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.
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.