The three digit number known for saving countless lives turned 40 on Feb. 16. While many take for granted the ease and efficiency provided by 911 in dispatching emergency personnel where needed. There was a time when, just like everything else, the fight to launch 911 first was a battle for power and authority between AT&T and a smaller independent phone company. According to Dispatch Monthly Magazine, AT&T first announced its plan to introduce a ...
LUDOWICI - Sometime in March, the Long County-Emergency Management Agency will test the new crisis communication system.
Denise Register with the American Red Cross spoke at Tuesday's Rotary meeting about the work the Red Cross has done in the wake of the Imperial Sugar Refinery explosion. More than $27,000 has been donated, 913 bulk items such as Chapstick, sunscreen, and socks have been distributed, and more than 27,000 meals have been prepared. To learn more about the Red Cross, call the Savannah Chapter at (912) 651-5300 or visit www.savannahredcross.org.
A Liberty County grand jury has handed out four true bills against Christopher Jamal Fletcher for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery and sexual assault at the Ok Cha Beauty supply store on West Oglethorpe Highway last March.
The Riceboro and its volunteer fire department will host a fire safety program on Saturday, March 15, at the youth center.
A second person has died from injuries sustained Feb. 5 in a car crash in the intersection of Bacon and Fleming roads in Hinesville.
Liberty County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Keith Moran said family members have identified the man who drowned after a police chase in Flemington last Friday as Jermaine Elkins of Claxton.
LUDOWICI -- On Feb. 13, the Long Pre-Release Center started the first commercial driver's license class in a prison in the state.
MACE opened a total of 48 cases with 72 offenders and confiscated narcotics and controlled substances with a monetary street value of $31,344 during January.
Feb. 7 Simple battery Lake Pamona Road, Midway An altercation between a man and his estranged wife and mother-in-law led to an argument and a glass of tea being thrown by the mother-in-law, hitting the wife in the face. The fight started when the husband and mother-in-law showed up at the wife's house so he could gather some of his belongings. She had changed the locks on the residence and didn't want either of them ...
Strong-arm robbery Burglary Malibu Drive Feb. 11 An officer was dispatched in reference to robbery by intimidation. The victim said he was inside his garage when he heard a noise inside his home. He said that as he opened the front door, he was hit on his head and fell. The suspect then reached into a pants pocket and stole his house keys and a pack of cigarettes. The officer noticed the victim had a ...
SAVANNAH -- Spc. Ryan Verch was sentenced to 262 months imprisonment for his conviction for production of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor last week, according to Edmund A. Booth, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia,
ATLANTA -- The FBI started warning the public about the "hit man" scam early in 2007, and recently it has shown up in Coastal Georgia.
LUDOWICI - On Feb. 3 a busted rear taillight led to a Garden City man's arrest here for drug possession and the possession of a stolen firearm.
Liberty County Deputy Travis Palmer had a busy night last Sunday in Walthourville, making two arrests on drug related charges within two hours.
Sept. 25: Arrest for another agency; Doing business without a license - While on patrol, an HPD officer noticed a blue Direct TV canopy set up near a service station on Gen. Screven Way.
SAVANNAH - Five people are in custody after a methamphetamine ring between Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties was brought down earlier this week.
Sept. 19: Possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, DUI - Two deputies pulled over a truck they noticed weaving over the road. The driver exited with his hands in the air, walked to the rear of his truck and placed his hands on the tailgate.
A home in the 700 block of Leroy Coffer Highway in the Fleming community was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon.
What originally was a report of a suicide attempt Saturday turned into a potentially deadly standoff that endangered dozens of area officers and residents of a normally quiet neighborhood.
A standoff between police and an armed man in Flemington ended Saturday evening with the suspect shot and wounded.
Sept. 10: Burglary-forced entry, residence - A Sequoia Lane man said he left for work at 8:30 a.m. and came home at 8:26 p.m. and noticed his side door was open.
It appears Tropical Storm Karen will have little effect on Liberty and Long counties.
Police are searching for a man, who robbed a sandwich shop at gunpoint Friday night.
A Fort Stewart soldier who died Saturday while riding his dirt bike has been identified. Spc. Michael Lee Myers, 33, of Greenville, Tenn., served as a wheeled-vehicle mechanic with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.
Three Long County men were arrested earlier this week for their alleged involvement in multiple recent burglaries.
Law-enforcement personnel from Long and Liberty counties recently attended the annual Cops and Coffee on Fort Stewart.
Sept. 18: Identity theft fraud - A Hinesville woman contacted deputies and said she'd received a call from Target regarding the credit card she'd recently applied for in Pennsylvania. The woman said she'd never applied for a credit card at Target. The Target representative reportedly told the woman that the person who applied for the card had all of her personal information. The woman said she contacted the Federal Trade Commission and was told to ...
Representatives from the Target Distribution Center in Midway were in Hinesville on Friday afternoon to present the Liberty County Sheriff's Office a $1,000 check to help fund Project Lifesaver.