by the lawn mower leaving the residence and continuing down the road to a neighbor's house.
Lt. Jeff Hein, commander of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit, describes law enforcement's continuous war on drugs as "a strategic game of chess, not checkers."
Aug. 5: Obstruction, shoplifting - An officer observed an 18-year-old male riding a bicycle inside Walmart. The suspect was riding down the main food aisle. When he saw the officer, he turned down another aisle, running into a woman pushing a shopping cart. He crashed the bike but climbed back on it, ignoring the officer's calls to halt.
Witnesses report that traffic at Hinesville's Walmart was back to normal by 4:30 after an alleged bomb threat earlier had prompted an evacuation.
Aug. 8: Peeping tom - A 40-year-old Riceboro woman told a deputy she was lying on her bed around 1:30 p.m. when she saw a man looking at her through the window. When the man realized she saw him, she said he ran toward the front of the house and road. She told the deputy the man was wearing a black hat and brown shirt. The deputy searched the area but did not see anyone of that description.
A Monday-night fire at a Hinesville apartment complex displaced three families.
July 31: Arson – second degree - A deputy was dispatched to John Wells Road in Hinesville after a vehicle caught fire. The complainant parked the car around 11:30 p.m. Later that night, his roommate heard people in the yard followed by a loud noise. He ran outside to find the car on fire. The complainant said the only person he could think of that would do this was his wife, with whom he recently separated.
A fire Monday night at a Hinesville apartment complex displaced three families.
A Midway family was displaced late Friday after their home was destroyed by fire. A 35-year-old husband and his 23-year-old wife were at their home on Screven Fork Road with their two children, ages 2 years and 3 months, when the fire was discovered. The mother told American Red Cross officials on the scene she left a cigarette, which she thought she had extinguished, in the bedroom, which may have started the fire. She said she was gone from the room for about 20 minutes. When she returned and opened the door, she discovered the room on fire. Fire departments ...
Looking to find answers and solve the murder of popular youth mentor and basketball coach Ernie Walthour, several citizens have pitched in to raise funds they hope will lead to the eventual arrest and conviction of those involved.
A cash bond of $350,000 or a property bond of $700,000 was set last week for Jamell Charles Johnson, 28, by Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Robert L. Russell III in Ludowici.
The reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in connections with the death of Ernie Walthour is up to $25,000, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.
Former Lewis Frasier Middle School math teacher Roosevelt Tazewell was sentenced Monday to serve two years in prison and seven years of probation.
July 20: Entering auto - An officer was dispatched to Yellow Cab on West Memorial Drive after an employee witnessed a man open the door of his taxi cab and take money. The complainant chased down the man, which resulted in a fight in front of Stewart Pines Apartments. The offender denied stealing any money from the taxi, but the officer later found $91 in his possession that belonged to the complainant.