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  • GBI probes Bryan probation office GBI probes Bryan probation office The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.Cathy Sapp, the Special Agent in Charge of the GBI's Statesboro office, said Wednesday her agency was called in Aug. 13 by Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith after the department noticed "issues of financial improprieties.""He asked us to ...
  • Long Co. kidnapping suspect caught Long Co. kidnapping suspect caught Bulloch deputies arrested man after traffic stop A kidnapping suspect wanted by the Long County Sheriff's Office is now in custody after he was picked up by Bulloch County Sheriff's Office deputies. At around 4:15 p.m. Friday, BCSO Senior Deputy Jeff White stopped a 2006 Chevrolet Impala on U.S. 301 South for a traffic violation. The driver, Troy Tigner, 27, of Glennville, was arrested for driving without ...
  • Liberty County Sheriff’s Office reports Liberty County Sheriff’s Office reports Aug. 8 • Theft by taking – felony - A theft was reported in Isle of Wight when the complainant said she noticed some of her rings were missing. The woman said her house didn't appear to have been broken into, and nothing else was missing. She said the last person who was upstairs besides her was an exterminator. • ...
  • Changes to McIntosh land-use map approved Changes to McIntosh land-use map approved McIntosh/Holmestown residents recently approved land-use changes for their community for the 2040 Liberty County Comprehensive Plan. The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission made the changes after meeting with community members last month. Director Jeff Ricketson and planner Melissa Jones again met with members of the community at the Dorchester Academy auditorium, this time to show them changes to the land-use map ...
  • Stewart soldier charged with vandalizing Savannah park Stewart soldier charged with vandalizing Savannah park SAVANNAH - With the public's help, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Downtown Precinct detectives on Wednesday identified and arrested a suspect in the Battlefield Park vandalization incident that occured March 2. Fort Stewart soldier Zackery Wilcox, 19, of Kansas, has been charged with two felonies - criminal damage to property in the second degree and interference with government property. In March, ...
  • Ludowici PD takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Ludowici PD takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Members of the Ludowici Police Department on Wednesday took the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. Chief Robert Poppell and other department employees were soaked with ice water dumped on them by city backhoe operator Chris Fuller. In addition to taking the challenge, each department member made a monetary donation to ...
  • Isakson set to visit Hinesville Isakson set to visit Hinesville Senator to hold town-hall meeting Friday Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will hold a town-hall meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hinesville City Hall. The legislator said he wants to hear from and talk to veterans and military community members about issues important to them. "I plan to visit all the major installations here in Georgia and four of our VA medical facilities," Isakson said. "I'll talk ...
  • Hinesville wins national innovation award Hinesville wins national innovation award Honor stems from Global Auto Forum participation The city of Hinesville recently was named the winner of the Sister Cities International 2014 Innovation Award - Economic Development for a city with a population less than 100,000. The announcement was made during the SCI's 58th annual conference Aug. 2. The award recognizes community accomplishments and individual sister-city programs that promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation, according ...
  • Economist: Georgia's job engine humming Economist: Georgia's job engine humming A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years. Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Georgia State Economic Forecasting Center, recently told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Georgia will finish this calendar year with 74,100 more jobs, one-fifth of them being well-paying, "premium" jobs. And in 2015, the state economy will add 83,600 ...
  • Development authority wins marketing award Development authority wins marketing award The Liberty County Development Authority recently received an award of excellence for one of its marketing projects at the Southern Economic Development Council annual conference, held Aug. 3-5 in Memphis, Tennessee.The award recognized a promotional gift featuring products from Liberty County industries. The gifts featured items from International Greetings, a manufacturer of high-quality gift wrap and stationery products that employs ...
  • Hinesville woman’s face slashed Hinesville woman’s face slashed Victim was alone at home when two men broke in and attacked her A Hinesville woman was viciously attacked Wednesday night while sitting at home, according to the Hinesville Police Department. Patrolman Travis Probst, who was first on the scene, learned from the injured woman that she had been sitting on her couch in the Northgate Apartments complex around 10:30 p.m. when someone pounded on her door. According to Probst's incident report, the ...
  • $500,000 grant to Ludowici for water, sewer $500,000 grant to Ludowici for water, sewer Block grants help 71 cities across state The city of Ludowici recently received a $500,000 grant through the state's Community Development Block Grant Program. The award was announced Aug. 19 in a letter from Gov. Nathan Deal, who said Ludowici was one of only 71 communities in Georgia to receive a grant. In all, $35.8 million was awarded, and the money will fund infrastructure improvements, neighborhood-revitalization projects ...
  • Pets cause problems between people Pets cause problems between people HPD blotter for Aug. 29 Recent reports filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:Aug. 22Theft by shoplifting - An officer was dispatched to Walmart in reference to a "combative subject" who was detained for shoplifting. Walmart loss-prevention observed the subject place two cases of beer in a shopping cart and attempt to leave the store. After placing the subject in custody and processing him through ...
  • Wayne County mine application pulled Wayne County mine application pulled JESUP - DuPont Titanium Technologies has withdrawn its application for a surface mining permit in Wayne County with the Environmental Protection Division. Hundreds of local residents, conservation groups and elected officials expressed concerns regarding the proposed operation, which would cover over 4,000 acres in Wayne County and may threaten nearby watersheds. "Members of the Jesup community have been upfront about ...
  • Midway man taking Honor Flight Savannah Midway man taking Honor Flight Savannah Retiree set to visit War Memorials A lifelong Midway resident and retired chief warrant officer 3, George Ginter, began his military career with the Georgia Army National Guard, but he soon was called to active duty to fight in the Korean War. The 83-year-old is now preparing to travel to Washington, D.C., as part of Honor Flight Savannah. "I wasn't in World War II," Ginter said. ...
  • 4th IBCT dedicates its fitness center 4th IBCT dedicates its fitness center Facility named for Korean War hero Charles R. Johnson It took 57 years for Pfc. Charles Johnson to be recognized for his heroism on Outpost Harry during the Korean War. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star in 2010 for his actions on June 12, 1953. On Tuesday, Johnson was again honored during a special ceremony on Fort Stewart that was attended by his sister and two survivors of ...
  • Long BoE increases meal prices Long BoE increases meal prices Cost up 5 cents for students, 30 cents for adults The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox. She said the price increased by 5 cents, with pre-K through fifth-grade kids now paying $1.30 per meal and sixth- through 12th-grade students paying $1.55.The increase was mandated by the federal government, Fox said, and the amount of ...
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    Hinesville Police Department blotters Aug. 6 Simple battery - A Hinesville woman and her husband were arguing, and when she stopped fighting with him, that upset the husband. He overheard her calling someone to come take him away, so he slapped her. The officer did not see any marks on her face, and she did not want medical attention. After being slapped, she left ...
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    HMAC appeals for larger Bryant Commons sign ahead of Salute Hinesville Military Affairs Committee members would like to see a much-larger sign marking the entrance to Bryant Commons. During Monday night's meeting, several members expressed frustration and voiced their beliefs that informing the public about the second annual Veterans Salute Day would be much easier if the public knew the event is going to be in Bryant Commons. Bryant Commons, ...
  • Maj. Gen. Murray speaks to local Rotarians Maj. Gen. Murray speaks to local Rotarians Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, joined Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday for their weekly meeting. He used the opportunity to update local business leaders about the Marne Division's training and deployment schedule, as well as the Pentagon's efforts to downsize the Army. When he was introduced by George Holtzman, Murray ...

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