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New historical marker dedicated in Liberty County

LIBERTY COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - A new historical marker was dedicated Tuesday in Liberty County. The Georgia Historical Society, Waters Foundation Inc., and the Susie King Taylor Women’s Institute and Ecology Center dedicated the new marker outside Midway First Presbyterian Church on Coastal Highway 17.


Hinesville District 5 council seat candidates head to runoff election

HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -In three weeks, voters in Hinesville will decide who will be the next city councilman for District 5. Karl Riles and Bobby Ryon are going head to head in a runoff. While they are rivals competing against each other in this race, they’re also lifelong friends.


Selfies from the cell? Georgia inmate appears to be posting to Facebook from prison

MACON, Ga. — Georgia inmates are forbidden to have cell phones inside prison, but a Macon man convicted in a 2013 murder appears to be posting photos and videos from his jail cell.


Man accused of murdering his mom found guilty

A jury took less than 40 minutes to find Nicholas Sante Bacon guilty of felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault and felony gun possession charges on Tuesday. The trial spanned over two days and included a long list of witnesses.


Georgia House approves Bible electives for public schools

ATLANTA - Public high schools in Georgia could soon have greater freedom to offer courses on Christianity under legislation approved by the state House. Passed by a vote of 122-44 Tuesday, the proposal would allow schools to teach electives on the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.


Former slave Susie King Taylor helped shape Liberty County

Liberty County is filled with incredible history and people, both past and present, who have influenced and shaped the community we know and love today. We have many heroes that have hailed from within our county lines to include Declaration of Independence signers, war heroes, and Civil Rights acti


Family now charged in death of Georgia boy buried in yard

GUYTON, Ga. – Five relatives charged in the death of a Georgia girl now faces charges in the death of her brother as well. The Savannah Morning News reports their father, 50-year-old Elwyn Crocker Sr., their stepmother and three others are each indicted on two charges of felony murder, child cruelty


Car tag switch leads to arrests for drugs, stolen car and gun

A stolen car tag report led Statesboro police to arrest five suspects after officers found a stolen car, a large amount of Ecstasy and a stolen handgun. Friday, a Statesboro Place Circle resident reported someone stole the tag from their vehicle, replacing it with a tag from another state, said Stat


North Georgia car dealer arrested, accused of scamming customers

A North Georgia car dealer was arrested Tuesday following a state investigation into claims he scammed dozens of customers by not reporting his sales, Channel 2 Action News reported.


Savannah Police seek man wanted for aggravated stalking

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Police are asking for the public’s assistance locating a male suspect wanted for aggravated stalking. Detectives are trying to locate 30-year-old Dominique Mutcherson, who is also wanted for contempt of court. They say Mutcherson is known to frequent the area of Pennsy


Man arrested, charged with stealing ambulance in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A man in Georgia has been arrested and charged with stealing an ambulance from a hospital before he was arrested in a drug store break-in. Athens-Clark County police told news outlets that 41-year-old Edward Lee Wessinger is accused of taking an ambulance early Sunday at the St. M


Hinesville Rotary donates $2,000 to disaster relief organization

The Rotary Club of Hinesville made a $2,000 donation to Shelter Box USA during their meeting held March 19 at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites in Flemington. Rotary President Jack Standard presented the check to Shelter Box spokesperson Frank Spears who said he was brought to tears over the generous gift


WATCH: Georgia soldier pulls off incredible surprise for mother, sister at work

DALTON, Ga. - Stories like these will always make us cry, but the heartwarming reunions are worth the tears. A soldier from Dalton pulled off a major surprise for his mother and sister when he showed up at their work Tuesday.


CNT arrests suspect, seizes large quantity of methamphetamine

POOLER, GA (WTOC) -A known methamphetamine dealer in Chatham County is in jail following an operation led by the Chatham-Savannah Narcotics Team and the United States Marshals.