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
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
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.
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.
Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.
A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.
The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.
A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.
The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.
Corporal Scott Hensler of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired-driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.
A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile home park on Wilder Road.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office will host another 10-week Citizen's Academy beginning Aug.6.
Authorities are investigating how a man was shot in Walthourville Monday night, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden.
The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced that the city of Ludowici received a safety grant check for $6,000. The funds will be used to purchase helmets, gloves, handbooks, manuals and radio systems.
June 26: Simple battery - An officer was called to a disturbance on Deer Trail Lane in Midway. The complainant said her friend came over drunk at 6:30 a.m. They hung out all day until the friend wanted the complainant to get off the phone and go for a walk with her. The complainant said no, which made the friend mad, and she began swinging at her.
June 28: Criminal trespass - An officer responded at Ballard Drive in reference to two unidentified men knocking on the complainant's door.
Between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, three structure fires were reported in Liberty and Long counties. No one was injured, but 10 area residents now are without homes. The blazes appear to be unrelated.