Two unrelated wrecks kept Hinesville traffic accident investigators and Liberty EMS busy Aug. 29. Just before noon, a male driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle as he attempted to make a turn from Highway 84 onto Courtland Drive. According to lead traffic investigator Les Patton, the driver attempted the turn while traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control, sending the Nissan into the median on Courtland Road. The vehicle stopped when it hit a palm tree, knocking it to the ground and partially blocking the north side of Courtland Drive. The driver told officers Patton and ...
Georgia state troopers and officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance and Capitol Police divisions are preparing for a busy 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period. Heavy traffic is expected throughout the weekend across the state as holiday vacation travel combines with holiday festivals and the start of the high school and college football seasons.
A Fort Stewart woman and her 9-month-old baby are lucky to be alive after the vehicle they were traveling in was struck by a log truck and then engulfed by fire minutes later, according to law enforcement authorities.
Theft by taking
Leonard Turner and his canine partner, Chase, attend the Midway Volunteer Fire Department open house Tuesday. Chase is part of the Eastern District's search and rescue team and was involved in the search for a lost person in the Magnolia Manor area and a missing girl search in Pooler. He can track and search by air scent. Chase is training to be a cadaver dog. Doug Salsberg from the Richmond Hill Police Department is helping the pair with their training. At home, Chase is just another member of the family, Turner said.
The Midway Volunteer Fire Department handed out tea, hot dogs and desserts while Angie's Diner was on hand frying food.
A bizarre case that involved a shooting and vehicle theft last Nov. 4 at the residence of Thelma and Calvin Caswell in Hinesville has ended with a guilty plea.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is still seeking two men responsible for a brazen, mid-day armed robbery of Pojo's Treasures and Things in Midway on May 31.
Domestic dispute, Aug. 3
Possession of cocaine, Aug. 7
The Long County Sheriff's Department has welcomed a new officer to its force.
During July, there were 58 cases and 56 offenders.
Leash law violation
Battle of the Badges blood drive Friday at the Liberty County Justice Center pitted public safety agencies against each other to see whicch could recruit the most donors.
A family of four was burned out of their mobile home Sunday morning in Liberty County.
A Hinesville woman lost her home and her dog in a fire Friday night.
The woman who was seriously injured when her scooter and a car collided near Walthourville Thursday evening has been identified.
Jan. 14: Burglary, forced entry - Three people house-sitting a Pointe South Drive residence called police and reported a break-in. A carport window and a living-room window had been broken, and an officer noticed a gloved handprint on the window. A television, Nintendo Wii and two laptop computers were missing. The complainants could not provide any serial numbers or more detailed descriptions of the missing items. A detective was notified, and the complainants were given victims' rights information and instructions for obtaining a copy of the report.
Reginald Hubbert came home to Riceboro during his Christmas break from art school in San Francisco. Around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Hubbert was walking on the shoulder of Briar Bay Road when he was struck from behind by a Toyota Camry, allegedly driven by Henry James, also of Riceboro. More than three weeks later, Hubbert still is not out of the woods.
A Pembroke man died this morning after allegedly playing Russian roulette Wednesday afternoon.
A high-speed chase Monday morning through Liberty County landed an alleged Florida car thief in jail.
Jan. 13: Theft by taking - A Veterans Parkway man told police he and his wife were involved in a dispute, during which she began to slap and punch his face and took his phone. He said he didn't fight back but tried to restrain her. Later, the man said he came into contact with his wife at their lawyer's office. She reportedly took the keys out of the ignition of his car and threatened to throw them in a well. The responding officer noticed slight swelling and a scar on the complainant's lip. The complainant was given ...
Dec. 27: Matter of record - A Hinesville woman walked into the sheriff's office and told deputies her ex-husband had called from California about six years ago and had then threatened to bury her. The woman said she has had no contact with him since, but was told he was moving to the area. She requested a report because she fears for her safety.
A Woodlawn Drive home in Long County was damaged early Wednesday morning by a fire that began downstairs and traveled into the attic.
Pembroke Police are asking for help finding a 26-year-old man, who they consider armed and dangerous, in connection with a stabbing during an argument over a basketball game.
Few problems were reported overnight in Liberty County, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges, but the storm is not over.
The National Weather Service moved up the start of its ice storm warning for our area over night. It is now to start at noon and run through 5 p.m. Wednesday.
An ice storm warning has been issued for 5 p.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday by the National Weather Service.