The old adage, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," could be applied to a rise in tax-return related scams being perpetrated across the Southeast, Internal Revenue Service officials say.
A heat advisory is in effect from noon until 8 this evening for 11 counties in southeast Georgia, including Liberty, Bryan and Long, according to Liberty County EMS Director Mike Hodges.
Two people were found stabbed at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center on Charlie Butler Road in Midway, according to Midway Fire Chief Terrell Chipp.
Police are investigating the death of a 47-year-old Savannah man who was found shot in his wrecked pickup on Ogeechee Road after it crashed into the rear of an SUV Tuesday afternoon.
ATLANTA - Lawyers for a Georgia man scheduled to be executed this week have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop it, saying the drug authorities plan to use caused "needless suffering" when it was administered to another death row inmate.
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Bret was moving slowly north-northeast from the Bahamas and forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast, the National Weather Service reported this morning.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will be releasing child abduction and other crime alerts on Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Bryan County Sheriff's Deputy Matthew Elisha Lynn and his wife, Amanda Elise Keelin Lynn, were arrested Monday afternoon following a domestic dispute, according to a Bulloch County Sheriff's Office report.
A second Richmond Hill home caught fire in less than a week. But unlike lightning that struck a house four days before, officials believe the cause of Sunday's fire on Steven Street to be electrical in nature.
Recent crime reports filed with the Bryan County Sheriff's Department included:
ATLANTA - Weather forecasters say more above-average temperatures are in store for Georgia, with a heat advisory issued for much of the state and an excessive heat warning in effect in some southeastern areas.
Rain showers didn't stop fire from destroying a Richmond Hill home Wednesday afternoon after a lightning strike set the house ablaze.
REIDSVILLE - Authorities say two Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers and a fisherman rescued two boys and their father from the Ohoopee River.
FOLKSTON - Fire information officials at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge say the Honey Prairie Fire continues to burn, and a new blaze has been identified.
Among the reports recently filed with the Richmond Hill PD was:
The woman who died early Monday in a five-vehicle accident on I-95 has been identified as Vicki Persons, 62, of McIntosh County, according to GSP Trooper Quincy Melvin
A man endured several hours slogging through a marsh Friday after the boat he was in was swamped by the wake of a larger boat that was passing.
Incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.
Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding an apparently suicidal woman and her 2-year-old son who live in the far southeastern part of that county.
From Richmond Hill Police Department reports.
A woman was killed in a wreck on I-95 Saturday afternoon.
Herbert Lewis, who allegedly shot a man during a home invasion in Walthourville last year, has been arrested and now faces three charges, including two aggravated assault.
Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.
The Richmond Hill Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Timothy Jaskiewicz. He last was seen on Monday, Feb. 16, in the Richmond Hill area and may be driving a dark-red 2002 Toyota Tundra with the Florida tag BDZN21. Anyone who sees Jaskiewicz or knows of his whereabouts should call RHPD Det. Linton at 912-756-2863 or 756-5645.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area for early Thursday.
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