Tragedy struck a Liberty County family Friday morning when a fire consumed their home, killing a 2-month-old baby and seriously burning a man.
The wooden Island Highway home was destroyed despite attempts by the Eastern District, Riceboro and Midway volunteer fire departments who were on scene within minutes of the 911 call, which came in just before 8:45 a.m.
At least one person was injured and has been flown by helicopter ambulance to a burn center in Augusta from a house fire in east Liberty County Friday morning.
A SUV struck a man who was riding his bicycle across Highway 196 East at 2:43 p.m. Monday.
A Hinesville man who ventured into Long County early Christmas morning after the bars had closed in Hinesville allegedly was beaten at the Wingman's Club in Ludowici.
According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, fewer wrecks occurred over this New Year's holiday period than happened last year, during New Year's 2008-09. There were 10 fatalities, 475 injuries and a total of 2,116 wrecks from 6 p.m. Dec. 31 through midnight Jan. 3, 2010.
With nighttime low temperatures expected to dip into the 20s and 30s during January, many folks will likely turn to alternative sources of fuel such as space heaters and fireplaces to warm their homes. Alternative sources of fuel can be beneficial, but firefighters warn they can also pose fire hazards if safety guidelines are ignored.
Working with Walthourville Police and the K-9 section of the Chatham County Sheriff's Department, agents from the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force were able to round up 13 alleged members of the Dog Pound Gang in Liberty and Wayne counties on Dec. 9.
Dec. 11, Criminal trespass, 371 Davis Street
Dec. 3, 2009, Mental subject, South Main Street
A contractor working for the CEMIX Mining Company in Long County died Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack while on company property on Morgan Lake.
A pre-Christmas fire that damaged a home in Hinesville is thought to have been intentionally set, according to local investigators and Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine's office.
Cpl. Shonda Fletcher is a "party of one," keeping track of nearly 100 registered sex offenders in Liberty County, but available resources, regular communication with each person and the flexibility to make in-person visits allow her to keep a close eye on sex offenders under her supervision.
The 18-wheel tractor trailer that plowed into a Pittsburgh family's van killing a 3-year-old boy on Sunday is believed to have been going too fast for traffic conditions, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
At a recent meeting, for the upcoming Long County Commissioners budget, the Long County Sheriff's Department took criticism from both citizens of the county and commissioners over the amount of overtime deputies got last year and the amount budgeted for this year.
• Nov. 23
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: