After five days of battling a forest fire that consumed an estimated 1,600 acres in Long County, firefighters began to wrap things up Monday night and go home.
A little over four months ago, Michael Jones received the news his son, Steven, was shot and killed in the Second Street home he shared with his younger brother, Nathan.
Matter of record, April 4 Reported at jail on Paul Sikes Road, Hinesville Deputies found a vehicle at Cay Creek Road that apparently had been driven into the ditch striking an oak tree. Both air bags had deployed. The vehicle had open beer cans in the front driver's side floorboard. A check of the tag showed the vehicle was registered to a Hinesville resident but deputies were unable to contact the owner. Vehicle ...
Law enforcement personnel from throughout the area attended a cookout in their honor Thursday. The event, which was first started in 1987 by Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles and State Board of Corrections member Wayne Dasher, has grown from a handful of supporters to a major event in southeast Georgia. This year's cookout was hosted by Nobles, Tattnall County Sheriff Quinton Rush, Wayne County Sheriff John Carter and Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin. This year's ...
Criminal trespass, April 9 Honey Creek Lane Police responded to reports of shots being fired at a residence. The complainant stated she heard three gunshots behind her home and that a bullet had shattered her back patio glass door. Police found three BB pellets in the area around the back door and advised the complainant her house would be placed on the house checklist. Suspicious fire, April 9 Blaire Court A homeowner told police ...
An estimated 100 firefighters from throughout the area continued to battle a forest fire Saturday in Long County that engulfed about 1,600 acres.
Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClelland brought a number of issues before the city council Tuesday.
Two Hinesville emergency response agencies have been awarded homeland security grants. The money is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program. The department recently announced it awarded more than 2,000 equipment and training grants to first responders across the nation as a part of the CEDAP This program helps ensure law enforcement and emergency responders can acquire specialized equipment and training to meet their homeland security mission. As part ...
Driving with suspended license April 3, Oglethorpe Hwy. and Gen. Screven Police saw a silver Honda going west with its lights off and stopped it. There were two women in the car and the driver was found to have a suspended driver's license. She was placed into custody because she could not post bond. The offender's court date is set for later this month. Theft by taking April 2, E. Oglethorpe Highway Police were dispatched ...
Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement Task Force provides monthly reports to the Courier. January 2007 MACE had 70 total cases with 72 total offenders. The drugs seized had a street value of $13,240. Currency seized was $6,534.66. Also seized were four vehicles valued at $6,250 and 18 weapons. Twelve cases were closed with no arrests. February 2007 The team had 76 total cases with 82 offenders. Drugs seized had a street value of $24,228. Currency seized was ...
Obstruction/disorderly conduct April 4, 2007 Blue Jay Drive, Midway While deputies tried to serve a warranty, an angry mother yelled and cursed at the officers to leave her son alone. A few minutes later, the son approached also yelling and cursing the officers. Both continued to yell and interfere with the officers until both were peppered sprayed and arrested. Theft by taking April 1, 2007 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Midway A couple who stopped for gas ...
No one was injured, but traffic was snarled for hours after a one-truck wreck on Highway 84 at its intersection with Highway 196 Friday evening
Every year millions of children are on a quest to find their brilliantly decorated Easter eggs, candy and whatnots. As parents we can't help but give our children a little better challenge each year, sometimes not thinking of the "safety factor."
One man was reportedly killed and three other people injured Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle wreck on I-95 in Liberty County.
Hinesville Police Department was alerted to a suspicious packageTuesday afternon that was placed on Bradwell Institute's baseball field.
Oct. 28: Burglary, forced entry -A Zachary Court resident returned home to find her front door kicked in and about $2,200 in televisions, gaming machines, an iPad and fire safe taken.
Oct. 13: Rape - A woman on Palmetto Trace in Hinesville reported being sexually assaulted while at a house party on Plantation Road. The woman said she drank several beers and a mixed drink then went to a bedroom in the back of the house to lie down. She said she fell asleep and later woke to find a man she knew from the party assaulting her. She said she screamed and several people came ...
Sept. 30: Simple battery - A school bus driver will be filing a report after two of his Snelson-Golden Middle School bus riders allegedly got into a fight. One of the kids said he accidentally hit the other boy with his back pack as he exited the bus.
Oct. 1: Criminal attempt, burglary - A woman told police while she was at a dental appointment her assistant called to inform her of a possible break-in at her home.
A fire Monday night in Riceboro destroyed a man's home.
Four Savannah residents have been charged in connection with an alleged attempted armed robbery in Midway Wednesday.
A reported bomb scare Wednesday morning spurred the evacuation of Midway Middle School and a lockdown at nearby Liberty Elementary.
Sept. 30: Threats -A woman told police another woman had been sending her threatening messages by posting the comments on her Facebook page since January.
Two men aroused suspicion at the Interstate Unlimited Federal Credit Union on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway on Wednesday morning when law-enforcement officers were busy dealing with a bomb threat at nearby Midway Middle School.
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.