Liberty County High School seniors, juniors and their dates will get glossed and glittered Saturday for the prom rite of passage, but they'll also have in mind a fresh lesson about safety.
March 14, 16: Auto thefts - A man reported his blue 1985 Buick Regal stolen on March 14 outside his home on Main Street. He said he went home around 11 p.m. and locked the doors before going inside. The next morning, he noticed the car was stolen. Another man reported the silver 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo his daughter drives was stolen from outside Pine Square Apartments on Eagan Road on March 16. The daughter said she locked the doors on the vehicle around 3:30 a.m. then noticed it missing later that day. She said the car had ...
A former deputy with the Long County Sheriff's Office has been arrested and charged with three counts of child cruelty.
The Long County Commission has not yet decided which Emergency Medical Services company will serve as the county's provider in the future. The commission discussed the issue at length during its April 2 meeting, but has not yet been updated on the bidding process.
March 10: Criminal trespass - An argument between a husband and wife led to the woman purposely cutting a coolant-system hose on her husband's car. The man claimed his wife had done this before.
Three Long County residents recently were arrested and charged with manufacturing an illegal drug, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi. Justin Kidwell, Pamela K. Boguszewski and Bobby E. Hall are in custody.
A familiar face is returning to the Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office, and two long-serving Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies were promoted this week.
A grand jury on Nov. 16, 2012, found evidence that there was enough probable cause to proceed with multiple assault charges against two Liberty County men, according to an indictment filed with the Clerk of Superior Court. Atlantic Judicial Circuit of Georgia District Attorney Tom Durden said one of men since has agreed to testify against the other when the case goes to trial later this summer.
Firth Rixson Forgings is bringing in large press parts through Half Moon Marina in Liberty County to help accommodate the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Tradeport East. From April 5-23, delays may be experienced on Islands Highway. Sunbury Road may be used as an alternate route.
A 3rd Infantry Division soldier cited as the alleged ring-leader of the FEAR militia was charged Wednesday in the 2011 death of his wife and their unborn child.
The Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court held a graduation ceremony Monday morning in a third-floor courtroom of the Liberty County Justice Center for 11 students who recently completed the intensive two-year outpatient program.
March 9: Matter of record - Neighbors concerned about the safety of a group of siblings living off Perry Drive reported that some of the younger children were playing outdoors unsupervised. The concern stemmed from the fact that there are several large bodies of water near the home where the youngest of the kids, two 3-year old twins, possibly could drown. Deputies spoke with the children's parents about the dangers of the surrounding lakes.
A bicyclist hit by a semi-truck on Highway 17 on Friday afternoon has been released from the hospital, according to Capt. Mike Maxwell with the Bryan County Sheriff's Department.
Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.
Emergency responders stopped traffic on Highway 17 southbound just outside Richmond Hill following a Friday afternoon accident.
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.