Sheriffs are the chief law enforcement officers of each Georgia county and have many mandated responsibilities by state law. They provide courthouse security, operate jails, transport inmates and mental patients, perform traffic and law enforcement functions and register sex offenders.
Hinesville Police detectives arrested four individuals Monday morning in connection with a shooting near a bus stop on Aug. 11 on Pointe South Drive.
LUDOWICI - During the past six weeks, four Ludowici churches have been broken into. The most recent crime occurred last week.
LUDOWICI -- During its August meeting, the Ludowici City Council heard a report by Ludowici Police Officer Frankie Goff on illegal alcohol sales.
The Hinesville Police Department continues to investigate the shooting that occurred on Pointe South Drive on Aug. 11.
A Taylor Road man who was allegedly robbed at gunpoint Aug. 10 decided not to press charges against three robbery suspects, said Hinesville Police Department Det. Kyle Lairamore.
Aug. 3, Indecent exposure
Devon Morris, the 70-year-old Pembroke resident who was beaten while lying in his bed on June 8, died Friday.
SAVANNAH - The second batch of Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy students graduated Friday in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah Campus. Eighteen graduates participated in the ceremony. They are:
BELLVILLE - A teenage boy was struck by lightning and seriously injured during football practice at a private school in rural Evans County, authorities said Thursday.
Angel C. Wilson, 19, of Hinesville, was injured in a single-car accident on Wednesday.
Hinesville Police said Thursday they have identified multiple suspects and that arrests were pending in Tuesday's shooting near a school bus stop on Pointe South Drive.
A fatal, one-car wreck that claimed the life of Kelly Moore, 19, of Liberty County, at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, also injured her passenger, J.D. Yeomans, 22.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of Southeast Georgia and South Carolina, including Liberty, Bryan and Long counties.
For many people, summer means spending lots of time outdoors. Officials from the Coastal Health District - which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties - want Coastal Georgia residents to make the most of that time by preventing illness and injury that some summer-related activities can bring.
Two people are wanted in connection with a case involving a kidnapping, a vehicle hijacking, an armed robbery and aggravated assault. It was reported in Long County on July 2. The incident reportedly happened between 1:30-3:50 a.m. at a residence in the Sandhill community, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Al Cato.
A Walthourville man was injured Sunday night in an ATV accident.
A Fort Stewart soldier and a woman face numerous charges after they were arrested Thursday for allegedly illegally selling alcohol and tobacco products from a Walthourville home.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved a false-alarm ordinance at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening.
The case of the state of Georgia vs. Robert Parker, a former Long County Sheriff's deputy, was delayed again Wednesday morning when First District Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Robert L. Russell III agreed to set Aug. 1 for a "Rule 20" hearing to allow Parker to enter a plea.
June 10: Suicide attempt - A vehicle drove into a ditch on EB Cooper Highway. The driver was the complainant's wife, who was not on scene when the deputy arrived.
Fireworks purchased in South Carolina, Alabama and Florida might not be legal in Georgia, according to Pyrouniverse.com.
DUBLIN, Ga. - Twenty-one defendants have been sentenced for their involvement in a Dodge County area drug-trafficking organization, including two men from Hinesville and one from Ludowici.
A high-speed chase that began in Wayne County shortly before noon ended in Long County when a Long County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped the suspect using the pit maneuver, causing the fleeing driver to wreck.