A tentative trial has been scheduled for former Midway volunteer firefighter Calvin Chipp for May 29. He is charged with murder in the April 2005 death of Roger Harrell. They got into a fight at the Sky Box in Midway. A grand jury felt enough evidence was presented to proceed with a trial dated in the case that also alleges Chipp was in possession of a vehicle with altered identification during the reported offense.
Fleeing and attempting to elude/speeding April 16, 2007 Shuman Road, Hinesville A gray Nissan traveling at a high rate of speed tried to elude deputies when they tried to conduct a traffic stop. The driver of the Nissan proceeded at a high rate of speed through Groover and Ray roads until the deputies saw him returning to Highway 196 and turning turn onto Mobley Road. The driver was arrested for speeding and attempting to elude. ...
A Long County jury took less than one hour to find Michael Clements guilty this past week of kidnapping and two counts of aggravated sodomy.
Criminal trespass April 21, 2007 Cherokee Circle A couple having dinner in their home was startled by a loud crashing noise at the back of their residence. Immediately afterwards, their neighbor's dogs began to bark. When the couple checked their premises, they saw four to five individuals running away from the back their home. They discovered a window had been broken and a blue bandanna on the ground. Theft of automobile April 21, 2007 Saunders ...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning remains the second leading cause of injury-related death in children ages 1 to 14. Help keep your child safe this summer by following these precautions from the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center.
Three young people have lost their lives during the past three years in Long County as a result of wrecks on all-terrain vehicles.
Two 3rd Infantry Division soldiers killed Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 80 have been identified.
A Fort Stewart soldier made an unscheduled stop Monday when he drove his new Toyota Scion into the breakfast room of the Liberty Inn and Suites, 213 W. Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville.
Fleeing/DUI April 10, Kacey Drive, Hinesville Police became involved in a chase with a vehicle when the driver refused to pull over after deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver continued to weave through traffic, sometimes at a high rate of speed, cutting off a tractor-trailer, driving on the wrong side of the road and running a stop sign. In his attempt to elude police, the driver even drove through someone's yard. The ...
A Georgia Emergency Management Agency Search and Rescue Recertification Course was conducted March 31 at Liberty-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency.
Found property April 12, 2007 Liberty Manor Court A worker reported finding a gun in an apartment she was inspecting after the tenants moved out. A trace of the gun's serial number did not indicate it had been stolen. The weapon was described as a silver Jennings .22 caliber semi-automatic, serial number 639558. HPD placed the gun into the evidence locker for safekeeping. Interference with custody April 12, 2007 Sequoia Circle A complainant reported her ...
Suspicious death April 17, 2007 Miller Park, Flemington Liberty County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of 20-year-old Briana Varnedoe of Midway. According to initial reports, Varnedoe was with a friend at Miller's Park Tuesday night when she became ill and collapsed. Her friend called 911, which responded to the scene and took the victim to Liberty Regional Medical Center. Varnedoe was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Initial autopsy reports indicate there were no ...
The Riceboro mayor, council, and community will pay tribute to the Riceboro Volunteer Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Briar Bay Park on Barrington Ferry Road.
Hinesville firefighters extinguished a vehicle fire that tied up traffic on Highway 84 in front of Liberty County High School on Wednesday.
Two men are facing drug-related charges after being arrested Saturday by Ludowici police. According to police investigator Richard Robertson, Corp. Frankie Goff and Officer Walt Pelton were watching a home at 28-C Macon Street for possible drug activity. At about 7:30 p.m, the officers saw a Chevy Caprice back out of the driveway and then reverse direction and nearly slam into the residence. The driver, later identified as Sam Edwards, then attempted to back out ...
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.
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.