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."
Dec. 22: • DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol - A deputy pulled over a driver whose vehicle was weaving from side to side on Highway 38 in Midway. When the deputy approached the woman, she told him she had been talking on her cellphone. The deputy smelled alcohol coming from the woman's vehicle.
Richmond Hill has a new fire chief, as city-council members voted to offer the job and its $70,000 salary to Ralph Catlett following a brief closed session at Tuesday night's regular meeting in city hall.
Dec. 18: Simple battery - A woman police described as frantic said she was having a verbal dispute with husband at their Stewart Drive residence when things became physical. The woman said she confronted her husband about photos and emails she found that were about another woman. She admitted to police she slapped her husband in the face and told him to leave if he was going to cheat on her. She said he became angry and started to choke her.
A tornado warning was issued for Liberty and Long counties about 3:30 and is to be in effect until 4:15.
Thunderstorms are expected to sweep across Southeast Georgia this afternoon.
A robbery early Wednesday morning left a store clerk shaken but not hurt.
Dec. 19: Matter of record - A Midway woman called deputies about a possible suicide attempt when a male relative reportedly told his family "goodbye" and said he loved them before leaving the home on foot.
A Hinesville man was shot Wednesday night during a scuffle with an intruder at his Pineland Square Apartments home. An unknown gunman reportedly forced his way in the apartment the victim shares with his girlfriend.
A federal grand jury in Savannah indicted Carl Evan Swain, 43, of Alabama, on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 30 death of a Fort Stewart soldier, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia, Savannah Office.
A man was shot Wednesday night at Pineland Square apartments on Pineland Avenue in Hinesville. According to Hinesville Police Department Maj. Thomas Cribbs, the victim was at home when a female friend came to the door. As she entered the apartment, a man reportedly accosted her and tried to force his way in. Two other men reportedly lingered behind the first man. A skirmish allegedly ensued between the first suspect and the apartment resident, which is when the victim was shot in the left shoulder. Although the man's wound appeared to be non-life-threatening, Cribbs said he was taken to ...
Dec. 13: Theft by conversion - A woman and her boyfriend living with her mother claimed the mother tossed them out without a proper eviction. The couple said they left and returned the next day to retrieve their property but the mother had locked up 250 of her DVD movies and refused to give them back.
Atlanta – With bitter cold weather on us, state Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens reminds Georgians of important insurance and fire safety tips.
Wind chill advisories are up across Southeast Georgia this morning as the breeze is making the 15-20 degree temperatures seem much colder.
Dec. 17: Theft by taking, bicycle - Someone was seen riding a blue bicycle down East Court Street that reportedly was taken from the New and Not Store on South Main Street. An employee of the store told the manage she saw a man riding the stolen bicycle but police were not able to locate the man or bike. The store manage said they were closing up for the night and started to put away the inventory they kept on the sidewalk in front of the store. She said while she was putting a few things inside, a man swiped the ...
A freeze warning is in effect for Southeast Georgia, including Liberty and Long Counties. But no storms are predicted.