SAVANNAH - The search continued through Thursday for a Fort Stewart soldier who was reported missing after she failed to pick up her teenage daughter from school Monday.
SAVANNAH (AP) - Savannah-Chatham County police were searching Wednesday for an Army soldier who was reported missing after she failed to pick up her teenage daughter from school.
Sgt. Charlana McKenzie, 32, was last seen by her 14-year-old daughter Sunday night, police spokeswoman Judy Pal said. The daughter told police she normally goes to school after McKenzie heads to work at nearby Fort Stewart, but her mother picks her up every afternoon, which she failed to do Monday.
A Long State Prison inmate escaped Tuesday, while on a work detail in Jesup.
SRINGFIELD - A half dozen methamphetamine labs have been dismantled in north Effingham County.
The Effingham County Sheriff's office said the labs were discovered Tuesday afternoon and led to the arrest of a man and woman who face multiple drug charges.
LUDOWICI -- According to Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson, at about 8 this morning a student was hit by a vehicle as the child was crossing McDonald Street in front of the board of education office.
"From what one witness told us, the child apparently ran out in front of the car, and was hit; at this point it doesn't appear that the driver was at fault, but everything is still under investigation", said Robertson.
A wreck involving a Long County man, and a woman, who was traveling with three passengers, appears to be alcohol related, according to Georgia State Patrol, Trooper William Bowman.
Hinesville police have confirmed a teenager was shot at a home in the Eagles Landing subdivision Friday night.
The shooting occurred at a house on the 1400 block of Abrahms Ally shortly before 7 p.m. The teen was rushed to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah with a gunshot wound to the right side of his abdomen.
Liberty County Monday launched a court designed to divert drug users from a life of addiction.
In a plea bargain Monday, Shawn Martin, admitted to one of six drug charges leveled against him after a raid of his 140-acre estate in August 2007.
The Georgia State Patrol says 20 people died on state roads in traffic accidents over the holiday weekend, but none were inn our area.
"We had no fatalities and no serious wrecks," Hinesville Police Department Lt. Max Mclendon said Monday.
Agents were called in to assist the Liberty County Sheriff's Department on Nov. 26 after deputies made a routine stop on a car for having its taillight out. The stop reportedly led to a search of the vehicle, where the deputies allegedly found a black bag containing a sawed-off shotgun, another altered firearm, ammunition and 1.5 grams of marijuana.
Reporting only one DUI incident each, the Hinesville Police Department and Fort Stewart's Military Police said that local residents started 2009 on a safe note.
New Year's Eve is synonymous with midnight kisses, resolutions, and for many, champagne and cocktails.
Agents on Nov. 19 arrested Joshua Hicks, who was reportedly found in the possession of several stolen items. Among those items was an M-4 assault rifle reportedly belonging to Jonathan Guzman. Cato said Guzman was called in to claim his rifle, and during the conversation that followed, agents discovered he had a failure to appear warrant. Cato said MACE learned Guzman had been indicted for child molestation, statutory rape and giving alcohol to an underage person. Guzman, a soldier stationed at Fort Stewart, is currently out on bond. Since he was under indictment, he is not allowed to possess any ...
An Indiana man's death in the Long County Jail this past Friday has been ruled a suicide, according to Ludowici Police Department Chief Richard Robertson.
Fort Stewart Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information pertaining vandalism of several buildings and signs on post.
Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office inlcude:
The man arrested by Liberty County Sheriff's Office case Tuesday evening alleged shot a man to death April 8 in Tucker.
A partnership between the Department of Defense and the Georgia Forestry Commission allows local fire departments to acquire military-surplus equipment and vehicles.
Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:
Five vehicles were vandalized recently at Walker Middle School, Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell said.
A man and a woman were arrested Monday night after officers responded to a mobile home that was the site of an active meth lab, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
Editor's note: The following item, which appeared in Sunday's edition, did not accurately state the facts as they were contained in a Liberty County Sheriff's Office incident report. The item, revised to more accurately reflect the incident report, appears below:
It's been one month since former Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority Police Officer William Solomon was struck by a tractor-trailer while directing traffic.
Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
The bones found last month in a wooded area of Hinesville have been identified as a man who had been reported missing last year.
A man suspected in the strangulation death of his wife in Dec. is behind bars, charged Wednesday with murder.
Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
A local man who ran from Ludowici police officers trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant bit one of those officers, leaving an impression on her forearm, police said.
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