Liberty County Fire Coordinator James Ashdown sifted through the charred remains of a wooden deck at a mobile home on South Coastal Highway in Riceboro this past week hoping to find some clue as to the cause of a house fire that claimed the lives of Sylvania Sapp and her daughter, Sylvia Elaine Smith, earlier that morning.
A prescribed fire covering an estimated 295 acres is burning today on Fort Stewart in Long County, accroding to the Georgia Forestry Commission Office in Ludowici.
Before you begin to 'deck your family's halls' this holiday season, you might want to consider a few safety tips. Safe Kids USA has some ideas on how to keep your family and home safe this year.
When the holidays arrive, most people are able to spend the time with their families. But for firefighters, police officers, and EMS personnel, the job must go on.
Nov. 8, 2007 Hit and run Disorderly conduct 5879 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville A store clerk at Clyde's market filed a complaint when a man kept making rude gestures with his hand and tongue at her. She said the man then entered the store and continued to make the same gestures. When she told him to leave, he yelled out expletives at her and proceeded to grab a beer bottle. When she again asked him ...
Law enforcement authorities are seeking a Ludowici couple in connection with a shooting Tuesday night in Jesup that left two men dead and two others injured.
Harassment 115 W Kenny Drive, Hinesville Oct. 31, 2007 A woman reported she was being harassed through the Internet when someone posted blogs on MySpace and Yahoo 360 that were offensive and directed toward her even posting her name, address and date of birth. The victim filed the complaint because she is afraid this may lead to identity theft if her information is used by others. Accident involving a deer Nov. 6, 2007 Highway 84 ...
Congressman Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) is urging fire departments to apply for Fire Prevention and Safety Grants available through the Department of Homeland Security.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services has announced the receipt of a grant totaling $153,100 earmarked for the Alcohol and Drug Awareness program.
Finding a nearby spot to get a flu vaccine is just a click away because of the American Lung Association's fast and free "Flu Clinic Locator" now available at www.lungusa.org
Found property W. Oglethorpe Highway Nov. 8 An officer spoke with the complainant at the police station about found property. The complainant said she works at the McDonald's at Walmart and saw a black woman leave the dining area. The complainant later found a black folder she believed belonged to the woman. It contained birth certificates and Social Security cards. The complainant said she waited to see if the lady would return but she failed ...
Law enforcement authorities arrested a Ludowici couple Friday night in connection with a shooting Tuesday in Jesup that left two men dead and two others injured, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
An argument between a man and his former wife's boyfriend reportedly escalated into a stabbing this past Tuesday in Long County, according to authorities.
It's a fact of life ... and death: Failure to use safety belts is a major contributing factor in more than half of Georgia's Thanksgiving holiday traffic deaths.
An early morning wreck on Thursday involved a Liberty County school bus and a small truck and left the two drivers with minor injuries, but did not hurt any students since it occurred before any were on the bus.
Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles on Monday administered the oath of office to two new law-enforcement officers.
Aug. 30: Lost or mislaid property - A man told police he had been discussing gun rights with his wife and her friend.
Aug. 24: Open Container/weaving across roadway/driving while license is suspended - Police stopped a man who was weaving on Highway 84 from Veteran Parkway to Dunlevie Road.
An arrest has been made in connection with several bomb threats that have targeted Hinesville businesses the past few days.
Aug. 25: DUI under 21/possession of alcohol by a minor - Police saw a group of young men hanging out in the parking lot of Gold and Silver Pawn and Guns and went to investigate.
A Hinesville woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday night on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
For the second time in less than a week, Hinesville police responded to an alleged bomb threat at Walmart. It was business as usual the second time around; store management apparently did not order an evacuation as they had on Sept. 6.
Shortly before 9 this evening, a woman who was believed to be trying to cross Highway 84 at Gen. Screven Way was hit and kiled by a vehicle traveling west.
Aug. 21: Theft by taking - A lawn mower and air compressor went missing from the front yard of a home on Wells Cemetery Road. The owner of the items said she left them in the front carport, which she kept well-lit at night. She said the mower was a push mower and her air compressor was manufactured by Kobalt. Police noticed tracks made by the lawn mower leaving the residence and continuing down the road to a neighbor's house.
Lt. Jeff Hein, commander of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit, describes law enforcement's continuous war on drugs as "a strategic game of chess, not checkers."
Aug. 5: Obstruction, shoplifting - An officer observed an 18-year-old male riding a bicycle inside Walmart. The suspect was riding down the main food aisle. When he saw the officer, he turned down another aisle, running into a woman pushing a shopping cart. He crashed the bike but climbed back on it, ignoring the officer's calls to halt.
Witnesses report that traffic at Hinesville's Walmart was back to normal by 4:30 after an alleged bomb threat earlier had prompted an evacuation.
Aug. 8: Peeping tom - A 40-year-old Riceboro woman told a deputy she was lying on her bed around 1:30 p.m. when she saw a man looking at her through the window. When the man realized she saw him, she said he ran toward the front of the house and road. She told the deputy the man was wearing a black hat and brown shirt. The deputy searched the area but did not see anyone of that description.
A Monday-night fire at a Hinesville apartment complex displaced three families.
July 31: Arson – second degree - A deputy was dispatched to John Wells Road in Hinesville after a vehicle caught fire. The complainant parked the car around 11:30 p.m. Later that night, his roommate heard people in the yard followed by a loud noise. He ran outside to find the car on fire. The complainant said the only person he could think of that would do this was his wife, with whom he recently separated.