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.
Children have been evacuated from Midway Middle School after what appears to be an explosive device was found near the school, according to Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar.
An attempted robbery was reported Wednesday morning at the Interstate Unlimited Credit Union on Highway 84 in Midway. Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said two people tried to rob the financial institution but did not make off with any money.
The long, long, long-awaited widening of Highway 144 in South Bryan is currently scheduled to begin in 2015, according to the Georgia DOT. The project, which will cover 4.6 miles from Timber Trail Road east to Belfast River Road, is estimated to cost around $23 million and could be finished in 2018.
Richmond Hill's acting fire chief reportedly has been let go just days after being arrested in Tattnall County for allegedly driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
Sept. 30: Theft by taking - A woman told police she has allowed a male friend who was homeless to stay with her.
A routine traffic stop Tuesday on southbound Interstate 95 resulted in a large drug bust for the Liberty County Sheriff's Office. Two Jacksonville residents were arrested after 2.2 pounds of crystal meth were found in their vehicle.
A Midway fire that broke out Wednesday morning left a family of five without a home.
A newly formed joint task force consisting of detectives from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and the Hinesville Police Department has been paying off.
A newly formed joint task force consisting of detectives from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and the Hinesville Police Department has been hard at work, and the members' efforts are paying off.Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier announced the task force's creation Wednesday, and followed up Thursday with even bigger news.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office held its Citizens' Academy graduation Oct. 23.
Sept. 29: Theft by taking (firearm) - A woman told police her silver-and-black handgun was missing. She said the last time she saw the gun was when she had placed it under the mattress.
The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has issued an alert for a missing girl.
A Hinesville man was shot multiple times at the Eagles Landing apartment complex shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday. Police have released very few details. The victim was flown by Life Star to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, and his condition is unknown.
There was a large vehicle fire on Highway 196 in Fleming this morning. Both westbound lanes were closed and one eastbound lane was devoted to diverted westbound traffic. Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies were directing traffic, and the Fleming fire department was on the scene. The Courier will provide more information about this incident as details emerge.
Sept. 26: Suicidal threats, mental subject - A woman called police to report her sister had threatened to kill herself. The woman said her sister was a diagnosed schizophrenic and had been off her medication for two days. The woman said when she went to check, her sister was angry, throwing things around and picked up a pair of scissors and threatened to do herself bodily harm. The woman took the scissors from her sister, ...