On May 29, 2007 Damon A. Hardy was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Regency Terr. Apartment complex when he went outside to break up a group of people who started an argument. Exactly one year later his family and friends gathered at Troop Park, adjacent to the apartment complex, to honor his memory with a candle light vigil.
LUDOWICI -- The Long County Sheriff's Department made an arrest involving cocaine on May 15.
While not many coastal residents along the Southeastern United States will soon forget the experience of living through a hurricane, as the 2008 season approaches many may be experiencing a case of amnesia about the most basic preparedness strategies, according to a new survey out today from Allstate. While 24-44 percent of survey respondents from five areas in the Southeast declared they are very prepared, and 34-47 percent felt they are fairly prepared for a hurricane right now, they may be less prepared than they realize.
The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 83 total cases with 76 total offenders for the month of April. Drugs with an estimated street value of $96,325 were seized. Thee cars valued at $6,100 were seized and cash in the amount of $20,409.23 was collected as evidence. Four weapons were also confiscated. The agents continued their specialized training with courses such as Radar Re-certification, Unacceptable Employee Behavior, Marijuana ID and Savannah Area Drug Intel Exchange.
The state vs. Christopher Jamal Fletcher
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season should be about as bad as normal or slightly busier, with a good chance of six to nine hurricanes forming, federal forecasters said Thursday in a new way of predicting how active the season could be.
ATLANTA - Summer 2008 marks the fifth consecutive year that waves of law enforcement patrols in 159 Georgia counties will be cracking down on dangerous, aggressive and high-speed drivers who place thousands of innocent lives in peril on Georgia highways every summer. In Georgia, it won't be the humidity bothering habitual speeders this summer, it'll be the H.E.A.T.
ATLANTA - Click it or ticket, Georgia. In 2006 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 15,383 American lives. Yet, nearly one in five Americans still fail to wear safety belts while driving or riding, resulting in an additional 5,441 lives that could have been saved nationwide. Half the Georgians killed in car crashes in 2006 were not buckled in.
LUDOWICI -- A small car collided with a Long County motor-grader Monday on Highway 84,. The only injuries reported were minor.
On May 8 the Hinesville Fire Department began a program to help prevent scalding and to inform the public about the dangers of scalding burns.
Crime prevention, especially identity theft, was the topic of discussion for Goldenheirs at their April meeting.
Liberty County Sheriff's blotter
The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday formally hired James Steiner as the new police chief. He had been serving as the interim chief since January.
Several families took the time to learn more about their county emergency services by touring the Liberty County EMA office and 911 call center during an open house Wednesday afternoon.
One man was injured when he was trying not to get hit by multiple gunshots fired at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville this morning.
A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.
March 9: Arrest with a warrant - A male passenger was placed under arrest when a check of his license showed he had an outstanding warrant. The man had failed to appear in court in Chatham County.
AARP will hold a safe-drivers class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Grace Christian Church on Highway 84.
March 7: • Aggravated cruelty to animals - A distraught grandfather reported that someone had shot his granddaughter's 15-month old Labrador retriever. The incident took place on John Wells Road.
Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Liberty and Long counties, on top of our existing tornado watch.
Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, whose office recently completed active-shooter training. The training, with the assistance of Global Tactical Training Group and the Midway Police Department, included all certified deputies and consisted of building entries, room entries and rappelling techniques.
March 9: • Theft by taking: A Gause Street woman told police someone took two truck tires from her yard. The woman said she noticed the tires were missing when she returned home from a funeral. She told police a neighbor said he had spotted the tires in the back of a man's pickup when riding his bike through the neighborhood.
The Long County Sheriff's Office, in a joint effort with other law enforcement agencies, recently made two drug busts, obtaining cash and drugs with a street value of more than $150,000.
Convicted felon Adam Cochrane told Liberty County High School students Thursday during a prom-promise that the choices one makes are like ripples on a pond - they leave behind consequences that affect others. Cochrane, a Bradwell Institute graduate, said his choosing to drink and drive one night in 2004 cost three people their lives.
Two members of the Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia pleaded guilty Thursday at the Long County Courthouse to the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.
Michael Bullard, the Blackshear truck driver involved in a vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital last week, has been arrested and charged with four traffic violations.