Liberty County Fire Coordinator James Ashdown sifted through the charred remains of a wooden deck at a mobile home on South Coastal Highway in Riceboro this past week hoping to find some clue as to the cause of a house fire that claimed the lives of Sylvania Sapp and her daughter, Sylvia Elaine Smith, earlier that morning.
A prescribed fire covering an estimated 295 acres is burning today on Fort Stewart in Long County, accroding to the Georgia Forestry Commission Office in Ludowici.
Before you begin to 'deck your family's halls' this holiday season, you might want to consider a few safety tips. Safe Kids USA has some ideas on how to keep your family and home safe this year.
When the holidays arrive, most people are able to spend the time with their families. But for firefighters, police officers, and EMS personnel, the job must go on.
Nov. 8, 2007 Hit and run Disorderly conduct 5879 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville A store clerk at Clyde's market filed a complaint when a man kept making rude gestures with his hand and tongue at her. She said the man then entered the store and continued to make the same gestures. When she told him to leave, he yelled out expletives at her and proceeded to grab a beer bottle. When she again asked him ...
Law enforcement authorities are seeking a Ludowici couple in connection with a shooting Tuesday night in Jesup that left two men dead and two others injured.
Harassment 115 W Kenny Drive, Hinesville Oct. 31, 2007 A woman reported she was being harassed through the Internet when someone posted blogs on MySpace and Yahoo 360 that were offensive and directed toward her even posting her name, address and date of birth. The victim filed the complaint because she is afraid this may lead to identity theft if her information is used by others. Accident involving a deer Nov. 6, 2007 Highway 84 ...
Congressman Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) is urging fire departments to apply for Fire Prevention and Safety Grants available through the Department of Homeland Security.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services has announced the receipt of a grant totaling $153,100 earmarked for the Alcohol and Drug Awareness program.
Finding a nearby spot to get a flu vaccine is just a click away because of the American Lung Association's fast and free "Flu Clinic Locator" now available at www.lungusa.org
Found property W. Oglethorpe Highway Nov. 8 An officer spoke with the complainant at the police station about found property. The complainant said she works at the McDonald's at Walmart and saw a black woman leave the dining area. The complainant later found a black folder she believed belonged to the woman. It contained birth certificates and Social Security cards. The complainant said she waited to see if the lady would return but she failed ...
Law enforcement authorities arrested a Ludowici couple Friday night in connection with a shooting Tuesday in Jesup that left two men dead and two others injured, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
An argument between a man and his former wife's boyfriend reportedly escalated into a stabbing this past Tuesday in Long County, according to authorities.
It's a fact of life ... and death: Failure to use safety belts is a major contributing factor in more than half of Georgia's Thanksgiving holiday traffic deaths.
An early morning wreck on Thursday involved a Liberty County school bus and a small truck and left the two drivers with minor injuries, but did not hurt any students since it occurred before any were on the bus.
An excavator used to build a burn pit and clear land caught fire Wednesday afternoon at a Hinesville subdivision.
Heavy usage caused two transformers in the vicinity of downtown Hinesville to blow out Thursday afternoon just after 3 p.m., according to Liberty Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Mike Hodges. Many residents in the area are without power, but Georgia Power crews are currently rerouting power to different transformers. They expect to have the situation remedied in 30-60 minutes.
A fire broke out on an excavator in Hinesville Wednesday afternoon a few minutes ago. It is near Olmstead and Barrington Drive. Patty Leon is in the area and we'll have more about it as it develops.
Nov. 5: Auto theft - A South Main Street woman told police she last saw her vehicle this past March in the care of her estranged husband. When she contacted him to retrieve the vehicle, he told her he left it in an apartment-complex parking lot before he moved to Maryland. When she went to get the vehicle, she could not find it. Detectives discovered the vehicle had been sold and then crushed.
Two accused members of the anti-government militia group Forever Enduring Always Ready will be in Long County Superior Court this week. The men are believed to have fired the shots that killed Michael Roark, 19, and Tiffany York, 17, in December 2011 at Lake Morgan in Long County.
Military authorities are investigating the death of a 22-year-old soldier at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart. The man's body was found Saturday night at the campsite, which is used by military personnel and retirees. The site is roughly
Nov. 7: Disorderly conduct - A Highway 196 convenience store clerk told deputies a Ludowici woman came into the store where she works and began to yell at her. The woman threatened to "beat her a__" and took a swing at her, the clerk said. The clerk told deputies the woman accused her of sleeping with her ex-husband. The store owner and another man who was inside the story grabbed the woman to keep her from hitting the clerk.
Between Jan. 1-Nov. 21, Hinesville had 1,049 traffic accidents that resulted in 310 injuries and three fatalities, Hinesville Police Cpl. Les Patton said.
Authorities are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide Monday morning in Richmond Hill.
Nov. 1: Suspicious acts - An officer conducting a foot patrol along Gen. Screven Way was flagged down by a citizen who found a shell casing in the parking lot of Stewart Way Apartments. The woman said she called police earlier that day after hearing gunshots and witnessing a group of people arguing in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
Military authorities are investigating the death of a man at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart. The man's body was found at the campsite, which is used by military personnel and retirees. The site is roughly 5 miles from the main post area and sits off of Ga. 144 east, about 10 miles from Richmond Hill.
Cynthia Gates began her position as executive director of the Tri-County Protective Agency in August and now is "getting acclimated" to the job.
A man was killed shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday at an Interstate Paper warehouse on Interstate Paper road in Riceboro.
A man was killed Wednesday afternoon in an industrial accident at Interstate Paper in Riceboro. Midway Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Joe Feinhals could not provide additional details, but said the incident involved a forklift. The accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. at a warehouse on the site of Interstate Paper. The incident is under investigation.
A Liberty County High School senior, Austin John Eisner, 18, died from an accidental gunshot wound Sunday at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. The accidental shooting took place Saturday at Coastal Auto Parts and Recycling near Walthourville. Eisner was transported to Memorial by helicopter.