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.
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.
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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."
July 7: DUI, obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers - Two deputies stopped a vehicle that passed by playing loud music.
No one apparently was injured when a mobile home in the 700 block of Pate Rogers Road was destroyed by fire Wednesday night.
People from across the area came out Aug. 5 to join Long County for its Community Night Out at the Long County Recreation Complex.
July 5: Burglary, forced entry, residence, second degree - As an officer was on foot patrol, he noticed the door open of a residence in Country Side Mobile Home Park. The officer entered, and there was no one there. Later, the resident showed up. He said he saw his front door open, and because he was new to the country, he did not know to call 911, so he left the residence. Nothing was missing from the residence, but two sprayer machines were missing from the utility trailer, which total $4,000.
Candice and Torres Boles briefly were in court Monday morning, where they waived their rights to a formal arraignment and entered pleas of not guilty.
ATLANTA - The FBI has asked for the public's assistance in identifying and locating the person or people responsible for the Aug. 7 armed robbery of The Heritage Bank in Midway, according to Special Agent in Charge Mark F. Giuliano.