According to code O.C.G.A. 40-8-73.1, in Georgia, it's unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle that has material applied to the rear windshield or the side windows that reduce light transmission through the windshield or windows to less than 32 percent. The rear windows of a truck or multipurpose vehicle are exempt from parts of this law, however the windows to the left and right of the driver and the front windshield must be in compliance.
A fire Thursday night in Gum Branch destroyed a single-wide trailer in the 400 block of Wells Road, displacing seven people. Five adults lived in the home - three women and two men - and two girls, ages 6 and 12.
June 2: Disorderly conduct - An officer went to Kroger in reference to threats. A woman said she pulled into the Kroger parking lot and saw her husband with his girlfriend and girlfriend's daughter.
June 5: Verbal dispute - Two deputies were dispatched to McCumber Drive in Hinesville due to a domestic dispute. The complainant, parked outside of her mother's house, said her mother went to her grandmother's house and took her belongings. The mother told the deputy that she told her daughter to move out because she wasn't helping around the house.
Long County resident Jessie Parker, 35, died from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday in Long County. Fort Stewart soldier Karl Stephan was injured in the accident.
Drivers who drink before getting behind the wheel might want to think twice.
Long County resident Jessie Parker died from injuries he sustained in a wreck Wednesday afternoon in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Director Bob Heffley.
Savannah media are reporting about a fatal wreck on Highway 196, near Flowers Road in Long County.
A heavy storm that swept through the area Monday night apparently damaged the bus shelter at Snelson-Golden Middle School. Authorities currently are investigating what happened, according to Liberty County EMA Director Mike Hodges, who added that there were no reports of tornadic or rotation activity in the area. Hodges is working with the weather center in Charleston, S.C., to determine what kind of weather-related occurrence caused the damage.
The Hinesville Fire Department offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first-aid classes that lead to certification by the American Heart Association, said senior firefighter and CPR instructor Graham Martin.
During the past week, the FBI Atlanta Field Office, along with its Macon, Augusta, and Savannah Resident Agencies and their associated Child Exploitation Task Forces, conducted law-enforcement operations in support of Operation Cross Country VIII to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States.
Here are some recent reports filed by Hinesville Police Department officers:
Three people were injured Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Bryan County.
St. Peter's AME church in Flemington was struck by a vehicle Friday night.
May 28: Suspicious person - An officer was dispatched to Timber Ridge Trail for an anonymous complaint of a young man hanging around the area.
The force of a wreck on E.B. Cooper Highway Thursday night seemed to fold a pickup in half. No one was injured, even though the crash also brought down a power pole and a couple other vehicles got entangled in the wires.