The bomb was real.
Hinesville residents take note:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has confirmed they will be opening a Disaster Recovery Center in Midway tomorrow to help people file for FEMA individual assistance in person.
A man who shut down a portion of Highway 57 in Long County for about 10 hours after claiming to have explosives has been arrested.
A man who shut down a portion of Highway 57 in Long County for several hours after telling authorities he had explosives strapped to his body has reportedly been arrested.
Highway 57 in Long County is still closed to traffic due to a standoff about four miles outside of Ludowici.
Mayor Allen Brown will proclaim Hinesville as a Purple Heart City at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Hinesville Room on the third floor of city hall. The proclamation also will be read during the 3 p.m. city council meeting. Veterans, particularly purple heart recipients, and the community are welcome to attend the proclamation signing and reading at the council meeting.
Authorities have closed a section of Highway 57 in Long County because of a man who is claiming he has explosives strapped to him, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles. Bomb disposal teams from Fort Stewart and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are at the scene.
Today is the deadline to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency individual assistance in person. FEMA Disaster Recovery Specialists are at the Disaster Recovery Center at Mt. Zion Church, 1370 Shaw Road, Hinesville, until 7 p.m.
Editor's note: After meeting with FEMA representatives we were made aware of the corrected application deadlines. The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance is Dec. 12, not July 17, 2017 as reported in Sunday's print edition. Also earlier reports of FEMA opening a disaster recover centery next week in Midway is no longer confirmed.
UPDATE: FEMA Representatives will be in Liberty County to help applicants apply for individual assistance in person:
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