Hinesville Fire Department Lt. James Woodard and firefighter Alan "Rowdy" Carson were so determined during a Jan. 25 structure fire to rescue the person trapped inside an Elm Street home that they agreed to enter the inferno before their water hoses were charged.
All charges have been dropped against a Fort Stewart soldier arrested Dec. 30 in Newport News, Va.
Residents living near Fort Stewart probably have noticed a little smoke recently. Bob Tanner, fire operations team leader for Fort Stewart's Forestry Branch, said not to worry. He said the Army deliberately conducts "prescribed burns" in specific areas from March through June and over the Christmas holidays to prevent uncontrolled wildfires. Each area is burned on a three-year cycle, he said.
A woman who allegedly inquired about hiring a hit man at Walmart in Hinesville was arrested Friday on outstanding warrants for parole violations.
Jan. 27: Entering auto - A man reported that someone stole several items from his car in the 600 block of Caines Road. Missing were a pistol and full magazine valued at $600, a $50 holster, a $50 watch and $2 in loose change. The weapon is owned by the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department and was work-issued to the man. There was no sign of damage, and the responding officer said heavy dust and pollen would have hindered fingerprinting.
A prescribed fire will be conducted Friday, March 8, in Liberty County. The fire, which may present smoke to residents of Liberty, Long, Wayne and Tattnall counties, will be carried out by Fort Stewart Forestry.
A woman who was driving a motorcycle westbound on Highway 84 in Hinesville struck the rear of a car around 3:35 p.m. Thursday and was taken by Life Star to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, according to Hinesville Police Department Officer Cpl. Les Patton. The car was attempting to turn left from Kroger when the accident occured. The motorcyclist was in serious condition Thursday evening.
Feb. 2: Entering an automobile or other motor vehicle with intent to commit a crime - A woman reported her purse stolen from her car after she picked up some friends from the VFW on E. G. Miles Parkway. The woman said she left the car running and the doors were unlocked as she stepped inside the building to gather her friends.
Jan. 27: • Criminal trespass, suspicious activity - Employees from the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church on Shaw Road reported that three men pulled up flooring from the indoor basketball court and said there was a history of people damaging the goals and stealing flooring. The three men reportedly left when confronted.
Feb. 1: Verbal dispute - A verbal dispute ensued when a woman placed her estranged husband's belongings outside her Live Oak residence and her sister-in-law did not approve.
Liberty County residents are being urged to sign up for a mass notification system already implemented by the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.
Bond has been denied for Torres and Candice Boles, the parents arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of their 3-year-old daughter.
Former Liberty County corrections officer Kenneth Lumpkin appeared Tuesday before Judge Charles Rose Jr. in Long County Superior Court for a hearing about his legal representation.
A 100-plus-year-old cannonball that was found at a Liberty County landfill and taken to a home in the Pine Ridge subdivision safely was removed by Fort Stewart's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team Wednesday afternoon, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said.
Hinesville police have arrested the parents of a 3-year-old Hinesville girl who police said died Wednesday of suspicious causes.
Dec. 1: Burglary – forced entry - A Stewart Way Apartments resident called police and reported his unit had been burglarized. The man's TV and his wife's wallet and cellphone were missing. The woman said her phone was equipped with tracking software, and the phone was tracked to the intersection of West Oglethorpe Highway and Veterans Parkway. Police went to the location, found the woman's phone and returned it to her. The victims were given a case number and briefed on further procedures.
The deceased man found Nov. 30 at Holbrook Pond has been identified as Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank, 29, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier assigned to Fort Stewart.
Sheriff Craig Nobles and the Long County Sheriff's Office recently launched a new sex-offender registration and public-notification website called OffenderWatch. Long County now will be part of a nationwide network of more than 5,000 law-enforcement agencies, 40 of which are in Georgia.
Final sentences were handed down recently by Senior District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield in the case of a large-scale drug-trafficking organization operating in Liberty, Tattnall, Appling, Glynn and Chatham counties. Several of the people involved are from Hinesville.
A fire that broke out late Thursday night destroyed a Riceboro woman's home. The blaze started shortly before midnight at 36 Briar Bay Road. The 62-year-old resident, who has not been identified, lived alone and escaped from the residence unharmed. According to family members, the woman lived in the home for 50 years. The Red Cross was called into assist.
Nov. 30: Theft of lost or mislaid property - A woman filed a complaint with the police department about her wallet, which she said she lost at the movie theater. The woman said she'd removed money from her wallet while in the theater, and then slid it back into the side pocket of her bag. She later found the wallet was not in the side pocket. The woman's daughter returned to the theater to look for the wallet, but could not find it. The woman was given a case number and briefed on further procedures.
Police in Richmond Hill are investigating the cause of death of a 23-year-old who was found dead last week in the parking lot of Steamer's Restaurant, but two arrest warrants have been issued in relation to the case.
A Fleming couple and their two children are undergoing preventive treatment for rabies after the family's dog tested positive for the disease. The dog was not up to date on rabies vaccinations.
A Fleming couple and their two children are undergoing preventive treatment for rabies after the family dog tested positive for the disease, according to the Coastal Health District.The dog was not up-to-date on rabies vaccinations, Sally Silberman, spokeswoman for the district, said.Liberty County Environmental Health officials remind residents to get all pets vaccinated, which is required by law.
Carl Evans Swain, 41, of Jasper, Ala., is being held as part of an investigation into a death on Fort Stewart last week, according to a release from the FBI's Birmingham office.
Nov. 7: Vicious animal - An Independence Place man was taken to a hospital for a dog bite on his groin. The man was allegedly intoxicated, having consumed five to six beers and two to three shots and tried to swat away the hands of EMS personnel when they first tried to treat him, according to police. The man's friends told police the dog was black, but they did not know its breed. The friends did not see the incident, only the dog running away. They told police their friend said the dog ran up to him, bit him and ...
Facing more than 46 charges - including five for murder - Terrence Gabriel Jones was denied bond Monday morning in Liberty County Superior Court. Jones was arrested in October after Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier formed a joint task force to gather information in the July shooting death of youth basketball mentor and coach Ernie Walthour.
With the holiday season in full swing, large gatherings of people at parties are a given. Long County law-enforcement officers are warning merrymakers to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and sliding behind the wheel of a car.
Nov. 6: Simple battery - A Knott's Drive man told police his girlfriend's daughter sprayed him in the face with mace. The man was arguing with his girlfriend when the daughter stepped between them.
The Richmond Hill Police Department released the names Wednesday afternoon of a mother and son found dead Monday in a Mainstreet subdivision home and say evidence points to a murder-suicide.