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UPDATE: Man accused of arson in Hinesville gaming businesses denied bond
A man accused of setting fires at two Hinesville businesses was in a Liberty County courtroom on Monday morning. Hinesville Police say 30-year-old Brett Salisbury is charged with two counts of arson and burglary. He was denied bond at his hearing Monday.
Fire prompts apartment evacuation in Hinesville
HINESVILLE, Ga. - Residents of several buildings in the Tattersall Village Apartments, just off of 15th Street In Hinesville, had to evacuate their apartments as a fast approaching woods fire threatened their homes on Sunday.
Grant expands military truck driving training at Savannah Tech
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners and Liberty County Development Authority, working in partnership with Savannah Technical College, have been awarded nearly $60,000 in grant funding through the Defense Community Economic Development Fund to allow expansion of Commercial Truck Driving trainin
Do you know the fire danger for your area?
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - A brush fire that forced the evacuation of some residents at a Hinesville apartment complex on Easter Sunday is reminding area communities that dry conditions and winds can be a dangerous combination.
Long BOE considers JROTC program
The Long County Board of Education were briefed on how the JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) program can improve students’ confidence and teach leadership skills during a regular board meeting April 15. Long County School Superintendent David Edwards said Long County High School did no
Screven couple to be contestants on Monday's broadcast of Wheel of Fortune
It is safe to say that the Dickersons are well-trained to handle pressure considering their occupations. Brett Dickerson is the chief deputy at the Screven County Sheriff’s Office and his wife Alyson is a third grade reading and social studies teacher at Screven County Elementary School.
Finance committee to consider Paulk Park restroom, debris removal contracts
As renovations to Paulk Park in the Arco neighborhood continue, Glynn County’s finance committee is expected to consider the construction of a bathroom in the park. “We budgeted, in this fiscal year, $183,000 for Paulk Park, and we’re taking $93,000 to the finance committee (today) that’s just for t
Hinesville Celebrates 2019 Georgia Cities Week
Updated: April 21, 2019, 10:52 a.m. The City of Hinesville invites residents to celebrate Georgia Cities Week 2019 from April 22 – 27. To commemorate this week, the city will hold a variety of events. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Georgia Cities: True Colors,” highlighting the uni
Suspect arrested for the fire at Jungle Jake's Hobbies and Games
HINESVILLE, Ga. – The Hinesville Fire Department and Hinesville Police Department have made an arrest in the Jungle Jake’s arson case. According to Robert Kitchings, the Hinesville Fire Department Captain, Hinesville police arrested Brett Salisbury, 30, on Friday afternoon without incident for the f
Three indicted for actions during shootout
Three men involved in a December 2018 shootout in a U.S. Highway 17 convenience store parking lot were indicted by a Glynn County grand jury for several felonies. Glynn County police reports following the incident stated Jaquise Gordon pulled a gun — according to the indictment, a Bryco Jennings .38
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill
The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.
'I just bought it': Tree snaps in storm, ruining Hinesville woman's new car
Storm damage in Liberty County included a tree that snapped and fell onto a Hinesville woman's vehicles. (Below: WATCH: Your photos, videos from severe Georgia storm)
Take a look: Storm damage in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - From downed trees to roof damage, a short but powerful storm caused damage in many areas of the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry Friday afternoon. In the Jesup area, a gas pump was blown over, causing a small fire. Video shows the pump sitting on to of a truck, but no injuries ha
Semi truck overturns on causeway during storm
A semitrailer traveling eastbound on the F.J. Torras Causeway was overturned as a strong thunderstorm moved through the area around 12:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicle was draped across the concrete barrier dividing the eastbound and westbound lanes, completely blocking both westbound lanes and one of th
WATCH: Your photos, videos from severe Georgia storm
A severe storm blew through Coastal Georgia Friday. These images and videos were shared by WJCL viewers. (Below: Possible tornado in Rincon) (Below: Storm damage in Hinesville)
Tornado warnings, overturned semis in wake of thunderstorm
Glynn County School officials placed students in sheltered locations at all public schools east of Interstate 95 around 12:30 p.m. Friday, as the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings on the heels of a severe thunderstorm rolling through the county, according to reports.
Arrest made in downtown arson case
Updated: April 19, 2019, 10:06 p.m. An arrest was made Friday in the suspected arson of a downtown Hinesville business. Hinesville city officials have not yet released the name of the suspect.
New break in arson case
The Hinesville Fire Department and Hinesville Police Department have made an arrest in the Jungle Jake’s arson case. According to Hinesville Fire Department Captain, Robert Kitchings the Hinesville Fire and police department arrested 30-year old Brett Salisbury, Friday, April 19 without incident for
A poaching ring in Screven and Effingham Counties dismantled by Georgia DNR
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. and SCREVEN COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) - A poaching ring covering Effingham and Screven Counties has been dismantled by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Classes canceled in Jeff Davis, Bacon & Wayne counties due to possible severe weather
GEORGIA (WTOC) - Classes have been canceled Friday in Jeff Davis, Bacon and Wayne counties due to possible severe weather. All staff must report to work at 8 a.m. in Jeff Davis.