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
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.
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
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.
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.