A tentative trial has been scheduled for former Midway volunteer firefighter Calvin Chipp for May 29. He is charged with murder in the April 2005 death of Roger Harrell. They got into a fight at the Sky Box in Midway. A grand jury felt enough evidence was presented to proceed with a trial dated in the case that also alleges Chipp was in possession of a vehicle with altered identification during the reported offense.
Fleeing and attempting to elude/speeding April 16, 2007 Shuman Road, Hinesville A gray Nissan traveling at a high rate of speed tried to elude deputies when they tried to conduct a traffic stop. The driver of the Nissan proceeded at a high rate of speed through Groover and Ray roads until the deputies saw him returning to Highway 196 and turning turn onto Mobley Road. The driver was arrested for speeding and attempting to elude. ...
A Long County jury took less than one hour to find Michael Clements guilty this past week of kidnapping and two counts of aggravated sodomy.
Criminal trespass April 21, 2007 Cherokee Circle A couple having dinner in their home was startled by a loud crashing noise at the back of their residence. Immediately afterwards, their neighbor's dogs began to bark. When the couple checked their premises, they saw four to five individuals running away from the back their home. They discovered a window had been broken and a blue bandanna on the ground. Theft of automobile April 21, 2007 Saunders ...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning remains the second leading cause of injury-related death in children ages 1 to 14. Help keep your child safe this summer by following these precautions from the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center.
Three young people have lost their lives during the past three years in Long County as a result of wrecks on all-terrain vehicles.
Two 3rd Infantry Division soldiers killed Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 80 have been identified.
A Fort Stewart soldier made an unscheduled stop Monday when he drove his new Toyota Scion into the breakfast room of the Liberty Inn and Suites, 213 W. Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville.
Fleeing/DUI April 10, Kacey Drive, Hinesville Police became involved in a chase with a vehicle when the driver refused to pull over after deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver continued to weave through traffic, sometimes at a high rate of speed, cutting off a tractor-trailer, driving on the wrong side of the road and running a stop sign. In his attempt to elude police, the driver even drove through someone's yard. The ...
A Georgia Emergency Management Agency Search and Rescue Recertification Course was conducted March 31 at Liberty-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency.
Found property April 12, 2007 Liberty Manor Court A worker reported finding a gun in an apartment she was inspecting after the tenants moved out. A trace of the gun's serial number did not indicate it had been stolen. The weapon was described as a silver Jennings .22 caliber semi-automatic, serial number 639558. HPD placed the gun into the evidence locker for safekeeping. Interference with custody April 12, 2007 Sequoia Circle A complainant reported her ...
Suspicious death April 17, 2007 Miller Park, Flemington Liberty County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of 20-year-old Briana Varnedoe of Midway. According to initial reports, Varnedoe was with a friend at Miller's Park Tuesday night when she became ill and collapsed. Her friend called 911, which responded to the scene and took the victim to Liberty Regional Medical Center. Varnedoe was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Initial autopsy reports indicate there were no ...
The Riceboro mayor, council, and community will pay tribute to the Riceboro Volunteer Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Briar Bay Park on Barrington Ferry Road.
Hinesville firefighters extinguished a vehicle fire that tied up traffic on Highway 84 in front of Liberty County High School on Wednesday.
Two men are facing drug-related charges after being arrested Saturday by Ludowici police. According to police investigator Richard Robertson, Corp. Frankie Goff and Officer Walt Pelton were watching a home at 28-C Macon Street for possible drug activity. At about 7:30 p.m, the officers saw a Chevy Caprice back out of the driveway and then reverse direction and nearly slam into the residence. The driver, later identified as Sam Edwards, then attempted to back out ...
A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy Thursday employed a pit maneuver and ended a high-speed chase that began just after 3 p.m. in McIntosh County, according to McIntosh County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy William Jennings.
Volunteers are getting harder to come by for volunteer fire departments, and Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell knows why it's getting tougher to find people to serve.
Kenneth William Lumpkin, 43, pleaded guilty Monday to felony murder and kidnapping with the commission of bodily injury to another person in the September 2010 strangulation death of Lori Arrowood.
Kenneth William Lumpkin, 43, pleaded guilty Monday to felony murder, kidnapping and the commission of bodily injury in the September 2010 strangulation death of Lori Arrowood. Atlantic Judicial Circuit Judge Paul Rose presided over the hearing at the Long County Courthouse. Three charges were dropped - one count each of malice murder, aggravated assault and concealing the death of another person. Lumpkin, a former corrections officer at the Liberty County Jail, was sentenced to two ...
July 7: Assist other agency (robbery) - Two officers responded to Shady Oaks Mobile Home Park in reference to a robbery.
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 ...
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.