After five days of battling a forest fire that consumed an estimated 1,600 acres in Long County, firefighters began to wrap things up Monday night and go home.
A little over four months ago, Michael Jones received the news his son, Steven, was shot and killed in the Second Street home he shared with his younger brother, Nathan.
Matter of record, April 4 Reported at jail on Paul Sikes Road, Hinesville Deputies found a vehicle at Cay Creek Road that apparently had been driven into the ditch striking an oak tree. Both air bags had deployed. The vehicle had open beer cans in the front driver's side floorboard. A check of the tag showed the vehicle was registered to a Hinesville resident but deputies were unable to contact the owner. Vehicle ...
Law enforcement personnel from throughout the area attended a cookout in their honor Thursday. The event, which was first started in 1987 by Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles and State Board of Corrections member Wayne Dasher, has grown from a handful of supporters to a major event in southeast Georgia. This year's cookout was hosted by Nobles, Tattnall County Sheriff Quinton Rush, Wayne County Sheriff John Carter and Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin. This year's ...
Criminal trespass, April 9 Honey Creek Lane Police responded to reports of shots being fired at a residence. The complainant stated she heard three gunshots behind her home and that a bullet had shattered her back patio glass door. Police found three BB pellets in the area around the back door and advised the complainant her house would be placed on the house checklist. Suspicious fire, April 9 Blaire Court A homeowner told police ...
An estimated 100 firefighters from throughout the area continued to battle a forest fire Saturday in Long County that engulfed about 1,600 acres.
Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClelland brought a number of issues before the city council Tuesday.
Two Hinesville emergency response agencies have been awarded homeland security grants. The money is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program. The department recently announced it awarded more than 2,000 equipment and training grants to first responders across the nation as a part of the CEDAP This program helps ensure law enforcement and emergency responders can acquire specialized equipment and training to meet their homeland security mission. As part ...
Driving with suspended license April 3, Oglethorpe Hwy. and Gen. Screven Police saw a silver Honda going west with its lights off and stopped it. There were two women in the car and the driver was found to have a suspended driver's license. She was placed into custody because she could not post bond. The offender's court date is set for later this month. Theft by taking April 2, E. Oglethorpe Highway Police were dispatched ...
Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement Task Force provides monthly reports to the Courier. January 2007 MACE had 70 total cases with 72 total offenders. The drugs seized had a street value of $13,240. Currency seized was $6,534.66. Also seized were four vehicles valued at $6,250 and 18 weapons. Twelve cases were closed with no arrests. February 2007 The team had 76 total cases with 82 offenders. Drugs seized had a street value of $24,228. Currency seized was ...
Obstruction/disorderly conduct April 4, 2007 Blue Jay Drive, Midway While deputies tried to serve a warranty, an angry mother yelled and cursed at the officers to leave her son alone. A few minutes later, the son approached also yelling and cursing the officers. Both continued to yell and interfere with the officers until both were peppered sprayed and arrested. Theft by taking April 1, 2007 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Midway A couple who stopped for gas ...
No one was injured, but traffic was snarled for hours after a one-truck wreck on Highway 84 at its intersection with Highway 196 Friday evening
Every year millions of children are on a quest to find their brilliantly decorated Easter eggs, candy and whatnots. As parents we can't help but give our children a little better challenge each year, sometimes not thinking of the "safety factor."
One man was reportedly killed and three other people injured Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle wreck on I-95 in Liberty County.
Hinesville Police Department was alerted to a suspicious packageTuesday afternon that was placed on Bradwell Institute's baseball field.
Attorney Billy Joe Nelson Jr. took the oath of office Thursday in Ludowici as the new assistant district attorney for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit of Georgia.
Woodland fires have decreased substantially in Long County during the past two years, the commissioners learned during their recent August meeting.
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.