A Midway man died Saturday in a motorcycle wreck near the Bryan/Chatham county line. George Wesley Thomas, 38, of Carlyene Drive on the Isle of Wight, died from injuries sustained after he lost control of his bike around 2 p.m. on Chief of Love Road, according to a release from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police.
During a brief ceremony Wednesday at the Justice Center, Liberty County Deputy Gary Eason was promoted to sergeant; Deputy Scott Stevens was promoted to corporal; Arlene Brown was promoted to sergeant; and Bruce Duncan, the current jail administrator, was promoted to major. LCSO Sheriff Steve Sikes and Chief Deputy Jon Long led the ceremony.
If a criminals plan on committing crimes in the Fleming Community, they had better think twice about it.
March 25: Harassing phone calls - A man claimed his wife, who he is separated from, had been sending him harassing texts messages and threatening to keep their kids from him. The man said he asked her repeatedly to stop, but she ignored him. The responding deputy advised the complainant to save the conversation on his phone and provided him with a case number.
George Wesley Thomas, 38, of Midway died Saturday afternoon after a motorcycle accident near the Bryan/Chatham county line.
March 25: Burglary, forced entry - A woman reported that someone broke into her Hinesville residence. The responding officer said the front door had been forced open and dirt had been left on the lower portion of the door from a shoe print. Items were missing from the living room and other parts of the home appeared to have been rummaged through. Further investigation was forwarded to detectives.
The Courier has received reports of a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon on Oglethorpe Highway near Kacey Drive in Hinesville. Traffic is being rerouted for the time being. The Courier will provide more information on this incident as details become available.
The city council during Thursday's meeting approved Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier's request to purchase and train a new law-enforcement dog to replace one of their aging canines.
Students from Long County High School got a hard dose of reality Tuesday as the Long County Sheriff's Office put on its first Student Safety Awareness Day.
Bradwell Institute students have geared up for prom this week with spirit-oriented activities, but they've also been given opportunities to ponder the ripple effects that stem from their choices.
March 15: Identity theft - A Midway man reported getting a letter from the U.S. Treasury Department that said his tax refund was being held for review. He said he called the IRS and told them he hadn't worked in two or three years and hadn't filed a tax return. He said the IRS informed him that someone was using his name and Social Security number to for income.
Pembroke Police put an end to a high-speed chase that began Tuesday night on Fort Stewart after a motorcycle driver fled from military police.
A hit-and-run accident in Hinesville on Monday led to a chase that ended in Walthourville.
March 25, Theft by taking - An officer responded to a possible domestic dispute and was told by a man that he tried to leave the residence after an argument with his girlfriend, but said the woman took his eyeglasses and the battery out of his cell phone and threw them in the backyard. The responding officers couldn't find the property in the backyard. They noted that no physical contact appeared to have occurred between the man and his girlfriend. The man was advised on what to do if he wanted to press charges. Another officer was dispatched to the ...
Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell decided Monday there was enough evidence to move the case against Candice Boles forward.
Dec. 14: Suspicious person - Scared by the sudden appearance of a man wearing a dark ski mask and trench coat outside her Barony Court home, a woman called her father, who quickly dispatched a 911 call. The woman said the man parked his car outside her home, walked at a fast pace to the front door and rang the doorbell. The man waited for 15 minutes before driving away. Police spoke with a neighbor who said he saw a man in a late-model Mazda park in front of the woman's house. The neighbor said it was a white male ...
The Long County Sheriff's Office has gotten an arrest warrant for Collen Marie Covington, who has been indicted on charges of criminal trespass, stalking and burglary, according to LCSO Lt. Tom Sollosi. Anyone who has seen Covington or knows of her whereabouts should call a local law-enforcement agency or the Long County Sheriff's Office at 545-2118.
Dec. 8: Driving with suspended license/tag light required/unsafe vehicle - A woman was stopped at Lewis Frasier Road in Midway when a deputy noticed a broken tag light on her Grand Prix. The deputy ran her information through the system and discovered she had a suspended license and was wanted in Bibb County. She was cited for faulty tag lights and unsafe vehicle and was taken to jail on a hold for the outstanding warrant.
Dec. 13: Unlawful dumping - The owners of the Family Dollar Store on E.G. Miles Parkway called police to complain about someone using their company Dumpster to dispose of personal trash.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has again rolled out its annual holiday campaign, "Operation Zero Tolerance," and that means one thing - law-enforcement officers around the state are out in full force to crack down on drunk drivers through the New Year's holiday.
A woman's purse was snatched shortly after 7 p.m. Friday while she was shopping in the Walmart plaza in the 700 block of W. Oglethorpe Highway. She said she was loading items into her vehicle when it happened.
The Long County Sheriff's Office recently arrested a Ludowici man for his alleged involvement in a burglary in the Rye Patch community. They are looking for a second suspect.
JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that all scheduled and ongoing construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes in Southeast Georgia would be suspended for the holidays until 5 a.m. Jan. 2.
Two residents at Cypress Bend mobile home park in the 900 block of E.G. Miles Parkway were victims of a home invasion early Friday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Detective Jeff Lui.
A fire heavily damaged the home of a Fort Stewart soldier and his family Sunday afternoon.
The Long County Courthouse will be closed this week due to removal of recently discovered mold.
Local police and security experts caution residents to be wary of greedy grinches out to steal Christmas this holiday season and are offering tips on how to lessen the risk of becoming a victim.
Dec. 1: Suspending driver's license, speeding - A 28-year-old Jacksonville man was stopped by an LCSO deputy at 1:17 a.m. for driving 95 mph in a 55 mph zone. A check of the man's Florida driver's license revealed it was suspended. He was arrested and charged with speeding and driving on a suspended license. His vehicle was towed.
It's true that there's no place like home for the holidays. With temperatures dropping, it's nice to bundle up with family around a fire to enjoy some seasonal cheer. However, the open hearths, candles and holiday cooking at this time of year increase the risk of house fires.
Much of Long County lost power Saturday, and several homes reported damage from what is believed to have been a tornado.