Jan. 16 Matter of record North Coastal Highway, Midway A report was filed claiming that a nurse heard one of the female patients yelling in her room, alleging that a rape had occurred. A deputy met with the patient and was told that nothing happened. The patient said she could have spoke out while in the midst of a psychotic episode. The nursing director confirmed that the patient has a history of psychotic behavior. As ...
FBI officials confirmed Thursday the death of an unidentified man found on Fort Stewart a week ago is being investigated as a homicide.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of an unidentified man found floating in a pond on Fort Stewart early Thursday evening, Fort Stewart Public Affairs spokesman Kevin Larson said Tuesday.
A prescribed fire measuring an estimated 257 acres is burning today in South Bryan County on Fort Stewart. The prescribed burn is being conducted by Fort Stewart Forestry to reduce hazardous forest fire fuels. Smoke from the prescribed burn will be noticed primarily in Chatham, Liberty and southern Bryan counties.
Poole's Deli won't have its normal lunch rush on Friday. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., a group of volunteers will be carrying lunch trays, refilling beverages and clearing tables at the popular lunch spot. The volunteers will be asking for contributions to the American Red Cross. The bus team slated for the event includes James Rogers, Melissa Deal, Amy Nutting, Trevor Sikes, Jason Floyd, Kim Sills, Slade Sikes, Isabel Hernandez and Josh Wheeler. The Red ...
Robbery-business-gun W. General Screven Way Jan. 18 An officer was dispatched to Clyde's on General Screven Way for an armed robbery. The complainant/manager told the officer that a man wearing a black hoody, sunglasses and black pants entered the store asking to use the bathroom. After the suspect used the bathroom he walked to the rear of the store (beer section). He then walked up to the complainant, who was behind the register, and pulled ...
Gov. Sonny Perdue has proclaimed the week of Feb. 3-9, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia, encouraging Georgians to practice emergency preparedness and response procedures for all types of severe weather. "On Sunday, Feb. 3, the focus is Family Preparedness Day," says Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director David L. McIntosh. "Family Preparedness Day is the perfect time for every family in Liberty County to plan and rehearse what they should do during the ...
Jan. 1 Speeding/open container Highway 196 at Luke Road A deputy stopped a car after he clocked it going 78 mph in a 55 mph zone. While asking the driver for his license the deputy noticed several open containers of alcohol in the vehicle. The driver's license check returned showing he was wanted for child support violation in Liberty County. All three men in the car were cited for open container violations and the driver ...
Tracy Howard, a detective with the Hinesville Police Department, spoke at the Hinesville Rotary Club's weekly meeting on Jan. 15. He addressed street gangs in Hinesville. There are 36 active gangs within the city and there are more than 1,000 young people involved in gangs in Liberty County. The average age of when children start participating in gang-related activities is 11-13. Howard stressed the importance of having alternative programs for children to participate in so ...
The Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement team recently released its monthly reports for November and December:
The Liberty County Health Department has won a grant from the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health to distribute automobile child restraints and educational information to eligible parents.
This area's U.S. representative, Jack Kingston (R-Savannah), had a gift for local firefighters and emergency service agencies during a stop in Midway Thursday.
A Hinesville man received minor injuries when he crashed his motorcycle into a culvert retaining wall Monday afternoon.
ATLANTA - The winter is a difficult time of year for blood donations. With less than two weeks into the new year, the American Red Cross is already facing shortages of several blood types.
Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin swears in two new deputies Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 8). Newly sworn deputy Jim Chapman and William Solomon were immediately welcomed to the department.
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, ...
A Walthourville man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a stabbing that happened Friday in Long County.
Sept. 24: Simple battery - A police officer was dispatched to a home on Slayton Circle regarding a domestic dispute. The woman told the officer the dispute started the day before when her husband failed to respond when she called him to come home. She said she needed to attend to a personal matter, but he intentionally refused to come home. When he did come home, she left and didn't return until the next morning. ...
A Long County man was rushed to a Savannah hospital Friday night after he was stabbed during a reported altercation in the backyard of a home on Izzard Road.
Sept. 19: Burglary, forced entry - An HPD officer was dispatched to an apartment complex in Regency Plaza regarding a burglary. The officer met with the site supervisor of company renovating the apartments. He told the officer his men left 10 100-pound bags of recyclable copper and 21 air-conditioner regulators on the floor of a vacant apartment. He ensured the apartment doors were locked when they left at 5:30 p.m. When they returned at 7:30 ...
Sept. 28: Simple battery - A woman slapped her husband when she allegedly found information in his belongings indicating he was talking to other women and cheating on her.
A Richmond Hill man was indicted earlier this month by a federal grand jury for allegedly burning a cross in a neighbor's yard because he believed the man to be an African-American, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.