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.
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.
Nov. 27: Damage to vehicle - A motorist said he was driving his Ford pickup in the area of Highways 196 and 25 in Fleming when a chair flew out of the bed of the gold Chevy pickup in front of him and hit his truck. The driver of the vehicle that had been carrying the chair did not stop when the cargo flew out. The complainant was provided a case number and briefed on additional procedures.
Two men accused of murders that happened two years ago this month made their first appearance in Long County Superior Court on Friday morning.
Nov. 25: Theft by taking, misdemeanor - A deputy was dispatched to the scene of a reported theft at Oak Creek and Little Oak roads. A man claimed someone had stolen his deer stand, which had been attached to a tree on the hunting land he owns. The man said he had been having problems with neighbors trespassing on his property. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources was made aware of the situation.
Two men accused of murders that happened two years ago this month made their first appearance in Long County Superior Court Friday morning.
Long County Sheriff's Office Deputy Bruce Green recently was contacted by a man who had a chainsaw he believed was stolen, according to LCSO Lt. Tom Sollosi. The man said he received the saw from an Allenhurst resident, so Green followed up.
An excavator used to build a burn pit and clear land caught fire Wednesday afternoon at a Hinesville subdivision.
Heavy usage caused two transformers in the vicinity of downtown Hinesville to blow out Thursday afternoon just after 3 p.m., according to Liberty Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Mike Hodges. Many residents in the area are without power, but Georgia Power crews are currently rerouting power to different transformers. They expect to have the situation remedied in 30-60 minutes.
A fire broke out on an excavator in Hinesville Wednesday afternoon a few minutes ago. It is near Olmstead and Barrington Drive. Patty Leon is in the area and we'll have more about it as it develops.
Nov. 5: Auto theft - A South Main Street woman told police she last saw her vehicle this past March in the care of her estranged husband. When she contacted him to retrieve the vehicle, he told her he left it in an apartment-complex parking lot before he moved to Maryland. When she went to get the vehicle, she could not find it. Detectives discovered the vehicle had been sold and then crushed.
Two accused members of the anti-government militia group Forever Enduring Always Ready will be in Long County Superior Court this week. The men are believed to have fired the shots that killed Michael Roark, 19, and Tiffany York, 17, in December 2011 at Lake Morgan in Long County.
Military authorities are investigating the death of a 22-year-old soldier at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart. The man's body was found Saturday night at the campsite, which is used by military personnel and retirees. The site is roughly
Nov. 7: Disorderly conduct - A Highway 196 convenience store clerk told deputies a Ludowici woman came into the store where she works and began to yell at her. The woman threatened to "beat her a__" and took a swing at her, the clerk said. The clerk told deputies the woman accused her of sleeping with her ex-husband. The store owner and another man who was inside the story grabbed the woman to keep her from hitting the clerk.
Between Jan. 1-Nov. 21, Hinesville had 1,049 traffic accidents that resulted in 310 injuries and three fatalities, Hinesville Police Cpl. Les Patton said.