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'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)


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


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.


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.


Wayne County schools closed Friday due to weather

JESUP, Ga. (WSAV) - At least one school district has canceled classes Friday due to the threat of severe weather in the area. On Thursday afternoon, the Wayne County School System posted online that they are canceling school Friday for students. Teachers will attend at their regular time until noon


Hinesville Police looking for suspect after gaming store burglarized

HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) - Hinesville Police are asking for information about a burglary that took place over the weekend at a gaming store. Police say the “Gamers Only” store on West General Screven Way was burglarized. They say a large amount of merchandise related to a game called “Magic the Gatheri


McAlister's Deli opening in Hinesville

Updated: April 19, 2019, 3 p.m. McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, will open its doors in Hinesville at 632 W. Oglethorpe Highway on Monday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. Known for its genuine hospitality, McAlister’s is home to handcrafted sandwiches, always-fresh salads, giant stuffed spuds,


Georgia Southern students participate in interactive soldier experience at Fort Stewart

Georgia Southern University's Department of Rehabilitation Sciences students visited Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield in an effort to get a taste of the interactive soldier demonstrations, while also providing a glimpse into what soldiers have to endure every day on the fort.


They Had Names: Documenting the Enslaved in Liberty County, Georgia - Stacy Cole

In 2017, an enslaver's descendant found his 1841 will naming eleven enslaved African Americans. She started trying to research them, and quickly found the difficulties confronting those seeking their African-American ancestors' stories. When she realized she had access to information they would have


Fort Stewart opens new simulated medical training facility

Fort Stewart soldiers cut the ribbon on a new facility for simulated medical training this week. The mission of the Marne Medical Simulation Training Center is to provide a state-of-the-art facility to ensure medical and non-medical soldiers a venue to learn, adapt and innovate, according to officia


Artists shared creations at Art in the Park

Numerous local artists and crafty individuals displayed their work at Art in the Park this past Saturday in Hinesville’s Bradwell Park downtown. Many of the artists are members of the Melting Pot of Art and the Hinesville Area Arts Council Gallery.


Georgia law enforcement focusing on gang violence

GLENNVILLE, GA (WTOC) - Thursday marks Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Georgia. Over 1,000 officers from all around the state gathered in Glennville to talk about priorities. Governor Brian Kemp and other state leaders were in attendance.


Glynn County Schools preparing for possible bad weather

Glynn County Schools preparing for possible bad weather. Glynn County Schools announced Thursday that due to weather predictions at the time for strong to severe thunderstorms with substantial winds hitting the area around 2:30 p.m. today, school dismissals may be delayed to ensure student and staff


Proud to be a GA Farmer: Brewer Christmas tree farm, Midway

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Christmas is still eight months away, but your family’s Christmas tree could be growing right here in Georgia. WTOC spoke with a farmer in Liberty County who has been growing trees for almost 50 years.


Governor Kemp makes appearance at Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout in Glennville

Glennville, GA(WJCL-TV) — Governor Brian Kemp made a special trip to Glennville Thursday night to show his appreciation for law enforcement in the state. It was a star-studded cookout which included guests like Governor Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue


Drug enforcement unit disbanded in Glynn County for misconduct after internal investigation

An internal investigation uncovered alleged misconduct within the Glynn-Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team, which led to the unit being disbanded. The Glynn County Police Department called in the GBI to investigate after Chief of Staff Brian Scott was notified of reported inappropriate behavior in


Strong storms wreak havoc on Isles

A wave of thunderstorms that ripped across the Southeast U.S. on Friday crashed on the Golden Isles with violent force. The most destructive blow to land in Glynn County happened on the F.J. Torras Causeway, where a semitrailer was overturned by strong winds around 12:30 p.m. as the storms moved thr


Liberty BOC buys land for fire station

Updated: April 19, 2019, 12:01 p.m. Countywide fire protection got a boost Thursday when the Liberty County Board of Commissioners voted to buy property near the intersection of Islands Highway and Fort Morris Road for a fire station.


Commissioners vote to move ahead with Neptune Park tree recommendations

Glynn County Commissioners voted to go ahead with the recommendations of a St. Augustine arborist and trim around a quarter of the limbs from two historic live oak trees in Neptune Park on St. Simons Island.