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. According to Walthourville Police Chief Tracy McFadden, the chase began in Hinesville when a motorist failed to yield to police following an accident. McFadden said the chase ended on Salette Street in Walthourville when the driver wrecked the vehicle and fled on foot. McFadden said the suspect still is at large. The Courier will report more on this incident as ...
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 ...
Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell decided Monday there was enough evidence to move the case against Candice Boles forward.
Aug. 5: Obstruction, shoplifting - An officer observed an 18-year-old male riding a bicycle inside Walmart. The suspect was riding down the main food aisle. When he saw the officer, he turned down another aisle, running into a woman pushing a shopping cart. He crashed the bike but climbed back on it, ignoring the officer's calls to halt.
Witnesses report that traffic at Hinesville's Walmart was back to normal by 4:30 after an alleged bomb threat earlier had prompted an evacuation.
Aug. 8: Peeping tom - A 40-year-old Riceboro woman told a deputy she was lying on her bed around 1:30 p.m. when she saw a man looking at her through the window. When the man realized she saw him, she said he ran toward the front of the house and road. She told the deputy the man was wearing a black hat and brown shirt. The deputy searched the area but did not see anyone of that description.
A Monday-night fire at a Hinesville apartment complex displaced three families.
July 31: Arson – second degree - A deputy was dispatched to John Wells Road in Hinesville after a vehicle caught fire. The complainant parked the car around 11:30 p.m. Later that night, his roommate heard people in the yard followed by a loud noise. He ran outside to find the car on fire. The complainant said the only person he could think of that would do this was his wife, with whom he recently separated.
A fire Monday night at a Hinesville apartment complex displaced three families.
A Midway family was displaced late Friday after their home was destroyed by fire. A 35-year-old husband and his 23-year-old wife were at their home on Screven Fork Road with their two children, ages 2 years and 3 months, when the fire was discovered. The mother told American Red Cross officials on the scene she left a cigarette, which she thought she had extinguished, in the bedroom, which may have started the fire. She ...
Looking to find answers and solve the murder of popular youth mentor and basketball coach Ernie Walthour, several citizens have pitched in to raise funds they hope will lead to the eventual arrest and conviction of those involved.
A cash bond of $350,000 or a property bond of $700,000 was set last week for Jamell Charles Johnson, 28, by Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Robert L. Russell III in Ludowici.
The reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in connections with the death of Ernie Walthour is up to $25,000, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.
Former Lewis Frasier Middle School math teacher Roosevelt Tazewell was sentenced Monday to serve two years in prison and seven years of probation.
July 20: Entering auto - An officer was dispatched to Yellow Cab on West Memorial Drive after an employee witnessed a man open the door of his taxi cab and take money. The complainant chased down the man, which resulted in a fight in front of Stewart Pines Apartments. The offender denied stealing any money from the taxi, but the officer later found $91 in his possession that belonged to the complainant.
An 11-year-old girl's drowning Sunday was an accident, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Detective Nicky Anderson.
It's never too early to be prepared for flu season, according to school and health officials.