An accident late Wednesday night sent a Hinesville man to the hospital and shook up several bus passengers and their driver.
A prescribed fire will be conducted today in Liberty and Long counties. The fire, which may present smoke to residents of Bryan, Evans, Liberty, Long and Tattnall counties, will be carried out by Fort Stewart Forestry.
According to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Danny Dinkins, on May 30 his department served a search warrant on David Ellis Strickland, 53, and Maybelle Williams, 53, at their Futch Lane home in the Sand Hills community of Long County, and the couple's business, 301 Game Room, which is attached to the home.
May 13: Disorderly conduct - Two brothers were arguing over property lines and deputies advised them they have to settle the matter in civil court. One brother said cars kept driving across his property. He said his brother runs a night club on his side of the property at Robert Hill Road but cars were using his side like a thoroughfare. He said when he complained to his brother his sibling threatened him, so he called the police.
A Texas woman has been arrested and charged with prostitution in Long County, according to Ludowici Police Chief James Rogers.
May 25: Suspicious acts - A Hinesville motel guest said her ex-boyfriend entered her room unannounced then left with her mother's boyfriend. A short time later, the mother's boyfriend returned without the motel guest's ex-boyfriend and reportedly said the ex-boyfriend was going to "shoot up the room." Soon after that, something hit the motel-room window, and the complainant called 911. Another female at the scene appeared very intoxicated and could not provide police with a ...
Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he took swift and decisive action following a reported incident at the Liberty County Jail on Thursday night.
May 12 Dog bite - Neighbors jumped the fence to help a man who was being attacked by his dogs. The man said the dogs were fighting and he jumped in to pull them apart and that is when they started to bite him. The neighbors reported they heard the man yell and that is when they jumped the fence to assist. Deputies reported the dogs already were separated and locked in different rooms of ...
May 4 Possession and use of drug-related objects and possession of a Schedule III controlled substance - A 25-year-old Riceboro resident was arrested following a traffic stop for an expired license plate. The driver could not produce a driver's license, registration or proof of insurance and the officer asked passenger for his identity. While one officer was checking the man's identity, another officer was heard telling the man to keep his hands where he could ...
An alleged burglary attempt turned deadly Saturday night in Hinesville when a homeowner confronted a home-invasion suspect, leading to a gunfight that left the homeowner, a soldier, dead and injured the suspect.
May 23 Criminal trespass - An HPD officer was conducting house checks when he noticed a rotten smell emanating from a Varnedoe Street residence. The office approached the porch and noticed skeletons of decayed fish on the front porch and fish particles on the storm door. Decayed fish also had been left on the windshield and hood of a car in the driveway. The officer attempted to contact the person to whom the car was ...
Two Tennessee natives living in Long County lost everything Sunday morning in a fire that destroyed their home.
A Bryan County man was shot to death early Tuesday morning on Daniel Siding Road. William Haymans, 69, was found dead by Bryan County Sheriff's deputies outside a home on the 1800 block of Daniel Siding Road, according to Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith. Smith said Haymans apparently had driven up to a home to mow the grass between 7:30-8 a.m. when he was shot at least twice with a shotgun. <p ...
May 1 Criminal damage to property - Deputies were called to the Villages at Limerick around 1:30 p.m. after a complainant discovered that someone had damaged the subdivision's wastewater-treatment plant and pump station. The vandal had removed two manhole covers and turned on valves, which caused the plant to shut down and resulted in an estimated $5,000 in damage. The complainant said he would not know the entire cost of the damage until the site ...
May 10 Suicidal threats - A woman who works for Behavioral Health Consultants on Fort Stewart alerted police to a man who she claimed wanted to end his life. The woman said the man had an appointment for a consultation but when she called to confirm the appointment the man said he would not be alive by the day of the appointment. Police met with the man who said he needed help and was given ...
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, ...