The Superior Court of Liberty County convened Dec. 10 before Judge Robert Russell for the following arraignments and non-jury criminal trials:
Georgia State Patrol Post 11 in Hinesville is participating in the "Operation Zero Tolerance" statewide campaign through Jan. 1, to pair driving safety with celebration during the holidays.
The holiday season is a critical period for blood collections for the American Red Cross. The organization typically sees blood shortages due to schools being out, businesses being closed and people traveling to spend the holidays with loved ones. Unfortunately, blood supplies suffer during this time.
ATLANTA - After months of preparation and training, new food service regulations approved earlier this year by the Georgia Department of Human Resources took effect Dec. 1.
The state of Georgia Arson Control Unit along with the owner of Oliver's Bushhogging Company are offering a combined $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the destruction of company equipment a few weeks ago on the Devendorf's property in Midway.
Hinesville Fire Department promoted John Hass as their first senior firefighter this past month, and the newly created position brings with it a lot of responsibility.
ATLANTA - Governor Sonny Perdue recently announced the following executive appointment to the Board of Corrections:
Authorities are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Deborah Gail Moody, 42, of Long County, who has been missing for about 10 days.
The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire is looking for volunteers in Liberty County. Become a member of the SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) at Winn Army Hospital and Liberty Regional Medical Center. Counsel victims on the 24-hour crisis line during a four to six-hour shift. The calls are forwarded to your own phone so that you can volunteer from the privacy of your own home.
A Hinesville family suffered two tragedies recently - the death of a loved one and the burglary of their home while they were away for the funeral.
ATLANTA - The American Red Cross and blood donors share a singular mission: to make sure that blood is available where it is needed, when it is needed.
Judy Carol Yonkosky, 37, of Jesup drowned at about 1 a.m. Friday while swimming in the Altamaha River in Long County, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Det. Ty Smith.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency recently received a major distinction from the national Emergency Management Accreditation Program.
Warden James L. Lanier and the staff of Wayne State Prison recently honored the 2007 Georgia Department of Corrections retirees. A dinner and recognition service was hosted Nov. 15 in the chapel at the Wayne State Prison.
Much of Long County lost power Saturday, and several homes reported damage from what is believed to have been a tornado.
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.