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.
Matter of record
The community is invited to a daylong event to educate and inform on what to do before during and after a hurricane.
Burglary/forced entry/storage shed
Simple assault/criminal trespass
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.
April 2007 Report
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."
A Walthourville police officer has been arrested and charged with sexual assault.
Wyommie Mack, program manager for the Department of Juvenile Justice in Liberty, Long and Bryan counties, on Tuesday updated the Hinesville Rotary Club on reforms being made to the state juvenile justice system.
A Walthourville police officer has been arrested and charged with sexual assault. According to GBI Agent Eve Rogers, Kevin Rayley was arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault. Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden said the charge stems from a traffic stop Rayley initiated Aug. 23. Durden, who is awaiting the report, was unable to provide details on the type of assault that allegedly occurred. Walthourville Police Chief Tracy McFadden said Rayley had been with the department since April 2012 and has resigned from the force. Rayley posted bond, according to Durden.
Highway 144 east on Fort Stewart was closed for several hours Wednesday afternoon due to a three-vehicle accident just after 1 p.m. near mile-marker 12. A pickup, a car and a dump truck were involved. Four people were injured, two of whom were taken by life flight to area hospitals. The highway was closed at the entrance to Holbrook Pond and at the intersection of 144 and Old Sunbury Road. Electric lines were down. Motorists were advised to avoid the area.
Sept. 1: Suspicious acts - A woman told deputies she went to bed at about 11 p.m. and when she left her house the next morning at 9:30 a.m. she found plastic forks all around her yard, stuck upright in the ground. She said she did not know who would want to play a prank on her, that she was more concerned about someone being in her yard late at night.
Aug. 28: Verbal dispute - A woman told deputies she took money from her husband's wallet to buy lottery tickets for her father. When she returned, her husband yelled at her for spending money.
Air Evac Life Team No. 96 from Jesup recently conducted a landing-zone safety class for members of volunteer fire departments from Lake George, Midway and Riceboro and a member of Liberty County's CERT Program. The Riceboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department hosted the training. Riceboro Chief Dennis Fitzgerald said the training is important for the safety of the first responders and for those who are involved in such incidents.
Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles on Monday administered the oath of office to two new law-enforcement officers.
Aug. 30: Lost or mislaid property - A man told police he had been discussing gun rights with his wife and her friend.
Aug. 24: Open Container/weaving across roadway/driving while license is suspended - Police stopped a man who was weaving on Highway 84 from Veteran Parkway to Dunlevie Road.
An arrest has been made in connection with several bomb threats that have targeted Hinesville businesses the past few days.
Aug. 25: DUI under 21/possession of alcohol by a minor - Police saw a group of young men hanging out in the parking lot of Gold and Silver Pawn and Guns and went to investigate.
A Hinesville woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday night on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
For the second time in less than a week, Hinesville police responded to an alleged bomb threat at Walmart. It was business as usual the second time around; store management apparently did not order an evacuation as they had on Sept. 6.
Shortly before 9 this evening, a woman who was believed to be trying to cross Highway 84 at Gen. Screven Way was hit and kiled by a vehicle traveling west.