For many, the Memorial Day weekend meant backyard barbecues, trips to the beach and mini vacations. But for the Long County Sheriff's Department, the holiday turned out to be a night at the races.
In a bold, mid-afternoon robbery, two men held Raina Wolford at gunpoint and ran off with the cash box and a store item from Pojo's Treasures and Things on Thursday in Midway.
Traffic crashes during the 78-hour Memorial Day holiday weekend claimed the lives of seven people across the state, 11 fewer than traffic estimates and three fewer than the previous record-low of 10 in 1979.
WASHINGTON - Richard Bergendahl fights the war on terrorism in Los Angeles for $19,000 a year, one of the legions of ill-trained, low-paid private security guards protecting tempting terrorist targets. Down the block from his high rise is a skyscraper identified by President Bush as a target for a Sept. 11-style airplane attack.
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The community is invited to a daylong event to educate and inform on what to do before during and after a hurricane.
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In a move designed to position it to meet the growing blood needs of the more than 130 hospitals it serves statewide, the American Red Cross Blood Services Southern Region recently moved into a 185,000 square feet, state-of-the-art blood processing center just outside Douglasville.
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Public safety authorities are issuing a special caution to people who may have received a little rainfall during the last few days: "No burning. Still."
Sept. 30: Simple battery - A school bus driver will be filing a report after two of his Snelson-Golden Middle School bus riders allegedly got into a fight. One of the kids said he accidentally hit the other boy with his back pack as he exited the bus.
Oct. 1: Criminal attempt, burglary - A woman told police while she was at a dental appointment her assistant called to inform her of a possible break-in at her home.
A fire Monday night in Riceboro destroyed a man's home.
Four Savannah residents have been charged in connection with an alleged attempted armed robbery in Midway Wednesday.
A reported bomb scare Wednesday morning spurred the evacuation of Midway Middle School and a lockdown at nearby Liberty Elementary.
Sept. 30: Threats -A woman told police another woman had been sending her threatening messages by posting the comments on her Facebook page since January.
Two men aroused suspicion at the Interstate Unlimited Federal Credit Union on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway on Wednesday morning when law-enforcement officers were busy dealing with a bomb threat at nearby Midway Middle School.
Children have been evacuated from Midway Middle School after what appears to be an explosive device was found near the school, according to Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar.
An attempted robbery was reported Wednesday morning at the Interstate Unlimited Credit Union on Highway 84 in Midway. Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said two people tried to rob the financial institution but did not make off with any money.
The long, long, long-awaited widening of Highway 144 in South Bryan is currently scheduled to begin in 2015, according to the Georgia DOT. The project, which will cover 4.6 miles from Timber Trail Road east to Belfast River Road, is estimated to cost around $23 million and could be finished in 2018.
Richmond Hill's acting fire chief reportedly has been let go just days after being arrested in Tattnall County for allegedly driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
Sept. 30: Theft by taking - A woman told police she has allowed a male friend who was homeless to stay with her.
A routine traffic stop Tuesday on southbound Interstate 95 resulted in a large drug bust for the Liberty County Sheriff's Office. Two Jacksonville residents were arrested after 2.2 pounds of crystal meth were found in their vehicle.
A Midway fire that broke out Wednesday morning left a family of five without a home.
A newly formed joint task force consisting of detectives from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and the Hinesville Police Department has been paying off.