A contained wildfire burning in the Fort Stewart training area is expected to burn itself out later today, post officials reported.
West Court Street in downtown Hinesville was closed in both directions after construction crews taking down a house on the street this morning hit a gas line.
May 29: Criminal trespass, Limerick Road, Midway
Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has started a "100 Days of Summer," traffic education and enforcement campaign, in conjunction with the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign.
On March 28, roughly 200 people, primarily high school students and young adults, were at a party being held at the County Line Club near Midway when shots rang out.
Two Long County youths face felony charges after they allegedly entered a mobile home last month and stole two toy boats.
Imagine a hurricane making landfall near Georgia's coastline – pushing a surge of water through Georgia's coastal communities and further inland, causing flooding as the storm moves across the state. It has spawned tornadoes, and high winds have blown down trees and power lines causing power outages.
In a called meeting Thursday, the Hinesville City Council approved grant applications to the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, applying for funding to buy equipment for the city's fire and police departments.
A man has been charged with child molestation and simple battery by the Long County Sheriff's Department.
ATLANTA - The 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period begins Friday evening and the Georgia State Patrol will be watching for impaired drivers and other traffic violations that could potentially cause a traffic crash.
With a new hurricane season approaching, new changes for how and when warnings are issued as well as new assessments of Liberty County's hurricane-prone coastline will affect how residents prepare for storm-related circumstances. Hurricane season began earlier this month, with peak activity expected between September and October.
With the school year coming to an end, Memorial Day weekend approaching and summer festivities about to kick into high gear, officials at the Governor's Office of Highway Safety say they want people to be safe in their travels.
Thirty-five firefighters and emergency personnel from 10 regional agencies completed a search and rescue course through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency last month. The 14-hour course was conducted in Riceboro at the Coastal EMC on April 17-18.
A Walthourville home was fired on early Sunday morning, and a bullet missed a sleeping child by inches. According to Liberty County Sheriff's Det. Brian Barnes, the shooting happened just before 2 a.m. in the 100 block of Sabreena Circle. A mother and her two toddlers were asleep in the home, Barnes said. Someone fired five times with a 9 mm automatic handgun. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Couirer.
Fort Stewart Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information pertaining vandalism of several buildings and signs on post.
Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office inlcude:
The man arrested by Liberty County Sheriff's Office case Tuesday evening alleged shot a man to death April 8 in Tucker.
A partnership between the Department of Defense and the Georgia Forestry Commission allows local fire departments to acquire military-surplus equipment and vehicles.
Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:
Five vehicles were vandalized recently at Walker Middle School, Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell said.
A man and a woman were arrested Monday night after officers responded to a mobile home that was the site of an active meth lab, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
Editor's note: The following item, which appeared in Sunday's edition, did not accurately state the facts as they were contained in a Liberty County Sheriff's Office incident report. The item, revised to more accurately reflect the incident report, appears below:
It's been one month since former Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority Police Officer William Solomon was struck by a tractor-trailer while directing traffic.
Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
The bones found last month in a wooded area of Hinesville have been identified as a man who had been reported missing last year.
A man suspected in the strangulation death of his wife in Dec. is behind bars, charged Wednesday with murder.
Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
A local man who ran from Ludowici police officers trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant bit one of those officers, leaving an impression on her forearm, police said.
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