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    19-year-old victim works at Suites A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase. According to Richmond Hill Police Chief Billy Reynolds, the victim confronted four men who reportedly were trying to break into his pickup that was parked at the Suites at Exchange Station shortly after 2:30 p.m. RHPD Maj. Mike Albritton ...
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    Shooting suspects in custody A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in downtown Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase. According to Richmond Hill Police Chief Billy Reynolds, the victim confronted four men who reportedly were trying to break into his vehicle tht was parked at the Suites at Exchange Station shortly after 2 p.m. The man ...
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    Man shot in Richmond Hill parking lot A man was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Suites at Station Exchange parking lot in Richmond Hill.The victim, who reportedly tried to stop someone from burglarizing his pickup, is an employee of the Suites at Station Exchange, which is a residential community for senior citizens. He was airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center, and his condition ...
  • Donkey reportedly on the loose in Long Co. Donkey reportedly on the loose in Long Co. A rogue donkey generated buzz this afternoon in Long County when sheriff's office deputies showed up on Lanier Road and attempted to round up the four-legged critter around 1 p.m. They had no luck, though, and the donkey eventually ran off into the woods. Long County Animal Control would appreciate any information about the runaway donkey's whereabouts or its owner. ...
  • Police officers apparently prevent suicide Police officers apparently prevent suicide Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 20 Recent reports with the Hinesville Police Department included one of two officers, veterans themselves, talking a soldier out of committing suicide:July 29Battery (FVA), criminal trespass - Liberty County EMS reported an Olive Street domestic dispute to an officer. The resident complained of injuries caused by her brother. She had a swollen bottom lip and left cheek. She told the officer ...
  • Robbery charges added in Lake George assault Robbery charges added in Lake George assault The two people who allegedly stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night now face burglary and other charges, according to police.Patrick Schuman, 30, and Krista Hartle, 34, made preliminary court appearances Tuesday morning, according to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Det. Tracy Jennings. Hartle was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of burglary. Her bond was set ...
  • Downed power line starts fire in Ludowici Downed power line starts fire in Ludowici Smiley Elementary School evacuated Smiley Elementary School was briefly evacuated around 2 p.m. Tuesday when stormy conditions caused a tree to fall on a power line outside the school. The downed line started a small fire in the woods and caused a surge inside the school, which knocked out power and caused the fire alarm to go off, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters. ...
  • State starts work on transition center State starts work on transition center WARNER ROBINS - State officials broke ground Tuesday on a $10-million center for military veterans transitioning to civilian careers. "As these heroes enter our workforce after their military careers, it's our duty to provide them with every opportunity for academic and professional success," Gov. Nathan Deal said. "This military academic training center will provide the type of education and assistance ...
  • Seven complete basic training Seven complete basic training Military on the move Seven people with ties to Liberty and Long counties recently completed training for their basic training:Miller graduates from basic trainingAir Force Airman Michael N. Miller recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Miller is the son of David Miller of Hinesville and brother of Julia Darby of Wahiawa, Hawaii.He is a 2012 ...
  • Man stabbed in Lake George Sunday Man stabbed in Lake George Sunday Woman, another man to be charged The two people who alleged stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night have been charged with aggravated assault, according to police. They are Patrick Schuman, 30, and Krista Hartle, 34, who were scheduled to make preliminary court appearances Tuesday morning. According to an incident report, Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Mumau responded to a report of a stabbing just after ...
  • Liberty 4-H’ers take top honors at state contest Liberty 4-H’ers take top honors at state contest Local kids excel at land judging Nineteen local youths have proven themselves experts at land judging, as the Liberty County 4-H club cleared the brackets at the State 4-H Land Judging Contest on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the J. Campbell Research and Education Center in Watkinsville. Because Liberty County's club has so many junior-level members - kids in grades four through eight - three separate junior ...
  • Rotary Club planning fishing tournament Sept. 20 Rotary Club planning fishing tournament Sept. 20 The Hinesville Rotary Club is planning to host its first-ever fishing tournament Sept. 20, according to club member and tourney coordinator Mark Germonprez. Germonprez, who is director of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, said a captain's meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Sunbury Crab Company. Fishing will begin ...
  • Stewart-Hunter gets new garrison CSM Stewart-Hunter gets new garrison CSM U.S. Army Garrison for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield has a new command sergeant major. Command Sgt. Maj. Myron Lewis assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted soldier Friday morning during a change-of-responsibility ceremony at Club Stewart. He replaces Command Sgt. Major James Mitchell, garrison command sergeant major for Hunter, who stepped in to fill duties at Stewart and Hunter ...
  • Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 18 Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 18 This are recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:July 24Discharge of firearms on public highway - A deputy was dispatched to Live Oak Drive in Hinesville in reference to shots being fired. The complainant saw a blue or black car with two men leaving after the shots were fired. It seemed they shot bullets into the air. The ...
  • Ludowici gets new chief of police Ludowici gets new chief of police City gets 4th person to lead LPD in 3 years The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday appointed Robert Poppell as the city's new police chief. In the past 2½ years, four different people have led the department - T.J. Gaskin, James Rogers Sr., James Steiner and now Poppell.Mayor James Fuller said it's regrettable the police department experiences high turnover with the chief's position, but two of the chiefs did resign, ...
  • Chamber replaces administrative assistant Chamber replaces administrative assistant The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently added Melissa Bloom to its staff as administrative assistant. She replaces Krista Maines, who recently moved to the finance-assistant position.Bloom will schedule events such as ribbon cuttings, luncheons and other occasions for members. She also will run the welcome center at the chamber and provide new or potential residents with welcome packets and ...
  • State revenue up 5.5% in July State revenue up 5.5% in July Georgia's net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013, according to Gov. Nathan Deal. Gross tax-revenue deposits for the month totaled $1.95 billion, which was an increase of $101 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to last fiscal year.Changes within the following major tax categories ...
  • Long Co. wreck injures four Long Co. wreck injures four Incident on Rye Patch involved mom, two kids, two teens A wreck Thursday night at the intersection of Rye Patch and Wilkerson roads in Long County sent four people to the hospital, according to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Truman. Truman said that the wreck, which happened around 8:50 p.m., involved a Long County woman driving a Chrysler Pacifica with her two young children inside and two military ...
  • Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 15 Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 15 Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:July 25Criminal trespass - A Hinesville man's son was attempting to force his way into his dad's bedroom. When the officer arrived, the complainant said his son left the area. When the complainant went to sleep that night, his son was not home. He was woken up by his son beating on ...
  • Ludowici advances plan for fast food eatery Ludowici advances plan for fast food eatery Council also votes to keep 9 mill tax rate The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday moved one step closer to securing a McDonald's for the city. Real-estate agent Jimmy Shaken addressed the council on behalf of the proposed location's property buyer. Shaken asked the council to isolate two sections of Mitcham Road adjacent to the land where the restaurant would sit; however, Mayor James Fuller wanted assurance from the ...

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