Between rising utility costs and shrinking incomes, more people are exploring alternate means of heating their homes. However, when folks misuse electric appliances or are careless around open flames they risk starting fires. Local fire investigators offered these tips for keeping safe this Christmas and all winter long.
A vacationing Long County man lost his home and his family's Christmas presents when his residence on the 200 block of Archer Road, just off Elam Road, was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.
A Ludowici police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing regarding his actions in the recent apprehension and nonfatal shooting of a burglary suspect.
The driver involved in a fatal accident on Oct. 19 has been arrested without incident and charged with first degree vehicular homicide.
Two men were arrested this week for an Oct. 30 home invasion and armed robbery in Ludowici; one of them also is a suspect in a Dec. 7 break-in. Two other suspects in the Oct. 30 incident are still on the loose and one is considered armed and dangerous.
Fort Stewart authorities released the name of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was stabbed to death Dec. 8.
A Fort Stewart military police officer was arrested in a sex sting operation Friday for allegedly soliciting underage sex online.
Andrea Renee Wilson, a co-defendant in the murder of her cousin, Prince C. Davis, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole during a hearing Monday at the Liberty Jail.
A 24-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night at Pine Crest Village in Long County, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Chief Investigator Nickey Anderson.
A Hinesville gun shop owner who pleaded guilty to dealing in stolen military equipment was sentenced earlier this week.
A man was taken to a hospital after he was pulled out of a mobile home fire at 82 Pipkin Road Tuesday morning. It was one of two fires called in to Hinesville Fire Department about the same time.
Charges were filed Wednesday against the 20-year-old victim of the recent shooting at the Plantation Apartments on Casey Drive in Richmond Hill.
A construction worker helping build the new middle school in South Bryan fell to his death on Thursday morning.
Three former Blue Tide basketball standouts were arrested Tuesday for their suspected involvement in an armed home invasion and burglary in Long County.
A 3rd Infantry Division soldier died Wednesday night from an apparent stabbing just hours after redeploying from Iraq. His name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
Ten Liberty County residents learned about the Liberty County Sheriff's Office during the 10-week Citizens Academy. They graduated from the class Nov. 4.
The Ludowici Police Department recently made two arrests, and Chief Robert Poppell answered questions regarding prison work details.
Tropical Storm Kate will bring strong winds and rough seas in the area from the Southeast Coast to Bermuda into Wednesday.